The Lads is a minor alliance formed in BB5.
The alliance was officially formed after Jade's HOH win, TE making a forum conversation to link the 4 members of the group together.
The alliance was mainly used by the Treehouse to branch out their numbers and try to spread influence. Draskk and TE were members of that alliance, while Jade and Mariano were not. However, Mariano was a member of the Anti-Alliance, which made this alliance chat and interesting battle zone with caution taken by all sides. Both sides, however, were successful in using this alliance to control Jade to eliminate Nyora, a player who was part of neither alliance, on Week 1.
The alliance ultimately had little to no success after Week 1. Mariano sided with the Anti-Alliance early on, and Draskk's eviction killed the group as it was. TE later chose to integrate Jade into the Treehouse, while excluding Mariano knowing full well he wasn't fully on board with them.