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Warning! The following contains spoilers from the Big Brother All-Stars live feeds as of Sunday, October 18. Read at your own risk!
Big Brother All-Stars is heading towards its end, and that end begins with one of the most important competitions of the season. I mean, sure, Enzo Palumbo securing a spot in the Final 3 with his Head of Household win was fine, but everyone knows it's the veto that really solidifies who will be in the Final 3.
The Final 4 veto competition makes or breaks a player's game. With only one vote deciding an eviction, everyone wants to be that person on the outside to cast the sole vote. So who won the veto this week, and what will they do to help decide the Final 3? Let's find out.
And The Winner Is...
It's been the story of the season, so it should come as no surprise to Big Brother All-Stars viewers that Cody Calafiore secured what will be his 7th competition win. Cody was already set to be in a solid position regardless of how this whole thing played out, so the fact that he captured this veto is just icing on the cake for his phenomenal gameplay.
It sounds like Nicole Franzel may have had a shot to beat him based on live feeds chatter, as she was kicking herself that she let another potential comp win fade away. Now, the decision is in Cody's hands, on whether or not anyone will come off the block -- as if that's really a decision he'll think twice about.
Does Cody's Veto Win Secure His Victory?
With Christmas Abbott likely to go home at the end of this week, Cody Calafiore is headed to a Final 3 with two of his closest allies in the game. Cody allegedly had a Final 2 deal with Nicole Franzel since before the game even started and has forged a strong bond with Enzo in the house. Will either one of them turn their back on them in the next week and not take him to Final 2?
What's certain is that neither Nicole Franzel nor Enzo Palumbo will beat Cody if they take him to a Final 2 though, to be fair, neither has indicated they'd turn on him. The last thing Enzo wants to do is take a former winner in Nicole, who he may lose to anyway even if he has bumped ahead of her in the competition win count. Then there's Nicole, who has blatantly said several times in Big Brother All-Stars that she's essentially there to throw the win to Cody.
Both competitors have a shot at winning if they were to pick each other over Cody for the Final 2, but the fact of the matter is they may not get to do it. Cody Calafiore has 7 competition wins this season, and we know there's at least a couple more he could've won that he intentionally threw. It's hard to imagine either competitor has much of a shot against him if it's a physical competition and, even then, the odds they'll still take him are pretty good. It didn't make for a particularly entertaining season, but there's no denying Cody has played one of the most dominant games in Big Brother history.
Will Cody Calafiore Use The Power Of Veto?
I suppose there's some scenario where Cody Calafiore wants to really do a victory lap and takes Nicole Franzel off the block just to really rub it in how much he's controlled this game, but he won't. For some strange reason, Enzo Palumbo has allowed him to keep his streak of never being nominated all season alive, which is just another notch in his belt when he gives his Final 2 speech against either one of them.
It really does feel like the season might as well wrap on Thursday with how things are headed, but who knows? There's a chance, if only a chance, that Enzo Palumbo and Nicole Franzel may pull the most cold-blooded move of all time and send the most dominant player of this season to the jury. I'd love to see it happen but, given the fact that all these players are former players in the game, I just don't know if they'll have the heart to knock the most-deserving winner out of the game for that prize money.
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