The “Big Brother: Over the Top” competition is in full swing, as the hamsters now know just how much input America is having over the game.
Cornbread was an easy out for the houseguests once they learned America targeted him by putting him on the block. Now with a new Head of Household in charge, things could get interesting.
Check out our first “BBOTT” power rankings for how we think things stand in the house.
The elder Willett sister won the second HOH of the season — though not without a little controversy — and therefore has a decent amount of power this week. She also seems to be playing a fairly solid social game, so even when she’s not HOH, we think she’s got a good chance of going deep in the game.
Shelby is playing a really interesting game right now. She’s part of what viewers are calling the “Plastics” alliance with Alex, Morgan and Whitney, but she’s also buddy-buddy with Jason, which gives her some protection from the other side of the house.
3. Morgan & Whitney
The only way one of Alex’s girls is going on the block is if America nominates them, and we still think they’d probably be safe from eviction. But these two aren’t quite as high as Shelby because they don’t have as many connections on the other side of the house.
Scott has so far been playing a stellar social game. He doesn’t seem to have found his “ride or die” companion, though he and Alex are pretty tight. Either way, America seems to like him and so do the houseguests, so he’s in good shape. The only person who seems to dislike and distrust Scott is Monte.
Neeley is definitely not aligned with the side of the house in power this week, but Alex really respects her for being the last person standing in the HOH comp besides herself. Alex also has bigger fish to fry this week and America is not going to put Neeley up.
Color us surprised just how popular this guy is (inside the house, anyway). He seems pretty annoying from where we’re sitting, but most of the house seems to like him, including the side in power this week. However, if America puts him up, the house could decide it’s time to take out a big strong guy — especially if they assume he’s getting America’s eviction vote.
7. Justin and Jason
The other side of the house is in a bit of trouble this week, but the two Js are not being targeted and should be safe. Monte is pushing hard for Alex to target Justin, but we don’t think she will. She has other plans, which we’ll get to.
Kryssie is probably not going to be one of the initial nominees this week. However, she would absolutely be the renom if one of the nominees wins the Power of Veto. Also, last night in the house, Danielle and Jason discussed how if they have to lose somebody from their alliance, it’s going to be Kryssie.
“I’d rather forfeit Kryssie than lose you or Shane,” Danielle said to Jason, which indicates exactly where Kryssie stands right now.
Alex really thinks that Danielle and Shane need to be the nominees because they’re a showmance already — which is not a bad strategy. Showmances can be dangerous.
However, her main target is Danielle and that makes no sense to us. Shane may be with Danielle’s side of the house now, but if you keep him and she goes home, he’s one of the most well-liked houseguests and he could be hard to beat in certain types of competitions.
Target acquired. Alex and her Plastics want Danielle gone, which is kind of baffling. The only argument to that is to break up the showmance, but we would be targeting Shane, not Danielle.