Instead of sneaking away to gather his Big Brother Airlines card and potential Round Trip golden ticket Paul Abrahamian made a splash of this season’s latest twist and soon we had every Houseguest waiting in line for their turn at the super secret, hidden twist. Oops. Now one of these twelve Houseguests has the magic card in his or her hands and tonight we’ll see the first card in the series revealed.

Paulie tries to sniff out his ticket

Aside from the opportunity to walk back in to the house, we have very few details on this Round Trip twist other than when Julie Chen introduced the secret room during last week’s live show. Now we’re getting ready to hear from her again and the episode is sure to feature the hunt and discovery of the secret room. Of course the real question is which Houseguest has the magic ticket.

There were twelve envelopes to select from within the Paris themed room and everyone had a chance to choose their own card, except for Michelle who was left with no choice but the only card remaining. Paul entered first and Victor was second. Everything after that was off camera so we don’t know for sure except for any discussions among the Houseguests over their selection order.

Inside eleven of the envelopes is a “one way” ticket right on out the way they were heading, but the twelfth card is a “round trip” ticket and will send that HG right back in to the game following their interrupted eviction.

Houseguests are not allowed to open their cards on their own but instead must await their possible eviction for Julie Chen to tear open the envelope. Anyone who tampers with their card to possibly sneak a peek will have their card voided and tampering with another’s card should share a similar punishment. This way no one knows who has the ticket. At least no one inside the house.

All of the “Big Brother Airlines” envelopes were numbered which means production has known from the start who holds the power to return to the game if evicted. There are of course going to be “rigged!” accusations but with the HGs making their own choices and holding on to their cards there’s no chance for that to happen. Every one of the Houseguests will have a one in twelve chance of discovering the “Round Trip” ticket. So please, spare us the baseless accusations no matter what happens tonight.

We don’t even know how long this twist will last, but last week Julie Chen said, “this secret room will only be in play for the next four weeks.” She did not say this twist will only be in play for four weeks though. In that case it’d be possible that we’d be all the way down to finale night with the F3’s evictee getting to open an envelope. That doesn’t seem like a good idea. I’m expecting we’ll get clarification on just how long this will run and the cut off point for the last card.

The twist is playing out well inside the house as this week’s target knows his chances are not great for a return, but it’s still enough to worry some of the other Houseguests who fear Frank could be right back in the game after all their efforts this week.

If tonight’s evictee’s card is the Round Trip then we’re probably bumping out the Jury cut another week since it doesn’t appear to have started yet. Those HGs desperate to make the cut for some extra guaranteed stipends this summer just can’t catch a break!

So who has the Golden “Round Trip” Ticket? Only production knows right now. Is it rigged? No. It’s basic math. 1:12 odds here. Every one of the HGs has the same chance of getting to go back in.

Who do you hope has the special card? Do you hope the twist ends before it’s used? Should be fun to watch play out and it all starts with tonight’s show!




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