PBB Otso Daily Update: Kuya tests housemates’ strong bond via special task

Just when the housemates, as well as the viewers, thought that the tension inside the house would pacify after the exhausting weekly task and the double eviction over the weekend, Kuya apparently is up for something appalling and disconcerting that might put a strain on the close-knit bond of the Pinoy Big Brother Otso adult contestants.

PBB Otso Day 47: Mark, inayos ang kanilang di pagkakaunawaan ni Yamyam

It was revealed on Monday night’s episode that Mark Obera and Yamyam Gucong was able to mend their misunderstanding that ensued after the nomination of the least dependable housemates last week. It can be recalled that the former gave the latter two points for editing out the most significant parts of his advocacy statement in the vlog created by Yamyam and Fumiya Sankai.

PBB Otso Day 47: Hanie, tuluyan nang pumasok sa bahay ni Kuya

The same night of Wakim Regalado and Mitch Talao’s expulsion from the house, the remaining housemates welcomed the newest Star Dreamer to successfully crossover and become an official housemate – Hanie Jarrar. However, instead of getting pranked by his new comrades, the “Athletic Cutie of Isabela”, Big Brother gave him a challenge, which was to identify each housemate with his blindfold on. It took him a long time and a lot of frisking before completing it.

PBB Otso Day 47: Kuya, ipinaalam ang matinding hamon na haharapin ng Housemates

Afterwards, Kuya assembled them in the living room and told the housemates that on their eighth week inside the house, the “deserving four” or apat na karapat-dapat to stay in the competition will finally be determined by the end of the week. As such, he is about to put them in a nerve-wracking task, in which they had to contend for their spot on the Big 4 by getting themselves pitted with another housemate.

The winner will have the chance to raise his/her banner onto one of the flagpoles while the loser will have to exit the house automatically.

PBB Otso Day 47: Housemates, natahimik sa anunsyo ng hamon ni Kuya

This announcement left the housemates in shock, nervous, bemused, and muffled since they find it hard to compete against the people they’ve bonded with for a long time and this, of course, can probably take a toll on their relationship.

PBB Otso Day 47: Housemates, nakaramdam ng kaba sa hudyat ng hamon ni Kuya

When the first lamp finally lit up, all of them converged in the garden area, mauling over the stressful and dreadful new task Kuya gave them. While others were still thinking, Mark suddenly stood up and went straight to the confession room.

PBB Otso Day 47: Mark, nagdalawang-isip na kalabanin si Andre

Telling Kuya that he firmly believes that he’s one of the housemates worthy to stay and his advocacies are worth fighting for, as well as his intention of veering away from going against Yamyam and protecting him against another housemate that might take advantage of him, Mark expressed his willingness to challenge Andre Brouillette. But when Big Brother asked him if he’s already sure with his decision, he was taken aback and told him that he had to ponder on it again.

A few moments after he went out of the confession room, Yamyam stood up and told everyone that he would be the one to make the tough decision to fight for his dream.

PBB Otso Day 47: Yamyam, nagdesisyon na kalabanin si Mark

However, the scenario Mark had been dreading for is about to happen, as Yamyam willfully chose to challenge him, reasoning that they have the same level of competitiveness and he also wanted to dare himself.

PBB Otso Day 47: Mark, naluha nang kalabanin ni Yamyam

The next scene turned heart-rending as Yamyam and Mark had a painful one-on-one conversation about the task. The former told the latter that he had decided to go against him, to which Mark confessed that he actually doesn’t want them to be opponents because he knows he has a dream not only for himself, but for other people as well. This made both of them emotional, with the “Incredible Itay of Compostella Valley” began to blame himself for being such a coward.

PBB Otso Day 47: Kuya, di pinayagan ang hiling ni Mark

In hopes of retracting his decision, Mark went back to the confession room to plead to Kuya, to which the latter retorted that they should stand by the decisions they’ve made. It was indeed painful, but he just accepted it and approached Yamyam who was loitering in the living room with the other housemates. He then told him that he could finally announce what his decision was to everyone.

What kind of task will Yamyam and Mark have to undergo? Who’s going to win between them? Know the answers to these questions by watching the next episode of PBB Otso.