Big Brother 16: Caleb Can’t Keep His Mouth Closed Around Frankie

The best thing about Caleb as a HG is he’s so honest. The worst thing about Caleb as a HG is he’s so honest. That honesty could have just put all of the guys in hot water as they were positioning to evict Frankie this week from Big Brother 16.

Frankie Grande is shocked by Caleb Reynolds' confession
Frankie Grande is shocked by Caleb Reynolds’ confession – Source: CBS

Derrick and Cody were able to convince Caleb that their best plan of action was to turn on Frankie this week will they had the opportunity. It didn’t take much effort for Caleb to agree after Derrick suggested that unless Frankie was on the block he could be tempted to use the Veto on Victoria and force a Derrick-Cody nomination combo. Of course that’s something you shouldn’t repeat to Frankie, right? RIGHT?

Flashback to 9:18PM BBT 9/11 Cams 1/2 (watch it now on the Free Trial) to find Caleb and Frankie alone playing pool. Caleb had previously told Frankie the choice to put him on the block was a fairness issue as Cody had just come down and Derrick couldn’t play in either HoH. Frankie asks Caleb if there are any other reasons he’s on the block. Okay, before we move on, hold your hand in front of your face and lean forward until your face is comfortable cradled in your palm. Now you’re ready to proceed.

Caleb tells Frankie the guys all discussed that Frankie might consider taking a big stab at them by using the Veto on Victoria if he weren’t on the block with her. Still got your face in your palm? Good.

Frankie is shocked that this was not only a consideration for Caleb but that it was discussed with Derrick and Cody. Frankie points out that as HoH and Veto winner last week he could have already tried that if he was going to do that at all. (He’s right.)

Derrick and Cody both told Frankie they didn’t know Caleb was putting him on the block so now he knows they were lying to him and the entire house is likely against him. Frankie says the three of them are now conspiring against him. (Yep.) Good grief, Caleb.

Caleb tries to cover it up by returning to the original reason of what was “fair” in the situation, but it’s way too late for that. If Caleb had just kept his mouth shut this wouldn’t be an issue. But he did and it is.

Cody shows up at 9:25PM BBT in the backyard and Caleb announces he told Frankie that they had discussed the scenario of Frankie using the Veto on Victoria. Caleb says he’s not throwing anyone under the bus… but the three of them all agreed that if anyone was going to try to screw them it would be Frankie. Cody denies saying that Frankie would do that as though they just discussed Frankie could do it. Ugh.

Jump ahead to 9:39PM BBT as Caleb relays the events to Derrick. The story is a little adjusted as Caleb says he told Frankie that he (Caleb) thought that out of the four of them that Frankie would be the one to flip on the group. Caleb claims he said “this has nothing to do with Derrick or Cody,” but he did actually tell Frankie it was an idea discussed by all three of them.

So we all know Frankie isn’t an idiot. He had to know in the back of his head even before this discussion that he was a top pick for the guys to send home. It’s just unfortunate for Cody and Derrick that they’re relying on loose lips Caleb to not spill the beans on every aspect of their game week after week.

Then again, should Frankie win that Veto today he might harbor enough resentment that he’ll come for revenge against Caleb directly. In a talk later in the night with Cody and Derrick Frankie says that if he stays he knows who his target would be. Could be an interesting week ahead!

What do you think of Caleb spilling details of their secret plan to their target Frankie? Is honesty the best policy in this game or, as Derrick put it, should you make moves and then shut up about it?


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