SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t watched tonight’s episode of “Big Brother Canada” on Global, then STOP READING NOW! Spoilers lie ahead….
After two weeks of majority rules, Head of Household Hamza shook up the “Big Brother Canada” house with chaos and confusion, leading to tonight’s elimination of Jesse in a 9-2 vote.
Hamza, who spent last week on the block, promised to make big moves during his HOH reign and delivered immediately by nominating Olivia and Jesse. While everyone expected Olivia to be in the hot seat, the nomination of Jesse sent shockwaves around the house. Hamza described it as a test, assuring Jesse that he would save him if he won the Power of Veto. Unbeknown to Jesse, Hamza’s real aim was to take a shot at the popular kids and disrupt their unearned feeling of safety.
The Red Room alliance suddenly felt the pressure for the first time, especially Jesse’s closest ally Derek, who made Hamza swear on his fiance that he’d use the Veto on his “Real Deal” alliance partner. Hamza didn’t appreciate having his loved one brought into the game and, after an impressive Veto victory, sent a message by keeping the nominations the same.
Tonight’s episode picks up with Jesse calling out Hamza for swearing on his fiance and going back on his word. It’s a move that proves fatal for the 24-year-old sales executive, as his verbal attack in front of the entire house only draws more attention towards himself. Jesse turns himself from a test subject into the main target, when three days earlier Olivia was supposed to be the one going home, now she’s sitting back while he digs his own grave.
Jesse becomes such a lost cause that even his closest friends begin distancing themselves. Kaela tells Derek it’s not worth tanking his own game for Jesse’s sake. He does still have one supporter, his showmance partner Paras, who declares that she “didn’t come here to play Hamza’s game.” She tries to convince her White Room allies that Olivia is the bigger threat but her words fall on deaf ears to the point where even she eventually votes out her cuddle buddy.
Despite promising to go after the “Daela” showmance if he stays, Jesse finds out he’s being sent home moments before the eviction, and in a last-ditch effort, corners a group of houseguests, pleading his case while revealing various house secrets. It’s too little too late though, as Jesse is evicted 9-2, with only Derek and Veronica voting on his side.
Jesse tells Arisa Cox that he tried to “spit as much logic” as he could the past couple of days but that people in the house didn’t want to commit to the plan. He says that if Kaela and Paras would have solidified their support, then he could have flipped the vote, but there just wasn’t enough time.
The Player Chart:
Take a look at which houseguests are heading towards the light and which are sinking to the fiery depths, sticking with the heaven/hell terminology, of course.
Stairway to Heaven:
Paras – She might not have got her way in saving Jesse, but what is impressive about Paras is how she’s able to remove personal feeling from the game. Many past houseguests have sent themselves packing by sticking their neck on the line for an ally or showmance partner. Paras saw that Jesse was toast and joined the majority in voting him out. She’s also playing both sides of the house perfectly at the minute. It’s a risky strategy but one that can be hugely beneficial if pulled off well enough.
Highway to Hell:
“Daela” – Showmances have had success in previous seasons, Jillian won season 1 after she and Emmet made the Final Three, and Ika and Demetres battled to the Final Four last year, but it’s still a risk to get loved up in the “Big Brother Canada” house. A tight twosome instantly becomes a threat, and that’s the case for Derek and Kaela. If the showmance target wasn’t already a big enough obstacle to overcome, Derek has made things even worse by voting against the majority to keep Jesse this week.
“Big Brother Canada” airs on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. ET/PT, Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Global.
Want more? Fans can jump over to the “Big Brother Canada” Facebook page for a weekly live chat featuring an extended evicted houseguest interview hosted by Arisa Cox. As always you can catch all the explosive action on the live feeds, which can be viewed 24/7 at BigBrotherCanada.ca.