The Best Episodes of Big Brother

Last Updated: Dec 3, 2018

Big Brother, which began in 2000, has become an annual tradition for fans; every summer they are treated to new houseguests, new challenges, and new evictions! Here's how the game works: each week, there is a Head of Household challenge, where all of the players compete for the power in the house. The HoH then nominates two other houseguests for eviction. Several days later, a Power of Veto competition is held, where six players (the HoH, the nominees, and three guests) attempt to win the Golden Power of Veto, which gives the bearer the power to "veto," or cancel, one of the HoH's nominations, forcing the HoH to nominate someone else (other than the Veto bearer) for eviction. Then, in the weekly live eviction, the houseguests vote to send someone out of the house for good. Along the way are Luxury competitions and Food contests (which, if the houseguests do not win, results in Slop for the week), all leading up to the show's finale, where a panel of sequestered jurors vote for a winner, who receives half a million dollars!

BB1 Ep #69

#1 - BB1 Ep #69

Season 1 - Episode 69

The remaining House guests bond as their final day in the Big Brother house approaches.

star 8.33
3 votes
BB3 Ep #32: (Season Finale)

#2 - BB3 Ep #32: (Season Finale)

Season 3 - Episode 32

BARTENDER GETS $500,000 TIP Before the final voting gets underway, Danielle tells Lisa about the moves she made to get herself to the final two. She "puts it all on the table," including telling Lisa that it was her idea to split up the Couples alliance that separated her from Eric. In the Diary Room, Lisa says that when Eric left, part of her left as well, but importantly, a "new part emerged, a part that was ready to play." Danielle talks about how her alliance with Jason needed a third person to work, and that they originally wanted Marcellas, but that they adopted Lisa because Marcellas was too "unstable." As the game was winding down, Lisa says she "saved her strength" for a run to the finals, a run that will hopefully pay off soon. TOGETHER AGAIN… The ten evicted HouseGuests reunite and have their first chance to discuss what happened inside the House. Tonya says that after she left, she heard a lot of the things that were said about her, and was not happy. She singles out Marc

star 8.31
13 votes
Week 10 POV

#3 - Week 10 POV

Season 15 - Episode 30

Amanda melts down after being nominated. Plus, who will win the power of veto and will it be used to save Amanda or McCrae?

star 8.24
41 votes
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Nomination Ceremony #4

#4 - Nomination Ceremony #4

Season 12 - Episode 11

Season 12: Episode 11: Rachel and Kristen Battle it out as the Game Gets Real Andrew’s parting revelation that Kristen and Hayden are in a secret showmance reverberates through the house. On the outside Kristen is acting shocked, but in Diary Room she admits the worst thing she ever could have imagined has come out, and it has come out hard. Hayden is just as shocked -- he was cruising along with his secret alliance the Brigade, plus he had Kristen wrapped around his finger. What does he do now? During the live show, Hayden and Kristen lay into Andrew, telling him that they wouldn’t be that stupid. “Why would I lie?” Andrew asks, remaining calm as Hayden and Kristen keep up their charade. Fellow nominee Kathy is loving it, but not as much as Rachel, who realizes this is a great thing for her and her showmance Brendon. And what’s even better for Rachel’s showmance? Winning Head of Household! “Floaters,” Rachel says, “You better grab a life vest—Kristen!” Rachel then reveals she heard Hayden and Kristen making out last night. Brendon piles on, telling Hayden and Kristen that they are busted. Kristen lashes back, with Hayden backing her up. The insults fly, with Rachel and Kristen calling each other out on their intelligence. From the sidelines Ragan notes that he is not a religious person, but he has been praying for this moment to happen since he entered the house. Britney is also in hog heaven. “The irony that they were in a boxing ring was not lost on me,” Britney says. The attention diverts briefly to Kathy, who hugs Kristen and Hayden as things begin to die down. Rachel is not happy—that kind of behavior shows Kathy is with Kristen and not her. “She is clearly telling me what side she is on,” Rachel says in diary room. Things finally cool off to a point where Brendon can congratulate Rachel. Rachel breaks down, telling Brendon she is so tired of the house coming after them. In the palm bedroom, Enzo, Matt and Lane can’t believe they have once again failed to win the HoH competition, only to be clocked by “Brachel.” Enzo wants Kristen out this week so they can get Hayden back into the game as a Brigade member. Hayden decides to make nice with Rachel and apologizes for saying things in the heat of the moment. Rachel isn’t buying it, and points out during the HoH competition Hayden put her and Brendon against each other. This is all damage control for Hayden, who talks down his showmance. Hayden goes to Kristen, who has curled up in the Cabana room. Rachel comes in, and calmly apologizes for what she said in the heat of the moment. Not only does Kristen reject the apology, but she also reaffirms her belief that Rachel was attacking her and throwing around lies. Rachel can’t believe Kristen took her olive branch and threw it in her face. Hayden is reeling—what is Kristen thinking? Putting on a Good Show Hayden regroups with the Brigade, and lets them know he is still 100 percent aligned with them. Kristen is great, he tells Enzo and Lane, but if she has to go, she has to go. The conversation is cut short for Rachel’s HoH suite reveal. Kristen opts not to take part, but Enzo and Britney both put on a great show of being interested. “Who wants to see your HoH room?” Britney says in mock excitement in the Diary Room. “Nobody! We’d rather hang ourselves! But who is most excited? Me!” Rachel comes out of the Diary Room dressed as a sexy cop, and orders everyone into the living room. The monitor comes on, and the HouseGuests are shocked to see Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg on the screen! They announce the winner of this week’s luxury competition will get a special screening of their new buddy cop comedy, The Other Guys, which premieres August 6. The HouseGuests quickly break into teams of three and head outside, where the backyard has been turned into a huge urban street scene complete with crime scene tape and police cars, which sheriff Kathy notes is “her world.” The first team—Lane, Matt and Britney—strap themselves into a huge plastic cop car and rush their way through the obstacle course, with Lane leading the way and Britney fighting to keep up. The second team, Kathy, Kristen and Ragan, struggle more, with Ragan noting that having Kathy on your team is nothing but dead weight! The third team, Enzo, Brendon and Hayden, plow through the course and dominate the luxury competition. Rachel announces that she will join the winning team for the screening of “The Other Guys.” But the game quickly comes back into play, with Britney working Rachel as they share a bath together and Kathy making her way up to the HoH to make her case for why she should not be nominated this week. “What happens between you and Kristen,” Kathy says, “That’s something you need to settle.” She notes she is not a threat and could be a reliable vote for Brendon or Rachel in the jury house. Hayden tries to get Kristen to go talk to the HoH, but Kristen resists. Kristen finally relents and makes her way up to the HoH suite, where she and Rachel once again get into it. Things stay mostly in control, with Kristen saying she never wanted to go after Brendon or Rachel. Brendon comes up and checks in with Rachel, who is now confused about who to nominate. Brendon can’t believe Rachel is such a sucker for Kristen’s emotional game. And the Nominees are… It’s time for Rachel to make her nominations. Kathy is nervous about where she stands with the HoH, but when all the keys are pulled, Hayden and Kristen find themselves on the chopping block. “You’re gunning for me and Brendon, so bring it on,” Rachel warns. “Be careful what you wish for,” Kristen says in Diary Room. Lane notes Hayden better not mess this up, while Brendon wonders why Rachel can’t play nice. So who will win the Power of Veto, and will they save Hayden or Kristen from eviction. Find out Tuesday, August 3 at 8pm ET/PT on BIG BROTHER on CBS!

star 8.22
18 votes
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#5 - Finale

Season 11 - Episode 30

In the first ever 2-hour season finale, one houseguest is crowned the winner and awarded $500,000, and all the houseguests are reunited for the first time. Also, Julie reveals which houseguest America chose as their favorite and awards the lucky juror $25,000.

star 8.22
23 votes
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Week 1 Eviction/Week 2 HOH

#6 - Week 1 Eviction/Week 2 HOH

Season 15 - Episode 4

It's the first live episode of the season and one of three Houseguests up for eviction will be sent packing.

star 8.21
57 votes
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Live Eviction #6; HoH Competition #7; Nomination Ceremony #7; PoV Comp #7; Veto Ceremony #7; Live Eviction #7

#7 - Live Eviction #6; HoH Competition #7; Nomination Ceremony #7; PoV Comp #7; Veto Ceremony #7; Live Eviction #7

Season 14 - Episode 19

In this very special edition of Big Brother, the double eviction show returns. First, the HouseGuests must choose to evict either Jenn or Mike "Boogie" after Head of Household, Shane, put up Jenn following Frank's pulling himself off the block as the veto winner.After the first live eviction of the evening, the show speeds up and a full week of Big Brother plays out in the final 45 minutes of the episode.

star 8.19
27 votes
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Week 4 Eviction/Week 5 HOH

#8 - Week 4 Eviction/Week 5 HOH

Season 15 - Episode 13

Three girls are nominated for eviction and the claws are coming out on tonight's live episode.

star 8.17
46 votes
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Week 3 Nominations

#9 - Week 3 Nominations

Season 15 - Episode 8

The new HOH chooses two people for eviction and the house is divided between two big alliances.

star 8.16
55 votes
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Week 3 Eviction/Week 4 HOH

#10 - Week 3 Eviction/Week 4 HOH

Season 15 - Episode 10

Aaryn, Spencer and Jeremy are up on the block. Whichever Houseguest goes home, the house wins. Plus a new HOH is crowned.

star 8.16
51 votes
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BB1 Ep #12

#11 - BB1 Ep #12

Season 1 - Episode 12

The first House guest is evicted from the Big Brother House.

star 8.14
7 votes
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Week 3 POV

#12 - Week 3 POV

Season 15 - Episode 9

A new MVP is in the house and there is a new house guest up for eviction. Plus, will the power of veto be used on one of the three nominees?

star 8.13
52 votes
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Week 1 POV

#13 - Week 1 POV

Season 15 - Episode 3

Tensions rise in the Big Brother house as McCrae faces the backlash of the two houseguests he nominated for eviction and America chooses the first Big Brother MVP who also nominates a houseguest. Also, the houseguests compete for the power of veto which could change everything. Marcela Valladolid from the CBS show "The American Baking Competition" guest-stars.

star 8.13
61 votes
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Week 10 Nominations

#14 - Week 10 Nominations

Season 15 - Episode 29

Will the power shift as a new Head of Household is crowned? Plus, will 'McCranda' continue to run the game?

star 8.13
46 votes
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Week 2 Nominations

#15 - Week 2 Nominations

Season 15 - Episode 5

The results of the HOH are in. The new HOH chooses two people for eviction and new alliances are made.

star 8.10
60 votes
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Week 4 POV

#16 - Week 4 POV

Season 15 - Episode 12

The house guests find out who America voted for as the third nominee for eviction. Plus, they get down and dirty in a fight for the veto.

star 8.06
52 votes
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Week 4 Nominations

#17 - Week 4 Nominations

Season 15 - Episode 11

As Judd nominates two Houseguests for eviction, tensions run high and two Houseguests begin to turn on each other. Also, a new showmance begins to blossom.

star 8.04
54 votes
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Week 2 Eviction/Week 3 HOH

#18 - Week 2 Eviction/Week 3 HOH

Season 15 - Episode 7

Another houseguest is eliminated as the remaining houseguests gear up for the next HoH competition.

star 8.03
60 votes
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Eviction #9

#19 - Eviction #9

Season 16 - Episode 26

Either Cody or Zach will be evicted, and the jurors battle to return to the Big Brother game!

star 8.03
65 votes
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Head of Household #8, Battle of the Block #7, Nominations #8

#20 - Head of Household #8, Battle of the Block #7, Nominations #8

Season 16 - Episode 21

The fallout from the double eviction blows up the house, and two new Heads of Household have their nominees fight to survive in the most dramatic Battle of the Block yet!

star 8.01
78 votes
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BB1 Ep #5

#21 - BB1 Ep #5

Season 1 - Episode 5

After the results are revealed, a debate about who voted for who occurs.

star 8.00
11 votes
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BB1 Ep #13

#22 - BB1 Ep #13

Season 1 - Episode 13

Brittany instigates drama by telling Eddie that Jamie might have feelings for him, even though he has a girlfriend.

star 8.00
5 votes
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Double Eviction

#23 - Double Eviction

Season 7 - Episode 24

Big Brother packs a whole week of activity into this single episode, with an eviction, the HoH Competition, the PoV Competition and a second eviction.

star 8.00
22 votes
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BB1 Ep #7

#24 - BB1 Ep #7

Season 1 - Episode 7

The banishment process begins when two people are nominated to go home.

star 8.00
10 votes
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Power of Veto Competition #8; Veto Ceremony #8

#25 - Power of Veto Competition #8; Veto Ceremony #8

Season 14 - Episode 21

After Frank won the Head of Household competition and Ian found a golden veto ball after Frank opened Pandora's Box, Frank put up Dan and Danielle on the block. The two nominees, the HoH and three other HouseGuests must now vie for the Power of Veto. Meanwhile, Dan attempts to influence Ian to use the veto ball to save him if Dan doesn't win the PoV Competition.

star 8.00
33 votes
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