Big Brother 14 Episode 23 Recap: Pandora’s Box and Jessie Return Again

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Sunday night’s Big Brother 14 gave us the HoH results, a little Christmas treat a la Pandora’s Box and the return of a former houseguest.

At the start of the episode, we were reminded of Britney’s eviction and then watched the endurance Head of Household competition play out. Joe had already fallen before the return of Thursday’s final commercial break. He lasted only two minutes. And for falling first, he was given the punishment of having to hula hoop every time Big Brother tells him to for 24 hours.

Jenn is out next after five minutes.

Then we cut to Dan and Ian making a new Quack Pack deal just before last week’s eviction. Dan says in the Diary Room that he might have made a deal with Frank last week (and has been by Danielle’s side the whole season), but he’s playing a different game this time around. In season 10 he was loyal to Memphis the whole time, but this season he is playing with only himself, he says. So he’s ready to forget his deal with Frank as long as it means he’s covered.

Back to the HoH competition, we get to see Danielle take herself out at the 34-minute mark so she can go throw up. Then Dan takes a fall at 42 minutes. So that leaves just Shane and Ian. Shane is still a little nervous having just voted Britney out because he knows Ian is now out to avenge her. So he’s apprehensive about throwing the HoH to Ian even though his body is not liking the competition.

Ian and Shane finally talk and Ian agrees that the Quack Pack is back and Shane and Danielle are safe. So Shane jumps and Ian becomes the new HoH. Frank is instantly nervous.

Dan’s next Diary Room session features him saying “Sorry Frank” and that he’s heading back to the Quack Pack because he likes them better.

Then we get a little moment between Danielle and Jenn. They’re talking about the Shane and Danielle “nomance” and Danielle is whining about how Shane hasn’t kissed her since the pirate ship competition. Then Jenn tells Danielle that Shane referred to her as his girlfriend even though I’m pretty sure he said “best friend.” But I could be wrong. So now Danielle thinks she and Shane are legally married in at least a few states.

Frank tries to get back in Ian’s good graces and makes some good points for Ian to think on. Ian starts thinking he can easily just put up Joe and Jenn and get Frank out the following week because Frank can’t play in that HoH because of his last veto punishment. Dan is the one who reels Ian in, continuing his quest to go back on the deal he made with Frank last week. It will be Ian with the blood on his hands, though, not Dan.

Ian gets to live a dream when Pandora’s Box returns. Ian gets to have a little Christmas in August/September and gets gifts made just for Ian, like a volcano kit, a telescope and $1,000. Meanwhile, Jessie makes his return for the fifth season in a row, only this time he comes as Jessie Claus.

Jessie gives the HGs the gift of health and takes all their junk food and beer. He leaves them only with health food. So this Pandora’s Box brings no game-changing moves.

At the nomination ceremony, thanks to Dan, Ian sticks to his original plan and puts Frank and Jenn up for nomination. That means Frank’s streak of either being nominated or HoH all season long has continued. Can Frank save himself again or are his days numbered?

If you can’t wait until Wednesday to find out how the veto competition went, those results are already posted and ready for you.


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