rachel big brother 320 'Big Brother 12': Live HOH updates, someone returning to the house?The “Big Brother 12” finally got rid of Rachel Reilly — the women are quickly disappearing in the game this year. She was evicted unanimously, 6 to 0.

In an interesting twist, host Julie Chen hinted during Rachel’s exit Q&A that she is now going to the jury house, but it may not be the last she has seen of the “Big Brother” house. We’ve suspected all along that someone would be returning to the house — they kept the first three evictees in sequester up until two weeks ago, just in case.

The finale is scheduled for Sept. 15, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t time for someone to return and a double eviction or one of those speeded-up things where they go through an entire “Big Brother” week in one day.

HOH updates (all times Eastern):

9:00 p.m. — We will let you know what is happening as soon as the live feeds return.

9:10 p.m.  — Brendon has a sizeable lead on the other houseguests.

9:12 p.m. — Lane and Hayden are neck-and-neck for second place, but they may not have any hope of catching Brendon. Brendon is working so hard that his labored breathing is audible on the feeds.

9:13 p.m. — Kathy is way behind in last place. Everybody other than Brendon is pretty close bunched in the middle, though Lane has taken over second by getting a slight edge on Hayden.

9:14 p.m. — Enzo is urging everybody to “keep fightin’, keep fightin'” and talking about how frustrating it is.

9:15 p.m. — The storm starts again.

9:18 p.m. — Lane has gained some ground on Brendon, but Brendon is still firmly in the lead. Brendon is probably 4/5 of the way done.

9:20 p.m. — Lane has gained even more ground on Brendon, but both are starting to be weighed down on all the rope slack they have to drag along with them.

9:21 p.m. — It’s a three-man race between Brendon, Lane and Hayden. Britney, Ragan, Kathy and Enzo are really lagging now.

9:22 p.m. — Oh, wow. They showed another angle and Brendon is farther ahead than we thought. This is his to lose.

9:24 p.m. — Enzo keeps going “I just don’t understand.” It’s not that hard of a mental challenge, wethinks. It’s just physically taxing and time-consuming.

9:27 p.m. — Brendon is on his second-to-last grid section, he’s almost won.

9:29 p.m. — Brendon has won the next HOH! Wow. Everybody starts saying, “Good job” to him, which is nice sportsmanship. He looks totally wiped.

What do you think, hamster fans? Would you vote for Rachel to return? We think that might be the best way to keep this season interesting, since the Brigade seems fairly in charge of the house.

Who do you think Brendon will nominate? Our money is on Matt and Hayden, since they’ve been HOH and targeted Brenchel, with Britney as a back-up nominee.  Guess we’ll see!

Also, what do you think is the worst food item for the Have-Nots? The choices are bologna and bran muffins, eggplant and escargot, and turnips and tofu. We’d have to go with turnips and tofu — it’s probably the least mainstream?

We will be interviewing Rachel over email tonight, so post your questions for her in the comments.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."