We’re getting down to the wire on Big Brother 16 and with the HG numbers dwindling and his game pieces on the block Derrick is preparing to cut one of them loose, but not without capitalizing on the loss.
Last night Derrick did a little camera talking at 10:23PM BBT after discussing the Victoria situation with Frankie. Alone in the Fire room Derrick told the camera that he was about to pull off his own version of Dan’s Funeral. Okay, that right there is an immensely lofty goal, but let’s see where he goes with it.
Jump ahead to 12:27AM BBT 9/9 as Derrick talks with Victoria in private. He has just walked past Frankie and Cody who were discussing Victoria’s outbound path from the house. Derrick is sure to mention that to Victoria as he arrives to let her know it’s a lost cause.
Derrick tells Victoria that there’s no chance of her convincing Caleb to keep her, but she wonders if Frankie could be influence. Frankie would break any ties if Derrick and Caleb were split. Derrick isn’t supportive of that plan, but Victoria worries she’ll look weak if she goes without campaigning.
What Derrick would like to do, he tells Victoria, is to go tell the guys that Victoria is mad at him over refusing to keep her. He says he’ll tell them that he told Victoria he was keeping Cody who had been loyal to him all summer and that admission upset her.
The plan here is all about helping Derrick along so the guys think Victoria is mad at him and wouldn’t vote for him if he were to get to the F2. Derrick is trying to wipe away the appearance of a one-vote advantage between him and Victoria.
Derrick is coaching Victoria on all the things to say to Frankie about how so many Jury members won’t want to vote for Derrick. He includes Nicole, Hayden, and Donny in that list. Sounds like Derrick is making plans for getting to the end next to Frankie or maybe he’s just not concerned about whether or not Caleb would take him. Hmm.
Derrick and Victoria wrap up their conversation just before 1AM BBT and Derrick heads upstairs to tell the guys what happened (though it didn’t really). He tells Frankie and Cody that Victoria is blaming him (Derrick) for her going home. Derrick acts upset and frustrated by the situation to support this supposed divide between him and Victoria.
Once Derrick leaves Cody and Frankie continue to discuss the situation. They’re surprised that Victoria would have anything against Derrick for waiting to keep Cody over her. The guys seem to buy Derrick’s story, but it’s not creating any dust-up that I suspect Derrick may have expected. Perhaps this was just a gentle reminder that Derrick wanted to plant well ahead of when it might be a decision influence.
At this point Victoria is expecting to be evicted because the HGs aren’t sure what to make of the countdown clock. She’s resigned to being voted out and is willing to try and help Derrick as she goes. When the Rewind twist hits the house I don’t think this will have a negative impact on Derrick’s game, but we’ll have to wait and see.
As for this being a version of “Dan’s Funeral” I think that’s a heck of a stretch. Dan managed to avoid a seemingly inevitable eviction and play down concerns that he and Danielle were working together in his skillful move. This situation doesn’t do either of those but makes the guys think a vote for Derrick by Victoria might be up in the air. Not bad, but I wouldn’t call it a “Funeral” moment.