Big Brother 16: Big Plans Rest On Little Chips In Week 3 – Update: Players Picked

The Power of Veto competition is coming up soon in the Big Brother 16 house and a lot rides on this competition, but even more rests on the players being picked.

Devin Shepherd and Derrick Levasseur on Big Brother
Devin Shepherd and Derrick Levasseur on Big Brother

All part of Derrick’s and Nicole’s shared plan as the Heads of Household this week on Big Brother was to target Devin for eviction, but to avoid him having the opportunity to escape the vote they’d have to plan wisely and rely on some luck along the way.

To help keep Devin out of Veto’s reach Derrick and Nicole agreed to not put him up on the block as part of the first round of nominees before the Battle of the Block. Then from there the goal was for Caleb and Jocasta to stay on the block and prepare for the Veto.

Derrick’s concern was Jocasta might not be willing to use the Veto to free up a spot for Devin if she wasn’t on the block, but he knew Caleb would either way. Putting Caleb on the block was a back up plan so he’d be a strong contender should Devin luck in to the competition by draw.

Later this morning the Big Brother 16 HGs will get up and gather in the living room to pick players in the Veto Competition. If Devin’s name is not drawn and no HGs select him from a “HG’s Choice” chip then things will look pretty dim for Devin, but still no guarantee just yet.

For anyone worried that production might stuff the box with “Devin” chips, Big Brother winner Ian Terry pointed out how the process actually works in response to Branden’s joke:

That’s interesting to know and surprising that Big Brother doesn’t ever show that on the episodes as it would calm a lot of “rigged!” cries from upset fans.

Devin’s chances are still not that bad to be picked. If we ignore the chance of someone using “HG’s Choice” on him then he’ll have a 1:13 chance on first draw, 1:12 on the second, and a 1:11 on the third draw. (There are 2 “HGs Choice” chips in the mix.) Not too shabby and gives him a decent shot at competing today.

Worst case scenario in all this from Derrick’s perspective? Devin is drawn to play, wins the Veto, and saves Caleb just to screw with the house. Devin would not be eligible for renom and the backup eviction target would be safe.

Should all that happen, then watch out Brittany because I’d expect her to quickly become Plan C.

Veto players should be drawn before too long and then the PoV Competition is expected be held later this afternoon. I’ll keep you posted on all the results and Big Brother spoilers today so join us on Facebook, Twitter, and by Email to get the latest news.

Update: Results are back from the players being picked. Devin was picked! On top of that, Jocasta is out of the competition, according to Caleb. Caleb explained Devin now had a 1:5 chance so it sounds like Jocasta will not be involved or replaced as she is very sick from dehydration.

Christine and Donny were also selected to play in the Veto later today. Cody will host.

Do you want to see Devin pull off the Veto win and stay to wreck more havoc on the house?


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