I thought I had something to say here, but I forgot what it was. That’s okay, though, I’ll have more to say on the other side.

Vote One: “I vote to evict Poppin Fresh Gilgamesh AGAIN! (I hope for the last time.)”

Vote Two: Gilgamesh. “Out you go, Kaysar!”

Vote Three: Gilgamesh. “Hopefully he’s done being the Re-Poppin’ Fresh Gilgamesh.”

Vote Four: Gilgamesh. “Who thought it was a good idea to open that box?”

Vote Five: Gilgamesh. “Love ya bae!”

By a vote of 5 to 0, the first player evicted twice from CdL Big Brother, and the third member of the jury is

Poppin’ Fresh Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh goes down in history as our first player ever to be evicted twice. That seems fitting. He’ll go back to the Jury House and eventually help decide the winner.

Now, we’ll move on to our next Head of Household competition, one that is near and dear to my Survivor-champion heart: Poker Hands. We also all had a lot of fun with this one in Big Brother 1, so it’s a good time to bring it back.

Meredith Monstergumby appears on the Big Brother screen…

“MERRY NO LIKE PLAY POKER. MERRY SMASH!!!”

Okay, okay, it’s true, Poker Hands didn’t turn out that well for Merry and Silver back then, but it seemed like a good idea at the time, right?

We’ll use Novak’s version of the rules for this game again. Lester, of course, will sit out as outgoing HOH. The other six of you will be given 7 random cards. You then will trade them with other players. You cannot lie in these trades. A trade happens when both players e-mail me to tell me they want to make the trade.

Your goal is to make the best possible poker hand you can, using only 5 of your cards. Which means that if you have a heart royal flush, and then a couple threes, those threes won’t matter at all. So this means you can stash two cards in your hand that other players need.

There will be 10 extra cards left in the deck. You can also opt to drop a card and pull one of the remaining 10 at random. That will remove the card you drop from play. You can’t do this more than once, though, until all six players have dropped a card. If you try to drop a second card before that, I’ll just tell you it’s unable to go through. After all six have dropped a card, then the last four can be drawn by whoever gets to them first, if they want. Or, if any particular player has no occasion to drop one, we won’t get through the entire deck.

I’ll break ties, if necessary, using the Hearts-Diamonds-Clubs-Spades suit order. So the player with the very best hand at the end of this challenge will be the next Head of Household.

I’ll send out card lists very shortly here, and then you guys can start trading. We’ll go until Tuesday night at 8 PM Central unless it looks like everybody’s pretty much stopped trading before then, in which case I’ll warn you that we’re likely to stop soon. Good luck, Houseguests.

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