Former Moc survives another week of intrigue on 'Big Brother'

Former Moc survives another week of intrigue on 'Big Brother'

August 9th, 2018 by Matthew Lutey in Breaking News

Faysal Shafaat

Faysal Shafaat

Photo by Monty Brinton

A bad week had a good finish for former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football player Faysal Shafaat on the CBS reality show "Big Brother."

Shafaat survived another week and still hasn't been nominated for eviction, but alliance member Bayleigh Dayton was evicted Thursday by a 6-1 vote.

"Big Brother" follows a group of people living in a house under constant surveillance with someone being voted out each week.

Poor decisions by Shafaat's alliance members, and trusting in the wrong people, have put Shafaat on the wrong side of several votes.

Shafaat has been under the impression that JC Mounduix is voting the same way as him, but there have been five different evictions in which they have voted opposite ways.

"This is the fourth time I've voted on the wrong side of the house," Shafaat said on Sunday's episode in a diary room session. "It's frustrating because one minute you think you have the votes I have no idea what is going on in this house."

This week, two of Shafaat's allies misplayed powers. Dayton won a power several weeks ago that gave her the opportunity to change Head of Household Angela Rummans nominations. Feeling she could trust Rummans, Dayton did not use the power, and Rummans put her on the block after the Power of Veto ceremony.

Shafaat's closest ally, Haleigh Broucher, won a competition Sunday that allowed her to "hack" the week in different ways. Broucher used her hacking power to try and get Tyler Crispen out of the house, but it backfired.

Broucher's mishandling of the power included not picking Shafaat to play in the veto competition. Without knowing Broucher was the hacker, Shafaat told her he hoped he would get picked to play. Rummans won the veto and used it on Crispen.

With 10 people remaining in the house, Shafaat only has two people – Broucher and Angie "Rockstar" Lantry – solidly on his side. The good news is that Thursday's episode closed with Broucher winning Head of Household. With the hacker competition in play again next week, Shafaat isn't in the clear, but it was the second-best scenario to him winning HOH himself.

"Big Brother" airs again Sunday at 8 p.m. Eastern.