BB: Sam Isn’t Going ANYWHERE

that house meeting though...

I followed the show on the Twitter hashtag, when it was occurring live, on the East Coast, and then watched it again, on my computer, when the episode, appeared online, for those on Mountain Time.

First of all, I gave Bay, a kind send-off, before the show, in my analysis, since there was a good likelihood that she would still leave. On Twitter, I already see Swaggy at charity events, with other greats from BB history, like Josh and Donny. I am sure #TAR is in their future.

Bay did what she could. She could have done everything the same, during her HOH week and still stayed, this week – if she hadn’t told Rachel about her power app. Bay knows this. That was the one fish bone, in the throat, that just wouldn’t go down.

As for the vote, I was happy that Sam voted to keep Bay. Just swaying Sam’s one vote was victory enough for me. Scottie voted out Swaggy. It only makes sense, that he would want to get rid of Bay too, especially since Bay did basically run him out of the Foutte alliance.

In a way, it’s sort of poetic. Tyler betrayed Kaitlyn. The house came together and basically voted Kaitlyn out, unanimously – except for JC’s joke vote/hinky vote. Two weeks later, history repeated itself: Tyler betrayed Bay. The house came together and basically voted Bay out, unanimously – except for the vote of awesome Sam. (Angela, my Ice Queen, Be Afraid. Also Do Something About It.) A pattern is developing here.

There was communication, before the vote, that could have saved Bay. The plan was: Sam telling Bay she’s going to keep her; Bay tells Hay, who tells Fessy and Scottie, and they all vote, as a group, to keep Bay. However, there was a bit of a wrinkle, in the plan. Bay was lost for good, but Foutte has now gained a more powerful ally, in Sam!

Villains are so predictable. On the day of the vote, Tyler told Sam about his Cloud power app – proving that no one in the BB house can keep a secret (these guys wouldn’t survive on Survivor!). But Sam, who is, despite what everybody thinks, nobody’s fool, immediately asked him why she was only learning about this now.

Despite Angela threatening Tyler, not to emotionally manipulate Sam, Tyler was obviously trying to lock in Sam’s vote, at the 11th hour, by saying any effort to save Bay, so that she could use her power app, would be wasted – because Tyler would just jump in the Cloud.

Sam, who cried when Tyler was put up, on the block; Sam, who views Tyler as her little brother – finally saw Tyler’s true colors. The mask slipped, and she saw an ugly face beneath.

The immediate effect of this terrible reveal sent Sam into a momentary tailspin. She was floored; she almost self-evicted. When she came out of her fugue, she then cast her first vote against Dictator Tyler, for Bay!

Now, RS is Sam’s new Mom, and she swore she would work to evict Angela and Tyler and Sam now realizes that Tyler is shady. It’s the anti-Tyler alliance I’ve been waiting for. And Hay, the Texan, won HOH.

Bay will be avenged; don’t worry. I have faith in Hay, Sam and RS – and even Angela, if she comes to her senses, and wakes up from Tyler’s mesmer, in time. It would even be in Brett’s best interests to get rid of Tyler now, because the house isn’t big enough for the both of them. I don’t want to sound like clueless Fessy, but this vote could be unanimous!

Speaking of Fessy, JC and Fessy are good friends. For what it’s worth, Sam, who is living in the house with him, thinks Fessy is gay. He could be bisexual, but I don’t like to speculate on people, before they self-identify.

JC did get Fessy through some tough times, when he was stuck in that love triangle, with Kaitlyn and Hay. As, I’ve said before, Fessy is just an ordinary guy, way in over his head, with these hot women, who he doesn’t know if they like him – or just like fighting over him.

JC led the charge to get rid of Kaitlyn, and that was noble. JC is still in my Final Five, and personally I still like JC, despite all the hate he has been getting lately, on Twitter. Like Fessy and Sam, I can understand where JC is coming from. He got rid of Kaitlyn for game reasons and personal reasons, because he seems to like Fessy and wanted to keep Kaitlyn away from him.

Kaitlyn was unwelcome news for Fessy – and everyone she was involved with. However, despite what Sam and JC think, Hay is not Kaitlyn. Fessy actually likes Hay. Fessy may be coming off as too needy, to Hay now, but their relationship seemed solid, and survived the whole nonsense with Brett, in the hammock.

Their bond is so strong, that Scottie, who has been spending more and more time with Hay, is now very jealous of Fessy, and is actively trying to make Fessy jealous, by hanging out with Hay (Fessy is ignoring him and doesn’t see him as a threat, for Hay’s heart).

It gets more complicated, because JC is trying to save Scottie too, from the supposed ‘all-girls alliance.’ But after being on the bottom, of both Foutte and Level 6, Scottie is officially an independent agent, trying to establish his own independent alliance, in the middle.

After seeing the goings-on, in the middle – how Level 6 is just as stupid as Foutte, but Level 6 has the benefit of all the independents bringing information, from Foutte, back to Level 6 – and not the other way around – Scottie now rightfully sees JC as a mole, working for Level 6, and doesn’t trust him.

However, JC and Scottie want the same thing: the end of Hay and Fessy! (Scotty wants Hay and JC wants Fessy. What will happen if these two find this out and start working together?)

I feel a little sad for JC, if Fessy is straight, or is bisexual, but just doesn’t like JC that way – and likes Hay, that way. I am also confused, because as a shorter person, I understand the attraction to taller people, but relative to JC, Fessy is so huge. I just want JC to find another shorter man, like himself!

Trying to break Fessy and Hay up, especially if Fessy doesn’t like him, that way, isn’t a good look for JC. And such a heavy personal issue, could bleed over and affect JC’s rationality and his, otherwise, good game – when he needs to be focusing on getting Tyler out.

HGs, press the advantage of the house meeting! Bay may have screamed louder, but Tyler was tainted too – and no one wants to be around any kind of controversy, regardless of who is right.

The whole gays running after straights or bisexuals, who don’t like them back, is so tired, and tragic and played out. Speaking of Bay, the betrayal Bay faced, from Level 6, was actually an inversion of the awful trope JC is flying too close to. Kaycee seems to be used to curious straight girls falling all over her and was immune to Bay’s stunning beauty.

Bay on the other hand, as a straight girl, knew to be wary of Tyler, even though she was lowkey crushing on him, hard. But she wasn’t ready for the football hunk, that is Kaycee. That Level 6er took her by surprise.

Bay thought Kaycee was her best friend, along with Tyler and Angela. But as we saw, in Level 6’s war-gaming sessions, Kaycee didn’t give a flying fin about Bay. Kaycee’s crying, while eating, was pure jury management.

So, it goes both ways. JC don’t let anything distract you. Hay don’t be fooled by Tyler (you saw what happened to Kaitlyn, Rachel and Bay). And everyone else, wake up and smell the coffee – even Evel Dick says this is the HGs last chance to get rid of Tyler.

RIP Kaitlyn

“Oh #BBBaby…It’s a House Meeting!??”

sam ftw

Wow! Where do I begin? This Season is truly delivering!

Yes, good-hearted Sam is Bay’s only hope at this point. Bay has made a ton of mistakes, and we’ve all called her on it – but life does give us second chances sometimes, especially if we learn from those mistakes.

The crucible of the House Meeting wasn’t truly the #TylerExposedParty we’ve all been waiting for. That was the POV comp, surprisingly. Angela had to have a POV, that Scottie and Tyler won, fair and square.

If anything, the meeting did finally hammer home to Bay what super-fans have been warning her of all along – Tyler, Angela and Kaycee are not your friends, and they will find any reason, rationalization or justification they need, to get rid of you, Bay. #48LawsOfPower.

Level 4 has made it abundantly clear, that it doesn’t matter if Bay is the Hacker, or not – which is why the house meeting, although urgently needed to clear the air and provide a sense of closure, didn’t achieve the strategic aims that Foutte had in mind: changing Level 4’s mind, on getting rid of Bay.

Similar to all the twists this season, the Hacker comp was undermined – this time by the POV – and simply became a convenient excuse for Level 4 to ax Bay. It would have been far more honorable for them to just be honest, and say that they were getting Bay out, because of her power app. However, making Bay feel like a target would have spooked her into using her power and prevented a backdoor. Level 4 desperately want to flush out that “idol.”

Bay was gullible enough not to use her power this week. She is in a Catch-22: either she uses her power and becomes a target, or she gets voted out, because she has a power, and is a threat.

Bay’s other only real hope now is that production may want her power app used. The Hacker’s powers really elbowed the power apps out-of-the-way, but production will be pretty miffed to see someone voted out, with his or her power app/idol, in their pocket.

Bay and Tyler’s screaming match alone, however frightening, was good TV. I was on the Twitter hashtag and Joker’s Updates, at the same time, watching the epic showdown unfold, live. Tyler may want Bay gone, but unlike Rachel and Kaitlyn, Bay is not going to ‘go quietly, into that good night!’

If Bay had the opportunity to stay, she would finally put up real targets, like Angela and Tyler, now that she knows that she will never make it into Level 4. That would also make for good TV, as well as for a good strategy. The scales have finally fallen off Bay’s eyes.

There will be a double eviction and a buy-back or a battle back, this season. If I were the HGs, I would want to keep Bay around, instead of risking her wrath, when she possibly comes back into the house, a la Kaitlyn – back when Sam’s power app was in play.

Bay may not be as cool as Bad Girl Kaitlyn. However, Bay is definitely a force of nature to be feared. It’s better to be feared, than to be loved (Machiavelli), at least, as far as power is concerned.

It is a game, and people lie but Bay still has more of a leg to stand on, justice-wise, than Kaitlyn, since, for better or worse, she was falsely accused of being the Hacker.

Finally, Tyler is developing a pattern. Now he’s romancing and actually kissing Angela, in the HOH room! However, if Angela is as smart, as many people seem to think she is, she would see that Tyler’s road to the $500K is littered with discarded females – Kaitlyn, Rachel, Bay possibly, and if she’s not careful, Angela herself.

Regarding other females Tyler may end up feeding to the fishes, I finally understand Sam and Kaycee’s attachment to Tyler: it’s not romantic. A clip from the live feeds showed me that Sam views Kaycee, Tyler and herself as her adopted family unit, inside the BB house.

At home, it is just Sam’s Mom, her little brother and herself. Now Kaycee is her Mom and Tyler is her little brother; this is what has been keeping Sam sane, inside this house. However, now that Tyler’s true colors have been partially revealed, Sam may want to reevaluate so closely identifying this villain with her beloved sibling.

Angela is still in my Final Five. I have no problem with Ice Queens: one of my favorite kids’ cartoon characters is Elsa, from Frozen. However, similar to Bay, and Kaitlyn, she must realize that, at some level, Tyler is using her.

It would be better for Angela to come to that realization, sooner, rather than later. It’s not the debunked female alliance that the game needs but an effective anti-Tyler alliance. Get the holy water and the silverware.

I like Rockstar as a person; she’s a mother of three. She’s a free-spirit and an independent thinker in the house. I would hate to see her go. However, because RS is so bad at comps, the other side may keep her around, as a goat, and keep putting her up on the block, to get rid of whoever she is sitting next to, on eviction night. This may come to end with the double eviction, if it’s next week – but if it isn’t, RS may be stuck in this rut for some time to come.

It would be better for the drama of the show for Bay to stay and use her power, to finally target Tyler and one other Level 4 person, redeeming herself, for her weaker nominations, during her actual HOH week – even if Bay goes home, right after Tyler goes home.

The three remaining members of Foutte – Hay, RS, and Fessy (Scottie is now in Level 4), have to win the HOH, Hacker comp and the POV comp, to have any sort of chance, and the probability of such a sequence of events happening, is very low. If Bay goes, the game will go to an individual game, like in Survivor, after a merge.

They are too few people, and too many independents playing or pretending to play the middle, for the two sides of Foutte (FOH) and Level 4 to matter anymore. I will just cheer for my favorites, like JC, Kaycee, Scottie and Sam, at that point.

Bay leaving is still a distinct possibility. If Sam doesn’t use her swing vote, Foutte does not have the numbers. This was the main reason Foutte’s Hacker win failed: they just weren’t represented well enough, in the POV comp – the comp that actually mattered.

Bay was, once again, so gullible, that Angela and Kaycee planted seeds in her mind: noms should stay the same, and Kaycee should play in the POV comp. Bay was then dumb enough to repeat this to Hay, the actual Hacker. Lo and behold, Kaycee plays in the veto, and Level 4 has their “proof,” that Bay is the Hacker.

Worse, this comp would have been perfect for Fessy, the football player, and he would have likely won and kept noms the same, or put Scottie back up on the block, next to Tyler.

Scottie and Tyler were the nominations Hay the Hacker should have made, in the first place, by taking RS down. When you commit to a course of action (COA), you have to commit yourself fully – or don’t bother at all.

If Bay goes, I have made my peace with this eviction. Whether Level 4 believes Hay or not, Bay’s name was publicly cleared, of being the Hacker. Bay did tell Rachel about her power and she did fail to put Tyler and Brett up, in the first place, when she was HOH and had the power to do so. I wish Bay only the best in life.

I am sure Bay and Swaggy will get married and raise a beautiful family together. As long as they’re happy and mentally ready for this next stage of life, I don’t judge Bay at all. Before she became HOH, Bay played a great game and could have won it all.

...And yet, I still love Sam