Diary Room: Derrick Levasseur’s “Weekly Warriors” – Big Brother 17 Week 4

Another week in the books for these houseguests and for most of them, it was a pretty easy week. Although some were allowed to set it to “cruise control” for the a few days, others took advantage of the situation and improved their position in the house.

Derrick Levasseur, winner of Big Brother 16
Derrick Levasseur, winner of Big Brother 16

If you would have asked me a few weeks ago, I would have told you that Jason Roy would most likely be evicted shortly after his partner-in-crime, Da’Vonne Rogers, exited the house. It appeared that he really didn’t have any solid allies outside of Da’Vonne and was therefore labeled as “expendable” to most of the remaining houseguests.

Well here we are two weeks later and Jason now appears to not only have a group of people who are willing to protect him, but also other houseguests wanting to work with him. We saw prime examples of both these situations just this week. We had James Huling and Meg Maley vowing to take him off the block if they won POV and Vanessa Rousso actually saving him with the veto in an attempt to build a report.

Additionally, Shelli Poole has started to divulge information to him and just a few hours prior to me writing this article, Austin told him about the twins, including Julia’s name! Quite the turnaround if you ask me.

That being said, Jason is still a vocal, outgoing person and someone who will always be in danger of going home if he’s on the block but props to him for adjusting his approach and building new relationships. Looks like that loyalty vote he threw to Da’Vonne might have struck a cord with some people…

For my second “weekly warrior”, we still have John McGuire hanging on to the spot, but barely. John is playing a good game but he has a few variables working against him. First of all, everybody in the house likes him. Nice when you’re at work or in school but not in the Big Brother house (If they don’t think they can beat you, they won’t take you to the end). Second, he has already won a few competitions and always seems to do well even in the ones he doesn’t win.


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    • I could tolerate Jason better if he would cut the “F” word from his vocabulary. It’s annoying. Love John.

  1. I’ll say John is my favorite, and every week I’m seeing how more and more of these players will get evicted, especially Austin. I doubt Chellie will win either, but I do know that John is walking a thin line between winning and eviction. I would say though this season needs to really get started and get rid of the Battle of the Block so we can actually see people try to make a big move instead of nominate weak players to stay in power or throw competitions for a promise of safety.

  2. I just don’t get why everyone runs to Shelli with everything they hear, she needs to stop winning comps and just sit back and wait til final 5 to win again, as she seems to be no one’s target. However, personally I’d love to see Jackie win next week and put her up (I think Jackie is the only one that might), I just want to watch her fall hard from grace and make her a have-not too just to make it all the more fun to watch.

    • Yes, I agree that Shelli needs to get a taste of slop this week, and also nominated. We know how she dishes it, let us see how she takes it.

      • Well when you’re HOH 2 out of 4 weeks you have the right to dish it out. That’s her job as HOH. And one of the other weeks it was her alliance in control. Can’t blame her for playing a great game!

      • “Great” game is in the eye of the beholder. I don’t give anyone ANY credit for playing a great game until they have the guts and smarts to do it on their own merits. A showmance is never on your own merits. As soon as her boytoy leaves, I’ll give her credit where credit is due…as long as she quits all that crying. LOL

    • Jackie won’t put Shelli up. Jackie wants Vanessa and Steve gone. She’s building trust with Shelli.

  3. Not sure which set of twins I’d rather see go, Liz and Julia, or Austin and Judas.

  4. If Austin is confronted by this info (and you know he will be told) about the twins being shared throughout the house, he may well try to win next HoH. He may have to, for his own safety. That would not be good.

  5. Life isn’t about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain ~~ keep smilin’ and dancin’ John!

  6. Vouching for Jason to go along far, he seems to have great skills at getting out of tough situations and that will prove helpful these coming weeks when the true drama will unravel with the twins fiasco, Austin’s constant jabber and the Shelli + Clay “show-mance” which will most likely die down seeing as one of them will be evicted. Hopefully a house flip is in the works -fingers crossed-

  7. “(If they don’t think they can beat you, they won’t take you to the end).”

    Unless of course your name is Cody, who was so thoroughly brainwashed or hypnotized or whatever that he took the one who who could easily beat him over an easy win to the final 2.

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