Sarah Beth’s HOH week is a real wild card for the house
I was pretty excited for this week of Big Brother. I think it’s been a solid season with some good moves so far, but I want more. As much as I love The Cookout (or, at least, more players from that alliance) and want to see them go far, getting them to run the show until the end is just not so captivating. We needed a reshuffle, and the Sarah Beth wild card winning HOH is exactly that. Let’s see how her HOH week starts!
Sure enough, The Cookout is feeling the heat after Sarah Beth’s victory. Xavier isn’t at all worried as he believes he has a good relationship with Sarah Beth, but the rest of the alliance is confident that at least one of them will end up on the block by Thursday. Tiffany and Azah explain that she is literally the last person they wanted to win HOH because it’s hard to know where her head is. Kyland, his close ally, potential showmance and member of The Cookout, wonders if he can subtly influence his nominations, but he fears being too strong and tilting his hand.
With this alliance heading for rocky waters this week, Big D is trying to clear the air with Tiffany in an attempt to make sure The Cookout is as sturdy as possible. The thing is, she doesn’t seem at all interested in cleaning the air with him. When he doesn’t immediately apologize for interfering in a conversation Tiffany was looking to have with Britini a few weeks ago, she basically refuses to hear him. Big D tries to keep things calm and balanced, but it seems to be a case of two personalities who can’t help but clash. They will continue to work together in the alliance, but there is very little love here between them.
So, do you remember when Xavier said he felt safe with Sarah Beth? Turns out she doesn’t feel the connection he does. When she starts talking about potential candidates with Kyland, she says she feels pretty close to Tiffany and Claire because they always talk to her and listen to her, but Alyssa, Xavier, and Derek X never really give her away. time of day. As Derek X and Claire begin to think about potential alliances in the house and reconnect with relationships within The Cookout, Sarah Beth begins to formulate her plan. With the High Rollers Room still on the line and the veto competition to come, she plans to put two pawns on the block so she can hopefully cover up a bigger threat like Derek X or Xavier.
This brings us to the nomination ceremony, where Sarah Beth ends up putting Big D and Claire on the block. Most of these appointments are meaningless, and everyone knows that. There are still too many powers floating around; this week we still have the chopping block roulette, which would give a player security, allow them to remove someone from the block, and spin a wheel to choose the replacement. In addition, there is the veto contest. In other words, a lot can change, and everyone is trying to brainstorm potential scenarios where they might need power or end up in the block.
Interestingly enough, only one person is playing Chopping Block Roulette this week, either because they don’t have enough BB Bucks or because they are saving their money for next week’s most powerful perk, The Coin of Destiny. Alyssa is the only player but no one else knows because the game only reveals the winner and not who played or how many BB Bucks players have left.
So Alyssa wins by default and gets to remove someone from the block, protect herself, and then spin a roulette wheel to decide on the replacement. She takes Big D out of the block because she thinks anyone sitting next to her will go home, so she wants to give the replacement a chance. Then she spins the wheel and her worst nightmare comes true. The ball lands on Xavier, his only ally and closest relative to the house.
Sarah Beth is thrilled. This removes the power of the chopping block roulette when she’s vulnerable next week, puts a threat on the block without her having to get blood on her hands, and still leaves her with the option of backdooring Derek X if she wants it. Great episode, and it looks like we’re in for an exciting week.