There is no doubt that the Leftovers alliance dominates the Big Brother game. But how do they manage to keep their union a secret?
There is no doubt that the Remaining Alliance dominates the Big Brother game this summer. Unlike most major alliances from past seasons, The Remaining have managed to keep their alliance low. So much so that most of the house knew nothing about these seven players working together.
The Leftovers Alliance was formed early on to protect Taylor Hale from alleged bullying and racial prejudice. The seven-member alliance includes Taylor, Joseph Abdeen, Monte Taylor, Kyle Kapener, Michael Bruner, Matthew “Turner” Turner, and Brittany Hoopes. Since then, they have been the mastermind behind three backstage evictions. At the same time, they sent home both Amira Jones and Nicole Liog.
While The Leftovers made some big moves this season, they remained unknown to the rest of the house. Normal when The alliance is so big, it doesn’t do well in the game. In fact, members Big Brother an alliance so that other guests at home don’t know who they’re working with. Like the legendary Cookout Alliance from season 23, all the Leftovers have managed to trick the house into not showing them their cards. They do not have group meetings unless they are in the head of family’s room late at night. Alliance members also have very good social games, which also benefits them.
The main reason the Leftovers have remained unknown is simply their acting ability. When Big Brother the house was stunned by the eviction of Amira, the members of the alliance were also shocked. When Monte became head of the family the following week, he manipulated the rest of the house into thinking Taylor was his target, not Nicole. The following week, Michael rose to power when he nominated two members of his alliance, Joseph and Monte, along with their third Festi Besti, Terrence Higgins. Michael claimed that the two were a big threat in the house, despite having a plan to block Daniel instead.
Even longtime host Julie Chen Moonves thinks Leftovers will go far in the game. If the Leftovers alliance manages to remain anonymous while making such important game moves, there is no doubt that the seven-man team will really go far in the game. As they continue to gain power week after week, the Remainers are slowly pushing more and more outsiders out of the Big Brother house.
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