'Big Brother: All-Stars' recap: Cody Calafiore wins Veto, keeps Tyler Crispen and Christmas Abbott up for eviction
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 10/08/2020
Big Brother: All-Stars featured the Head of Household Cody Calafiore winning the Power of Veto and keeping his nominations the same during Wednesday night's Season 22 episode on CBS.
When Cody opted not to use the Power of Veto at the Veto Meeting, he left Tyler Crispen, 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 Abbott, a 38-year-old fitness entrepreneur from Raleigh, NC who placed third on Big Brother 19, on the chopping block heading into Thursday night's live eviction.
The Big Brother: All-Stars broadcast began on Day 59 after the Nomination Ceremony in which he had nominated Tyler and Christmas for eviction because they had both attempted to flip the vote on Nicole Franzel and then played dumb when Cody confronted them about it.
Cody said he had a Final 3 with Enzo Palumbo, Memphis Garrett and Nicole Franzel, so he noted it was absolutely "crucial" to keep his own nominations the same.
Memphis said Tyler is a "tough, tough competitor" and so Tyler going home this week would be great for his game, and Christmas noted she was prepared to "fight tooth and nail" to stay in the game.
Nicole told the cameras Christmas and Tyler being on the chopping block was the best thing for her game at this point but she just wishes she had been able to orchestrate one of their evictions.
Cody discussed with Nicole how Christmas was his target because of how close she seemed to Memphis. Cody knew Christmas was in a Final 3 "Wise Guys" alliance with Enzo and Memphis, and so he obviously wanted to kill the alliance that didn't include him.
Tyler was shown telling Christmas that one of them needed to win the Power of Veto, and the pair had a Final 2 deal together.
Although Christmas would have loved to save Tyler, she said she needed to "salvage" her own game and play for herself going forward.
Christmas then cried to Cody and claimed she wasn't mad at him and didn't take her nomination personally although she was clearly emotional. Christmas hoped being vulnerable would make Cody think Tyler was the bigger target.
Cody called the conversation "brutal" and said he felt "horrible" that Christmas was crying; however, he said her crying meant nothing because she had tried to make a big move that landed her on the block.
"You did this to yourself," Cody said in the Diary Room.
Tyler said he owed it to girlfriend and Big Brother alum Angela Rummans, his beloved deceased father and to himself to win this game. At one point, Tyler and Memphis actually bonded over having lost their fathers.
Afterward, Christmas decided to keep her distance from Tyler, and she acknowledged that Memphis was the only person in the house whom she really trusted. Christmas expressed to Memphis her fear he'd be Cody's replacement nominee if Tyler or herself came off the block, but Memphis found that laughable.
"She has no idea about my Final 2 with Cody and my Final 3 with Cody and Enzo, so ultimately, I am not going to be the replacement," Memphis explained to the cameras.
"But I am going to gun for this veto because I want to keep noms the same and I definitely want to send Tyler packing."
In attempt to get Enzo on his side since he was out of options, Tyler explained that he's been in an alliance of six called The Committee since Day 1, which was comprised of Cody, Memphis, Christmas, Nicole and Dani Briones.
Tyler told Enzo that Enzo was actually the target at the triple eviction for Eviction No. 3, adding, "They wanted that six person alliance in Final Six."
Tyler claimed he was on the block because he didn't want that six in the Final 6 and refused to take the shot at Enzo. Tyler was fibbing this story other than the fact The Committee was real.
"Even though it's not true, I need him to have that fear in him so he guns for this veto and uses it on me if he wins," Tyler noted in the Diary Room.
Enzo, however, didn't become paranoid at all because Cody had already informed him about The Committee alliance.
"[Tyler] comes off like a used car salesman. I see that desperation in his face. I'm just not buying it, man. What Tyler doesn't know is that me and Cody are the root -- everything grows from us. We are the most solid pair in this house," Enzo explained.
"Nice try, Tyler, I don't think Cody is coming after me. Trust me. Yes, Tyler, I am going to gun for this veto, but it's not to save you, man. It's just not. You're a liar now, bro, and I can't trust that moving forward with you."
Enzo said there was a good chance Tyler will be the one going home on Thursday night.
It then became time for the Power of Veto competition.
Each All-Star was required to arrange photos of former Big Brother: All-Star houseguests at a baseball game in chronological order based on the order in which they appeared to be taken.
The goal was to arrange the photos in the correct order in the shortest amount of time. If a player couldn't get the job done in 25 minutes, he or she would max out at 25 minutes.
Nicole said she needed this win in order to boost her Big Brother resume but also keep Cody's nominations the same.
Enzo and Tyler both timed out at 25 minutes, which really shocked Christmas.
Cody finished in first place with a time of four minutes and 57 seconds, winning the golden Power of Veto. On Cody's heels was Nicole with a time of seven minutes and 11 seconds and then Memphis with a time of eight minutes and 16 seconds.
Christmas finished in fourth place with a time of 12 minutes and four seconds.
This became Cody's third Power of Veto win, and he was already Head of Household three times.
Tyler felt pretty down on himself after the competition and found comfort in a picture of Angela.
Enzo talked to Christmas how Cody is "unreal" in this game and "a beast."
Enzo then warned Cody that Tyler had thrown him and The Committee alliance under the bus. Cody realized Tyler was doing everything in his power to stay, but he didn't think it was cool and noted Tyler was giving him a good reason to potentially switch his target.
Tyler promised Cody that he wouldn't nominate him for eviction if he stayed in the house. Tyler also spoke to Cody about how Memphis was a huge threat and Cody would be "hung out to dry" if Memphis and Christmas advance in the game together.
Cody was frustrated both by Tyler's lies and Memphis' betrayal given Memphis had created an additional "Wise Guys" alliance without him in it.
At the Veto Meeting, Cody announced he had decided not to use the Power of Veto.
Cody said there were great reasons to send either Tyler or Christmas home and he believed he was inching his way closer to the $500,000.