Bigg Boss season 13, contestants have been seen leaving less and entering more. While 6 of the original 13 have left the house, 6 new contestants are now in the house, replacing them. With a now full house, the house teams continue to be “team Paras” and “team Shukla” with the new contestants picking a side. However, as has been the case throughout the show, contestants are seen falling out with one another and then later making up. This episode sees an old friendship rekindled.
As the episode begins, Vishal Aditya Singh gets friendly with Paras Chhabra and his group. Arti Singh and Shehnaaz Gill discuss Vishal and praise him, complimenting his looks and demeanor. Arti reveals that Yuvika Chaudhry had tried to set up Arti with Vishal in the past. Hindustani Bhau (Vishal Phatak) teases the girl about it and tells the rest of the housemates. The group discusses Sidharth Shukla and Arhaan pokes fun, saying that Sidharth spits while speaking. On the other end, Sidharth’s group discusses Vishal and Arhaan and their inclusion into Paras’s goup. The next day begins and the contestants are given a hint regarding the day’s task through the song “Dil Ka Telephone” (Dream Girl).
Shefali Jariwala is given the power to nominate a contestant, since she is the captain. Not surprising, she nominates Devoleena Bhattacharjee, with whom she has been bickering with. The nomination task is then explained to the contestants. For the task, 10 of the contestants are paired into five groups. The contestants are given 15 minutes to convince the other to put down the phone in an effort to save themselves from nominations. If both contestants refused to hang up the phone, both contestants would be nominated. Shefali and Sidharth discuss her nomination and Sidharth tells her that she wasted a nomination by giving too much importance to Devoleena.
The task begins and the first pair to go to the phones are Rashami Desai and Paras Chhabra. The two share a silly conversation on the phone, discussing Sidharth Shukla and their group. Paras decides to hang up the phone, nominating himself and saving Rashami, proving to be a good friend. Arti Singh and Mahira Sharma are up next and the two immediately start off on the wrong foot with Arti mentioning the “Kisi ka hona na hona barabar hai” dialogue from Weekend Ka Vaar and also argues with Mahira over Sidharth Shukla. After the buzzer goes off, both contestants are nominated and their fight continues, this time over Shehnaaz Gill.
Vishal and Vikas (Bhau) are next. The two discuss over the phone and Vikas says that Vishal is new, so he should go. Vishal says that he would make the game interesting, so he should be the one to stay. Vikas tells Vishal that he was hurt over his comment in the task when he burst his balloon and Vishal graciously decides to nominate himself after Bhau tells him that it’s his son’s birthday. Vishal wishes Bhau’s son a happy birthday and hangs up the phone. Asim Riaz and Arhaan Khan are the next pair to go and Asim continuously speaks, not giving Arhaan a chance to rebuttal. The two are still on the phone when the buzzer goes off and are, therefore, both nominated.
Khesari Lal Yadav and Himanshi Khurana are the next pair. Himanshi says that she’s not feeling well and claims that this is a reason to be saved. Khesari Lal Yadav questions her as to why he should save her for this reason. This turns into an argument and the two are still fighting when the buzzer goes off, which means both are nominated.
With Sidharth, Shehnaaz and Devoleena already nominated, these three are excused from participating in the task. In the end, Shehnaaz Gill, Sidharth Shukla, Devoleena Bhattacharjee, Khesari Lal Yadav, Himanshi Khurana, Mahira Sharma, Arti Singh, Paras Chhabra, Asim Riaz, Arhaan Khan and Vishal Aditya Singh are the nominated contestants at the end of the task. This means that other than Rashami Desai, Shefali Jariwala and Vikas Phatak, the entire house is nominated.
Bigg Boss later asks the contestants to name the two contestants in the house who need to be “woken up” and the housemates choose Himanshi Khurana and Khesari Lal Yadav. The two are instructed to stay awake until Bigg Boss releases them from their punishment. Himanshi cries and tells the contestants that she’s sick, so Bigg Boss releases her from her punishment and Arhaan Khan takes her place.
Shehnaaz is seen discussing that she misses Sidharth Shukla and later puts flowers on his bed. He melts and gives Shehnaaz a hug. The two fall asleep holding hands and Paras, Arhaan and Vishal are seen discussing this. Paras is hurt by Shehnaaz’s flip-flopping and says she is not important to him anymore. Khesari and Arhaan are released from their punishment at the end of the episode.
In the Bigg Boss 13 house, the relationships are changing on an almost daily basis and it’s interesting to see how contestants are using each other for footage, while others are now learning to play on their own without support.