Ian, a 29-year-old management consultant from Pittsburgh who currently resides in Houston, TX, and won Big Brother 14, was evicted from the Big Brother house via a 5-3 vote over Tyler, a 25-year-old jewelry company co-owner from Hilton Head Island, SC, who finished Big Brother 20 as the runner-up.
Ian became the first member of Big Brother: All-Stars' jury.
Ian and Tyler had been nominated for eviction by Dani Briones, a 33-year-old stay-at-home mom from Orange County, CA, who previously competed on Big Brother's eighth and 13th seasons and had wonBig Brother: All-Stars' sixth Head of Household competition last week.
However, Ian and Tyler only ended up on the chopping block after David Alexander used "The Disruptor" power to save himself and Da.Vonne Rogers won the Power of Veto and used its golden power to save her ally, Kevin "KC" Campbell. (Both David and Kevin were Dani's original nominees at the Nomination Ceremony).
The Big Brother: All-Stars broadcast began on Day 41 with Da'Vonne taking Kevin off the chopping block.
Kevin said he felt "so relieved" to be off the block, and Tyler hoped he'd have the votes to stay this week.
Nicole was then shown crying about Ian, her best friend in the house, being on the block. Nicole was being forced not to tell Ian anything, but she said she was going to do everything in her power to campaign for him to stay.
Ian had been nominated as the "ultimate pawn" by Dani, but he was still really confused.
Ian figured the votes would come down to four against four and then Dani, as the Head of Household, would break the tie in his favor.
Meanwhile, Dani was upset about having to nominate three players for eviction this week and showing most of her cards. Da'Vonne explained to Dani she just couldn't take the hit of Kevin going home and didn't think it would be fair to get rid of him.
But Dani told the cameras Da'Vonne using the Power of Veto wasn't good for Da'Vonne's game because she showed her loyalty lies with Kevin over Dani; however, Dani planned to get her relationship with Da'Vonne back on track and stay good friends.
Dani promised Ian that she was going to work to secure him votes to stay. After all, the pair had made a "sub-alliance" earlier in the game called "Four Prime" that was also comprised of Nicole Franzel and Cody Calafiore.
Dani said Ian going to jury was not good for her game but it wasn't time to go against her The Committee alliance because they had the numbers in the house. Dani didn't want to make a move that would turn the house's majority alliance against her.
Dani then told Tyler that she wasn't gunning for him and she didn't want to see him go.
Dani had announced in her speech at the Veto Meeting that her goal was to take out Tyler, but she insisted that wasn't true at all, and Tyler pretended to believe her.
"If I can get Tyler completely on my side and ride this through together, I'm willing to do that. Basically Tyler and I are going to be best friends until I decide we're not going to be best friends anymore," Dani said in the Diary Room.
Tyler told Dani that he thought it would be so valuable and beneficial for them to continue acting like enemies in the house so no one would suspect they're working together, and Dani agreed.
Dani had put Tyler through a lot, so he didn't know where he landed on her "hit list." But for the time being, Tyler told Dani that he trusted her as to not make waves.
Ian then talked to Memphis Garrett about how Tyler was one of the top players in the house and it would be crazy not to send Tyler home, but Memphis admitted he viewed Ian the same way.
Given Ian is a former winner, Memphis told the cameras, "If you've got a shot, you've got to take it."
Ian suspected he'd be going home because someone made a huge mistake -- and that person was Dani. He admitted he was "infuriated" by Dani's decision to put him on the block.
Nicole wanted to save Ian, but she realized if she turned on Tyler and tried to get him out of the house, she'd have to turn on The Committee and then a couple members of that alliance would go after her.
Da'Vonne noticed Tyler was not campaigning to stay, so that threw up some red flags for her. She wondered if Tyler was intentionally trying to leave the game, which is apparently something he had wanted to do last week, or if he just felt totally safe.
Nicole figured she had Da'Vonne, Kevin, Da'Vonne and David's votes to take Tyler out, along with her own, and then Dani could break the tie. But Nicole felt the need to check in with The Committee first.
Dani told Nicole that The Committee wanted to keep Tyler and they couldn't go against their alliance, but Nicole told Memphis and Cody that she wanted to keep Ian. Memphis told Nicole that if she wanted to be in the jury with Ian so badly, they could make that happen.
Nicole laughed at Memphis' joke, but then she realized he might've been serious -- and once he left the conversation, Cody advised Nicole to watch her back and be careful.
Cody told Nicole that it didn't make sense to blow up their alliance for someone like Ian, who had won the game before, but Nicole argued that she wouldn't be able to beat Tyler in competitions.
"Why not take a strong boy out?" Nicole suggested to Cody.
Nicole told Cody that she was going to look awful if she voted out Ian because they're best friends and people would assume she'd be willing to cut anybody's throat at any time.
Nicole thought this was the perfect time to take a shot at Tyler and eliminate him from the game, but Cody wasn't budging.
Ian then told Dani that she had made a big mistake by nominating him and he had bigger expectations for his second time playing this game than to be put on the block by a member of his own alliance.
Ian told Dani that she had screwed his game as well as Nicole's game, and he told Dani exactly what was on his mind.
Since Nicole was so upset, Cody vented to the cameras he should just allow Nicole to go against Dani and piss her off because it certainly wouldn't be a bad thing for his own game.
In his pre-eviction speech, Tyler told the houseguests to view him as an asset or a shield rather than a threat. He also said he was grateful to be sitting on the block with a legend like Ian, who gushed about how much the game has given him in life.
It then became time for the All-Star houseguests to cast their votes.
Tyler received votes from Da'Vonne, Kevin and David.
In his post-eviction interview, Ian told Big Brother host Julie Chen that Dani had seemingly gambled his whole game away.
"Maybe it was a great play and I just don't realize it, but it hurt," Ian said.
"I've never really been nominated before, so that's new, and being evicted is new. It's just new feelings."
On being the alleged "ultimate pawn," Ian reasoned, "People are a lot smarter than to keep a former winner in the game and they just took the opportunity to boot me out, and it was the right play for most of them, honestly... I fought hard to stay in right until the last minute."
Ian told Julie that he wasn't bitter or angry with anyone because Big Brother is "just a game," and he acknowledged this All-Stars season was much more difficult to play than his first season.
In his goodbye messages, Nicole apologized for turning on Ian and he finally learned about the The Committee alliance, which included Nicole.
The Big Brother broadcast concluded with the season's seventh Head of Household competition. Although Dani held "The Replay" power and could choose to play in the competition, she opted to sit this one out and was therefore ineligible to compete.
The competition dubbed "Hydrant Hustle" required the participating players to hustle across the backyard to retrieve hydrant puzzle pieces. After bringing the pieces back to the start, the All-Stars must assemble a puzzle and then buzz in.
The first person to complete the puzzle and buzz in would become the season's next HoH.
[Big Brother: All-Stars Spoiler Warning: Highlight the area below to find out who won the Head of Household competition].