The first half of the Sept. 5 "Big Brother 15" live eviction on CBS played out as expected as bully Amanda Zuckerman found herself headed to the jury house. When the second victim of the evening was sent packing, however, show alums responded with a mix of disappointment, frustration and confusion.
Although Zuckerman left the "BB15" house with harsh words for house rat Andy Herren, her showmance partner McCrae Olson incorrectly assumed that Elissa Slater had double crossed their efforts to keep Zuckerman alive in the game. When he won the rapid-fire head of household title, he wasted no time in placing Slater and GinaMarie Zimmerman, who as outgoing head of household, was largely responsible for Zuckerman's eviction, on the block.
Despite a previous promise to keep Slater safe, Judd Daugherty opted not to use the power of veto, and Slater was unanimously evicted. Slater's departure paves the way for an all-Exterminators final four, as Olson is the sole non-member of that alliance remaining in the game.
"Big Brother" alums took to Twitter following Slater's eviction to ruminate on her untimely departure. "BB10" winner Dan Gheesling tweeted "Elissa fought hard and was fun to root for! Sad to see her go. #BB15."
Slater's sister and "BB13" winner Rachel Reilly responded as expected with "#bb15 Mccrae took out the ONLY PERSON THAT was on his side - not happy! Yuck yuck lets give racist homophobes 500k or the rats."
Also sounding off on the surprise eviction was "BB12" alum Ragan Fox, who tweeted "That decision is going to haunt McCrazy for the rest of his life. #BB15."
With just a few weeks of "Big Brother 15" still left to be played, the show continues Sept. 8 on CBS.