Big Brother's balance of power might finally be in for a major shift. After weeks of the Gr8ful alliance's dominance, fans of the CBS competition series were ready for the big blindside during Thursday's eviction vote, bringing massive shakeup to the Big Brother house.
Thursday's episode saw Jackson Michie, Jack Matthews and other members of the Gr8ful alliance decide to step away from current HoH Nick Maccarrone's plans and vote to evict Cliff Hogg III instead of Nicole Anthony.
The episode showed footage of Nick assuring the petroleum engineer he would be safe during the live eviction as his biggest allies created a new alliance — the Six Shooters — to target him and his showmance partner, Isabella Wang. Fans of the show were eager to find out if the house would actually pull off the major blindside ahead of the eviction vote, sticking with their established hatred of Gr8ful alliance.
I need Nicole to stay and Kemi to comeback David and Ovi are too easily influenced #BB21— CandyGurl (@CThugginIt_69) July 19, 2019
Okay do we REALLLLY think Cliff will be voted out over Nicole? They do this every week and make it seem like the pawn is going to go home. Then it comes down to vote and everyone is all “meh it was too risky, it’s not the right time to shake up the house”. #bb21— jordan (@laneysux) July 19, 2019
I swear to god if cliff comes back I’m gonna have to cancel the season unless Nicole is safe #bb21— lily (@laceuplily) July 19, 2019
The new alliance managed to pull off the blindside when Cliff was sent to compete for his place at the game at the "Comeback Comp."
The live episode did not leave much time for Bella and Nick to react to the betrayal, though fans were overjoyed to see the couple possible on the chopping block moving forward.
A blindside and a failed backdoor all in one week #bb21— FaliceBarchie 👑 #bb21 (@anchors_ahoy) July 19, 2019
i’m screaming they was so in shock they ain’t move😭😭😭 #bb21— 𝖒 (@duragedition) July 19, 2019
NICK AND BELLA IN SHAMBLES #BB21— captain trips (@youngfapking) July 19, 2019
The episode quickly moved into the Comeback Comp, named "Path to Redemption" a game mixing speed and balance skills.
As a shocker to most fans, Cliff reputed the winner of the competition, making his return a little less satisfying for them.
WE DID NOT EXPECT CLIFF TO WIN... THIS IS BIG BROTHERS FAULT BC IF T WAS ENDURANCE HE WOULDVE LOST OMG #bb21— rachel #teamkemi ❤️ (@rachel84633427) July 19, 2019
Wow man. The 3 people who suffered for weeks in camp comeback for no reason are now leaving after a crapshoot comp. This is awful. #BB21— Krista ✩ (@Bad_N_Boozy) July 19, 2019
A surprising turn of events for the Cliffomaniacs! #BB21— Seany F. 🎾♉️ (@_InSearchOve) July 19, 2019
How will the blindside change the relationships at the house? Big Brother will air a new episode Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.