Big Brother 15 Episode 26 Recap: Judd Returns And Elissa Trumps Amanda


We were treated to our first power shift in weeks on Sunday’s episode of Big Brother 15. Judd won his way back into the house and Elissa won the Head of Household key, causing Aaryn, McCranda and Andy (also known as 3 AM) to do some nice squirming.

The episode opened with the Head of Household competition under way. Also under way is the returning jury member contest. And we get DRs from Amanda and Andy saying they are not happy about the jury member returning.

We then cut to right after Helen was evicted. The only person who cares is Elissa. Amanda is bragging about getting another one out and Spencer is bragging about escaping eviction after being on the block six times.

Back at the HOH competition, we’ve got McCrae now whining about the jury member returning. And of course we get to see Spencer and McCrae fall at exactly the same time. After only 20 minutes.

Helen does the best thing she’s done all season and feeds game information to Candice, Jessie and Judd. And then Andy falls out of the game.


Jessie is the first jury member to fall. So she takes the opportunity to let Amanda name how much she hates her. All Amanda can say is “What did I do?” I wonder, Amanda. Helen is the next juror out of the game. It’s not long until Candice follow Helen off the wall. So Judd is the juror member back in the game. Judd doesn’t last in the competition much longer, through. He falls and left in the game are Elissa, Amanda and GinaMarie.

Elissa catches her tenth ball and becomes the new Head of Household.

After Elissa’s win, Judd and Elissa patch up his untimely exit. He explains why he didn’t want to hug her when he was blindsided. He tells her that he knows Helen plotted it and he just presumed Elisa had a hand in it. She explains she didn’t and their slate is clean.

Meanwhile, Aaryn is already crying about the possibility of her going up. And Amanda tries to get to work on Elissa. But Elissa is already planning on putting McCrae and Aaryn up. So Amanda and McCrae start panicking hard. And no matter how hard they try, Elissa isn’t budging on her plan.

Amanda has a totally human moment for the first time in weeks and admits that she has no control over Elissa’s HOH and she feels defeated. One would almost feel sorry for Amanda. ALMOST.

Elissa continues to refuse to budge and Amanda and McCrae continue to fight. And Elissa admits that she wants everyone to be scared because that’s how she’s felt since week one.

Judd and Elissa realize that they’re both alone and they decide to team up. They shake on it but it’s not as official as alliances with stupid names.

Aaryn, after nearly poisoning herself with fingernail polish remover, decides to check in with Elissa. She tries to convince her to get Amanda out instead of herself. She tells her that she wants to be in the game so bad. Elissa’s response: “You want to be here so bad to play the game for Amanda?”

In the end, Elissa sticks to her original plan and nominates Aaryn and McCrae.



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