If you’re like me, you felt David from Big Brother American Season 21 didn’t get a fair shot. He was chosen, along with almost every other person of color in the house and the oldest Houseguest, to compete in an elimination challenge in the beginning of the game and was eliminated. He was given a chance to get back into the game, but lost that competition too. He never voted in an eviction ceremony, got to play in an HOH or veto competition or be a Have Not. Basically, he only got the tiniest of tastes of the Big Brother experience.
And if you’re even more like me, you thought it was possible David could’ve won Big Brother 21 if Jackson wasn’t such a racist. David figured out basically every alliance in the house and everyone in them despite only being in the house for a short period of time.
When David was announced as a Houseguest for Big Brother: All-Stars, I was ELATED to say the least. Once I saw two other Black people would be playing with him, I thought just maybe he’d make it far in the game. And then the competitions started. And David didn’t do very well. At all.
He lost the competition that would’ve enabled him to compete in the first HOH of the season. Then he lost the second HOH competition, going out on the first or second question. (I was competing at home and knocked it out of the park BTW.) Then he lost the Safety Suite competition. I haven’t watched tonight’s episode yet, but from watching the Live Feeds until 3 AM (I live on the East Coast), I know he lost the Power of Veto competition. And I know at this point you’re thinking, plenty of people in the house lost all of those competitions too. And you’re right, but David has made it seem like he’s a great competitor. So far, I’ve yet to see that.
Now normally, I don’t watch the Live Feeds, but as I have a few days left in my CBS All Access free trial, I’ve been enjoying watching them to see what I can find out that’s not shown on the show.
Another thing that happened last night was Kaysar pulling David aside to discuss why he should give him his vote. In the conversation, Kaysar mentioned that he knows David is aligned with Cody and Tyler, two people that want him (Kaysar) out and gave David the opportunity to confirm or deny this. David didn’t deny it. Now, I don’t know if David actually believes he’s aligned with Cody and Tyler, but I can tell you right now, he’s not. If he was, he wouldn’t have ended up on the block.
Then, Kaysar tells David Janelle told him David confronted her and told her she’s “guilty by association,” what association David meant, I have no idea because as far as I can tell, Janelle isn’t aligned with Memphis and that’s who nominated David for eviction. Kaysar, rightfully so, tells David he can’t stand for him confronting/not getting along with the person he’s closest to in the house. David gives no explanation for this comment.
Kaysar says repeatedly during this conversation that he likes David as a person, but doesn’t see how he could work with him in the game. David infers that as a fellow person of color, he thought Kaysar was one of the people he had connected most with in the house. But besides that, David doesn’t give Kaysar a reason for working with him. He never says, “I would never come after you and Janelle.” He never apologizes for what he said to Janelle.
In my opinion, David handled this conversation extremely poorly. Kaysar was speaking to David like he’s someone he likes, but that he looks at as a young kid who has a lot of growing to do before he reaches Kaysar’s level. Kaysar is probably right. Something I’ve noticed about David is he’s not very confident, likely because he used to be overweight. Because of his insecurities, David’s social game is also not as competitive as it could be.
If I were David, I would’ve told Kaysar I wasn’t working with Cody and Tyler, whether it was true or not. I would’ve assured him that not only am I not coming after him and Janelle, but I want to work with them. I was just trying to figure out how to express that desire covertly as Janelle and Kaysar are two of the biggest threats in the house. But David likely doesn’t know this because he said last night he doesn’t watch the show. He has no idea how much of a force to be reckoned with Janelle and Kaysar are. I wouldn’t have left that room until I had Kaysar’s vote. But I’m not David.
During the Live Feeds last night, Da’Vonne told David twice he’s going home. We’ll find out tomorrow night, but my gut tells me he is. I also learned the Houseguests think there’s going to be a Battle Back competition this year. As this is an All-Stars season, I’m sure there will be. I’d like to say I have faith David can win the Battle Back and come back into the house, but I don’t. Big Brother’s not for you, David, so you need to find the game that is and win.