Big Brother 13 Finale Recap: Is Rachel Reilly the Comeback Kid?

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This season of Big Brother was one of many twists.

At times too many. The golden keys. The duo format. The one-week return of the duo format. It all felt a little convoluted at times - even by BB standards.

Things really picked up in recent weeks, however, beginning with the double eviction mayhem that ousted both Daniele and Jeff, making it anyone's game.

At that point, the Big Brother 13 house was essentially Rachel Reilly and a crew of true floaters. America's Most Hated was somehow in the driver's seat.

Big Brother 13 Final 3

Not that Rache was undeserving. She came in as a painful Big Brother villain of yesteryear (okay, last year). But she was always a fierce competitor, and had morphed into someone who actually understands the social elements!

In short, as we noted weeks ago, she could really win this thing!

IF she could make it happen and win the final Head of Household battle against Adam Poch and Porsche Briggs, Big Brother 13 was hers to lose. But did she?

She did. Rachel won part one, then part three against Porsche, then chose to face off against Porsche for the $500,000 prize, henceforth evicting Adam.

"If I was in the final two, I would've won," Adam said, hilariously, to Julie Chen. He's a likable dude, but going up against Rachel, that's a dubious claim.

Rachel Reilly, Brendon Villegas

In any event, it came down to a jury vote between Rachel and Porsche, who may not even understand how the game works, but did deserve to be there.

She floated for half the season, but really turned it up of late. Not the best strategist, no, but a mid-level contestant who opportunistically caught fire.

"I hope you see something good in me also to compete in life and do something good with it," Porsche pleaded with the jury, somewhat convincingly.

In truth, the seven-member panel likely saw this as an easy call. Brendon was going with his Boo-Key, and Jeff and Jordan were clearly on Team Rachel.

That meant Porsche needed everyone else. Kalia and Dani were locks to vote for her, and did so. Adam also did, for reasons unknown, knotting it at 3-3.

Rachel Reilly Wins

Shelly Moore was the dealbreaker for Porsche in the end. Despite issues with Rachel, Shelly voted with her brain and handed the redhead a half million.

It's hard not to be mildly annoyed at this, given her cattiness the last two summers. At the same time, would you have preferred Adam or Porsche win?

Rachel Reilly deserves due credit for doing more than win absurd games to control power. She formed alliances and kept the peace from mid-August on.

Meanwhile, Jeff won $25,000 as America's Favorite Houseguest, which fans voted for online. That was far less of a surprise than Rachel winning it all.

What do you think of Reilly's triumph, which seemed impossible a few months ago? Did the jury make the right call? Did Rachel deserve to win BB13?


Rachel, was the only one left in the game
That deserved to win. She won most of the comps
She was on the block most and saved herself
The only good players I thought were
Rachel, Jeff, Brendon, Evil Dick these are the
People that came to play the rest were
Boring and beyond floaters waste of space.
I luv Jorden but she was not dependable to
The alliance competitively. Bb you have
To win comps. Jorden and Rach made a good
Duo and hope they made a good friendship
That last.
I wanted Rach to win and Jorden 2nd
So I got half my wish.
Enough of my rambling on.


I have been a big fan of Brendon and Rachel forever! So happy Rachel won. rachel and Brendon wer the most honest and loyal player in the house.... Dani and Kalia had it wrong thinking Rachel was hated by big brothers fans.Dani and kalia are hateful and bitter women.. Read more celebrity gossip at: http://www.thehollywoodgossip....


For people who call Rachel's behavior "disgusting" and "vile" I don't see it! I saw Porche and Dani and Shelley being extremely harsh and hypocritical in their judgements of Rachel. All I saw in Rachel was some immaturity and crying and some pettiness. But all in all, how can you say she doesn't deserve to win because of her behavior when she wasn't even the worst culprit! I'm a fan of the vets, minus Dani who was totally out of line. Rachel u deserve it!


I have been a fan of Rachel and Brendan forever! So glad she won!


Congrats Rachel,you deserve it. You and Jordan work well together.
Would love to see your wedding on TV. It would have a lot a great characters in it, it would defiantly not be boring...


Congratulations Rachel! I'm so happy you won. No one else deserved the money. The live feed chat rooms were exploding with support for you and hoping you would win. You definitely won the hearts of many fans this year. Congratulations!


Way to Go Rachel ,its always nice when a straight foward fun loving person like u wins BB


people that say that rachel was vile please give me examples and i will show u that the other guests are worse. please if u do not have the live feeds dont talk.


am so happy that rachel won. she is straight forward, honest and loyal and the greatest comeback kid in bb history. congrats to you and your man.


GOOD JOB RACHEL! DANI is a retard. now i think america understands why she has no family. her dad doesnt even get along with her. SAD***.... cant believe you were RUDE* on live tv. so RUDE*

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