“Battle Back” Competition Spoilers


Battle Back competition results

Feeds have been down since yesterday afternoon due to CBS wanting to keep it a secret who won the Battle Back competition.

How does the Battle Back work?

One of the First Five Evicted Houseguests Will Battle Their Way Back Into the Game in a “Survive and Advance”-Style Competition

Glenn competes against Jozea, The winner of that competes against Victor. The winner of that competes against Bronte and the winner of that competes against Tiffany. The winner of that final competition is BACK IN THE GAME.

The Results of the “Battle Back” Competition Will Air Exclusively During a Special
“Big Brother,” Friday, July 22, Where the Last Evictee Standing Will Return to the Game

When the feeds come back tonight We’ll know who came back, The HOH and the Nominations. It’s a big night on the feeds. The game could look completely different from where we left it yesterday.
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Round 1 – Glenn vs Jozea – It’s the same balance beam berry comp from earlier in the season – They have to gather 10 berries for 2 columns (20 berries total). If they fall the whole column resets. They also have 1 bonus berry that will reset the opponents currents column.

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Round 2 – Victor vs Jozea – It’s the tennis “BB Open” Jozea tosses his balls at Victor’s face. Victor tosses his balls at Jozea’s face. Victor wins this round and advances to the next round.

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Round 3 – Bronte vs Victor – Bronte tells Victor there isn’t a single person in the house that likes him. In this round there are 3 tv screens showing them different photos. They have to answer 6 questions about the photos. Victor wins! Bronte tells him not to trust anyone.

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Round 4 – They have to search for puzzle pieces to complete their puzzle. There are also dj announcements on times they have to remember and fill in the right puzzle pieces on the wall.

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Glenn Vs Jozea, Winner = Jozea
Jozea VS Victor, Winner = Victor
Victor Vs Bronte, Winner = Victor
Victor vs Tiffany, Winner = Victor

Battle Back Winner is = VICTOR

Tiffany tells Victor to trust Frank and NOT DaVonne.

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Julie Chen tells the house guests that one of the first 5 evicted was returning through the Battle Back Competition. Paulie says DAMNIT I evicted two of them. The door bell rings.
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Julie tells the viewers that in the house there are clues that lead to a secret room where inside it will unlock a secret power. The living room Departures board along with destination signs are clues to a secret room that will only be in play for the next 4 weeks.


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147 thoughts on ““Battle Back” Competition Spoilers

    1. I guess that didn’t work out too well for you. I feel like Gleen never really got a chance to play cause he never got voted out he just lost competitions which can be said about every other house guest still in the house right now

  1. CBS is promoting this as a first in BB History comp and even showing it on an SPECIAL extra day and reusing the sam comp they have already used this season…LAME. LOW BUDGET CBS!

    1. i know BB comps, they are 99% about physical athletics, and 1% other. i mean, doing a puzzle on a wall, is physical. running back and forth to see the pics and then answer the questions is still physical, because the fastest runner (or climber) is still going to win. a puzzle when you know what you are putting together of course, is still mentally challenging but it was still designed to be a guy’s comp. the only way it wasn’t is if bronte managed to get the answers right by using her brain instead of guess work, because victor got the answers right by going back and checking before changing pics. still speed based really.

      i said on recaps yesterday it would be Victor unless something very unusual happened (as in they were all comps that would have zero physical work in them, and how they going to do that considering these people have not been in the house, they aren’t getting before and after or true/false stuff.

  2. Ugh of who’s left this thing sucks. I hope they have the sense to send the damn person right back out the door thursday..

  3. Omg I cant handle this.. I’ll have to come back after it’s all posted in getting anxiety. I hope Bronte comes back because she’s useless. Only for boring purposes. I hate u tiff. Stay away. If it’s tiff and Victor (we know Bronte won’t win ) we r in for trouble. Just turn around and send them back guys!!!

  4. I was hoping Glenn was coming back. Next person in line is Victor. I hate that when he comes back he will be on Frank side. I don’t want anybody coming back that is going after the girls. Tbc..,,

    1. Paul is Victor’s boy so once he finishes talking to him he’ll end up aligned with Paulie (you watch) that and Victor wanted Vanessa out originally anyway. Still, he’ll probably have Da’Vonne high on his hit list just b/c P & P dol. I wonder if they’ll try to oust him immediately again given the house will know he had to win 3 comps to return so he’ll be viewed as a comp beast.

      The question is will they target Frank/Brig/Da first or decide to immediately go after Victor. That’s what Frank said when they were discussing a pre-jury buy back. Though Frank did say if it happens we send them right back out….. UNLESS IT’S ONE OF US (typical in house mentality).

  5. ugh!!! This is nerve wrecking. I’m so happy he beat toddler voice Bronte. NoW it’s the amaZonian Tiffany. It’s a complete toss up who wins this. Tbc…

  6. I wonder if they just modified the backyard right after the original comps for the battle back while the house guests were still in lockdown. That’s what it looks like to me.

    1. I thought they might have done it in another studio. Would have been alot of work for production to set up 4 comps in 2days. I don’t get why they had to wait 5 weeks to do the comps and keep 4 people sequestered. Would have been easier to start after Jozae was evicted since their battles were what the next HOH comp was. Winner goes on, loser goes home…but I guess they couldn’t do a special show without spoilers.

  7. This was sooo set up just in case Frank or any of the vets were booted out right away. As were the teams. Put in place in order to save the vets longer. Such bull. Hilariously enough, none of these Battle Back people are vets. I hope Tiffany gets this!

  8. Woo Hooo!! Let the bodies hit the floor let the bodies hit the floor lmao. So happy Victor pulled this one off. They are facing a rude awaking when they find out Vic is back. I know he has his mind fixed on taking out Paulie but if he was smart he would come in humble, be everybody friend, don’t talk game with anyone until he feels out the mood/situation of the house,and just win comps.
    Bye tiff and Bronte.

    1. He’s a good competitor but clueless about the game. Hopefully he’ll take tiffanys advice and team up with frank and not douche Paulies side.

      I thought tiff left with dignity. I’m proud of her.

      1. Victor did say that he regretted some that he aligned with and CBS shows him and the messiah, Jozea, hugging. He also said that he’d go after Paulie if he got back in.
        He seemed to have a good relationship with Paul when he left.
        The dilemma now is that Paul worships Paulie and maybe vice versa… That haircut says it all.
        I hope Victor takes Tiffany’s advise and listens to Frank, and goes for Paulie and the other showmance. The only one between them, that has surprisingly good instincts, so far, is Corey!?! What happened with not letting a boy derail your game, Nicole?! I liked Paulie at first, but am now over his Don Mafioso act. With Zakeyah, the same. James and Natalie not included in this and I’m not wanting them out.
        I just hope that Victor isn’t misted by Paul to go to Paulie’s side. That would be a shame.

  9. They should dock some of Tiffany pay for trying to give out advice to Victor. I hope he is smart and know that that was Tiffany battle and not his when he comes back to the house. I think Day hit the worst nerve on Tiff when she was singing during her eviction.

    1. Nope she’s right. He should definitely work with Frank. I’m sure she told him other valuable info that CBS just didn’t show, which is great because nobody wants to see 1 side dominate all season.

      1. Yes. I was praying she would tell him that. When she said it I was like yes tiff!! Thank you!!!! Lol

        And to the op, the hg always tell the returnee crap sometimes DURING a comp. They have done that every since I can remember. It’s not against any rules.

      2. Hopefully Paul doesn’t get in Vic’s ear and he can team with Frank to get Pauline and that idiot Nicole out. Secret room? There’s no way production will use that to help keep a HG in the game will they? Surely not

        1. So true! I hope he’s learned not to just trust anyone with the loudest voice, and doesn’t let Paul sway him to Paulie’s side. I liked that he might have listened to some of Tiffany’s advice and sat by Frank when he came in. So ready for feeds tonight!

  10. So that is what she meant by secrets. Most of the house guests will stumble upon the room only by sheer dumb luck

    1. I’m sure there will be some helpful “hints” from the DR. I can see some house guests getting the hint: The room is between the bathroom mirror and the Safari room, just push the center panel.

    2. secret room is a ridiculous idea if they aren’t told that there is one, why would anyone go looking for a secret room that they don’t know is even possible.

  11. The feeds don’t come on for another 3 hours so I’m guessing that the HOH will be played right now and they all had endurance comp clothes on.

  12. Everybody see Frank plant his self next to Victor! He can’t wait to manipulate Victor to get him on his team. If Paulie was smart he would go to Victor and bring James, Paul, and Corey with him and talk so Victor would get the vibe that Tiff and Frank were just the misfits of the house. Victor got evicted last time for being part of a Misfit group .

    1. TeamVictor,

      It does not appear as though Paulie has any interest in working with Victor.

      If Victor puts his trust in “Your Boy The Muffin Man Paul,” Paul may steer Victor in the wrong direction. Paul alone in the house appears to have erroneously trust Paulie. Paulie could manipulate Paul into making it seem as though “it’s a One Hundred Percent clean slate with Victor.” With Paulie really working to get Victor out of The Big Brother House.

      Paulie has been safe being a member of Frank’s team. It does not seem as though Frank has been interested in winning HOH during the Big Brother Team set up.

      The HOH Power has appears to have gone to Paulie’s head.

      It would be nice to see Frank / Bridgette win HOH. This would allow the viewers to see how the rest of the players adjust to the change in power.

      Even if Victor wins HOH, it will be interesting to see the house adjust to the change in power. Hopefully Victor would nominate Paulie.

      Nat, Nicole, Z, Paulie, James have talked about hiding if Victor comes back into the house. I never saw Victor behave in a hostile manner in the house. If Victor did ask Nat out on a date, why would this be so upsetting for Nat? When in the house Victor cleaned up after each of the HGs, cleaned The Big Brother House, and walked around talking too much. Hopefully Victor’s eviction has allowed Victor to learn how to refrain from telling everyone valuable information, information that Victor should “play close to the vest.”

      Frank does appear to understand that the only currency in The Big Brother House is loyalty. It appears as though Frank’s challenge in playing the game of Big Brother is that others view him as a competition beast and therefore it makes it easy for The House “Mob Mentality” to label Frank as a dangerous target and threat. It does not seem as though Frank’s challenge is honesty, being forthcoming, and loyalty.

  13. – I feel bad for Glenn :/ I hope that he got some money out of it.
    – Jozea –my goodness…so freaking annoying
    – It was a little boring…
    – Go Victor!! (AKA: Jon Snow of Big Brother –mostly because of his hair and he sort of came back from the dead :D)

  14. I’m glad Tiff gave Victor the heads up about Da. Also Paulies hair ???? Looks like a big squirrel’s tail on his head. ICK Why on earth would he want to look like Paul? I don’t get it but to each his own.

      1. Yeah James won’t be to happy. What’s sad is it doesn’t have anything with Vic being a comp beast. He’s worried about his snuggle buddy. I would love to be a fly on the wall when James is sitting in a bar 3 months from now and he realizes ” I pissed away a chance for 500G for a girl that I will never talk to again”. Dumb a$$!!!

  15. I’m glad those early reports that said Jozea won weren’t true
    Hooray we don’t have to see JOZEA ever again!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. I just hope one of the winners goes after Paulie. Starting to like Frank which I never thought I would say. Love James but he is not playing the game. Want to see Paulie, Corey, Nicole and Michelle sweat it out this week.

    1. Frank abuses and molests women. But, he worked with my favorite crazy person for a week out of necessity, so heck, I’ll root for that gasbag. You betcha!

    1. 9pm PST / 12:00am EST

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  17. Without a doubt the secret room has to do with the British Phone booth. To my knowledge they’ve never had a phone in the house. Why is it there? I was looking at a picture of the departure board online. All those cities from the posters are on it. What if they have to enter the numbers corresponding to those cities on the phone and something unlocks?

  18. Frank is the luckiest bad player in the history of BB. He gets saved with twist after twist. And now, when the teams break up and he is exposed what walks through the front door? A bigger target and a powerful ally.

  19. Now we’ll see.
    It didn’t seem like James was jumping for joy like some of the others when Victor came back. I really hope this doesn’t affect the thing he has going with Natalie. She seemed obsessed with Victor at the beginning.
    I guess now we’ll see where her head is really at.
    I just hope she doesn’t hurt the kid.

      1. The people that don’t believe this still think Will and Janelle are married because they know true love when they see it.

    1. I’m sorry but some of you are stubborn as hell. The girl is completely into James. It’s obvious as hell. The fact some of you continue to doubt that says a lot about you.

    2. So you can’t “see where her head is at” when she tells James she likes him, tells everyone in the house she likes him, and tells America she likes him?

      1. It would be more convincing if she wasn’t so aware every time a camera turns on to them. The whole “you really hurt me” drama seemed meant for tv (camera time). I like James – not so much his game right now because he doesn’t have one, but in general – and I want to see him find someone. I just don’t think Natalie is for real. Hope I’m wrong.

      2. While I’m sure James is a good guy, Natalie probably only flirts with him because she’s bored and it’s fun. I mean there are only five guys in the house (excluding victor) and of those five James is the least offensive.

  20. Bronte showed her mean b*tchy side again when she told Victor that “nobody in that house likes you”, Her I am a nerd who plays an honest game and talks in a baby voice persona is fake. She is not very nice just like she wasn’t before Josea was booted and her alliance found out how low on the totem pole they were.

    1. I can see Paul brag about being Pauie’s pool boy, being a double agent, and giving Victor protection if he runs with him!

  21. I thought Tiff was supposed to have this 140+ almost genius IQ. The POV ice cream puzzle was uber simple and she couldn’t beat Corey who at first was doing nothing but try and copy her? Then Vic (granted who is no dummy like Corey) beats her in another puzzle. I think it is time for a retest.

    1. The battle back puzzle wasn’t just mental. You cant judge someones IQ off an ice cream competition in big brother lol. Wtf

    1. There are so many people I want to see leave next, I find it impossible to select a preferred order!

  22. I bet the special power is either the Diamond Power of Veto or the Coup et Tat! If Day get it, I’ll be shocked and would laugh when she uses it if she’s on the block again! Frank, Bridgette, Nicole, and Corey would &$/@ a cinder block!!!

  23. Bronte will never be eligible to work for any Gov agency that works in clandestine or non clandestine Federal affairs. One of the first prerequisites for application is a very minimal social media presence. As well as minimimal notoriety. The fact that she is on a National reality television show coupled with the fact that she states repeatedly that she wants to work for the NSA automatically disqualifies her from potential jobs in that market. You are required to work in a private facility with no access to the outside world and a willingness to live your life In private, at times keeping your own family in the dark as to your activities. The Hiring process of Federal agents of any kind, be it homeland security, border patrol, immigration and customs, or national surveillance like she mentions is very very competitive, extremely selective and downright difficult to pass due to the stringent exams, and background checks. She would easily be a liability for leaked information and would be targeted by would be traitors or defectors. Poor girl, thinks she’s smart, yet doesn’t realize she’s not even smart enough to realize she smashed her dreams of an NSA career by appearing on a reality show.

    1. It really depends on the specific job. Plus security clearances and a host of other issues will take a look at her so called social media presence and decide. Now they may tell her to knock it off if she wants to work for them but as for entry level stuff, she should be fine as long as none of her social media stuff is controversial.

  24. Some one remind me. (I’m old and forgetful.) Why do I hate Victor? (It’s been so long, I can’t remember.)

  25. Go victor!!! Just dont fall on paulie’s sword like your boy paul. Butt buddies forever with matchin haircuts. Now that tiffanys gone can all you haters stop dogging her and her sister its beyond annoying your all sounding like paulie, tiff this tiff that, vanessa vanessa… guess your jealous of tif and van or scared of them cuz there both super smart and successful! Give it a rest already…

    1. I thought Victor was kind of douchy the way he talked to Nat sometimes. But then I saw how sweet he was going over and helping Tiff get all her crap off. lol I’m not sure what to think about him. He’s def good a comps. I just hope he took some of that down time to study the show or something.

  26. Paulie looked worried.
    Paul must be very happy.
    Everyone has someone they can “trust”:
    – Frank/Bridgette (I didn’t realize that the bond between Bridgette and Natalie wasn’t as strong even when Bronte left)
    – Paulie/Zakiyah
    – Nicole/Corey
    – James/Natalie
    – Michelle/Davonne (?)
    – Victor/Paul
    I think that if Frank, Victor, or Davonne wins HOH, they will go after Paulie and his crew.

    1. I don’t think Victor should trust Paul just yet. Vic noticed the Paulie/Paul haircuts and said in the BattleBack promo that Paulie was his target. Paul can’t just walk away from the game he’s been playing – the rat game (don’t get me wrong, it’s a strategy that’s kept him safe so I get it, but I’m not a fan). Vic instantly trusting Paul will probably get Vic booted from the game quickly via Paulie and crew. Sit back and watch them, Vic, remember what Bronte said to you, and talk to Frank for minute. THEN make a decision…
      On a side note – once he tells them all how physical most of those comps were, they will probably target him even more because he’s proven he can win. Sure, most of them weren’t tough competition, but it’s enough.

    2. frank will go after dayvonne, but to get there i’m not sure who else he’ll put up if he is sincere about working with nicole, not her, james, then not natalie, he could easily put up michelle but he’s been ‘working’ her as well, but if you consider michelle and day close, then she’d be up to take her out of the voting pool. zakiyah may be up, but frank thinks he is working tight with Paulie, he might be able to spin it as ‘pawn’ and ‘someone else who is close to day’, or even just ‘well no one will vote her out, she hasn’t been up yet, plus we don’t think she will win the veto so obviously we will be able to control it, plus also she won’t be voting day to stay, which is what he’ll likely say she is going to do. at this point, with victor back he isn’t likely to put up nicole (i think he’d rather work alongside nicole and james actually, nicole isn’t winning anything so he’d as easily be on F2 or 3 with her around. why get her out at this point since pretty sure she has him thinking she doesn’t want him out of the house.

      very circular arguments i am making, am going to instead say well, maybe frank will throw it because he does not want to be the one up there having to do this? i think victor is going to focus on day being the target, it will be fairly clear that is what majority are going to tell him. and the house is going to be focused on getting him out, there was no deal about safety for a week after all. likely whoever will put day and victor on the block and see what happens, with zak or nat or michelle being replacement for someone winning veto. NO one is going to use the veto on either of those two, and chances are good that vic will remain in the house if day is on the block, why get him out, he’s going to be useful to some of them. nicole actually had a good rapport with him giving her info (no idea why, maybe he was a BB fan start struck by her, he just didn’t do a good job of getting closer to her, since he spent too much time on the jozea crazy side). nat isn’t going to work with him, so james won’t, which is too bad cuz they are a small team with no one really, if they pulled him in it would change their dynamic.

  27. Glad Vic is back since Tiff didn’t make it back in to irritate Paulie. Hopefully Vic can sit back and figure out how to play the game this time before running his mouth. I like him fine. If he can just be quiet and learn how to play. Then go after Paulie and his clan. Wondering what’s going to happen with him and Paul now that Paul is in with Paulie. I can see Paul playing Vic. And don’t they usually have the person who returns safe for one week and can’t be voted out for only the one week ? She didn’t say that so I assume Vic isn’t safe and most likely everyone will take the easy route to evict him. Hopefully Vic wins HOH. Then Paul will come running back to him. Would love to see if he takes tiff’s advice or goes along with Paul

  28. I’m glad Victor won the battle back. The other evicted house guests (except Glenn- but like others have said, he had no chance in any of those Battle back comps) were seriously obnoxious.The other HGs should be very nervous, since he really is a comp beast and he’s not a dummy either. And after watching the horrible strategy and game play of the rest of the house the last couple weeks, I may find myself becoming Team Vic.

    I think if he and Paul play their cards right they could go pretty far. They should work with Paulie to get Frank & Da’Vonne out ASAP. I also hope Vic is safe from eviction the first week. I also wouldn’t rule him out from winning the wall endurance comp either.

  29. Just hope Paul doesn’t convince Victor that Paulie’s side will have his back if Victor doesn’t go after them. Hope Victor has some guts and goes after Paulie.

  30. I have to question Tiff’s 140 genius IQ because the POV puzzle with the ice cream cones was super simple. She could not beat Corey who at first was just trying to copy her and then even he realized she was not even close and solved it for himself. Corey only won because Paulie threw it to him. Vic who is smarter than Corey beat her on the puzzle tonight. I don’t think Tiff is much of a genius like I don’t think Bronte is much of a mathematician.

  31. Guess what will happen. Paul will bring victor into the group of cool kids, just so Paulie feels safe in case victor wins hoh. But he will be their target along with frank. Now this other twist, is probably so frank finds the secret power to save himself when the time comes. Classic big brother rigging the competition lol.

  32. I’m excited about the secret room and power. I remember BBCan, I think the second season, they did it and it was a cool idea.

  33. still can’t believe neither of them put the top pieces at the actual top of the ‘framing’ for the puzzle. they saw what they were trying to put together, why think they wouldn’t be using the top row, the part under the colourful border?????

  34. plus i wanted victor to win based on his jury house update. He was the only one working out, and focused on doing that to be in top shape. the others were lazy, to my eyes. tiffany soured me only because she blew off two weeks in the house when she should have been acting the way she did in battle back and her final week, minus eviction day obviously.

      1. Thanks, Dawg! I’m laughing that someone down voted your post that you’re sending a picture of something that we all want! What?!? That makes me feel much better for any down votes I receive!
        Many thanks for all of the time that you and Simon spend on this great site! You two just put it all together so well and it’s a great way to know what’s going on, in a nice synopsis! Thanks and sending a donation your way :)

  35. now that Tiffany’s gone personally for now…i’m rooting…and waiting… for the other side of house Day/Bridgette/Frank to win HOH and shake things up AGAIN. For my own personal wish would love…LOVE to see someone put up Paulie/Z together next wk to make game more predictable and fair for everyone left

  36. I remember on BBAD Nicole was talking about how production wouldn’t let Frankie put a little pink streak in her hair. Then they talked about how the show doesn’t like them to drastically change their appearance. Then she got told to stop talking about production. If that’s the case. Why would they let Paulie “Paul Jr” do that !! I can barely look at him without taking a double take. It’s just weird !! Totally changes his look. And now I have to really look to make sure who is who. The whole thing is just very strange to me.

  37. we have missed a lot not knowing whats been going on in the house for the last 24 hrs … gonna be annoying trying to catch on lol, hopefully they repeat convos etc…. I just would love to know who first cornered Vic…

  38. There is seven destinations in the departure board. So a phone has seven digits. Each destitination has a time ex 4:22, You add it up 4+2+2=8. Do it to each destination. You get seven numbers and they make a phone call to unlock the combination. I might be wrong, but curious that there are 7 destination and a phone number needs seven digits.

    1. Nop… You need 10 numbers if you are stateside… Considering that those are international destinations, you so etimes need even 13 numbers… But your theory is good!

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