SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t watched tonight’s eviction episode of “Big Brother Canada”, then STOP READING NOW! Spoilers lie ahead….
It’s finally over, sound the 21-gun salute, the Queen’s reign has come to an end. After 10 weeks of rule over her Queendom, Ika is unceremoniously dethroned and evicted from the BBCAN Odyssey by Kevin’s sole vote.
Even though the week started with her Prince, Demetres, winning the Head of Household competition, Ika and her royal servants are unable to save her from execution. As always in a final four scenario, the Power of Veto winner holds all the power and gets to decide who to keep and who to evict.
With everyone against house peasant Kevin, all Ika has to do is make sure he doesn’t win the Veto. Ika hasn’t won a competition all season, and Karen hasn’t fared much better, but still, alongside comp beast Demetres, the odds of 3-1 against the Season 3 vet look good — at least on paper.
Paper is where those odds remain, however, as Kevin pulls out yet another life-or-death win, securing his place in the Final 3. Kevin’s only path to the end is through winning competitions, everyone wants him gone, and while that doesn’t speak well of his strategic game, you can’t knock his hustle in these various challenges.
Once the Veto is around Kevin’s neck, Ika’s fate is sealed. No matter the amount of scrambling and pleading, it’s all for naught, we all know the outcome. She tries appealing to Kevin’s ego, suggesting that he should want to go up against the best at the end. But Kevin would be stupid not to evict Ika over Karen. Yes, Kevin has made his fair share of baffling moves this season, but even he isn’t so foolish to allow a pair into the Final 3.
Demetres apologizes to Ika for not coming through for her when she needed it most. But Ika lets him know that he’s been fighting for her all season and she truly appreciates it. “There’s no one I’d rather have my back in this game,” the Season 2 legend tells her showmance partner. It’s not the fairytale ending the pair wanted, but their bond appears stronger than ever.
Kevin uses the Veto on himself and evicts Ika, calling her “the baddest b***h in the house and one of the best players ever.” Ika joins the lineage of fourth place evictees, an elite club of fan-favourite, entertaining female houseguests including Talla, Heather, Brittnee, and her Season 5 cast mate Cassandra. That’s a hell of a BBCAN cast right there.
The tragedy here is Ika leaving on the pre-taped, non-studio audience episode. The Queen deserved the royal treatment and confetti upon her exit, rather than the sad, empty studio. Even host Arisa Cox admits, “The Queen deserves a crowd.” Ika has undeniably been the star of the season and most improved veteran (despite Kevin outlasting her). Season 2’s letter-shredder became Season 5’s dream-crusher, and it was spectacular to watch.
Ika tells Arisa that her plan going into this season was “to follow [her] gut and take it week by week” and that she didn’t want to leave with any regrets. She is coy about how her relationship with Demetres will develop outside of the house but in the game she says “it was like having a best friend that you know will never stab you in the back.” Ika also tells Arisa she respects all of the Final 3, but is hoping Demetres can pull out the win.
- Dillon arrives at the jury house and informs his fellow jurors that Kevin used the Veto on Ika last week. Bruno tries to explain Kevin’s thinking behind the move, but Neda shakes her head, seeing the logic but disagreeing with Kevin’s decision to go ahead with it.
- The jury house is also given a chance to watch 60-second video pleas from each of the Final 4, explaining their reasons for why they should win. The consensus seems to be that Demetres and Kevin didn’t expand on their strategy well enough, while Karen was surprisingly informative.
Now we head into tomorrow’s season finale with three remaining players vying for the BBCAN crown and the $100,000 prize money:
Demetres – the Greek God who has won more HOH competitions than any houseguest in Big Brother history (both in Canada and the US).
Kevin – the Season 3 veteran who has fumbled his way through the game but is now potentially one competition win away from ultimate glory.
Karen – the foul-mouthed, take-no-BS mother of the house who while not the most strategic player has developed close bonds over the past few weeks.
Who will win? Tune in tomorrow night at the special time of 7 p.m. ET/PT for the season finale on Global.
Want more? After every live eviction episode, fans can jump over to the “Big Brother Canada” Facebook page for “After the Eviction Live”, a weekly live chat featuring an extended evicted houseguest interview hosted by Arisa Cox. And as always you can catch all the explosive action on the live feeds, which can be viewed 24/7 at BigBrotherCanada.ca.