Big Brother 20 – Kaycees Game
Good morning everyone! I’m usually drained at the end of a season and want it to be over. I’m also more productive when BB is over so having the break isn’t a bad thing. Alison Grodner said casting for the Celebrity version has started so we won’t have to wait until next summer to have a little more BB. It’s on in the winter, its very short and the first one was better than most of us expected it to be. (Listening to Marissa was annoying tho) I don’t mind that most of them arn’t what we’d actually consider celebrities. It’s still people playing BB so if you set the bar low for who you think they’ll cast, you’ll be entertained. BB Canada was renewed too at it’s on in the spring, if you’re interested in giving it a try. (I’ve gushed about it all summer so you already know how I feel) They follow the US format but with their own spin. (lots of silly tasks, way more twists, better comps, lots of alcohol) It’s like the kooky, fun cousin to BBUS. I don’t like cold weather but during BBCAN, I go to work saying “eh” and telling my husband I want to make poutine and try beavertails! I REALLY get into it and like it alot. It isn’t hard to watch like many people think, for anyone who is interested. I’ll include my Twitter info for anyone who wants to msg me about it since Steve doesn’t cover it on BBJ. I can give you some links on where to see it. You can catch clips of live feeds and past episodes on YouTube too.
Last night, I realized what I’ll miss the most about this season. It isn’t just the game moves because those ended sometime back. These people are quite interesting and funny and that’s what I’ll miss the most. Yesterday, they talked about Rockstar getting to see her baby. JC said the timing was good because at 6 months old, the baby would just be opening it’s eyes and stuff. Tyler said the baby isn’t a kitten and they open their eyes when they’re born. JC wasn’t buying this at first and finally conceded that he hadn’t been around babies so maybe they did. They have a bizarre conversation like this almost hourly and they’ve been very entertaining. JC asked Tyler to tell him if he was being cut. He said he would “be a big boy” about it as long as he told him. He said he didn’t want to be blindsided on the couch and it would be ok as long as he told him. So far, he hasn’t been told. Unless Tyler is going to throw the final hoh, I don’t know what he’s thinking. Tyler talks about Angela nonstop so JC takes digs at Angela nonstop. If Tyler doesn’t want to hear it, he could consider letting 5 seconds go by without bringing her up. KC has started making comments about secrets and giving Tyler chances to come clean about any he may have. I thought it was a coincidence a couple days ago but she’s fishing because there’s been alot of it. They discussed who they thought would be bitter and who wouldn’t. Tyler thinks Fessy owes Angela an apology, not the other way around. He said he hoped Fessy wasn’t getting the nice guy edit. JC assured him that Fessy was getting the moron edit. (Lol) They’re sooooo ready to get out of that house!
Going over Kaycees game won’t be nearly as long as Tylers and JCs. It’s no disrespect to Kaycee, she just wasn’t as directly involved in the planning of many of the moves this season. Even if she was involved, it was after the plans were made.
Before entering the house, Kaycee said she wanted to be as honest and loyal as possible because that’s who she is in her real life. She said she wanted to align with people she got good vibes from and when it felt right. Her biggest plan was to use her social skills in the game and try to come off as non-threatening as possible in the beginning. Like Tyler and JC, she did what she set out to do.
She was the only hg who received two punishments this season. The first one could’ve hurt her game since social skills was her biggest asset going into the house. She took both of them like a champ, was a very good sport and we saw our first glimpse of what a nice person she is. I’m just glad singing isn’t required to win BB because we learned during the peanut punishment, she may be one of the worst singers on the planet. (She may be worse than me and I could get a side job clearing out karaoke bars at closing time!) Her terrible singing made her more endearing to me during the health nut song.
The Coast 2 Coast alliance with Tyler was formed before the feeds came on, we didn’t see how it happened. (I hope we will tonight tho) She was invited into L6 in a fairly random way. The first four (Rachel, Winston, Angela and Brett) were discussing wanting 6 people. Tyler was an easy choice because they liked him, he was calm and he was hoh for 2 weeks. Winston said something like “What about KC? She seems cool.” They did this not realizing Tyler and KC were already connected. The rest is “BB history” as Fessy & Haleigh like to say. Far into the season, the members of Foutte continued to talk about KC and said she got in with the wrong side by accident. They said it as if they felt bad for her and she was the victim of an unfortunate situation. They felt she really belonged with them. Since she was successful and is probably going to the F2, I’m gonna say…..no and as usual, Foutte is incorrect.
KC did lay low the first part of the season, so low that fans began calling her furniture. (I did, she bored me too but for the record, I also said she was playing an amazing game, toot my own horn for a second there) She had the least drama and least conflict out of everyone in L6 for a very long time. She wasn’t anyone’s target and both sides liked her, mostly. Haleigh & Fessy didn’t connect with her but they weren’t going after her either.
The first week of the game, she was brought into the situation with Sam because of Tyler and they made Sam feel like they had a trio. Sam continued to feel good about KC thought the game. (I don’t think being gay should be an advantage or a disadvantage but in this case, it probably helped her with Sam. That’s Sam’s issue, not KC’s but she may have benefited from it) Everyone but Sam was there to play the game this year but there were still a lot of jealous, attention seeking women in the house. Sam, Kaitlyn, Haleigh and Rachel all wanted attention from the men. It was easy for KC to step aside and be like “have at ’em girls!” (I would’ve sit back and laughed at them if I were KC and been glad I wasn’t a part of it) The only time KC could’ve been in danger the first 4 weeks was during Scottie’s hoh because he didn’t vibe with her and Fessy didn’t care for her. Luckily, Scottie had bigger targets in Brett and Winston and she stayed off the radar. Swaggy left the week before Scottie’s hoh and KC began forming her first real connection outside of L6 with Bayleigh. (not including Sam & JC because all of L6 were working with them) This left KC free of danger all the way through the first 4 weeks because Sam was the 4th hoh.
This was the week Kaitlyn left and KC played a role in switching the vote to evict Kaitlyn. There was a lot of back and forth that week. Sure, Kaitlyn and Rockstar did alot to get themselves evicted that week. It was as if they were competing to see who could say the worst thing and get voted out because of it. Angela was the driving force to switch it to Kaitlyn but Rachel wasn’t on board with it at all. KC did alot of talking to get Rachel to be good with the decision.
This was around the time the women’s alliance kept coming up and KC told Tyler about it. Some people felt this was a mistake for KC and she wasn’t looking out for herself. If she didn’t want there to be a women’s alliance, she was looking out for herself. Tyler and Brett having this information allowed them to work Fessy & Scottie and keep them afraid of it happening. KC wasn’t going to be able to accomplish it, Fessy and KC didn’t like each other. One of the things Tyler and Fessy fake bonded over was the fear of a women’s alliance.
Bayleighs hoh came next and not only was she safe, she had Bayleighs ear because of all the sushi dates they’d had in prior weeks. She reinforced Bayleighs good thoughts about Tyler and was a part of getting her to trust Tyler. The info came out about Bay having a power app and Rachel thinking Tyler turned on them. KC already had Angela doubting Rachel’s story before Tyler stepped in to do the rest. It’s like basketball, people are impressed by a fantastic dunk but often forget the amazing pass that set it up. (my son was a point guard from elementary school thru college so I always appreciate the assist) Angela & Rachel had been the duo before this with KC as the third. KC said repeatedly in her calm way “I just don’t think he did that.”
Angela’s hoh was next so KC was able to go thru the first 6 weeks without being in danger. She was chosen to play in the veto by Haleigh, who was the hacker. I think that was her first veto comp so I don’t know if she was laying low or if she didn’t have the opportunity before this but it worked in her favor. KC had an argument with Bayleigh that week but it wasn’t her fault. Bayleigh was being irrational so I don’t fault her game at all for it happening.
Haleigh was the next hoh and this was the week, the hacker comp was crucial. They had to win it and it had to be used correctly. KC won it and they made the correct play by putting Rockstar otb. I thought it was crazy for KC to leave herself otb and let Angela be removed. Tyler won the veto but she was fully on board for this plan. (Maybe I was being too harsh because when Dan put Memphis otb, I thought it was genius) KC was playing the long game, not the short game. She felt safe against Rockstar and they knew they couldn’t trust Sam’s vote if Angela was otb. This was around the time Sam started her “it’s not all about you Angela” jealousy. KC gambled and won. (I’m not a fan of anyone ever allowing themselves to be otb if they can avoid it. I’m also the person who’d win $100 at a casino and stop. I’m not a gambler and wouldn’t be good at playing the long game) I give KC alot of credit for sitting through Rockstar saying how sorry she was that KC would be going home over her with a straight face too. KC lost a few points for having the argument with RS. It was unnecessary and even though I enjoyed it on a personal level, she didn’t gain anything from it.
The next hurdle KC had to get through was Fessys hoh. JC had it handled by getting Scottie otb but again, she was too eager to be the pawn and I didn’t care for that. She also got into an argument with Scottie right after RS left. It was one of the silliest things I saw this season. I understood she was trying to be convincing and help Brett trick Fessy about who voted for RS to stay. It didn’t make any sense because she was fighting with someone for keeping her! People smarter than Fessy and Haleigh would’ve realized it was stupid.
This left us with the last part of the season when the numbers were dwindling and even people in L6 had to go. Except for the veto during the double when Brett was evicted, KC won the hoh or the veto for the remaining weeks of the season. Even if she’d been the person Tyler, JC or Angela decided to cut near the end, they couldn’t because she won.
Kaycees game wasn’t as busy and flashy as Tylers or even JC’S but is that a bad thing? It isn’t as exciting to watch but if you have to be doing everything, that means you have more damage control to do. She didn’t need to cover up as many lies so she didn’t HAVE to do as much. She’s taking a little heat from viewers for winning so many vetos but not doing anything with them. If not using them benefited her game, why use it just for the sake of using it? She’s also taking some heat for not backstabbing Tyler before now. If she knew better than us that he’d be loyal to her, why cut him? There’s no reason to do it now and I think it would hurt her chances of winning. However, I do think she should’ve cut him and kept Angela at the F4. If she doesn’t win the game, that may be the one move she can look back on and know why she lost. That one decision mixed with the fact that she didn’t control the game, may make Tyler the better player. Yes, she worked with L6 but no one can claim the decisions were coming from her. If the decisions being made were going in her favor, maybe she didn’t need to be in charge. It’s a good debate just like debating who should win as they’d both be good winners. Tyler was more in charge but Kaycees game was cleaner. In the new era of BB in recent years, people take things more personally so is being in charge the best position anymore? Dan was rewarded in season 10 for all the backstabbing he did but would he win with that game in season 18, 19 and 20? I’m not sure because jury management is a bigger deal and become a bigger part of the game than it used to be. The game evolves as time goes on and we can’t change that. Tyler did the most work which traditionally makes me think he played the best but I honestly don’t know and I change my mind daily. The jury will decide who played the best game tonight. For a change, we can defer to what they decide and be ok with it because in this case and in this rare season, they can’t make a bad decision even if they’re bitter and want to go that direction. It’s impossible for them to choose the wrong winner in my opinion.
Depending on how the speeches go, (not KC’S strength) I wouldn’t be surprised if she got votes from JC, (if Tyler doesn’t tell him) Sam, Brett, Haleigh, Bayleigh and Rockstar. Maybe even Fessy because of all the comp wins. I can also see Tyler getting most of these votes too. We just can’t predict this year and it’s exciting.
My Twitter is @mclick888 if you want BBCAN info or just want to stay in touch. I only use it for BB and don’t get many msgs like I would with my email so I thought it would be the best choice to use. It’s been a fun summer at BBJ and I’ll be back in the morning for some final thoughts but it shouldn’t be much because I think I’ve said it all. Have a great Tuesday!