Big Brother 13 Week 5: Twist Scenarios Untwisted

Big Brother 13 America's Vote

There’s a lot we won’t know about the new Big Brother 13 twist until it arrives on Thursday night, but in the meantime we can still speculate over the various scenarios of how it could all play out. America has been voting for the past week and, allegedly, which ever former HG receives the most votes will have the chance to battle Thursday’s evictee to return to the game. Of course the voting could all be for show, just like the preseason voting for which Dynamic Duos were going to return, so CBS might already know who they want back in (read: Brendon) and just do it anyway.

Until the plan was set for Lawon’s eviction on Thursday there were a lot more “what-ifs” to discuss when there was a good chance Rachel would be facing off against America’s Vote. Instead, we can toss those out the window because Team Daniele previously voted to evict their brains. Go figure.

Come Thursday night Lawon will be evicted by at least four votes. Daniele believes she’ll be able to change the votes back to keep Lawon if she gets nervous during the live show. What she doesn’t know is that Adam and Shelly are not voting with her side. I’m really hoping Daniele tries to change the votes back and then has to watch as things crumble around her. The entertainment value on that would be very high.

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Now all might not be lost for Daniele, Kalia, and Porsche. America’s Vote could bring back either Cassi, Dominic, or Brendon. I’m not even mentioning Keith because he’s a non-contender in every poll I’ve seen, including ours where Cassi leads. Only one of those is good for them: Dominic. Cassi will side with Shelly (she doesn’t know Shelly rolled on her) who is with JeJo. Brendon will obviously return to Rachel with JeJo. Dominic is the only one who will for sure join Daniele and Kalia’s team.

As far as the battle itself, I have to assume it’ll be some sort of physical challenge. They can’t do quiz questions about events in the game because the HGs have left at various points along the way. If it is a physical competition then Lawon would might have an advantage against Cassi, but he didn’t do too well in the ant-themed food competition so I’m not convinced. I’d expect either Dominic or Brendon to best Lawon in a physical battle based on their past performances in the game.

At best, Daniele and Kalia will come out even in alliance support with a one for one trade: Lawon for Dominic. At worst, they’ll lose an alliance member while the Vets gain one: a net loss of 2.

I’ve seen comments that Kalia’s week as HoH is being nullified by this twist. I completely disagree. Kalia could have had the most powerful week as HoH all season. Consider the scenario where Rachel was evicted as originally planned then Dominic returns. That would have been huge. Instead she’s throwing away a team member to gain favor from JeJo and Rachel. Seriously. The twist didn’t nullify anything, but it certainly did confuse them in to doing something unwise for their game.

Allison Grodner told RealityBlurred last week that even though the twist was leaked, due to CBS’ digital media ineptitude, the viewers still wouldn’t know how the twist would execute. So either she was flubbing or there’s more to this than we realize. I guess we’ll find out tomorrow night on Big Brother! How do you think it will play out?


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