Sloppy gameplay ruled the second week of Big Brother Canada 6. And we’re not just talking about some bad moves here and there; we’re talking about big head-scratching moves that made no sense in the long run. In fact, these decisions practically destroyed the games of a few players. In the hands of more seasoned superfans, these moves would’ve never happened, but with casual and episode-only Big Brother fans, we were treated to a shocking week. You can never go wrong seeing the tables turn.
Ryan completely misplayed his Head of Household week. He let the power get to his head and he thought everyone would blindly follow him because he was the HOH. Unfortunately, Ryan knew going into the week that he wasn’t in the majority alliance and he didn’t have the numbers to do anything. The others in power weren’t completely against him, but they definitely were not on his side. In his attempt to play the game as HOH and win over his houseguests, he made several bad moves that not only ruined the game for his alliance members, it destroyed any game he had left.
Firstly, he nominated Hamza and Andrew for eviction, which was a bad idea. Both men were his closest allies and he needed to keep them around to help him in the week after HOH. The problem emerged because of his determination to appease the house. The majority wanted Andrew on the block, so he betrayed his ally in the hopes that the majority would help him later in the game. Hamza, on the other hand, volunteered to go on the block since he figured it was going to happen and didn’t want to be backdoored. Ryan should’ve realized that his nominations were only benefiting the majority. He took out a target that would’ve helped him in the end, but it only gave the other side more numbers.
Secondly, Ryan had a secret agenda that made no sense in execution. He wanted to backdoor Olivia by winning the Power of Veto and getting one of his allies off the block. The problem with that plan was that he needed to win the POV and have the numbers to vote her out. Suffice it to say, he didn’t have the numbers, he didn’t win POV, and his approach to convincing people to not win the POV rubbed a lot of houseguests the wrong way. Ryan came off completely sketchy in his campaigning and everyone realized he had a backdoor plan. By the end of the week, no one trusted him. If he wanted Olivia on the block, he could’ve nominated her against Andrew. The house would’ve understood, since they were getting what they wanted with Andrew on the block.
Ryan tried to make everyone happy, but it ultimately turned the house against him. He either had to keep his allies on the block and nominate the majority (or others in the white bedroom) or simply nominate his allies – he couldn’t do both. Ryan is going to have a tough time getting back into the good graces of the house. Look what happened to Andrew after he rubbed people the wrong way; he got a quick eviction!
Speaking of Andrew, his approach with the emotional guilt was too petty. There’s a way to tap into someone’s emotions to make them sympathetic, and Andrew was not doing any of this. He acted like a child when he didn’t get his way with saving Rozina and he treated people poorly because he felt hurt by them. The house was against him, and houseguests who initially liked him were now put off by the way he was playing the game. In particular, the way he treated Erica could’ve blown up in his face even more if they hadn’t buried the hatchet. By not accepting the game, he came off as an aggressive player who was playing too hard, too fast. He dug himself into a hole he couldn’t escape, so it wasn’t surprising when he got evicted.
The white room vs. red room dynamic could be an interesting war that develops in the Big Brother Canada 6 house. When a house is split right down the middle, things get nasty and the battle lines are drawn with the shifting power. Just look to Big Brother 6 (US) as the perfect example. Right now, the majority alliance sleeping in the red room has the power, but if someone from the white room gets HOH next, the flipped vote could be a big upset for the “popular kids” who think they have this game sewn up.
Hamza brought up an interesting web of relationships that are currently in the Big Brother house. This season, there is only one confirmed showmance: Derek and Kaela. However, there’s also a complicated web involving Jesse, Paras, Veronica, Olivia and William. Their changing love affair is like watching a teen soap opera on The CW or Freeform, which is always welcome. Paras needs to lock in her relationship with Jesse because the commitment issues could drive a wedge in her friendship with Olivia, who likes Jesse too. While cementing the showmance may put a target on her back, it will preserve her friendship and the showmance will give her safety with the red room side (she’s currently in the white room).
The gatecrashers made some leeway with building relationships in the house. The houseguests like Merron and Veronica, even though they’re suspicious of them. Veronica developed a flirtmance with William, while Merron got close to the outsiders. Many of the houseguests see them as an extra vote when needed and easily malleable.
Their biggest mistake, however, was the lie they told when they came into the house. No one believed they were superfans chosen from the audience. First off, if it was a random draw, they would’ve seen the bios of the players and the first episode. Secondly, you had to know something about Big Brother, which these two newbies didn’t know much about. And third, they had a lot of bags of clothing for people chosen from the audience. Their cover was blown immediately. Their best strategy would’ve been to either say they couldn’t discuss it now since it was against the rules OR they could’ve said someone from inside the house chose them to enter. Both strategies would’ve worked since people naturally figured they were voted in. The complicated lie in the beginning only made them seem sketchy.
The second week of Big Brother Canada 6 ended with a bang after all the sloppy gameplay. Ryan destroyed his game and caused one of his closest allies to walk out the door. Well, Andrew actually ran to the door after getting a unanimous vote! This week should serve as a lesson to all future players. Never nominate your allies, and never try to make everyone happy. You can’t appease everyone with one move; sometimes a tough decision has to be made to play the Big Brother game.