In a move that steers the show back toward its “social experiment” roots, Big Brother has ‘left the House’ and thrown authority back in the hands of the housemates.
They have been left to fend for themselves, appoint their own Leader and draw up their own Constitution. As new rules were quickly debated and proffered, already new conflict and division was becoming apparent. The shirtless, macho men were overruling most of the other women and ruling the roost.
Housemate Laura wasn’t taking kindly to new leader Thomas’ style.
This move by BB is one of the few this year he has got right. Instead of hoping for romances to form (yawn) we can watch how the housemates deal with power, negotiation and conflict resolution. If you haven’t watched the show for ages, this might be a time to revisit. Top marks to whatever chump put this on the table.
In another interesting BB moment, Travis has responded positively to sexuality discussions raised by new Intruder, Zach.
Travis told Zach that if he learned his own son was gay that he would still love him for who he is. His surprising approval of sexual identity flawed Zach who admitted he didn’t expect such a supportive reaction from the truck driver.
But Travis in his inimitable “yeah, mate, no worries mate” style was completely honest and didn’t see the big deal. His candor was heartwarming stuff and only cements him as a firm favourite to potentially take the winner’s title this year.