Warning! The following contains spoilers from the Big Brother live feeds as of Thursday, July 22nd. Read at your own risk!
Big Brother Season 23 is rolling right along into Week 3, and as the second Houseguest makes their way out of the house, plans are already in place for who will be the next person on the block. Alliances are looking strong for some, and with strength in numbers comes a more clear view of what's going to happen in the house for folks at home.
Right now, it's looking like some Houseguests are clearly in more danger than others as we head into Week 3. Here's a rundown of three HouseGuests who really need to watch their backs in the coming week and why each could very well be the next person out of the house.
There is absolutely no one in a worse spot in Big Brother at the moment than Brent Champagne. The flight attendant has been the obvious target for everyone in the house, and while he could be playing coy, he has not expressed on the live feeds that he's aware of it. He's even lost the support of his team, the Aces (Whitney Williams, Derek Xiao, and Hannah Chaddha), all of whom have privately expressed they're willing to throw winning HOH just to prevent his safety in Week 3.
What's especially dangerous for Brent is that he's already competed in the Wildcard Competition, so his only shot at safety short of him or someone on the Aces winning HOH is the veto competition. This would make him an easy target for backdoor nomination after the veto is used, which would be the safest way to approach getting him out of the house. If Brent ends up on the block come next Thursday, I think it's a sure thing he will be sent home.
If Brent Champagne is off the board through some twist of events, Whitney Williams has been floated as the backup target by Tiffany Mitchell, Kyland Young, and many others in the house. Whitney is definitely someone guilty by association because she was one of the leaders of the failed Slaughterhouse alliance alongside Brandon "Frenchie" French, but many women in the house have expressed that she seems more interested in talking game with the guys.
Big Brother Season 23 is more group-heavy on women than men at the moment, so there are definitely the votes to send Whitney out of the house even if all the men banded together to save her. I don't forsee any of them would since they're also aligned with the other women of the house. If Brent manages to find safety through a veto win, expect to see Whitney out the door.
Right now, the absolute nightmare scenario for the house is if a member of the Aces wins Head of Household. This would give both Brent Champagne and Whitney Williams safety for the week and leave the house with no clear person to target. Unfortunately, that situation rarely is good news for the last nominated person still in the house, which means Britini D'Angelo could once again see herself up on the block.
Britini has made meaningful one-on-one connections, but the only true alliance she has to speak of is the Jokers team currently comprised of Derek Frazier and Azah Awasum. Neither of those two is in a particularly great spot to keep Britini off the block should it come to that, but it is worth noting Britini has the Wildcard Competition still at her disposal for safety. Should she win that, things will get very interesting.
The Most Interesting Scenario For Fans
If Big Brother fans are looking for the most chaos and randomness to occur, they should look out for the Aces to capture the Head of Household and Britini D'Angelo to win immunity. It would leave the remaining Houseguests with no other option than to turn on someone they're aligned with, though that wouldn't necessarily be a problem for the Head of Household. I'm rooting for this option because I like the chaotic scenario it could create, but I personally think it happening is highly unlikely.
Big Brother airs on CBS Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. ET. Viewers can also check out what's going on with the Houseguests by checking out the live feeds on Paramount+, though there have been some problems lately with constant feed cuts.
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