Once again the "Big Brother" Hacker Comp is looking to completely derail and destroy a perfectly reasonable Head of Household reign.
After securing her win, Haleigh immediately went to work targeting the other side of the house. The problem is that Level 6 has somehow managed to remain a secret throughout this entire summer, and even though there are only four members left, Haleigh doesn't realize they're organized and looking to mess with her HOH.
Brett used his "charm" magic to try and sway her nominations, while Angela talked to her sister to sister, but it was all smoke and mirrors. Level 6 is one of the most impressively loyal and consistent alliances we've ever seen in "Big Brother" history.
And then, in the most disastrous development yet, Kaycee -- one of Haleigh's nominees alongside Angela -- won BB Hacker for the week, assuring that Haleigh's nominations would be hacked. We get that it's more interesting, but we're just not Level 6 fans around here, so it's hard watching things go their way all the time.
They don't quite have the numbers yet to run away with the game, but it is close. All they need to do is continue playing disruption tactics and they might confuse their way into total domination. And if they do, Tyler is probably going to run away with the whole thing.
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 check out a new spotlight item in stock.
Throughout the season we've had the two initial alliances (Level 6 and F.O.U.T.T.E.) going head to head, with a few floaters flitting between them. And to this point, those floaters have mostly voted with the Level 6 alliance, little knowing that those guys and gals would throw them under the bus in a heartbeat.
This week, though, that dynamic may be shifting. Sam found more commiseration with Haleigh than anyone in Level 6, and they've openly begun lobbying against her ... and Haleigh totally told her. We are here for it! JC has been seen talking to what's left of F.O.U.T.T.E. as if they're his side, too, but he's been known to play both sides so the jury is out on him.
Level 6 is four members strong with Brett, Angela, Tyler and Kaycee. F.O.U.T.T.E. is technically three members with Haleigh, Faysal and Rockstar, but Scottie has been voting on their side for a while now, making it an even four and four with Sam and JC the split. Where they vote this week could be the difference in Haleigh or the Hacker winning the week.
Tyler (up 1) is working some voodoo magic in that "Big Brother" house, or the producers are helping him or something, but everything is always coming up Tyler.
Haleigh (down 1) is in power this week, and she remains the most woke contestant not a part of Level 6. That said, she has some serious blinders when it comes to Brett still, which could prove hugely problematic in her long-term game.
JC (up 4) maintains his good standing in the house, by working both sides and being everyone's favorite Houseguest. He's going to have to eventually choose a side, but he's done a good job of playing his type of game under the radar so far, so he should be able to slide where the power is easily.
Sam (up 2) doesn't realize what a good spot she's in, because she's in a swing position between sides. Right now, she needs to swing away from Level 6 because they are not her friends. If she manages to do this without cracking completely -- she was very closer this week -- she might slide into a big power position.
Brett (even) is very good at what he does, and what he does is "charm." Haleigh has no idea he is absolutely working against her, leaving him secure in Level 6 and in a good spot with the other side of the house, who sees him as a free agent and a bigger target than them, so maybe worth keeping around.
Kaycee (up 2) is the Hacker this week, but no one knows it, so she's in a good spot now and really isn't on anyone's radar as an immediate threat, despite hitting the block briefly this week.
Scottie (down 4) remains a stealth operative when it comes to competitions, but his waffling alliances early in the game have made him hard for either side to trust. He needs to lock it up with F.O.U.T.T.E., but the problem is they don't know how tight and organized Level 6 is as an alliance, so the pressing need to lock it in themselves isn't registering.
Faysal (up 2) has no idea what's going on and he hasn't won anything. He's free to continue floating for awhile.
Rockstar (up 1) is on the block again, but unless Level 6 can work their magic on JC and Sam, we're not really thinking she'll go home. Granted, the POV could change everything again, but still Rockstar is a threat to no one, and so getting rid of her at this stage seems like a wasted week.
Angela (down 6) probably won't stay on the block, simply because Level 6 has too many advantages going into the Veto competition. If she does get pulled down, Haleigh could try to take a shot at Tyler, but his power app would save him, leaving her the option of putting Kaycee back up, as she hasn't seen through Brett yet.
"Fessy, I don't need you doing that. But, it was-- I mean, I kind of liked it. So, whatever." --Bayleigh (after Faysal picks her up post-HOH victory)
"I'm struggling right now ... Everything in this house makes me uncomfortable, except my bed." --Sam (having a hard time after the eviction)
"He says he has the other power, I don't think he does. I think that's a lie. And if he does, it kind of hurts my feelings that he didn't tell me about it sooner." --Sam (because she told Tyler right away about her power ... trust eroding!)
"We're over Sam. It's ridiculous." --Kaycee (telling Brett that Level 6 is ready to cut Sam loose)
"Level 6 isn't in power this week, so Brett's gonna work some charm. Gonna try and infiltrate the other side, push a little influence, maybe collect a little information. Plus, Haleigh's a smokeshow. Not a bad gig." --Brett (being gross, but effective)
"And now you're kind of a free agent. You need to make the decision of who you are going to be with." --Haleigh (oblivious about Level 6)
"I promise, you're my girl." --Brett (lying through his teeth)
"You've gotta decide if you want to make a big move or play it safe. I think she wants to f-----g go home." --Angela (trying to convince Haleigh to target Sam)
"I feel like I'm the only real person in this house and I'm trapped in here with all you psychos." --Sam (talking to Haleigh and not handing the game well at all)
"I think you'll fall in love with me." --Faysal (to Haleigh)
"You can't just tell someone you think they'll fall in love with you."
"Alright, I know."
"Did Tyler just offer to be backdoored." --Haleigh (yes, he did because he has a power app that could save him)
"I really don't understand. This is my comp. I'm really good at looking at stuff. I look at chicks looking at me all the time and I say, 'Hey, I see that chick looking at me.'" --Brett (struggling with Hacker Comp)
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