Celebrity Big Brother
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After a ridiculously long recap at the top of the show (which ends with the best button of the season, “What’s a backdoor?”), Monday’s Celebrity Big Brother starts with some shade. Echoing back to a questionably timed throat clearing from Omarosa in the diary room following her hospitalization for asthma, host Julie Chen kicks off the hour-long live show with a winking cough.
But while Julie may not believe the severity of Omarosa’s condition, the houseguests are buying the former White House staffer’s seemingly frail state — and it changes the game in a big way.
New Head of Household Ross nominated his former alliance-mates Omarosa and Keshia on Sunday’s episode. But if Omarosa really is being held back by her respiratory condition then maybe she’s not the danger the house once imagined she was?
In the minds of Brandi and Ariadna (or, as Brandi calls her, “the pretty one”), Omarosa is now the “weakest competitor” and therefore not a threat. Instead, this unlikely mindmeld believes, their alliance should focus on the “power duo” of Shannon and James.
They present their plan to Ross, who had been already contemplating backdooring Shannon. (Though he should probably explain that concept to Metta if he needs his vote to make that happen.) He says he’s on board if they can get the votes. But first, he has to talk to their other alliance member Marissa.