Big Brother 16: Does The Next ‘Zach Attack’ Go Too Far?

After Team America failed to initiate an argument between Zach and Christine at the Nominations Ceremony their plans have changed. Not only is Team America substituting a new target, but Big Brother seems to be allowing them to swap out the original requirements.

Zach Attack prepares to launch on Big Brother 16
Zach Attack prepares to launch on Big Brother 16 – Source: CBS

Instead of having to create an argument with two Houseguests they’ll now succeed if one Houseguest “berates” another for twenty seconds. Yeah, cause that’s what viewers wanted to see, right? Anyway, the new plan has Zach going on the “Attack” at today’s Veto meeting with Amber as the recipient and Caleb the catalyst. The whole thing ties in to their plan to make Caleb think this is his idea to Backdoor Amber, but is it going too far?

So what’s this Zach Attack going to be? Flashback to 10:42PM BBT Cams 3/4 for his rehearsal. Zach plans to stand up at the end of the meeting and announce he wants to say something. Here’s what he presented to the guys:

There’s something that’s been going on for several weeks that’s been really grinding my gears and is honestly agitating the entire house. There is one individual in particular, who has given his all to another person, who has taken that, spit it right back in his face, and rubbed his head in the dirt.

Beast Mode Cowboy went on the block for you, Amber. He risked $500,000 for you. More than any of your previous boyfriends have ever spent on you. When you were both Have-Nots sleeping in the Ice room, he took his only two blankets, laid them over you so you could sleep in warmth… *Fish cut in* And how do you thank him? By thanking the entire room, one of them being Devin.

In the Power of Veto competition, he chose five thousand dollars over his safety to take you on a cruise. He also ate a frickin’ pickle which he hates more than anything in the world, just so he could take you on a date. You said that you only went on that date with him because you didn’t want to hurt his feelings.

Amber, this is really just a disgrace. How do you think your family feels? Watching you treat this lovely gentleman, who has given his all to you, like trash? Amber, this isn’t the first or the second that Beast Mode Cowboy has saved your life in this game. He is the only person in this house that you can trust. Amber, Beast Mode Cowboy is now the reason today why you are sitting in that orange chair and possibly walking out the door three days from now.

Update: It’s been pointed out to me that Zach & Cody agreed later that he should not reference her family & that most of this wouldn’t make the final cut.

Zach breaks at this point and Caleb starts giving him pointers on what he wants Zach to say next. Later on in the night Zach gives a few more practice rounds and they’re similar to this speech so he could deliver something along these lines if he sticks to the “script.”

The whole thing comes off like a parody of every absurd claim of wrongdoing Caleb suggests Amber has done to him. Even Caleb’s pickle drama made the cut. They’re mocking Caleb at Amber’s expense. I have a very hard time believing any of them, outside of Caleb, thinks it’s a legitimate argument being made, but I don’t see that stopping them.

Team America wants their $5K each and Zach wants another round in the spotlight, but is it too much? Share your thoughts.


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