BB: “The End of All Things”

T R U TH

This is the quietest but hugest disappointment of the season: Angela, the Great, came in as a roaring tiger and left as a lamb. What happened to our powerful Ice Queen?? Why didn’t she cut her weaker mate, Tyler, like a ravenous black widow spider?

I didn’t want Angela’s heart to melt. I wanted it to grow 273.15 degrees colder – on the Celsius scale! Absolute zero! I wanted a second Ice Age, in the BB house! She could have won the whole game! Yet, she threw it away.

Swayleigh – Gone. Faleigh – Gone. Tangela – Soon to be Gone. Go JC. Sam for AFP.

I do not like when players say, ‘I would love to lose to you.’ But do imagine that whoever says this (JC) wants to lose to only the mark (Tyler), and not to anyone else. If sufficiently incensed, JC may make sure Tyler loses to Kaycee, out of spite. People don’t like being humiliated – especially by secret Final 2s, made at the beginning of the game.

Throwing end-of-the-game comps is not unprecedented. Richard Hatch threw an endurance comp, on Day 38, forcing the winner of Immunity to pick whether they wanted to be in the Final Two with Rich, or Rudy. Rich bargained on the Immunity winner taking himself, and he was right. However, it’s not a lock that Tyler is as good as the first Survivor winner, Richard Hatch.

Regardless, the Veto Queen was back. This is Kaycee’s fifth POV win, alone. My ranking for who I hope to win is: 1) JC 2) Kaycee 3) Tyler.

‘No blood on your hands’ =/= best player. As I alluded to, in my dissection of what does a ‘bitter jury’ mean, the best player threads the needle, between being the nice guy, who didn’t upset anyone and being the bloodthirsty, mastermind/”super-fan,” who orchestrated every move and can take credit for every blindside, in the end.

The concept behind being the best player, as with most things in life, is balance. You can’t be the nice guy and win or expect to win when you’ve been carried, to the end – nor can you be completely aggressive and throw jury management (which is a part of good game-play) out the window. The best player plays as his or herself and interweaves all aspects of passive, aggressive and assertive (the Middle Path) game-play, just like in the 48 Laws of Power.

Oh, this is a totally different Final Three than what everyone envisioned. Two of my Final Five are there though: Kaycee and JC.

There was some talk, on Twitter, that Tyler, might be gay but it was totally unconfirmed (Swaggy C is also supposedly gay). Tyler may be bisexual, but even if he is, Tyler doesn’t like JC, that way.

I just don’t understand how or why JC is so in love with Tyler. I thought JC was more street-smart than that. But you can’t control who you love, right? Irrational emotions get in the way of game-play, again.

I mean, I get it: you have to shore up your position. But JC taking credit for everything – while not knowing that 1) Tyler is in Level 6 2) Tyler had a Final 2 with Kaycee and that 3) Angela and Tyler are in a showmance – is becoming insufferable, at this point. JC also didn’t win the second competition that he needed to win, to completely secure his ultimate victory – as I noted last week. Ugh.

I loved BB20 but yes, I am very excited Survivor DvG is starting next week! I say shorter BB seasons, with a larger cast and more double evictions – even earlier double evictions. Even Rob likes 70 days vs. 90 days. Three months is too drawn out. The only upside is segueing right into Survivor.

By the time it hits Labor Day, BB should be wrapping up or already over. Do a big Unofficial-End-of-Summer Finale. There should be no September Big Brother. We shouldn’t be waiting until the actual end of summer. Start Survivor earlier. New Fiscal Year, new blockbuster reality TV show. When the US Open starts, we should be in BB’s Final Three.

#Tangela is boring. When @kaitcoaching left, half of me left the game. Tyler looked like a giant because he was surrounded by ants. Of course, you can run the game against people like Fessy, Bay, Rockstar, Hay, Sam and JC. C’mon!

Bay got a second chance, with her HOH, after Swaggy left but she threw that chance away. That’s the only reason we still have Tyler here, today. I’m over Tyler; he’s overrated.

The true tragedy of the season is that Sam thought Tyler was lying about his secret power app. If only she had shredded that false Final Two and exposed Tyler’s conniving self, sending him packing – the same way Tyler sacked Bay.

thank you JC

Also: Ready for Survivor

First One Out: Bi.

First One Out

Ultimate Sole Survivor: Christian.

Ultimate Sole Survivor

Preliminary Survivor Rankings:

Survivor DvG preliminary rankings

I can also see Alison as the winner. Being a doctor is a huge plus. The nerd king trend is kind of played out, but I am still hanging on to the Cochran.

Lyrsa definitely give me huge First Boot vibes, but every time I see Bi, and her being promoted so hard, I get cold feet. If the tribe is sitting under the shelter, hiding from the rain, Bi’s going to have a ton of pent-up energy/rage – that she could take out on her fellow castaways.

One pair who could be flipped: Dan could be a hidden jerk and Nick might be a cool Big Tom (from Survivor: Africa).

I would put Davie, the “blerd,” higher, but Nicole’s insight into the whole weird ‘sliding into the DMs’ thing, led me to put more people above him.

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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