It’s easy to sit back and watch “Big Brother Canada Season 2” and bitch and complain about how terribly all the house guests are playing the game. Even Peter Brown can do it and he is the least-talented person on earth! Still, I’d do almost anything to get on the show, so I watch it and analyze what the contestants are doing. If Robyn Kass ever decides to have someone over forty-years-old with a brain in the house, I want to be that person. So I’ve been paying special attention to what people have been doing wrong this season, just in case a miracle happens and I get a callback. In no particular order, here’s my top-ten list of the most-heinous mistakes the house guests have made.
#1: The First Five should have had a back-up plan: The Second Seven. Rachelle and Allison were right in front of them with the numbers they needed. Arlie wouldn’t have been able to flip the house and I have no doubt that most of them would still be in the game.
#2: Kenny’s goodbye message to Ika was even worse than his double-finger salute to her when she entered the house after shredding the letters from home. Being pretty on the outside can only get you so far in the game.
#3: When Arlie approached Sarah in the bathroom to let her know that he would be voting her out, he did it to appear contrite — as if he had been backed into a corner. She knew it. He tried the same thing with Allison and she ran to Neda and Heather in order to blow up his game. He was playing for jury votes and covering his bases in case someone came back into the house when he should have been biding his time. He was always a few steps ahead of himself and it ruined his game.
#4: Kyle and Adel’s self-isolation during the first couple of weeks was their own fault. You don’t make inroads in this game by standing on the outside watching what everyone is doing.
#5: Everything about Paul’s game was a mistake, but calling Andrew a sexist and a racist crossed a line that no one could forgive.
#6: On that note, Adel’s nomination speech to Sabrina was idiotic, and Neda’s speech to Allison wasn’t much better. Neda also insulted Arlie in her goodbye message. Way to play to the jury, you nincompoops!
#7: Arlie’s Angels should have saved Arlie. Yeah, he was overplaying every chance he could get, but it wasn’t their alliance who put him on the block. Keeping him was no more dangerous than keeping Adel.
#8: Sarah’s unalterable perception of Kenny was short-sighted. She could have made it so much deeper in the game if she had distanced herself from a guy who would . . .
#9: . . . sit in front of Heather and tell her that Jon was her biggest enemy when he could have been bad-mouthing Rachelle instead. Kenny had terrible instincts in this game.
#10: Canada threw every advantage in this game to underdogs and people who weren’t playing as hard as the others because the First Five looked like “bullies.” That’s the nature of the game, and the Sloppy Seconds have become the replacement bullies. The result is a final-six where a Jon/Neda finale looks like a foregone conclusion. Boring!