Donny Thompson and Nicole Franzel sit stop the target list this week and there’s no question about it. As soon as the HoH comp was over we knew who’d go up and the Veto comp finalized the week’s nominations. Now we’ve reached a level of acceptance by the house’s main target.

Donny Thompson and Nicole Franzel on Big Brother 16

Donny Thompson and Nicole Franzel on Big Brother 16 – Source: CBS

Last night on the Live Feeds, Flashback to 9:15PM BBT 8/26 Cams 1/2, Donny and Nicole walked the perimeter of the house while discussing the upcoming vote and their expectations.

Donny is frustrated with how the HGs treat their targets with the weekly “shun” and wishes they could treat each other like people. He notes how he’s tried to be friendly with everyone and how even Zach advised Donny to vote against him (Zach) last week to avoid being more of a target.

Nicole and Donny agree that the HGs have already made their decisions and it’s pointless to fight it. Nicole explains that she’s going to everyone for the optics of it rather than the impact. She worries that if she did not it could be used against her as an excuse down the road.

When Donny tells Nicole he hopes she wins the next HoH she reminds him that they do not know who is going home this week. He agrees with the concept, but says he believes this is his week.

“I think I’m going. You may think the same thing, but this time I think I am,” Donny says. “You think you are more this time than you were last time?” asks Nicole. “Yeah, but last time I didn’t know until [Julie] read out the things I really didn’t know,” adds Donny.

Both agree that you never know what could happen and Donny points out Zach’s last-minute save over Jocasta a few weeks back. He’s right it could shift, but I just don’t see it this week. Neither Donny nor Nicole are a big boost to anyone in the game so I doubt someone will have a revelation of need to keep one over the other.

I’m sticking with my prediction of Donny Thompson being evicted from Big Brother 16 this week and heading off to the Jury house. We’ll have to see if Nicole can pull off an HoH win to create the power shift that’s pretty much evaded us the entire season.

In honor of Donny’s pending eviction, here is the song he asked to hear this morning for the HGs’ wake-up music. “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd for its line “If I leave here tomorrow, Would you still remember me?” Hopefully Big Brother made that happen for him.




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