Warning! The following contains spoilers from the Big Brother Season 25 live feeds as of Friday, August 25th. Read at your own risk!
Hisam Goueli tried his hardest to find some path to avoid being blindsided, but unfortunately, he was deemed too powerful of a player to keep around. Though his time in Big Brother was short-lived, there's no denying Hisam was a strong player and had some good reads on the house overall. As such, CinemaBlend decided to ask him his thoughts on what the new Head of Household should do and how they can improve their game.
As a diehard fan, I'm watching Big Brother online with my Paramount+ subscription and learned the identity of the new HOH in the wee hours of the morning. Here's who won, and since there's not much game talk happening after almost everyone stayed up all night, what recent evictee Hisam Goueli believes they should do to further their game.
Cameron Won The Week 4 HOH
Cameron Hardin had to win this week to not be nominated once again, and credit to him, he rose to the challenge in the hardest competition possible. America Lopez and Mecole Hayes tried to snatch victory from their fellow Houseguest but he was able to hold on and has now guaranteed he won't see the block again this week.
What Cameron Should Do This Week, According To Hisam
Hisam Goueli may not be in the Big Brother house, but there's no denying his reads on the game were largely spot-on. As entertaining as the blindside was, I think many can agree with Hisam's take that it wasn't the best decision for Felicia Johnson or any of her allies to execute so soon. That's part of the reason he didn't see it coming, so I'd argue he deserves a pass on being blinded to his betrayal.
I had a chance to speak to him once Cameron's HOH win was set in stone and asked Hisam what he thought Cameron should do to secure himself a better standing in the game. Hisam was happy to oblige and proceeded to tell me that the main focus of Cameron's week should be "picking a side." He said:
My opinion for Cameron is that he is gonna have to pick a side, right? If he's going to rock with The Professors and he basically is gonna have to ask the Professors what they want. That could get him in good standing with them, right? The problem is that they don't particularly trust him, right? The other side of the house basically is starting to unify. So if he goes to the other side of the house, he needs to talk about who they would want to target. That could be a strategic move for him. I think that the reason he won HOH is that he can no longer sit on the sidelines after the last speech where I was like, 'At least you can trust me, but you can't trust my opponent.' And so he really does need to win because he actually does need to show people that you can trust him. I think he'll pick the side with Red and The Professors. But, you know, there's already some rumblings that they don't trust him.
Hisam was pretty spot-on with his analysis, which is impressive for someone who didn't have access to flawed live feeds or episodes to realize all of that. Cameron does need to pick a side, and as mentioned, he's on very shaky ground already with The Professors. He may be best served to side with the other alliance in the house, The Handful, or create a new one entirely to reunite against the powerful core of Cirie Fields, Felicia Johnson, and Izzy Gleicher.
Just because Hisam knows what Cameron should do, however, doesn't mean that Cameron knows what he should do. I'll be curious to see just how aware the Houseguest is of his position in the house. Hisam was part of conversations disparaging Cameron that he wouldn't be aware of. Will he target the people working to get him out of the game or be manipulated into taking away a potential ally?
We'll ultimately find out on a new episode of Big Brother, which airs on CBS on Sundays and Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET and on Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. ET. Hopefully, Cameron makes a move to shake up the game even further because I'm loving the chaos of this season.