Warning! The following contains spoilers for the Big Brother All-Stars episode that aired Wednesday, September 3. Read at your own risk!
The end of Week 4 was beyond chaotic in the Big Brother All-Stars house, and Kaysar Ridha went down swinging by burning a few key alliances in his eviction speech. The stage had been set for a big change in the house with alliances out in the open, which meant the incoming Head of Household could snag some real power and change up the game.
There were certainly a few people who could've really gotten a leg up with a win this week, but did the power fall in the right hands? Better question, did Big Brother All-Stars' majority alliance finally have a reason to sweat this week? Here's what went down, where the HOH's head is, and what this all could mean for Week 5.
Christmas Abbott Won The HOH
Da'Vonne Rogers went on a tear at the end of the Head of Household knockout competition, knocking out a lot of key players on her way to the final round. Unfortunately, a quick answer right in the final round against Christmas Abbott ruined her chances and handed the only remaining member of the majority alliance the win. Not to take away credit from Christmas though, as she had to take down Memphis Garrett to make it there, to begin with.
I'm going to save the holiday-related puns for Christmas to make in the Diary Room all week long, and simply ponder where this week will take her game. Will she play a safe week and fall in line with what those aligned with her want, or will she make a move more specific to her own game?
How Will Christmas Run Her HOH?
Christmas Abbott has been hard to read this season, but that's mostly because she hasn't been in a position of power to really make any of the calls in the majority alliance. One thing she does seem intent on doing is bettering her position in the house, and I can believe her nominations will do something to move her up the totem pole within her alliances. That means making a move that helps Tyler Crispen, Cody Calafiore, Enzo Palumbo, Nicole Franzel, and Dani Briones.
Truth be told, Christmas isn't all that tight with all of them, but it won't prevent her from feeling that way this week. The challenge will be putting up nominations that keep everyone happy, which, unfortunately, likely means burning more people outside the majority alliance. I know there may be some people holding out hope Christmas Abbott will make a "big move," but she needs whatever will give her the most safety with whoever is left after eviction.
If you're looking at what's best for Christmas' game, I think the potential nominees are Da'Vonne Rogers, Bayleigh Dayton, David Alexander, and Kevin Campbell. Christmas isn't as in the know as the rest of the alliance on who popular targets are and still on the anti-David train even when many people have moved on. Christmas also knows David overheard her calling him a bad player, so she may be paranoid he's gunning for her. As for Kevin, I don't see him and Christmas talking much game, and Da'Vonne and Bayleigh nominations would score her big points with the remaining women in the house.
Don't be surprised if Christmas gets a lot of pressure to put Ian Terry on the block, because people know at this point (thanks to Bayleigh) that he was part of what led to Kaysar burning the house alliances. I can see Christmas making this move if pushed into it, though at that point I think she really wouldn't be doing anything to benefit her game. If it seems like Christmas is letting people make decisions for her early in talks for nominations, I will bet we'll see Ian on the block.
If there is one upside to this week, it's that the "Basement" is starting, and it will consist of challenges that will award houseguests with the ability to win three powers. Details are still relatively scant on how that will work, and what powers are up for grabs. Hopefully, they'll be powerful enough to change up the direction this house is headed, which has been fairly predictable (save wall yellers) and far from the quality some expected from Big Brother All-Stars.
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