‘Big Brother 22’: Enzo Palumbo Seemingly Confirms He Has a Deal With Cody Calafiore To Split Prize Money

Final two allies Enzo Palumbo and Cody Calafiore, seemingly have a deal in place to split the prize money if one of them goes on to win Big Brother 22: All-Stars.

Big Brother 16 houseguest Cody Calafiore competes in the Zingervention Power of Veto competition
‘Big Brother 16’ houseguest Cody Calafiore competes in the “Zingervention” Power of Veto competition | Sonja Flemming

Enzo Palumbo and Cody Calafiore returned for ‘Big Brother 22’

10 years ago, Enzo Palumbo competed on Big Brother 10 and created the successful all-boy Brigade alliance. Even though they had to turn on the “brains,” Matt Hoffman, sooner than the final four, the remaining members stayed faithful to each other until the end.

They made it to the finale night, where Enzo failed to win a part of the final Head of Household competitions. Eventual winner Hayden Moss cast the sole vote to evict Enzo due to his likeability.

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Four years later, Cody Calafiore debuted on Big Brother 16. He quickly joined a major alliance and a final two with Derrick Levasseur, “The Hitmen.” Cody initially played an under the radar game until he became a competition beast, taking home three HOHs and three Power of Vetos.

He became the last HOH and infamously chose to take Derrick, who had played the best game, over Victoria Rafaeli, who he would have beaten, to the final two. Cody lost to his ally in a 7-2 vote. Wanting to prove themselves, Cody and Enzo returned for Big Brother 22.

Enzo and Cody worked together during ‘Big Brother 22’

Cody became the first HOH and used the opportunity to make allies to protect him for the rest of the game.

On the second day, Enzo made a final two with the fellow New Jersey native, titled “The Root” and joined a few other alliances with him, including Core Four with Dani Briones and Nicole Franzel, The Connect with Bayleigh Dayton and Da’Vonne Rogers, and Slick Six with Tyler Crispen and all the houseguests mentioned above, excluding Nicole.

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However, the two only needed the protection of the Memphis Garrett-founded six person-alliance, The Committee, as the members dominated the season.

Enzo and Cody might have a deal to split prize money

The two have hidden their final two pact well as many houseguests perceived Enzo as a free agent and didn’t know where his true loyalty lay. He had an opportunity to take out Cody’s other safety net, Nicole, during the triple eviction but chose not to because he didn’t want to upset his ally.

Enzo also could have nominated Cody when it came to the final four, so the BB12 finalist would be the only houseguest never to sit on the block. Again, he chose loyalty and kept the BB16 runner-up safe.

During Week 4, the two already agreed the winner would buy the second-place finisher a Rolex watch. They reiterated the deal after Cody won the POV at the final four, guaranteeing their spot on finale night.

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While talking in the HOH room, Enzo told his ally he wants to go to the end with him and doesn’t care who wins because they already “have the Rolex thing.”

Splitting prize money or purchasing other houseguests’ gifts with the winnings is against the rules because it’s perceived as “buying” votes. Additionally, Enzo might have chosen to keep Cody safe mainly as a result of the Rolex deal. Big Brother 22: All-Stars airs Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.

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