The votes are stacked against Zach Rance this week and while he knows things are grim he hasn’t completely given up. Or at least he hadn’t until he talked to Derrick last night.
Flashback to 2:20AM BBT 8/20 on Cams 1/2 to find Derrick heading outside to talk with Zach who is sitting alone on the hammock. They’re soon discussing the upcoming vote and Zach’s chances of survival. Derrick is blunt without being cruel and lets him down easy. It’s a very long talk.
Zach admits he knows there seems to be no chance or evading eviction but he’s torn between going out easy and full-on campaigning with any trick he can to convince HGs to keep him. This includes even going to Christine and saying he’ll put her on blast to her husband for how she’s been behaving with Cody. Derrick immediately shuts that down and points out that Zach isn’t a dirty player like that and it’d make him look very bad. Zach agrees but still wonders if it’d get him a vote. Derrick assures him it would not.
Derrick explains to Zach that a big issue for him was when Zach wouldn’t agree to go up on the block with Donny to throw the competition. Considering Cody wouldn’t agree to it either it’s hard to believe this is a sincere statement from Derrick. I think it’s more likely that he just doesn’t think he can completely control Zach like he can with Cody. I’d agree. Zach is far more volatile for Derrick’s game than “point me in the direction and tell me how to vote” Cody.
Zach insists that keeping him would be better for everyone’s game including Derrick’s. Derrick says that even if he voted to keep Zach, what would be the point? Derrick points out that Victoria will definitely not vote for Zach, Christine will not vote out Cody, and Caleb is sticking with the team. Even if Derrick were being sincere to Zach, Zach would need his, Donny’s, and still one more vote to make any difference.
Overall Zach is at peace with the situation and isn’t angry at the other HGs or himself. He knows he’ll be evicted and won’t be surprised by the vote on Thursday night.
Zach did mention that he already advised Donny to vote with the house and send Zach out so as not to make him any bigger of a target in the game. I wouldn’t be surprised to see that happen on Thursday night.
The best chance for Zach at this point is to take the eviction plunge, square off in whatever competition awaits the first four Jury members, and fight for his return. Should be a wild Thursday night on Big Brother!