BB: Tyler and His ‘Dumb Girls Alliance’

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Tyler is trying to mimic Russell Hantz, with Russell and his “Dumb Girl Alliance.”

I am generally not predisposed to showmances. Swayleigh – gone. Faleigh – on the way to both being gone. Tangela includes two players that are talented enough to survive a showmance, but the making out dulls some of their strategic sharpness.

Tyler actually told Angela and Brett to leave mean GBMs – and they believed him! Meanwhile, Tyler left kind and reassuring GBMs. Like Cochran, a winning player has to make the individuals on the jury still feel valid and valuable to the game, like each of their games mattered – and on the jury, that their games continue to matter. You don’t want to make the people in the jury feel dumb. Angela and Brett’s games are done.

One of the 48 Laws of Power is to have others do the work and take all the credit. This season, we may see the jury give the $500K to someone who the audience knows has done seemingly little work or the least work: like Sam or Kaycee.

In games like Survivor and BB, you have to walk a fine line between taking credit for all the great moves, in the end and not getting blood on your hands or hurting people’s feelings during the game. You must be the good guy, with a light touch, during the game and then somehow be the bloodthirsty mastermind, at the end of the game: Tyler’s dilemma.

People tend to vote with their hearts, not their heads. Actions and outcomes convince people more than even the most rationally constructed arguments. These are just my thoughts on trying to understand the phenomenon of a “bitter jury.”

The Hive + Jury = The Jive

Unless JC wins the HOH, next week, he’s going to go home in the double eviction. His goose is cooked. JC has to win HOH, to enact his will. And JC is just not good at winning comps. JC’s social game is also faltering. He’s still telling Tyler that Angela needs to go! Big mistake. Yes, JC needs to plot against Angela – but he should never tell Tyler about it!

JC did Tyler’s dirty work and got rid of all the misfit toys, who could have worked with him, to take out Tyler – like Fessy, Kaitlyn and even Scottie, before the battle-back. JC’s love of Tyler completely blinded him.

Now, there are too few people left and JC doesn’t have a paddle. The bromance of JC and Brett is cooler than JC and Fessy or Brett and Winston. However, I never bought into Brett. Jump ship, before you hit the rapids, JC.

Level 6/production keeps postponing the Level 6 civil war, to the point where it might never happen.

Why is Sam so calm? Of course, Level 6 & Co. is telling Sam she’s the pawn, Hay! What else would they tell her?? That Sam’s the target?? C’mon, Hay! Hay’s game is pretty much cancelled, this season.

I really, truly liked Sam, but it’s impossible to root for her, at this point. I don’t hate her, but like Scottie, I just feel incredibly sad for her.

Here’s a Typical Sam Meat Shield Convo:

Kaycee: “You’re good this week.”

Sam: “What does that mean, Kaycee??”

Kaycee: ????

What else could “You’re good this week” mean, Sam?!?!

Kaycee won another veto. Tyler’s toast, if he doesn’t take Angela.

Kaycee won this veto in two minutes, seventeen seconds – the comics competition. Hay took almost nineteen minutes. Kaycee has won five competitions, in five weeks. She has also won three out of the four competitions, she has even played in.

Kaycee has always been in my Final Five. She may still win the whole thing. She just needs to start playing the game for herself, not just for Level 6. Kaycee needs to have the killer instinct.

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BB: Shooting Fish in a Barrel

even Tyler fans say he cheated

For the last time: “HEY!”

Scottie exposed the #Cuddlemance. I feel a little sad for him. Hay didn’t like him. Angela didn’t like him. With no female, he felt lost in the house. His emotions made him confused and got in the way of his game. But if you’re going to go out, go out with a bang? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Scottie, joins Fessy, and in a weaker fashion, JC and Brett, in subconsciously attacking Tyler, through Angela. JC and Brett want to get rid of Angela. They want to break up ‘Angela and Kaycee.’ But really JC and Brett – especially JC – want to break up Angela and Tyler.

JC just needs to let it go. Tyler is never going to choose JC or put him first. No, we didn’t exactly get the #TylerExposedParty we wanted – again. Angela joins an extensive line of women, taking shots, for Tyler, including Bay, Sam, Hay and Kaitlyn.

Speaking of meat shields, for Tyler, Kaycee may be next. Kaycee will get rid of Hay, for Tyler – only because Tyler still, unbelievably, thinks he can beat her, in the Final Two. Fortunately, Tyler himself may finally get burned, with this last meat shield, when Kaycee wins, while sitting next to Tyler, on Finale Night.

Typical Tyler Meat Shield Behavior: Sam, when you ask Tyler if Angela is talking trash about you, do you really think Tyler is going to say ‘Yes, Angela is talking trash about you’?? C’mon Sam!

Sam is a force of nature. The term ‘rational actor’ simply doesn’t apply to her. This is not a compliment or a criticism; it’s just the best way I can conceptualize Sam, at this point. Sam clings, like Velcro, while Tyler – before #Tangela anyway – was like Teflon, anti-cling. I liked anti-cling Tyler.

Still, as I said with Bay’s disastrous HOH term, absolute power, corrupts absolutely. Yes, Tyler is such a talented player, that second-term HOH-itis won’t destroy him, the way HOH-itis totaled Bay and Sam. But even Taran and others have noticed that Tyler is getting complacent. “Go tell your friends,” indeed. Unforced error. Unnecessary. Tyler, you’re better than this. Cringey.

Stop promoting #Tangela so much, production. It pushes people away. If Tyler seems like he’s won, before he’s won the ultimate goal of $500K, that showmance just builds jealousy and resentment.

Speaking of Survivor 37: David vs. Goliath, the good guy gets beat down, until he or she wins. The bad guy wins, until he or she finally gets beat down. The good guy story-line is the one you want, from the time of Joseph, in Egypt, during the Iron Age.

Sitcom protagonists are either married at the beginning of their story-line, or spend the entire series single, until the very end. Making the protagonist single is a terrific, effortless way to build tension and drive the story-line.

So, unless Tyler owns his arch-villain meme and story arc, and stops pretending to be the good guy, Tyler and #Tangela is going to continue to rub people the wrong way. Tyler win first, and then get your romance – not the other way around.

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