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: “ZERO STARS!”

I still love JC

I made the argument, before Bay’s eviction, that it would be in production’s best interests, to keep an HG with a power, even a power everybody knows about, over an HG, who will go up multiple times, as a goat, only to be finally evicted. Well, it looks like this is the time that RS finally gets evicted.

It was another week of another terrible Foutte HOH. You could argue that Angela was still under the influence of Tyler, but at least, she got out her desired backdoor target, on the other side of the house: Bay. (Foutte still doesn’t even know Level 4 exists!).

Bay got out a member of Level 6, but only because Rachel managed to tick Tyler off. Kaitlyn was controlled into backdooring a member of her own alliance (Swaggy C) – and what do you know? RS might just go home during Hay’s HOH week.

Only Scottie has done the right thing, on the Foutte side, and still has the best HOH week, of the season. This pawn nonsense doesn’t work! Sure, Tyler could have jumped in the Cloud – but let the chips fall where they may! He then wouldn’t be able to use the Cloud, during the POV ceremony. And Tyler wouldn’t have won OTEV, without RS stupidly comparing answers with him.

Hay is proving that her intelligence only extends to competitions. She tried to promise Tyler safety, from her HOH bathtub, after chugging almost a whole bottle of her HOH wine (Sam WOULD NOT approve). Noah, much?

But naturally, Tyler is never going to believe Hay’s pitch in a billion years, because 1) when Hay was the Hacker, she put Tyler on the block, and 2) during Hay’s fiasco of a house meeting, she further explicated that Tyler had been her target for weeks.

If that was the case, why put up Angela and Kaycee – Kaycee who only wins a hacker comp based on furnitureKaycee who also yells at RS, (right before OTEV, after the feeds cut) Kaycee’s elder by ten years, a mother of three, not Kaycee’s peer, and also a someone weaker than herself. (Pick on someone your own size – or bigger!)

Speaking of looming threats, no tiny David, seems to be able to slay the Tyler Goliath. There’s no St. George, for this dragon, except maybe JC. Stupid Foutte is getting wiped off the board, as JC and Tyler, move around their chess pieces, toward the final showdown.

It’s not so much that I want to root for the underdogs – Foutte and Sam – but that as a super-fan, virtually playing in the house, myself, I want to see someone take down Tyler. I want to know that it can be done.

Right now, to use video game lingo, particularly from “Super Smash Bros: Melee,” it’s like the rest of the HGs are a bunch of NPCs (non-player characters) running around, with the intelligence of 1 or 2, all fighting against Tyler, an NPC, with an intelligence of 9. Of course, the NPC with an intelligence of 9, is going to beat a bunch of n00b bots, running around with the intelligence of ants.

When Tyler is the king of the ant hill, shining a magnifying glass down, and torching those morons, it isn’t very fun. So, let’s see if Tyler continues to be overpowered and destroy the game. As long as he wins every single POV, it doesn’t really matter who is HOH. Shake things up Grodner.

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