'Big Brother: All-Stars' first-ever triple eviction sends Kevin Campbell, David Alexander and Dani Briones to the jury
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 10/02/2020
Big Brother: All-Stars houseguests evicted Kevin "KC" Campbell, David Alexander and Dani Briones in the series' first-ever triple eviction, which packed two weeks of gameplay into a two-hour broadcast, during Thursday night's Season 22 episode on CBS.
Kevin "KC" Campbell, a 40-year-old ad agency executive from San Diego, CA who previously competed on Big Brother 11, was voted out of the house in a unanimous 6-0 vote under Cody Calafiore's Head of Household reign instead of David.
David, a 30-year-old senior sales representative from Atlanta who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA and competed on Big Brother 21, was sent to the jury house in a 3-2 vote instead of Nicole Franzel after Memphis Garrett won Head of Household and Christmas Abbott kept his nominations the same after winning the Power of Veto.
And finally, Dani, a 33-year-old stay-at-home mom from Orange County, CA who previously appeared on Big Brother's eighth and thirteenth seasons, was evicted from the Big Brother house in a unanimous 4-0 vote instead of Nicole, who found herself on the chopping block a second time in one day but managed to survive.
Dani was targeted by the HoH, Tyler Crispen, who also won the Power of Veto and kept his own nominations the same before the house voted her out.
The Big Brother: All-Stars broadcast began with host Julie Chen announcing The Committee alliance would be forced to turn on each other given the night would feature two Head of Household competitions as well as two Power of Veto competitions.
Julie teased it was going to be "a relentless night of gameplay."
Footage then flashed back to Day 55 after the Head of Household, Cody, decided to keep David and Kevin on the chopping block given the two guys were his original nominees.
Kevin had been on the block five times, but he said this night felt different because he could tell he was the target.
Cody said he really wanted Kevin to go but David had given the house an easy reason to vote him out since he had essentially quit the Power of Veto competition -- when he's on the block -- to take home $10,000.
In attempt to save himself, Kevin went on "an apology tour" and tried to smooth things over with Cody. Kevin promised Cody that he wouldn't go after him and admitted he didn't feel good about how they had left their last conversation.
Cody started to wonder whether Kevin was the right target since David was willing to juggle his future in the game on $10,000. Cody knew he could sway his alliance and the house in either direction, so he wasn't sure what to do.
Suddenly, the All-Stars' "neighbor" Dr. Will Kirby called out to the houseguests they should start thinking maybe two or even three moves ahead. Enzo Palumbo predicted a double eviction was ahead, but Cody was questioning what being three steps ahead could mean.
David and Memphis Garrett believed a triple eviction might be looming, but Enzo disagreed.
Cody and Enzo discussed how Memphis and Christmas Abbott were really tight, and then Cody expressed his concerns about Tyler Crispen, who also seemed close with Christmas.
Cody wasn't sure whom Tyler was truly loyal to, so that raised a red flag for him.
"He's also a beast in competitions. So if he's on the block, it could be the perfect time to take a shot," Cody said of Tyler.
Tyler was then shown talking to David about how Dani Briones and Nicole Franzel needed to go after Kevin. Tyler wanted to keep David on his good side so they could work together going forward.
Tyler lied to Dani's face and made her think they were still allies, but Tyler admitted she was at the top of his hit list.
It then became time for the first live eviction of the night. In his final statement, Kevin called himself "a resilient person" and insisted he could help multiple houseguests in the game and be an asset to them.
David announced he was fighting to stay in the game and still wanted to play and experience more about Big Brother. David also wanted to make it farther so he could continue representing the African American community.
Kevin received votes from Enzo, Dani, Tyler, Christmas, Nicole, and Memphis.
Kevin was therefore evicted from the Big Brother house in a unanimous 6-0 vote, and he refused to hug anyone on his way out.
Kevin told Julie in his post-eviction interview that he didn't want to have "fake hugs" and wants happy hugs on finale night instead.
On the unanimous vote, Kevin admitted, "I thought I would get a few pity votes here or there... maybe [from] Dani or I thought maybe Enzo. But this house has been voting as a block, unanimously, from the jump."
Kevin said the house was "scary" and people seemed afraid to "make moves." Kevin therefore admitted it was hard to break through and make a difference.
"My time is up," Kevin added. "I have been struggle-bussing through this. It is just my time. Every week I've been fighting for my life. There's only been six days that I've actually felt safe, the three days after vetoes."
Kevin recalled skating through his first season, and so he couldn't believe he was nominated so many times this season. Kevin also insisted he never intended to threaten Cody by saying his nomination would result in Cody losing his vote in the Final 2.
Kevin concluded his interview with Julie by saying Big Brother: All-Stars was "a blast" even though it was "hellish" at the same time.
After Kevin became the second member of the Big Brother: All-Stars jury, Julie was ready to crown the next Head of Household.
For the HoH competition dubbed "It's All About Will," the participating houseguests were required to answer questions about Dr. Will's two Big Brother appearances and determine whether each statement was "True" or "False."
Cody, as the outgoing HoH, was deemed ineligible to compete.
The competition came down to Christmas, Enzo and Memphis, and Memphis won it all with the last question.
All the houseguests then headed into the house and only had moments to strategize. After a quick commercial break, Memphis announced his decision at the Nomination Ceremony to put David and Nicole on the chopping block.
Nicole and David, however, had a chance to save themselves with the first Power of Veto competition of the night.
In addition to the HoH, Memphis Tyler, and his two nominees, David and Nicole, the following three houseguests were also selected by random draw to compete: Christmas, Tyler and Dani.
The Power of Veto competition, which was called "Ice In Your Veins," required the All-Stars to make their way across a balance beam and turn an ice-veto puzzle into a fire-veto puzzle. But if a person fell off his or her balance beam, he or she would automatically be out of the competition.
The first player to correctly solve the puzzle, walk back on the balance beam, and press the buzzer at the start would win the golden Power of Veto.
Although Nicole finished her puzzle and buzzed in first, she apparently had a piece of the puzzle misplaced. Christmas therefore won the Power of Veto, and Nicole begged her not to evict her.
Nicole promised Christmas that she was 100 percent on her side and it would be in her best interest to vote out David instead. Nicole even insisted that Christmas was her No. 1.
Christmas only had a matter of minutes to decide what to do, and at the Veto Meeting, she announced her decision not to use the Power of Veto because it was "too turbulent of a game" at the moment.
"It freaks me out to use that power when it's not absolutely necessary since I'm not on the block," Christmas explained.
It then became time for the second eviction of the night, and Julie was keeping the All-Stars in the dark about how the night was actually going to turn into a triple eviction.
Prior to the vote, the houseguests realized a third eviction was going to take place that night and everyone was shocked. When David made his speech, he reminded everyone that Nicole is a former winner and he could be an ally for many people remaining in the house.
One by one the houseguests cast their votes to evict.
David received votes from Cody, Enzo and Dani, while Nicole received votes from Christmas and Tyler.
David was evicted from the Big Brother house through a 3-2 vote as a result. Like Kevin, David didn't hug any of the All-Stars on his way out.
"I'm proud. You know, I feel vindicated," David told Julie after he left the house.
"To be evicted or vanished on Day 1 last year and then to come on an All-Stars season and have the opportunity to get this far in the game not winning comps and not really winning what I needed to, I'm proud that it took a double eviction to get me out, or a triple eviction to get me out."
David also said he came back to Big Brother to prove himself, to win $500,000 and to make a statement to society.
"I wanted to prove that I can play. I wanted to prove my social game," David said, adding that he didn't think taking $10,000 in a PoV competition made much of a difference in this eviction.
"No, [I don't regret taking the money]," he confirmed.
David also noted Nicole's move to lie about voting Ian Terry out was a great move, even though it had created waves between Nicole and Da.Vonne Rogers, who didn't trust David as a result.
Julie then confirmed the crazy night wasn't over and a third All-Star would be getting the boot that night.
It then became time for another Head of Household competition dubbed "It's All About You," but Memphis wasn't able to compete as the outgoing HoH.
Each houseguest competing for the title of HoH was instructed to answer "True" or "False" to statements Julie provided about events or moments that took place earlier this season.
The competition came down to a battle between Cody, Christmas and Tyler, and in the end, Tyler was crowned the night's new Head of Household.
Dani made it clear to Tyler that she wasn't gunning for him, and Tyler repeated, "I know." Dani added, "You know where I stand... I'm not coming after you."
Tyler then promised Nicole that she wasn't his target and Tyler apologized to her for seemingly casting a vote against her when she was on the block next to David.
At the next Nomination Ceremony, Tyler revealed, nearly in tears, he had decided to nominate Dani and Nicole for eviction. Tyler admitted his choice was extremely difficult to make, and Nicole said she felt like she was in "a nightmare."
For the second Power of Veto competition of the evening, Tyler, Dani and Nicole played along with Cody, Christmas and Enzo, who were selected to compete by random draw.
Julie explained in "Feet To The Fire," each houseguest must race across a balance beam to the fire-veto puzzle and transfer it one piece at a time back to the starting position, where the puzzle must be recreated.
If a player fell off the balance beam at any time, he or she would be eliminated from the competition. The first person to complete the tasks properly and buzz in would win the Power of Veto.
Tyler was able to remain in power, as he ultimately won the Power of Veto.
At the second Veto Meeting of the night, everyone appeared worried and frazzled. Neither Nicole or Dani begged Tyler to change his mind because they were convinced he wasn't going to.
Tyler explained he had nominated Dani for eviction because she was planting seeds around the house about him and Nicole wasn't relaying those messages to him.
"I'm not going to use the Power of Veto. I'm really sorry," Tyler declared.
Dani and Nicole talked privately in a room before the eviction and Dani seemed to think she was the target. Dani told Nicole that she needed to fight and take Christmas out next, and the girls hugged each other and cried.
Nicole begged her fellow houseguests to keep her but didn't know what to say other than that, and then Dani attempted to blow up the house.
Dani announced that Tyler and Christmas had a Final 2 deal together and Christmas had a power that she didn't tell anyone about.
"Everyone knows where I stand and whom I'm loyalty to, and [Tyler and Christmas] will be going up [on the chopping block] if I'm HoH. So keep me around because I won't go after you three," Dani said to Cody, Enzo and Memphis.
Given Cody has a Final 2 deal with Nicole, he voted for Dani. Memphis also voted for Dani, along with Christmas and Enzo.
Dani was therefore voted out of the house in a unanimous vote of 4-0 instead of Nicole.
Dani hugged everyone goodbye except for Tyler and Christmas, and Christmas noted, "I guess it's going to be personal."
"Yes it is!" Dani shouted back at her.
Tyler said Dani was the best player he had ever played against in his life on Big Brother, and Enzo agreed she's "a legend."
Dani admitted she just didn't really like Christmas and they didn't talk much game in the end. Dani said Christmas often preached about the girls working together when she was actually in an alliance with the guys.
"Physically, this time around, in competitions, I was not that good," Dani told Julie in her post-eviction interview.
"I knew that I needed a better social game, and I thought my social game was good enough to keep me today, but clearly it wasn't. So I guess I wasn't playing as good of a game as I thought I did."
Dani said she was "most shocked" by the fact Cody had voted her out because she was her "BB boy" and they stayed up together every night scheming and plotting.
"He knew I would never put him up. I would never nominate him, and I'm honestly flabbergasted that he voted to evict me. That genuinely hurts," Dani admitted.
Dani said her downfall in the game was probably staying loyal to her The Committee alliance the whole time but her Top 3 were always Enzo, Cody and Nicole within that major alliance.
Dani noted she wanted Christmas and Tyler out for "a while" and Nicole is probably the least threatening player left in the house to win a competition or win the game in general.
"They all saw me as a bigger threat -- that's all it was," Dani told Julie, adding that sometimes she probably played too hard and Tyler trying to quit the game at one point messed up her game.
Dani said if she could have done anything over again, she probably would have voted to evict Tyler instead of Ian, especially because he wanted to leave the show and return to his girlfriend Angela Rummans on an All-Star season.
"If you want to come, play. If you don't want to come, stay home!" Dani complained.
Dani concluded that she was "really, really sad" to be out of the game.
Julie confirmed to the remaining houseguests they have a one-in-six shot to win the game and there will be no evictee returning to the house or a special comeback competition.