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  1. Last night’s eviction episode was a LF’s dream! Want drama? Excitement? Twists and turns that leave you wondering what will happen? Well, this was what we got! When the feeds went down we knew Kaitlin was leaning towards voting as Tyler wanted which would make it 7-6 to send Steve home and save Sam. But she told Angie and Haleigh the whole scenario and with 2 hours to live eviction anything could happen. When the votes come in Steve says goodbye to all the HG after being evicted by a vote of 7-6 it sent as shockwaves across BB fandom as it did across Soggy and Bayleigh’s faces! Faysal, Soggy, and Bayleigh were completely blindsided. Of course the only HG out of 16 I can’t stand to listen to takes center stage again this week. Why do the BB gods punish me so? The girl who has spent the first two weeks always making herself the center of attention betrays her team (Foute) which in BB typically is the next person to be targeted. No instead she will be the center of attention all day every day for the next 7 days! I need a vacation from the feeds already this week. 7:01 pm Feeds return Tyler/Fay/Soggy in SR discussion about the vote/power. Bros walk in, Tyler slides his way out as soon as the Bros walk in and Winston says, “cool meeting.” Soggy is like what? What did you say? Fays is giving Soggy looks like what is that? W-I said cool meeting, with what ya’ll are trying to... S-with what’s up? W-repeats “I said cool meeting. With what ya’ll are doing.” S-we can’t talk to Tyler? What we can’t talk to Tyler? W-You can do whatever you want bro. S-alright then. Soggy and Winston are the same player type on opposite sides of the house. String arrogant dominant males who think they are the best guy in the room (both would be wrong). This exchange increases the tension for the night with Bay/Rockstar trying to calm Soggy down, telling him to just chill and reel him back in. Brett on the other side is telling Winston to chill but to Angela he’s like Winston needs to realize it’s early and he can’t be giving them a reason to put him up this early. This exchange becomes the focus as the nights continues. These two measuring themselves against each other doesn’t bode well with either team. Tyler was very smart to exit and keep it moving. If you ever play BB don’t leave yourself in the mix when people are butting heads. Kaitlin is seen with Team Foute for about 20-25 min after the live show ends and feeds return. She exclaims she’s going to find out about the power. Kaitlin repeatedly tells everyone she will be holding 1-1’s in the HOH room. She says it over and over and I see my own future through her aura! Wow what power because I foresee myself with feeds on Mute 22 hours a day this week while she’s HOH! 7:18 pm Kaitlin tells Angie, Haleigh, and Faysal they are not an option. Scottie goes to Soggy to tell him he voted for Steve to stay. Soggy tells Scottie he knows that he wasn’t the swing vote while Bayleigh tells others she’s certain Scottie was. By 8:50 pm Soggy is climbing the walls. Literally he’s rock climbing his frustrations away in the living room as Faysal sits on the couch being his audience. Then he starts demanding the cameras look at him. Foute is chasing their tails trying to figure out where the vote came from...Scottie? Angie? Faysal is like there is no way Kaitlin did it...”she wouldn’t flip on us this early. (Now remember Angie and Haleigh know who did it.). Kaitlin is seen asking Tyler who she should target? Tyler plays this well. He asks her who she wants? She says Tyler is smarter than she is. I wish I could report that Kaitlin has the house figured out and is using that to manipulate Tyler and infiltrating Level 6 so Foute can use Tyler to make Level 6 believe she’s with them to get as much info as possible. That’s not the case. Kaitlin winning HOH was the best case scenario for her game. Foute is chasing their tails trying to determine where the swing vote came from. Soggy seems pretty convinced it’s Angie because she was the one that proposed voting for Sam to pin votes on the Bros. Remember Foute was positive the vote was going to be 13-0 or at the very least 9-4. They NEVER thought Steve would go home. Had Kaitlin not won HOH those suspecting it may have been Kaitlin would be paying a lot more attention to that. Since she has the HOH this week they will let it go and part of them wants to believe there’s no way she would flip. Here’s where they are their own worst enemies. 90% of the time they are talking game and planning things but they have a terrible read on the house most the time. This is why they were able to be blindsided. 9:09 pm HOH reveal. By 11pm Foute has claimed the HOH as their own and while Kaitlin is clearing Scottie’s chakra outside the HOH Foute plans ‘their’ HOH without her. They have no confirmation of who the rogue vote was. Some say Scottie, others questioned if it was Kaitlin, and Tyler is convincing them that he’s convinced it was Brett’s power that somehow switched the votes but this one is the only idea shot down because Scottie and Soggy both say Julie would have told the HG the power was used. For now. Tyler can play dumb for now because no one thinks Tyler knows the game. I don’t see this lasting all week.Someone will Spill the beans that Tyler swayed Kaitlin because Angie and Haleigh both know the truth. Soggy overhead Angela talking about her ‘squad’ and Tyler’s name was included so NOW all of a sudden he’s had a come to Jesus moment and realized Tyler is with Level 6 and he can’t tell him things anymore. These players need to be a lot more careful of who’s around when they talk! It happens a lot they didn’t see someone in the room when they start talking or don’t check the surrounding rooms. Great feeds because it’s messy but terrible for the game. Way to go mastermind King of the BB house. Bayleigh has been trying to tell you for two weeks! Her read is way better than his but it’s not a bad idea for her to keep him out front because as the days pass Soggy is a shield. It’s a tightrope walk for her though because she’s also easily seen as a means to target Soggy by going after her if they can’t get him. Prior to the new HOH happening Level 6 all said they would nom Bay/Faysal and make Soggy choose between his BF and his GF if he managed to win the veto. If he doesn’t then they can consider BD Soggy. That’s the smartest play! I don’t see Tyler having enough influence to sway Kaitlin to do that. Kaitlin has done a decent job of playing off the vote. She acted shocked and questioned who the vote came from. I don’t think it would have deflected from her as well if she wasn’t HOH. Foute plans to have one member in the HOH with Kaitlin at all times so she is never alone with anyone else in the house. Too bad Kaitlin has already asked Tyler what she should do because he’s smarter than her and asked him to sleep in the HOH with her tonight. They expect the Bros or Angela and one of the bro’s to be Kaitlin’s targets. I don’t see that happening either. This won’t last because Tyler has already volunteered to be a HN along with Haleigh, Angela. The way that comp played out with so many zero’s it doesn’t seem likely the losers can be made HN’s this week and likely she will be given the task again. Brett is laying it on thick with Kaitlin. It’s clear she needs tons of attention and physical contact and both he and Tyler know it and are playing that to keep her feeling good about Level 6. After midnight Faysal tells Bayleigh and Soggy that if they want to keep Haleigh and Kaitlin with Foute Brett needs to go soon. Now he’s not all wrong here. He correctly identified that’s the one real personal connection Haleigh (especially) and Kaitlin both have on the opposite side. Oh yeah and Tyler but his name isn’t mentioned. My take is Faysal’s sudden revelation has more to do with his jealousy than the game. This is exactly why Tyler knows to distance himself a bit from Haleigh. Every thing Faysal sees and interpret is screened through his obsession with Haleigh and that will be what ends his game. Kaitlin gets drunk so there’s no real discussions about nominations. She made it clear to everyone she will be holding court in the HOH to have 1-1’s with everyone tomorrow. What will be interesting to see is how she manages Foute’s goal to ALWAYS have one member in the HOH with her at all times. If they try to wiggle their way in and be present while she talks to people will she allow it? If she doesn’t how will she manage telling/explaining they need to go? Will she ask Tyler to sit in? I think she’s likely going to want to be alone with people because this is her chance to hear what they say and make her own assessments. She’s already said her goal is to figure out the power. Will Sam tell her? Will the others tell her? If they do that could swing her further Level 6’s way. Right now she’s able to hover between the two sides. Both teams are aware of that. Both teams will Want her to prove which team her allegiance is to now. How she handles that will have a huge influence on her potential longevity heading into next week. Foute is back to 6. Kaitlin being HOH regardless of which side of the house she ultimately lands with she’s not a vote for Foute this week. Fortunately for them with Steve gone they have Scottie to fill that number loss. Angie and Haleigh really seem to be waivering on the Foute team. We see them talking a lot! Sorry their whisper game is STRONG! They have the best handle on things out of that group, especially Angie. They won’t jump ship yet, but it’s gonna happen and I need to see Angie collecting some more allies in the house like Haleigh has. Level 6 however don’t lose a number in Kaitlin being HOH. In fact they gained Sam! This gives them 7+JC so even if 2 of them were to go up votes could tie and Kaitlin would break it. My impression is Tyler has more pull right now. The major factor will be what’s told to her today before nominations. The one takeaway I got from all the aftermath of the live show is Scottie has a better read on the house than anyone in Foute and most in Level 6. He goes to Soggy right away. Scottie shows anger towards the Bros for voting Steve out. He shares his displeasure with Foute and says he would target those two for lying to his face. He also acts just sad enough about losing Steve. Scottie played this very well. You can tell by the convos others have. We hear the bro’s talk and they believe Foute thinks Brett had the power and used it. To their credit it was discussed and that is what Tyler shares he thinks happened. However Foute knows the show and dismissed the chance that’s what happened. Winston says Foute still thinks they have Kaitlin. Brett points out its to easy for her to still jump back to the other side. They both agree Scottie is a rat and neither feels bad for voting Steve out. They say they will never trust Scottie. Bayleigh wants Winston gone and feels like Brett would be cool without Winston here. Scottie points out that Brett is the more dangerous of the 2. He’s exactly right! Scottie also tells Bay that he doesn’t trust Haleigh. She’s too flirty with all the guys and they both realize she’s covered at all angels because she flirts with Brett, Tyler, and Faysal. This makes Scottie suspect Haleigh flipped. He’s wrong there but every other thing out of his mouth is spot on. This is the most I’ve heard him talk. Usually it’s just him running information he’s heard back to Soggy. Problem is Foute doesn’t see Scottie to be as valuable as he really is. I will pay attention to these ‘chats’ today. I think for today Kaitlin is still under a strong enough spell of anything is brought to light about Tyler she will dismiss it and probably even run it back to him. That would be great for him because it identifies who he needs to watch out for. Foute is so far off the mark on many things the dirt they will try to bring Kaitlin pretty much already knows thanks to Tyler reeling her in. That’s all the RealiTea on the blow back from the glorious blindside last night! I love the fact we don’t have a whole ‘house vote’ happening. This was a fantastic start to the season and it should only get better from here!
  2. Julie has told us that if Sam is evicted she and the power come into play Sam will have to complete a task Julie gives her to re-enter the game! I had to jump in and spill the RealiTea! If the vote comes down to Sam being evicted, Sam stands up and says not so fast! I have a +1 power. She is given a ‘task’ by Julie (sounds like what they did in BBOTT). If she completes the task she’s right back in the game! It’s good to know what to expect heading into tonight! You can hear it from Julie in the video below. Not sure how much of a ‘power’ this is? It’s an advantage but not a power if she has to ’earn’ her way back in the game, but I will take it! I have already said the chance she won’t be able to is slim to none. That would be a flop for the show but then again production does seem like they want to troll us sometimes, can you imagine them blindsiding us?! Tune in tonight and come back here for how this crazy week ends.
  3. It’s Eviction day! There’s a lot happening in the house this morning. This vote is still swinging back and forth the last 24 hours. I’m thrilled with that! It’s so much better than the standard ‘let’s vote with the house.” Definitely better than, “we need to do what the HOH wants...it’s so and so’s HOH so we should vote how they want.” The floaters have really been the center of the game this week. With Foute committed to vote for Steve to stay. He’s buddied up with that side of the house all week long and by the end of this first week Steve is trash talking the Level 6 side of the house. Up until last night Steve has really worked hard to make a connection with the Bro’s. So well in fact Tuesday night Winston and Brett have a whole convo about still not liking the idea of voting for Sam to stay because Steve has buddied up enough to make them feel like they can pull Steve when they need him and they have no real connection with Sam. That, ‘I’m thinking about MY game not the group’ mentality leads Brett/Winston to go to Angela and Rachel yesterday and start making the arguments to why the girls should vote to evict Sam as well. Tyler has put in so much work all week and done it very well. So when we start to see the Bro’s waiver in one room while Tyler is in another room really pushing the envelope with Kaitlin to swing her vote secure a 7th vote he thinks they need is riveting feeds but cringeworthy for Tyler and Sam nonetheless. Steve is a floater. He doesn’t belong to a team and he’s OTB. So, he’s the eldest of the cast, no ‘team’ technically, and OTB. This week wasn’t looking great when it began if you’re a long term BB fan because this typically is a position this player is certain to be the first one voted out. The one fault I see is Steve was verbally overconfident frequently and this got people talking. He should play his cards a tad closer to his chest. All in all up until Tuesday night he’s made sure to socialize with both sides. Appear swayable to players on both sides of the house and created a duo with Scottie which by appearances makes other HG’s see saving Steve as a +2 in voting next week. Scottie has not been as invisible as he perceives he has been. He’s on Level 6 radar as a rat that runs everything back to Soggy C. Problem is despite everything that’s happened this week, Soggy C tells Tyler everything all the time! I mean he walked in the HOH just yesterday and tells Tyler which HG are 100% in his group. Where the votes are. This morning Soggy goes to Tyler complaining about how he can’t trust Kaitlin (who is supposed to be team Foute). He goes on to say she’s at the bottom of the totem pole, no one in the group knows if they can trust her, that he’s at the top and she’s at the bottom. He tells Tyler that Soggy makes all the decisions and everyone does what he says. Point. Blank. And the period. I will circle back to this in a few. So all week it’s looked more likely than not it would be a 6-6 vote where the teams are involved and either side needed to secure one vote from a floater to control who goes home and as we’ve seen that has made all the floaters centers of attention. Foute focuses on Steve/Scottie with Scottie being the vote to keep Steve. They’ve been counting Haleigh as one of their side but she’s isn’t actually involved in Foute and isn’t completely aware there is a 5 person alliance within what she perceives a 6 person Team. Foute is actually Kaitlin, Faysal, Angie, Bay, and Soggy. Tuesday Soggy finally tells Haleigh about team Foute (original 5 shes neither aware of nor a part of). We don’t immediately see any consequences to this revelation but it will come back into play this morning. So with floaters Steve and Scottie leaning FOUTE. Haleigh believing she is Foute but also working Tyler, Brett, getting in right with some players on the other side she has set herself up with the potential to have some people to float over to should the other side, Level 6, get power or if something happens with Foute. This is the right way to play the game. Her flirting has caused some drama but she’s still shaped some personal connections throughout the house and you never want to be naive enough to put all your hopes in one basket, especially this early in the game. I’ve seen a nice difference this season with most of these HG this season. Most are not not getting so boxed in by week 1 decisions where they have no where else to look for safety or a vote when the situation comes they need it. This is BB that situation always comes! Haleigh has mended her friendship with Kaitlin. These Two have mutually said they should vote the same way every week. No matter what. She’s seen as a plus for Tyler as much as she sees Tyler as a plus for her. The flirting and showmance love triangle has calmed down since Monday night. Haleigh is friendly with Brett and although she worries Winston doesn’t like her she realizes the opportunity being friendly with Brett could result in a Brett +1. The Bro’s are so tightly intertwined. Brett and Winston in fact are the only sure thing in the house! These two are 100% a duo, ride or die, I can never see anything even slightly penetrating the pair. Tyler is technically hovering the line and could be considered a floater. He is Level 6. He is a part of this ‘team’ but hears where his floater tendencies prevent him from locking himself into just a team. Tyler used the HOH to gain information and then through that was able to identify which HG are fluid. Which he sees can be a valuable asset, that can be potentially swayed through a connection with him and feed enough to both teams that both sides see him as leaning more to their side than the other. That’s no easy feat! Early in the week with the game he and Haleigh were playing with each other he thought she may be the easiest to swing a vote from. We saw he invested a lot of time and energy into her. That changes up after all the love triangle drama happened. He was smart to see that for what it was. Tyler sees the love triangle as a clear indication that she’s not going to be easily enough swayed. Also that the involvement with Foute is much deeper than she was wanting him to believe. The most important thing Tyler takes away from it is that he needs to create some subtle distance from Haleigh because hanging out with her is drawing some uncomfortable attention to Tyler by Faysal. Tyler says he does not want a target on his back because Faysal is jealous. Very well done Tyler! Tyler regroups. His relationship with the last floater in the house which is JC. JC is clearly more fond on Level 6 for now. JC’s been overconfident he could secure the 7th vote, continuously telling people don’t worry about it. I have the 7th vote. You don’t worry, don’t ask questions just know ‘hey I got this!’ This was so overpowering that his confidence has many believing JC has the power or at the very least knows who has the power. There’s no other explanation on Level 6 side of the things. JC has nothing but I like his willingness to play the game. He has a decent mind for strategy when you listen to him. He doesn’t have as many ‘confusing’ moments as I would have expected in conversations about the game with others. JC/Tyler/Haleigh are each all still pretending their trio alliance is a thing despite everyone involved knowing it’s not. JC/Tyler talk about Haleigh. Tyler/Haleigh talk about JC. Tyler uses all that information to nudge each floater in a direction he needs them to go to help his goal which is to get 7 votes so Steve goes. Again that way Sam stays without having to use her power and the power stays in play which could potentially be used to Tyler’s advantage over the next couple weeks if need be. Tyler’s relationship with Sam has continued to blossom. This friendship makes her a potential number for Level 6 because she should be grateful to the players who save her. It also shows Sam that Tyler can be counted on which benefits his individual game. This is so important! Tyler has really done a brilliant job all Week working all angles of the house. The down side is that has resulted in balancing a lot of plates all at once. You have to remember what you said to who, who knows what info, being careful to remember what each player and team says and does. He has to be exhausted and it’s really arduous to continue to do so without something or everything come crashing down around you. I love watching it! However, I’m cautiously optimistic because a power change creating a threat to someone like Winston, Soggy, Faysal, Haleigh, Angela could result with people spilling everything they know. If they get power and seek out information or become the new HOH target they would quickly spill Tyler’s tea from their side and immediately blowing all that hard work up in Tyler’s face. Which ends up happening to less degree last night. Sam has a convo with Scottie trying to swing his vote and she reveals too much! She tells Scottie that she just needs one swing vote to stay and it’s coming down to either Scottie Or Kaitlin. That’s news to Scottie and to Foute! Which of course in true rat form Scottie runs Right back to Soggy and tells him. Hey the votes are 6-6 with one swing vote which shocks Soggy and Steve! Steve was so cerain he had at least 9 votes to stay. Now the night before eviction to there are potentially 6 against him? Steve immediately gets pissed at Winston and Brett! He walks by Winston this morning and makes a comment along the line “wow good job bro! Bravo you had me!” and keeps walking. Real subtle on EVICTION day Steve. As I told you a few days ago Angie/Haleigh discussed throwing 2 hinky votes from Foute so the Bro’s look like they didn’t vote to keep Steve because that side was so sure there were plenty of votes to evict Sam and they don’t want Steve to think the Bro’s have his back! Foute discusses the idea and agreed as long as they feel like they have all the votes they need Angie and Haleigh could throw the hinky votes and that would have much for such glorious TV and a huge blindside! I rarely get excited about how a vote appears because after 20 seasons of BB there is really one sure thing the votes can and often do change right up until eviction voting happens! We Lose feeds mid day, some wheeling and dealing or a blow up happens and BAM! So now Scottie telling Soggy blows any chance Foute screws up their own plans. Sam tells Tyler what was said and he knows Scottie ran that right back to Soggy and tells Sam about Scottie being a rat for Foute. Tyler knows the work he started after the love triangle blow out with Kaitlin is his only hope of getting that 7th vote. But wait! Winston and Brett have now made their own plan and go to Rachel and Angela last night like hey, we need to keep Steve. We don’t want to vote Sam. So we are back on the hamster wheel! SO much work has gone into trying to get the votes to keep Sam and it looked like there were 3-4 scenarios where it could actually happen and in a couple of seconds Two floaters threw all of that work out of the window! I’m screaming at Sam like NOOOOO! Didn’t your mama tell you that just because someone tells you they’re your friend doesn’t mean they are! Scottie’s little bit of effort to befriend the robot and make her not feel so isolated just paid off huge for Scottie because Foute is up in the wee hours saying everyone votes Sam out! It gets intense enough that Faysal/Soggy tell Kaitlin if their is a Rogue vote we will know it was you and we will target you! Meanwhile Tyler is doing damage control up in the HOH last night just after midnight trying to snuff out any talks of voting to keep Steve without having to give up too much info. It volleys back and forth and back and forth and you can see on Tyler’s face he is ready to lose his mind because Winston is throwing out his ridiculous perceptions and still convinced the other side has a power. Tyler finally breaks and says SAM has the POWER WE have to vote for Sam to stay!!!!! BOOM! The whole room erupts with excitement (except Angela) and now they will all vote to keep Sam and pray Tyler can swing Kaitlin. Angela is sitting on by bed quietly while everyone else is jumping up and down and bursting with excitement at the news. So what does she say? Mmmm now I don’t know. I don’t trust Sam because she hid this power from me a little too well. The night ends with Tyler telling Level 6 if his hair is down vote to evict Steve. If he wears his hair up vote to evict Sam. I say there is not chance we won’t get to admire those beautiful blonde locks tonight! As far as Angela. Tyler manages to explain away Sam keeping it a secret just enough. When I heard her say it I was like, ‘Omg! I’m beyond annoyed with that! She rarely opens her mouth and that’s what she takes away from this news! Jeez.’ So now it’s eviction day! Soggy heads to the HOH and spills more tea to Tyler about how his side isn’t trusting Kaitlin. They don’t know she’s with them. She’s on the bottom of the totem pole, yada yada yada. Thank you Soggy for always managing to do exactly opposite of what you should in nearly every single situation. Hahahaha. Tyler of course tells Kaitlin and the waivering shifts immediately. While he tells her not to say anything she runs straight to Haleigh like I’m out! There is a power in play. Anyone that votes for Steve to stay is in danger. Soggy told Tyler I’m unreliable and no one on Foute trusts me. I trust Tyler we need to vote to evict Steve. Eventually Angie joins the convo and Kaitlin tells Haleigh and Angie she’s voting for Sam to stay. Kaitlin says they can do what they want but Soggy isn’t loyal to her. She’s encouraging those two to vote for Sam to stay as well but regardless she is. It’s about that time we lose feeds. Will this hold until the live show and eviction votes? Who knows. It was exciting feeds. We are left with the hope it’s possible but either way there’s a really strong chance Sam won’t go home if she is evicted. If the power is nothing more than a ‘chance’ it’s unlikely production would build all this up to make her do some task and then go home anyways. What’s really on the line is will Steve go? I don’t think Steve leaving hurts anyone’s game. I mean Scottie will be sad and have to do some work, but he’s not a real threat to anyone alone in the game so it won’t put him in immediate danger and Tyler made sure to tell Sam not to trust Scottie. Tonight could be a blindside either way. Worse case is Sam gets voted out and she will likely return and it’s like a complete reset. It’s mind blowing of all the conspiracy theories about the power all week not one person considered America would vote the Robot has most trending. This week 2 HOH will be huge. I could see Scottie winning it if Steve leaves tonight just so he feels safe and allows him opportunities to make some alliances. It’s been an exciting first week and one thing is certain EVERY single player in the game is here to PLAY! Come back after eviction to get all be RealiTea on event from the eviction and the fallout after.
  4. Level 6 The social drama in the house is off the charts and as always it begins to effect the foundations of teams. Yesterday I introduced Foute as a team and dished on the players both individually and collectively are playing the game. Level 6 is today’s focus and why this team seems much more stable to me than Foute but still has some ripples that have my attention. Level 6 is comprised of: The Bros (Winston/Brett), Angela, Rachel, Tyler, and Kaycee. Currently the Bros are the two of this group that are the wild cards. Winston is a loose canon and he’s lucky to have found a ‘ride or die’ in Brett because he keeps Winston from making game ending mistakes for the time being. These two are so comical to watch. I mean granted I never in a million years would have thought in a pairing of these two Brett would be the voice of reason but he tends to be just that. I don’t want it to make Brett sound stable, just of these two he is the one more co conscious of how actions are perceived in the game. To his credit, Winston is playing for Winston despite being in this Level 6 alliance for now. Not to say he’s playing well, lol, he’s just making decisions based on he he wants his game to play out before Level 6 goals. The rest of the group was easily persuaded by Tyler to vote to keep Sam but he took a little more cajoling and I’m still not completely confident whether he and Brett will vote how their team has collectively agreed to. I mean this guy is certain there will be a double eviction this week. The two of them together can’t keep track of the days or even what day of the week it is nevertheless how many players are still in the house! They had a 20 minute circular conversation over the weekend trying to count how many guys there are in the house and kept coming up with 7! They are attached at the hip bro’ing it up 24/7! Even though they spend the majority of their time just the two of them, Brett manages to carve out some social time with others, mutually flirting with Haleigh as well as some suspect interacting with Rachel. Rachel is aggressive in her flirting and I can’t quite determine if she’s genuine or it’s just her personality she’s using to keep Brett locked down with Level 6. That’s another thing to watch. Beyond the Bromance every other player on Level 6 has managed to allow themselves to fade into the background in an effort to make Foute feel as powerful and comfortable as possible during Tyler’s HOH. While we are on the subject. As I said Tyler is attempting to ensure all of Level 6 and JC vote to keep Sam without telling them why. He’s been great at keeping Sam’s power a secret and using that intel to help his game as well as Level 6’s position heading into the next HOH. If 6 players vote to keep Sam and they fail to flip one vote from somewhere else in the house when Sam does use her power Tyler can secure Sam with, “ see I told you these people here we’re going to vote to keep you and I’m loyal to my word.” Tyler is the main reason that Level 6 is far more cohesive than Foute. This literally couldn’t have played out more perfectly if Tyler had scripted it himself. While Foute isn’t 100% certain Tyler is on their team they see him as an asset this week and have been willing to overlook some obvious signs he’s not. Which is amazing for Tyler at the moment because damn near everyone in the house feels they can confide in him. It’s more than he’s the HOH and they are kissing up, although that’s what set him up for it. Tyler has made everyone feel comfortable and managed week 1 HOH to be the least threatening HOH I’ve seen in several seasons. JC gravitates to him and believe he has a strong enough bond to consistently be over confident in his abilities to guarantee he can secure the 7th vote needed to save Sam. JC is overconfident but in a non-threatening way and as I’ve mentioned everyone knows to be cautious of what they talk about in front of him because he has no sensor as many of you that saw the TMZ report are aware. Saving Sam would be best case scenario for Level 6 but Tyler can’t tell them why. If she is voted to stay they eliminated a floater (Steve) who leans towards Foute and give the proverbial finger to Foute. I’m not sure that scenario is best for Tyler’s game this early because it will insinuate Tyler is with the other team not Foute. Level 6 is really focused on how to save Sam. As we know Sam has the +1 Life power. She may use it after an eviction within the next four weeks for a player who is evicted to have a ‘chance’ to return to the game. If it isn’t used by the 4th week whichever HG is evicted that week will automatically receive ‘the chance’ to return to the game. So I was surprised by Sam’s sadness and frustration after losing the veto. She tells Tyler “I’m getting evicted for sure”. I mean I understand her being upset she didn’t win, apparently she went balls out. But hours earlier she confides in Tyler that she’s safe no matter what and this didn’t seem orchestrated. She cried a lot! I am happy to report since then Sam has really stepped up her social game and is taking to everyone about the fact she wants to stay. Tyler knows if they can flip the vote so she isn’t forced to use her power this week that +1Life could come in handy down the line. We will circle back to Tyler in a little while. Angela and Rachel are the same type of player for now as far as breaking down Level 6 team members. Rachel is far more social and crass where Angela is far quieter and more reserved. Both are middle of the line players that aren’t putting themselves in the middle of any drama in the house or directly creating enemies through behaviors an actual house guest shouldn’t be doing from what I see. Rachel is the flirt one and seems to have an affection for Brett of all people? There’s already been some discussions between Brett/Rachel and then of course Brett/Winston about what will happen if/When has the HOH to himself and Rachel wants to come and join him. I’m not sure how much is strategy with Rachel versus actual attraction but it’s something to watch for as the weeks play on. Rachel is still a question mark for me. She has an aggressive personality and she makes mountains out of mole hills all day every day. But she has maintained a level temperament the majority of the time and when she does get heated retreats until she regains composure. That’s the smart play. She’s been social and does talk game often, but only privately and despite some serious tension between the men collectively and the women collectively she’s surprised me. I’m not confident she can keep that up for 99 days but I’m happy to see her playing a smart strategy. Kaycee was more difficult to get a read on. That’s actually a good thing. She doesn’t talk a lot but when she does we see glimpses of her abilities to identify where she needs to be applying her efforts. She is friendly and although not as talkative as the others when she speaks its with a purpose. By Saturday we see her using commonalities to make connections in very casual ways. She’s always around and paying attention which is nice to see. Kaycee uses workouts as opportunities to build personal connections. This morning Haleigh and Kaycee are talking. Kaycee is discussing the end of HN’s early this morning and all the food she ate last night. What’s interesting is Kaycee says she feels like being involved in the weekly binge feast at the end of HN’s is something she feels like you have to do. What we do know is Kaycee is very conscious of her eating habits and regimens as an athlete. This convo and her understanding that moving outside of her comfort zone to make connections and participate in ‘house events’ will require she eats on those nights and just accepts it’s a sacrifice she will have to make to her routine. Bravo Kaycee! She may not want to be doing this but sees the benefits in the game and makes the adjustments as needed. That willingness to be flexible and her ability to identify where she can create inclusiveness with all the players moves her up in my rankings this week. No one is talking about Kaycee! No one! Kaycee’s spinning wheel punishment does get her removed from a lot of the socializing and happenings around the house at times but honestly I think she enjoys the quiet room to herself it provides without anyone asking why isn’t Kaycee out here with the rest of us. Yesterday Angie/Bayleigh discussed their mutual dislike of Winston and common like for Brett/Rachel (particularly Rachel) so if they get rid of Winston in their minds they have a better chance of Rachel forming some other allegiances. Angie suggests she is willing to target the Bro’s. Winston did something in the first 24 hours we may never know what but whatever someone perceived it to be turned all of Foute against him. So we have all the players on the team except Winston and Angela constantly creating interpersonal connections with people outside their teams and after the last few seasons (BB19/BBOTT) this is a breath of fresh air! Sam’s work to forge some connections seems to have had an effect on Angie. Angie actually feels like Sam would be on their level (side) if this hadn’t happened but keeping Steve brings Scottie and they need Scottie. Angie goes so far to suggest she would keep Sam over Steve if Scottie wouldn’t turn on them. Winston still waffling because he likes Steve in the sense that he can see his casual friendship with Steve being a benefit. Steve is now vocally overconfident. He keeps saying repeatedly he’s not worried he has 7 votes locked. He is not worried at all. Despite this he does continue to maintain his convos with W/B and eventually tells Haleigh and That he now has the Bros votes which makes 9 so even if someone from Foute does flip he would still have the votes to stay. Later I will tell you what happens when Steve brings this up. brings this up to Angie/Haleigh. But first.... LOL sorry I couldn’t resist a nod to JC with all his CBS promo takes! Look traditionally the older player isn’t given much favor in this game. So I say good job Steve! We see season haven’t season where players create these strongholds on themselves and feel too secure so they get cocky and don’t continue to interact with players positioned throughout the house. Or they feel like they are being voted out and give up. Not Steve. While I do think he should be a bit less vocal about feeling safe, I like seeing him not ride a guarantee no one can really rely on in this game. What I find most perplexing is that Winston isn’t in danger this week. He is aware the other side has him in their sights but no imminent threat. However, Winston seems to be behaving irrationally and this continues to generate the most ridiculous theories and completely inaccurate assessments. He and Brett have collectively decided this week will absolutely be a DE. The Bros, Winston especially, have wanted to vote to keep Steve this whole time but Tyler has been able to get the other members of Level 6 to persuade the Bros to vote to keep Sam in the event someone from the other side does throw a sympathy or rogue vote Sam’s way. Steve has a conversation with Brett and it makes him feel as though he will definitely have the Bros votes. Good job Brett! In Steve’s mind that means even if someone from Foute does flip he will still have the votes to stay. The problem is Steve talks a little too much. Angie and Haleigh find this to be potentially problematic. Their discomfort could be a problem for Steve he’s oblivious to. They actually discuss voting for Sam to stay if they continue to find hints that the bro’s will in fact vote for Sam to leave. Angie and Haleigh’s logic is if the Bro’s do flip they can blame their two votes for Sam to stay over Steve back onto the Bro’s...I couldn’t make this stuff up! If this weren’t enough to make you scratch your head wait until I tell you what Foute did to help Sam’s cause yesterday. You would think after Dom’s talk show implosion last season anyone that watches BB and even claims to be an expert would know never participate in any scenario that even resembles a ‘talk show’. Listen, if you are ever fortunate enough to become a HG...DO NOT actively participate in anything that involves Q&A in a group setting! Foute decides to of course have a talk show and Kaitlin eventually asks Soggy C which HG he wants to leave next? Soggy true to form is overconfident in his position and freely says that he would target Winston. Ok there’s no surprise there. The majority of Foute have consistently expressed their desire to get Angela and Winston out of the game. The problem is Soggy says he’s wants to Winston out because...”Winston is all throwing my name around, targeting me but to my face he’s like what’s up with our deal?” Kaitlin immediately fires back with, “what deal?” Soggy C tries to skirt around it but that doesn’t fly with Kaitlin she’s positive now that Soggy is lying to her and there is a deal. Bayleigh pipes in that Faysal should have told Kaitlin about the final four deal and this makes it even worse! Here’s another tip for future HG. Don’t get involved in conflicts or arguments that you are not directly a party to! Stay out of fights! Walk away! Watch from the nose bleed seats somewhere outside of the area where the conflict is happening and just take notes! Soggy and Bayleigh play this horribly! They stoke the aren’t you and Faysal besties? We assumed he would have told you? Feeding into Kaitlin’s manic obsession with Faysal and she runs off to him. This creates a scenario where she’s now once again throwing up all over Faysal about how his relationship with Haleigh will prevent them from being each other’s number one’s. On and on and on. For the last three days I feel like I’ve been watching the same reel over over of the love triangle between these three. Faysal is telling her what she wants to here and swears she’s his number one regardless of Haleigh. Look, as in life, in the BB house if what people are saying and what you see them doing conflict...the person involved is lying and you shouldn’t have any problem knowing that! Kaitlin eventually runs crying to Tyler. This is where all of Tyler subtle work manifests another opportunity for him to manipulate Kaitlin. Tyler plays this perfectly. I haven’t seen such a masterfully choreographed 1st HOH ever! Tyler has really avoided his reign making him the biggest target. He has convinced Foute he’s with them (again they fail to admit that his actions clearly indicate at the very least he is not a sure thing (being absolute in his decision that if veto were used Bayleigh would be his replacement nominee). This morning Kaitlin is back in the HOH grateful to Tyler and the girls in Level 6 for their comfort and support last night. She’s also trying to spin what she did and shift the blame to her teammates. I’m watching after Tyler leaves and ironically Kaitlin is complaining to Angela of all people! These people have done nothing but talk about wanting Angela’s blood all over their hands and now Kaitlin is explaining she’s upset (but non game related). She just doesn’t like the fact people are talking behind her back. People saying things about me that aren’t true. Angela sits there listening empatheticly and then gives a well timed affirmation to her feelings. I love that she calmly and politely says to her face that, “you begin to question everyone’s motives. No matter what is said you wonder if there’s a motive behind anything they say because people are coming to you saying this person is coming for you this person doesn’t like you?” Kaitlin is so self involved she misses the irony in her saying this to the one girl Kaitlin and Foute have been doing to her since night 1. This makes Kaitlin so comfortable she throws up all drama with her team and the love triangle to Angela. I’m like ok, so Kaitlin you thought that telling your team’s biggest target every little issue and conflict between your team mates? HAHAHAHAHHAHA I’m sorry but if I’m in the BB house and this happened to me I would use every single detail to feed each and every small fire Foute has. Planting seeds discreetly. I mean seriously would there be anything better than your greatest enemy delivering every location of their bases? This is something I will continue to monitor Kaitlin’s direction. If Foute sees the potential or threat of a shift in her they could go to work to turn that around. She’s a messy player and although you want her vote she can also be a huge liability. Level 6 listened and comfort her enough for her to start oozing with gratitude and appreciation despite her being on the other team. What’s important beyond the drama and spilling of secrets is that right now the teams are even 6-6 with Steve, Scottie. Sam and JC floating around the middle. Sam and JC for the moment are leaning towards Level 6 while Steve and Scottie for the moment more towards Foute. This talk show also leads to yet another convo between Haleigh and Faysal where he’s still trying to persuade her to accept she’s his soul mate and she molds him like a chuck of clay. Haleigh conveys once again she is not getting into a showmance with him, they are not ‘bed mates’ and for the LF we can clearly see her repeatedly denying all of his advances. She uses this opportunity to tell him that Kaitlin has told her that Faysal has told her he’s Kaitlin’s number one even if he gets into a showmance with Haleigh. It’s like you can see her trying in her own mind while they’re talking to see how far she will have to go to keep Faysal on the hook. Faysal tells Haleigh that she will be his number one if they are in a showmance of course and I’m watching this like wth are you doing man? Haleigh sees what I see looking in from the outside and it’s like you can see her calculating how much she will have to pretend to get Faysal to be loyal to her. It’s like watching a bad soap opera! Last night Level 6 sat in the HOH watching Haleigh/Kaitlin waiting to talk to Faysal as soon as he returned to the house from the DR. They were loving every second of the soap opera on the spy cams. Winston starts jumping on the bed and Tyler has to tell him to chill before someone downstairs hears him. This whole drama played right into their plan. Sit back and let Foute implode from the inside while making them feel like they are running the game. There you have it! While Winston and Brett have their own deals in their minds for now they realize they need the numbers and hopefully that will allow for the group to grow stronger next week if one of them wins HOH. That’s my only note in the back of my mind is what will Winston do if the other team wins HOH and comes for him? Beyond that Tyler is the standout from this side. I’m not confident how the vote will go but if we’ve learned nothing else the eviction vote is always questionable down to the last minute before going live. Tomorrow I hope to have an idea of where Winston, Kaitlin, Angie, and Haleigh have their minds set. I will also spill the RealiTea on how the floaters are fairing in the middle of these two teams.
  5. Every year we have some super fans enter the house and tell us (preseason) all the reasons why this makes them the best player coming in. Each one has a recipe for using their BB knowledge and they always have declarations about mistakes or things they’ve seen on past seasons they will or won’t do based on being a BB historian. This season is no different in that respect. Now that the feeds have gone live and the HG’s have had 12 days in the house we already see the same rookie mistakes we see year after year after year. There is so much to catch up on since the HG’s were together for a week before we see them in the house I think it’s best to split my analysis into the ‘teams’. Team yoga has officially named themselves Team Foute and this is where I will begin. The last RealiTea I spilled over the ended with Veto having played out. As I reported last time Faysal wins. Tyler has made it abundantly clear if another nominee has to be put OTB it will be Bayleigh. So Faysal has no plans to use the veto. Soon after everyone is back in the house Faysal and JC have a private convo in the HOH. He tells JC that he doesn’t want JC to be a renom so he won’t use the veto as long as JC keeps 100 with Faysal they are cool. He also warns JC the only thing that can change that is if JC tells anyone Faysal isn’t going to use it. I laughed as I listened. I even considered a betting pool on how long it would take him to spill that to someone but then I realized by the time I set it up JC would have already told someone. The idea Faysal has is a good one. Buying some favor from those that could be a renom. His other goal is to let the nominees and potential replacements sweat it out. His hope is that will have those HG talking and worried and he can use this to gain some intel and identity targets moving forward. Great strategy and seems Faysal can take some initiative to play his own game without Soggy C handing out direct marching orders. Don’t get me wrong, Faysal is not a mastermind strategist. He is bro’d up with Soggy and following Haleigh around like a rescue puppy that desperately needs a home. However, in this specific situation I think his path of choice regarding how to use his veto win to his advantage (especially knowing he won’t use it) is the right play here. If he were able to do it, this would be a great move. This is Big Brother! There are very few secrets that remain a secret. Even worse, JC has a condition that prevents him from ever being quiet. He leaks it within an hour and Faysal reads him for it. JC has a tendency to write checks he can cover and if he doesn’t settle down and take a step back this could expedite his exit. For now Level 6 needs him for a vote and there are much bigger targets drawing aim so they are aware he talks too much and are more careful about what they talk about with him. I would hate to see JC or Sam say something that switches the attention on to them. JC may be little but he gets around! While he appears most loyal to Tyler, team Foute sees him a easily manipulated. To his credit despite his boisterous personality JC seems to have created a social connection with nearly all the HG. At the very least some people from each side that genuinely like him and see his value in voting numbers but Tyler is the only one that appears to really see a real potential asset in JC. Soggy C does tell us that pound for pound JC is the strongest guy in the house as he continues to marvel at his abilities when lifting weights and working out. That being said we see JC pitch a trio team to Tyler and Haleigh who both in the moment agree. The big picture goal is to slowly pull her over to their side as the Yoga alliance crumbles. I like the idea but there’s a key problem. Haleigh. I think Haleigh sees JC’s trio idea as an out to jump ship as much as a way to gain acceptance and have some influence over members of Level 6 who are in fact the opposing team. Technically this isn’t a bad strategy. But, like Scottie, Haleigh is already seen as a floater that is trying to influence several guys in the house with her flirting and she fails to do so covertly and it’s already causing problems in all corners of the house. Flirting and using social is a legitimate strategy players have used but it’s all about the execution and Haleigh’s no sly at all. It’s hurting her game more than helping it because Faysal and Kaitlin aren’t liking it at all! Faysal, as the first Veto winner, has provided some great entertainment on the feeds. Listen it doesn’t always have to be ‘good things’ happening to be entertained. Faysal and Soggy C spend the entire weekend slapping each other on the back and burrowing deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole. All they do is talk about being the BEST competitors in the house and how they are guaranteed to plow through all these people. They feed each other’s egos and constantly go all in on some ridiculous point of view they’ve completely accepted as fact when it’s all fiction. It gets annoying after a while but that is so much better than watching two players lay in bed secluded all day making victim or other noises. I’m here for it. Trust me I would much rather be amused by Faysal wearing or carrying around his Veto all day every day even sleeping with it! LOL If he wasn’t THAT GUY then Kaitlin’s prank last night wouldn’t have happened. Kaitlin is thirsty for Faysal’s attention. She decides to hide the veto and while Faysal is looking and concerned about where it went they egg him on with conspiracy theories convincing him that perhaps it was taken and now he no longer holds the power. This makes him paranoid and he buys what they are selling. Yes, that must be it! There’s a saboteur in the house and now that they hold the physical Veto THEY have the power. This kid is so easily manipulated it’s kinda sad but entertaining none the less. Speaking of Kaitlin and Faysal. Where there is smoke there is fire. There’s troubling brewing already over both Haleigh’s strategy to flirt with all the guys and Faysal is not here for that. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look much like he or Kaitlin are here for BB either. Faysal is crushing HARD on Haleigh and it’s somewhat reminiscent of Beast Mode (Caleb) and the Amber situation. If that weren’t bad enough while Faysal is jealous Haleigh openly flirts with Brett and Tyler right under his nose Kaitlin makes it clear to Haleigh she is just as jealous that Haleigh and Faysal are flirting at all. In Kaitlin’s mind Haleigh, being her best friend of all of 11 days should ceased any flirtmance with Faysal because she has BF and can’t go for Faysal. No you didn’t read that incorrectly. The old ‘if I can’t have him you can’t either’. This stirs up a kind of dust from the new construction of the Foute team. I would say someone needs to nip this in the bud real quick but....this team was never going to last so why not enjoy the insanity to pass the time. The funny thing is Haleigh doesn’t find Faysal appealing at all but his obsession with her has sparked some concerns throughout their alliance. Angie and Haleigh discuss concerns they have with the staying power of the alliance. In the end they agree to keep their options open and let it play out for now but if Bay/Soggy end up being a showmance (they already are) then that’s the deal breaker and the two of them will jump ship and form a new group. Angie sees that there is a storm brewing between Kaitlin and Haleigh and that Faysal is obsessed and everything he’s focused on is Haleigh related. Last night Haleigh and Faysal has another chat and to her credit she made it clear she has no interest in him like that while he went all in on a bad hand and declared his feelings for her. Guess it’s good Faysal didn’t have the chat with Kaitlin that Soggy suggested to tell her he sees her like a sister. Yeah Soggy cause that’s working so well for you! Soggy had a plan for Faysal and others to tell the house that Bay/Soggy are like Brother/sister that’s why they spend so much time together and there’s nothing gong on. Delusional Soggy once again believes his own lies and thinks he has the whole house believing this and eating out of his hand. Wrong! Everyone except maybe Sam knows or believes they are a couple and it’s week 2 and anyone associated closely to Soggy (Bay/Faysal) are targets because of him. Soggy shares with Haleigh that when he was in school he bounced back and forth between two states changing schools 16 times. Wow. That actually explains a lot about his personality. You would think having gone through that he would be a little more considerate towards Sam. What we all have to remember and the players should too is in this house perception is fact. The only reason Sam may not know is she’s been absent or in robot form 85% of the time so she still has no idea really who is with whom still. Tyler fills her in when they do actually have a few Moments alone. The hardest part of this punishment for Sam is this is not a considerate kumbaya cast. We saw this briefly on last night’s episode with Kaycee. These people are out of sight out of mind and even when Sam is in the house they blow past her and she does have a legitimate right to feel alienated. Tyler and JC have made the most efforts towards her and that’s great to see. Not just from the human perspective (compassion/empathy) but from a game one too. Tyler and JC have created a bond so when she does stay she will be loyal to them the entire game. It’s how she’s built and good or bad I see that being the case. Everyone else believes in all likelihood Sam is leaving so they have not invested any energy in her no wonder she’s having mini meltdowns all the time. I know. I know. Look I agree you have to play the hand you’re dealt in the game. Just like in life my advice is be sad have a good cry then keep it moving. Experiencing your emotions is a place to visit don’t take up residence there. Sam got this awful punishment which was one of the biggest disadvantages BB has ever dished out. That’s bad enough being a robot most the time and it drastically limiting your ability to move around the house freely. But then realize while she’s a robot she’s likely isolated locked away by herself in a literal sequester type environment for 2 whole weeks! I don’t expect her to be a Dan and invent this elaborate plan on how to guarantee she makes it to the end. I’m willing to cut her some slack and wait and see how she does next week and moving forward. Even the best BB player would be shook. Are you wondering why I haven’t mentioned Bayleigh very much? Well I’m watching her and while she’s wrapped her game up on Soggy I have seen her attempt to fall back and blend it a bit more after having a major meltdown at the possibility of being nominated before the Veto comp played out. The best thing that’s happened for her is Faysal winning veto. Now she’s confident she’s safe (she should be be) so she’s made a conscious effort to chill. She pisses Tyler off early into the game with her rankings and attitude. She freaked out when she was told to her face that if someone uses Veto Tyler planned to replace whichever HG comes down with her. Beyond that we see her kissing Soggy whenever she’s alone with him and not letting her dominant side run her game understanding that her connections to Soggy make her a viable target. The Foute team is confident Sam is going and they see Steve as a puppet so they’ve really stopped paying attention to her at all. Even on the rare occasions we see her trying to socialize or insert herself into a group convo they see it as an annoyance. Faysal for example will stand in the kitchen listening to her as a robot but shows little interest and then as she leaves will use hand gestures to show her yapping and roll his eyes. That really sums up how Foute sees Sam. Rachel and Tyler encourage Sam to talk to them throughout the next few days and made it clear they are working behind the scenes trying to send Steve home. Rachel suggests Sam start with Kaitlin and Angie because those are the two that have personal beef with her. Sam makes the effort and while Kaitlin is impossible in the end I felt like she at least managed to apologize for upsetting them. Kaitlin thinks the smart approach with Sam is to lay all the blame on her likely eviction on Tyler. Kaitlin goes all in on this approach telling Sam they want her to stay. They all would love for both Steve and Sam to stay but Tyler is the one that clearly wants her gone. They wanted Faysal to use the veto. Faysal wants to use the veto! But Tyler won’t agree to put up a big target. If he would just agree to put up Angela then Sam would stay and so would Steve and that’s what they all want. Two things here. First Kaitlin is oblivious to the closeness of Sam/Tyler. Im this game knowledge is power. Two Kaitlin pushed it even further trying to sell this that she says a that Tyler is afraid of the secret power and that’s why Sam will go home and he won’t target Angela because he believes Angela has the advantage. Ding! Ding! Ding! Tyler is the only one that knows Sam has it. He has not told anyone. Sam knows Kaitlin is full of it and seems the personality type that won’t soon forget that Kaitlin both lied and will vote against her as a team. What Kaitlin should have done was listen, empathize, and maybe walk the line of saying, “I’m working hard for you to stay. I’m hoping Tyler can be persuaded to put up a bigger target so both you and Steve can stay. Kaitlin is the least Zen person in the house. Miss namaste is also the most negative person in the game so it’s not a surprise she takes the negative approach possible. Kaitlin/Faysal/Soggy C are the front of this team. They have set themselves up to be the big targets on that side and by extension of Soggy Bayleigh is a path to cripple Soggy if they can’t get to him. Soggy, to his credit, makes a point to talk to the LF’s and tell us how wonderful he is and why we should love him and give him a power to F things up in the house. While LF love both of these things what they don’t love is a clear and blatant attempt to scheme them. I don’t see this helping him. However, yesterday’s LF chat was a bit confusing with regards to his true allegiances. He tells us about his ‘team’. He goes on to say that Bay is his first priority. Then his second is Tyler, Scottie, and Soggy. Those are his boys and after that alliance then he is loyal to the big team. Hmmm. We’ve all been watching feeds and there’s been zero indications of these 3 having any kind of deal. Not only that. Hg everything he plans and says relies on the team backing him with their numbers. He’s in for a rude awakening on Thursday if Sam comes right back into the game after eviction. It’s possible this trio happened before feeds went live but neither Scottie or Tyler seem to have any loyalty to Soggy. I will make a mental note but my impressions are this is another delusional idea that only exists in his own mind. Maybe Angie can use her Piegan witch powers to cast a spell on the others in her squad to bring them back to cohesive group she originally created them to be? At least she is close to her character she sold us preseason. Angie is the quietest in her group and from what I’ve seen the most logical. Unlike Kaitlin who uses her whole meditation, yoga, crystals, oils, and as a gimmick Angie has found her center and will likely be the first to jump ship which is smart on her part. You never want to be the head or the tail of an alliance. Those are the players that go first! There you have it! A 360 degree view of Foute team and all of their team members from my point of view! They are great for entertaining live feeds but neither the team as a whole or as individuals have staying power except maybe Angie and Haleigh if she can avoid any further attention for her flirting as a strategy because she has created some personal connections all over the house. I hope you’re not too invested in this team because the minute Level 6 takes the power again I see them turning on each other and the whole thing falling apart like these big groups the first week usually does. Want to know about Level 6 players/team? Are you cheering on one of the floaters? Don’t worry, I will be back with more RealiTea Bites on them soon!
  6. Come spill the RealiTea with me and take a bite out of the insanity that has been week 1 of Big Brother. I know its been a few days since my last blog but in all honesty there is so much going on every time I find an angle and prepare to serve a hot fresh pot of RealiTea, everything is upside down again! With eviction night tonight and the holiday behind us we need to try and dissect the house and player’s current statuses. The RealiTea is…this has been the most explosive week in BB history! For those who aren’t up to speed on the current game I am going to focus on all the Tea spilt since the veto ceremony. Cody is still HOH although we are finally at a point in his reign where essentially his HOH is over. Sadly, he and Jessica have bunkered down in the HOH room isolating themselves since the veto competition. Flashback of Nicole and Cory anyone? Or the Willet sisters and the sloth? For the record, when you become HOH don't isolate yourself from other players. HOH ends and hen you re most vulnerable the week that follows when you aren't allowed to compete. Enjoy the occasional opportunity to escape the patients intros insane asylum but like Hotel California you can't check out. Cody and Jessica will be in for a huge culture shock when they must head back down stairs tomorrow and integrate with the other HG’s. Even worse they destroyed the advantage they had with the odds of 8 people winning the next HOH and having the ability to use this as their personal retreat in the weeks ahead. I am actually grateful for that I loathe the seasons where one power alliance overruns the HOH room because it's terrible for their long term game. In this scenario Cody and Jessica and their choices to ignore everyone else and isolate themselves in the personal love den they dubbed the HOH room for the past two weeks is seen as a plus, I didn't like their odds preseason and now that we've seen them in the house I personally like them even less. Since the veto meeting fall out Cody has spent the last week sending Jessica downstairs to search out intel, or relay messages, and his absence is noted by those he was aligned with and others. Now on the one hand Cody has zero social skills so it’s not entirely a terrible idea to allow her to be the front man of this duo but this is a huge mistake players make in the game. You can’t just build paths to friendship and communication with those you like or aligned with. Arguably its even more important for players to lay a foundation socially with those that are their perceived enemies. Cody however realized quickly after the explosive Veto ceremony that his self title 'Maverick' game move move was not only a terrible idea but the manner in which he did so was splitting up the couples as a result. In Cody’s mind whatever he did his team was supposed to fall in line and just accept his marching orders. He's not the first HOH to make this error, its similar to Becky’s move in BB18 taking a big shot during her HOH without confirming whether she had the votes to secure Vanessa’s eviction. I appreciate having a player that was willing to take a big shot, but this is a hard lesson to learn that just because Vets or the largest threat needs to go, doesn’t mean they will or even should for that matter. Your first weeks should be spent forming relationships, getting to know the other players, and listening more than talking. This entire scenario goes back to what I conveyed about week 1. You have no idea who you are dealing with. You haven’t had time to really put players under a microscope and make informed decisions. As we all saw, Cody made a critical error in judgement. My cup runneth over when Alex wins the veto last week forcing Cody to nominate yet another HG. This is the one area I sympathize with Cody for the blink of an eye. Megan’s sudden exit forces him to replace Megan with Alex. Alex wins POV so now he has to nominate a 4th HG in one week. What Cody also didn’t give enough forethought and weight to when analyzing the game and his best move was considering that potentially a HG accepted the reward in the den of temptation. So, when he makes a BOLD move without anyone is his group knowing, attempts to nominate Paul when Alex comes off the block with the veto he had never even ran through the possibility that Paul may have it and make a contingency plan. Cody is blindsided along with everyone on his team to his actual decision to take a shot at Paul only to be served up the pendant of protection eliminating the chance to backdoor Paul. Now Cody is on his 5th nomination and takes a swing at Christmas suggesting she, like Jillian was to Megan, is the closest ally to Paul and it was the only option he had left at this point. Finally, when all is said and done we are left with Jillian and Christmas OTB for eviction night. Cody sings the poor me song all week about having to nominate 5 players this week but that falls on deaf ears with me. It would have only been a 3rd nominee if he had listened to his alliance and just nominated Jason. Boo hoo, suck it up buttercup it’s your own fault. Jessica on the other hand has been making brief appearances in between her constant mounting of Cody in the HOH room but the tides have risen and fallen with her and her status in the game after Cody named the replacement nominee after Alex won POV. Jessica was in the dark just as much as the other couples, and Dominique prior to Cody’s insane idea to blindside his entire alliance by ignoring their collective suggestion to nominate Jason as the replacement nominee. The showmance alliance, minus Cody all believed it was the 6 people in couple land plus Dom, Paul and Christmas in the short term. Cody didn’t tell anyone what he planned to do. Initially, Jessica is furious at the move but she is quick to say, it is what it is now we have to go ahead and vote Christmas out because she’s up there and Cody put targets on all of our backs. Mark is in agreement initially, what’s done is done and now we have to make the hard play to go ahead and vote Christmas out. No what any of them wanted to do but what’s done is done and we need to take a step back and make a new play book. Jessica being the kind of player she is, in less than a day, the anger and betrayal she felt initially about Cody's nominations is overcome by hormones and desperation for a man’s attention and forgets where she is. What she could have done was distance herself from Cody the same way everyone else in their power alliance did and actively do some damage control. Even if she had told Cody, look, I’m with you but here’s what I have to do for the rest of the week and at the very least spend the majority of her time downstairs with everyone else repaving some roads that were demolished by Cody’s move. Cody expects complete and total loyalty and her burning loins smothered any cerebral understanding that she is playing a game for $500k. We will nibble on the details of the status of each of the ‘showmances’ later. There’s so much game to cover for now. As soon as the consequences of Cody’s renom unfold, Matt and Raven decide they are done with that group, they want nothing to do with Cody, he is poison and all bets are off. They pledge their allegiance to Christmas promising her their vote for her to stay. These two were the most outraged at the selfishness of Cody’s move and haven’t swayed on their stance since it happened. What’s different about these two is they are much more subtle about blending in to the rest of the house. They don’t make a big scene about it, eventually Matt has a one on one conversation after the dust settles asking cody to explain why he felt taking a shot at Paul without making sure he had the votes. Cody’s response, I thought I had the votes. His attitude is that he gave marching orders and it never occurred to him that his soldiers wouldn’t follow orders. Personally, I think this is the best thing that could have happened to Matt’s and Raven’s games right now. Clean break from Cody early and prevents accumulation of missed kill shots that are tallied on them by way of Cody. They don’t position themelve as Jessica has to be the way to attack Cody is by nominating them so as far as I can see they are the smartest of the large group this week. Raven and Matt are friendly with everyone and keep a low profile all week focusing on socializing and not beating the dead horse of the actions of Cody. You see people quickly forget they were aligned with Cody when he did this and blend right back into the backrground. In my preseason analysis of these two (indivudually) who were both in my top HG with longevity becasue they can blend in and not draw attention to themselves with other big targets by way of attention seeking personalities. As far as the fallout Matt and Raven are the prize winners in the break up. I will share more about the statis of the ‘showmance’ and how these two measure up later. Matt and Raven have done an excellent job of interegrating themeselves in the house with all people but have slowly shifted gears, ready to contiue to work with Paul and Christmas who they wanted in their origianl allinace unlike Cody. Paul does a masterful job, the first two days after the fallout, of assuring them he holds no grudge against them and wants to work with them moving forward and ththemselvese current task is to do all they can to ensure Christmas stays. I like a Matt, Raven, Paul, Christmas foursome if they can mange to save Christmas this week. Yes, it’s Paul’s primary goal to save Christmas because its good for his game. She has developed a strong connection to Paul, she’s a physical threat and can help them win comps, and she’s locked in on getting Cody and Jesica out of the house now which means the focus on Paul will continue to diminish. For Raven and Matt making this transition is an asset. Now they have Cody and Jessica as big targets ahead of them, while Cody and Jessica are focused on Paul, Christmas and for Jesica Alex ahead of them as shields we also have Paul and Christmas zeroed in on Cody and Christmas. These two are in good positions as week 1 comes to an end. Cody may be crying upstairs that Matt and Raven turned on him but even doing so Paul and Christmas are higher priority than Matt and Raven and if by some unexpected turn Matt or Raven become nominees they can go back to Cody and play the you are the reason we are here and you need to help us crawl out of the hole you dug for us. Mark and Elena are just as appalled. Initially, Mark takes a more subtle approach, telling Cody he doesn’t like what he did but a this point you’ve done it. Mark, like Jessica initially accepts that they have to vote Christmas out because she won’t just come for Cody because she doubts whether the group was in the dark and you’ve put us all in danger. Elena was more middle of the road she hates the move and really upset about the position Cody put everyone in. Ironically, on the LF we see Elena talking with Mark later that day after the veto ceremony and she sees the rationale of voting out Christmas. She comes around to the idea that what is done is done. Mark was absolute in his convictions initially and shares that with Elena in a way that allows her to land on the side of voting Christmas out even though she’s not happy about it. Unfortunately, when Mark begins to struggle with whether it’s the right move because he likes Christmas and is feeling a little guilty about voting his ‘friend’ out. This gradual shift creates some questions in Elena’s mind about whether she can count on Mark or if he is too easily swayed by others (mainly Dominque). This becomes a larger issue as the week continues because suddenly we have some distance beginning to develop between Mark and Elena over this entire situation. Mark and Dom are close and spend a lot of time talking game. Elena and mark are close and she is counting on being a ‘duo’ all the while trying to act like she’s not. What feeds shows us as the week goes on is that Mark is all in on the Elena ‘relationship’ train but not playing for he and Elena. Elena on the other hand is all in on the Mark and Elena duo in the game but always side stepping the ‘relationship’ part of the package teasing Mark and flirting but then keeping him at arms length. Dominique is smart. She sees this dance Elena is doing and uses it to create some doubt in Mark’s mind drawing him closer and more invested in his allegiance to Dom in the game creating some internal confusion for Mark. While this could be a very masterful manipulation on Dom’s part, she underestimates Elena’s instincts and the fact that others in the house are paying attention to Mark and Dom’s growing friendship and begin to use this to drive a wedge between Elena and Mark all the while developing a target all of a sudden on Dom. Dom has blended in gracefully until this storm begins to build and we see her on 4th of July show her emotional side after a false rumor is spread that there was a banner outside suggesting that Mark and Dom have an alliance. There was no banner, BB would have called for a lockdown and this made up plane banner scenario will find some others in hot water. The RealiTea is that if you are going to lielie the most important element is that there must be some small grain of truth to make it believable. Saying there was a banner in a house here so many players know BB, and how production handles it was a terrible idea! Had there been some random sudden lockdown then they may have been able to float this lie, but in the absence of that it was never going to fly with this cast. Now that we’ve taken a large bite of how the showmances faired after Cody’s attempt to measure himself in front of everyone only to be laughed ooutut of the locker room, let’s discus Paul since he is at the center of this all. Paul handles the entire veto ceremony blindside and attempted backdoor by Cody perfectly right after it happens. We see during the ceremony Paul doesn’t go off half cocked and give us some OTT reaction to being nominated. He is humble and matter of fact as he reveals the pendant of protection which is perfect in this case! While he was upset and certainly didn’t want to have to use the pendant of protection (revealing that he accepted the temptation and has safety for 3 weeks) he doesn’t react emotionally or explosively. We are able to see him on the feeds minutes after the ceremony having a calm, rational, well expressed dialogue with Cody privately. As I watched it happen I was so impressed with how Paul handled it all. He serves Cody some ‘alternate facts’ to consider based on what Cody says about how Paul’s presence with the group creates chaos in his mind and as Cody repeatedly tries to imply ‘others’ made it clear to him they didn’t trust Paul he doesn’t go hard for receipts. Paul does exactly what a smart player should, he files that away in his mind and keeps that topic seperate from Cody’s actions. Paul is being 100% truthful in this entire covnersation and understands Cody’s personality type so doesn’t directly challenge him trying to prove that Cody was wrong. As the week unfolds Paul shifts his approach and I don’t like how he becomes a bit aggressive in his tactics both in RealiTea and in other HG’s minds. He is not going hard and fast like a crazy man but as the shift unfolds with the collapse of the power alliance he had easily slid into a new fold where half of that alliance plus a couple players (Kevin, Alex, and Jason) from the outside alliance gravitate towards him, because he handles it so well. So what changes? Christmas! Christmas gets injured in the BY on Monday and this throws the house into chaos all over again! Monday morning durign the wake up music Jason and Christmas were doing their normal ritual dancing around and playing cowboys. Christmas hopped on Jason’s back for a ‘bull ride’ and Jason slips on the grass bringing them both crashing to the ground. I won’t go deep into tevrything that happens but the bottom lineis Christmas broke her foot in to places. She has to be taken tot he hospital returns 6 houseparaters later on crutches. While she is gone being examined the HG spend the day pondering whether she can return, running possible scenarios if she cannot. Would Cody have to nominate yet another HG? That’s all we see all day Monday is everyone’s response to another unexpected event. Christmas had an MRI on Wednesday confirming she has a broken foot and has decided to remain in the game. Paul went into crisis mode for fear players would shift over to the side of sending her home because she’s a wounded animal and better to just put her out of her misery. This makes Paul go to work which would be fine if he wasn’t working too hard. This house is now full of paranoid players caught up in a tornado for 16 days straight and he isn’t slowing down enough to read people’s reactions to his approach. He sees some things but rather than slow down and consider how to counter it he just rushes back in trying to clarify and that in many instances does more harm than good because a few HGT see him pushing to hard and either don’t like it or see it as an opportunity to bring attention to Paul once again because they had shined the light on themselves and want a distraction. Ramses and Jillian are the ones who keep stirring up issues that these savvy HG are quick to identify. Both eavesdropping and running intel back to both sides. Ramses is always lingering and listening which isn’t always a bad approach. I mean Andy won BB 15 using this strategy. The difference is that Ramses isn’t integrated into the covo’s. He rarely offers any input into conversations and this is far to obvious to others. He is easily labeled a floater trying to play both sides and he needs to take a step back and focus on his executions not his goal. Andy and Steve for that matter were very good at floating intel around the house. Andy however was always a part of the discussions. Ramses is not. He needs to develop some investments from others and become apart of the group rather than constantly fluttering by obviously so that everyone knows exactly what he is doing. Jillian does much of the same but much more desperately. They both need to take a page from Kevin’s play book and gain valuable information by invitation and then sift through what’s relevant valuable information and who it should be relayed to. The indirect causality in all of this scheming is Alex. She was seen as one of the stronger players and being purposeful in her game talk but now like many fans has whiplash from all the back and forth without the advantage we have of seeing everything. She is only able to see small bits and crumbs and with so much unfolding so fast she’s drawing inaccurate conclusions. Paul and cody have both offered their ‘friendship’. Cody out of desperation and Paul out of genuine plans to move forward with her in the game. She flip flops like Reef sandals all week and already doesn’t possess the most subtle delivery in her opinions. If I were Alex I would consider this-Cody offered me a deal and is floating the idea he could have targeted her and her people but he didn’t and now she should trust him and be willing to work with him. The problem here is he did target her and her side of the house. He put 3 people in her squad up and only because she won POV is he now selling her beach front property in Kansas. Paul may be trying to save Christmas, but if he’s offering her a group that includes the wall she needs to prevent her from being a repeated target isn’t this the better both of two questionable choices? I hope she slows down and stops giving into her paranoid delusions that seemed to have been infecting her since Cody came in contact with her. Most of the week the house had been in an even split down the middle with the votes. A tie would mean Cody can be the final say and send Christmas home. Yesterday however the tide shifted a bit and the numbers appeared to be leaning in Christmas favor of staying. The broken foot may have hurt her long term game but the short term game it became a benefit gaining sympathy from so many HG. The best thing that can happen for her right now is for Paul to chill out and let the house land on the side of sympathy. Christmas made it clear she wants Cody and Jessica out. She wont be able to compete in majority of comps and this makes her far less of a threat in the early weeks. Let it be Paul. Jillian hasn’t made any friends and sometimes doing nothing is the best thing. There you have it! The RealiTea is that every week the votes change from hour to hour and it’s important not to get sucked into things early on because they will change. Thanks for enjoying the enormous bites we’ve had in the house this week and I will be back later today to spill the tea on player’s standings in the game and how the relationships have shifted.
  7. 6/30/17 The Feeds are Live! Are you ready for some RealiTea Bites! I have a hot bucket of tea and a mouthful of information for you to chew on so let's dive right in! Feeds went live at 10 pm PST and we quickly learn Megan's memory wall photo has gone dark! In all honesty I've had an insane week so I didn't log on to the LF until early Friday morning and was swimming in drama. The best time I found to get the most background info (since we are late to the party) was around 12:04 (cam 1/2) 6/30. Jason And Xmas help Paul scare Kevin. The comradely is nice to see considering all the drama already in full swing! Oh there's so much tea! Megan is gone! The feeds go live and Megan's memory wall photo is dark. Alex tells us she is now a nominee which Christmas seems way too thrilled about considering all the other players who either have made themselves a bigger target or are in reality bigger threats. Clearly Jessica has her claws into Cody and manipulated the replacement nom by her jealous caddy girl ways. If you have the feeds you know what I am talking about if not...well Jessica is already snuggled up on the HOH bed with Cody and she has a target (Alex) and expects Cody to execute her marching orders. Alex didn't help her cause by blowing up at Megan but let's not get ahead of ourselves. Spoilers will follow so if you don't want results this may not be the time to finish sipping tea with me. Come on back after Sunday's episode 3 appears. For the rest...sit back and get comfy because it's going to be a bumpy ride! Paul won the first vote (no shocker here) and receives the temptation of 3 weeks safety. As you know if the player tempted accepts someone else receives an opposite punishment. It seems perhaps Ramses got 'bitten by the snake' in response to accepting the temptation offered in the den of Temptation. From what I gather each HG entered the den of temptation. After Paul accepts the others may have been offered a choice of boxes in the room and whichever HG chose the box with the snake inside gets 'bitten'. I have no idea at this point what that entails but chew on that until Sunday. Jessica and Cody are already kissing and cuddling. Mark and Elena are getting very friendly but is it strategic flirting? Nope this cast seems too be trying to recreate BB 18 so we have another season of showmances. Raven and Matt seem to be stroking the flames as well. So far Raven and Matt seem more flirty while Mark & Elena and Cody & Jessica have marked their territories. It's the first 12 hours of feeds I am replaying here so for now that's what I have seen. Paul must be having flashbacks and nightmares of BB18 showmance central. I swear Casting must create EHarmony profiles of all the applicants at this point! The quick matches and details needed to select not one, but two or three sets of players who immediately pair up so quickly, that's the only explanation. (LOL). Either that or these are all Tinder users who swiped Right immediately upon entering the house. There are some rumors swirling because Paul and Raven met last year at some venue his band was playing at. Time will tell if those two have a past or casting just capitalized on six degrees of separation on Social Media between two potential cast members. Paul and Raven are pretty friendly but not like the three pairs we currently have working under Cody's HOH. Based on what I've seen on LF, Paul and Raven don't seem to gravitate to each other at all and Raven is smitten with Mark. Let's address the dark horse in the room. Megan apparently floated a lie (possibly generated by Paul's hands you can watch his version on FB for Friday a.m. 'Friendship chat') about Jessica referring to Alex in a racially motivated manner, as a Panda. What Megan, as I predicted (playing too hard too fast), didn't count on was Alex being the kind of woman that addresses things face to face. Once Alex questions Jessica about the alleged comment Megan was thrown in a boiling pot of hot water which seems to have overflowed uncontrollably leading to her sudden exit. Allison Grodner (Executive Producer) did say in an interview prior to feeds going 'Live' based on what she was seeing that Megan was playing very hard very fast. Remember on Thursday night's episode Josh and Monte, oh sorry Cody...(same difference) did do is treat Megan harshly in front of everyone. Josh yelling at her and making a scene. Cody nominating Megan like the callous militant personality he is says plainly, "Megan, I just don't like you." So clearly there is a serious barrage of grenades being thrown at her from the beginning. Megan actually released her version of events (6/30) and explanation about what led to her being unable to continue. Here's the link to the article. You can read it and draw your own conclusions. Sunday should tell us in story form by the edit how things ended the way that they did. http://www.desertsun.com/story/life/entertainment/television/2017/06/30/megan-lowder-ptsd-previous-assault-reason-she-left-big-brother-house-early/444830001/ I recommend you Flashback (FB) to Paul this morning 6/30/17 talking to LF around 10:30 am where he shares his strategy and suggests he had a hand in Megan floating that false intel to Alex. If this is true Megan got beat by her own strategy which would ironic. In her Jeff interview she announced her strategy which aligns with the series of events leading to the decision to leave. However, the guys (Cody, Josh, and to a lesser degree apparently Mark) were VERY aggressive and nasty to Megan night 1. Yes, it's Big Brother not Big Baby but for me, Grown men speaking to any woman (or person in some cases) the way they were is despicable. Regardless of the reasoning, Game or not. It's reflective of the current social climate in our country. Fundamentally, BB simply mirrors what is going on in society from a global perspective. Every year we are served a melting pot cast that reflects society. For the fans that loathe the first night evictions this is a perfect example as to why they aggravate us! It is disturbing to me how BB handles these ridiculous Night 1 evictions...Cameron went home night 1! A guy whose dream was to Play this game. Gone. Now with Megan's unexpected departure fans are left annoyed and frustrated. The RealiTea is, based on what I am seeing on LF, production will likely be kept chasing their tails this season. This is why you don't send anyone home right away. They could already have some pre-planned battle back deal on the map. They could also send Cameron back in. It's. It unprecedented since they did so Season 9, I believe it was. Again, we will have to wait to find out how one less HG will effect the long game. Now that we've covered all the rumors and speculation let's return to what LF are revealing to us. Some of my mental notes as I watched the first hours of LFs is that Ramses whisper game is strong but so far that's the only part of his game is strong. Ramses like a few others are finding a clear path to float around from group to group being friendly and sociable with everyone. Ramses is making it a bit too obvious because the fact he is doing it has been discussed. Paul, Kevin, Christmas, and to a lesser degree Dominique have done a marvelous job at being social and friendly with all 3 groups that have developed. Each has a (for the moment) main group but they seamlessly float from one group to the next building bridges you need to survive the long game. Everyone else is one team or the other and no crossover really. I will keep a close eye on how they maneuver this ship as the weeks play out. These players are key to watch. The best games involve balance and a strong social game allows a path to a player in a time of need further down the road. Cody will not be able to go to let's say Jason at some point to get a lifeline because he only socialized with the people in his group. The groups as usual we have the couples/barbies and kens who have the power and the numbers currently. Paul, Christmas and Dominique floated to the power. The outcasts (Jason, Jillian, Alex, Josh, Kevin). Then we have Christmas, Paul, and for now Dominique who are doing a great job of establishing relationships throughout the house. Cody is retracing Monte's steps rather quickly. No surprise for me. As you read my reaction to preseason info was he will be inflexible, overbearing, and lack the ability to let water roll off his back. Did you hear him tell Josh to "move loser" during the HOH completion as he passes by him? What an arse! Josh is our Devin of the season. Now that we are on the LF we can clearly see that everyone is avoiding or annoyed by Josh. Even those who placate him when he's present immediately exhale exhaustively the second he leaves the room. Especially Paul and Alex. Kevin has some great comments and is seen as the wealth of random knowledge and father figure for now. I switch feeds most of the time when Josh appears because it's like FISH. The same Reel playing over and over. 'I'm sorry. I'm not a bad person'. Josh seriously just likes to hear himself talk. You know what I mean. We all have that one friend/acquaintance who is saying the same point you are but stands there insisting they debate it in their own words despite the fact you both agree. Josh's game so far is riddled with 'I am going to argue just because I need center stage at all times'. Ugh, of course this guy is safe the first week. The comfort I have is that Cody has created the enormous target on his back winning both the safety comp and the HOH in the same night. His lack of social game and strategy will burn this trail quickly since he enters a showmance rather than developing rapports with others HG and building some shields. The feeds going live last night leaves us entering behind the eight ball but it's clear Cody hasn't done any work with those outside his group other than bulldozing creating the high points for his enemies to stand above and easily see the best point of attack on Cody who won't be able to compete in next HOH comp. There is no chance Paul (if he has any influence) will allow 3 couples to work together. He did not return to play the deja vu game this season. While Cody is in power and there is a large group with him in power as of now, things change on a damn once the power is up for grabs and seriously it's week 1! I can hold out a little to enjoy the victory of eliminating Cody from the game. A little. If you have the feeds Check out 6/30 12:47 am Cam 1/2. As for how others seems to be fairing and interacting. You can see Kevin/Jillian discussing who was offered temp. Kevin it wasn't me. Even if they had offered it I wouldn't have taken. Jillian it wasn't me but if they offered it I would have taken it. Jillian-come on girl you are on the block! Alex and Kevin get into an interesting tit for tat. Alex bets Kevin he will never make it to final 3 because he's a place filler. Wow! Alex you are on the BLOCK! Am I stuck in the twilight zone? Where do they find these people! Come miss Superfan gamer! You should know better. Kevin or not. Alex is over Cody and Jessica already. She knows they don't like her. There is some serious bad blood between Jessica and Alex and it's not going to be diffused. The rumor from Megan may or may not be influencing her feelings although it seems there was already girl fighting happening prior to Megan floating the alleged 'Panda' comment to Alex. 12:50 a.m 6/30 Alex tells us Cody told her he wants to take all Couples to the finals. Why is he sharing his pregame strategy with someone he just nominated? This leads us to the showmances. Mark-Elena Cody-Jessica Matt-Raven Based on what I have seen this time for FB is a good time to watch because you get a lot of background info in one little session. Especially since at 12:53 a.m. the camera 3/4 switches to Jessica and Cody cuddling in HOH kissing. Alex is fired up! I'm glad. Spitfire on the loose. But be warned baby girl you have to be aware of everything you say. Don't leak valuable insights when you're venting. I see a lot of this already. Josh is self Destructing. Jillian is revealing too much to a big mouth (Josh). Alex and Jessica each are letting their fires burn out of control. Cody who really seems to be keeping his opinions and ideas as HOH pretty hush hush even from his own people told Alex his game plan? Back to the tea! Alex goes on to tell Kevin he's a filler. Kevin is amusing me with his ignorance about the game and the reality of what his perceptions are about how things should be. What's even more amusing is about 1:20 am we hear Christmas in the BA with Mark and Elena that Kevin knows everything (pure facts not game knowledge). I hope he hangs around I am entertained in the same way Justin in BBOTT and Paul's oblivion BB18 as far as being green to the game of BB. Here's an Example-Kevin asks Alex who should would nominate in her place if she wins POV. Lol. Josh has to explain Cody chooses the replacement. Kevin also nails the point that if you take out the entertaining players what are you left with? The show would have to move to the WB! Lmao! Alex knows someone else suggested to Cody to nominate her. I'm guessing it was Xmas and Jessica but don't have confirmation. I know Jessica had a strong hand in Alex being nominated. Xmas told us she wanted Alex out and she is part of the Cody clan but...we didn't have feeds so....time may or may not give us insight on Sunday. They have a lot of content to convey. If you're behind like I was this is the time to flashback (FB) and get caught up quickly. Oh and the HN room was revealed. The Beds are made of spikes. Jillian, Josh and Ramses are HN. What you won't believe is that Cody, even though HOH, is eating the slop! What is that? Kevin refers to the HOH as the "house of virgins". Lmao I swear Kevin is channeling his inner Remmy and I am eating it up! His reaction to Jillian taking her extensions out at 1:21 a.m. screams Remmy! Paul seems to have melted into the fold of the power in the house for the time being. Smartest move considering Cody wants Paul out but isn't telling his 'team' that. Paul's current plan is to gain trust from each player with 'good advice and friendship' so he can then delegate bad advice creating or widening divides between players. So what is the important Bites as far as the game? At this point around 1 pm Friday. Cody+Jessica Mark+Elena Possible Raven +Matt Paul (kinda), and working on Dominque Alex and Jessica are already at war. Cody has a taste for Paul's blood Christmas wants Alex out Megan self evicted by 1pm Thursday Kevin is just FUNNY Josh continues to Unravel The couples alliance is sketched by their undefined sense of Ramses. Jessica is obsessed with Alex HOH: Cody Nominees: Jillian Alex HN: Jillian, Ramses, Josh Safety temptation went to Paul-who hopes not to have to reveal he took it the next 3 weeks. Veto is under way today Players: Cody, Alex, Jillian, Matt, Raven, Jason The veto power is up for grabs and this house is already in full chaos mode Day 2.5. It's going to be a long season people! So sit back and let's enjoy 3 months filled with RealiTea Bites together! Until next time, the RealiTea is these HG came to play and aren't taking anything lying down...except Cody and Jessica at the moment. Until then the RealiTea is this is Big Brother some things are always going to occur it's the players and their actions that give us some variety! I will be back Monday to spill new tea after the episode has aired and I can fish around SM to get a good read on what we need to chat about!
  8. June 27, 2017 Part 1 Premier Show I hope you're ready to join me for some RealiTea Bites. Let's chew on the events of the first half of the BB19 season premier. Sixteen HG enter the house. As the cast home videos roll on I find myself taking mental notes of the predictions I made that were SPOT ON. Let's review Cody being a Minnie Monte (milder version), inflexible, boorish, and all together off putting. Christmas being way too strong of a personality to have longevity. I do want to get behind her but...she's the alpha female. Ramses being his own worst enemy way to much energy. Megan too much too fast already making enemies. Simultaneously, while smirking over my cup of tea I am making mental notes in the side column about players I predict will go further in the game then others. Raven is a ghost hunter? Smh. Matt being the ladies man. How many of the ladies sat up for his salt and pepper hair? Cameron throwing the first competition?! What was that super fan?! Bye. I have a hard time feeling bad for any player who threw the very first comp willingly knowing safety was on the line. I hate premier night evictions but he had his fate in his hands and let go!? Alex-YOU GO GIRL! All in all I'm thrilled with the cast. Thank you casting for mixing it up! Yes there is the too loud, too cocky, too much players. However, production is evolving in the sense that they see the need to create the same dish people love. I can appreciate attempting to use a variety of new ingredients to recreate a favorite dish that keeps us coming back for more! The world changes and the game should to. It is entirely possible to do it in a way that doesn't effect the integrity of the game we all love. I heard a lot of fans deflated on the season because Paul is back. Despite the fact I was not a Paul fan season 18, if they were going to throw a returnee in the mix I'm not mad at this one. Paul fits in nicely with this crew. IMO, fan of Paul or not, he was robbed of the win BB18. They didn't make it easy on him. He wasn't guaranteed entrance into the house. Although Victor let the cat out of the bag that Paul was in the running to return, I find myself interested his ability to evolve his game play. Oh yes he did go scan his Instagram you can see for yourself. Don't worry I stalk the trending conversations across multiple social media platforms and serve up the most pertinent Bites for you right here all season long! This season Paul will be forced to play offense before a final 4 scenario. BB18 his entire game was defense and he spent a lot of time untying knots he made. So many HG know him. Many of his fellow HG's liked his game. Which means they KNOW it. He can't be in defense mode all season this year. He's played the game now versus last season where he KNEW NOTHING and managed to secure a spot in coveted final 2. Bring it on Paul, let's see what you are made of. For those of you who are annoyed a player went home the first night. I share the idea that we as fans are robbed of the chance to see Cameron in the house and develop our stand on our feelings about him as a player. These HG go through a rigorous series of elimination rounds to get into the house. I agree that Cameron endured and accomplished all those hoops potential players must jump through to gain access to those doors. I agree with those who feel Paul was handed a second chance. I would ask you to consider as a fan...Had Kevin (anyone) not taken the 'temptation' Paul wouldn't be afforded the opportunity. If Kevin (or any of the other 5-6 HG who pushed the button too)hadn't taken the $25K and Paul returned then Cameron wouldn't necessarily have gone home the first night. The players Controlled this fate. CBS put that power in the HG hands and Kevin played his card. As far as twists go I lean in favor of the ones HG can control. That's the game! I prefer that over BB deciding it. I prefer that over fans deciding it. I mean in this scenario we weren't force fed this twist. Paul could have just as easily been sent home if someone didn't accept the bribe. Yeah, I knew someone would take the money. Didn't you? The bottom line is they didn't have to. Choices in this game can change your fate in the house on a dime. The game has begun and we should all be ready for it! Now that we've taken a huge Bite out of the events of the first episode it's time for a sip of tea. My best laugh of the night? I lost it when Paul called Mark 'Johnny Bravo'! I was ROTF spilling my tea everywhere! He nailed that! I was shocked, amused, and blown away I hadn't made the same connection all at once. I didn't mind the snake reference to Nicole either. I mentioned in my preseason blog that Mark reminds me of Ronnie from Jersey Shore but Cameron also looks like Nelson Lewis' (Southern Charm Savannah) little brother don't you think? Google him you will see what I mean! For a premier show with everything happening right from jump and the highs and lows of meeting the HG, I was entertained! The feeds aren't live yet but this was entertaining to me. Bring on the twists! Paul having to choose 8 HG to give safety to. Wow! That was harsh and I loved it! He's a returnee and that's an advantage. I heard someone compare the friendship bracelet gifting to the first impression rose ceremony on the Bachelor. That was actually an interesting comparison. Yes, people always say target the Vets but no one ever does. This made people show some element of their skills by having to go to Paul and seek safety. Paul had to show some cards selecting 8 people to save. Fair trade on that end. However, the people he didn't save...well he now has some serious work to do. Speaking of decisions. America gets to vote for which HG is offered a 'temptation' in the temptation den. Now we can vote for what temptations players are offered but when it comes down to it...the player will have to decide whether or not to take it. With every reward there will be a consequence so if the temptation offered in the temptation den is accepted another player will have to suffer the punishment whatever that is. The first item offered? Safety for 3 weeks! Can you feel Christmas coming in July? The buzz around her is huge. She told us she has an enormous Social Media (SM)following. It's kinda a no brainer it will be Paul or Christmas since this is Broadcast BB and LF won't control the voting. I make this point because Julie told us, once a HG receives the votes for a temptation we can't vote for them again. I won't be surprised or disappointed if Christmas comes in July. I personally have a short list of players who can go ahead of her. Maybe this would give her time to step back and evaluate the board and her position in the game. Now, this is just a prediction. Casual Fans that want to see Paul on the show entertaining them will likely vote for Paul. But this Part 2 premier episode was heavy on the 'Xmas is in trouble'. Regardless of who you like I encourage everyone to vote! Christmas was on the chopping block night 1 edited in a way that showed her in fear of being sent home. She also stayed in the challenge long enough to show she can compete but not so long as to develop a growing target on her back. Being one of the fit players who naturally draws attention from any player who came to play and win. If she had been evicted I wouldn't have any more or less sympathy for her than I did for Cameron. Never throw a life or death comp in the game. Never. I may not like Cody (as a player) in the game but I respect that he held on for dear life just like Alex! Cody however is oblivious to the fact he just widened the target on his back. And the whole boo hoo Paul didn't pick me after I sat next to him saying nothing and being completely abstinent about refusals to play to him even through he had the power to save me. His hate for Paul is made up in his own little mind Just as Monte's was for Justin. PLEASE do not let Cody get offered the first temptation providing 3 weeks of safety! His ego will suffocate the first weeks of the game. If he is to stay let him earn it. I don't see too much chance of this based on his edit. Work for it and my respect and accolades can be earned. Now that this tea has left a bad taste in my mouth let's keep it moving. Josh, Josh, Josh. My man. You are no Victor. Come up with a new game plan because Paul is not feeling friendship for you man. Josh is annoying everyone in the house and I predict he will on the feeds. I haven't come across one Josh fan yet and when he was posted by CBS Big Brother on Instagram he had 32 likes! Lol. Stop impersonating Devin from BB16! Otherwise after this week of safety is over I will happily support your nomination buddy. Even though there are bigger fish to fry. There we have it. That's the relevant tea from premier night and meeting the HG. Tomorrow the feeds go live and we will get a piping hot pot of fresh tea to spill. Until then, the RealiTea is I'm looking forward to the new season and getting a front row seat on the feeds to all the drama and developments as they happen in real time!
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