Episode: 02 Air date: 2009-07-12 Videos: 0
New Head of Household (HoH) Jessie begins his tenure, with the Athletes clique (Jeff, Russell, Natalie) safe from elimination this week as a result of Jessie being a member of their clique. Lydia tries her best to curry favor with Jessie, but other house members notice her maneuvers. Ronnie goes to Jessie to form an alliance between the Brains and the Athletes to hopefully guarantee their safety for the next few eliminations. Jessie reveals the details of the first food competition, with a new twist that the competition is for more than just food. The three competing cliques - Brains, Offbeats, and Popular - dressed in neon war paint and had to connect pipes of various shapes and sizes to carry a stream of liquid across the game area. The Offbeat and Popular cliques places first and second, respectively, meaning the Brains are the "Have-Nots" this week. They now have to eat Big Brother slop, take cold showers, and sleep in the uncomfortable bedroom. Of the Brains clique, Chima is by far the least happy with the new living situation and makes it known. At the Nomination ceremony, the last two keys left belong to Lydia and Chima, meaning they are up for eviction, though Chima was supposedly nominated as a "pawn" so that the Athletes and Brains can vote out Lydia together.
Episode: 01 Air date: 2009-07-09 Videos: 1
Host Julie Chen introduces the twelve new contestants who will occupy the Big Brother house and compete to be the last resident standing. The contestants learn that they will be divided into four groups, based on typical high school cliques. The "Athletes" group is Jeff (advertising salesman from Chicago), Russell (Mixed Martial Arts fighter), and Natalie (Tae Kwon Do champion). The "Popular" group comprises Laura (bikini model from Georgia), Jordan (waitress from the South), and Braden (surfer from California). The "Brains" are Ronnie (gamer), Michele (married neuroscientist), and Chima (freelance journalist). Finally, the "Offbeat" group includes Lydia (special effects makeup artist with many, many tattoos), Casey (40 year-old 5th grade teacher), and Kevin (bubbly designer). The first Head of Household (HoH) competition involves hanging on to a large wedgie contraption, with the goal being to hang on the longest. But this HoH competition had a brand new twist, as the winning clique receives a fourth member: A cast member from a previous season who immediately becomes HoH. The Athletes win the HoH competition and Jessie from Big Brother 10 joins the cast.