[SPOILER ALERT: Spoilers ahead for Big Brother 23 Part 1 and 2 of final Head of Household competitions]
After the explosive exit of Kyland Young, the final three faced off for Part 1 and Part 2 of the final major of domestic competitions. The winners then battle each other for the power to choose who they will hold the title against and argue their case for $750,000.
Kyland Young ousted before last three
After surviving the second double eviction, Xavier Prather became the head of the household. With Kyland Young and Derek “Big D” Frazier having the last two deals, he preferred the latter and kept them safe.
Therefore, Xavier considered the power of the veto to be the most important, putting Kyland and Azah Awasum, who had not yet been nominated, for expulsion.
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Javier won the veto and wanted to persuade Big D to turn on his last two teammates, Kyland, as he posed a major physical threat. Additionally, Xavier wanted Big D to have blood on his hands, so Kyland would vote for him to win.
Even though he struggled with his decision, he saved his best friend and blinded him by casting the only vote to oust Kyland as he had a long last three with the people.
Xavier Prather wins Part 1 of the final major of the domestic competition
After collecting his bags, Kayland comments to Xavier that his decision to turn them in reflects poorly on him as a role model for his nephew.
Javier reveals that his brother has died and intends to use the winning money to help provide for his late brother’s son. So, the comments landed in a sad place, resulting in a heated moment before Kayland stepped out to join host Julie Chen Moonves.
Afterwards, the remaining three faced off in Part 1 of the final HOH, which was won by Xavier. According to the conversation after the competition, it was based on endurance. He also talked about Kyland’s exit, and Xavier said that he planned to prove himself a good role model for his nephew by winning.
He later told Azah that he felt he made the right decision to blind Kyland because HOH thought Kyland would have made the remarks in the House, which “Could have been violent.”
Azah Avsum wins part 2 of the final HOH contest
According to Azah, he believes that Kyland should have expected to go blind after targeting Tiffany Mitchell, considering it his “biggest mistake”.
Xavier agreed, which he thought Kyland considered himself “the biggest manipulator” in the house and was upset that he got played. The next day, Azah and Big D battled for last place to compete against Xavier in the final HOH contest.
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Azah comes out on top, troubling Big D, who felt he couldn’t win anything. He called it his “worst performance”, his knee pain preventing him from performing at his best. Javier comforts him, pointing out that he will sit on the last two chairs, even though he and Ajah plan to carry him through to the end.
He prefers to sit next to Big D, noting that Ajah was “too nice” to everyone, and wants to sit next to Big D because she doesn’t believe she can beat Xavier. However, Big D hopes to make it to the last two with Javier as he sees it as his only chance to win.