In the dramatic Big Brother style we clamor for, houseguests (HG) can go from arch rivals one day to staunch allies scheming and conniving together the very next day. This week was reminiscent to a walk through bizarro world with alliances crumbling right before our very eyes and new ones emerging that could have never been predicted.
This is what BB fans live for each season. This is what keeps the devoted and diehard fans glued to live feeds with toothpicks holding their eyelids open after a binge all night viewing of the HGs unpredictable antics.
The first alliance of the week to go up in flames was the Spy Girls with the unexpected eviction of Bronte D’Acquisto. A last minute vote flip saved Tiffany Rousso from getting the boot and sent a surprised Bronte out the door. To make the vote switch even more painful for the Spy Girls was the fact that the Head of Household (HOH), Bridgette Dunning, passed on the opportunity to save her friend and ally.
Bridgette won the POV and was convinced by fellow teammate Frank Eudy to forgo using that power to change the nominations on the Block. This left Bronte vulnerable on the Block and the house swooped in and busted up this all girls alliance without even know they were doing so. Even more surprising was that Bridgette was not upset with Frank for talking her out of using the POV. The only members of the Spy Girls left in the house are Bridgette and Natalie Negrotti. Don’t forget this can change with the Battle Back competition throwing down later this week on Friday’s special episode.
The most shocking, entertaining, and dramatic (the list goes on) shift of alliances in the house this week, without a doubt, was created by Tiffany’s emotional breakdown after Bronte’s eviction. Tiffany has put her sister’s infamous emotional reputation from BB17 on the line for a takeover. Paranoia, amongst other things, led Tiffany to request Natalie come and speak with her as tears were flowing like a river. Tiffany fought through her heavy tears to tell Natalie how she has no one in the house she can trust. She continued by saying no one talks to her, everyone leaves the room when she walks in, and everyone whispers behind her back.
Natalie kept her composure and insisted that Tiffany calm down and promised her she could count on her for support. Natalie did somehow manage to bite her tongue during their conversation. She politely kept from brashly reminding Tiffany that they were playing a hugely popular, long-running, television reality game show that is designed to pit HGs against one another in a strategic battle for half a million dollars. That must have taken great presence of mind and control on Natalie’s part.
After Natalie’s attempt to calm Tiffany down, Tiffany couldn’t help herself and tracked down her enemy Frank where he was ironically telling Bridgette how he couldn’t trust anyone in the house. As a reminder, Frank and Tiffany are both members of the house majority 8-Pack alliance. Although they are both members of the group, neither Tiffany nor Frank can be trusted anymore by their own allies. In a private conversation, Tiffany pleaded with Frank as to why he was targeting her and working to have her evicted from the house. Frank insisted that he was only protecting his game based on what other HGs had told him about Tiffany’s plan to try and evict Frank (which was all true). Once Tiffany heard this, she did not hesitate to throw every member of her alliance, the 8-Pack, under the bus.
In the middle of their “tell all” get together, Da’Vonne Rogers unexpectedly walked in on the conversation. Without a word, Day simply turned around and promptly went to inform the rest of the alliance exactly what she just saw downstairs. Before the party between Frank and Tiffany was disrupted, Tiffany reiterated to Frank that their own 8-Pack alliance was targeting him for eviction. She revealed that every member of the 8-Pack had put a target on his back, and he was a top priority for eviction from the house. Frank was the most surprised by Nicole’s betrayal and asked Tiffany more than once to confirm he could no longer trust her.
The conversation ends as Day flutters in again and tells Tiffany to meet her in 10 minutes for a “talk”. After Nicole’s futile attempt to engage Tiffany in conversation, she gives up knowing something big is happening in the house. Tiffany and Day sit down with shields in place at the onset. Zakiyah Everette busts in the room demanding to know if Frank and Bridgette are Tiffany’s new buddies. Tiffany exclaims that she is now a “free agent” and does not belong to anyone in the house. While Tiffany is announcing her free agency, Paul and Nicole are crouched down on their knees on the other side of the closed door trying to hear what’s going on with Tiffany and Day. Luckily, they are able to scurry out of the way as Zakiyah quickly exits the room.
While calming Tiffany down, she literally gives her a shoulder to lean on and comforts Tiffany. Day repeatedly tells Tiffany that she must get her sh*t together in the house before she becomes the next target. At the moment, Tiffany seems to be calmed down. Not too long after her outburst was she nominated to the Block by her previous ally and current HOH Paulie Calafiore. Tiffany again converses with Frank about the 8-Pack alliance and insists that he believe her that everyone is out to get him. Frank does seem to be the most upset again by the possible betrayal from fellow veteran Nicole. Tiffany repeatedly insists that he can’t trust any of them, not even Nicole.
To make the week just a bit more entertaining, Tiffany wins the Roadkill competition. This entitles her to secretly nominate a third HG to the Block. Once she has Frank’s approval, Corey is nominated to the Block. There was a brief debate about nominating Nicole as a decoy, but they settle on Corey. They feel confident with their choice as “he is not very good at any of the competitions”, says Tiffany. Corey’s nomination to the Block was Tiffany’s attempt salvage her week and give the broken down 8-Pack alliance another choice for eviction this week.
So as it stands in the house now, the 8-pack is in lots of trouble thanks to Tiffany. Frank and Tiffany are both gone from that alliance, and it is yet to be determined as to whether or not that group will survive some restructuring. There is uncertainty as to Tiffany officially joining forces with Frank and his Cabbage Patch kid Bridgette. Paul is still a stand alone candidate and truly a “free agent” in the house. The all girls alliance, Spy Girls, is basically a memory; however, the other all girls alliance, the Fatal Four is still together. The flaw there could be the final 3 deal between Day, Nicole, and Zakiyah leaving Michelle to fend for herself. Day is starting to raise eyebrows in the house with trust issues as well.
All in all, this was a week in the BB house we all wait for and enjoy very much. Alliances crumbling, new alliances formed, meltdowns and emotional turmoil, and people thrown under the bus is what brings us back wanting more and more.
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