Each week, Gia and Garrett will round-up the week of Big Brother Canada 9 as they list their top 3-in-3 important categories. This includes the most essential information, the most stand-out houseguests, and the key moments from the week.
Here, Gia and Garrett break down all the action in week four and the fourth eviction of the season!
1. HOH: Kiefer
Garrett: Kiefer was in a really tough spot with this HOH. A vote flip kept him in the house and exposed that his own alliance was planning to vote him out over Latoya. Kiefer was left to decide whether he wanted to forge new ground and forego the Sunsetters or try and get back in their good graces.
Ultimately, Kiefer doubled down on the Sunsetters and put up two people from the other side of the house. I don’t think this was a horrible move for Kiefer, but it’s starting to feel like he’s playing a losing game, likely losing to Jed/Ty if he keeps following this path. If Kiefer can’t find reliable people to work closely with, then he is going to falter.
2. Noms: Rohan and Kyle
Gia: With Kiefer as the HOH, The Oddballs were certain that he’d go after the players that voted to evict him. Unfortunately for them, Kiefer knew he’d be at the bottom of their larger alliance’s pecking order, and he still hadn’t forgotten about the fight he had with Rohan and Kyle. They tried to apologize, but it was too little, too late. Kiefer made them the initial nominations, with their only allies as backup plans.
3. Veto: Rohan, Austin Renom
Garrett: Rohan was able to pull out a clutch win in the mole-themed competition this week. This was a really fun comp that I would like to see again! This win ultimately threw a wrench into Kiefer’s plan for the week and opened the door for Ty to push for Austin to go home.
The show led us to believe that an Austin blindside was in the midst. The renom situation became a battle of social capital between Kyle and Victoria. Kyle wanted Victoria next to him on the block, and obviously, Victoria did not want that.
Gia: Rohan’s week was a mix of highs and lows. On the one hand, he was on the block with his most trusted ally after having an argument with the current HOH the week before. Then things were looking up when he won the Power of Veto, but his other ally Austin was the replacement nominee. Then when it came time to vote, he was the only one to vote to save Kyle. His threat level might decrease now that his pair has been split up, but we’ll see what next week’s Invisible HOH has in store.
Garrett: Maybe this is unexpected, but Victoria has earned her spot on this list yet again. After pulling off a huge move on her HOH the week prior, Victoria should have had an ever-growing target on her back. Fortunately, Victoria’s savvy (and sometimes messy) gameplay has pushed enough chaos into the house that she stayed safe.
Kiefer, who was just nominated by Victoria last week, was swayed by her to not nominate her or put her up as renom. Victoria is barreling through this game, and for some reason, she keeps getting away with it; I can’t wait to see what she does next.
Garrett: I don’t think it’s much of a shock that Kyle went home this week. Despite not self-identifying as a floater, Kyle’s game was presented to us as that. Besides his fight with Kiefer and Latoya, Kyle hadn’t been a major focus of the season. That being said, he did provide some great support for other people on this cast, like Rohan.
I’m disappointed that the Kyle and Austin showmance didn’t get to play out further, especially since my headcanon is that Austin would have evicted him eventually. Oh well, at least we officially will not have another hockey player winner.
1. Tina and Tera
Garrett: While they are few and far between, the short scenes of Tina and Tera being the responsible ones in the house are very fun to watch. Everyone has lived with a bad roommate, and these two are Big Brother Canada’s version of Statler and Waldorf, cracking jokes about how messy and weird everyone else in the house is. In a game that can be very intense and emotional, it’s nice to see the players still enjoying themselves, especially two “older” women who normally don’t get time to shine on these social strategy shows.
2. Kiefer chooses a side (for now)
Gia: Just when we thought Kiefer was going to become a permanent block star, he was able to turn his luck around by winning a pivotal HOH. This could’ve spelled danger for the trio of Tychon, Jedson, and Beth, who voted to keep Latoya over him, but Kiefer knew joining the other side meant he would be at the bottom of a 6 person alliance. So he decided to take shots at the rival pairs, setting the tone for the weeks to come.
3. A deal is made, then broken
Gia: Kiefer went from voluntary pawn to bold HOH in less than a week’s time. At the shuffleboard HOH, it came down to Kiefer and Austin in a sudden death tiebreaker. Austin was worried about exposing her game by winning the HOH, so she made a deal with Kiefer to throw him the win if he kept her off the block.
This lasted right up until the Veto ceremony, where Kiefer went back on his deal and made Austin the replacement nominee. Had some houseguests had their way, she would’ve been evicted, but she survived the week nonetheless.