Big Brother 16: Devin Aims To Control The House

Devin has been making waves in the Big Brother 16 house since he arrived and the latest round of competitions are setting him up for even more opportunities.

Devin Shepherd on Big Brother 16
Devin Shepherd on Big Brother 16 – Source: CBS

Overnight the new Heads of Household made their nominations official, but of course that didn’t even happen without its own drama. Devin is new to Big Brother, as just about all the HGs seem to be this season, and that brings its own challenges. Devin didn’t know he couldn’t tell HGs they were going up on the block until he was informed of that rule. So what does Devin continue to do? Tell HGs they’re going up on the block.

Devin explicitly warned all of the pending nominations that they were going up on the block both after being told by production and reading the rules book that he couldn’t do it. Don’t look for any punishment though as this is not a rule often enforced. So let’s move on.

After nominations were settled Devin quickly made it known that his target, Brittany, would be the one going home and there wouldn’t be any discussion otherwise.

Shortly this morning’s Battle of the Block competition finished up we found Paola wound up over her desire for Victoria to be the one evicted, not Brittany. Flashback to 6:30AM BBT. Devin was quick to shut that down. Devin doesn’t want Victoria becoming the target and he doesn’t want Paola pushing that angle. Keep your eyes on Devin’s prize, folks. You came here to play his game, not yours.

Since Amber’s nominees: Hayden & Nicole, which Caleb and Devin basically picked for her, lost won the BotB comp only Devin will remain the Head of Household. Her reign as Head of Household lasted just a few hours. (Dang, I keep swapping the win/loss with these Double HoHs.)

Devin pulled Paola and Jocasta in to his HoH room and explained why Brittany had to go. She stresses him out. Devin can’t relax with Brittany here because she won’t stop talking game. Gasp!

Devin doesn’t want HGs talking game. He just wants to relax. Since Brittany is breaking that “rule” of Devin-law, she needs to go. Simple as that.

Unfortunately for Devin, some of the Houseguests have another plan. Derrick, Zach, Cody, and Christine all agreed that Britt should stay and Paola go home if those are their two choices. Flashback to 7:05AM BBT. They don’t want Devin getting his way and are worried about Paola being an anchor on future BotB challenges.

Paola threw this competition while intentionally poor performance in a bid to keep Brittany on the block per Devin’s wishes. HGs noted that Paola did not even put on the goggles they needed to complete the challenge.

Now their plan is to convince others that Pao should go and Brittany should stay. They’ve already talked with Hayden and then later Cody and Hayden talked with Donny on the same plan. These votes are coming together, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

The Power of Veto competition is still out there along with the Ceremony (Saturday and Monday, respectively). A lot could change with those as we saw it change last week’s events and grand plans. Once we have the final noms of the week on Monday afternoon we can revisit these scenarios, but if the vote were held today Brittany would have a good chance at survival.

What do you think of Devin’s iron fist attempts at controlling the Big Brother house? Would you go against him or play along and target him when he least suspects it?


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