'Big Brother: All-Stars' evicts Memphis Garrett over Christmas Abbott and determines the season's Final 4 houseguests
By Steven Rogers, 10/16/2020
Big Brother: All-Stars' houseguests evicted Memphis Garrett from the Big Brother house and determined the season's Final 4 houseguests during Thursday night's live Season 22 broadcast on CBS.
Memphis, a 37-year-old restaurateur from Ft. Lauderdale, FL who previously competed on Big Brother Season 10, was evicted from the Big Brother house via a 2-0 vote over Christmas Abbott, a 38-year-old fitness entrepreneur from Raleigh, NC who originally competed on Big Brother Season 19.
Memphis and Christmas had been nominated from eviction by Nicole Franzel, a 29-year-old social media influencer from Ubly, MI who previously competed on Big Brother Seasons 16 and 18 and won Big Brother: All-Stars' Head of Household competition last week.
Nicole -- who won Big Brother 18 -- also then won the subsequent Power of Veto competition but opted against using the veto to change her nominations and remove Memphis or Christmas from the chopping block.
Given there were only five houseguests still in the competition, Cody Calafiore, a 29-year-old soccer coach from Howell, NJ who originally competed on Big Brother Season 16, and Enzo Palumbo, a 42-year-old insurance adjuster from Bayonne, NJ who previously competed on Big Brother Season 12, were the only two houseguests eligible to cast eviction votes.
Cody and Enzo had spent nearly the entire game in a three-person Wise Guys alliance with Memphis, however Memphis had also secretly formed a second three-person Wise Guys alliance with Christmas and Enzo -- a move Enzo had previously shared with Cody.
In addition, Memphis had also tried to convince Nicole to put Cody up for eviction in his place after she won the Power of Veto competition, resulting in Cody and Enzo deciding to vote their former ally out of the Big Brother house.
After his eviction was announced, Memphis was interviewed by Big Brother host Julie Chen, who instructed Memphis to be sure and put on his face mask and remain socially distant from Julie and the show's production crew upon exiting the Big Brother house.
"Look, in this game, the first time I played I didn't win much -- I didn't win anything, actually, except for some vetos," Memphis replied. "So this time I came in wanting to win, and after three HoHs I'm sure they looked at me as more of a threat, you know."
"So, you know, Christmas is a good player so maybe she had some stuff she was peddling them. But ultimately, look, they obviously didn't see me as an asset to their game, even though I thought I was. So, I dunno, I'm interested to see what went down."
"Do you think they made the right decision to advance their own game?" Julie asked.
"I think for me, I would have taken both of them to the Final 3, so no," Memphis responded.
"Do you feel betrayed now?" Julie questioned.
"I mean it's a game," Memphis laughed. "So for me, I feel a little blindsided, but I do think I would have been an asset because I was planning on keeping that Wise Guys alliance to the end."