8:58AM BBT: Xavier is making breakfast in the kitchen. Azah and Derek
are parked on the couches in the livingroom. Big D is sitting with his full
arm inside his shorts.
A Final Summary:
Wow! It's been a remarkable season in so many ways. For the first time
since the very early seasons of Big Brother
, the houseguests were
not recruited but were actual real fans applying (some for many years)
wanting desperately to play this game. They hit the ground running,
gleaming their play based on watching years of this game played by some
of the very best. BB23
players mentioned some of the greats along the
way, and we could tell right away that this season of HGs were truly
here to play and hoping to win.
This was the first season in history where the minorities outnumbered
the Caucasian players. The Cookout formed early with an unspoken bond
then voiced their long-term plans after Tiffany (the best player of the
season, in my opinion) developed the master plan on a chessboard and
shared the details of her plan with the Cookout one at a time.
Each Cookout member had a side partner they would work with through the
game so that once Cookout members were nominated, there were HGs they
could "sacrifice" for the sake of "the mission."
What was the mission? Their mission was for an African American player
to win Big Brother
US for the first time in 23 seasons.
Their plan went mostly to plan with just a few hiccups along the way.
Ego fought with conscience and reputation fought with intent. In the
end, the six African American players, two of which are biracial, made
it to the final 6 players of the Big Brother
Each of the Cookout members expressed a desire to play their own game
but stuck with the mission of getting the Cookout to the end despite
those individual personal preferences. Black Americans were being
represented at a greater number in the game than ever before. They took
notice and made it their intent to see their mission through. They HAD
to accomplish this mission.
Had they not formed an alliance from the beginning, it's still very
likely any one of them could have made it to the final three and won
this game. After all, the season was full of solid players. Yet, they
knew this season was a genuine opportunity to make sure they make a
valid statement... to make a long-overdue point. The point was
beautifully made. America had the opportunity to watch six very
different black Americans work together and play this game for the
whole, rather than solely individually.
Despite their differences, and even their dislike for each other, at
times, they held strong to a "higher purpose." They each referred to
their group representation and entente (the treaty that their main plan
is for an African American to finally win) as more important than the
individual goal they each represent.
The final three consist of Xavier, Derek F., and Azah. The recent drama
unfolding between the final three centers around Big D (Derek Frazier).
Xavier put it well when he said last night that Big D expects Xavier
with an unmatched level of entitlement to take him to the final two no
matter what. Azah was originally tied to taking Big D to the final two
but revealed to Derek recently that she was having a hard time with the
thought of sending Xavier out third when she feels he is most deserving
of the three to win the game.
Tonight will be the grand finale in which Azah and Xavier will compete
in part three of the final HoH. The winner will get to decide which HGs
they are taking to the Final Two where a jury of their peers will award
At this point, it is either Xavier's or Azah's game. Azah has a chance
to win, but I'm not sure she truly sees that ending...or even wants it.
If she pulls out of this final HoH competition and wants to win, she
will take Big D to the final two.
I think it is indisputable that Xavier has the odds at pulling out a win
in this final competition. He would win BB23
next to either Azah
or Big D. Now we wait for this final competition and all the exciting
conversation from the jury house while deliberating the outcome.
America is currently voting for America's Favorite Houseguest (one vote
per day per device) with Derek X and Tiffany leading in the polls. Some
polls have Derek X in a huge lead over Tiffany, and some polls have
Tiffany leading the race. Tonight we will find out the winners.
Personally, my only huge disappointment this season would be a Big D win
Stay tuned! ~MamaLong
9:02AM BBT: Big D says he is excited to see Alyssa and hopes she is
excited to see him.
They begin laughing about all the lies and alliances they have discovered
from the season. They laugh that none of the jury can be bitter because
everyone lied and deceived.
9:05AM BBT: Big D has finally removed his hand from his pants.
9:10AM BBT: Big D is vacuuming the livingroom and Xavier is cleaning
the kitchen. Big D screams that the vac is never charged.
Xavier: Well, it's the thought that counts.
Xavier sits at the counter to eat his breakfast.
Derek: Thank you Big Brother. The vacuum is dead, but thank you. Oh my
knees, my knees, my knees. They hurt! The annoying part is that they crack
because they are knees. It's annoying.
Xavier: I wonder what time the lockdown will be.
Derek: Probably 10:30AM.
Xavier: That's what I was thinking
Derek: You are making me want to go with the peroxide on it.
Xavier: I would go with what the medic said!
Derek: I'm just tired of the hurting pain.
9:29AM BBT: Azah is sitting alone in the yacht club bedroom swimming
in her thoughts.
9:41AM BBT: Derek and X are playing cards in the kitchen.
Derek sings "It's the final countdown."
Sarge: Please stop singing.
Derek: Colonel going to wear me out one last time (X and Derek F both have
called Sarge "colonel" this season while most others called the voice "Sarge"
Azah is still alone in the Yacht Club bedroom
WBRB Bubbles and when the feeds return, the guys are thanking the live
9:45AM BBT: In the Yacht Club bedroom, Azah is finally practicing a
final two speech. She seems prepared to make her case!
9:50AM BBT: Azah joins the guys in the kitchen. They all say goodbye
to the live feeders.
Azah: I'm going to miss you guys knowing all about my life! Oh my gosh. This
is crazy, guys. This is a crazy once in a lifetime experience that I never
thought I would have. I'm happy we were able to have an alliance that
centered around a mission and that we accomplished it! I love you guys! Love
you all! It's weird not having you around because I would feel like I could
talk to you guys.
9:20AM BBT: X tells Derek F it's the last day in the BB House. We may
never set foot in this house again. Derek F says he should take the train
back to Philly (he hates flying). X says he'd never make it-- the trip is
four days! Derek F says he could watch the whole season then.
9:26AM BBT: On the livingroom couch, Derek F can't wait to find out
everyone's real ages and jobs. X is in the kitchen. Azah is alone on the Big
Blue Couch in the Yacht Club bedroom.
9:38AM BBT: Azah comes into the kitchen and asks X to time her speech
as she delivers it silently to herself. She asks him to count more quietly
(she can't hear herself think).
9:41AM BBT: Derek F and X are playing cards at the dining table while
Azah has returned to the BBC in the Yacht Club bedroom to read her HoH
9:45AM BBT: After FotH, Derek F and X say goodbye to Live Feeders.
Azah is still in the Yacht Club bedroom in quiet thought. Derek F says he
has to get used to wearing a mask again and covering his mouth/nose when he
coughs/sneezes (that should be standard behavior anyway).
9:53AM BBT: Azah joins X/Derek F at the dining table. I'm going to
miss you guys, she says to Live Feeders, knowing every single detail of my
life and accidentally seeing her boobs. She immediately regrets saying that.
X wonders if BB will tell them when feeds shut off. 10AM, Derek F says.
9:59AM BBT: X challenges the kitchen corner camera. Derek F says it's
being aggressive. Derek F and X continue playing cards while Azah watches.
It is symbolic of much of the Live Feed experience, watching HGs doing
absolutely nothing (with apologies to Seinfeld).
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TONIGHT'S BIG BROTHER FINALE AT 9PM
Tonight, either Azah, Xavier, or Big D will win Big Brother.
Previously, on Big Brother, at the beginning of the game Azah, Big D,
Hannah, Kyland, Tiffany, and Xavier formed an alliance and they finally
arrived at the final six. After Tiff and Hannah went in a double, Xavier
claimed all the power at final four.
Wanting to take Kyland out, X convinced Derek that was their best path to
the end, setting the stage for Big D's big move. With only X, Azah, and Big
D remaining, the guys planned to make it to the end together. At a bouncy
boat battle, Xavier got a big win for the boys.
Now with part two looming, X needs Big D to win big, or will Azah derail
their plans and earn the right to cut one of the guys. Tonight, after three
months of blood, sweat, and tears the final HoH will be crowned.
Then, the jury will return to choose who will win and find out who you
voted as America's favorite HG. All this live, right now on Big Brother!
Julie welcomes us and she says for 85 days these three had each other's
backs, but tonight all bets are off. Who will be the final most important
HoH and who will they take to the final two and who will come out
It is time for part 2! This competition is called Four of a Kind. They will
get a question and they have to choose the four HGs to answer the question.
The HGs who answers the three questions the fastest will win.
Who were the four individuals to win a wildcard competition? Azah says she
has been studying her butt off. She knows the answer is Christian, SB,
Tiffany, and Claire. She sets the answers but they are not lined up
correctly and she has to try again.
Who were the first four individuals to survive eviction night on the block?
She answers Britini, Big D, Alyssa, and Hannah, but she has one wrong. It
was SB and not Big D.
Who were the first four individuals to use any PoV? The answer is Derek X,
Britini, Kyland, and Xavier. She rings in and she is correct. She does not
feel confident in her performance.
Big D is up next and he has a final two with X and he just needs to win this
so he and Xavier control everything. Big D knows who it is and he says it is
hard to spin the wheel and stay balanced. He rings in and is correct.
Big D is on question two and he knows the answers but his knees are getting
sore. He gets it correct. He is on the last question and he is not giving
up. He is right on the last question and he says this was the hardest
competition of the summer and he never gave up.
It is time to reveal the times! Azah finished with a time of 13:19. Derek
finished with a time of 8:22. Azah has won part two and will compete against
Xavier in part three!
Azah says she gets to compete in part three. Now there is only one
competition standing between her and final two. X bring it on! Xavier says
if Big D had won part 2, they would both be guaranteed final two, but now
the pressure is on him to guarantee is in a chair.
Big D is frustrated because he gave it his all and he failed. Hopefully, he
can work his magic with both Azah and Xavier and they will take him to the
final two. Julie says Big D's fate remains in the hands of housemates and
someone should probably remind him of that!
Xavier and Azah are talking about the jury and that Kyland might be adding
fuel to the fire of a bitter jury. Big D does not know how he feels about
Azah and Xavier cuddling because he carried Azah and she owes him a seat at
Azah is talking to Big D and Xavier and she asks who Big D would want to sit
next to and he says he would have stuck to his deal and went with Xavier.
Azah says they have been best friends but he has let her know he does not
respect her game and that hurts.
Big D says they have to remember this game and Azah says she played the game
differently. Big D says he will stick to what he first initially started and
Azah says she does not win next to anyone. Big D says he made the deal with
X at the beginning.
Big D says he is annoyed he would lose to Azah and he is not kissing
anyone's ass. He says he will leave it at that and leaves and mumbles about
her asking stupid questions.
The next morning Azah and Big D says Azah was feeling a certain way last
week and Azah says they should not talk game the rest of the time. They
begin arguing. Azah says she always thought her and Big D as a Final Two was
a done deal but she is now considering options.
Big D is talking to Xavier and he tells him he is over Azah's shenanigans.
Xavier says they should distance themselves from each other. Big D says
suddenly because she has X alone she does not know where her mind is and he
walks out. X says I was just shaving.
Xavier is talking to Azah and she says she has been thinking and she says if
she wins she is taking X. X says he will take it. He says he has Big D to
thank because he has done a lot of damage and he is kind of in a great
Azah says she has been reflecting on things and she wants someone in the
Final Two chairs with her that thinks she deserves to be there, and clearly
that is not Big D. She thinks X is that person.
Azah talks to Big D and she says last week it was not even a question, but
at this time she would take Xavier. Big D says he kept her there because she
would keep him and she would have made the right choice. He says he regrets
Big D says he cannot believe he is hearing this from Azah. He says he has
carried her to Final Two and now she is saying this? Has she lost her damned
mind? Big D says he still cares but he tells her you're welcome for getting
The jury is sitting around waiting for the next juror to join them. Tiff
would like to see Big D and Britini does not want to see Azah. Claire thinks
they would be smart to take X out. Kyland comes in and everyone is
Tiff asks what happened and Kyland explains what happened and they are
shocked Big D was the one who cast the vote. Britini asks what everyone
thinks is important to voting. SB says X has played a great game and Hannah
says X cultivated great relationships.
Derek X says X was a bartender who did not know how to make a martini.
Claire thinks everything X did was intentional and he is playing the game he
meant to play. Kyland says strategically he was not great but X threw three
Tiff says X never had any heavy competitions. They asked what X's big move
was if he had not taken Kyland out and SB says he never had to. SB says it
will be interesting for X to defend his game.
Derek X says Azah would have his respect if he took out Xavier. Britini says
taking out Hannah may have been good for Azah's game after all. SB says Azah
made good relationships but she does not think that was strategic. Claire
says she played a passive game.
Derek X says Azah and Big D are similar. Kyland says Big D was able to keep
secrets. Alyssa says Big D's social game was very strong. Derek X says the
best thing about Big D was his name. He thinks he was carried. SB says Big D
acted like he was not in an alliance.
SB says Big D was not throwing competitions, he just was not able. Tiffany
says Big D always tried his best and Kyland says he was committed to being a
good team member. He says it is hard to ignore that they are in a historic
season and he wants a strong winner.
Kyland says Hannah and Big D were interchangeable players and Tiffany says
that is insulting. Kyland says Big D was doing things on purpose and he
thinks the biggest thing at this stage will be their answers to questions.
Alyssa wants to hear the speeches as well.
It is time for part three of the HoH! The competition is called Houseguest
Headliners. They will watch a series of short promotional videos featuring a
jury member. Each short will make three statements and they have to pick out
the false statement.
Video #1-It's Briti Cent: first woman to win a veto competition, nominated
for eviction exactly three times, and evicted with the same number of votes
as Christian. X answers B and Azah answers C. X is correct.
Video #2-It's Derek X Abs after Dark: won twice as many veto competitions as
HoH competitions, became Lord of the Latrine before winning his third
competition, and he shot last during pool sharks. X and Azan both answer B.
X has two points and Azah has 1 point.
Video #3-It's Sarah Beth with Beth Sarah: second best time in BB high school
hijinks, evicted by a 5 to 1 vote, and fell after Kyland in a Whale of a
Time. X answers C and Azah answers C. The answer is C. X has three points
and Azah has two points.
Video #4 with Crystal Claire: she eliminated in the first round of Name that
Croon, given her Duke of the Deck punishment by Kyland, and she only won one
veto competition this summer. X answers C and Azah answers C. The correct
answer is C. X has four points and Azah has 3.
Video #5-Alyssa the Amazing: did not play in a wildcard competition received
only one vote to evict her first time on the block, only HGs evicted to walk
out without a bag. Xavier answers B and Azah answers B. The correct answer
is B. X has 5 points and Azah has 4.
Video #6-Turbo Tiffy Toes: 4th houseguest evicted unanimously, played in
both competitions with the word cocktails in the title, and became a
Have-Not after Frenchie was evicted. X answers A and Azah answers A. The
correct answer is A. X has 6 points and Azah has 5.
Video #7 -Green-Han group: won crash boom pow with a score of 7, received
zero votes to evict her first time on the block and she was evicted her
third time on the block. X and Azah both answer A. The correct answer is A.
Video #8-Spoken word with Kyland: when everyone entered the high roller's
room the first time he was wearing a costume, winner of the sixth HoH
competition, and competed in the first three veto competitions. X and Azah
answer C and they are both correct.
X has won the final HoH with a perfect score! Xavier will now get to decide
who will sit next to him in the final two and who will be the final member
of the jury!
It is time for Xavier to make his decision! Big D says they have been here
since day one, they have a bond, and they have black ops together. He says
he hopes he keeps him to ride this out together.
Azah says she appreciates and respects the game X the entire time and she is
grateful he started the Cookout and she is comfortable with whatever
decision he makes and she wishes him the best.
Xavier says he loves them both as people and they have been loyal and he is
grateful for that. He says Big D we came through the doors together and it
is only right they leave together. Azah has been evicted!
Azah gives hugs and she immediately heads to the door and joins Julie on the
stage. Azah tells Julie is sad because she got tripped up on the first
question and she thinks that is what cost her. She knew what she was in and
she knew she had to win to get Final Two.
Julie asks when she knew she tripped up on the question and Azah says she
knew the answers after she thought about it. Julie asks who she would have
taken to Final Two and she says she would have taken Xavier because she
admired his game and he did not deserve third.
Julie asks if she would have gotten any votes to win and Azah says she might
have but it would have been a close bet if she had gotten any votes. She
says she is comfortable knowing she was not the person to win this season.
Azah could not believe the Cookout made the final six. Her final thoughts is
she is sorry she is not more exuberant but she is thankful for this
opportunity and she messed up in a lot of ways but there is a reason she was
The jury is on stage and they are ready to meet their final member. Tiffany
thinks it might be Derek F and Sarah Beth hopes it is Derek F. Juror #9
joins them and they see Azah. Julie tells them X was the last HoH and he
chose to evict Azah and take Big D.
Time for jury questions! Kyland's question is for Xavier: what is the most
important factors they should consider? X says not only who played a great
game, but who did not make things personal. He played a strong game but did
not belittle anyone.
Brit's question is for Big D, some of the jury feel the decisions made were
for others, but what did he do on his own. He says he started the Cookout
and he came to every HoH with facts. He made his own decision and he put the
Cookout before himself.
Alyssa's question is for X: what was his biggest mistake in the game? X says
his biggest mistake was probably getting too close to his teammates. He said
seeing every one of his teammates walk out the door was crushing.
Hannah's question is for Big D, Some of the jury feel he was here for fame
over game? He says he made it clear he wanted to be on TV, but he wanted to
be here to help his mother and he made it clear every single time he was
after the money.
Derek X's question is for X: Name one or two game moves he made. X says
blindsiding Kyland and helping to get rid of Derek X because he knew he
would go after the Kings team and they were moves that benefitted himself.
SB's question is for Big D, Other than starting fights, what did he
specifically contribute to getting the Cookout to the final six. Big D says
he made sure to always be in the HoH's ear and drop facts or anything that
would benefit himself and his alliance.
Azah can ask one question to either X or Big D. Azah asks Big D why does he
feel he deserves the money more than X? Big D says he deserves the money
because he put in the work. He always gave his all no matter how many times
he fell. He thought about his alliance.
Time for their final speeches! Big D says he has said a lot so he will say
this...he came into the game knowing what he was going to do. He knew he had
to start an alliance and he worked really hard in the game and never gave
up. He hopes they will vote for him.
Xavier says this season they were challenged to balance their team interest
with their alliance and from a team standpoint, they got two team members to
jury, and form an alliance standpoint he threw when he needed to and won
when he needed to.
X won three HoH competitions and three vetoes and seven competitions total
which is the most this season. He was the ultimate pawn being nominated five
times with one vote cast against him. He feels he played an all-around good
Time to vote! Britini congratulates both of them and she loves them and she
is impressed someone was on the block more than she and she is voting for
who she felt played the best all-around game.
Derek X is voting for himself and Travis and says if you are not going to
play the game then why are you here. SB says they both had her completely
fooled and she congratulates them. She is honored to cast this vote.
Claire says congratulations. She loves three things her family, Big
Brother, and being proven wrong. She is not sure she'll get the third
one tonight. Alyssa says Big D way to represent the Big Blue Couch.
Tiffany says they look amazing and she is proud and she is voting for who
she thinks played the overall best game. Hannah says hi big brothers and
congratulations to both of them and she is beyond honored to be part of the
Cookout and her vote may not come as a surprise.
Kyland says he is keeping 92+8 for them all and his note is there are more
important things than money in life. Azah says she loves them both and she
knew what she signed up for in the Final Three and she gives them all the
love and grace.
Julie greets Travis, Frenchie, Whitney, Brent, and Christian. Julie says
they got to see everything The Cookout did. Julie says Christian found out
as soon as he got home, what did he think? Christian says it was the
greatest alliance in BB history.
Christian says the Cookout was not playing for themselves, but for all of
them and it was the first time in 23 seasons. X says Christian said
everything perfectly and he misses Christian.
Julie asks Brent was surprised him the most when he went home. He says a lot
of things, but Tiffany Tiffy-toes! He did not know she had such a big impact
and influence on the game and kudos to her because he did not see it coming
Julie says when Tiff got evicted she said she came up with the master plan,
did she ever think it would not work. Tiff says no as long as they followed
it. Tiff says it was the fan in her, but she is glad she had strong people
around her to help her stick to the plan.
Julie turns to the Lord of the Latrine and she wants to know if it ever
crossed his mind he was a pawn. He says he was love-struck from week one and
he was not thinking straight. He never suspected he was ever getting played.
He thought he had the game locked.
Julie wants to reveal other secrets. We see Hannah admitting she is a
master's student to become a doctor. SB reveals she is a forensic chemist.
Britini is a fourth-degree blackbelt. Claire talks about being able to do
complex math problems.
Julie asks Claire what secret is most surprising and she says finding out
about Hannah. Big D reveals that his father is Joe Frazier. X says what?!?
Julie says speaking of secrets Xavier...lots of speculation about his
occupation. X says he is a fully licensed attorney.
Julie goes to Britini and she asked for time on tonight's show to reveal
something else. Britini says when she was 22 months she was diagnosed with
autism and she did not disclose that because she wanted to see her for her
and not as a label.
Julie goes to Kyland about his exit and how tense it was and does he regret
making it personal? Kyland says he was asked about this a lot and it was not
an insult to him or his family, but it was more for the statement and he is
sorry he felt that way.
X says he just did not wonder why his nephew's name was brought up. He
cannot remember fully what was he said and he did not see a point in
bringing up his nephew's name.
Julie goes to Hannah and she asks how Hannah is feeling and she says the
moment of them shutting the door on day 65 and realizing that one of the
Cookout was going to become the first black winner of BB and she is proud to
be part of this season.
Time to reveal the jury votes! Britini has voted for Xavier. Derek X has
voted for Xavier. Sarah Beth has voted for Xavier. Claire has voted for
Xavier. Alyssa has voted for Xavier! Xavier has won Season 23 of Big
For the record, Julie reveals Xavier was the unanimous winner. The
top two vote-getters for America's Favorite Houseguest were Derek X and
Tiffany and it was a very, very close race. Julie reveals that Tiffany is
America's Favorite Houseguest!
Tiffany thanks America and Xavier says this is surreal and he would not have
been here without everyone and they all made history this season! Big D is
very happy because he wanted to come in here and fight for his mother and he
got to do that!
Tonight's coverage of Big Brother, S23E37, was written by IndyMom78.