Knocking Them Down

This season of Big Brother has been defined by one major attribute – a systematic elimination of those working against the efforts of the Level 6 alliance. Rarely has a single alliance controlled a game so clearly as Level 6 – but every alliance must get a setback.

In Level 6’s case, it was a setback created from their own actions.

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Faysal’s Fizzle

From the beginning, Faysal was never quite playing the same game as the rest of the House. After being blindsided in most of the weeks he played, Faysal found a strategy that finally allowed him to know what was going to happen – evict his own teammate. It was a move made primarily for questionable reasons, and one that didn’t make sense for game reasons – indeed, the only reasons it made sense were based around Faysal’s affection for Haleigh and his viewing of Scottie as a rival.

It was that misunderstanding of the importance of game allies that put Faysal in danger, and it was this reason he sits in the Jury House now.

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Thinning The Ranks

In Big Brother, it is not unusual to see someone target a member of their own alliance for eviction. Typically, this is done when that member of the alliance is deemed to be a risk or disloyal. This past week has been no exception, with Faysal targeting Scottie for declared disloyalty, both real and exaggerated. At times, this move has led to later success for the streamlined alliance.

This time, however, it likely signalled the death Knell of the Hive alliance – and the blame for this is entirely Faysal’s to accept.

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Curtain Closed, No Encore

From the beginning of this season, one alliance in the House has managed to fairly easily control the game – even when not technically in power. The Level 6 Alliance has had its run of the game, managing to surprise the other side of the House – currently known as The Hive – with eviction after eviction of allies. This past week, the power of L6 proved to be at its peak when enemy Haleigh won HoH and, in a feat of game play mastery, got Haleigh’s ally Rockstar evicted.

It has been a remarkable run of power – but as has been with many a great season, the pendulum had to swing the other way at some point.

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