This week, Cody showed 100% more strategy inside and outside of the DR while the stalk-mance continued its ever-so-creepy belligerence. Donny was again placed on the block as a pawn, an unpopular move to the viewers but actually very smart play for The Detonators. Want to know why? No? Just read the rankings anyway, geez...
Not-so Honorable Mention: Brittany
Not to be rude, but Brittany's only relevance this season was her Veto ceremony rant and kicking a soccer ball. Brittany seems to be a truly honest, sincere, and straight-forward person at heart. And it's exactly why she walked out that door. Her constant complaining to houseguests about the rest of the house was her big downfall. Telling someone something bad about their best friend is a sure-fire way for them to tattle on you Brittany. You could tell she was a recruit for the season based solely on how...well...she never made a single alliance. The only reason even lasted this long is because Devin had one of his many brain aneurysms and used the veto on her. A recently single mother is not the optimal person to have in the Big Brother house, mainly because they are still trying to figure out who they are or want in their life.
Shocker, right? Victoria has only been noticed on the show for winning a veto because of Caleb's irrationality. Oh, I'm sorry. She also talks about how pretty she is once in a while. Hayden put it best, "Who's that? No seriously, who is that?"
So, uh...anyone rooting for Jocasta out there? I don't want to waste words describing why Jocasta has a place here because you all already know why. She stays low every week because all she's done is gotten sick and spoke in tongues. Like actually spoke in tongues guys.
Oh, but I thought you were the "beast-mode cowboy?" No, Caleb, all you are is a beast-mode meathead. Your descent in this list stems from...well you know why! Amber isn't your queen, and the way your are pushing her into a corner is insane. YOU chose to volunteer yourself and then throw the veto last week. That doesn't mean she should all of a sudden become infatuated with you. Actually, it means she should be weary of you. You SNUCK UP to the HoH room to spy on her and then forced her to go on a date with you. But even with all of this, looking past all the creepiness, you have terrible gameplay. Taking that money over the veto this week proved to your kind-of allies that you care nothing about strategy. All you care about is Amber. If Cody doesn't strike first, someone will. By the way buddy, the Bomb Squad isn't a thing anymore.
No one trusts you. The Detonators even formed just to exclude you and Caleb. This whole Caleb situation is just seals your fate. You'll probably last past Caleb but that isn't saying much. Make a deal or two, don't just float around and cuddle with every guy. Unfortunately it may be too late, as you seem to be put up every week. Maybe your competition streak will continue, because that's all you've got.
It looks like we have our new superpawn. However, Donny is no Spencer. What may seem like a floater's game is shaping out to be something interesting. Donny understands that Cody putting him up wasn't what it looked like. There had to be others in his ear. If Donny can get to the bottom of the Detonator alliance he will have some major insight into the rest of the game, and therefore more power.
Some may call Hayden receiving a kiss from Nicole as a win. Not on these rankings! Hayden falls down the totem pole this week because I now know where his head is at. He wants to flirt with Nicole and follow what she does. He fell head first into the alliance with Christine and Nicole. Other than that, Hayden has just been a lovable guy. Once the Detonators start losing people to put up on the block, Hayden might be an easy target. If he can get his head in the game and out of Nicole's bed, that's when we'll see the true Hayden.
Nicole is the cutest thing to ever step foot in the Big Brother house. Does that mean she's the biggest strategist? No. But she does has some good things going for her. She isn't on anyone's radar and has the likability factor. The guys of the house seem to have the lockdown of the house, but Nicole and Christine definitely have some leverage somewhere. Nicole does need to make some connections with these guys, though. When the war begins around jury time, Nicole will need more allies.
Uh oh! Now, Cody isn't here for putting up Donny, but I will get to that. Cody butting heads with Caleb is exactly what he doesn't nee right now. Without Derrick or Frankie, he might even have drawn a line in the sand WEEK 4. What many people are failing to realize is that no matter how much we as the viewers dislike Caleb, blowing up the house is only good for T.V., not Cody's game. Cody almost sought out blood because of personal reasons. Yes, Caleb may eventually go after him, but it is TOO EARLY to strike against him. He still thinks the Bomb Squad exists, so he needs to ride that out.
How did you do this? I honestly don't know. Somehow, someway, you've managed to go from top tier, to bottom tier, and all the way back up again. You're a roller coaster dude. Your unpredictability is your biggest negative. Yet here you are again. The Detonators add to your power and influence in the house along with being in a basically-showmance with Frankie, the messenger of the house. I honestly won't be able to predict your placement next week, but man do I want to see some more Zach Attack.
Mr. Mole continues to work his magic. People feel comfortable telling him secrets as if he won't go tell his true alliance what is going on. Donny and maybe even Cody seem to be catching on to his charade, but Cody won't make a move and Donny doesn't have enough authority to even do so. After finding out about the passing of his grandfather, Frankie took it hard. But he picked himself right back up and stayed strong. He has the determination and momentum needed to win this game. His influence in Cody's move to put up Donny shows that. No matter how many times Frankie wins HoH, only to be dethroned, he is not made a replacement nominee. He's doing well!
So CLOSE Derrick! With everything you've done this week, the number one spot should have been yours. You had a major hand in Caleb staying off the block and avoided a potential blowup. However, Donny still holds the key to your one flaw. He sees that you may be pulling the strings around the house. Donny may not be able to do much about it, but that's still one person who may start spreading things about you. Getting back to your influence, the Detonators is a good group of people. The others in the alliance have your back a hundred percent. What made that certain occurred right at the end of the week when you threw the HoH to Frankie so he could see his grandfather. Game move or not, you'll be receiving some major props inside and outside the house.
And here she is ladies and gentlemen, the numero uno of the week,
Tell me one person who would put Christine up. Now tell me one person that Christine doesn't talk game to (excluded Victoria). Christine has the perfect position in the game. She's in with the big dogs and the underdogs. She has also put herself in a place to never have to directly send someone out of the house yet still influence that decision. Her DR sessions continue to show her knowledge of the game and the people playing it. The only flaw I'm seeing with her gameplay is that when push comes to shove, she won't know which side to go with. But as long as she plans ahead, Christine is sitting pretty.
Well that's this weeks power rankings. Come back next week to read about how much I obsess over Derrick and laugh at Caleb's gameplay. Post a comment telling me why I'm wrong about everything. See ya!