It’s time, everyone! The first eviction from Big Brother All-Stars! The HouseGuests will vote to evict either Keesha or Kevin from the house, sending them home after 8 days of playing.
The live show was a little different than normal: host Julie Chen Moonves was alone onstage with no audience to hype her up, but this does feel like an earlier season in the series’ history, where she did the live shows without an audience. Nonetheless, there was a sense of normalcy to have her back on our screens ready to watch a HouseGuest leave.
A lot has happened from the Veto meeting to the eviction, and a lot of it had to do with new alliances being formed. As it was revealed yesterday, Tyler had final 2 deals with almost everyone, Cody and Enzo formed “The Root,” and Da’Vonne and Bayleigh teamed up as well. Two new groups formed tonight before the eviction: Memphis and Cody have banded to form “The Commission,” and Nicole Anthony and Kevin have formed a little outcast final 2.
Cody and Memphis have teamed up because they know from their previous seasons that they are very loyal to their final 2 deal, but both of them got second place (Memphis lost to Dan in season 10, and Cody to Derrick in Season 16). Together, they have formed together and created The Commission, and they have asked 4 other people to join together to get a large portion of votes in the future, and they selected Tyler, Nicole Franzel, Dani, and Christmas. Meanwhile, Cody and Enzo recruited Da’Vonne and Bayleigh to join The Root. The two women agreed, but Da’Vonne said privately that she would rather use the two men as shields, and they can carry them while looking like they’re doing all the work, which is a solid strategy, considering Cody and Enzo have very strong strategic games.
Nicole Anthony and Kevin are hanging out on the hammock, and Kevin wants to work with Nicole, considering they seem to be the two HouseGuests that seem to be on the outs of the rest of the house. Nicole likes this idea, saying that it could be a “blessing,” and that she won’t vote out Kevin.
Janelle, while talking to Christmas, ponders about the vote, wondering what the rest of the house wants to do. Janelle feels it’s best for her and Kaysar’s game to keep Keesha, but wants to know where the house is leaning. This is good strategy from Janelle, because being on the wrong side of the house on the first vote makes anyone an instant target.
We then move to the live vote and eviction. As always, the two nominees have the chance to make a last minute speech to the HouseGuests voting. Keesha said something pretty cryptic, “I feel some energy around me. I do wish MOST of you the best of luck,” which I personally find iconic. There’s a part of me that loves when someone knows that they’re being evicted takes the opportunity to throw a little bit of shade before disappearing for good. Kevin was very nice, complimenting the players on a good job so far. Then it was time for the vote (to clarify, the nominees and the Head of Household do not vote, so only 13 votes were counted). The vote ended up being 13-0 to evict Keesha and she became the first all-star evicted this season.
Right before she walked out, Julie let her know to put her mask on, and make an instant beeline to the chair opposite the stage. Julie was sitting what looked to be about 12 feet away so she could do her usual post-eviction interview. When asked about her pre-vote speech, Keesha at first tried to dodge the question, but Julie is good at getting what she wants, and she revealed she was not wishing luck to Enzo and Cody. Not sure the specifics on Enzo, but probably Cody because he nominated her and got her evicted. Julie usually talks to the first few people evicted about what happens in the game or anything happening in the world, but she didn’t this time around. Not sure if it was for time, but it’s also possible that there could be a Battle Back competition, where evicted HouseGuests can fight their way back. With production focused on keeping things as safe as possible in a COVID world, I’m not sure how they will manage to do that.
It’s now time for the Head of Household competition! Cody is not allowed to compete, but everyone else is fair game. The House Guests watched two videos of a “Big Brother Watch Party,” then Julie asked a series of true/false questions related to the videos. The videos were set up like a family happy hour on Zoom and all the family members were played by the same guy in different outfits. Pretty cheesy, but that’s how it’s always done. Everyone was doing pretty well, with some of the questions wordings messing people up. After 6 questions, Memphis was declared the winner, and became the new Head of Household. This should make for an interesting second week in the house, with The Commission probably staying safe, but with the Safety Suite twist entering a new week as well, anything’s possible.
Who Will Memphis Nominate?
This prediction will not include Safety Suite, since that could go anywhere, but I think he will try to target Janelle and Kaysar, since they were the first targets made by his alliance member, and shared equal frustration when they were deemed safe. However, it’s possible he could target (dare I say) Ian. As a former winner, that’s an automatic target, and Ian is one of the smartest players to ever play. We will see Sunday when the nominations are revealed!
Big Brother All-Stars Review: Another Boring Week (22×20)
I really truly thought that after last week’s insanity, maybe, just MAYBE, we could get another one just like it, where the possible target could be someone in the Committee alliance, but it doesn’t seem so. Controversy surrounds the house, and it causing the place to implode in completely boring fashion.
After BB14 winner Ian was sent packing by a 5-3 vote, confusion ran around the house, leading to the 3 dissenting votes wondering who flipped. It was revealed that David, Kevin, Da’Vonne, and Nicole teamed up to try and tie the vote, causing Dani to break the tie. However, with Nicole being a part of the Committee, as well as a mean person to her friend in the house, voted to evict Ian. Kevin was nervous that David might be lying to keep Ian since he likes Tyler so much, but David only wanted to tie it so that all the blame could go on Dani, making Dani and Nicole furious with David. They plan to convince the rest of the house that David was the one that flipped, rather than Nicole
This week’s Head of Household competition was a 3D puzzle of a fire hydrant. Kevin, Day, and David know that they could be set up on the block if they don’t win, so it comes down to this puzzle. Dani says that she didn’t use her power to compete for HOH again because she wants to sit in the shadows and spread seeds around, rather than be in the forefront. The only people who seemed to be doing well on the puzzle where David, Memphis, and Tyler. After failing and misplacing pieces, Memphis put the puzzle together the fastest, and became the new Head of Household. Dani didn’t see too enthused to hand the key to him, but she knows that she’s safe.
Before moving on to the rest of the episode, I just want to say that Memphis does not deserve to win this game. He was overheard on the feeds saying various racial slurs about some of the HouseGuests. After last season’s fiasco, it’s insane that nothing has been done about this. The fact that a week after open racism as said in the House, he gets all the power, is just so stupid. I don’t have much to say about it anymore, other than I hope that CBS does better in their casting.
When the competition was over, David, Day, and Kevin are the most nervous, considering they do not talk a lot of game with Memphis in the first place (Memphis also doesn’t try to talk to them…). Da’Vonne believes that David was the one who did not vote to his word, confiding in Nicole about this, even though it’s Nicole who flipped.
Nicole has revealed on the live feeds that she couldn’t care less about Ian, pretty much pretending to be his friend, and making fun of him behind his back. Yet the edits make her look like a deceiving and great player and making Day and David look stupid. I’m over the edit on the show this season. I’m just done with it.
Day and David continue to fight over the “rogue vote” that David cast. Day doesn’t believe him at all when he says that he voted out Tyler. It turns into a game of he said, she said, since Nicole says she kept Ian, but didn’t. This causes David to have a mini breakdown, screaming that even no one who looks like him believe him in the game. It’s kind of insane how David, who is the most inexperienced in the game, knows that he’s set up, but it’s sad seeing that no one will believe him.
What follows next was the selection of the Have-Nots. Da’Vonne selected Christmas, and Christmas was angry and confused as to why she was picked….Does she not realize that she nominated Da’Vonne and almost sent her home?! She assumed she was going to pick Kevin, and I’m confused why she would POSSIBLY think that. David selected Cody, and he was sad because he was about to eat some tacos that he made for the house.
There then was a segment where Christmas, Nicole, and Dani were chilling in the hot tub, and Nicole slipped and fell out. It was insanely pointless and I didn’t need to see it.
While Kevin and Da’Vonne were wondering who Memphis was going to nominate, David walked into the room, causing Da’Vonne to immediately leave the room. It was super uncomfortable, and I hate that they don’t understand that David is telling the truth.
Memphis reveals in the Diary Room that he wants to target David, but only through backdooring him in case he wins the Veto. Memphis makes a deal with David to try and make it happen, by saying he wants to go after someone else, not play the Veto, or keep the nominations the same. David believes him, but it’s a clear lie.
At the nomination ceremony, Memphis says he didn’t tell anyone his plan, because he’s scared that someone in his alliance will spread it around. He nominates Da’Vonne and Kevin for eviction, which is the first step in his plan to backdoor David, since he’s not in the Committee (neither are Day and Kevin). So he’s only going after the people of color left in the house, and I’m livid. The show has always been controversial for its treatment of people of color, and here is a prime example. Before the episode ended, the announcement voice said that ZingBot will be making his yearly appearance in the house to roast the House! Hopefully he’ll rip them to shreds.
Best Player of the Episode:
Probably Enzo. He’s in a good position in the house, and I think he’s playing a solid game.
Worst Player of the Episode:
Memphis. I don’t like the way he’s playing, and it’s getting to a point where I want the production team to take him out. He’s being hateful on the feeds, and it needs to be taken care of.
Big Brother All-Stars Review: The Sixth Eviction (22×19)
A former winner and a BB legend face their Housemates, and one of them will be evicted from the Big Brother house and become the first member of the jury. Things have been crazy the last 48 hours in the house, and NONE of it made the CBS edit, which lead to an anti-climatic eviction, and further proof that the power alliance called the Committee take no chances in the game, leading this to be the most boring All-Star season of any show ever.
Winner of BB 14, and BB 20 runner-up Tyler sit on the block, after David used his Disruptor power to remove himself, and Da’Vonne used the Power of Veto on Kevin, leading to these powerhouses facing eviction. Dani said from the start of her HOH reign that she wants to possibly backdoor Tyler, but all the powers and Veto wins messed up her goal, leaving her to nominate 4 total people this week, which is a lot of pressure. Ian was already a target for The Committee, since he was not in the alliance, and as a former winner, it’s an easy target. However, Dani didn’t want to send him out right away. Ian knew that he only needs 4 votes to cause a tie, so he has been campaigning hard to everyone to possibly cause a rift and force a tie. I consider Ian one of the best players of all time, and he is good at campaigning, so I was hoping something would come out.
CBS then aired a segment where they show the other winner in the house, Nicole, cry hard over the fact that her best friend might go home. It was never shown that Nicole was one of the people making fun of Ian behind his back, making herself cry before going into a room with him, and lying to his face that she was going to keep him. Nicole is a bold-faced liar, and yes, that’s a part of the game, but she’s being rude behind his back to the point of attacking him personally. Thank the live feeds for exposing the 99% of what we don’t see on the edits.
Ian is convinced that he has the 4 votes needed to tie the vote, and have Dani’s support if she has to cast the deciding vote. Dani thinks in the Diary Room that if she had to break a tie, she actually might send Tyler packing, since he is more likely to win the entire game compared to a previous winner. She also talks to the rest of the Committee to possibly keep Ian, but Cody, Enzo, and Memphis are not phased by this and are more than willing to vote out the former winner before an alliance member. Okay, guys, just keep telling yourselves that until you see Julie give Tyler a check $500k.
At the live vote and eviction, Ian spoke about having more to give to the game that he loves so much, and Tyler plugged his jewelry company and his girlfriend’s cookbook. At the end of the vote, Ian was evicted on a 5-3 vote. Da’Vonne, David, and Kevin were the 3 votes. Nicole distributed more fake tears to vote out Ian, then quickly regained her composure and went back to the group. Ian hugged everyone, wished everyone luck, and joined Julie outside the house, mask and all. Julie gave Ian a really uncomfortable eviction interview, pausing every few words, and stopped mid-question, and changed questions. Not sure if she was given the right set of question cards or technical difficulty, no idea, but it was odd and I felt bad for Ian. He will be the first member of the jury, and will be in the jury house where he and 8 others will vote for the winner at the end of the season.
Before the Head of Household competition, Julie revealed that Dani did not use her BB Basement power, which could give her the ability to play in the next HOH competition, so she is not competing for power. Good move by her, especially with the week she had. For the competition, the players have to make a 3D puzzle of a fire hydrant, but they have to run back and forth to get pieces. The winner was not shown on the episode, but it will be announced on the live feeds shortly.
Right as she was signing off for the night, Julie revealed that next Thursday, a Big Brother legend will be moving into “the neighbor’s house,” which could really mean anything. I’m hopinIg it’s a legend that could mess with the game, or break up the Committee, cause I’m bored of them.
Who Will Be Nominated?
It all depends on who wins the HOH competition. If it’s anyone in the Committee (Memphis, Tyler, Nicole, Enzo, Christmas, Cody), then they will put up a combination of David, Da’Vonne, and Kevin (eye roll, for several reasons). I hope it’s either one of the those three, because that can send the house into disarray and I would love to see that happen (cough, cough, MEMPHIS).
Big Brother All-Stars Review: Power Everywhere (22×18)
Week after week, this season of Big Brother has been nothing but a load of…well nothing. The Committee alliance is boring, all of the people who deserve to be there keep getting evicted, and it seems like we can’t catch a break…until this week! For once, there was nervous gameplay happening, a complicated Veto meeting, and confusion in the house.
Dani, as Head of Household for the week, nominated David and Kevin for eviction, feeling like now wasn’t the time to go after her real target, Tyler. However, David had a trick up his sleeve, and used his Disruptor power to secretly take himself off of the block. I liked that it was kept anonymous, and let the ominous Haunted Mansion lady voice spill the beans on the new power. David (attempted to) produce fake tears when he was taken off the block, trying to hide the fact that he won the power. Dani had to immediately nominate someone else in the now empty seat. Unsure with the pressure of the powers, she set her sights on Tyler, and up he went next to Kevin.
David made his horrible acting debut even worse when he started walking around, fake crying, and asking everyone if they had that power. Naturally, everyone saw right through that, proclaiming that David had the power and used it to save himself.
Nervousness ran through the Committee alliance, because Tyler is a member, and he’s on the block. Cody and Enzo are nervous that Dani has no allegiance to the alliance, and wants to cannibalize in on the group. Tyler had a feeling that this was coming, and was excited to work for the Veto so he can take himself off. Lest we forget, Tyler was apparently trying to self-evict last week, now he’s okay!
For the Veto competition, Dani, Kevin, Tyler, Da’Vonne, Ian, and Enzo were chosen to play to take someone off the block. They did a really crappy lead in, where Nicole shocked the Veto players with a laser, shrinking everything around them. There were some awkward special effects, and awful play-acting with the remaining HouseGuests. For the actual competition, the players had to stack 15 miniature beer cans into a pyramid with giant tweezers. Whoever stacks it first, wins. When the competition started, it was clear there was a learning curve to this. The cans were super sensitive and could be knocked down easily. Tyler literally breathed and his stack collapsed. There were constant lead changes, with Dani looking to win, but placed a can down too hard. Then Kevin had a lead, and he slipped up. But at the end of the competition, Da’Vonne was the quickest with the tweezers, and won a mini Power of Veto!
Dani told Da’Vonne that she wants the nominations to stay the same, because she wants to target Tyler, and she doesn’t want to nominate a fourth person in the same week. Da’Vonne said in the Diary Room that she doesn’t want Kevin on the block, but doesn’t want to be told what to do in the game, whether or not they are aligned. Christmas talks to Dani that should Da’Vonne use the Veto, the only two people that she can nominate without causing strings to break in the house is Enzo or Ian. Dani agrees with this, but is angry because she doesn’t want to put up Ian, but feels like she can trust Enzo more. Cody weighs in saying that it should be Ian, since he’s won before, and Enzo is a loyal guy. Nicole was nervous when Dani told her this idea, because she’s making sure that the two winners can make it as far as possible.
At the Veto meeting, Da’Vonne decided to use the Power of Veto on Kevin, and saved him from eviction. Dani now had to nominate her fourth person of the week, and decided to send the former BB14 winner sitting next to Tyler. Dani called Ian “the ultimate pawn,” but in a game where pawns go home, it’s highly possible that Ian won’t be sticking around much longer. It’s a house divided right now, and it’ll all come to a head this Thursday for eviction night.
Prediction for Eviction:
This is the first one that I feel like I won’t get right. I love Ian, he’s one of my favorite winners; and although I don’t like Tyler’s actions so far in this game, he’s playing very well. There’s fair choices in keeping and evicting both, but I am going to select Ian. I just don’t think he has the votes to stick around. Nicole and Ian are both campaigning in the house as this is posted, and they will likely continue to do so until the last second. With 8 people voting, there could be a tie, which means Dani casts the deciding vote, and she could go either way. I think Nicole, Da’Vonne, and Kevin will vote to save Ian, but I think the rest of the Committee will say otherwise.
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