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‘Big Brother 24’ finale recap: Did Taylor, Turner or Monte win the $750,000 grand prize? [UPDATING LIVE BLOG]

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And then there were three. Following the eviction of Brittany Hoopes on “Big Brother 24,” the Final 3 houseguests — Taylor Hale, Matthew “Turner” Turner and Monte Taylor — celebrated making it to finale night by toasting with champagne. Throughout the course of Sunday’s two-hour finale, the players competed to become the last Head of Household of the season, and then the jury ultimately rewarded the $750,000 grand prize to one lucky contestant. So who won “BB24”?

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Below, read our minute-by-minute “Big Brother” recap of Season 24, Episode 34 to find out what happened Sunday, September 25 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Then be sure to sound off in the comments section about your favorite “BB” houseguests on CBS’s reality TV show, who annoys you the most and who you think will ultimately join the “Big Brother” winners list.

There are currently eight eliminated players in the jury house: Indy Santos, Jasmine Davis, Joseph Abdin, Kyle Capener, Terrance Higgins, Michael Bruner, Alyssa Snider and Brittany Hoopes.

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8:00 p.m. – “Previously on ‘Big Brother’!” In the 33rd episode, Taylor and Monte took a step back in their showmance after an argument. Brittany pleaded with Monte to keep her in the game, but in the end, it was all for naught as he cast the sole vote to evict her. Thus, the Final 3 was cemented as Taylor, Turner and Monte. Now each of them will compete in a set of three Head of Household challenges to determine who is the final HOH of the season. Let’s go!

8:04 p.m. – As the battle for the HOH Part 1 comp waged on, Turner was feeling “solid” that Monte would take him two the final two, but he wanted to earn the power to make his own decision. Both Monte and Taylor had the same mindset, and so no one was eager to come down from their spinning hot dogs any time soon. At around 25 minutes the hot dogs stopped spinning as fast and tilted backwards instead, making it harder for Monte to maintain his center of gravity. But it was Taylor who was the first to fall at the 37-minute mark, leaving the two guys to battle it out for the first win. Ultimately, the jerking of the dogs proved too much for Monte who fell at the 46-minute mark.

8:15 p.m. – For the HOH Part 2 comp, Taylor and Monte competed in a race to assemble the comp titles in order on two different boards: one for Vetoes and one for HOHs. Confident that she had been studying the right things, Taylor filled out her Veto board first and then tackled her HOH board. She managed to get both boards correct on her first attempt!

8:18 p.m. – Monte took a different approach to his boards, adding the titles in order from first to last rather than using anchors in the middle of the season like Taylor did. Monte filled out his HOH board first and then added titles to the Veto board afterward, but while at the Veto board he realized that he mixed up two of the VIP comps by putting them on the wrong board. Still, after correcting his mistake he was able to buzz in with the right answers on his first try.

8:21 p.m. – Taylor finished the comp in 7:04 minutes, but Monte was able to beat her with a time of 6:41 minutes. Monte’s win meant that Turner and Monte would be facing off against each other in Part 3, leaving Taylor at the mercy of their decision to take or not take her with them to the final two. The loss was a gutting moment for Taylor who felt the weight of “all the women” on her shoulders to win her way to the final two.

8:23 p.m. – Taylor’s biggest hope at this point was that Monte would win and take her with him, but she was sure that Turner wouldn’t take her. Turner was resting on the confidence of the final two deal he made with Monte and the evidence that he’s proven loyal to him the whole game. Turner was confident that he could beat either Monte or Taylor with the jury so he wanted to go with loyalty and take Monte to the end with him. Monte, however, was undecided on who he’d take because he was confident he could beat Taylor, but less confident in his chances against Turner.

8:30 p.m. – Alum Dr. Will Kirby met up with the jurors to discuss the final three and weigh their opinions on who is playing the best game. Will told the jurors that he thinks it’s a strong final three, but when he asked about Turner’s chances both Indy and Jasmine laughed. Alyssa, Kyle and Joseph applauded his ability to keep a squad around him the whole game. Michael said that Turner manipulated, but didn’t own up to it and preferred Monte’s move to actually take Michael out when Turner wouldn’t. Terrance said Turner was able to “sit back and chill” because he knew he was locked in and that was a smart strategy.

8:33 p.m. – Joseph said that Taylor had strategy behind her moves as opposed to Turner who just hid behind shadows. That being said, Brittany thought Taylor was moving more for sparks rather than what is best. Jasmine said Taylor’s best moves were being able to get off the block five times. Michael and Indy liked that Taylor managed to move with love despite all the heat against her. Kyle thought it was amazing that Taylor was able to be in a better position in the game after every time she was nominated.

8:36 p.m. – Michael thought Monte had positioned himself better in the late game. Joseph didn’t see it as a strength that Monte never went up on the block, but Jasmine was impressed at Monte’s social game to be in a spot where she couldn’t convince anyone to nominate him. Brittany thinks Monte’s resume seems safe, but the move to take out Michael was not safe.

8:43 p.m. – For the HOH Part 3 comp, Monte and Taylor battled in “Jury Fest” to see who knows their peers on the jury best by determining which of three statements said by them is false. They both got the Indy, Jasmine, Joseph, Kyle and Terrance questions right, but Turner got the Michael question incorrect. They both got the Alyssa question incorrect, leaving Monte with a one point lead going into Brittany’s question. Turner got that question incorrect as well, giving Monte a two-point lead and giving him the final HOH win and the power to decide who to sit next to in front of the jury.

8:58 p.m. – In the hopes of earning Monte’s vote to stay, Turner called out their final two and final four deals as reason to remain loyal. He also spoke to the amount of moves they made together and how bad his jury management has been. Taylor appealed to their bond and friendship as well as noting the conversations they’ve had about the importance of her being in the final two. With all of that in mind, Monte made the decision to evict Turner and go to the final two with Taylor! He said that this was his last chance to make a “big move” on his own and that move would be evicting him.

9:02 p.m. – Turner told Julie that he was shocked by Monte’s decision, but not mad because it’s no surprise that he didn’t want to go against him. He also held that he doesn’t think he has good jury management, but Monte still made the best decision by getting rid of him instead of Taylor. Of possible regrets, he says he could have been better with the jurors and have thrown a comp or two to not have so many wins that made him look like a threat.

9:10 p.m. – Julie brought the jury out on stage to reveal the final three result that just as Michael and Terrance predicted Turner was evicted by Monte as the last juror. Before they cast their votes, they got to ask three questions of each finalist as a group.

9:12 p.m. – Kyle asked Monte what his most pivotal move was. Monte said his biggest move was tonight’s eviction of Turner because he was the second best competitor in the game. Michael asked Taylor how she adapted her game to improve her position. Taylor said she had to grow personal connections with everyone in order to overcome the perception that she was the villain of the house. She chose to play the game as herself in order to bond with the women which was her goal.

9:15 p.m. – Joseph asked Monte what his biggest blunder was. He said he didn’t stay true to himself when he didn’t protect Michael and Brittany because it put him in the line of fire as a target. Jasmine asked Taylor if there were big moves she orchestrated that people don’t see as hers. She said she didn’t want to look like she was making big moves, and instead wanted to build her bonds with Indy and Alyssa in order to protect women as long as she could. She added that her blunder was not being able to get them all to the end.

9:17 p.m. – Brittany asked Monte when he took a risk. Monte repeated the week he assumed risk becoming a target the week he was HOH and Michael and Brittany were Festie Besties. Indy asked Taylor about her place on the block so often. She answered that her relationships meant that people believed she was useful enough to their game that they’d want to keep her around. Julie also gave Turner a chance to ask one question. He asked Monte why he deserves his vote. Monte said their final two was formed after his and Kyle’s and until then he wasn’t aware how little of a priority he was to other people in The Leftovers.

9:25 p.m. – The finalists got a last chance to tell the jury why they deserve to win. Monte said he play a competitive game and listed all his comp wins, had a strong social game that avoided making false promises, and made big moves. Taylor noted her own three comp wins and said he had willpower and managed to bandage her game together after being on the block six times. She appealed to the women in the game and addressed having to be on the block next to Kyle after he tried to perform an all white alliance. She said that her win would be a win of resilience and persistence and challenged them to make that decision.

9:30 p.m. – The jurors cast their votes for the winner with a final message to the finalists. Indy said her vote was for one of her favorite people in the game. Jasmine said her vote was for someone who carried on something she wishes she could have. Joseph said he voted for the “face and story of the season.” Kyle said his vote is for the one that “represents this season.” Terrance made a joke that they finally got Monte on the block. Michael and Brittany both cracked jokes as well and Alyssa said “it’s time to take our power back.” Turner said he made his decision just seconds ago.

9:39 p.m. – Before we got to the winner announcement, Julie brought in four of the first five evicted houseguests: Joe “Pooch” Pucciarelli, Ameerah Jones, Nicole Layog and Daniel Durston. Julie wanted to clear the air on Joseph at Dyre Fest–he said he did what he could to protect the alliance and Terrance agreed with that. Julie also asked the players that lied about their professions, getting Michael to admit to being an attorney in front of Brittany who was hurt by his use of strategy against their friendship. It was also a chance for Joseph to reveal himself as a lawyer, which everyone was surprised by.

9:42 p.m. – Ameerah said that the most surprising thing watching from home was the Monte and Taylor showmance because of how they started the game off on the wrong foot. Alyssa said that she and Kyle had good conversations in the jury house and she’s hopeful they can work stuff out. Pooch does regret that he allowed himself to go on the block in the second week, but he was sure Taylor would be seen as a threat and tonight proved that. Julie also made Turner admit to being the one to eat Jasmine’s muffin. Daniel told Julie that the game was boring after he left, but it eventually got good, noting the double eviction as one of the highlights.

9:50 p.m. – Julie revealed the votes for the $750,000 winner: Turner voted for Monte, Brittany voted for Taylor, Alyssa voted for Taylor, Michael voted for Taylor, Terrance voted for Taylor, Kyle voted for Taylor. That means Taylor won, likely by a vote of 8-1. All of the evicted houseguests seemed thrilled for Taylor’s win, including Daniel and Nicole who shared extended hugs with her.

9:56 p.m. – Julie revealed that the three houseguests with the most votes for America’s Favorite Houseguest were Michael, Taylor and Kyle. The winner of that vote was the night’s second stat in the history books because Taylor became the first winner to also be voted as the favorite player! The first stat of course was that Taylor became the first Black woman to win the U.S., non-celebrity version of the game! Incredible night for her.

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