It took 8 weeks, but Big Brother finally got the results they were hoping for when they announced someone who won HoH could also go home the same week. Sadly for us it was Nicole who was so sweet & genuine, but in this game, those are not always great qualities. So now she is off to the Jury house for a week & will be able to compete to get back into the house along with Jocasta, Hayden, and whoever is evicted next.

Big Brother HG - Adam Poch

Big Brother HG Adam Poch – Credit: Greg P Photo

For the 4th time in Big Brother 16 Frankie won HoH and he is paired with Derrick who won for the 2nd time this year. With only 8 people left, half the house will be on the block tomorrow – the question at hand is who will be going up. Derrick promised his little safety net Victoria she was 100% safe. But depending on how this week plays out – she can always end up going up &/or go home.

Derrick & Frankie promised not to back door each other (how did that work out for Nicole & Christine last week???) and I think they are serious about that as they are part of Team America. There is still money to be made, but they also need to keep Donny around for it to work. This will be a problem since Donny is Public Enemy #1 for everyone else in the Detonators+1.

Derrick promised the live feeders there would be fireworks once the HoH reveal was over – and they would all get together to discuss how to go about the nominations this week. Before hand, Derrick & Frankie came up with a plan (well, Derrick did) where they would try to make sure Derrick remained HoH this week – since they think next week will be endurance – and Frankie would have a better shot at winning that. This puts Derrick in a tough spot as he will be vulnerable.

As with most other things this season, the anticipation fell short of the execution. Once everyone got upstairs – they laid out the plan. Donny is the target & Victoria is not going on the block so they can use her as a replacement nominee. Great, ok, that was easy… but now comes the hard part. There are 4 chairs and 3 people in the alliance would have to go up. But who – and how. I know most of us were hoping everyone would start freaking out and the Detonators would blow up leaving no one officially safe this week. After a few rounds of “I dont wanna go up” – they all agreed to pull Skittles out of a bag and see who the other 3 people would be.

With Donny already a guaranteed nominee, the first name pulled out to go up next to him is Christine. OK – not bad, she has not been a fierce competitor – and even though the group decided whoever is with Donny would throw the comp. This is probably the best scenario for that to happen, since Zach & Cody would have a hard time throwing a comp. Caleb, well, we all know he’s willing to throw comps – but that does not always work out. So now they had to pick the other 2. For the first time all year, Cody is going up and he will be paired with Caleb. On paper it looks like a slam dunk – Cody & Caleb should be able to win anything physical… but this is Big Brother, and something tells me it will be a mental or puzzle challenge – and that actually favors Donny & Christine.

What I would LOVE to see is Donny & Christine win BoB & Victoria win Veto – so that the rest of the house would have to eat one of their own. Chances are in this scenario – Derrick would be dethroned, Vic would not use the Veto because then Derrick would be vulnerable, and Caleb would be against Cody on Thursday. Caleb has always been the odd man out in the Detonators, so they would vote him out. Now – Beast Mode Cowboy would be Beast Mode Pissed Boy – and then have a chance to come back in that night.

There are still plenty of opportunities for fireworks to fly this week – and don’t worry – they will. Last night was just the first time the group had to discuss how to turn on each other. They kept it civil for the most part. But afterwards the whispers started… and the backdoor scenarios started being discussed. Everyone is still telling Derrick who they want out and he is filing it away to use to pit people against each other later. Zach is still the one they fear is too much of a wildcard and will turn on them first. As numbers dwindle and the $500K in sight, greed will start taking over, and no one will be truly safe.

Julie made some announcements last night – including the return of Zingbot – which is always fun for the fans & always good to stir up some drama among the Houseguests. This is the last week of the BoB – and someone is coming back in. All of this is sweet music to my ears so we can get back to traditional Big Brother & the Kumbaya we have been forced to endure will be gone. Let me know in the comments section below who you want gone this week & who you want to come back in the house next week.

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