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: Refusing to Talk Game

go home tyler

If you’re running in, to hug somebody, and he or she stops you, mid-stride, and asks you, “Do you trust me?” be very suspicious of this person! What will it take, JC? Wake up!

When you believe you are the numbers, you usually fail. JC – and Brett, before he was toasted – both believed they were the numbers, to get out Tyler, Angela or Kaycee, when the time came.

However, Brett and JC spun around and wasted time, and before you knew it, Fessy was gone, Scottie was gone and even Rockstar was gone. All of those people could have been meat shields – numbers! – for Brett or JC, to make a move and take out Tyler, Angela or Kaycee. Yet they didn’t capitalize on these people and let all of their personnel be voted out. Hope is not a strategy!

JC was a skillful player but his one blind-spot – that Tyler played him, and worked with Level 6, the whole time – was the biggest and worst, one, last blind-spot he could have.  Tyler’s in-game immune system was strong enough to fight off Parasite JC, and now JC is drying up and withering away, without a host.

Kaycee had the veto; the plan should have been to backdoor Tyler now! But Kaycee has been playing it safe, all season. She doesn’t have the killer instinct. Kaycee didn’t want “to make waves,” or “put a target on her back,” or “disrupt Angela’s HOH.” A winner would do all of those things. Brett followed Kaycee’s strategy, of not doing anything and he’s no longer in the house. As expected, Kaycee did not use the veto on anyone and definitely didn’t backdoor anyone. Timid!

Sam asked Kaycee if she would use the veto on her. I am starting to get annoyed at Sam and JC. If you don’t want to talk game, don’t talk game at all! Sam gets upset when the others ask her about the game, but when someone else wins HOH or the veto, Sam is quick to ask if she’s safe. Yes, she’s self-interested, which is good. But if Sam was really self-interested, she would win more than one comp, per game. How about that?

JC is still digging into Tyler about supposedly throwing away the game, not for them, but really for JC. If I was Tyler, I might have lost patience with JC already. How about you win a comp, JC?!?! I get it; the physical comps are difficult, but there were also several mental and intellectual comps! There’s no excuse!

JC, Tyler is not going to “separate the girls.” I am tired of hearing about this. Get a clue, JC! If you don’t care, it’s OK not care, (and this goes for Sam, too) – but if you do care, do something about it! Stop talking about it and do something about it! Every day, it’s the same thing from JC and I am sure Tyler and the audience have had enough of it, by now.

The Three – Tyler, Angela and Kaycee – are making plans to reveal Level 6, to Sam and JC. Spilling the beans on Level 6 would be a non-event, at best (this would definitely fly over someone, like Fessy’s, head), and enraging to the jury members, at worst. Don’t do it!

What is wrong with revealing things after the show, when a winner has already been crowned? Tyler and Angela have gotten everything they wanted and the gravy train; why rub this mega-alliance in the minions’ faces?

And don’t tell Sam that she’s going home. She will dump the rice. #CurbStomp!

scottie