EVICTION: Palm Springs

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Over MLK Jr weekend fourteen friends and strangers traveled to Palm Springs, CA to play Reality Rush’s ultimate game of strategy, EVICTION! Based on TV’s Big Brother. Although it was their first time playing, they easily could have been pegged as an All-Star cast of hardcore gamers!

The game kicked off with duo HOH winners Michael Hundgen and Brett Pugliese being forced to each nominate a player individually after living in separate houses. Michael nominated Marco Franzitta and Brett chose Big Brother super fan Patrick McDonald. Both nominees immediately put it all on the line – calling out alliances, exposing secret strategy and fighting to the end to stay in. Ultimately, Marco was the first evicted, but helped set the tone for an intense game.

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Throughout the weekend the Houseguests continued to battle for power in the game. From the start, the women dominated the challenges with multiple wins from Jamie Watkins and Brianne Trosie. Two “alliances” and friend groups were targeted throughout the first day leading to the eviction of Brett Pugliese, Amy Graves, Joey Tague, Brett Bynane and Max Follmer.

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After Michael Hundgen became the last casualty of the first day, the Houseguests were surprised when the first seven evicted players returned for a chance to get back in the game. Lasting over an hour in an endurance challenge, first evicted player Marco Franzitta returned to the game to turn the house upside down. When a majority of the house pressured HOH Brianne Trosie to nominate Marco for eviction, she shockingly targeted Patrick McDonald putting the house in a frenzy.

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As players kept getting evicted, a secret girls’ alliance that formed in the beginning of the game between Jamie Watkins, Brianne Trosie and Jenna Loomer constantly dominated the game. At one point Jamie used the POV to save Jenna and later Brianne used a secret power to save Jamie and herself from the block. Combined they won 7 HOHs (out of 12) and 4 POVs all while keeping their alliance completely undetected. Ultimately it was Mat Herman who broke them up by getting powerhouse Jamie Watkins evicted in between the evictions of allies Adam Reider and Joanna Collins.

After more than 30 mental and physical challenges, bold moves, blindsides and secret alliances, the coveted Final Four players included returnee Marco Franzitta, Mat Herman, Brianne Trosie and Jenna Loomer. In the end Jenna won the final HOH taking ally Brianne to the finals and earning the power to eliminate a jury vote in the case of a tie. The finalists both deserved it causing a 6-6 tie vote with the Jury and ultimately Jenna’s decision to eliminate Mat’s vote secured her a close 6-5 victory.

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Congratulations to Jenna Loomer and all of the Houseguests for such a well-played game!

 

GAME RESULTS:

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Round 8 Round 9 Round 10 Round 11 Round 12 Finals
Jenna Patrick Max Amy HOH Mat Mike Patrick Adam Nominated Joanna Nominated HOH Winner*
6-6
Brianne Marco Brett P HOH Joey Max Nominated
(Replacement)
HOH Adam
(Uses Coup d'├ętat*)
Jenna HOH Marco Nominated Runner-Up
Mat Marco Brett P Amy Joey Nominated Mike Patrick Nominated HOH Joanna HOH Evicted
(By HOH)
Brianne*
Marco Evicted
7-3
Patrick Adam Jamie Nominated Evicted
1-0
Brianne
Joanna Patrick Brett P Nominated Brett B Max Brianne Adam HOH* Jamie Evicted
2-0
Brianne
Jamie Marco HOH Amy Brett B HOH Mike Patrick Adam Evicted
2-1
Jenna
Adam Marco Brett P Amy Joey Max Brianne Nominated Evicted
4-0
Jenna
Patrick Nominated Brett P Amy Nominated
(Replacement)
Max HOH Evicted
4-1
Jenna
Mike HOH Brett P Amy Joey Max Evicted
3-2
Jenna
Max Patrick Nominated
(Replacement)
Amy Brett B Evicted
5-1
Jenna
Joey Marco Brett P Joanna Evicted*
4-3-0
Brianne
Brett B Marco Max Joanna Evicted*
4-3-0
Brianne
Amy Marco Brett P Evicted
7-2
Jenna
Brett P HOH Evicted
8-2
Brianne
Key Head Of Household Nominee Power of Veto Winner Original Nominee (saved by POV) Evicted
The names in the table refer to who each player voted to evict, or in the final round, who the player voted to win the game.

 

Notes:

*Round 1: The first HOH had dual winners (Mike & Brett P), who each nominated one player each.

*Round 4: In a twist, the HOH had do nominate three players for eviction, and the top two vote getters were eliminated from the game.

*Round 7: The first 6 eliminated players competed in a challenge to return to the game in Round 7. Marco beat all of the other evicted players and rejoined the game.

*Round 8: Brianne found the Coup d'├ętat, a power hidden in the house from the beginning of the game. This power allowed her to replace the two nominees on the block right before the final vote of the around. Brianne chose to remove herself and Jamie from the block, and put up replacement nominees Adam and Mat.

*Final Vote: As the final HOH, Jenna got to choose one player's vote to eliminate from the final jury in the event of a tie (prior to revealing the votes). The final vote was 6-6, a tie, but she chose to eliminate Mat's vote for Brianne, giving her the win.

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