Warning! The following contains spoilers for Big Brother 21. Read at your own risk!
The latest Head of Household game came and went, and unlike weeks past, Big Brother fans didn’t have to jump to live feeds or scan Twitter to see who won. Nope, viewers got the reveal of who’s running the house this week, and a power that allows them to influence the game in a major way. So how will America’s Prankster affect Holly Allen’s HoH?
First off, big congrats to Holly for snagging yet another HoH competition in the Big Brother household. It was a win she and partner Jackson Michie didn’t exactly need considering their alliance with Christie Murphy and others, but it feels like a good way to really swing this game further in their favor. Neither Holly or Jackson are looking much like the underdogs anymore.
Don’t worry, Big Brother fans who may be upset about this development! Julie Chen and the producers gave viewers an opportunity to change things up in a major way. Everyone can go vote right now to award the power of “America’s Prankster” to the HouseGuest with the most votes. This HouseGuest will be able to secretly choose one of Holly’s nominations, meaning Holly will only choose one HouseGuest to put on the block during this HoH.
That’s not all though, as America’s Prankster will also get to decide who gets put back on the block should their nominee get taken down with the Power of Veto. It’s a big power, with an even bigger chance to influence the game and swing momentum in the house once again.
So, who are the fans looking to give the power of America’s Prankster? Well, considering the #ChristieEvictionParty trends that have been on Twitter as of late, dollars to doughnuts it’s going to be any HouseGuest who seems like they’d throw up Christie on the block yet again. The potentially girl-friendless Nick Maccarone is the obvious choice for that, which would be very interesting considering he’s most likely Holly’s target this week.
Of course, given the events of Taco Tuesday, Nick may be aware that putting himself up against Christie is a vote he won’t win. In fact, it almost feels like America’s Prankster power is a bit powerless given a majority of the house seems behind voting Nick out of Big Brother as it stands. Then again, alliances this season seem to really shift on a dime, and who knows whose game will be done by the time next Thursday rolls around?
Personally, I’m thinking the vote for America’s Prankster is between Nicole Anthony and Nick. Nicole because she’s fairly popular amongst the online fanbase, and Nick because of the implication. If Nick gets nominated, wins the veto, and has control of the other nominee on the block? That’s a huge asset for someone else’s game, and could once again flip the dynamic of this house in a big way. No offense to Nicole, but I don’t imagine her doing anything that would make waves.
Let’s put speculation on hold until the nominees are official. Big Brother airs on CBS Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. ET and Sundays and Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET. Stick with CinemaBlend for more on the competition and for more happening in the world of television and movies.