Warning! The following contains spoilers for Big Brother All-Stars episode that aired Wednesday, August 19. Read at your own risk!
The latest Big Brother All-Stars episode looked very good for Memphis Garrett, who appears to be the man playing both sides of the house. Memphis diplomatically went against his original alliance's wish to nominate Janelle Pierzina and Kaysar Ridha, and instead put up smaller targets Nicole Anthony and David Alexander. Memphis said it was because he didn't want blood on his hands, but in reality, it's because he has another alliance with Janelle and Kaysar.
At least, that's what Big Brother All-Stars' latest episode wants us to believe. Memphis Garrett has seemingly shown that stance on the live feeds as well, but is he truly as tight with one side of the house as the other? Personally, I don't buy it, and there are some clear signs that point to why Memphis is still in thicker with Cody Calafiore and his squad than Janelle and Kaysar.
Memphis' Alliance With Janelle And Kaysar Is Security More Than A Full Partnership
Memphis Garrett saved Janelle Pierzina and Kaysar Ridha from an almost certain nomination by anyone else in Cody Calafiore's alliance, though it's worth mentioning that they never seemed to be on his radar anyway. His original target was Ian Terry, but when Christmas Abbott unknowingly saved his target, he had to improvise.
The improvisation resulted in what's becoming an increasingly messy vote, but the messiness of it has honestly helped keep blood off Memphis Garrett's hands. If Janelle Pierzina and Kaysar Ridha do somehow swing a Head of Household win, they won't burn another potential number in nominating Memphis, and take out another player in his alliance instead. He may only be HOH for the week, but that's really all he had to do to lock in some security within their fold.
Memphis Garrett's Nominations Won't Hurt Him In The Long Run
Whether they know it or not, Cody Calafiore and Memphis Garrett are part of the house's biggest alliance. I think they may not know that with certainty, but they're certainly not about to start in-fighting when they know they can run the table and continue to improve their odds of survival taking out stragglers.
Cody Calafiore, Tyler Crispen, and the rest were certainly disappointed that Memphis didn't nominate Janelle Pierzina and Kaysar Ridha, especially when he won the veto and didn't even consider a backdoor nomination. Be that as it may, they all understand Big Brother is all about trying to get others to take the big shots for you, so they understand on some level why it didn't happen. This week will pass and no one will question Memphis' loyalty within this alliance, especially if he keeps winning competitions.
Which Side Is Memphis Closest With?
Memphis Garrett has a Final 2 deal with Cody Calafiore, so I have to believe that if push comes to shove, he'll stay as loyal to Cody's alliance as possible. Final 2's are thrown around all the time, but given that the two have gotten two weeks of power within the house, I see this one lasting for a while.
And frankly, it benefits Memphis Garrett to keep this alliance more. He's not seen as the ring leader by anyone in the house beyond David Alexander, and while he has shown some skill in competitions, he makes a lot of rookie mistakes. With David being the only person he may have to look out for, Memphis is in a really good spot going forward provided he keeps Cody and the gang happier than Janelle and Kaysar.
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