'Big Brother: All-Stars' recap: Da'Vonne wins the PoV, David uses a power, Dani names Tyler and Ian replacement nominees
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 09/16/2020
Big Brother: All-Stars featured Da.Vonne Rogers winning the Power of Veto and using it to remove Kevin "KC" Campbell from the chopping block after fellow nominee David Alexander had used a power to save himself, which forced Head of Household Dani Briones to name two replacement nominees during Tuesday night's Season 22 episode on CBS.
David used his "Disruptor" power on himself after he and Kevin were initially nominated for eviction by this week's Head of Household, Dani, who then put Tyler Crispen on the chopping block since she had secretly been gunning for him quite some time.
However, Da'Vonne ended up winning the Power of Veto and opted to use its golden power on Kevin at the Veto Meeting, which resulted in Dani getting more blood on her hands and nominating Ian Terry for eviction as another replacement nominee.
The Big Brother: All-Stars broadcast began on Day 38 of the game after Dani had nominated David and Kevin for eviction because Dani said she didn't talk game with either of them. Dani said she'd prefer to see David go home over Kevin.
Dani secretly still had her sights set on Tyler, but she admitted it seemed too early to make such a big move.
Meanwhile, Tyler said it looked like he was in the clear because he and Dani had made a deal with each other, but he still didn't feel safe. Tyler wondered whether there was a backdoor plan in action to take him out this week.
David was then shown stirring up some fake tears to make it seem like he was concerned about getting sent home because he didn't want anyone to know he was about to use the "Disruptor" power on himself.
Cody Calafiore and Enzo Palumbo then discussed how it seemed like Dani wanted to backdoor Tyler, but neither guy wanted that to happen.
Not only are Cody and Enzo close allies with Tyler, but Enzo also pointed out Tyler would be a shield for him going forward since Tyler is such a big threat and good competitor.
Just as the houseguests were wondering about the three powers in play from the previous basement competition, everyone was called to the dining room because the "Disruptor" power had been "unleashed."
Dani feared the power was going to ruin her HoH reign, and it certainly had an impact. It was announced that the "Disruptor" power had been used and David had been saved and couldn't be named a replacement nominee at the upcoming Veto Meeting.
David acted surprised and produced crocodile tears again, which confused his fellow houseguests since he should've been happy. David cried, saying he thought he was about to go home, and he gave the impression he was so thankful to one houseguest for saving him.
Dani therefore named Tyler the replacement nominee, and she avoided making eye contact with anyone in her The Committee alliance.
"Dani, what are you doing?! Taking shots within our alliance and losing one of our numbers this week would not be good for The Committee," Cody complained in the Diary Room.
Tyler said he had been expecting to be backdoored so this could be "a blessing in disguise" since he'd be able to play in the Power of Veto competition and potentially save himself.
Dani then pulled Tyler aside and swore to him that she didn't want him gone. Dani pretended she had panicked and didn't know what to do so Tyler wouldn't go after her the following week if he happened to win the next Head of Household competition.
Tyler was disappointed and upset, telling the cameras, "There are plenty of other people that are not your allies that could've gone on the block. I know I wronged you, but you said we were past it."
David then sought out each houseguest and asked who had used the "Disruptor" power on him, but no one was buying David's act. In fact, Tyler and Cody laughed at David's poor attempt to throw people off.
Everyone appeared to know David had used the power on himself, and Da'Vonne acknowledged this should have been "a bragging moment" for David because it's something to add to his resume.
Dani then approached Christmas Abbott and told her that she may need to nominate Christmas or Memphis Garrett as a replacement nominee if one of her nominees ended up winning the Power of Veto.
Christmas didn't understand Dani's thinking because there were other non-alliance options to put on the chopping block such as Ian, Enzo and Da'Vonne, all of whom aren't members of The Committee alliance.
Christmas called Dani "shady" and hoped the HoH would change her mind and go in a different direction.
It then became time to pick players for the Power of Veto competition, and Da'Vonne, Ian and Enzo were selected at random to compete with the HoH, Dani, and the two nominees, Kevin and Tyler.
Enzo said he wanted to win the PoV in order to take his "guy," Tyler, off the block this week. Da'Vonne also told Dani that she was going to try her hardest to win the competition in order to keep nominations the same in order to not stress her out.
For the Power of Veto competition dubbed "Microbrews," the participating players were required to stack 15 micro-beer cans into a pyramid on a bar using oversized tweezers.
The cans were minuscule and so the houseguests had to be very gentle and have steady hands while working.
Kevin came so close to winning the competition, but in the end, Da'Vonne pulled out her first victory ever on Big Brother and her first competition win on Big Brother: All-Stars.
Da'Vonne cried tears of joy and was so happy she could keep herself safe from eviction this week. Dani was upset about losing and just hoped her nominations would stay the same and Da'Vonne would stay true to her word.
However, Kevin shared how he and Da'Vonne had a good relationship and so it was possible she might use the golden Power of Veto to save him.
Da'Vonne found herself in a tricky situation given she needed Kevin as a number and ally in the game since they were both basically outsiders of a majority alliance but she had also promised Dani she wouldn't use the PoV at all.
Da'Vonne wasn't sure whether she should honor her word to Dani, and so she decided to sit down with the HoH and let her know where she stood.
Da'Vonne explained saving Kevin would be good for her game because it appeared there was "a big ass alliance" in the house and she, David, and Kevin would be picked off one by one.
Da'Vonne apparently viewed Kevin as "a forever number" for her and told Dani that she needed him to stay in the house.
Dani began stressing out as a result and had to think about what to do. Christmas advised her to put up Ian or Enzo since neither guy was a member of their Committee alliance, but Dani explained she was cool with both guys and didn't have an issue with either one of them.
"If I put up another member of The Committee, I am pretty sure they will all turn against me, but I'm good with both Ian and Enzo, and I don't want to put either of them up. Man, this sucks so bad!" Dani complained in the Diary Room.
Cody didn't think Da'Vonne was going to use the Power of Veto, and Tyler worried about Da'Vonne using the power because he didn't want the nominations to change. Tyler apparently thought he had a good chance to stay in the BB house over Kevin.
Dani asked Cody if he'd be willing to vote out Tyler this week, but Cody flat out said, "No." Cody explained Tyler wasn't going to target either of them going forward.
Since Dani was closely aligned with Enzo in the game, she decided to break the news to her best friend in the house, Nicole Franzel, that Ian was going to have to be her replacement nominee.
Nicole considered Ian her best friend and closest ally in the house, so she was absolutely devastated. Nicole cried repeatedly about the idea of Ian potentially getting evicted, and she was frustrated and "furious" that Dani would put Ian as well as herself in this position.
"If [Ian] goes home, I'll be the only winner left in this house, and my target will get way bigger. So I'm not okay at all with this idea," Nicole told the cameras, later adding, "I can't think about being in this house without Ian."
Dani then warned Da'Vonne that Kevin sticking around wouldn't be beneficial for her game because he was just going to get nominated for eviction again and again.
Dani also admitted to Da'Vonne that she'd be "really upset" if Da'Vonne put her "in the worst spot ever" of having to name another replacement nominee.
Da'Vonne, on the other hand, was rubbed the wrong way by the fact Dani wasn't being supportive of what would be best for her game -- if they were supposedly true allies.
"It kind of makes me feel like [Dani] and I are only cool if I'm doing something that works for her game. This is my veto. I won that. So if I choose to do something with it, like save Kevin, understand it and respect it," Da'Vonne vented in the Diary Room.
At the subsequent Veto Meeting, Da'Vonne announced she had decided to use the PoV on Kevin, who is "not [her] ally, but [her] friend," which then forced Dani to name Ian the replacement nominee.
Dani called Ian "the ultimate pawn" at the meeting because she openly announced that her goal was to eliminate Tyler from the game, but Ian was really angry at the HoH.
"I honestly don't know if Dani's true intentions were to get me out or not this week, but I'm on the block against a former winner, and I'm hoping that helps my chances to stay," Tyler said.
"If I stay, Dani, I can forgive but I can't forget, and I'll have my eye on you moving forward."