The houseguests enter the house in several blocks: Villa, Sass, Jovan, and Parker enter the house first, followed by Alanna, Judd, Zane, and Scotty. After a brief delay, Ryan, Sterling, Yvonne, and Bert enter the house, and then Void, Dee, Laya, and Ava follow. The houseguests ready themselves to play when Janine, McQueen, Lucy-Ann, and Mickey enter the house...until another knock on the door comes, and they discover Chad Thornton had been cast at the last moment.
Alliances based on preexisting relationships form fast, and Sterling is back up to his old tricks when he recreates his Survivor alliance with Dee and Jovan, alongside Loaded Ballot castmate Yvonne and Villa. Meanwhile, he, Dee, and Yvonne keep a close eye on recent winner Sass as well, while Dee and Jovan make a final two and Villa reconnects with former castmate Scotty. However, all bets are off when Void wins the first Head of Household this season.
Void, with little hesitation, makes his nominations based off of evicting a threat. He targets Sterling immediately due to his track record of deceit and proficiency in doing it, and also to shatter his many alliances. He also puts Janine on the block, knowing that she's a relative unknown who is less likely to be evicted, very much upsetting her in the process.
Tensions are high when the houseguests draw for the Veto Competition, and Void draws houseguest's choice. He picks Pre-Jury Perjury foe Ava Prescott in an attempt to cultivate their small bond. Meanwhile, Janine draws veto king Jason McQueen to participate, while Sterling draws his close ally Jovan. In the end, McQueen continues his legacy by winning the Power of Veto, but Void comes in second despite throwing the contest. Janine completely ignores McQueen, while Sterling does the opposite, but McQueen discards the Veto to get as little blood on his hands as possible. Janine becomes too angry to speak, while Sterling solemnly understands.
After a surprise entry to the house, Chad starts trying to integrate socially. Meanwhile, McQueen breaks from the stress of hurting Janine and the game in general, threatening to self-evict. At the eviction voting, Sterling's enemies become split between voting for him and Janine, enabling his allies to save him. However, they don't. Villa, Sass, Jovan, and Yvonne - all of whom aligned with Sterling - flip their votes based off of his challenge threat, changing the course of the eviction. As a result, Sterling is the first boot in an 11-7 blindside.
After seeing the weakness of Sterling's alliance, three houseguests sense a power gap and decide to unite over it: former Mathletes Mickey Cruz and Laya Ocampo, joined by the desperate Chad Thornton. Victory and power seem to be in their reach during the Head of Household competition...until Laya fails and comes in second, shifting power to the ever chaotic Lucy-Ann Bennett.
Lucy-Ann decides to make her nominations based off of threat, similarly to Void. After seeing him begin to catch momentum, Lucy-Ann nominates Veto king McQueen, under the excuse that he threatened to quit. She puts up previous winner Sass as a pawn beside him. Lucy-Ann tells her blatantly that they aren't close and deeply upsets her in the process.
Sass is given a ray of hope in the Veto drawing: McQueen draws her ally Jovan, while Sass gets houseguest's choice. She picks Dee, an ally and a known competition beast. Meanwhile, Lucy-Ann draws Parker to participate. Unfortunately, the allegiance of her allies becomes clear in the Veto Competition: Dee looks out for her own game and throws the contest. Luckily, Jovan beats Parker for the Veto, and Sass feels so confident she'll be saved that she doesn't even give a speech. When Jovan says he isn't close enough to either nominee to save them, Sass is furious, but it isn't over yet....
Controversy starts to erupt around Mickey when she makes an inappropriate comment to her fellow houseguests, causing a heated argument with Parker. Ava lashes out at Parker, clearly taking sides. Meanwhile, McQueen starts his campaign against Sass by trying to create a bigger threat - Chad - while Villa bonds with Dee to strengthen their alliance. At the eviction voting, the house latches onto an excuse for an easy vote: McQueen's challenge threat and hysterical comments. Only Parker votes to evict Sass, and McQueen is eliminated a 16-1 vote.
After the incredibly easy vote, the alliances don't shift, but things are tense with Sass, Dee, and Yvonne. Not wanting to make a decision, Yvonne decides to throw the challenge, and Void joins her. With two strong players not fighting, Bert is able to easily steamroll his competition and win this week's Head of Household competition.
Knowing that there is a time and place for big moves, Bert makes the executive decision that this isn't one...after all, he has no alliance or even former castmates. As a result, he nominates the two people who would be easiest to put on the block blamelessly: Janine and Sass, who had previously survived eviction and made a fool of themselves in the process.
After Dee failed to come through for her in the previous Veto Competition, Sass uses her houseguest's choice this time to pick Yvonne. Meanwhile, Bert draws Parker for his second Veto Competition while Janine draws known athlete Ava. When Ava narrowly beats Bert and Yvonne in the competition, she wins the Power of Veto, but doesn't need it. Ava discards the Power of Veto as she's unaligned with either nominee - and the house wants to see both of them go - rendering both of them in tears.
Janine tries to save her game by appealing to the other houseguests about how she can be useful...unfortunately, she just upsets them with her ego. Bert and Mickey join her in bad decisions: Bert begins to isolate himself out of stress, while Mickey makes another social slip up. Zane does the opposite, intentionally trying to improve relationships across the house, while Jovan invents a new game for the houseguests to play and pass the time. Unfortunately for Sass, Janine's mistakes don't overshadow a simple fact: she won. While six houseguests - Scotty, Lucy-Ann, Judd, Dee, Chad, and Villa - vote to evict Janine because of their relationship with Sass, the rest of the house views her as a much greater threat, and sends her home in a 10-6 vote, prompting her to storm out of the house.
Once Sass dramatically exits, Dee comes to a realization: she has a final two with both Jovan and Yvonne, which may be a great move or a great mistake. Meanwhile, Jovan and Laya actively try to avoid power when they throw the Head of Household competition. Void follows suit in a ploy to minimize his threat level, and despite throwing it as well, Lucy-Ann still makes fourth place. The competition comes down to Judd, Scotty, and Alanna, and ultimately Judd becomes this week's Head of Household.
Judd uses this week's Head of Household to set up a personal target for eviction: Bert, the previous HoH, and an able competitor and backstabber. Judd nominates him, going as far as to tell him he dislikes him, and then puts Janine on the block as a pawn knowing she's mad at several people. Janine is furious, and just adds him to her hit list, but Bert is unphased.
Alliances begin to come into play during the Veto competition when Judd draws houseguest's choice and picks Jovan to play for him. Meanwhile, Janine draws the star jock Chad Thornton while Bert draws his ally Mickey. Jovan throws the challenge, trying to lean into an under the radar game to avoid playing from the bottom once more. The contest comes down to Janine, Bert, and Chad, and ultimately Bert wins the Golden Power of Veto. When he uses it to save himself, Judd is at a loss of who to put up in his place, and settles on the neutral Ryan Reymolds.
Ryan's first response to being nominated is to try and create as much chaos as possible and blame it on Janine...so he flips the mattress on Mickey's bed. Meanwhile, Parker tries to create discord as well when he spreads rumors about Scotty, and opens up to Chad. Dee tells the houseguests a heartfelt story about the money, while Zane starts to annoy some of his peers. At the eviction voting, Ryan makes the hard sell about how he is less of a challenge threat than Janine. He successfully flips five votes, but they would not have mattered anyway. Everyone hated Janine, and only Jovan votes to save her in an effort to start chaos, evicting her in a 14-1 vote. Much like Sass, Janine screams as she leaves the house.
The houseguests begin to notice a new trend in the house...previous nominees tend to be renominated. It was true for Sass and it was true for Janine, and Ryan worries it will be true for him. However, he only beats Chad in the HoH competition, coming in 15th. The power comes down to the alliance of Scotty and Villa against Parker, and in the end Scotty wins the title of Head of Household.
Scotty continues the trend of renomination this week, but in a more strategic manner - that is, he puts Bert on the block once more. Bert understands, but when Scotty nominates Parker for his competition abilities, tendency to create chaos, and their poor connection, he displays absolutely no reaction.
The Veto line-up is one of the strangest yet, and no alliance threatens to interfere with Scotty's Head of Household. Scotty draws wild card Lucy-Ann to participate, while Parker draws Zane and Bert draws previous Head of Household Judd. Lucy-Ann throws the challenge in an effort to feign incompetence, and the challenge comes down to Bert, Scotty, and Judd. Ultimately, Judd wins the Veto, putting a target on his back in the process. When Judd discards it to avoid making waves, neither nominee is surprised.
After the Veto ceremony, Scotty tries to continue his reign of terror as Head of Household and call out Ava and why she deserves to leave. Yvonne does the opposite and tries to make friends, while Dee breaks down and threatens to quit. At the eviction voting, every alliance falls apart: Chad and Laya both vote for Bert, while Mickey votes for Parker. Dee and Jovan vote together for Bert, and Yvonne flips to vote Parker. The seven neutral houseguests are split as well: Villa, Alanna, Void, Lucy-Ann, and Ava all vote for Parker, while Zane, Ryan, and Judd vote for Bert. The split house creates a 7-7 tie, forcing Scotty to cast the evicting vote. He decides to evict Parker, knowing that Bert will become an even bigger target if he survives this nomination. Parker wishes everyone well, and leaves.
As outgoing HoH, Scotty can't participate in the competition, but realizes that he is a very public threat for his cutthroat eviction. Villa tries to win for him, but ultimately does poorly, while Yvonne and Zane throw yet another challenge. The competition comes down to Judd, Dee, and Jovan, but Judd beats both allies and becomes Head of Household for his second time.
Judd uses this Head of Household to continue his previous strategy: renomination, and threats. He combines both to put Bert on the block yet again, intent on evicting his original target from two weeks ago. Meanwhile, he makes a bold move - and several enemies - when he nominates Dee, trying to shatter the network of alliances he knows she has a hand in. Both nominees keep their calm.
Judd and Bert have a stroke of bad luck when Judd draws Jovan to participate in the Veto competition, both knowing full well he'd save Dee. Meanwhile, Dee draws houseguest's choice, but chooses Villa instead of Yvonne. Bert concludes the drawing by picking Ava, who has already won a Veto this season. Even for Dee, Jovan refuses to make himself a threat, and throws the challenge. Judd follows suit out of necessity, and Villa is the first person truly eliminated. This opens the door for Bert and Dee to nab the Veto, and Dee does. Dee saves herself with the Veto, and Judd names Scotty as his replacement, intent on at least evicting a competitive threat.
Mickey uses the time after the eviction voting to call out Ryan and why he has to go, while Dee takes the opportunity to secretly bond with Mickey's ally Chad. Meanwhile, Zane continues to wow the house when he wins extra money for this week's budget in a task. At the eviction voting, Judd's original plan worked like a charm in spite of the Veto. Only Ava votes to keep Bert, while the rest of the house fear his huge threat, evicting him in a 12-1 vote.
Now that Scotty is a potential target by having been nominated, Villa immediately dissolves her alliance with him. Both allies compete furiously in the next Head of Household competition, intent on being the one to have power over the other, and get second and third. However, last week's nominee Dee secures the title of Head of Household and the options that come with it and an alliance.
Dee reveals that she is unafraid to make a big move in her nomination. She puts up Ryan as a safe pawn, knowing it'd be a renomination of a likable player. Dee then nominates Void next to him, targeting him after he was instrumental in a blindside and then hid under the radar. He became a huge target after he won an HoH, and was already a big target from winning Pre-Jury Perjury. Both nominees understand why they were nominated, and both are intent on getting off the block.
When Dee draws houseguest's choice for the Veto competition, she picks Jovan, praying that he'll compete and not throw it. Meanwhile, Void draws Theo's Survivor runner-up Alanna Stewart, and Ryan draws the ever chaotic Lucy-Ann. Even when they don't try to throw the challenge, Jovan and Void both come in last, opening the door for Lucy-Ann to take the Golden Power of Veto. When she discards it, unaligned with either nominee, Ryan gets upset while Dee breathes a sigh of relief.
Scotty starts to isolate himself due to the mental stress of the game, but Dee doesn't have that luxury and tries to bond with Villa. Meanwhile, Mickey stirs up chaos by trashing Dee's room, and Ava invents a new game for the houseguests to play. At the eviction voting, both alliances target Void for being a huge threat, and many houseguests don't know what to do. The alliances strongarm Scotty, Chad, and Alanna into throwing a vote to Void, so only Judd and Villa vote to keep him, evicting Void in a 10-2 vote. He leaves the house in good spirits.
After seeing how Laya and Chad are barely useful for her, Mickey leaves that alliance, perhaps unwisely. She doesn't do well in the next Head of Household competition, but her former allies don't win and can't exact retribution. Judd narrowly beats Scotty and Alanna, taking the title of Head of Household for the third time yet.
Judd makes a big move when he chooses to put outgoing Head of Household Dee on the block, fearing that she'd make a big move against him. He then renominates Scotty as a pawn, knowing that at the very least he could evict an athletic competitor...and in the process, burning any bridge he could've had with him and marking Scotty and himself as a huge threat.
Judd draws Zane, a relatively under the radar houseguest so far, to play in the Veto Competition. Dee on the other hand draws Ava, a close friend of Void's and proficient competitor, while Scotty draws Alanna for her second Veto Competition in a row. When Ava under performs and Judd tries to throw the challenge, Zane has a clear window to the Power of Veto, but just misses. Scotty wins the Golden Power of Veto and saves himself, forcing Judd to try and place someone nonthreatening on the block. He chooses to renominate Ryan, and the Gift Bag contestant starts to yell.
After repeatedly failing to win the Vetos, Alanna starts to isolate herself in her room, but the social game continues to happen around her. Villa tries to branch out her options by talking to Zane, while Lucy-Ann opens up to Ava by sharing a personal story. Yvonne and Jovan come through for Dee, and try to manipulate other houseguests into voting for Ryan, and even flip the votes of Mickey and Chad. However, Dee's ally Villa flips her vote to join the rest of the house, evicting her in a 7-4 vote. Dee leaves the house in good spirits, content that she at least made an impact.
Several houseguests realize that over a third of the cast has been evicted, and only thirteen houseguests remain. As a result, a huge majority alliance forms: the clique of Villa, Jovan, and Yvonne joined by Ava, Chad, Lucy-Ann, and Zane. Unfortunately, such a huge alliance is often unable to coordinate well, and both Zane and Jovan throw the next challenge. As a result, Mickey swoops in and takes this week's Head of Household.
When she comes into possession of sudden power, Mickey typically goes and makes a huge move, but this is an exception. Not wanting to mark herself as a threat, she instead goes after a preexisting, dangerous, and easy target: Scotty. She then continues Judd's legacy and renominates Ryan next to him. Ryan is furious, and the majority alliance is relieved.
Even though he has a better group now, Chad is still working with Mickey and Laya, so it is no surprise when Mickey draws houseguest's choice and picks him for the Veto Competition. Meanwhile, Ryan picks Zane to participate and Scotty draws Laya. Laya throws the challenge, terrified of being the next Scotty or Bert, but no one else does. Chad beats the four other houseguests fair and square and wins the Golden Power of Veto. Even though he has a decent relationship with both nominees, Chad is forced to discard the Veto to protect his alliance.
Scotty starts to minimize his threat level when he intentionally tries to better his relationships across the house. Meanwhile, Zane invents a new game for the houseguests to play, and Mickey tells a heartfelt story about why she needs the money. Villa, on the other hand, borrows an item from Alanna and breaks it. At the eviction voting, Chad is forced to throw a vote, having identical relationships with each nominee. He votes for Ryan, but it turns out he voted wrong. Only Chad and Judd vote for Ryan, while the rest of the house considers Scotty the greater threat, sending him home in an 8-2 vote. He leaves the house calmly and unsurprised.
When Laya refuses to work with his new allies, Chad stops working with her, and she finds herself so close to power in the Head of Household competition. Unfortunately, Villa robs her of it, taking the title of Head of Household and leaving her in second place, with Yvonne and Zane - both of whom tried to throw the challenge - right behind her.
The hallmark of a great houseguest is competition ability, strategic intelligence, and social game. Unfortunately, Villa only has the first two, and has to make her nominations to compensate for that. She puts Alanna on the block over a houseguest like Ryan or Judd, knowing that Alanna hates her. Villa also nominates Laya, knowing that Laya has made a small impact and is unlikely to be evicted.
In the Veto drawing, Villa's sole goal is to lock in her nominations and send Alanna packing. When she draws houseguest's choice, she picks Ava to play in the Veto, knowing Ava could help her achieve this. Meanwhile, Alanna draws Jovan to play, while Laya draws Ryan. Jovan keeps up his masquerade of incompetence and throws yet another challenge, but it didn't particularly matter in the long run. Ava steamrolls her competition and wins the Golden Power of Veto for Villa. Despite liking both nominees, she goes along with Villa's plot, and discards the Power of Veto, making both nominees very upset.
The houseguests are interrupted when a plane flies over the yard, with a banner saying "Jovan is NOT to be trusted." Meanwhile, Lucy-Ann tries to set up her own target of Ryan, blaming him for certain actions and evictions, while Yvonne opens up to Judd to secure his ever errant vote. In the eviction ceremony, Laya turns up her infinite charm, and it works. The entire house votes to keep her, save for Zane and Lucy-Ann who saw her threat, evicting Alanna in a 7-2 vote and raising the question of her role in the house in Villa's head.
After seeing how fervently Villa targeted Alanna, her allies make a fail-safe promise to each other: she will be the first person out of the alliance that is evicted. Laya, Mickey, Ryan, and Judd find themselves on the outskirts of the house, afraid that one of them will be next. They try incredibly hard in the Head of Household competition, but Ava beats them all and takes the title of HoH for herself.
After Laya suddenly got on everyone's radar last week, Ava is torn on whether to make her a target or a pawn, but in the end she knows she can't waste the opportunity to nominate her when she has her strong alliance. However, Ava also nominates her true target when she has the chance: Judd, who has been winning often without getting targeted. Neither wants to be nominated, but both understand.
Ava gets extremely lucky in the nomination ceremony: she draws Chad, an ally who has already won a Veto, and Laya draws houseguest's choice. She picks Yvonne, not knowing that Yvonne is involved with Ava's plot for her to be a back-up for eviction. Meanwhile, Judd draws Mickey. Yvonne throws the challenge, confident that Ava's only real competition is Judd, but Mickey surprises everyone when she wins the Golden Power of Veto. Mickey ruins Ava's scheme to evict Judd when she uses the Power of Veto on him, knowing that she needs to translate their friendship into game capital. Ava is forced to name Ryan as the replacement, and the final nominees are him and Laya.
After getting saved by Mickey, Judd starts to rub some of his fellow houseguests the wrong way, while Jovan earns extra money for the house budget in a task. When Lucy-Ann has a breakdown and threatens to quit, Ryan exploits the opportunity to trash her and create chaos in the main alliance. Meanwhile, Yvonne opens up to Laya with a personal story in an attempt to become more certain about who will be evicted. However, she votes to evict Laya, and Zane, Chad, and Villa follow suit. Lucy-Ann and Jovan make a move in voting for Ryan's eviction alongside Judd, confident that Mickey will join them and force a tie, until Mickey votes for former ally Laya to evict a threat. As such, she is sent home in a 5-3 vote, and joins the jury house uneventfully.
Early in the game, Yvonne had worked with Jovan and Villa and promised them they'd go to the end. Yvonne ends that agreement to get closer with Ava, Chad, Lucy-Ann, and Zane, knowing that they are on the bottom of the big alliance. Jovan and Zane both throw the challenge - again - and Yvonne defeats Mickey in a mental competition, making her this week's Head of Household.
For Yvonne, the decision on who to nominate is incredibly easy. She chooses two of the three people not in her alliance: Mickey and Ryan. Judd is relieved it isn't him, but Yvonne secretly plots to backdoor him....
In the Veto drawing, Yvonne picks houseguest's choice, and decides that she wants Ava to play in the Veto. The two have been involved for a while, and Yvonne hopes that they can create a sub-alliance. Meanwhile, Mickey picks Zane to participate, while Ryan picks Villa. Mickey and Ryan's only hopes to be saved is to win it for themselves, and Yvonne seems so confident that she throws the challenge. Unfortunately, Ryan manages to defeat Ava and wins the Golden Power of Veto. Yvonne's plan comes full circle, and she finally places Judd on the block, rendering him unable to defend himself.
Despite having previously nominated, Yvonne still cares about Ryan's vote, and bonds extremely well with him. Lucy-Ann tries to do something similar with Judd, but it doesn't work as well, while Mickey curries favor with her housemates by earning extra money for the budget. In the eviction voting, the truth behind the alliance is revealed to Ryan when he is the only person to vote to evict Mickey. The rest of the house is working together and vote to evict Judd, the universal threat and competitor, sending him home in a 6-1 vote.
In his previous seasons, Jovan always played honorably enough, and it got him to the end twice. However, this time he wants to win, and has been sneaky - throwing competitions and switching votes, as well as promising Villa he'd take her to the end when he promised his other allies he'd vote her out as soon as possible. Meanwhile, Mickey and Ryan find themselves on the outs of the house, and need to worm their way in. When Mickey wins this week's Head of Household, she makes it her priority to do so.
Mickey uses her opportunity as Head of Household to try and curry enough favor with the alliance that they'll keep her and use her for a backstab. As a result, she nominates Ryan, a prime target and obvious vote. She then puts up Lucy-Ann as a pawn, making her extremely upset in the process.
At the Veto drawing, Mickey starts off by drawing houseguest's choice, and chooses Zane - out of everyone left, she's closest with him. Ryan draws Villa for the Veto, and Lucy-Ann draws Ava. Zane throws the challenge, but not before he could eliminate Ryan, and Mickey wins the Power of Veto. The entire house is terrified she will use it to backdoor someone, but she hates both nominees, and discards it.
The big alliance is very confident that they will be sending a member of the minority home on the minority's HoH, and Villa gets just a little too comfortable. Her social slip-ups, inflated ego, and constant bashing of Ryan tends to rub the house the wrong way. Meanwhile, Ava tells a story about what she would do with the money. At the eviction voting, it is a given that Ryan will be evicted, but Jovan still uses the opportunity to stir up chaos. He votes for Lucy-Ann, knowing she's the greater threat, and tries to make as much discord as possible after Ryan is evicted in a 5-1 vote. He leaves the house wordlessly.
The majority alliance has almost accomplished its goal of making it to the final seven, and they only have one obstacle: Mickey. Meanwhile, Jovan breaks the news of the situation to Villa, and tells her their agreement is over. She's shaken, but doesn't do well in the Head of Household competition, allowing Chad to take the power this week.
After being Head of Household last week, Mickey is not surprised to see herself nominated, but Lucy-Ann definitely is. Chad put her on the block as a pawn knowing she's a strong social player, and to allow Villa to seem safe in the alliance so she can't prepare for being voted out next week...and, if push comes to shove, to keep Villa safe as a backdoor target.
Now that he's gone through several hoops to keep Villa in the correct position, Chad of course draws her to play in the Veto Competition, and everything could go awry if she saves Mickey. Mickey herself draws houseguest's choice and she once more chooses Zane, while Lucy-Ann draws Jovan to play. Chad throws the challenge, coming in third, and Zane takes the Golden Power of Veto for himself. Mickey tries to convince him to shake things up, but he refuses, and instead uses the Veto on Lucy-Ann to secure her friendship. Chad is forced to name Villa as the replacement nominee.
Ava opens up to Mickey by sharing a personal story, but she is rudely interrupted by a second plane, this one with a banner saying that Ava is untrustworthy. Later, Jovan tells a story about how he lost twice. Knowing that both him and Ava have been betrayed by their alliance - with him being exploited as a pawn, and her being betrayed right before the final Head of Household - the two create a plot to not let that happen again. The two rope in Lucy-Ann, and at the eviction voting, all three of them vote for Villa in secret. As such, she is evicted in a 3-2 vote, and Mickey stays in the game.
Yvonne, Chad, and Zane are shaken by what Ava, Jovan, and Lucy-Ann pulled. Their justification was that Villa could have destroyed the alliance with her mental abilities and that she was never going to work with any of the three...but secretly, they knew they needed to change things before being put on the bottom of another alliance. Everyone is determined to win this week's Head of Household and ensure their safety. Ultimately, it is Lucy-Ann who takes the power this week.
Lucy-Ann struggles with the ultimate decision this week: backstab her alliance, or send Mickey home...and if she did send Mickey home, who to put up as a pawn? Lucy-Ann decides to use the safe route and renominate Mickey, but she puts up Yvonne as well in an effort to solidify trust with Jovan and Ava.
As the Head of Household, Lucy-Ann draws first for the Veto Competition, and gets houseguest's choice. She picks Chad, confident he'll keep nominations the same. Mickey draws Zane to participate, while Yvonne draws Ava. Ava continues her reign as Queen of the Veto, and wins this week's Veto Competition. Ava takes the opportunity to try and re-align with the people she backstabbed last week...so, she saves Yvonne. Lucy-Ann gets the message, and instead of nominating Chad or Zane, sells out Jovan as the ringleader of Villa's eviction by putting him on the block.
Now that she's suddenly safe, Yvonne becomes bold and starts to turn on Lucy-Ann, calling her shady and dangerously close to a traitor. Mickey joins her, spreading rumors about her creepiness to the other houseguests, while Chad tries to cheer up his housemates and stay positive. At the eviction voting, a plot by Yvonne and Zane comes to light. Out of anger at what Jovan did to them, the two vote to evict him, while Ava and Chad both vote to evict Mickey. Lucy-Ann, as Head of Household, casts the deciding vote to evict. She - maybe erroneously - chooses to send home Jovan, knowing he's a huge threat who can backstab anyone at anytime.
Against all odds, Mickey has survived against both Villa and Jovan, moves that Lucy-Ann played a huge part in. Lucy-Ann realizes that she's put herself in a horrible position: she's made enemies with Mickey, Yvonne, Zane, and Chad, and her only hope for an ally lies with Ava. In addition, she's one of two people left who have not won. However, Ava sells her out when she makes a final four deal with Chad, Zane, and Yvonne. Everything is suddenly put on pause with them when Mickey wins this week's Head of Household competition, and is ready to take some revenge.
Despite her having saved Mickey two weeks in a row, the Royalty And Roadkill winner takes this opportunity to put Lucy-Ann on the block for her pure shadiness. She then nominates Yvonne, knowing that out of the other four houseguests, she presents the greatest strategic threat...and hopefully, incite the alliance to even further implode.
With only six houseguests left, there isn't much need to draw for a Veto, and as such Mickey, Yvonne, Lucy-Ann, Chad, Zane, and Ava all participate. Everyone is done throwing competitions, and gives it their all. It comes down to Mickey and her two nominees, but ultimately Yvonne wins the Golden Power of Veto. She uses it on herself, and Mickey places Zane, her closest ally, on the block in her stead.
On a slight power, Mickey flips the mattress on Lucy-Ann's bed, pleased to see her go. Meanwhile, Ava and Zane bond extremely well, pleased that they have the votes to ensure Zane's safety. At the eviction voting, Yvonne unveils a scheme when she votes to evict Zane. However, it isn't enough, as he's extremely close with Chad and Ava. The two outvote Yvonne and evict Lucy-Ann in a 2-1 vote. She says a quick goodbye and leaves.
There's only one alliance left in the house: Ava, Chad, Yvonne, and Zane. However, in light of Yvonne's previous move, Zane dissolves the alliance and they attempt to use Mickey as an option rather than an easy vote. Zane, the only houseguest who has not yet won a Head of Household competition, takes the power at a pivotal time.
Zane has four options on who to nominate, but in reality, he only has two. Zane nominates Yvonne and Mickey. He's worked closely with both Chad and Ava, while Yvonne recently betrayed him. Both of them are very upset, and Yvonne comes to the realization that she is at the bottom of this alliance.
Due to there only being five houseguests left, they all participate in the Power of Veto Competition: Mickey is eliminated first, followed by Yvonne. Head of Household Zane finishes in third, and it comes down to Ava and Chad. Chad ultimately wins the Power of Veto, and uses it to save Yvonne. Now, Zane is forced to put Ava on the block, his closest ally in the house, while the duo - maybe the even the showmance - of Chad and Yvonne have all the power.
Mickey tries her best to create as much paranoia as possible to save herself from eviction. She tells Ava, Chad, and Yvonne that Zane is shady and willing to do anything to save himself and Ava. Meanwhile, Chad tries to use Zane to his advantage as well, and bonds with him. Yvonne makes another big move when she votes to evict Ava, knowing it'll at least force a tie. However, Chad's vote - and Ava's fate - ultimately comes down to Mickey's play, and it worked. He's charmed into voting for Mickey to stay, sending Ava home with 2 votes on her closest ally's Head of Household and leaving the house full of former winners.
If this is not the final update on 15 Going on 80, I may just lose my ever-loving mind. Or maybe someone is going to jail. Who knows? TL;DR: at the end, though you may want to read the next paragraph for a breakdown of the acronyms. *Triggecontent warning, mention of abortion/difficult pregnancy, as well as animal neglect/abuse.* Recap: My SO and I rent a downstairs space from his Cousin (dubbed SOC). SOC has a child (LO) and a wife (CW). CW's grandmother, (GMIL) lives with us and is partial owner of the house. The rest of ownership belongs to SOC. GMIL is the one I refer to as 15, going on 80, since she acts like she never mentally or emotionally developed past 15. If you want a more in-depth explanation, check BB for details.
I mentioned that I was having a cancer scare and that LO was being left in the hands of GMIL for babysitting. Somehow shit got worse. Sooo much worse. The Radon filter was installed (as slowly as possible, and GMIL didn't pay for any of it, like she was supposed to). We kind of attended to my cancer scare, but tests and things take time/money and I needed to re-new my insurance. Of course in the middle of that I found out I was pregnant, my body didn't handle the pregnancy well, and we had to end it for a multitude of reasons. We had a few little blow-ups with both SOC and GMIL, all because of GMIL of course. Except the argument that we didn't want LO stomping above our head at 3 am, because CW enjoyed the freedom provided by LO taking a mid-day nap for 8 hours. Which is kind of a relevant detail, so bare with me. SOC handled the situation around his kid being up at odd hours by telling us maybe we should just move. When that shit hit the fan, he back-pedalled, and a firm boundary was worked up to prevent future incidents. LO sleeps between the hours of noon and 2pm, then goes to bed by 10pm at the latest.
Well, the other day, GMIL was watching LO and couldn't handle him. Which meant she was trying to get him to sleep for 4 plus hours at 6 pm, which SOC and I agreed would not happen. SO decided to practice on his guitar, and GMIL's response was to try and destroy multiple of our belongings. We had tried keeping the rental situation, and keeping it amicable, but GMIL has ruined that. After her trying to destroy our property, we set the moving date. TODAY we were minding our own business, packing here and there, but also getting ready for date night. Whenever we spend a decent amount of time upstairs, we have permission from SOC to let their dog out (who otherwise stays in the cage for an inhumane amount of time). Note, GMIL doesn't like the dog and purposefully leaves the dog in the cage as much as possible.
Whenever we let the dog out, we close the bedroom doors so she can't chew everyone's belongings. GMIL came home and opened all of the doors again. It didn't make sense to me, and then the dog went to go in LO's room. I closed the doors again, talking to the dog about how if the doors are left open, she chews things. GMIL then goes "If you're going to close all of the doors, than I'm going to turn the heat off." (Mind you, it is currently below freezing, and again, we live in a drafty ass basement.) I explained to her that if you don't close the doors, the dog will chew things, and that it's not fair to turn the heat off when we live in the basement. It's also not fair to the dog to stay in a crate 20 hours in a day. GMIL falsely claims that she lets the dog out and watches her when she's home. Remember, GMIL hates the dog, and I can hear everything from downstairs. The only time GMIL "watches" the dog is when I let the dog out, and then GMIL comes home. The last time she "watched" the dog, it got a hold of LO's stuff.
I told her that she was wrong, and SO went to the thermostat to return it to a reasonable temperature. GMIL gets in SO's way and then grabs his arm. Screams about it being her house, then says something about kicking us out. SO was abused as a child and DOES NOT take well to people touching him without permission. He yells at her for touching him, and then yells at her that she doesn't get to make threats. We go downstairs, and try to calm down and just go back to our business. SO had to go back upstairs to pee, and hears GMIL on the phone with someone, lying about what just took place and talking shit about us. SO yells at her, calls her a dirty liar and a prick. I hear yelling upstairs and run up in time to witness/hear SO telling her she can't put her hands on people. GMIL yells, "I just touched you!" and he responds, "YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO TOUCH ME."
Well, folks, the JustNo got more JustNoMIL-y. The missing generation between GMIL and CW? She was on the phone with GMIL, had just dropped her at the house, actually. So the JNMIL of this family/story, heads back to our house. Who all wants to guess what happened next?
If you guessed JNGMIL and JNMIL just quietly had BEC moments between them... you'd be wrong. JNMIL immediately comes to the stairs (inside the house), and starts calling for SO (since, y'know, neither of them know my name, cause racism). SO goes towards whoever is calling his name (cause we honestly didn't know at this point). The she-beast JNMIL is at the top of the stairs yelling/asking why SO is "screaming at her 82 year old mother".
I immediately get in-between SO and her, as she starts descending the stairs. I tell JNMIL that her mother is the one putting her hands on people and breaking our rent agreement with SOC. Also, get the fuck out of here you have no right to be screaming at us in our own home. For some reason JNMIL is threatening to call the cops on us? I tell her to get the fuck out of my home, and tell her not to touch me. You know the JNMIL arm flap? Her doing that caused her to touch my face, hence telling her not to touch me. This woman's response was to wave both her middle fingers in the air around my face, again touching me cause her coordination is shit. This is where SO starts the recording of me and her screaming back and forth. Which, you can't not scream at anyone in that family apparently, because they will cut you off by screaming lies/deflection. JNMIL threatens to knock me out. (Oh, nooooo a 50 something year old lady, so tewiffying!) I tell JNMIL she has no right to come into our home and scream at us, especially when she has no idea what's going on. JNMIL screams some shit at us about it not being our home. I respond with the fact that we're renters, which means GASPWE LIVE HERE. Then JNMIL screams that we rent the basement. Which in hindsight is her saying we shouldn't have even been in the main house, but she obviously doesn't know shit since that is where our bathroom/laundry/the kitchen is.
So, SO and I call the cops, and so does JNMIL. SO and I wait in the garage with the door open so we can make sure JNMIL doesn't pull the rug with the police. The police show up and basically tell us that we can't ask her to leave, (even though she admitted to threatening to knock me out in front of an officer) and she can't keep harassing us. They also tell us that if we have further issue shy of a physical dispute, that we need to call the sheriff's office instead. They essentially said the same to JNMIL. The police leave and I'm starting to really lose my grip. SO isn't the only one with PTSD (thanks, Suzie Ew), and I had put all of my focus into protecting SO/talking to police calmly. JNMIL of course, decides to stick around because wouldn't round three be great.
The whole time JNMIL is upstairs, her and JNGMIL are talking shit, as well as brainstorming (illegal) ways to fuck with us. (Putting a false eviction on our record, filing a report of elder abuse, etc.) Neither of them realize we can hear EVERYTHING. At one point, they start discussing SO and I. There's the usual BEC, implying we're crazy or assholes or something.. But then they start talking about our jobs.. SO works as a grave-digger (my inner goth-girl squees about this), and I'm going to fucking school. Yeah, I'm not working cause I could afford not to up until now, pretty much. They jump from saying that we have no jobs to going, "I bet she's a prostitute." 0.e Y'all.. Y'ALL. A CRAZY WOMAN COMES INTO SOMEONE'S HOME TO HARASS AND SCREAM AT THEM AND ACTS LIKE SHE'S ABOVE ANYONE. I say no. First and foremost, sex workers are people deserving of fucking respect, so no that is not an insult. But intending that to be an insult towards me, while being a massive, crazy, cunt is infuriating. Also, wrong kind of sex-worker, bitch. I'm a fucking stripper.end rant
SO and I talked to SOC on the phone, as well as SO's (JY)mother, SOC also called his own mother. It was collectively decided that SOC's mom would compensate for her son and pay for a uhaul in the next two days. We were moving out in a week, and now we're moving out in two days. I went from having a jump on packing to being behind. Oh, and then we got told to "stay calm" and "stay in our own lane" by SOC. That's the perfect lack of accountability we expected. So, no surprise there. Guess that hopefully means the end of the 15 Going On 80 saga.
TL;DR: JNGMIL starts an argument and makes threats instead of calmly explaining herself over a miscommunication. Instead of it stopping there, her daughter, a JNMIL, comes into/to our house and screams at my SO and I, while trying to instigate a fight. We were a week from moving, and are now moving in two days with SO'sCousin's Mom having to compensate for her son being a shit landlord. Also, turns out the reason JNGMIL didn't pay for the radon filter or multiple electric bills (per their agreement) was because she bought new couches instead! *Edited to add: apparently we can't even be given a guarantee that MIL will stay out of the house for the ONE day we need space to pack.
Playhouse is a continuous series that may reference past events from previous seasons. Because of this, I highly recommend you go and check out Playhouse S1,Playhouse S2, and or Playhouse S3 if you haven't already before moving on to this season, just so you are informed of certain events or people that may be mentioned by others in their bios or in the season write-up. Welcome, simulators of the world! Finally, after nearly two months (wow!) of waiting, about a quarter of that time actually being spent writing the season, I can proudly say that Playhouse Season Four is finally a thing! Yayyyy! God I hope I don’t take so long on these in the future. Anyways, this season is named ‘Friends and Family!’ There are three--yep, count ‘em up, three!--big twists this season. There will be ten new houseguests joined by three players, one from each of the previous seasons in this series, each with the drive and motivation to redeem themselves from their past performance. Along with that, there will be a pair of twins within the house that will be switching places every few days in the house, but playing and acting like one person for the first four weeks of the game. Finally, we managed to find two half-siblings who have never met each other before, nor do they have any clue they exist or are related to each other. Their first time meeting each other will be in this game, where stress and mistrust will be rampant everywhere! Now, enough of that. I’m sure you’re waiting for the season and write-up, right? Well, here’s the season, and here’s the write-up! Down below, bios as usual if you’re into that kinda stuff. Other than that, fan favorite poll at the very bottom of this post. Hope you guys enjoy this season! I promise season five will not take as long to produce, and I’ll try to get seasons out every two or three weeks from here on out.
Aldo Rossi, a 25 year old hotel manager from Tucson, Arizona (8th, S3) (Created by Sorenby)
“Heyyyy again! That’s right, bitch, Aldo is back again! It’s been nearly a year since I last stepped foot in that house, and so much has changed since then. I’ve managed to get into contact with Luca, being inspired to try and get in a better relationship with him. I’ve moved down to Tucson, Arizona to oversee the management of a new hotel in our hotel chain. Luca is helping me with it. Well, more like I’m training Luca to manage it himself in the near-future, but he’s very helpful to have around as another set of hands and eyes and brain. Enough about that shit, though. It's game time. Now, you all know I could’ve made it farther than eighth place last time. Bitches got the jump on Cupcake Corner, though, and managed to get us out just before we could seize total control over the game. This time, I’m all gameplay. I’m not gonna let my emotions weaken me. I’m gonna be cutthroat, I’m gonna make alliances of three and be flexible about all of them. I’m here to make sure no one else steals my half-million dollar check, and more importantly, my rightful title of Champion. You better not expect any mercy or forgiveness from me, bitch, ‘cuz I’m not gonna hand out any of it this time around. You viewers are going to enjoy watching me this time around. That’s all I gotta say about that. Peace!”
Amnisty Petersen, a 27 year old dance coach from Seattle, Washington (Created by Sarcasmsmymiddlename, who also made the character bio write-up, so thanks for helping me out there, bud!)
"Sup! I'm Amnisty and I'm a dance coach, just give me some tunes and I'll be happy to shake it! An interesting fact about me is that I changed my first name. You know what it used to be before? Daisy! I hated being named after a flower, it's too girly for me. I changed it to Amnisty as soon as I graduated college. Did you know Amnisty in English means 'freedom'? I didn't either, I just googled 'girl names that mean freedom' and it was on the list! I loved the feeling of being able to make my own choices after being suffocated by my parents with rules, so I went the extra mile to express my freedom from them by changing my name. They actually liked my new name, although they occasionally call me Daisy to get on my nerves, and we still talk basically everyday. After that, I was doing all this craaaaaaaazy stuff: skydiving, swimming with sharks, and hiking inside a volcano, basically anything to give me an adrenaline rush! I loved using the phrase 'YOLO'. I have a bucket list of things I want to do before I turn 40. I'm 25% done right now, and 'making it to the finale of a reality show' was the next thing on the list, right after 'eating a deep-fried tarantula'. Speaking of the show, I've been too busy explaining my life story to explain my strategy going into the house. I'm thinking of subtly inserting myself into the majority alliance and getting close to the leader of it so I can assure my safety, challenges excluded, for most of the game and everything will go smooooooooth...hopefully."
Angela ‘Gela’ Webber, a 26 year old high school counselor from Chicago, Illinois (Created by crush2NE1)
“Good day, everyone watching! My name is Angela Webber, but I’m mostly known as just ‘Gela.’ If you’re one of my students, though, you are not allowed to call me that until you graduate! So, I must admit before proceeding: I have not watched this show before. Not even a single episode. I only know it exists and how it works through my younger sister, who is too young to apply herself. She told me it would be really cool to see me on the show, so who am I to not at least attempt to get on this show for my little sis? Honestly, I’m surprised I ended up getting casted, but I’ll persevere all the same. In my day to day life, I listen to other people and their problems. I deal with conflicting personalities, both at work and in my home life, as I have seven younger siblings that I always had to look after while growing up. At work, I also sort out problems that other students have and find a way to solve those problems in an effective manner. Now, these people aren’t high school kids, but from what my little sister has told me, most of them are typically in their early twenties. They still have problems of their own. And I still have ears to listen with. My plan going into this house is to simply listen and respect everyone, and hope that they give me the same back over time. Perhaps I’ll find someone who knows how to play the game better than I do, too, so that they can give me tips and pointers on how to do things or what to say and when. It's a very complex game, I know that, but I think even an unknowledgable person like me can still go far and potentially win if given the chance. So, that’s me, and I hope you enjoy watching me as I play this game!”
Camden ‘Cam’ Verdinelli, a 25 year old butcher from Fulton, Missouri (Created by Cheesesteak47)
“Hey, I’m Cam. My hobbies include chopping up animals for others to consume, partying with friends, and, as of recently, wedding planning is now a hobby too, apparently! It is for my fiancé, at least. So, I'm playing this game for my future wife and I. We want to start off on the right foot and go on to be a successful family, and while the butchering business is keeping us afloat, it won't get us much farther than that at the rate it's going. So, I'm in this for the money...also, the title of ‘Champion’ sounds pretty badass if you ask me, heh! Wouldn't mind having that as well. My plan to win is to try and stay more relaxed and have another person to anchor myself to. On my own, I can get a little anxious, but if I get someone I trust to talk to and help me out, then I think I have a high chance of making it far and possibly winning the game. So, you’ll all see me once again when I'm in the house. Make sure to have an eye on me, ‘cause I can feel an exciting journey waiting just inside the doors of that house!”
Dottie Silver, a 23 year old clothing designer from Paris, France (11th, S2) (Created by FierceLoxy)
“Fun fact: If you look up the definition of ‘Robbed’ in the dictionary, you’ll find a picture of me in there! Oh, also, because I couldn’t get to say this to them last season, I’m guessing they’ll both be watching this for me to say it to them in some way. So, Jon and Lars: Fuck you! You two screwed me over, but I’m back to prove that it was just me having a bad week. I got unlucky. I can play this game and I will play this game. I’m not really out to win, since as proven last time I played, little things can prevent you from winning the game. However, my goal is to at least make the jury. If I make it to jury, that’s more than enough time to have a chance to actually play the game and have fun with it. This time, I want to meet people more, maybe even get hooked up in a showmance. This time, I want to make sure that the sneaky villains don’t get away with their antics. This time, I will play, and I will slay. You can count on it.”
Mai Ngo-Park, a 31 year old dental assistant from Alexandria, Virginia (3rd, S1) (Created by DylanDally)
“Some of you might think I don’t deserve to play this game again, and I would agree with you to some extent. Looking back on it, I played terribly in the first season. All I did was follow around Darryl and play to his will, thinking I could take credit for his gameplay if I got to the end. I was sorely mistaken. So, I don’t think that gameplay is worthy of an all-star return. However, as you can clearly see, this won’t be an all-star season. I’m here for redemption. I want to play my own game this time, as I don’t have a game I can own up to myself. Not yet, at least. As far as I know, Darryl isn’t going to return with me, so I won’t have to worry about slipping into old habits. I can and will make my mark on the game this time and be my own player. I made it to the final three last time and had a chance to make it to the finale, so I think I can easily make my way back there once again. I’m glad to have another shot at it, and I won’t make waste of it, I can promise you all that.”
Nicolas Jefferey MacDonald, a 35 year old detective from Cleveland, Ohio (Created by ThePrimalLenny)
“Hello. I am Detective MacDonald, but I'll be casually known as Nick in this house. No need for huge amounts of formality going into this house. I've been working as a detective for eight years now, and before that I spent most of my early life learning and working my way up the ladder to becoming a detective. I was inspired to pursue this life back when I was fourteen, and my best friend was murdered in the crossfire of a gang fight. The murderer was never specifically identified, but the gang as a whole was arrested eventually. At the time, however, it heavily motivated me to dedicate my life to seeking out the individuals who commit crimes and ruin lives. I’m here to play this game in order to give me a test of my deductive abilities in a setting where everyone is meant to be deceiving and manipulative. If I can win this game, or at least make it far, while utilizing my observation and analytical skills to figure out who to trust and who to try and evict, then I think that’ll prove as a great mark of me being an excellent detective. I want to practice my skills, so here I am. Hopefully my skills have only sharpened instead of dulled over time.”
Patrick ‘P.J’ Joseph Gull, a 28 year old minor league hockey player from Grand Rapis, Michigan (Created by MCMoss14)
“Hey! I’m P.J, and I’m a huge competitor! Just about everything is a competition to me: Eating cereal the fastest, getting the highest amount of likes on a post on social media, lifting more weights than the other people in the gym. You name it, and I’ve probably viewed it as a competition before. My twin brother, Eric, and I both had our fair share of butting heads growing up, I beat him, though. Most of the time. Anyways, going into this game, I’m pumped! It's just one huge competition, start to finish, and I’m ready to go in there for the win. I wanna get that half-million, I wanna win competitions and get people evicted, I wanna be a part of game-changing moves and powerful alliances. I’m here for the whole deal, and I plan on sticking around a while for it. Make no mistake, I’m here to win, and I’ll get that win no matter what it takes. For myself, and for my family.”
Penelope ‘P’ Smith, a 22 year old stage actress from Las Vegas, Nevada (Created by [ANONYMOUS]. And by that, I mean they wanted to remain anonymous.)
“Hi hi hi! You all can call me P! Not peepee or anything gross like that, but just P. The letter. Nothing else. I got teased quite a bit for my nickname, but I don’t care, it’s my nickname and i like it! So, I’ve had an interesting upbringing. My father and I, we basically lived in hotel rooms. When mommy died, we didn’t have huge amounts of money left to really spend on a house anymore, so we just went from hotel to hotel. My father ended up becoming a magician to try and make some money, which only kept our hotel-to-hotel lifestyle going as we went from shows and events all around the country. I can proudly say I have been in all fifty states of the U.S! When I turned eighteen, I went out on my own to try and make it as a stage actress. The results have been...less than stellar, but I’m hoping that things’ll pick up for me soon! I know they’ll have to. I’m playing this game for the money, obviously, but also to hopefully pick up a casting agent so I can get a role on a new play or something. I swear I’m a great actor, and I’ll prove it by acting in this house to fool other people into thinking I’m something I’m not! I’m here to win, and I won’t be afraid to do what has to be done to win it!”
Rebecca Lee, a 35 year old bartender from Las Vegas, Nevada (Created by FuyuhikoFan4Ever)
“Hey everyone! My name is Rebecca, and I’m not actually new to this whole thing. Ya see, I’ve played in a different series like this. In fact, if you remember Lars from season two of this series, and how he played twice before in a gameshow called Drama House, I’m from that series too! In fact, I’m the very first winner of it! Although, I don’t know if that counts ‘cause the first season was formatted differently from the rest...but ah, fuck it, a win's a win! I came back a second time in that series and got third place playing the ‘new’ format anyways, so I think I’m expert enough to tackle this challenge. Unlike Lars, I’m gonna keep it chill and relaxed and just have a fun time with peeps. Also unlike Lars, I won’t let anyone know about my previous experiences on Drama House, even if they question me about it. I’m just gonna be a nice, happy-go-lucky gal for the first bit of the game, then I’ll kick it up and have more fun with the competitive side of the game in later weeks. Overall, I’m excited to be playing a game like this again! And with new types of people, too! Hopefully it goes well for me!!”
Sapphire Walowitz, a 22 year old photographer from Santa Barbera, California (Created by me)
“My name is Sapphire, and I’m just a more laid-back kind of gal. I don’t get pumped up about things easily. Hell, when I found out I was getting into this house, I didn’t feel too excited. My dad says I’m just apathetic to an extent. I think I’m just underexcited most of the time. Speaking of my dad, we’ve lived with each other for the past twenty-two years. I still live with him, even with my photography work going on, he doesn’t mind my company in the house. He’s a very stoic man, but he’s got a deep layer of emotion hidden underneath that stoicism. Ever since mom left the family via divorce, though, dad’s been stoic just about all the time...anyways, I signed up for this game for the money. Quite honestly, I don’t want to live in my father’s basement the rest of my life. I want to move out and get my own apartment, my own photography studio as well if possible, and to get a nice, stable place set up to work in. I’m not here for a showmance, I’m not here for fame, and I’m not here for the title. I’m just in it for the money. My plan for this game is to just play more under-the-radar. Well, I’m betting most people will call it a floater strategy, but I’ll try to have little bits and pieces of gameplay here and there to make sure I’m not doing absolutely nothing. This game brings a lot of twists as well, so I’m going to try and be flexible with who I stick with and how I handle myself. It may not look like it, but I’m pretty excited for this game to finally begin, and I hope all of you are, too.”
Weston Durani, a 23 year old psychology student from Portland, Maine (Created by me)
“My name is Weston, I’m twenty-three, I study psychology for a living, and I’m honestly intimidated going into this game. I’m not a hugely social person, but I am a very smart person, so I guess I have that going for me. Oh, uh, I guess I should talk more about my life. I lived in a house with my mother, father, two dogs, and a brother who could never learn to properly clean up his stuff. I swear, it bothered me so much. I still feel like some days he was intentionally being messy just to tick me off about it that much more. I’m not a very social person, as I said, but I am very strict and won’t be afraid to let you know if you’re bothering me and what about you is bothering me. This game is very socially driven, so I do believe I’ll have a hard time getting through it by myself, but fortunately there are heavy amounts of strategy involved as well. I’m planning on using my knowledge from studying psychology to find people I can trust and to stick with them as long as possible. My goal is to make it to the fourth week, just so I can say I ended up lasting that long. Four just seems like a really special number to me. Something about it I really like. Anyways, that’s it for me, really. Don’t have much else to say.”
Zeke Luther, a 26 year old lifeguard from Ventura County, California (Created by MonkeyApe999)
You can say this week was a bit of a lull, but it certainly started and ended with serious fireworks. Again, these pre-eviction rankings are a combo of who had the best week game-wise and who is sitting best moving forward.
Note: Spoilers if you are not up to date on feeds*
Paul (Last Week: 3) - Talk about a stranglehold on the house. After a bit of a curious situation trying to pick his pawns, he made the safest (and smartest) decision in pawning Alex/Josh, won the POV for himself, and his backdoor plan on Cody was a slam dunk from there. Looking at his current alliance situation, he has a loyal "team" of 6, solid side alliances with Kevin, Josh, and Alex, Jessica and Whistlenut potentially wanting to work with him, his nemesis Cody wanting to team up with him if he battles back, and the only HG he's not in good with (Ramses) as public enemy number 1. And another week of immunity. I still think eventually his game is headed for the powder keg, but as of now he is pretty much the Don of BB19.
Alex (LW: 2) - Seems weird to have a nominee sitting this high up but she's really in quite a good spot right now. She earned the trust of Paul and his people without having to really work that hard to get it, and so much so that some of them might even trust her more than each other. Is she still prone to the occasional dumb comment? Sure. But she has a lot of options open to her moving forward, as just about everyone on both sides of the house sees her as an asset to recruit rather than a threat to take out.
Kevin (LW: 1) - Generally speaking, another pretty solid week. Started off by successfully pinning his vote on Ramses (it can't be understated just how tough it is to actually conceal a vote in today's BB) and while he's playing both sides of the house, he's doing well to keep them both at arm's length. He also continues to benefit from his relationship with Paul, in which I still think Paul confides more in him than the other way around. If there's a red flag moving forward, it's that Alex may be catching onto his relationship with Paul (and trying to steal his spot in Paul's inner circle). Also, this whole "throw a hinky vote" plan has potential to backfire, should he go through with it.
Josh (LW: 5) - Another interesting week for the human bean. And like last week, he started in a bit of a bad spot and ended up sitting pretty well moving forward. His lack of many solid connections/relationships could bite him in the future, but for now it's keeping him under the radar. He's also worked on being easier to live with, which was an issue last week.
Elena (LW: 7) - The next few spots are really a toss up, but I'll go with Elena if for no other reason than nobody seems to be dropping her name as anything more than a pawn weeks down the line. Do I think she's a particularly good player? No. But when everything in the house eventually does hit the fan and everyone realigns, she can float pretty far if she stays out of her own way.
Raven (LW: 4) - Rough week for her, but she's still very safe in the immediate future. However, the house is slowly realizing that she will be a rough out in the later weeks, and also that she would make a good pawn in the current weeks. She's still a safe bet to make jury, but I can easily envision a situation down the road where she goes up as a "pawn" (maybe even in a DE) and the vote flips on her. Also, her injury at least temporarily negates her greatest competitive strength, which would be endurance/physical comps built for smaller, agile girls.
Matt (LW: 10) Would have had him lower, but last night's fireworks kind of moved him up by default. He hasn't really done much of anything, and it's hard to see him making it more than the early jury weeks at this point, but he also hasn't blown his game up yet, so I guess there's something to be said for that. He seems very laid back, but I could see him becoming somewhat overwhelmed should he get an upcoming HOH, but hey, at least he might get a 3rd shirt in his HOH basket.
Christmas (LW: 12) - She's tough to rank, as there is no guarantee she will even be in the house as of tomorrow. But assuming her surgery went well, then she should coast for at least a few weeks. It's been interesting to see her social game change now that she can't default to "well I'll just win a comp". But that said, the only one that might think about going after her next week is Jessica, and I wouldn't say that's terribly likely.
Jason (LW: 9) - Watching this guy try to play social game is hilariously bad, but to his credit at least he is self-aware of this. He's on a lot of people's radar, but he does have a few allies and a few bigger targets in front of him. If there is a major shakeup soon, he could find himself ending up in a pretty good spot largely by accident.
Mark (LW: 6) - How much trouble can someone get themselves in by overreacting to one comment? We're about to find out. After Cody's comment to the whole house that others knew of his decision to backdoor Paul, Mark acted as if he was about to rage punch through the wall and everybody noticed. It's obvious Cody was trying to throw him under the bus, but considering that he didn't actually know about Cody's plan, it was so odd to see him react that way. Now he's got some serious fires to put out all over the house, and while it seems he has fanned the flames (at least for now) with Team Paul, he might find himself on a few people's very immediate hit list on the other side of the house.
Dominique (LW: 8) - On tonight's episode of "You're Talk Show Isn't Actually Real," we are joined by a guest that blew up her game and lost the trust of her closest allies by somehow thinking it wise to interrogate Cody on everything he knew about the former "team" of 9 in front of every single person in the house. Then if that wasn't bad enough, her biggest concern after nearly imploding her entire alliance was that people might not have liked her "talk show". She should leave grilling people about their evictions to Julie Chen and focus on the fact that her allies are one more bad "talk show" away from jumping ship and that she has nothing really solid on the other side to fall back on.
12 Jessica (LW: 13) - Im pretty sure 90% of conversations she's involved in with people that aren't Cody end up with her being personally offended with something about the person trying to talk with her. It almost seems as if she is actively trying to keep fences from being mended, even though she's not everyone's target. In fact, Cody set her up with a golden opportunity yesterday to latch onto some allies, but I've yet to see anything to suggest that she would take advantage of said opportunity.
Ramses (LW: 14) - So on the plus side he used his curse and looks like he will survive his time as the 3rd nom. But that's literally the only plus side. Perhaps he should have gunned harder for the POV and won it, or maybe just go along with the plan to throw it that he promised he would, or own up to the fact that he didn't want to throw the POV on the block. Or literally ANYTHING other than how he actually handled it, by beating 4 of the 5 other people that were trying to win and still pretending he threw it. He managed to anger both Paul's team and the other side of the house that still thinks he's lying to them about his vote. At this point, it's going to take something pretty drastic for this guy to salvage his game.
Cody (LW: 11) - I feel obligated to put him last on the day of his eviction, but with the battle back most likely looming and the house in turmoil after last night, he could very well be walking back in the house in a week to a situation that he could actually work with. But that's all still speculation at this point. What isn't speculation is that he will be getting evicted tonight.
Pretty serious realignment this week in both the rankings and alliance grid as the majority alliance has finally begun sizing each other up in preparation for the first week in forever without a clear "house target". With an endurance comp looming that is clearly more high stakes for some than others, we are faced with 2 competing agendas heading into next week. As always, feeds spoilers ahead
Paul (Last Week: 1) - Mark's eviction wraps up a hyper-efficient 3 week blitz of his 4 biggest targets, and now with all his enemies sitting at home or in jury, he has essentially shifted to phase 2 of his game. Rather than continue his season-long strategy of selecting a "next target" and rallying everyone else against that person, he has placed himself in a spot where 3 different pairs within the house all consider him as their number 3. He clearly favors the Josh-Xmas pair, and has set things up moving forward that there is a very good chance that both of the other pairs lose one in the next 2 weeks. His preferred target of choice next week is Jason (to split him from Alex), but plan B of evicting Matt should suit his interests almost as well. He really has no reason to gun hard for tonight's HOH, and would probably be better served not winning it so he can more easily scoop up whoever is left from the targeted pair. Looking much farther down the road, he should easily dunk on whoever is left in a jury vote, as bitter jurors will be bitter against just about everyone left, so his biggest challenge moving forward is keeping up his "I won't win at the end" facade so that they don't start realizing nobody would beat him.
Christmas (LW: 5) - Despite making herself sound like an absolute fool with all those DRs bragging about "big moves," she was correct to make the safe and predictable move with her first HOH. She now sits in a position that is almost as safe as Paul at the moment, with both of the warring pairs next week believing they are in a final 5 with her. Nobody expected her to do much as far as competitions since her surgery, but I feel like it's important that she at least got one (even though it took an assist from Paul) of the ones she can play in. She hardly stands a chance next to Paul, but you have to wonder how her jury vote chances stack up against the rest of them should the Dark Lord of Friendship meet his demise. Perhaps her "overcoming injury" narrative may carry some weight? The comps she can play in moving forward will probably get fewer and far between, but she's in a very good spot socially and isn't going anywhere the next few weeks.
Josh (LW: 4) - Meatball rounds out the trio at the top, having secured himself a place in just about everyone's F5 plans as well. I was expecting more fireworks from him once they finally pinned down his season-long enemy Mark, but he kept his cool and may even be starting to become self-aware from a jury management perspective. Probably doesn't matter, though. While I see him as perhaps the favorite to grab 50k at the moment, it would take a small miracle for him to win in a jury vote. Still, he has as many paths to the end as anyone in the game right now, and anything is possible.
Raven (LW: 8) - Perhaps the biggest beneficiary of the realignment this week, as she is now positioned to slip through the cracks and float her way at least somewhere into the F5/F4 range. It's not like she's really done anything to help her own case, but the fact that she is still the smallest fish in a pool that is rapidly shrinking makes her an afterthought among the bigger targets. I'm sure she won't be too happy to lose Matt sometime in the next 2 weeks, but he seems more than willing to pull the ol' "fall on his sword" move and set her up to float a few weeks farther. I wouldn't be surprised if she eventually becomes a part of Paul's F3 plans, but thats more of a testament to how little of a chance she stands at winning.
Alex (LW: 3) - It was only a matter of time before their strong comp performances made her and Jason targets, but that very same competitive ability could be their saving grace with an endurance comp coming up tonight. And while she is probably the odds on favorite to win it, she's not necessarily done if she doesn't win. Jason has surpassed her on the target list, and her relationship with Paul should keep her above water for the time being. She's no longer as close to the drivers seat as she'd probably like to think she is, but with numbers dwindling and the "backdoor" strategy no longer really viable, she's going to be a tough out.
Kevin (LW: 6) - I'm really starting to think that his remarkable pre-jury run of successful mystery votes and game moves was more luck (and Paul) than anything. One week later, he's still very much on the outs with essentially everyone in the house except Jason. His disdain for Matt & Raven and his growing tension with Alex also seriously limits his possibilities for any future alliances once he finally does become Paul's target, which as of now would be once he has taken one from each of the "Maven/Jalex" pairs. Got to think he needs an HOH very soon to salvage his game, but I wouldn't really count on it being this endurance competition.
Jason (LW: 2) - He was sitting in such a good spot before that double, and is yet another example of a DE HOH that should have thrown it. Now instead of being shielded by Alex, they have officially been branded a "power duo" and he only reenforced that with his POV win that he might have needed more than he knew. But the good thing about being a "power duo" is that they will be tough to take out and stand a good chance at this next HOH, even though they will probably waste it on Matt. It's looking more and more like his only path to the end is via competition wins, but if he did somehow get there, he's got as good a chance in F2 as anyone not named Paul.
Matt (LW: 7) - He talks about "taking one for the team" (the "team" being Raven & Paul) so often these days that it's almost like he's looking forward to it. And he might get his wish soon. Even though he is not Paul's preferred next target, he is clearly plan B and assuming Paul throws HOH, he must hope that either he, Raven, or Josh can beat Alex, Jason & Kevin in an endurance comp. I don't really love those odds. And if he does find himself on the block, the rest of the house will be more than happy to let him take one for the team and let him go eat cereal in the jury house.
Mark (LW: 10) - We bid farewell to the last member of the anti-Paul rebel alliance tonight, even though he put up an impressive fight with a 4 week competition streak to postpone his eviction. Like Cody, I applaud him for at least trying to campaign his way out of a hopeless situation, but he will be joining the rest of his crew in jury tonight.
Mark's game this season can be summed up as a case of trying to play the middle when the "middle" just wasn't there. Hedging your bets can be a good strategy in BB, but it becomes far less effective once everyone knows you're doing it. The numbers were probably going to always work against him even if he did pick a side, but there's no way of ever knowing for sure. Bon voyage, big fella. Hope you at least enjoy your time in jury with Elena. Bonus: Endurance HOH After weeks of question and skill competitions, we return to endurance. No idea if it will be a wall, the swinging into barrier comp, or something else, but it will be on feeds. They only had 1 so far this season, but here's how they stacked up on the first wall comp (which lasted approx 98 minutes and had 11 players) Josh - 11/11, approx 21 minutes Mark - 10/11, approx 28 minutes Raven - 9/11, approx 47 minutes Kevin - 7/11, approx 64 minutes Matt - 6/11, approx 74 minutes Jason- 3/11, approx 97 minutes (deal with Alex/Elena) Alex - won HOH, approx 98 minutes Paul & Xmas did not play. Got to think Alex/Jason are pretty clear favorites if it's another wall. The one variable might be Raven, who could see a better performance in a competition built for small girls assuming she can make it to competition time without injuring herself again. Paul performed well on the wall in his season, but I don't expect him to go hard tonight. If it's the swinging comp, then I would say advantage Jason. Smaller girls have a tougher time with the barrier, so the impact could wear down Alex & Raven. Matt might perform ok, but he's a question mark as well. Josh doesn't really seem built to perform well in any type of endurance competition either.
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