'Big Brother: All-Stars' recap: Memphis Garrett nominates Da'Vonne Rogers and Kevin Campbell with plan to backdoor David Alexander
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 09/21/2020
Big Brother: All-Stars featured Memphis Garrett winning the Head of Household competition and nominating Da.Vonne Rogers and Kevin "KC" Campbell for eviction with a secret plan to backdoor David Alexander during Sunday night's Season 22 episode on CBS.
During the Nomination Ceremony, Memphis chose to put Da'Vonne, a 32-year-old acting coach from Inglewood, CA who previously competed on Seasons 17 and 18 of Big Brother, and Kevin, a 40-year-old ad agency executive from San Diego, CA who previously competed on Big Brother 11, on the chopping block together heading into this Thursday night's live eviction of Big Brother: All-Stars.
However, Memphis admitted his two nominations are pawns and his real goal is to backdoor David, a 30-year-old senior sales representative from Atlanta, GA, who currently resides in Los Angeles, CA and previously appeared on Big Brother 21.
The Big Brother: All-Stars broadcast began on Day 44 with the "Hydrant Hustle" Head of Household competition in which the participating players had to build a hydrant puzzle.
David Alexander admitted he was surprised by Ian Terry's eviction because he had assumed the votes were going to fall 4-4, with Dani Briones being the tiebreaker vote.
David thought Kevin, Nicole Franzel, and Da'Vonne were going to vote with him.
David had a plan to force Dani to break the tie and show where her loyalty lied but someone had jumped ship and flipped the vote to take Ian out with a 5-3 vote. David did not know Nicole was the extra vote to seal Ian's fate in the game.
Nicole said she knew that she didn't have the votes to save Ian and Dani never would have used her vote to save Ian because it would be going against The Committee alliance, which had the numbers in the house.
Nicole, however, couldn't tell anyone outside of her alliance that she had voted Ian out or explain why she had arrived at that decision.
Prior to Ian's eviction, Dani had learned that David was gunning for her and so she set out to flip the house upside down and make David Public Enemy No. 1.
Dani had begged her good friend in the house, Nicole, not to vote to evict Tyler Crispen because she didn't want to announce the tiebreaker vote and show her cards, and Dani had every intention of pinning that rogue vote on David.
Dani had set out to frame David to look like he, once again, messed up and betrayed people in the house.
During the HoH competition, David didn't want to see Memphis win because Memphis had nominated him for eviction before and would probably do it again.
In the end, Memphis solved his puzzle way before anyone else even came close. He therefore became the season's seventh Head of Household. Memphis' goal was to evict a player who had been on his radar for a while now.
Da'Vonne set out to discover who had played her with the Ian vote and she automatically assumed that person was David, which fell right into Dani's devious plan.
Dani believed she and Nicole were in the clear, and the girls looked forward to painting an even bigger and bigger target on David in the coming days.
Kevin also thought David was lying about his vote at the previous eviction, and David realized his supposed allies were all questioning him.
Da'Vonne told Nicole that David had played them, and Nicole said, "I know," although she had been the fifth vote for Ian.
"I hate lying. I hate pretending like I'm shocked. It's absolutely terrible but I have to stick to it at this point or else I'm in even more trouble. Truth in this house does not set you free; it just gets people more pissed off," Nicole said in the Diary Room.
Da'Vonne didn't understand why David had sabotaged her game and she called him an "idiot" and "stupid." Da'Vonne cried in the Diary Room about how she had David's back and he was ruining her game.
David later insisted that he never flipped, but Da'Vonne wasn't buying it.
"People told me not to trust you, and I still trusted you," Da'Vonne told David.
"Somebody is using us," David countered. "But you don't believe me."
Da'Vonne told David that he had complicated her game and made it harder for her to win, but David promised her, "I did what I shook on."
Nicole swore to Da'Vonne that she had voted to keep Ian, which was easy to believe since Nicole and Ian were best friends.
Suddenly, David started screaming in frustration, saying he was playing the game the right way and no one believed him or wanted to work with him.
David vented, "It's not fair," and Dani was happy because all eyes were on David at this point and he was making himself look worse. Da'Vonne, for example, told Enzo Palumbo that David was "spiraling."
David felt like he was set up and Nicole was probably the guilty one because she had been working closely with Dani. Kevin said there was a small chance Nicole could have flipped to save Dani and trap Da'Vonne, David and himself.
Kevin, however, told the cameras, "But I would give that a five percent chance."
Christmas admitted she felt wronged and "furious" because Da'Vonne had been saying Kevin would be a Have Not. Da'Vonne explained Christmas had put her on the chopping block next to Bayleigh Dayton and so she clearly wasn't over that.
Later on, Dani talked to Christmas and Nicole about how she'd love to see a female winBig Brother: All-Stars, and the other girls agreed.
Meanwhile, no one seemed to have any idea whom Memphis was going to nominate for eviction, and David said he stopped caring about the voting flip and how Da'Vonne felt about him.
David looked forward to having a moment to talk to Da'Vonne, but he was tired of trying to convince her that he was telling the truth.
Memphis told the cameras he wants to evict David this week and the only way to ensure that would happen to backdoor David. Memphis therefore made a deal with David so that David wouldn't even feel the need to try to win the Power of Veto competition.
"If we shake hands and you promise me that you will not play in the veto and keep my nominations the same, then I'll keep you off the block this week," Memphis told David.
"The biggest point of this deal is you can't talk about it. You can't tell anyone that we made this deal, not one person. So if I here something, I know it's coming straight from you, and you will be Public Enemy No. 1 -- and I will make a point of it."
Memphis added, "I have other things in mind this week and you are not a part of it in that regard. So the deal is straight forward: You shake my hand and you won't be on the block."
David shook Memphis' hand but knew there was a possibility Memphis could be trying to backdoor him. David said he'd either be making a deal and a big move to save himself or get backdoored.
Memphis didn't tell anyone his plans because he said everyone in the house had a loose tongue and he wanted to make sure his plan would stay intact.
At the Nomination Ceremony, Memphis announced he had decided to nominate Da'Vonne and Kevin for eviction.
"The Veto is the most powerful power in this house and you [Da'Vonne] exercised that power last week. So for me, it was a no-brainer... I have a great relationship with everyone in here, but it's still the game," Memphis said.
Memphis told the cameras Da'Vonne and Kevin were just pawns and his plan was to backdoor Kevin.