Alison voted out of Big Brother 7; Kaysar becomes sole HOH

Big Brother 4 runner-up Alison was the first person evicted from the Big Brother 7 house. Julie Chen revealed the results live and tried to trick everyone, saying, “By a vote of 8 to 2, Danielle–you are safe.” Oh, Julie!

Alison took the walk of shame, and outside, seemed repentant, or seemed to realize that soon, Janelle’s fans would be screaming “busto” at her in the grocery store. Of Janelle, who she twice threatened with death, Alison said, “She’s really not that bad, I promise. It’s just the stress.” She added, “I think Janelle’s a great person and a great competitor. … It’s embarrassing to hear I said something like that … I apologize completely.”

Alison assisted in the HOH competition, which crowned a single HOH (“this week, we return to the tradition of one HOH,” Julie said). The houseguests were asked a series of true or false questions based upon answers Alison gave during the break. As a side note, before Julie interviewed Alison, some houseguests were gathered around a screen in the house, because it was apparently still showing Julie about to interview Alison. The feed was cut before the interview began, but had producers not noticed, presumably, the houseguests would have heard Alison’s answers during the break.

But they clearly did not. Everyone got both the first (Alison thinks Howie is smarter than Will, false, duh) and second (the all-star most likely to wear a bikini made of peanut butter is Kaysar, false) correct. But everyone except Kaysar and Nakomis answered the third question (prior to entering the house, Alison thought her toughest competition would be Erika, true) incorrectly. Both Kaysar and Nakomis got question four (Alison thought the person who would gain the most weight in the house would be Janelle) correct. But the game was decided at question five, which asked if Alison thought Will was the most likely person to seek revenge using a person’s toothbrush in a toilet. The answer was false; Kaysar was correct, and won.

But alas, Julie Chen is a twit, she said, “Nakomis, congratulations, you are the new head of household–oh, I’m so sorry! It is Kaysar, my mistake. Sorry, Nakomis.” She said that even though Nakomis’ wheel clearly said “true” and Kaysar’s clearly said “false.” It wouldn’t be Big Brother without Julie being incapable of reading the words True and False, which were even color-coded. Luckily, Julie now gets a week off to learn the difference between the two.

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