Just minutes after the 7th nomination and eviction night in which Hanie Jarrar was declared the latest evictee, Kuya once again made the hearts of the remaining Pinoy Big Brother Otso adult housemates race as he capped off the dreading night by making an important announcement.
WATCH: Kuya, ipinaalam ang big jump challenge sa mga Housemates
As soon as the housemates came back from the storage room to change the batteries of their lapels, everyone was stunned to spot a golden chest in the living room. It caused a stir among them, thus Kuya spoke afterwards, telling them that it contained something that would determine their status inside the house. As Yamyam Gucong and Fumiya Sankai opened it, a gold medallion in the shape of the program’s current logo was revealed. Big Brother announced that whoever will cop it first will be the first housemate to be included in the Big 4.
WATCH: Andre, pinili na makasama sa big jump challenge si Lou
For the initial challenge for the Big Jump to the Big 4, the housemates were asked to choose a partner among their fellows by calling them up to the confession room one-by-one. Expectedly, close friends Andre Brouillette and Lou Yanong had chosen each other.
WATCH: Yamyam, mas pinili makasama sa big jump challenge si Fumiya
Meanwhile, two housemates wished for Yamyam to be their partner – Fumiya and Camille Sandel. As expected, the Iskulit Bai of Bohol still picked his Pogi Spiritual Brother whom he knows from their very first day in the competition.
WATCH: Thea, mas pinili makasama sa big jump challenge si Kim
The same with what happened to Thea Rizaldo, who found it hard to choose between her fellow ex-Star Dreamers Shawntel Cruz and Kim Franco. Although she and the former have been together for a longer time, she still opted for the latter as she banks for his strength and intense determination.
Since no one picked them, Camille and Shawntel are paired with one another.
Afterwards, Kuya announced that each tandem will take on a challenge, in which if a pair succeeds, both of them will be able to move on to the next level. However, if the duo failed, only one of them will have the chance to move to the next level while the other one is going to be automatically nominated.
WATCH: Kuya, pinaghanda na ang mga Housemates sa big jump challenge
Each pair was summoned by Big Brother to the confession room to select a golden ball that will determine their order in the challenge. Picking the ball with the “1” written on it, the tandem of Lou and Andre was the first one to take on the challenge.
WATCH: Andre at Lou, hinarap sina Kin at Mark sa unang bahagi ng big jump challenge
For the initial challenge, they were pitted against House Challengers Mark McMahon and Kin Franco, in which they had to topple down a wall of colorful blocks by hitting it with balls then reassemble those afterwards forming the pattern on the opposite side of it.
WATCH: Andre at Lou, panalo sa big jump challenge laban kina Kin at Mark
As Lou and Andre’s tandem were getting ahead of the game, Mark and Kin used their “Freeze” power, stopping their opponents from finishing their blocks and attempting to destroy what they had already constructed. But they missed both of their chances, which made it easy for the housemates to accomplish the remaining layers and eventually winning the task.
Are the housemates going to dominate this task or will the house challengers rise from their loss and win the next challenges? Let’s all find out by watching the upcoming episodes of PBB Otso.