I don’t like to split hairs, and I definitely don’t like to split twins. Which is why on Big Brother 17, when Austin used the Power of Veto to save himself at this week’s Veto Ceremony and Julia was nominated for eviction in his place, I was super stressed out. There’s something about splitting up sisters that just makes me all kinds of uncomfortable, even if it’s what’s best for many of the houseguests’ games. I mean, I don’t blame the other players for wanting to split the twins up before their unshakable alliance becomes impossible to break in the Big Brother house. As the numbers decrease each week, the twin’s alliance of two will eventually have a majority. So it makes sense to me that the houseguests would want to send one of them packing this week. But, as the other players have been debating in secret which twin to keep and which one to send home, I have been dying to reach through the livefeed cameras and shake some of them silly. Because it would be a terrible idea to send Julia home and keep Liz around — and I don’t know why they can’t see that.
Just think about it: First of all, Liz is playing the game much harder than Julia is, so she's clearly a bigger threat to other houseguests. She’s more vocal about her strategy and goes all out during challenges. In fact she’s already been Head of Household multiple times, whereas Julia has ridden her coattails all the way to the top for most of the summer. I mean, Liz is dating Austin for crying out loud! If that isn’t some seriously determined gameplay, I don’t know what is. (And I say that because I don’t want to live in a world where Liz isn’t dating Austin just to make sure one more person in the house has her back.)
And then there is the other side of the coin: Liz is a much bigger threat in the house than Julia is. Right now, she is aligned very tightly with Austin, someone who has proven himself to be a strong strategic player and physical contender. Whereas Julia, on the other hand, just seems to be in on that alliance because Liz is. Something tells me that if Liz were to leave the game, Julia and Austin would barely acknowledge each other.
I mean, Liz has stronger alliances in the house, is a tougher competitor, and has a track record of winning challenges. Julia, on the other, has been hanging on for dear life. The houseguests better be smart about this one and vote Liz out this week. She’s clearly the bigger threat.
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