It seemed like it was going to be a quiet night of "Big Brother," with only nominations to really deal with during the hour. until a surprise marriage proposal threw everything into chaos.
Thank goodness it did, or we'd have been in for one boring hour of television. New Head of Household Kaycee is the ultimate team player and her team is Level 6. There are only so many targets left in the house, and we know l6 is gunning for Haleigh, so her nomination was obvious. Sam was the only like pawn to sit next to her, as she's next on the hit list.
See, we just told you everything that was going to happen in a single paragraph, and it effectively went down just like that. Haleigh tried to talk to Kaycee a few times, but Kaycee has her game face on, so is able to push her personal feelings to the side to advance her game.
Kaycee is loyal to the end, so this move makes sense. We held out hope that L6 might start to turn on us, but that's starting to look more like production misdirection to make this more interesting. Even JC keeps towing the company line, despite knowing that's going to net him a fifth place finish at best unless he can finally win something and save himself. The entire alliance seems to have cast a spell over the "BB20" house this season, and nothing will go awry for them.
At least it's guaranteed to be momentarily interesting this Thursday, as it's double-eviction night. A full week of "Big Brother" in an hour means HOH comp, noms Veto comp and vote all will happen live. It's always chaos and always fun to watch.
"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. But first, let's take a look at a spotlight item in stock this week.
It all started when "BB18" winner Nicole Franzel entered the house to host what she thought was a "luxury competition." Only no one was there to greet her, and she couldn't find anyone. Finally, she made her way to the living room, where her season castmate, Victor Arroyo, greeted her from the big screen.
He revealed to viewers that the two had struck up a romance since their time competing together, and expressed his love and admiration for Nicole as a person. All the while, the current Houseguests were sequestered in the HOH room, watching this unfold via the monitor.
Finally, as the video ended, Victor stepped from around the corner and got down on one knee. And just like that, another "Big Brother" couple is tying the knot, officially making the "BB" formula so much better than "The Bachelor" at finding lasting love.
They were then joined by several former Houseguests they'd each competed with, including "BB8/13" Daniele Donato, "BB12/14" Britney Haynes, "BB16" winner Derek Levasseur, "BB18/19" Paul Abrahamian and "BB19" winner Josh Martinez, for an engagement party ... which they eventually invited the current HGs to join.
Tyler (even) remains sitting pretty atop Level 6 in everyone's eyes. Like Nicole, he's looking to win the money and the girl, only he might do both at the same time.
Kaycee (even) is playing a strong physical game, and a decent social one. She's compassionate but as direct as she can be, and very upfront that she is playing a game. Even bitter players sometimes respect that, so Kaycee might be able to plead well with the jury.
Angela (up 3) is apparently just fine because Level 6 is apparently not going to turn one one another until they are the Final Four. We now believe the show keeps trying to create this narrative because otherwise there's a strategically very boring season underway right now. It was fun when they weren't in power and able to make their moves. Now, they're just dominating and systematically picking off their targets.
Brett (even) remains the low man within Level 6, so he'll need a miracle or timely wins to make it to the end.
JC (up 1) is such a smart player, it's a shame his loyalty to a group that has none to him is going to get him fifth place at best. His paranoia game has been very effective, and helped the other side of the house turn on one another brilliantly. But L6 knows how good he is, and how beloved he is, so there's no way in hell they keep him around.
Sam (up 1) is just floating around, attached to the house like a barnacle, waiting for someone to cut her loose. She doesn't even try to talk strategy with anyone. We're pretty sure she's never seen an episode of this show and had no idea what she signed up for.
Haleigh (down 4) is done. It was wishful thinking on our part that seeing her alone in the house might convince L6 to use her to their advantage and take shots at one another. Instead, it looks like they're going to honor their alliance to the end -- which is admirable in itself -- and then just fight it out when only the four of them are left. For at least one of them (Brett) this is an absolutely terrible idea.
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