Three houseguests stay on Big Brother‘s twenty fourth season… however that $750,000 verify can solely be made out to considered one of them.
Monte Taylor, Taylor Hale and Matthew “Turner” Turner have efficiently schemed their method to this season’s long-awaited finale, airing Sunday at 8/7c on CBS. And this explicit trio is without doubt one of the present’s most stacked Last Threes in current reminiscence: Nobody here’s a floater or perpetual competitors dud, dragged alongside by stronger gamers to make sure a straightforward win on finale evening. Quite, Monte, Taylor and Turner all have compelling circumstances they might make to the jury on Sunday, from résumés filled with competitors wins to sterling social video games.
Forward of the finale, the place one final eviction will decide this 12 months’s Last Two, we wish your perception on who will win Season 24 — and who ought to. (Not at all times the identical individual!) First, let’s revisit every houseguest’s present standing within the recreation:
MONTE | On the competitors entrance, Monte has one of the best observe document of the bunch, with two Head of Family and two Energy of Veto victories to his title. Of these wins, his veto triumph on Sept. 8 was maybe most important, permitting him to take away Alyssa from the block and set the stage for Michael’s eviction in one of many summer season’s largest strikes. Plus, Monte has stored himself well-protected by allies all season lengthy: From the quartet of The Pound to the dominant Leftovers alliance, Monte surrounded himself with savvy strategists and robust aggressive threats, guaranteeing he’d stay secure even when his opponents — Daniel in Week 5, for instance — tried to make him the first goal.
In the mean time, the most important impediment on Monte’s path to the win is the easy proven fact that his fellow finalists are additionally sturdy contenders for the prize cash — and Turner, to whom Monte has been loyal for fairly a while, has a résumé so much like Monte’s that it’s anyone’s guess who the jury would possibly vote for, if these two males are sitting subsequent to one another. Ought to Monte win the ultimate Head of Family competitors, he’ll have a large, make-or-break determination on his arms when it comes time to evict somebody.
TURNER | Turner by no means clinched any veto wins all through the summer season, however he did function HOH a decent 3 times — considered one of which resulted in Michael’s game-changing ouster. And Turner has ceaselessly demonstrated that he’s keen to prioritize gameplay over private emotions, permitting him to leap from alliance (The Leftovers) to alliance (the short-lived Afterparty) if it meant preserving himself within the recreation one other week.
The flip facet of that technique, after all, is that Turner’s burned bridges have resulted in some poor jury administration. We already know he seemingly received’t get sworn enemy Jasmine’s vote on finale evening — however what about Alyssa, who’s nonetheless salty that Turner voted to evict her? Or Michael, who left the home throughout Turner’s HOH reign? Or Joseph, who found at Dyre Fest that Turner wasn’t keen to guard him? I prefer to assume this explicit jury appreciates Massive Brother sufficient to set private grievances apart and reward technique as an alternative; if that’s the case, Turner has a strong probability on the cash. If not? He is perhaps destined for second place.
TAYLOR | I can’t recall a Massive Brother run that’s shaken out fairly like Taylor’s: For one, she seemingly would have been the season’s first evictee, had Paloma not voluntarily eliminated herself from the sport. However Taylor has additionally been the goal — particularly in the summertime’s early weeks — of relentless bullying and microaggressions, bookended by Daniel (in Week 1) and Monte (in Week 11) insisting to her face that she’s a chilly girl who “rubs folks the mistaken method.” (And that’s solely been the beginning of her fellow houseguests’ merciless feedback and racist assumptions made behind closed doorways.)
It’s true that Taylor’s résumé is relatively skinny. She’s been Head of Family twice, however received no vetos; relatedly, her Week 6 HOH reign was a little bit of a large number, with ever-changing targets and emotional gameplay clouding her judgment. However we will’t rule out Taylor’s excellent social recreation: Regardless of being arbitrarily focused in Week 1 and nominated a complete of 5 instances, Taylor evaded eviction on all of these events, which speaks to her constructive relationships with the opposite gamers. Plus, she doesn’t seem to have made many enemies on the jury — a bunch of people who appears to admire Taylor’s against-all-odds longevity within the recreation. That affection towards her, coupled with Taylor’s pair of HOH wins, may very effectively get her the votes she must grow to be Massive Brother‘s first-ever Black feminine winner.