Big Brother 15: Counting The Vote In Week 11.5

Game Over, McCrae

There’s just one vote during this round of Big Brother 15 voting and that makes for a short discussion but a very important one. This decision will take the game from Final Four down to the Final Three where the remaining HGs will face off in three challenges. Make the wrong pick at this stage and you could sink your game. Choose wisely and you could guarantee yourself a spot in the finale.

As it stands right now with Spencer and McCrae on the block the only vote during tonight’s live eviction show will be cast by GinaMarie. Andy decided to keep her off the block this round and since he has the Veto in his pocket the choice is his to make on keeping her there.

I do not expect Andy to make a swap of the nominees at this point. Spencer is up there for the 8th time, further sealing his Big Brother record, and with the Exterminators holding strong I don’t think he’s worried about his situation.

Since the Exterminators are sticking together when that single vote is cast I believe GinaMarie will vote out McCrae. Andy, GinaMarie, and Spencer all discussed the “when do we tell him” aspect of the situation last night and it was agreed that once the lockdown in HoH was over they would let him know. This move lets them avoid being trapped in a room with an agitated opponent while still letting McCrae know far enough in advance that he can prepare to exit the game.

Now that we’ve discussed what will happen it’s worth looking at what should happen. Andy has his range of choices here. He could save any of the other three HGs and then hope they’d do as he asked for the eviction.

Saving McCrae could be a risky move. The Jury likes McCrae and he’s got a strong supporter there in Amanda. I wouldn’t want to go to the Final Two against him if I was any of the Exterminators. Considering McCrae’s streak of competition wins and ability to hold out in several of the endurance battles he could be a real challenge to eliminate if they don’t take the opportunity now.

If Andy were to leave GinaMarie safe or swap Spencer out with her I think both of those two would do well to evict McCrae. Spencer and GinaMarie’s best shot at winning is against each other rather than McCrae or Andy and with Andy safe as HoH their only option is McCrae.

One way or the other, McCrae is heading to Jury tonight. Honestly, I don’t have a lot of sympathy for him. I wouldn’t have minded him getting to F2 at all, but his choice to isolate himself for most the season with Amanda and sleep the weeks away hurt him. While he slept next to Amanda the Exterminators were formed without him.

Perhaps McCrae would have left much sooner without collateral safety from Amanda’s strong arm tactics, but those may have only extended his stay. He won when he needed to for several rounds, but as Frank showed last year, one false step and you’re toast.

Who do you think will be evicted tonight on Big Brother? Vote in the poll!


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