Diary Room: Derrick Levasseur’s “Weekly Warriors” – Big Brother 17 Week 6

Another week in the books and how the tides have changed! If we’ve learned anything this week, it’s that you are never safe in the Big Brother house. One minute you planning your final two speech and in the blink of an eye you’re pleading for your life.

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

We can thank one man for all the drama this week, James Huling. James has jumped up the charts for a lot of people as far as favorite players go, especially if you’re not a fan of the Shelli and Clay showmance or the Sixth Sense.

James has been a straight shooter most of the game and it has been no secret that he’s there to make big moves and “wear blood like war paint.” Is this a good strategy to win Big Brother? Probably not. Will he be on the block next week if someone from outside his alliance wins? Yup.

That being said, this move was necessary to give him a fighting chance. He realized he was outnumbered and that the only way to break up a large group is to put two of them on the block and watch them turn on each other, which they did.

James is definitely an underdog this season and has many people rooting for him. What differentiates him from past underdogs is that he’s actually winning HOH competitions, which is the only real way to have an impact on the game. POV wins are great but it only gets you to the next week. When you’re the head of household, making the right move can cause an entire reorganization of the house. James has done that this week but in order for him to continue this movement, he needs one of his allies to step-up. If they’re able to win, James could go deep in this game.

Reorganization of alliances is great for TV. What’s even better as a houseguest is knowing that regardless of how it all ends up, you’re still right in the middle and loved by everyone. Does this sound like anyone to you? That’s right. John McGuire is right where he wants to be, halfway through the game and not on anyone’s radar.

This season reminds me a lot of Big Brother 15. Two major groups battling it out, major players going home one by one, while a the floater plays both groups all the way to the end. Make no mistake, floating is a strategy and regardless of whether you like it or not, my man Johnny Mac is a floater. And I can promise you this, Johnny Mac will gladly take that title for half a million dollars.


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  1. Is Derrick blind?! Clay was clearly the weekly warrior. Nay, he’s been the soldier of the season!

  2. If Shelli or Vanessa goes next Pennypacker wll be a happy man. I may even build another rollercoaster.

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