In what has to be one of the craziest Big Brother outcomes in recent memory, tonight we saw a woman with a broken leg win a footrace competition. Why? Paul convinced basically every other person in the house to throw it. The most impressive part of this was that Alex was willing to do this almost without any thought, as was Kevin … even though they were the two who should’ve felt more vulnerable than almost anyone in the game. Nobody seemed to really be resistant to this at all. Kevin was told that Alex/Jason were the targets, and Alex was told that it was going to be Kevin at the end of the day.
This was one of the most impressive single things that we’ve seen a Big Brother player do, but we will add in here two caveats: Paul is a returning player surrounded by newbies, and it also just so happens that these newbies all seem to be incredibly gullible about all matters related to the game. Take, for example, Alex being rather okay with going on the block, even when she realized that both her and Jason were up at the end of the episode.
As for Christmas and Josh, we do think the two of them are probably slightly better players than the show makes them out to be. They were involved in Paul’s plan, and they knew everything that was going on. The one flaw they still have is assuming that they could beat Paul at final three, which we’re not sure that they could. Oh, and how about Christmas basically telling Jason he was the target? How do they not see that?
From a comedy perspective
The best moment of the entire hour was seeing Alex in the Diary Room discussing just how dumb Kevin was for throwing the competition given that he’d go home because of that. We do also appreciate Christmas’ constant scooter effects and also the scaring-people segments, mostly because they’re not James. James scaring people made our blood boil by the end of it.
Oh, and the most awkward failed comedy attempt was Jason falling out of his chair after nominations. Somebody needs to revoke the dude’s clown license for whatever the heck that was. It didn’t work.
What’s the problem with the season?
Well, there just aren’t many likable people left. Paul is a very good player, but he doesn’t make it all that easy to root for him. The same goes for almost everyone else other than Kevin. What we are entertained by, however, is watching the inevitable exit of so many of these delusional people. Grade: B+.
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