Posted: 4:38 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013
By Gina Carbone
Spoilers ahead! Warning: Big Brother 15 Week 9 live feeds spoilers included in speculation...
Andy Herren is everybody's best friend — and secretly their worst total rat of an enemy — on Big Brother 15. Could he win? He's in an excellent position to do so as we approach Week 10.
Andy, 26, a professor from Chicago, is known mostly for two things: 1) popping into every conversation in the house just long enough to get dirt to bring back to Amanda and McCrae and 2) bursting into tears every Thursday night, right after he sends a friend home with his vote.
He is universally liked in the house, despite lying to almost everyone before ratting them out to McCranda. Every other houseguest seems to think he’s the one they can trust the most. Helen thought that and looked what happened to her. And yet, Andy has such a smooth nice-guy social game, people still seem to leave liking him. (Is it the tears as they walk out the door?)
Andy wisely formed alliances with the two powerhouses in the BB house — Helen and Amanda. When it came down to one or the other, he backed Amanda while still leaving Helen thinking right up to the end that maybe she could trust the guy who had an early final two deal with her.
Andy had a final four alliance — called 3AM — with Amanda, McCrae, and Aaryn. But on Week 9, when Elissa put up both Aaryn and Andy, Andy wisely planned ahead and formed a new alliance with Spencer, Judd and GinaMarie. The new alliance is called The Exterminators. Andy separately told Spencer that, moving forward, Spencer is the person in the house he’ll trust the most and he wants Spencer to feel the same way. Spencer replied, "Absolutely."
Such a smart move. Out of everyone left at this point — Aaryn (who is probably leaving on Thursday, August 29), McCrae, Amanda, Judd, GM, Elissa, Spencer and Andy — Spencer is the least likely to be targeted anytime soon. He's already been a pawn five times, so even if he goes back on the block it's pretty anticlimactic. He lives there!
At this point, Amanda and McCrae seem to be losing power in the house, but one of them could still win Head of Household on Thursday night. They trust Andy 100 percent, so he has their backing, and the backing of this new alliance. The only one he's not with is Elissa, who put him up this week and can't be HoH again on Week 10.
Andy is a lying rat, but he's a likable one that everyone trusts for some reason, and he may be playing the best game in the house. He used his time on the block to put himself in a good position and, if it holds up, he could ride it to the end. He's a sweet-talking flatterer who would probably explain himself well in the finals, leaving the people he lied tohappy to vote for him to win the $500,000.
What do you think? Will Andy win?
Big Brother airs Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday on CBS. The BB15 finale airs on September 18.