Sam, Bay and Fessy are so human and sad and relatable! They just need to get out of their feelings and play the game better!
Off the Block, Ep. 5, was so amazing! I am so happy to see Kaitlyn is OK and that she is going to be OK. I hope she will be back for Survivor 37, or if that is too soon, Celebrity Big Brother, later this year. Love and Light.
I am tough on Tyler, Brett, Kaitlyn, Hay, Bay, Sam, Fessy, Kaycee and JC’s game, but the truth is that I enjoy and appreciate them, as multifaceted people, just trying to survive in this world. This has been a great cast, and as so many have said on Twitter, this is one of the best Big Brother Seasons ever!
I finally got to see Rachel’s strategic blunders, after hearing so much about them. Tyler and Bay had a hypothetical discussion, Bay misremembered it, vaguely, Rachel totally misinterpreted what happened, and alarmed Angela and Kaycee. A Level 6 scramble.
I have heard of the “aggressive black girl” edit, from prior seasons. It’s a little disheartening, because when you look at it, Bay’s HOH week hasn’t been that bad. She’s the first black female HOH, since Big Brother, Season 13. Her noms stayed the same, even though she didn’t win POV. One of Level 6 will go home, even if it’s not the member she wants. The only huge fly in the ointment, is that she told Rachel about her power and now, all of Level 6 and Tyler know about it.
Ep. 16’s edit was actually kinder to Bay, than Ep. 15’s: Fessy was pressuring JC about his one move, in the entire game – which put pressure on Bay; Rachel did put Bay under a ton of stress, after planning to be a pawn, and then making Bay feel bad about the ramifications of being a pawn – being put up next to an alliance member, having to fight for POV, etc.
Rachel continued to pressure Bay, after totally failing the POV, by timing out. I thought Angela was being hard on her former ally, Rachel, but the level of Rachel’s freak-out justified Level 6 washing their hands of her. Rachel just tried too hard. We also got to see how Kaycee has been quietly and subtly playing the game, acting as the wise, calm member of Level 6, when their sky is falling down.
My only fear for Bay, is her trust in Tyler, and again, her belief (like Level 6 and Sam) that Tyler is working for her – and not the other way around. It has been a slower week – someone commented on Twitter, that Bay has been HOH forever – however a double eviction, next week, will definitely make up for the vacuum of drama left by the non-event of Bay’s power app. One sympathetic edit for Bay, was watching Tyler lie to Bay’s face, that he didn’t have his own power app.
Looking ahead: The worst possible scenario, for a double eviction, is Bay and Scottie going home, and the best possible scenario, is Tyler and Brett going home. I really want to root for Foutte, but after being on the wrong side of another vote, if they don’t turn things around fast, they’re aren’t going to be any of them left.
I hope JC (or Bay, or Scottie, or even Sam) can take out Tyler. When will everyone realize Tyler is a competition beast and has been safe, despite being exposed, as HOH and in several POVs? He is the number one threat!
As for the social/personal element, Bay may need to tone it down with the ‘Tasmanian devil’ and ‘munchkin’ comments, about JC. She also didn’t see anything wrong with Sam calling the honor of two women into question. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, even if it can be unpopular, like Sam’s. However, these social issues are rubbing fans the wrong way, in regard to Bay.
Bay has also been pressuring Hay to cater to Fessy, while at the same time, fanning the flames of Fessy’s jealousy, by pointing out Hay is spending a ton of time with Brett. She seems to be trying to control them, by pitting them against each other – the same way JC wanted to get rid of Kaitlyn, because Kaitlyn was taking Fessy away from him. According to that rubric, Hay may soon end up sauntering into the crosshairs. To casuals, this seems like very villainous behavior from HOH Bay. I would cool it, Bay.
As for Fessy, I feel sorry for him. He is just a normal person, with a very hot girlfriend. It takes a lot of confidence and mental power to make such a relationship work – resilience that I don’t think Fessy has yet. The obstacle of Kaitlyn made their attraction explosive and helpful, but now that Kaitlyn is gone, they are drifting, and their relationship is getting in the way of their game. It might be time to call it quits.
As for Sam, she got a hard edit in “Off the Block” Ep. 5. She took a very personal swipe at Hay and Kaitlyn – even though Kaitlyn saved her, Week One. As I noted, back then, she said no to One-On-Ones.
From what I hear, off the live feeds, it seems like Sam has continued her solo crafting, post HOH – corn-hole, dream-catchers, spider in a jar, etc.. She’s such a gentle, creative soul; I feel sorry for her, because I see a lot of that same tough girl spirit, in Sam, that I see in myself. But she also seems like a pioneer woman, on a very lonely frontier.
We’re still in the mid-game. Bay and Sam still have time to turn this around. Come together and get out sneaky Tyler! All my criticism of Bay and Sam comes from a place of love, because I empathize and relate to them. Don’t disappoint me!