So, Devin is the Head of Household and he’s pretty much handled the role exactly how you would expect him to. Which is to say, Devin has spent the last few days being even more of a jerk than usual. He has called countless house meetings. He has tried to micromanage everyone else’s game. He has been autocratic. He has been arrogant. He has been … well, he’s basically just being Devin.
From what I’ve seen of Devin since he moved into the house, I have to wonder if he’s one of the players who was recruited. It would make sense if he was. He’s got a good smile, he’s got a potentially compelling backstory about how he’s playing the game for his daughter, and — as a former baseball player — he’s the type of minor celebrity who usually seems to get recruited for reality television. Before he actually moved into the house and revealed himself to be a total jackass, a lot of us really liked Devin.
Little did we suspect that Devin would turn out to be the male version of Amanda Zuckerman.
Another reason that I suspect that Devin was recruited was because he has absolutely no idea how to play this game and you have to wonder if he had ever even seen an episode of Big Brother before moving into the house. For all the mean words that Devin has uttered about Joey, he has one big thing in common with her: Both of them have absolutely no social skills. In Joey’s case, that led to her thinking that she could stay in the house by framing the entire game as a chance to make an important political statement. In Devin’s case, his lack of social skills has led him to believe that everyone in the house enjoys being bossed around. He’s treating them like they’re an athletic team and he’s the coach.
Sorry, Devin, but that’s not the way it works.
For all the talk of alliances, Big Brother is a game played by individuals. And if you can’t appeal to people on an individual level, then you’re pretty much doomed.
Right now, Devin is the most powerful man in the house but he’s already pretty much guaranteed that he won’t make it to the end. With the way that he’s alienated people, he’ll be lucky to make it to the jury. As of right now, it seems like Devin only has two things going for him: Caleb is still somewhat loyal to him (and physically — if not mentally — Caleb is always a contender to win HoH) and Devin himself is good at competitions.
But, still, it’s hard not to believe that Devin’s time is limited.
As for what else has been happening in the house:
Paola and Brittany are the nominees. Devin has won the power of veto but now, he’s apparently decided that he’s going to take his original target — Brittany — off the block and replace her with Victoria. Perhaps Devin finally realized that the rest of the house doesn’t hate Brittany as much as he does so he’s replacing her with someone who nobody in the house appears to feel particularly close to.
Personally, I know that a lot of people dislike Victoria but I like her, largely because she reminds me of my best friend in the entire world. However, Victoria — much like Joey and much like Devin — doesn’t seem to know how to live with a group of people who are outside of her usual social circle. She hasn’t connected to anyone, she’s gotten a reputation for being a bit of a diva, and I think she’s definitely going to be in some trouble if Devin does go through with his plan to put her on the block.
Finally — don’t forget that Big Brother is on tonight! We’ll get a chance to see both the nominations ceremony and the battle of the block!
On se parle bientôt,