Tyler won the battle, but can he win the war? The “Big Brother 20” houseguest won OTEV on Wednesday’s episode — with some help and ineptitude from Rockstar — but no OTEV champ has ever gone on to win “Big Brother.”
The iconic Veto comp was introduced in Season 7 and has been in every installment since except for Season 10. The past OTEV champs are:
Season 7: Janelle
Season 8: Eric
Season 9: Ryan
Season 11: Jeff
Season 12: Enzo
Season 13: Adam
Season 14: Dan
Season 15: Elissa
Season 16: Zach
Season 17: Liz
Season 18: Michelle
Season 19: Mark
There are some “BB” legends here, but none went on to win the whole shebang. Though you have to wonder, had OTEV been in Season 10, would Dan have won it and still go on to win the show? One of life’s great mysteries.
Tyler nearly lost OTEV twice. In the penultimate round, he brought back the wrong “medicine” answer for sick skunk OTEV, but Rockstar, as she was climbing up the slide, asked if the answer is “Kaitlyn and Rachel,” making him realize he had the wrong one. He was able to go back and get the right one before Haleigh. Good job, good effort, Rockstar.
Rockstar seemed like she redeemed herself in the last round, immediately finding a card and bolting back to OTEV. But the idea of Rockstar actually winning a comp was in fact too good to be true. In a perfect ironic twist, she brought back the wrong one! Classic Hive bungling. Tyler had the correct answer and won the Veto. And as he pointed out in his Diary Room, this is his sweetest win yet because it’s OTEV, he is guaranteed safety, he can keep his Cloud app for another week, and he can protect Level 6.
Tyler knows he got very, very lucky there, but has he used up all his luck? Will he be the latest OTEV champ to come up short of the $500,000? Or is he playing with house money (no pun intended) now? There are exceptions to every rule and rules are meant to be broken (insert more adages here). No woman had ever defeated a man in the “Big Brother” final until Nicole beat Paul on Season 18 after all. With the way he’s playing and The Hive’s incompetence, Tyler could very well be the one to finally break the OTEV curse.
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