Warning! The following contains spoilers for the Big Brother All-Stars episode that aired Wednesday, August 12. Read at your own risk!
Big Brother All-Stars' latest episode was jam-packed with new content, though less new for those who have been paying attention to live feeds for the past week. While the live feeders had the honor of knowing who the nominees and veto winner were, and who is likely getting evicted well before the television audience found out, there are reasons to watch the television broadcast. The diary room segments occasionally have some good information, and this week we learned what the move may be that destroys Cody Calafiore's alliance.
While he hasn't been seen as a powerful Head of Household, I have to credit Cody for using his power to form solid bonds with Tyler Crispen, Nicole Franzel, and Enzo Palumbo. Even when he's not HOH it seems that group will be solid as an alliance, unless a certain move is suggested amongst them that causes division. It all started when Enzo rounded the corner for a late-night pass of the bathroom and saw Nicole F. and Ian Terry in the bathroom "talking game."
Enzo Palumbo rushed up to Cody Calafiore with the intel on what he just saw, and made it clear he did not like it. Ian Terry is a big threat in Enzo's eyes, and surprisingly, Cody said exactly the same during his diary room segment.
Enzo is definitely right when he's talking about Ian. He's a wild threat. Let's not forget that Ian went to the final two against one of the greatest players to play the game and beat him. So, it might not be a bad time to have Enzo use that Power of Veto and put Ian up on the block.
As Big Brother All-Stars viewers saw at the episode's end, that last part didn't happen. Cody Calafiore said he was considering that move against Ian Terry, but in truth keeping the nominations the same kept as little blood on his hands as possible (even if it may be a big mistake). Still, it's abundantly clear that Cody and Enzo Palumbo see Ian as a massive threat in the house, and want to make a move against him in the future.
That's not something Nicole Franzel will want to hear, even if she does have a good thing going with Cody Calafiore's group. With the women of the house more or less wise to her scheme to report back what she knows of their plans to the men of the house, Ian Terry is the only solid outside alliance she has as safety in the game. Losing Ian would be a big blow to her game, but protecting him may be equally devastating to her alliance with Cody's group.
Nicole Franzel can maybe sway Cody Calafiore, Enzo Palumbo, and Tyler Crispen into bringing Ian Terry into their alliance, but it's a big ask. She's essentially asking the group to align with and trust the only two people in Big Brother All-Stars who have won the game. Push too hard, and Cody and Enzo may realize it's risky to have Nicole in their group as well and find another ally to bring in with Tyler for votes. Nicole F. better hope that the current alliance's shared pursuit of Janelle Pierzina and Kaysar Ridha masks that before the shoe drops on Ian, or I could see this whole alliance falling apart rather quickly.
These are just my thoughts though, and while we wait for the Big Brother All-Stars live eviction on CBS Thursday, August 13 at 8:00 p.m. ET, I'd love to hear what other people think. Sound off on our poll on whether Nicole Franzel would throw Ian Terry to the wolves if she had to, and continue to stick with CinemaBlend all season long for more Big Brother updates and speculation.