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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.

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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?

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After more than two months of backstabbing, infighting, competition and mind-numbing absurdity, the 13th season of Big Brother comes to an end tonight.

One of the three remaining houseguests - Rachel Reilly, Porsche Briggs and Adam Poch - will walk out of there $500,000 richer after the jury casts its votes.

If either Rachel or Porsche wins HoH, it seems like a lock they will take the presumably beatable Adam to the Final Two. But then what? Who will win the grand prize?

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Will it be Rachel, the undisputed queen of challenges who has actually mellowed out and softened her edge, playing a smart social game in recent weeks?

Will it be Adam, the Tori Spelling-worshiping Big Brother fanboy who has been the pawn seemingly ever week, only to wrangle out of trouble every time?

Will it be Porsche, who may or may not know how the show works, but has won enough competitions lately to earn a spot in the finale? You tell us. Vote below.

Who will win Big Brother 13?

 

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Jordan Lloyd's quest for a second Big Brother title ended Thursday.

While she and boyfriend Jeff Schroeder seemed in command for much of the 13th season, which ends Wednesday, both were dispatched as the summer waned.

“It’s really hard. It’s mentally draining in there,” Jordan told EW.

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The Big Brother 11 winner said she agreed to come back this summer mostly so Jeff could have a shot to win, feeling that she could at least help him.

But her failure to win crucial challenges proved her downfall.

“I don’t know. I’m not a competitor. I’m really not. The only reason why I made it so far was because I’m a great social player," she said. "That’s why me and Rachel [Reilly] work so well together. She’s a great competitor."

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After Adam's surprise rise to power secured his spot in the final three on Big Brother, dude had to do the unthinkable - make decisions with consequences. Shocker!

His nominations were big. This close to the end, he had to actually think about going up against each of the three women in a jury vote. Who would he put up?

The veto competition, similarly, was all-important. But in the end, it changed nothing, as the one person who really needed to secure a win didn't get it done.

THG recaps Thursday's Big Brother eviction episode below ...

Jordan Lloyd on Big Brother

Adam's HoH room is one giant homage to bacon. Not surprising. Minus 4, because we got the point weeks ago. Ditto for the return of his metalhead screaming.

He and Fara seem happy, though. Aww. Plus 5.

Porsche is not smart, but she's bright enough to wear her best VIP Cocktail Waitress / Hooker dress while talking "strategy." Go with what you know. Plus 7.

Jordan can't successfully talk herself out of being nominated. Adam can't successfully formulate a sentence back to her. Worst. Power trip. Ever. Minus 5.

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After Rachel won Head of Household and secured her spot in the final four on Big Brother, the question became which peasants would advance with the dictator.

At the end of last night, it was Adam, the standard-bearer for Big Brother uselessness, who not only survived, but ended up in the driver's seat. Say what?!

We kid not. If last night's episode was the only one you watched all summer, you would be forgiven for thinking Adam was a force. That's how crazy it was.

THG recaps Wednesday's Big Brother eviction episode below ...

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Otev is back! Once singing Broadway clam harassing Enzo, he's now a shark with a sweet tooth. Watching the jaws move made us laugh every time, so Plus 3.

Ironically, or perhaps fittingly, Porsche had the veto battle won before she realized Shelly was actually a bigger loser than Adam ... who won the thing. Plus 4.

Kalia absolutely MELTS DOWN and talks to herself with her shirt over her head after losing. Girl, pull it together and at go cry in a plant like Rachel! Minus 6.

She then tries to PUMP HERSELF UP: "I am a really smart, intelligent person! I know people! I have the gift of fricking gab." Wow. Just wow. And Minus 5.

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Last week's elimination of Shelly put Rachel in position to wrest control of the house in an HOH competition that featured three people she could easily beat.

Did she step it up, or did Adam, the beacon of Big Brother uselessness, pull off a major upset? Could Kalia win a surprising third week in power this summer?

More importantly, what "celebrity" visits made this installment one of the more absurd in awhile? THG recaps Sunday night's Big Brother episode below ...

Jessie Godderz on Big Brother

Plus 10 because Jeff and Daniele were clearly the best players in the house. You can still see their alliances going to war with each other, weeks later!

Minus 15 because the producers obviously set up this competition for Rachel to win HOH. On her hands and knees covered in clear, sticky goo? Sorry.

Adam didn't do a terrible job, but his winless streak continues, save for the one veto he was allowed to win by BFF/puppet master Jeff. Weak. Minus 4.

Jordan ate some of the real sprinkles "that were left over." Plus 3.

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With her back against the wall, how did Shelly respond on Big Brother? Did she beg to stay, accept her fate and bow out gracefully or try some subterfuge?

Rachel's veto win put Shelly in the rare position of having to fight for her own survival, rather than merely playing off someone else (which she does well).

But did it pay off, or did Adam, the beacon of Big Brother uselessness, live to do nothing another week? Who was kicked off when the votes were tallied?

THG recaps last night's Big Brother episode below ...

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Minus 10 off the bat, because of of the Jets-Eagles game, Big Brother was not aired on much of the east coast until after 1:30 a.m. For a PRESEASON game. We love the NFL and all, but why do this to the live eviction episode?

You knew Shelly would not go quietly, and props to her for that. In a house full of dead weight, she fought, clawed, deceived, lied and did everything she could to advance her personal interests in the game proactively. Plus 15, Shell.

She had no shot last night, though. Minus 7.

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As she reminds us approximately 40 times a week, Rachel is competitor on Big Brother who is here to compete in this game, vanquishing floaters in her path.

Porsche's instantly regrettable decision to pop Pandora's Box gave the more insane half of Brenchel, now public enemy #1, an opening. And she seized it.

Who was nominated for eviction, who won the veto and how did the events of Wednesday night set up the home stretch of the CBS show's 13th season?

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Despite the fact that she could no longer guarantee knocking one of them out, Porsche did the right thing putting Rachel and Jordan on the block instead of trying to backdoor them. Plus 3, because they're still forced to win the veto.

Kalia isn't happy about Pandora's Box, though. For good reason. Minus 19.

Tension between former allies Jordan and Shelly is thick. When the latter attempts to say hi nowadays, it's hilariously and uncomfortably awkward. Plus 4.

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Fallout from the shocking double eviction continued to play out on Big Brother Sunday night, with a rare look back at some of the events of the previous week.

We finally got to see the blowup that left Big Jeff so enraged at Shelly (whose family has been getting death threats over this) and earned him a spot on the jury.

That was just the first part of Sunday's episode, with the rest centering around the new Head of Household competition, and the return of Pandora's Box.

THG recaps last night's Big Brother mania below ...

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In a season that has lacked for excitement at times, CBS did the right thing rehashing the events that preceded Jeff's surprise ouster last week. Plus 5.

Minus 18, though, for Shelly's utter nonsense. It wasn't bad strategy to get rid of Jeff (far from it in fact), but her attempts to explain her side deals with other players just came across as disingenuous and ridiculous.

Plus 9, though, because this season certainly got interesting.

Minus 2 for Rachel dropping the f-bomb again. Fiance! Fiance!

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In news from the Perhaps-You're-Taking-This-A-Bit-Seriously department, Shelly Moore's family and co-workers are receiving death threats after her surprising vote to evict Jeff Schroeder from the Big Brother house last week.

It was kind of a d!ck move, sure. But chill out people.

Jeff on Big Brother

Shelly could have given fan favorite Jeff, with whom she was allied all summer (or so he thought), a 3-1 victory in Thursday's double eviction episode.

More tearfully and surprisingly voted to keep Rachel Reilly, however, leading to Kalia Booker's tie-breaking vote to oust Jeff, perhaps the strongest player left.

Shelly's family and co-workers have received threats from deranged fans since.

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