Big Brother 21 Episode 9 Recap: Diamond POV Makes A Return (Kind Of)

The Big Brother 21 houseguests played the final Whacktivity Comp on Sunday night’s episode and with it came a power not seen in the Big Brother house since Big Brother 12. The Diamond Power of Veto has made its return to the game, but there are a few differences.

The episode picks up right after Kemi’s eviction and Nick’s Head of Household win. And tensions are high. Bella and Nick are upset with Kemi’s eviction speech and there’s a rogue vote unaccounted for. Jackson is immediately trying to say that the rogue vote for Jessica was Nicole. Even though it was him, of course.

Kemi is called to the diary room and Bella stops her to call her out over what she said during her eviction speech. And things get heated very fast. To say the two are no longer friends is an understatement. We even get the intense fight music. Not the BB8 Evel Dick music, but sill.

Jackson then tells Jack that he as the one who voted to evict Jessica. Jack says he’s diabolical, but I mean it’s not like Nicole wasn’t already on the bottom of everything so I’m not sure why trying to pin a vote on her would make someone a mastermind, but go off. And Nicole knows it’s going to be blamed on her anyway. But Nick and Bella actually think that the vote was Jackson. They actually believe Nicole and think that Jackson seems paranoid and is mentioning Nicole’s name too much. Nick says he doesn’t want to put Nicole up.

It’s time for the next Whacktivity Comp! Analyse, Nick, Jessica and Christie are playing in the final comp. For this competition, they have to move around thousands of cockroaches to decipher a message.

And Christie easily wins it! But what is her power? She heads off to the Diary Room to find out. And it’s a Diamond Power of Veto. Only this time it can be used anonymously. But that’s not the other difference. This power, when activated, allows the veto holder to turn the veto into the Diamond Power of Veto, which lets that person take down one nominee and make their own replacement nominee. So it sounds like it’s not like a spare veto like in the past. Christie has to actually win a veto herself to turn it into one or she can turn someone else’s veto into one, which doesn’t let her make the new nominee. She explained it as when she activates it it turns a regular veto into a DPOV.

Meanwhile, Kemi lets Nicole know that Bella told her that Christie overheard Cliff talking about the alliance Nicole, Cliff and Ovi are in. Nicole them lets Cliff know.

After that talk with Kemi, Nicole is a little concerned about her safety this week, so she decides to go talk to Nick and Bella. Nicole tells them that Jackson was hinting to her about putting up Nick and Bella. This doesn’t have an immediate impact, but it will later. So stay tuned …

At the nomination ceremony, Nick goes with his original plan and nominates Cliff and Jessica. Nick says he thought it would just be easier to nominate people who have already been on the block. Nick lets us know that he was really close to putting up Jack and Jackson (he wasn’t, really, as Live Feed watchers know).

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