During the Nomination Ceremony, Cody chose to put Tyler, a 25-year-old jewelry company co-owner from Hilton Head Island, SC who finished as the runner-up on Big Brother 20, and Christmas, a 38-year-old fitness entrepreneur from Raleigh, NC who placed third on Big Brother 19, on the chopping block heading into this Thursday night's live eviction of Big Brother: All-Stars.
Tyler apparently felt guilty he and Christmas weren't enough to save David since he and Christmas had voted to evict Nicole Franzel instead.
Tyler said he loved David and felt "terrible" about his eviction.
"This is the first time in my Big Brother career that I've ever been on the wrong side of a vote," Tyler said in the Diary Room, adding that it was "not a good thing."
Tyler therefore felt the need to win Head of Household ahead of the third eviction last week in order to control his own fate and take the game into his own hands, and he succeeded in doing so.
After winning HoH, Tyler was shown telling Christmas that he was going to nominate Nicole and Dani Briones for eviction, with Dani being the first of their two targets. If Dani ended up winning the Power of Veto, Tyler said he'd be fine with Nicole going home.
"Perfect! Perfect," Christmas replied.
Enzo Palumbo scurried to do some "damage control" after leaving Tyler hanging on the David vote. Enzo explained he had voted David out because he didn't want to go against Memphis Garrett and had no problem with Dani going home next.
Tyler told the cameras of Dani and Nicole, "There's one person who put me on the block this season and there's one person I voted out that is still in the house, and they just happen to be maybe the most inseparable pair in this house. So, Dani and Nicole are my No. 1 and No. 2 options."
Tyler subsequently won the Power of Veto and secured his two nominations. Tyler then told Nicole that he really wanted to keep her around and Dani was his target because she had been doing so much scheming behind his back.
Nicole responded with "it's fine" and "I get it," and Tyler just hoped Dani wouldn't find a way to stay in the house.
Dani begged Cody to keep her in the house, but Cody admitted he would always keep Nicole in the house over Dani and Dani therefore had to go. Enzo also told Dani to her face that he wanted her to stay.
Enzo and Cody then discussed how Tyler and Christmas appeared to be "tight as hell."
Enzo therefore told Cody one of them needed to win the next Head of Household competition and put both Tyler and Christmas on the chopping block together.
Before Dani was evicted, she announced that Tyler and Christmas had a Final 2 deal, confirming Enzo and Cody's suspicions. Christmas told Dani to check her information, but Dani stood by everything she had said.
After the triple eviction, Tyler apologized to Nicole again, but Nicole said she could see that coming from a mile away. Tyler wished Nicole had been more open with him, but Nicole said it's not her style to blab what other houseguests tell her.
Tyler said he nominated Nicole only because she was associated with Dani.
"Everything that comes out of Tyler's mouth is nothing but a lie," Nicole complained in the Diary Room. "I can't stand to even look at him. Does he think I'm an idiot? Please."
Nicole said she was so thankful to still be in the house and if she didn't win the next HoH, she had a very strong chance of getting sent to the jury.
It then became time for the next Head of Household competition dubbed "Namaste Off the Block," which took the form of a BB yoga class.
The competition required the participating houseguests -- minus Tyler, who as the outgoing HoH was deemed ineligible to compete -- to dress in yoga attire inspired by a specific pose for each round.
Each player would then be required to do that pose by pressing three buttons at his or her yoga station and quickly undress. A clock would be running this entire time.
"But it's not that easy -- you have to keep the three buttons pressed while undressing," Tyler, who hosted the competition, explained.
If a player let go of one button at any time, the clock would run 10 times faster. If two buttons weren't pressed, the clock would run 30 times faster. If no buttons were pressed, the clock would run 60 times faster than normal, meaning one second would count as one minute.
The person with the highest number on his or her game clock at the end of each round would be eliminated until only one All-Star remained and was crowned the new HoH.
Christmas was the first person out of the competition, and she apologized to Tyler for failing them. Tyler just hoped Nicole wasn't going to win it all or else he'd be in real trouble.
Nicole, however, was the next person eliminated from the competition and she anticipated Cody and Enzo would have her back.
Meanwhile, Christmas hoped Memphis would win because she assumed they were working together and she'd be "100 percent safe" under his HoH reign.
Enzo was ousted next, and so the challenge came down to Cody vs. Memphis. In the end, Cody was crowned the new HoH and he was super excited to secure a place in the Final 5.
Nicole then told Enzo and Cody that Tyler was "dead" to her and he was "a dumbass" for trying to flip the vote so the house would take her out instead of David. Nicole was sick of Tyler playing dumb and innocent.
Nicole was certain she had Enzo and Cody on her side, saying a line had been drawn in the sand and Memphis, Christmas and Tyler were on the other side of that line.
Since Enzo saved Nicole, he told the cameras he needed Nicole to step things up and win a competition in order to keep Cody and himself safe.
Tyler then talked to Cody in attempt to smooth things over after gunning for Nicole. Tyler said if he needed to clip Christmas to stay in the game, he'd be willing to do that.
Cody and Tyler discussed how Christmas was sneaky and told a lot of lies, and Cody assured his "bro" that he was safe and wouldn't be going home on his HoH.
Cody wasn't sure whether he could trust Tyler going forward, but he said he wanted to stay allies since Tyler is such a strong competitor. In other words, Cody didn't want Tyler on his bad side in case he won a future competition.
Christmas also attempted to do some damage control by telling Cody that Tyler had set her up and initiated the plan to save David. Christmas said she was pissed off because she looked like she was part of something that she was not.
"I feel blindsided and duped from yesterday," Christmas insisted to Cody, adding how Tyler's plan forced a wedge between Nicole and herself.
Christmas and Tyler's stories didn't match up, and Cody acknowledged they were both "full of it" and willing to throw each other under the bus. Cody said he had to pick the lesser of two evils and he had a tough decision to make.
At the subsequent Nomination Ceremony, Tyler announced he had decided to nominate Tyler and Christmas for eviction.
"You guys both know how much I like you and respect you, not only as players in this game but just as people," Cody explained to the group.
"I hate to do this to the two of you because we've played so closely together the whole game, but something about that [Nicole or David] vote just isn't sitting well with me. Right now, I want to go with my gut, and I wish you both the best of luck in the Veto [competition]."
Cody said in the Diary Room that Tyler and Christmas' agendas simply didn't line up with his own.
"It's time for war, man. If Cody wants to take a shot at me, you better hope I don't win that veto!" Tyler said.
He added, "It's not going to be easy to get me out of this house, so you've got something else coming, Cody. You have not played against me yet -- and you don't want to."