At the end of Sunday night's episode, Michael Bruner, a 28-year-old attorney from Rochester, Minnesota, was put up for eviction, alongside Terrence Higgins, by Head of Household Daniel Durston. Wednesday's episode picks up soon thereafter and Michael — a Big Brother superfan — is quick to appeal to his fellow housemates to see if anyone would be willing to complete for him in the "Power of Veto". Unsurprisingly, he doesn't find any takers. His predicament is made all the tenser after viewers see Daniel tell Terrence that he's not his real target. Michael is.
Michael, Daniel, Terrence and three players chosen at random — Indy, Turner and Ameerah — go head-to-head in the Veto competition, which is fashioned after a Middle Ages-esque jousting competition. The reality-show gods are on his side because Michael ends up victorious, able to save himself with the veto and forcing Daniel to put another cast member up for eviction. Michael's replacement? Taylor Hale.
So, why did Daniel pick Taylor? Paloma Aguilar, who has had a vendetta brewing against Hale — the former Miss Michigan USA — for lack of being a "girls' girl," gets in his ear. She uses a "he-said, she-said," that happened between Taylor and Monte, in her favor and makes the beauty queen out to look like a liar to the rest of the housemates.
In the end, Paloma's manipulations work and Daniel chooses her alongside Taylor to be up for eviction in Thursday night's live episode. Who will go home? And how will the Backstage Pass holders, of which Paloma is one, affect things? Stay tuned!
Fans react to Michael from Big Brother's victory:
While Paloma Aguilar has proven to be far from a fan favorite this season so far, Big Brother viewers were cheering on superfan Michael Bruner to win the Power of Veto competition and save himself from eviction, especially after being so blatantly targeted by the Head of Household (HOH) Daniel. Here's what Big Brother fans are saying on Twitter about his victory:
Way to go Michael! Rooting for you did not disappoint!July 14, 2022
Ur winner!!! #michael! & I can’t stand Daniel or pooche the dooche!! #bb24 @CBSBigBrother pic.twitter.com/dnVFaXsegBJuly 14, 2022
Good for Michael! Haha Daniel!#BigBrotherJuly 14, 2022
Awww I love that #Michael loves @JanellePierzina & dedicated his #VETO win fo #Janelle, the #VetoQUEEN … & his fiancé! #BB24 #BigBrother24 #BigBrother @CBSBigBrotherJuly 14, 2022
Good job, Michael! #BigBrother #BB24 #BigBrotherDVRJuly 14, 2022
I love Michael was able to save himself but my god I’m worried for our girl Taylor #BB24 #bigbrother pic.twitter.com/Svm6MQMmVbJuly 14, 2022
Wow. Michael gave it all in the Veto comp!! @CBSBigBrother #veto #povJuly 14, 2022
WHAT A CHALLENGE! MICHAEL OUTDUELS AMERRAH AND WINS THE 1ST VETO!! WHICH MEANS MORE BLOOD ON DANIELS HANDS!! @CBSBigBrother #BB24 pic.twitter.com/XlvS1uSEzXJuly 14, 2022
michael is by far my season fav #bigbrotherJuly 14, 2022
I’m so happy Michael won POV. How can you try to send a Superfan home the first week that’s just harsh #bigbrother #BB24July 14, 2022
Michael said…#BB24 #bigbrother #bigbrother24 pic.twitter.com/Amr1o3lAlEJuly 14, 2022
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Christina Izzo is the Deputy Editor of My Imperfect Life. More generally, she is a writer-editor covering food and drink, travel, lifestyle and culture in New York City. She was previously the Features Editor at Rachael Ray In Season and Reveal, as well as the Food & Drink Editor and chief restaurant critic at Time Out New York.
When she’s not doing all that, she can probably be found eating cheese somewhere.