‘Big Brother 18’ Special Episode On Friday – Update: Ziggy Marley Performs & Jessie Returns To Host Comp| August 17, 2016 at 10:25 AM EST
CBS has scheduled another bonus Friday night episode of Big Brother 18 but so far other than announcing the episode will happen there have yet to be any details as to what’s going on.
Update: Former HG Jessie has revealed what Friday’s show will feature. Details below.
The last time we got to see Big Brother on a Friday night was just a few weeks ago when the Battle Back special episode featured the first
four five evictees facing off in four comps for a chance to get back in the game. It actually turned out to be an awesome episode with very exciting competitions. So what are they doing this time around?
You’ll notice that Julie Chen gave no other details about Friday’s pending episode, which will air at 8/7c and we’ll be covering live here on the site. That suggests to me they might not yet know what it’ll be. Well, I’m guessing now they do, but on Thursday night I bet they didn’t.
This Friday will be the day after the Round Trip ticket twist ends. Should this week’s evictee not have the Round Trip in his envelope then we’ll have four Jury members at that point. (Assuming Paulie doesn’t quit like he’s threatening.) Remember the last time we had this episode it was a Battle Back with the evicted HGs. Hmm.
Houseguests have speculated another Juror could come back and that is possible, but we’d need another Double Eviction along the way. Fine by me. DE’s are crazy. Otherwise with no returnee and no DE to balance it out we’d reach three HGs left in the game on September 15th, the week before the finale. So this could work.
Something else going on to support the chance of another episode featuring a series of competitions is the fact that the backyard went on lockdown as of this morning. HGs are trapped inside and they don’t know for how long (neither do we, of course). Last time things went on lockdown like this they were building that massive pyramid set up for the final Battle Back stage and subsequent HoH competition that followed soon after.
Update: Houseguests received a surprise announcement on the Feeds that Ziggy Marley would be performing for them Monday night in the backyard and in a country fair theme so maybe carnival games or things of the sort. We do not know if this is related to the Friday show.
Update 2: Jessie Godderz, Mr. Pec-tacular, has announced Friday’s episode will be a special competition show with a county fair theme like we heard from the HGs. At least one of the competitions, if there are more than one, is the dunk tank so you’d think Corey, a baseball pitcher, would win that one, right? From HG talks it sounds like he didn’t pull through on that.
So they filmed this on Monday night and it will feature both Corey and Paulie, one of which will be voted out on Thursday night. Would they air an entire episode featuring one of these two guys if they were going to be gone by then? Also, there were supposedly game advantages for the next HoH comp available to win during these carnival comps. Does that mean CBS is prepared to see them back in the next round or are they going to risk having an evicted player featured in the latest timeline and potentially winning advantages that they wouldn’t be around to use? Not impossible, but gives you pause, right?
Update 3: CBS released their own announcement confirming what we already knew about Ziggy Marley performing:
BIG BROTHER is throwing the ultimate summer bash with a county fair themed special episode, Friday, August 19 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Houseguests will have the opportunity to compete for prizes, perks and power, and seven-time Grammy-winning reggae artist Ziggy Marley stops by to surprise the houseguests with a performance of his single “Weekend’s Long,” from his new self-titled sixth studio album.
HONORED 2 Announce…
FRIDAY, I return home 2 @CBSBigBrother!
— Mr. PEC-Tacular™ (@MrPEC_Tacular) August 17, 2016