Big Brother 10 features a more exciting batch of players, and people, than Big Brother 9. Last season, Big Brother suffered from a dearth of likable contestants, largely homogenized, who lacked the ability to drum up passionate fan interest either for or against them. The strongest emotional pull I had last season was against Natalie, despite her terrible game play. You know it’s bad news when the only thing you can get mildly excited about is rooting against a bikini barista. Big Brother 10 has, at least early on, provided some intriguing plot lines and a lot of potential for rooting interests down the road. The next week or two might be rough, because there are a few outcasts. But, when the large quasi-alliance eventually has to splinter, that’s when things will get good. We’ll all just have to hold tight until then. On last night’s episode of Big Brother, Dan and Steven were nominated by Jessie. Would one of those two save themselves by winning Power of Veto?
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No. Neither Dan or Steven ended up winning the precious Power of Veto. Michelle, who has received little screen time and is a person I’ve yet to form any kind of opinion on, triumphed and won the Glorious Power. Dan and Steven both campaigned for her to use it on them, but to no avail. Michelle did, probably, the smart thing and kept Jessie’s nominations the same. That means either Dan or Steven will be sent home on Wednesday.
The question going forward is whether or not Angie and Dan/Steven can survive another week. If they can form an alliance with some other houseguests (which is possible – the writing on the wall will be there and the players have to set themselves up the best they can for later in the game) then survival is a definite possibility. Even better would be to see whether the survivor between Dan and Steven can win the Head of Household. If that happens, all bets are off and things should start getting very interesting.
-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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