Big Brother 7: All-Stars is the seventh season of the United States
reality television series Big Brother. It aired on CBS from July 6 to
September 12, 2006. Julie Chen continued as host as she had in previous
Although the rules remained basically the same, the 14 contestants
chosen had all appeared in previous seasons of the show.
Selection of HouseGuests
On June 21, 2006, CBS aired a preview episode offering 20 former
contestants from all six previous seasons as candidates for this season.
The 20 finalists would be able to campaign for themselves on the internet
to garner public support. After the preview show, internet voting opened
to the public with the promise that the top six vote getters would enter
the house and another six would be chosen by the producers. On the first
episode, Julie Chen announced that due to the high volume of voting, CBS
decided to admit the top four male and top four female vote-getters, as
well as six producer-chosen contestants, raising the total cast from
twelve to fourteen. The 20 finalists lined up outside the house and Julie
announced the results, with the 14 selected HouseGuests entering the house
immediately. The premiere episode scored 7.69 million viewers, down from
the previous year's average for the show.
Broadcasts and features
Companion internet talk show House Calls returned for this season.
Former co-anchor Marcellas Reynolds was a contestant this season, so
co-anchor Gretchen Massey hosted the show with a new guest each week. Each
Friday, the evicted HouseGuest appeared on the show. Similar to earlier
seasons of the show, 24/7 feeds were available for a small fee on CBS'
Additionally, a mobile package was introduced this season. Fans could
text a code to a number displayed during the show to become "Mobile
Pack" subscribers. For a small fee, they would receive daily video
and text alerts about events in the house as well as exclusive "Diary
Room" interview footage not available anywhere else. They also were
able to download ringtones and wallpapers for their phones. This service,
titled "Big Brother Goes Mobile." was an Emmy finalist for
Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Television.
The last remaining HouseGuest wins $500,000. The runner-up receives
$50,000. It was also revealed after the finalists had been determined that
a member of the Jury, as decided by America, will win an additional prize
of $25,000, in a contest similar to Survivor: America's Tribal Council.
This year's house's theme is "A House of Extremes". There are
large neon flames in the lounge, gothic design features such as gargoyles,
and in one bedroom, there is a tarantula cage. For the first time, the
house has a billiards table. Definitions of the words love, hate,
alliance, trust, honesty, deceit and loyalty are printed on the walls. The
house keeps last year's two-story idea, with a large Head of Household
room whose decor changes with its occupant. The spy screen has also been
saved, though there has not been much discussion of its use or usefulness.
Famous Big Brother artifacts hang on the walls, such as Hardy's
toothbrush, with which Shannon scrubbed the toilet in Season 2, the Power
of Veto Marcellas did not use in season 3, Marcellas's gnome Boo, the
shirt of the mime from season four,the X-Factor statue from season 4, a
portrait of Adria (representing season 5's Twin Twist) Howie's lightsaber
from season 6, and the nomination keys of all the previous winners (a key
for Eddie McGee was produced especially for the display because there were
never any keys during the inaugural season).
A new Coup d'état feature was announced at the end of the August 3
episode, in which HouseGuests can possibly take away the Head of Household
power from the current holder by replacing his or her nominations at a
moment's notice, excluding the veto holder and head of household. The
winner of this power, Mike Malin, only had 3 evictions to use it; however,
he could not use it in the end, as he opted not to use the power for two
weeks, and became the Head of Household the third week.
George - from season 1
George Boswell, nicknamed Chicken George, was a roofer from Rockford,
Illinois. After his time on the show, George quit the roofing business and
began doing promotion jobs for the Tropicana Resort & Casino in Las
Vegas, Nevada. At one point in the show, he tried to encourage his fellow
housemates to walk-out in protest the show's rules. In 2006, George moved
into the Big Brother: All Stars house, but was evicted in the eighth
Mike - from season 2
Mike "Boogie" Malin is a bar owner from Los
Angeles, CA He was evicted in week 4 by a vote of 4-1. He memorably
proposed to Krista during the show's final episode. Malin was a member of
the Chilltown alliance. He would later return in 2006 for Big Brother: All
Stars, where he became the eventual champion.
Will - from season 2
Will Kirby is a physician from Miami, FL. Known as
"Dr. Will" and a member of Chilltown alliance, his strategy was
to combine charm with lies. Despite being nominated four times, his
strategy worked and Will was crowned champion of Big Brother 2, defeating
Nicole by a final vote of 5-2. In 2006, he appeared on Big Brother: All
Stars, where he finished in fourth place.
Danielle - from season 3
Danielle Reyes is a media buyer from Fairfield, CA She
is married and has two children. She was declared the runner-up of the
season on day 82 and won $50,000 USD, losing to Lisa Donahue in a 9-1
vote. This result sparked criticism from some fans who felt that Danielle
lost the game purely on her entries in the Diary Room, where she often
spoke about her fellow houseguests in a mocking and critical manner. The
following season, the jury house was introduced, perhaps because of
Danielle's loss. Early on in the game, Danielle teamed up with Jason in a
strong but very secretive alliance. The alliance almost took them to the
final 2, but they failed to win the final Head of Household prompting Lisa
to evict Jason. Jason was Danielle's only vote in the final. In 2006,
Danielle accepted an offer to appear on Big Brother 7: All Stars, where
she claimed she was seeking redemption for her Big Brother 3 loss. She
Marcellas - from season 3
Marcellas Reynolds is in his 30s and from Chicago, IL. On season 3 he was evicted
on day 69 in a 2-1 vote. Marcellas hosted House Calls: The Big Brother
Talk Show, an Internet talk show that was available at CBS.com. Marcellas
returned on Big Brother 7: All Stars in 2006.
Alison - from season 4
Alison Irwin (born August 7, 1980, in Pennsylvania) was a 22-year-old
retail sales manager from Meadville, Pennsylvania. Her ex-boyfriend Justin
Giovinco appeared on the show with her as part of the X-Factor twist. She
was announced the runner-up of the season on day 82, losing to winner Jun
Song in a 6-1 jury vote. Alison received $50,000 USD for being the
runner-up of the season. In 2004, Alison appeared on The Amazing Race 5
with her boyfriend, Donald Patrick. She was also chosen to appear on Big
Brother 7: All Stars in 2006. She was the first one evicted on Day
Erika - from season 4
Erika Landin (born December 5, 1970) was a 33-year-old Pilates
instructor from Los Angeles, California. Her ex-boyfriend Robert Roman
appeared on the show with her as part of the X-Factor twist. She was
evicted on day 68 in a 1-0 vote. Erika was chosen to compete in Big
Brother 7: All Stars in 2006, where she was the runner up and received
$50,000, although after the All Stars finale, Erika quickly found out that
she was being played by fellow houseguest, Mike "Boogie" Malin
(Big Brother 2). Although many people believed that she was also playing
Diane - from season 5
Diane Henry (born March 1, 1982, in Euless, Texas) is a 22-year-old
cocktail waitress from Burlington, Kentucky. Diane finished in third
place, being evicted on Day 78. Diane was later chosen to be a contestant
in Big Brother 7, but was the fourth evicted.
Jase - from season 5
Zach "Jase" Wirey is a 28-year-old volunteer firefighter from
Decatur, Illinois. His real name is Zach, with Jase only being his stage
name. He was evicted on Day 42. Jase was later a contestant in Big Brother
7: All-Stars, but was evicted in Week 3, on July 27, 2006.
Nakomis - from season 5
Jennifer Jeannene "Nakomis" Dedmon (born April 25, 1983, in
Houston, Texas) is a 21-year-old restaurant waitress from San Antonio,
Texas. She was later a contestant in Big Brother 7: All-Stars, but was
evicted in Week 2. "Nakomis" is a nickname she got when she was
15. It means "daughter of the moon".
Howie - from season 6
Howie Gordon (born January 7, 1971, in Chicago, Illinois) who called
himself "Jedi Howie" or "Hurricane Howie". Howie and
Rachel were secret partners, being best friends. Howie finished in fifth
place, being evicted in week 10 (a double eviction week) by a vote of 2-1.
Howie was selected to return in 2006 as a contestant on Big Brother: All
James - from season 6
James Rhine (born December 6, 1975 in Miami, Florida) was a loss
prevention manager (although he lied about his occupation to the
HouseGuests). James and Sarah were secret partners, as they were dating.
He finished in seventh place when he was evicted in week nine by a vote of
4-0. James returned in 2006 for Big Brother: All Stars, where he finished
seventh once again.
Janelle - from season 6
Janelle Pierzina (born January 10, 1980, in Grand Rapids, Minnesota) is
a VIP cocktail waitress from Miami Beach. Janelle and Ashlea were secret
partners, being ex-roommates. She finished third, being evicted in the
final week by Head of Household Ivette, who cast the only vote.
Janelle returned the next year for Big Brother: All Stars, where she
placed third once again. She also won the $25,000 jury prize at the BB7
finale. She returned to host a Power of Veto competition in Big Brother 8,
The Janelle-O-Vision, and was Season 6's representative in a food
competition celebrating 10 years of Big Brother in Season 10.
Kaysar - from season 6
Kaysar Ridha (born August 10, 1980, in Baghdad, Iraq) is a graphic
designer from Irvine, California. He was the first Muslim contestant on
the show. Kaysar and Michael were secret partners, being neighbours and
friends. He was first evicted in week five by a vote of 7-1. Dubbed as one
of the "most popular contestants ever" on Big Brother, he was
voted back into the house after 82% of voters in an "America's
Choice" poll selected him over Eric and Michael to return.
However, Kaysar was evicted again just two weeks later (the same week
he returned to the house), by a vote of 7-0.
He returned for Big Brother 7: All-Stars in 2006.
- On Day 1, fourteen HouseGuests entered the Big Brother
house. Originally there were supposed to be 12, but the
producers decided to add two more. There were four HouseGuests
from season six, three from season five, two each from season
two, season three, and season four and one from season one.
- Alison & Danielle came up with the idea that if Jase
were to not agree with Janelle, she would be put up and get
voted out because of her alliance and skill. Jase did not
agree and both HoH's decided to nominate Alison and Danielle
- Rules for the veto competition changed this season. Only the
HoH, nominees and three other players picked from a random
draw could compete. Since there were two HoH's in the first
week only two random players were picked instead of three.
- Janelle chose not to use the Power of Veto.
- The early campaigning went in favor of Danielle, with the
Season 6 alliance backing her, and most of the others not
wanting to become targets. However, Will, Mike, Nakomis, and
Diane decided that Alison would be more effective in attacking
Season 6, and slowly worked Marcellas and Erika around to
their side by Day 8. (Although they were on friendly terms
with Season 6, neither was happy to be on the outside of the
stronger four-person alliance core, and Marcellas carried
lingering enmity towards Danielle for the events of Season 3,
while Erika was approached by Alison to bury their grievances
from Season 4, and was also in a pre-existing alliance with
Mike.) At this point, it seemed likely Alison would stay, but
when Big Brother clarified the rules on a tie vote on Day 9
(if the two Heads of Household did not agree on how to break
the tie [Janelle supported Danielle, but Jase was campaigning
for Alison], the Veto Holder [Janelle] would break the tie),
it became clear that six solid votes would be needed to evict
Danielle, and most of the voters decided to play it safe and
vote along with the Season 6 alliance.
- On Day 11, Alison was evicted by a vote of 8 to 2. Only
Diane and Nakomis voted to evict Danielle.
- HoH: "Falling Stars; On Day 1, seven HouseGuests
took turns swinging a boulder attached to a rope at the seven
HouseGuests standing on pedestals on a giant wheel. A
HouseGuest was eliminated upon falling off the pedestal. The
last HouseGuest remaining on a pedestal in each of the two
heats won the competition. Jase & Janelle were the last
two standing and were crowned co-HoH's.
- PoV: "One Man's Trash is Another Man's
Veto"; On Day 5, Jase, Janelle, Alison, Danielle, Kaysar,
and George had to dig through trash heaps from past seasons of
Big Brother while covered in fish chum and peanut
butter and jelly sandwiches. The first player to find six veto
symbols and place them in their tray wins. Janelle was the
first player to find the six veto symbols and won.
- Kaysar nominated Diane and Nakomis after promising Will and
Mike he planned on weeding out the floaters.
- Big Brother Slop is introduced as the replacement for PB&J
sandwiches. Danielle, Howie, James, Nakomis, Janelle, and
Marcellas lost the week's food competition and were restricted
to slop for the week.
- Erika won the PoV and chose not to use it.
- On Day 18, Nakomis was evicted by a vote of 8 to 2. Only
Janelle and Will voted to evict Diane.
- HoH: "Alison Rules". The HouseGuests had to
answer true-or-false questions about Alison's, the recent
evictee, opinions. Those who answered correctly stayed in the
competition while those who answered incorrectly were
eliminated, unless everyone got a question wrong. Kaysar was
the last standing and became the Head of Household, much to
- After Kaysar became the new Head of Household, Howie
became ecstatic running around the backyard in
celebration. The censors missed a barely audible James
telling Howie to "calm it the fuck down".
- Food: "Slop Till You Drop"; On Day 12, the
HouseGuests were introduced Big Brother Slop as the
replacement for PB&J sandwiches. Contestants were divided
into two teams of three pairs each. Each pair were tied to
each other and had to bob for fake rats in troughs of slop.
The team with the most rats after the time limit won the food
competition. The losing team would have to eat slop for the
entire week. The winning team was Diane, Mike, George, Jase,
Will, and Erika.
- PoV: "Big Brother Golf Classic"; On Day 13,
Kaysar, Diane, Nakomis, Will, Erika, and James were given over
sized golf clubs and had to hit oversized golf balls into a
certain "zone". Depending on the "zone"
where their golf balls landed they had to add or remove
"veto-balls" from their tube. If they landed in the
"Give" zone, they could give a "veto-ball"
to a player of their choice. Once there are seven
"veto-balls" in a player's tube that player is
eliminated and the last player standing or the player with the
lowest number of "veto-balls" wins. Erika won the
- As Head of Household, James nominated George and Will for
eviction on Day 20. James said that he was playing the game
for himself and that Big Brother was not a team game. George
took being nominated personally and said that James thought he
was the head rooster but the colonel was right around the
- On Day 21 George won the Golden Power of Veto and on Day 22
Kaysar informed Jase that the S-6 alliance were going to put
him up in George's place. Jase was angered and lashed out he
did everything in his power to turn the house against each
other, mainly against Marcellas, who was accused of playing
- On Day 22 George vetoed his nomination after a heartfelt
monologue, James nominated Jase as his replacement.
- On Day 25, Jase was evicted by a unanimous vote of 9 to 0.
- HoH: "Pay Attention". Prior to the
competition, the HouseGuests were shown still frame pictures
from the first two competitions of the season and told to pay
attention. Julie asked multiple-choice questions about the
photos. An incorrect answer meant elimination, unless everyone
was wrong. James beat Danielle in the tie-breaker (How many
seconds did it take for Janelle to win the Big Brother Dump
- Food: "Balanced Diet"; On Day 19, the
HouseGuests paired into two pairs, each pair had to maneuver a
bowling ball up an incline ramp with holes at the top. If a
pair's ball made it to the top of the ramp wins food for the
house on that day plus a catered meal. If a ball fell on the
way to the top, the HouseGuests ate whatever their ball fell
in to that day. The sections were Slop, Veggies & Beer,
Bread and Kumquats, Meat & Ice cream and another Slop
Spoiler. Four pairs won feasts. Danielle and Will only won
vegetables, beer, bread, and kumquats. Marcellas and Janelle
only won vegetables and beer.
- PoV: "How Bad Do You Want It?"; On Day 20,
James, George, Will, Mike, Kaysar, and Jase had to complete
six tasks on the Big Brother thermometer as each task was
revealed the six players hold up a red ball if they refuse or
a green ball if they accept. The last remaining player wins
the Golden Power of Veto. After accomplishing the unpleasant
tasks of eating a bowl of slop, removing and burning his
clothing, letting other HouseGuests write on his body, dipping
into a bathtub filled with blueberry juice (and subsequently
being "dyed" blue), giving up his chance to play in
the veto competition the following week, shaving his head, and
deciding to eat slop for sixty days (the rest of his stay in
the house), George won the Golden Power of Veto.
- On Day 26, Janelle nominated Erika and Mike for eviction.
Janelle said that Erika was only a pawn and that she just
didn't like Mike. She later admitted to only wanting a floater
out of the game, due to the fact that there were so many
- On Day 27, starting at midnight, the HouseGuests were
awakened by fans' wake-up calls every 15 minutes as the result
of an America's Choice poll.
- On Day 29, after Mike vetoed himself, Janelle replaced Mike
with Diane. This caused controversy among the members of
Janelle's alliance, especially James. They had hoped that Will
would be the replacement. They also caught Janelle in a lie:
Janelle told her alliance she did not want Will and Mike to
win the Power of Veto, but she had told Howie prior to the
competition that she did not want Diane or Erika to win. This
caused James to lash out at Janelle, saying in the DR that he
was "done with Season Six". He then formed an
alliance with Danielle, Will, and Mike called "Legion of
- On Day 32, Diane was evicted from the Big Brother House by a
vote of 7 to 1. Only Will voted against Erika. (The
explanation that he gave was "stirring the pot", but
the repeated moves he made against Erika later in the
competition may imply a more specific motive.)
- HoH: "Define & Dismiss"; On Day 24, the
HouseGuests were quizzed about the definitions of words
written on the walls in the house. Janelle won the competition
and was crowned Head of Household for the second time in the
- Food: "Food Fight"; On Day 25, James,
Kaysar, Howie, Danielle & Mike won the competition.
- PoV: "Torture Test"; On Day 27, Mike,
Erika, Janelle, Diane, Howie, and Will had to read words
backwards while being subjected to various torture devices
such as nightcrawlers, blindfolds, neck braces, and blaring
music. Mike won the competition.
- On Day 33, Danielle put up James as a pawn alongside
Janelle. She believed James to be the only HouseGuest who
could take the veto away from Janelle and also wanted to
continue hiding from the rest of the house that they were in a
secret alliance together.
- On Day 34, Janelle won the Power of Veto and used the Power
of Veto to remove herself from nomination.
- Danielle chose Kaysar as the replacement nominee.
- On Day 39, Kaysar was evicted by a vote of 5 to 1, excluding
Janelle's vote against James, which he nullified.
- HoH: "Caught in a Web"; On Day 32, the
HouseGuests hanging in a rope web above the backyard, with the
HouseGuest who hung on the longest winning. In order to spice
up the precedings, Big Brother gave the first five HouseGuests
eliminated from the competition a chance to open one of five
eggs, three of which had prizes inside, while the other two
were "rotten". Within 15 minutes, Will
"fell" off the web to claim an egg – however, he
was disappointed to choose a rotten egg. Kaysar
"won" the other rotten egg, while James won the
right to nullify someone's eviction vote, Marcellas won a pass
exempting him from eating slop for one week (which he later
gave to George), and Mike won $10,000. After two hours on the
web, Danielle convinced Howie and Erika to both drop out by
promising not to nominate them.
- PoV: "Grave Mistakes"; On Day 34, Janelle,
Danielle, James, Will, Boogie, and Marcellas are instructed to
lie in open "graves" and can not talk or move. Each
player begins with 40 points, during the competition
HouseGuests are tempted with prizes and punishments. Prizes
subtracts points from a player while punishments add points to
a player. Many of the punishments would affect not only an
individual player, but the entire house as well. By bidding on
nothing but punishments, Janelle accumulated the most points
and won the competition. Danielle became upset with her
alliance mates Will, Boogie, and James because they chose to
reward themselves with prizes instead of focusing on keeping
Janelle from winning the Veto.
- Immediately after the HoH competition, the HouseGuests were
informed that there would be a "new power" for which
they were competing. They were not told that it was the
"Coup d'état" and that the winner would overthrow
the Head of Household and change the nominations to his or her
liking, after the veto. During the week, the HouseGuests will
be presented various clues describing a common Big Brother
phrase. When a HouseGuest thinks they have discovered the
phrase, they must say what they think it is in the diary room,
however they only have one chance and they will not know
whether or not they were correct until the eviction ceremony,
when they will also be told what the power is. The first clue
was a sheep with a pink bow, which was roaming the house when
they reentered it after learning of the new competition.
- On Day 40, Janelle nominated Danielle and Erika for
eviction. She explained to Danielle that, because Danielle
nominated her and her allies in the previous week, Janelle had
no choice but to retaliate. She told Erika that she very much
liked her, but despised her gameplay. Erika has since revealed
that she is in the alliance of Chill Town, as she is involved
in a "show-mance" relationship with Mike.
- On Day 43, Danielle used the Power of Veto to take herself
off of the nomination block. Janelle replaced her with
Marcellas, although she stated that her intention was for
Erika to be evicted.
- On Day 46 just prior to the live eviction episode that week,
Mike was revealed as the winner of the Coup d'état. Mike had
the option for the next three evictions on whether or not he
wished to use the power to overthrow the Head of Household.
However, he could not tell the others that he had won nor
could he inform them of what the power did. The correct answer
was "You reap what you sow".
- On Day 46, Marcellas was then evicted that night in a 6-0
vote when Mike chose not to use the power that week. Marcellas
became the first member on the jury of seven and entered the
- HoH: "The Ghosts of Big Brother Past"; On
Day 39, the HouseGuests were given true/false questions about
a mock séance which took place on Day 38. The HouseGuests who
either answered the question incorrectly (or were slowest when
everyone answered correctly) were eliminated from the
competition. Erika was the quickest to answer the final
question correctly and beat out James to win Head of Household
for Week 6. Technical difficulties in the original Head of
Household competition (buttons not working correctly) required
it to be repeated. The second Head of Household competition
took place at approximately 10:50 p.m. PDT – five hours
after the original competition – using mechanical wheels,
answering A or B for questions, similarly to the original
competition. Like all HoH competitions, it was hosted by Julie
Chen. The final two HouseGuests remaining were Mike and
Janelle, and this time, Janelle was crowned the new Head of
Household, for the third time this season. CBS sanctioned the
re-do HoH competition to avoid any questions about the
validity of the Big Brother game.
- Food: "Big Brother Bakery"; On Day 40, all
the HouseGuests won the food competition. Nicole, from Season
2, Jun, from season 4, and Marvin from season 5 judge the
competition. The houseguests had to make 7 different forms of
- PoV: "Anythingd You Can Do, I Can Do Veto";
On Day 41, Danielle won the Power of Veto, and Janelle
complained that the other participants in the veto competition
had handed it to her because neither Janelle nor Howie were
competing (Howie was not chosen to compete in this veto, and
Janelle had given up rights to compete the week before in the
veto competition). Will went to Janelle to convince her to put
up Marcellas in place of Danielle. Janelle refused saying that
it would make Marcellas cry.
- On Day 46, immediately after the HoH competition, the
HouseGuests were informed that it would be a double eviction
- George was then asked to immediately nominate two
HouseGuests for eviction. With a shocked look, he announced
James and Erika as this week's first set of nominees.
- George was approached by Mike, James, Danielle, and Erika
and asked to backdoor Janelle, but George refused to, saying
that he couldn't put up such an excellent player that way.
Will approached George and told him to put himself (Will) up
for eviction, but Will didn't tell Mike about this (not
wanting to disclose that he'd made a move against Mike's
secondary ally, Erika), so when George said just before the
veto ceremony that he was going to put up Will, Mike got into
a heated discussion with the rest of the HouseGuests and
implicitly threatened George with the Coup d'état. George was
actually hoping to evict Will, having secured promises from
Janelle and Howie not to vote against Erika, and knowing that
Danielle would vote to keep Erika as well. However, Erika
doubted that Janelle and Howie would keep their word, and Mike
had no interest in choosing between Erika and Will, his two
closest allies, so both of them (along with Danielle) pressed
George to nominate a replacement other than Will.
- On Day 47, James used the PoV on himself. George replaced
him with Howie.
- On Day 47, Howie was then evicted that night in a 3-2 vote
after Mike chose not to use the power that week. Only Janelle
and James voted to keep Howie. Howie became the second juror.
- On Day 48, after losing his Coup d'état power (it was only
valid through three eviction ceremonies, and he was now HoH),
Mike nominated James and Janelle, but told Janelle that they
would help her win the veto.
- On Day 49, Janelle used the Power of Veto on herself, and
Mike replaced her with George as a pawn in order to get James
- On Day 53, James was evicted by a vote of 3-1, with only
Danielle voting to keep James. James became the third juror.
- HoH: "Prom Night"; On Day 46, George became
the Head of Household for the next two days.
- PoV: "Gnome is Where the Veto Is"; Later
that night as part of the double eviction week, James won the
Power of Veto.
- HoH: "Revenge of the Gnomes"; On Day 47,
Mike became the second Head of Household for the week.
- PoV: "Voo Doo Dolls"; On Day 48, Janelle
won the Power of Veto, despite James's complaints of
unnecessary roughness on Janelle's part during the
- On Day 53, after the HoH competition, the HouseGuests were
informed that the week would be a second double-eviction week.
- On Day 54, Erika nominated Janelle and George for eviction,
in hopes of using George as a pawn to evict Janelle from the
- On Day 56, the HouseGuests were visited by actor Neil
Patrick Harris, who brought them their presents for
"Christmas in August". Will was especially excited
about Neil's visit because he had talked at length before
about being a big fan of the actor and his show, How I Met
- On Day 57, Janelle used the PoV on herself and Erika chose
to nominate Danielle in her place. Will and Mike assured
George that he would not be going anywhere for the time being.
- On Day 60, Danielle was evicted by a vote of 3-0 and became
the fourth jury member.
- Right after Janelle won HoH, she nominated Erika and George
- Erika used the Power of Veto on herself, and Janelle
replaced her with Mike.
- George was evicted by a vote of 2-0, becoming juror number
five. On House Calls, Gretchen Massey told George that
Kentucky Fried Chicken was giving him free chicken for a year,
which of course he was very excited about.
- HoH: "But First"; On Day 52, Erika became
the next Head of Household. The competition was in honor of
one of Julie Chen's most-used phrases.
- Food: "The Birds & the Bees"; On Day
54, the HouseGuests competed in a food competition that
resulted in them not having vegetables, fruit, bread, or dairy
for the week, but earned George a slop pass, allowing him to
eat normal food for the week. They also chose to accept one
day on slop in order to receive a trampoline, and accepted
another day on slop to have "Christmas in August".
- PoV: "Two Faced"; On Day 55, for the second
week in a row, Janelle won the Power of Veto.
- HoH: "Battle of the Sexes"; On Day 60,
Janelle answered 8 out of 8 questions correctly, becoming Head
- PoV: "I'm Knots About Veto"; Later that
hour, Erika won the Power of Veto. Will was the first to undo
all the knots, but could not remove the Veto symbol from his
rope, and broke his left thumb in the attempt.
- Mike, Will, and Janelle discussed how to approach Erika
about evicting her this week. Erika still believed that
Janelle was going after Chilltown, and Chilltown wanted Erika
to continue believing that these were Janelle's objectives.
- On Day 61, Mike put Janelle and Erika on the block for
- On Day 64, the night before the penultimate eviction,
Janelle and Erika compared notes regarding Chilltown's
deception. The girls made a deal for Janelle to vote out Will
the next evening, and for one of them to win the final HoH and
vote out Mike, in order to be the last two standing.
- On Day 65, Janelle used the final PoV on herself and Mike
was forced to nominate Will in her place.
- On Day 65, Janelle, the only remaining person with a vote,
chose to evict Will, who had never been evicted before. Will
became the sixth juror. In Erika's goodbye video to Will she
told him that the "jig was up" and that he and Mike
were "found out" about "Operation Double
Date" (Erika only found out about that Chilltown was
playing both girls, not that they called the plan Operation
- HoH: "Big Brother Bowl"; On Day 60, Mike
won the Head of Household competition. This was not shown on
the live Thursday night show like it typically is because of
the double eviction day, but was shown on Sunday's episode.
- PoV: "When the Stars Align"; On Day 62,
Janelle won her fifth Power of Veto.
- On Day 67, Erika made a deal with Mike to throw the last
part of the 3-part HoH competition. Erika had previously made
a promise to Janelle that if she won HoH she would evict Mike.
Erika had been contemplating the idea that it might be best to
let Mike win HoH and vote out Janelle. In her eyes, this meant
she still kept her promise to Janelle. As the day went on,
however, Erika was seen on the live feeds mumbling to herself
that she "needs to win this final HoH and get [Mike]
- With Mike being the only eligible vote, Janelle was evicted
from the Big Brother house and became the final member of the
- HoH Part I: "Mount HoH"; On Day 65, the
HouseGuests had to hold onto keys above their heads with both
hands while balancing on posts jutting out of a simulated
volcano. Immediately after the contest began, Mike announced
that Janelle and Erika had made the smartest move in Big
Brother that night by evicting Will, but then asked Julie Chen
whether she remembered Richard Hatch. Invoking the first
Survivor winner caused a moment of confusion followed by the
explanation that both of the women would need him in the final
two to win since he is an unpopular player with his fellow
competitors. Mike then intentionally let go of his key and
jumped from the volcano, adding to the brief chaos. Moments
later, Julie Chen noted that during the confusion Janelle had
turned to see what Mike had done and had removed one of her
hands from her key. Janelle was thus eliminated, and Erika won
the endurance part of the three-part final HoH competition in
less than five minutes, making this the shortest endurance HoH
contest ever. This meant that Erika would advance to the final
- HoH Part II: "Fly By Night"; On Day 66,
Mike won part two of the three-part HoH competition. Mike
would also advance to the final round. As an additional prize,
Mike won a new Pontiac Solstice convertible that he said he
would give to his mother.
- HoH Part III: "Jury Statements"; On Day 67,
Mike and Erika took part in the third and final part of the
HoH competition on live TV, with Mike coming out as the
victor, becoming the last HoH of the season and securing a
spot in the Final Two.
- On Day 72, Jase and Diane admitted to the "Mr. and Mrs.
- Erika and Mike were shown a video of Mike and Will in the
Diary Room trash talking about Erika. Erika thus responded
that Mike was being played by her just as much as she was
being played by Mike.
- A video was also shown to Janelle, featuring all the bad
things that James said about her in the Diary Room.
- Will also informed Erika that she may once again call him
the "Puppet Master", implying that he once again
manipulated the house guests in his favor.
- Janelle Pierzina won the ad-hoc $25,000 America's Choice
- Mike "Boogie" Malin, by a vote of 6-1, won Big
Brother 7: All Stars and the $500,000 prize. Marcellas was
the only one to vote for Erika, who won the runner-up prize of