With the exception of the last minute flip flops / flip flops – it looks like we’ll see Ian (my preseason pick) come out of the BB22 house tonight. Is there any magic left in his tank? We will find out in a few hours. But first – let’s see how everyone played this week and reward them with bacon or punish them with tofu.
Da’Vonne Rogers – 5 Bacon Strips & 1 Full Size Veto – FINALLY… it only took Da’Vonne 3 seasons to finally win a competition. While last week’s HoH would have been a better win – that Veto win and his decision to use it caused so much drama throughout the house. Her decision to use it might not be 100% game-related – but it works for her game as trust within the Grand Alliance wanes – and she created this crack. Depending on how the house shakes itself over the next few weeks, the ramifications of her decision could propel her forward.
Cody Calafiore – 4 Bacon Strips – we should call Cody “Teflon” because nothing bad ever sticks to him. Everything this season has worked in his favor. The infamous “Wall Howler” from weeks ago calling him still stresses him out – but the only player who seems to affect is Ian – and he’s a walk from the door. How long can he continue?
Christmas Abbott – 3 Bacon Strips – Last week’s Tofurkey comes out of the cellar and actually had a great week. Coming off the heels of her derogatory reign of HoH – this week she solidified her place with multiple HGs. Her estranged ties to Enzo, Memphis, and Tyler keep her safe and now add a bond with Nicole (both promising to keep secrets for Dani) – and she finds herself in a fairly safe place. It doesn’t look like ‘the other side’ isn’t targeting her either – so maybe there is some Christmas cheer at the end of this season.
Enzo Palumbo – 2 Bacon Strips – “yo, no way I’m voting my boy Tyler out of you.” I need him to be my shield brother – and this Ian character is so shady – why haven’t we brought him out yet – he’s already won this game. He made some good points – but I have to cut him. I’ll give him a big hug when he leaves because that’s what you’re supposed to do ”- when do people start taking pictures on Enzo? Not for long it seems.
Memphis Garrett – 1 Bacon Strip – last week I commented on how invisible Memphis was on the CBS show (only 7 DR clips in the last 7 episodes) – and joked about his bedtime routine early – but this week is actually a good thing. His own alliance shot at him – but none of those blows were in his direction. He’s just skating and before you know it it will be Final 6 and Memphis will have so much energy not to spend it at the start of the game. He will earn a bunch of comps and win everything! Ok maybe not win everything – but he, along with Noel and Enzo, is in a great position.
Tyler Crispen – 1 Tofu Strip – Tyler just had a bad week where he almost self-kicked himself because he couldn’t get kicked out. He’s found his way on the block this week at the hands of his own ally – and while last week he could have returned home, this week he seems willing to stay. He’s getting Tofu because for the first time in his BB career – it turns out he’s not in control – well, other than the final jury vote on BB20 – but I digress. He has his boys Enzo & Cody as well as Noel who need him as shields, he has Memphis who wants Ian, and he has David who wants to be included – so there are the 5 votes. Ok – I change my mind – Tyler gets 2 strips of bacon instead !!!
Nicole Franzel – 2 Tofu Strips – because it looks like the “Million Club” will be dismantled – Nicole was playing cool – until she started coming up with ploys to vote Ian out and put the blame on David. Nicole doesn’t have the skills to be successful – and her goal of saving Ian’s potential jury vote will likely be overturned once he finds out about his plan. Because – you know he will. However, as the votes against Ian pile up, will she get angry and give him that pity vote?
David Alexander – 3 Tofu Strips – we got a glimpse of David’s actual play – but… he oversold his disruptor power (pretending he didn’t have it) – and then with Kevin has such a bad read on the house and his position that he was campaigning against someone who would actually help him in the game for someone claiming to help him. Either way, it’s all for nothing – and at this point David will find himself on the block as an easy candidate until he’s finally started.
Dani Donato – 4 Tofu Strips – Dani didn’t want to win this week’s HoH… so what’s going on – she wins this week’s HoH. Dani didn’t want to take it out on Tyler – saving him as a backdoor possibility – so what happened? She appointed him before the veto. Dani has so many secret offers and alliances when it came time to have to put up a 4th person this week – there was no one else to come up with, so she had to choose another ally. Even though she also holds the power to compete in this week’s HoH again, it looks like she’s had so much stress this week that she wants to stay away. Dani mentioned that she might want to give that power to whoever wins next week’s HoH to set them a goal – however – depending on who wins tonight – Dani might have some issues this week. I’m still not sure if she gets kicked out next week – if she’ll still be able to unleash her power.
Ian Terry – 5 strips of tofu – man that hurts, it hurts a lot. I really thought at the start of the season that despite being a former winner, Ian would have the skills to go far in this game, but he started too slow and let the game pass him. Now he finds himself on the block with no strong allies to help fight to keep him this week. We’ve seen this all season – the person returning home campaigning with logic and purpose – while the other candidate barely campaigns and asks others to do the work for him. Just think about Ian, you could have gotten the votes from Bay, Kaysar, Janelle, Nicole A, and Keesha – instead, you might not even get a pity vote from Nicole F.
That leaves us with the Tofurkey of the Week – and that’s Kevin Campbell. It could easily have been Ian – as Kevin did the same – getting rid of all the people he might have worked with. But the difference is, Ian’s speculations about what’s going on around him in the house are pretty close to being real. Kevin… well, Kevin is still just plain ignorant. And the icing on the cake Tofurkey was that he was telling Ian he had to join an alliance now. Ummm – that’s not how this game works Kevin – you should know that.
OK – another week on the books and another hope that somehow this week someone other than the Committee (+ Enzo) will win HoH. There aren’t too many people left to win and shake things up even more. While it’s fun to see the power alliance start to contract – as we’ve seen from Da’Vonne – someone else gaining power breaks this group even more.
My question of the week is this… we’ve seen a few new competitions this season – which have been great (I absolutely loved the Veto competition this week) – but what is your favorite competition of all time?
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From outside the Big Brother house – I’m Adam Poch – reminding you that if he walks like a duck and acts like a duck, it’s probably just Ian – looking for the Quack Pack to save his back! Have a nice day!