The Big Brother 18 Secret Room twist has now run its course for all remaining Houseguests after the hidden passage was revealed and everyone took a turn heading inside to collect their Big Brother Airlines ticket that could end up sending them on a round trip.

James and Natalie enjoy an evening in Paris

Last night the HGs received an alert to search for clues around the house and that soon led them to the secret tunnel, a Paris themed room, and a chance to return to the game if evicted.

Starting around 4:18 PM BBT 7/25 the Houseguests found messages on the main room screen telling them “clues are all around” and the hunt was on. Soon Paul figured out the key was to dial “PARIS” on the upstairs phone and at 5:40 PM BBT Paul disregarded instructions to wait until no one was around and dashed inside the red-lit passageway.

Inside Paul found the room we shared last week along with instructions on how this new Big Brother twist would work. It wasn’t a case of one and done. Instead twelve envelopes awaited the visitors, one for each of the remaining Houseguests. Had Paul managed to be the only one in with no one seeing he might have prevented others from finding it, but realistically the system was simple enough and the rest would have been there soon enough.

Paul did get the chance to be the first HG to pick from the 12 cards, one of which holds a “Round Trip” ticket back in to the house. HGs aren’t allowed to open their envelopes but rather will hand it over to Julie if/when evicted and it’ll be opened then to reveal either a “one way” ticket off to home/Jury or a boomerang ride back inside the house. No one will know until they are evicted. If anyone opens a card before being evicted then it’s voided.

Remember that Julie Chen said the twist would be active for the next four weeks, which I thought meant the room would be available for discovery over the next few weeks, but may actually mean the expiration on the envelopes. Only the next few evictions may fall under the blanket of this twist. We do not know and must await additional details from Big Brother.

Either way all the Houseguests have now collected a card and will await their fate. We only got to see Paul, Victor, and Michelle inside the room for the card picks. Victor went in second (6:07 PM BBT) before the Feeds cut to Fish before returning for the last visitor. Michelle was the last to enter and later cried about that after a long, stressful day. You can watch her climb back out of the hidden room at 6:41 PM BBT last night.

So far the room hasn’t been closed up yet. James and Natalie spent some quiet time hiding inside there which is pretty neat. I hope Big Brother leaves it for them until the space is needed for anything else.

What do you think of this new Big Brother Airlines twist? Who do you want to get the round trip ticket back inside the game?




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