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BB20

Blindsided and Backdoored

The Backdoor eviction is a tradition that dates back to Big Brother 5, when Jennifer “Nakomis” Dedmon came up with what was then terms the “Five Finger Plan” to eliminate Scott, an ally of her nemesis Jase. It has become rarer since due to changes in Veto Competitor picking, but when performed legitimately it is one of the more exciting moves in Big Brother. Often times, the evicted person had some idea of their particular weakness in the game but felt they were safe, only to fall due to betrayal of some sort.

In the case of Chris AKA Swaggy C, the blindside came from his own misreading of a game he had shown love towards but for which he had ignored or misread every basic tenet of successful game play.

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BB15

The Lesser Of Two Evils

Over the years, a trend has developed among Big Brother players that can be thought of as a variation of “The Lesser of Two Evils.” When two people are on the block – one as an originally intended target, one as a pawn – the vote changes so that the person causing more problems stays inside the House so that they can be saved for a later eviction. The other person is evicted because of a myriad of reasons – they’re “too nice,” not a strong player, too strong a player, not a team player, etc.

In the case of Kaitlin’s eviction this week, it was the lesser of two evils being removed once more. This time around, however, the player who was “too much of a threat” to keep in the House barely fought to keep herself alive.

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BB15

Legends Of The Fail

In the game of Big Brother, there have been countless examples of partnerships and alliances that rose spectacularly early on only to flame out just as quickly. These alliances are legendary for their failure, rather than any success they may have had. The biggest example of an alliance collapse is the “Regulators” of Big Brother 13, a group of 4 who were assured of their ability to run the House only to be completely removed from the game by Week 5 – and whose sole enemy in the House returned to outlast their final player. Kail’s alliance of Big Brother 8 was just as unsuccessful, in the long run.

In the examination of game history, the season will have to fully play out before we can judge the uselessness of the Moving Company. However, it can definitely be viewed as a near-total failure to this point.