Within the first week of Big Brother 17 , Audrey Middelton was a target. She was a victim of Big Brother superfan syndrome: playing the game too hard, too quickly. Within the first night, she had made the all girl alliance with Da'Vonne and Shelli. By the second night, she made an alliance with everyone else in the house. She didn't show loyalty to those she needed to, and stirred the pot like a chef at a five star restaurant. But if Audrey is evicted, the Big Brother house will not be the same without her. That might be a good thing for some, but for others, I wouldn't celebrate so quickly.
Audrey turned on so many people within the first week of the game that I'm surprised she's existed this long. But for whatever reason, Audrey wasn't deemed the biggest threat of each week, instead she was just considered "a threat." With that said, I think evicting Audrey this week would be a huge mistake. Audrey is not a player in the house anymore. She's simply a number. She is a vote other houseguests could (maybe) manipulate to their advantage. Getting Audrey out would feel like a waste of an HOH, since she hasn't really proved herself to be an incredible competitor.
Plus, if Audrey leaves the Big Brother house, things just won't be the same.
Someone Else Is Going To Be The Weekly Target
Right now, Audrey is the easiest person to "target" each week. By "target" I mean, "I'm going to say I'm going after Audrey, but I'm really going to go after someone else." Audrey doesn't really have the numbers behind her to vindicate the people that threaten to evict her, so the HOH can usually get away with it with no blood on their hands.
It Might Be A Little Less Boring
Audrey stirs the pot, which is annoying for the house, but exciting for us. Someone else is going to need to take over her duties if she is evicted.
People Can't Blame Weird Votes On Her
Now, the eyes will turn to other people who cast weird votes.
There Will Be No Common Enemy
After Audrey leaves, the house will truly be divided because there will not be one person they're all rooting for to be evicted. That means things are going to get ugly.
They've Lost A Musical Ensemble Member
Audrey was apart of that Big Brother musical, and now the group is one member short. Who is going to sing her part?
As of now, it seems Audrey has one foot out the door for Thursday's show. But as we know, things can change at the drop of a hat in this house. To keep up with the ever-changing environment, check out Bustle’s very own Big Brother podcast, The Diary Room. Listen to the latest episode below, and be sure to check out future episodes on Bustle’s SoundCloud page and iTunes.
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