‘Big Brother 22’: An Unwritten Rule Shows a Big Difference Between New and Older Houseguests

Recent and older houseguests are competing against each other on Big Brother 22. The clash makes for interesting conversations about how the game has changed. Two houseguests talked about an unwritten rule that shows a big difference between the two groups. [Warning Potential Spoilers from Aug. 26 live feeds]

‘Big Brother 22’ is filled with new and older houseguests

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This new season has an all-star cast bringing in houseguests from as far back as Big Brother 6 to as recent as Big Brother 21. A lot has changed about the game and how people play it.

The cast this season includes Nicole Franzel, Da’Vonne Rogers, Cody Calafiore, Kaysar Ridha, Janelle Pierzina, Dani Briones, Bayleigh Dayton, Enzo Palumbo, Kevin Campbell, Christmas Abbott, David Alexander, Keesha Smith, Memphis Garrett, Nicole Anthony, Tyler Crispen, and Ian Terry.

There are only two people who have already won in the cast. Franzel won Big Brother 18 and Terry won Big Brother 14.

Janelle Pierzina and Kaysar Ridha are from the earliest season

Janelle Pierzina poses at "Big Brother 7: All-Stars"
Janelle Pierzina poses at “Big Brother 7: All-Stars” | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

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Out of the Big Brother 22 cast, Pierzina and Ridha are from the earliest season. They were both part of Big Brother 6, which aired in 2005.

Pierzina managed to make it to third place that season after being in the Sovereign Six Alliance. Ridha was the leader of that alliance and was evicted in week 5. He returned to the house thanks to a fan vote and was evicted a second time coming in 10th place.

There is a rule houseguests follow the Head of Household’s lead

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The latest seasons have often showed the Head of Household (HoH) nominating people they want evicted. The rest of the house then try to find out who the HoH is targeting and follow their lead. But this might show a big difference between new and older players.

Pierzina and Dayton were talking on the live feeds on Aug. 26. Pierzina asked Dayton, “So tell me again why it’s important to do what the HoH wants?”

“I don’t know. I really don’t know. I just think that’s like a recent rule. Like the last few years,” Dayton answered. “But why is that strategic?” asked Pierzina before adding, “Because he can’t play for HoH.”

Dayton again said she didn’t know. “Because we used to play if the HoH wants this person out you do the opposite,” Pierzina said before laughing.

Pierzina at the moment is very close to Ridha. They got safety the first week because they went into the safety suite and Ridha won the challenge.

This was good for them considering the first HoH was Calafiore and he planned to put them up for eviction. This could be a sign they’d want to go against what Calafiore wants for his week as HoH. It might also be a sign that this “unwritten rule” won’t be followed by the older players.