BB: Tyler’s Dilemma – “Over It”

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Brett and Hay will definitely be back, for future seasons.

Tyler, Angela and Kaycee have won 15, out of 18, of the last competitions – as of the Double Eviction. Tyler and Angela have 4 HOH wins, between them, now. The last time anyone, other than Tyler, Angela or Kaycee, won a competition, was back when Fessy won HOH and Brett won the veto – and then Scottie went home. Think about that, for a moment.

Brett has just been voted out, so the Brett fans are trying to coalesce around JC. If Kaycee can possibly beat Tyler, in the Final Two – JC can possibly beat Tyler, in the Final Two. JC and Kaycee have both been in my Final Five, since the beginning. All of these latecomers are now hopping on the JC train; I liked JC before he was cool!

Braleigh evicted, in a one-two shot! I still can’t believe it – even though I have been predicting their demise, from the beginning of the season. Braleigh had many good attributes: funny, relatively smart, flirty, good-looking.

Compared to most BB players – especially Hay, with her youthful age, of 21 – Brett and Hay are very good game-players. But compared to Tangela, Braleigh was just average. Tangela was playing on an entirely different level. Coming right into the game, I already knew there were tiers, to the talent. Foutte, including Hay, were in Tier 3, on the bottom.

Brett and independents, like Sam and JC, were Tier 2 – they were playing a marginally better game than Tier 3 but were still clueless about many subjects (for example, JC not knowing that Level 6 even existed). Tier 1 is reserved almost exclusively for Tyler, Angela and Kaycee. Yes, Kaycee – even though I would agree that, as of now, she is the weakest, out of the three Tier 1 players.

So, I sensed this hierarchy at the beginning of the game. I knew Braleigh was good TV but would eventually be toast, as far as gameplay. One can claim hindsight is 20/20, but I never got on the Brett or Hay trains and then, it just so happens that they go out on the same night – Double Eviction Night. I didn’t predict, specifically, that Brett and Hay would leave during the Double Eviction, but as far as the inherent boot order, it was time for Braleigh to go, sorry to say, for all the Hay and Brett fans, out there – of which, there are many.

Since we’re on the subject of self-calls, Sam is still in the game – and Brett is gone. Sam has broken my heart, over and over, this season – but like a loving girlfriend or a worried mother, I keep coming back, to her. I am not ready to say she’s consciously playing the game again – but she is still, in a way, playing the game.

JC is scared; he’s rightfully distancing himself from Brett. But Tyler was eying both JC and Brett, for extinction – Tyler just took out Brett, because Brett was the bigger target, relative to JC. JC should be shaking in his boots, because he may go next – even before Sam. Sam was in my original Final Five, and despite all her cockamamie antics, Sam is still in my Final Five.

Of my Final Five, only Scottie has left the game – and he even battled his way back, into the game! Angela, Kaycee, Sam and JC are still all left. As a viewer and a fan, you’re just on this weird roller coaster, with Sam, when you sign up to be a patron, of Sam’s game. For better or worse, in sickness and in health, I am a patron of poor Sam’s game. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Tyler got out his rival Brett, and with the departure of Brett, the tribe – I mean, the house – exorcised the root of many squabbles, betwixt themselves. Brett – who is gone and can no longer defend himself – is being blamed, in absentia, for, among other things: 1) turning Tyler and JC against each other (Tyler: ‘I was jealous of all the time you were spending, with Brett’ – playing into JC’s own jealousies and insecurities and getting an instant agreement, from JC) 2) threatening to take out JC (Tyler is basically saying, ‘I saved you JC; you owe me. You should be thanking me.’) 3) trying to get Sam to turn against Angela and Kaycee. It’s Brett, the scapegoat.

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BB: Sitting Duck

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If production had called the violation, in the heat of the moment, fine. But there is a statute of limitations here, like in sports. Production can’t go back and reset the entire week, after-the-fact. That wouldn’t be fair to everyone. ‘Fairness’ is also relative. We live in a “random,” quantum world and a game, as a controlled environment, can mitigate that randomness, only so much.

The moral of the story is that no matter what twists are thrown in: battle-backs, power-apps, hacker comps – bad players will be bad players and skillful players will be skillful players. It will always come down to how one plays the game.

I blame Scottie for the absolute blow-out of this week. Scottie was the best one, to come back in, from the jury house. However, Foutte is going to Foutte (that’s a new verb now) – so, even Foutte’s best player is the worst player, in a house of mostly Level 6 players.

Scottie just wasted this opportunity. From the time he came back in, championing #Scyler, you knew Scottie was going to bungle this. He was ‘just happy to be here.’ But that’s not enough! Even if you don’t have a traditional goal, you must still have a goal. You have to be motivated by something.

Scottie is a super-fan, but it seems like he is simply watching the show, from inside the house! Scottie just didn’t have that groundbreaking, epiphany moment, like JC had last week, when JC knew that he didn’t just want to make Final Four or Final Two, but he wanted to win the game. Second-best just isn’t going to cut it.

Speaking of JC, if I had known JC was so smitten by Tyler, I wouldn’t have rated him so highly. JC is still hanging on, by his fingernails, to the ledge of my Final Five, because JC and Brett are beginning to make plans, but JC needs to realize that Tyler, Angela and Kaycee don’t owe him anything.

Yes, JC stuck his neck out, and worked as a mole, collecting information for Level 6, from Foutte. But, as I highlighted in my last analysis, JC hasn’t had to touch the block and he hasn’t had to take on the ‘face’ of the organization, as HOH. Level 6 and Tyler essentially shielded JC from going home, during the first month. JC holding his work, for Level 6, over their heads, is already rubbing Tyler and Angela the wrong way.

JC also keeps confronting Tyler about this Tangela nonsense. As I alluded to, last time, what do you think Tyler is going to tell you, JC?? Tyler is never going to admit that #Tangela exists! Every time JC asks Tyler those mega-obvious questions Tyler is going to deny, deny, deny. Never, in a thousand years, will Tyler ever say ‘yes’ to your questions, JC!

Yes, it is a bad strategy for Tyler to continue to claim Tangela doesn’t exist. Tyler should just own it and say ‘Yes, what are you going to do about it?’ Then Tyler can move on and go back to the game, because Tangela has really distracted him and made Tyler mush – highly strategic mush, but still mush.

However, as long as Tyler continues to obfuscate, he’s not going to give JC a different answer. The time for talking is over. It’s time for JC to do something about it! Get over this crush on Tyler, JC! Tyler isn’t going to take JC to the Final Two! He was never going to take JC to the Final Two! JC is finally understanding this, but by the time JC and Brett act, it may be too late.

Which brings us to Brett: as the Trickster archetype, Brett is actually more of a beta person or an omega person. JC needs to take the lead here. The problem is that the two of them are both wringing their hands, like Hamlet, afraid to make a move!

JC and Brett keep hoping that someone, like Hay or Sam, can be tricked into not targeting each other, and can be convinced to take out Tyler or Angela, instead – for JC and Brett. But these two have to recognize that no one is going to do it for you! There are only about three weeks left in this game. Three weeks to half-a-million dollars!! Wake up! Take out Tyler, the huge sitting duck.

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