Another week of "Big Brother," another blindside as the latest eviction and Head of Household competition looks to turn the house upside down yet again.
From the first day, this has been one of the most volatile and unpredictable seasons yet, and much of that drama has come from the mouth of Brett, who loves to stir up drama and is fearless in telling terrible lies about people and then doubling down on them right to that person's face. While sitting on the block and facing eviction, he concocted his most elaborate one yet.
The last time he was on the block, he made up a story about Rockstar flipping the vote which sent her on a crazy warpath for the next week. This time, he threw every woman in the house under the block and exposed a huge component of Bayleigh's game, so it'll be interesting to see the fallout of that. Thus far, he's been protected by his alliance and some smooth talking, but how far can he go making so many enemies along the way?
We're going to run this season like you'd run a department store. Each product, or Houseguest, may have come in with equal value, but pretty quickly you start to see that certain ones aren't working. First, you try discounting them to see if they can turn things around and become solid performers again. But if that doesn't work, it's time to put them on clearance so you can sell them out (the door). With that said, let's take a look at our inventory, ranked from our strongest performer to our weakest ... after we spotlight a surprising new items in stock.
SPOTLIGHT ITEM: "The Maneaters"
We knew we were in for a whopper from the moment Brett stood up and began his save-me speech. We were surprised when he outed Bayleigh's Power App, but props to him for pinning the blame on Rachel instead of Tyler or Angela. How he actually found out was Bayleigh told Rachel told Angela told Tyler told Brett.
By skipping all the middle men, Brett protected Level 6, targeting only the person he was pretty confident was heading out the door. Rachel tried to deny she'd told him anything, but it didn't matter that point.
Perhaps even more inexplicable, though, was his follow-up creation of an all-girls alliance with Rachel at the head, which he dubbed "The Maneaters." He's not wrong in pointing out that the women have the numbers already, and voting him out would create a 7-4 deficit for the guys. And while it's not clear if this impacted the votes, it will surely stir things up moving forward.
Tyler (even) stands to benefit from the chaos Brett just created because he did vote against Bayleigh and her side of the house. Now, though, he can just deny it and they'll be left speculating all over the place as to how Brett's alliance story could have convinced some other guy to vote to keep him, and most likely scapegoat Scottie will get blamed... by Bayleigh.
JC (even) voted to keep Brett, but he seems to be able to get away with any lie, so he can just deny it to anyone who asks. Right now, JC and Tyler are the two most trusted people in the house, and they're among the least trustworthy.
Angela (up 4) rose to power this week with an HOH win over Rockstar, and she is loyal to what's left of Level 6. As such, she'll probably target the other side of the house. And since she is otherwise invisible, if she doesn't go crazy, like every other HOH, she should be able to fade back into obscurity. There's been some evidence of "mean girl" tendencies, so she'll want to curb those!
Sam (even) continues to vote with Level 6, but they are not loyal to her. Luckily, the other side of the house seems to hold no animosity toward her, except maybe Haleigh for that personal attack, so she should continue skating through for awhile.
Kaycee (up 2) continues playing her invisible game, and now that L6 is in power, it's smooth sailing this week.
Brett (up 6) makes enemies wherever he goes, but his alliance members love him, and they've had all the luck in the world controlling the vote thus far in the game. If they secure their numbers this week, he should be good to go deep into the game.
Haleigh (down 2) has earned some favor with Brett, though he may have just been playing her. Even though, he might want to try and lure her in to his side as a number, which would keep her safe at least until the rest of her alliance is picked off one by one.
Rockstar (down 4) is only in a good spot this week, just barely, because she is not seen as a threat of any kind, though her second-place finish in tonight's HOH could change that. But as most challenges have a physical component, and these are all young and fit people, she'll probably be underestimated, which means she won't be seen as a target.
Faysal (down 5) is a valid target this week simply because he's the biggest physical threat on the other side of the house, and Level 6 respects and fears physicality above all else. But we think Angela might be a little more personally vindictive.
Bayleigh (down 1) just orchestrated the dismissal of Rachel from the house, who was a member of L6 and supposedly Angela's best friend. She would be a logical target.
Scottie (down 1) took down Winston and targeted both bros. Angela could well get Brett's revenge for him by targeting both people who've targeted him in the game.
Rachel (down 1) came down on the wrong side of the numbers, though her emotional breakdowns about being on the block helped seal her fate. Had she just stayed calm and ridden it out, it might have worked more in her favor. But maybe not. With a choice between the two of them, L6 most likely saw Brett as a better physical ally, and a better social ally ... plus a much bigger target as a buffer between them and the block.
"I really don't want to see Brett go home. And I am next to him, too. I'm not okay with it. I'm not." --Rachel (but do you know you might be the target?)
"Rachel's playing a really selfish game right now causing chaos within our alliance. Hopefully she just calms the f--k down." --Angela (because Rachel doesn't want to be on the block)
"If she catches word of this, she's going to out everything before the eviction. Brett needs to act like he's not safe." --Angela (plotting Rachel's blindside)
"Okay, we're good." --Angela (secure in their plan to save Brett)
"Yeah, but we have to win HOH next week." --Kaycee
"Do that for once." --Tyler (Level 6 is great at strategy, but sucking in comps)
"Just think about that, dude. If I walk out that door, that's seven girls and four dudes in the house." --Brett (making JC realize the girls have a numbers advantage)
"No matter what happens, we're voting him out, right? One, two, three, four and Tyler makes five." --Scottie (except Tyler doesn't want Brett out)
"Rachel has the votes to stay. Queen Bay is still ruling on her throne and now my next rule of order is to get Brett out of here." --Bayleigh (um, about that...)
"What's up, Fessy? I'm sitting in the hammock with your girl. Sooner or later they're gonna choose me over you." --Brett (confidence is not a problem here)
"It's been like four hours in the middle of the night, the sun's about to come up and you're still talking to this dude." --Faysal (not at all jealous of Brett and Haleigh flirting on the hammock)
"I'm here to meet Bailey's family. I do feel like I've been waiting for this since I've been evicted. I'm gonna be nervous just a little bit. I am Swaggy C, but I know that's not gonna work with her family, so I gotta bring Chris out." --Swaggy C (wearing TWO Swaggy C shirts to meet Bayleigh's family)
"Rachel's actually the head of the all-girls alliance called The Maneaters, besides Sam being in that alliance. So, fellas, keep in mind the fact that three out of the four guys that have left have been males. The fifth target is also a male. So when you go in there and cast your vote tonight, I want you to think about all of that information." --Brett (lying during eviction speech, after lying that Rachel had exposed Bayleigh's Power App; it was really Angela)
"I was crying in the Diary Room over Brett all week." --Rachel (after getting evicted over him)
"Big Brother" airs Wendesdays at 8 p.m. ET, Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET and Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.