It's like Christmas for "Big Brother" fans -- two endurance Head of Household competitions in a row.

But first, someone had to go home. House power couple Clay and Shelli were on the block together, and all week it was neck-and-neck to see who would go home. But the house once again voted together and Clay went home by a vote of 9-0, much to the consternation and dismay of many fans.

Bye, Clay! On to the HOH competition!

Last week the houseguests did the "perch on on a wall" challenge. This week's it's the annual "run back and forth and fill your giant ball with liquid" challenge. This one is also fraught with chills, thrills and spills -- though the frontrunner usually emerges fairly early.


Posted by:Andrea Reiher

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."