Michael entered the game with his best friend Emily, which surprisingly didn’t make them a target. Michael was first nominated Week 2 when Victor nominated him and his teammate Owen next to each other. Michael was unlucky with winning veto and ended up being a final nominee. Michael’s strong bonds in the game kept him safe even though people were threatened by him and his duo Emily. Week 5 Michael was backdoored by Colin with the intention of being the pawn. Michael campaigned and was supposed to stay by a vote of 7 to 1, but Matt used the Rose Gold Power of Veto, flipping the votes and sent Michael home. Immediately after he was evicted he competed in the prejury buyback and won, receiving immunity for the first part of the triple. Michael tried to lay low and let everyone fight his battles for him. Michael won his first Head of Household competition during Week 11A with the plan to get rid of Duncan. When JC won the Power of Veto and used it to save Duncan, his only renomination choices was his duo Emily and Julia Rae. He ended up backdooring Julia Rae and sending her home by a vote of 3 to 0. Michael was nominated beside Emily the following week by his former ally JC. When Emily won the Power of Veto, Michael knew he didn’t have a chance to stay. Michael was evicted 1 to 1 with JC breaking the tie not in his favor.