We have to say that we had a very different experience watching Thursday night’s new episode of “Big Brother” than any other that we’ve had to date for the American show. After all, we were there in person to watch most of it break down, and as a result of that, our heart broke for Da’Vonne even more to see her go.
You didn’t have to be there in-person to know that Day was sad to leave the game, but she remained as upbeat as she possibly could in the process. We do think that there were many who expected her to fly off the handle, but this in itself showed her overall level of growth as a player over time. She was aware that she could have a return ticket, and there was no reason to show her cards just yet. (Unfortunately, she did not, and we were convinced until the very last second that she did.)
It’s hard to say too much about the experience of being at a taping versus watching a show at home, at least other than recommending it to anyone who is in the Los Angeles area. It’s a really fun experience, and the folks who work on the show really do a fantastic job of making you feel like a part of everything.
Anyhow, let’s go ahead and get to the odds and ends of the episode objectively.
1. The big takeaway from the whole Paul segment was mostly that his family is LOADED. Seriously. That’s a whole lot of friendship.
2. We do think that Paul should have owned in his goodbye message that he was aware of the plan all along. Maybe he thought that she would see it and re-enter the game, even if it does not quite work that way.
3. Of course, they showed Nicole wiping out tonight on the hammock — but forgot to include much of the context. The funniest moment of the night still goes to James accidentally telling Da’Vonne that she was going home.
As a whole, this was fairly standard as an eviction show goes other than that we lost a pretty entertaining player — and the theories about her returning to the game have been proven wrong. Episode Grade: B.
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