All season long, we've been wondering when alliances would finally be exposed, and it took until Day 63 of "Big Brother."
The key moment came after Angela became the latest Head of Household and Haleigh caught her and her Level 6 cohorts (Tyler, Kaycee and Brett) in full-on celebration mode. But what about that final four deal she just made with Tyler, Faysal and Haleigh? Was that all a bunch of crap? Well, of course it was.
Angela again brought up that Zingbot called her emotionless, soulless and heartless, so it's clearly weighing on her. She also admitted that she puts up huge walls around herself, so it's also kind of true. And she managed her HOH like a true robot would, making calculated and clinical decisions. When people talked to her, she was as monotone and emotionless as a robot, too.
Even talking about feelings for Tyler elicited hardly any emotions from her. It kind of makes you wonder how she got this way. On the other hand, it made doing the dirty work of Level 6 incredibly easy for her. She managed to lie to Faysal and Haleigh all week long about her intentions.
And then, on nomination night, she put the two of them up side by side and basically chastised them for waiting so long to come to her with an alliance proposal. And poor, sweet, dumb Faysal was blindsided once again.
He was blindside despite Haleigh telling him this is exactly what would happen. He was blindsided despite Haleigh telling him she'd seen Level 6 celebrating and their final four deal with Tyler and Angela was a sham. He was blindside because he doesn't listen when Haleigh is talking. He gets defensive, talks over and dismisses her like she's some emotional child he has to take care of.
In other words, he was blindsided because he's an idiot.
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.
Tyler (even) has probably been exposed at least somewhat by Angela's big move, but it was her making the move, meaning he remains in a relatively stronger position now overall with the jury. Plus, he and Angela have essentially solidified an unofficial Final Two. The only danger now is if they decide they'd rather not face one another in the final vote, it could come down to who wins that final comp.
Angela (up 1) has finally showed up to play, and she's proven she is fearless and bold. Emotions play no part in her decisions (see Faysal, it can be done), and she is making precision strikes that are right for her game at this time. If she keeps playing strong like this to the end, she could make a case against several of the others in the house.
JC (down 1) is in a precarious position, because no one thinks they can beat him in the end. If he can explain his machinations throughout the game, he might earn the jury's respect, but it's getting there that will be his biggest challenge. This crew seems inclined to take weaker players with them that will be easier to beat, and he still isn't winning anything.
Brett (even) and Kaycee (up 1) are essentially in the same boat now. Their alliance is outed, but they've also been determined by Angela and Tyler to be floaters within their alliance. That's not entirely fair to Brett, who did infiltrate the other side for weeks, but even that is going to hurt him with a bitter jury.
Sam (up 2) is going to be kept around until every real threat has been eliminated. She's not a threat in any way and she has no chance of making it to the end. Her gameplay is awful, she has no true alliances. She may be worse than Faysal at the game.
Faysal (down 1) and Haleigh (even) are doomed. They have no chance of surviving this game, and can only hope whoever gets evicted comes back in with the Jury Battle Back. But even if they do, will it matter? They'd have to win out from this point forward. Yes, they're capable of it, and it would be epic, but it's also extremely unlikely. They're even because Level 6 doesn't really care which one goes home first.
"My HOH was absolutely brilliant. You want something done right, you do it your damn self. Not only did I get a big target out who sketched me out for a long time in Scottie, but now me and Haleigh have a new alliance in Tyler and Angela moving forward." --Faysal (Oh, Fessy, you sweet, naive imbecile)
"You can't put me up if you win," --Sam (bartering with her tokens at the HOH competition)
"Zingbot, you called me heartless, soulless and emotionless. Now you can call me HOH." --Angela (after winning, clearly still thinking about those zings)
"I see Brett, Kaycee, Angela and Tyler ecstatically celebrating. This almost looks like a four-person alliance celebrating their alliance for the week. Fessy and I are supposed to be the ones in a four-person alliance with the HOH. This is not the correct four that's celebrating." --Haleigh (Day 63 the wool comes completely off of her eyes)
"I guarantee I see my picture tomorrow. I guarantee it." --Haleigh (trying to explain to Faysal she just caught Level 6 celebrating Angela's victory)
"We just made this deal. I'm telling you. Calm down." --Faysal (refusing to believe Haleigh)
"I promise you you're not the target." --Angela (after Haleigh offers herself as a pawn as a show of good faith)
"Maybe she's just as dumb as her boyfriend." --Angela
"I am not the kind of person who lets a man speak for me. So Fessy to basically tell me to stop speaking infuriates me." --Haleigh
"One of my strategies has been getting everyone fat in the house. So I'm the only one in shape and I can start winning some competitions." --JC (making chili dogs for the house)
"Angela's like a perfect human being. But it's super distracting and it's driving me insane." --Tyler (refusing to let a showmance get in the way of his game)
"Okay, maybe I have a little crush on Tyler. Maybe a little one." --Angela (refusing to let a showmance get in the way of her game)
"Me and you are the only two people who have like actually gotten blood on our hands. And we keep doing." --Angela (weighing Level 6 against alliance with Haleigh and Faysal)
"Angela's gonna make the right move and me and Haleigh are both gonna be here at the end of the week." --Faysal (except, no)