It’s Monday, which means it’s time for the Head of House Games! The Housemates have had an interesting week – the reigning Head of House, Maria, successfully convinced all of them that she had sole power to Evict the Housemates of her choice, and Big Brother played his part in the ruse, perfectly. By the time last night’s show rolled around, a handful of the Housemates were absolutely convinced that their time in the show was up. The fact that the week ended without anybody being Evicted would have gone some way to put some atmosphere back into House, but you can bet your bottom Abeg Naira that each of the Housemates really wanted to win tonight’s Head of House Game and avoid being on the receiving end of any more shenanigans.
Also, Big Brother announced that Maria’s “equanimity” in handling the deception of the previous week was worthy of praise, and that she would receive some Abeg Naira later in the week. With that top of mind, the Housemates really had a lot to play for.
Last week, Biggie removed the requirement to throw a six before being allowed to proceed with the game, but decided to reinstate it, today, because it “had little to no effect on the general performance in the game.”
After Queen, Michael and Cross had a disappointing game (with the last two being sent back to the start), Liquorose did well, despite running to the wrong puzzle at some point. She was followed by Jaypaul, who had to down a bottle of water as part of his challenge – although a fair amount of it went down his shirt front rather than his mouth.
Emmanuel went next and threw a six on his first roll. Unfortunately, this was followed by a one… and then another one. And then another. Eventually, he managed to get moving to the point where he, too, had to down a bottle of water, during which his time ran out. Tega was next, with a respectable score.
Nini had very little luck with rolling a six to be able to start her game – in fact, she had no luck at all. Her time ran out before she even got to start her attempt. Saskay followed her and was actually able to go onto the course, but it wasn’t a stellar performance. Saga started off well but was ejected from the game after landing on an unlucky square. Saga and Nini are not safe, this week.
Yousef managed to do pretty well until Big Brother informed him that his solution to the word search section of the game was not within the rules of the game. Sammie was also out of the blocks quickly, but he really couldn’t down a bottle of water nearly fast enough to stay in the fight.
As a whole, today’s game was characterised by some fairly low totals, meaning this game could go to the one who was only slightly luckier than the rest. In the end, that person was Liqourose, who is now immune from Nomination this week. The one thing that must be playing on Liquorose's mind is the fact that she doesn't get to enjoy all of the benefits of being Head of House – the luxurious quarters that come with the position are still out of bounds for her, due to an earlier violation of House rules. We wonder if she would still be willing to pick Emmanuel as her Deputy, knowing that he would be sharing the bedroom with somebody else...
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