Greatest Big Brother Players of 2019: No. 2

Jackson Michie, houseguest on the CBS series BIG BROTHER, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Jackson Michie, houseguest on the CBS series BIG BROTHER, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS ©2019 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved /

With the year nearly over, we decided to take a look back at the 2 seasons of Big Brother we had this year. In our look back, we decided to rank our 10 greatest players of the year.

With 2019 almost over, we decided to reflect on the 2 seasons of Big Brother that took place this year. We realized we had several good players over the course of the year. With this in mind, we decided to rank the 10 best players of the year. This will cover both Celebrity Big Brother 2 and Big Brother 21. Checking in at No. 2 is Jackson Michie.

No. 2 Jackson Michie

Often at the center of controversy because of his behavior, it is easy to forget how good Michie’s game was. Sure, he didn’t have much of a social game but what he lacked in the social game, he made up for with his physical and strategic prowess. His showmance with Holly Allen likely helped him out socially.

Michie started Big Brother 21 strong. He had a bromance with Jack Matthews and was part of the Gr8ful alliance. He won the vote for Camp Director on Day 1. As a result, Michie had to banish 4 people. 3 of the 4 would return to the game but one would be out. Michie chose to banish David Alexander, Kemi Fakunle, Jessica Milagros, and Cliff Hogg III. This sparked accusations from fans that Michie discriminated based on race and age.

David was the one eliminated when he lost the ensuing Competition. Winning Camp Director also earned Michie immunity for the first week. After winning Camp Director, Michie and Jack took the reigns of the Gr8ful alliance.

Additionally, it looked like a budding showmance was brewing between Michie and Kathryn “Kat” Dunn. However, Kat’s erratic behavior early on spooked Michie and caused him to dump her. Instead, Michie and Holly Allen became a showmance.

In week 2, Michie cast a rogue vote with the intention of pinning it on his ally Nick Maccarone. However, Michie’s plan folded when Nick won the next HOH Competition and Michie had to pick a new target. He instead chose to pin the vote on Nicole Anthony.

In week 3, Michie helped form the Six Shooters alliance. The Six Shooters alliance wanted to break off from their allies Nick and Isabella “Bella” Wang. The Six Shooters didn’t like Nick and Bella’s behavior during a week 3 bullying incident where the target of the bullying was Nicole. Cliff and Nicole were the final nominees that week after Kat used the Power of Veto to save Jessica. The Six Shooters blindsided Nick and Bella at the live eviction by evicting Cliff in a 6-4 vote. However, the blindside was rendered useless when Cliff returned to the house in the Camp Comeback Competition.

In week 4, Cliff made Michie one of the week’s have nots. However, Michie was seen on the Big Brother live feeds stuffing food into his pockets and eating it in the shower. This was clearly in violation of the have not rules. However, Michie received no punishment normally given to the houseguest for such an infraction.

Later in the week, Cliff nominated Jack and Michie for eviction. However, Michie won the Power of Veto to save himself. Christie nearly turned Michie’s Golden Power of Veto into a Diamond Power of Veto by activating her Panic Power. However, Cliff and Christie struck a deal to keep that from happening. As a result, Bella was nominated in Michie’s place and evicted in a 8-2 vote.

In week 5, disaster struck for Michie when he inadvertently let it slip that Kat and Holly knew each other. It caused his bromance Jack to distrust and betray him. Michie and Holly were now the biggest targets in the house.

In week 6, Michie found himself nominated alongside Jack again. This time by Jessica. Jessica also won the Power of Veto that week and chose not to use it. Michie stayed in a 6-2 vote.

In week 7, Michie was one of 3 players selected to take part in the America’s Field Trip Competition along with Analyse Talavera and Christie. First place received immunity, second place received a punishment, third place was nominated as a special 3rd nominee. Michie won the competition keeping him safe for the week.

In week 8, Michie won his first HOH Competition of the season. He nominated Analyse alongside Christie, with the intention of evicting Christie. During this time, Michie and Holly also cemented a final 4 deal with Cliff and Nicole. A fight on Taco Tuesday began to turn the tide of the vote as people began to realize how untrustworthy Nick was. Michie and Holly made a deal with Christie that she would let them use her as a pawn in the future and she would keep them safe if she won HOH. Thanks to this deal, Analyse was evicted 5-1.

In week 9, Michie won his 2nd Power of Veto of the season and kept nominations the same. Nick was evicted that week 5-0.

In week 10, Michie won his 2nd consecutive HOH Competition. He nominated Christie and Jessica, with the intention of evicting Jessica. He felt Jessica was the bigger threat because she would only nominate women and specifically wanted Michie gone. After Tommy Bracco won the Power of Veto that week, Michie needed a replacement nominee. Cliff volunteered to be the replacement and he was nominated for eviction. Jessica was evicted 4-0.

In week 11, Michie pulled off his 3rd consecutive HOH win. He nominated Cliff and Tommy with the intention of evicting Tommy. However, Nicole won the POV that week and used it to save Cliff. This forced his showmance Holly to be the replacement nominee.

With Michie ineligible to play the final 4 HOH Competition and Holly nominated, Cliff and Nicole considered getting rid of Holly. Tommy offered them a deal where he would throw the final 4 HOH and come after Michie.

Unfortunately for them, Michie overheard this deal and used it to lie about Tommy. Michie used a house meeting that Nicole called to further paint Tommy in a negative light. Cliff and Nicole didn’t fully believe Michie’s story. In the end, Holly stayed after she made a deal with Cliff and Nicole to throw the final 4 HOH and POV.

At the final 4, Michie convinced Holly to throw the HOH and she did. Nicole won HOH and nominated Michie and Holly for eviction. Before the Power of Veto Competition, there was a special Luxury Competition with a $10,000 prize up for grabs. Michie won the competition. Michie also pulled off the win in the final 4 POV Competition. This gave Michie the sole vote to evict that week. He chose to evict Cliff.

At the final 3, Michie won parts 1 and 3 of the final HOH Competition, marking his 4th consecutive HOH win. He chose to take his showmance Holly to the final 2, evicting Nicole. Michie won the season on finale night in a 6-3 vote. Michie garnered Jack, Analyse, Nick, Christie, Tommy, and Cliff’s votes. Before the votes were revealed, he was confronted with some of the controversies he had caused by host Julie Chen-Moonves.

Michie checks in at No. 2 on our countdown of Big Brother’s best players of 2019 for his strategic and social prowess. It helped him greatly in overcoming his social shortcomings. If he hadn’t caused so much controversy during the season, Michie would likely be regarded as one of the greatest Big Brother players of all time with the season he had.

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Who checks in at No. 1? Stay tuned to find out!