Big Brother 16 Episode 13 Recap: Cruel And Unusual Punishments


Wednesday night’s episode of Big Brother 16 showed us a number of things about this season’s contestants. Brittany has a lot of heart. Caleb is not a team player. Nicole’s accent is getting worse by the episode. And Cody deserves a swift kick in the rear (which he gets).

The episode picks up right after the Battle of the Block and Jocasta is still reeling, but the speaking in tongues has stopped. So Brittany and Victoria are upset and worried. And neither of them trust anyone in the house.

It’s time for the episodic segment of “Amber’s Stalker.” We get Caleb literally sneaking up the stairs to avoid the HOH camera, where he barges in to see Cody and Amber sitting together. And as always, you can see the “I want to kill Cody” in his eyes. On top of that, Zach does what Zach does best and hysterically eggs Caleb on.

And Zach does what we all knew he’d do and tells Cody what Caleb has been saying about the Cody and Amber situation. And Cody is wearing very thin when it comes to Caleb. And on top of all that, Caleb wants Brittany to stay over Victoria, which goes against the alliance.

Chosen for veto this week were Zach, Caleb and Nicole. They join Cody, Brittany and Victoria. But Caleb wasn’t picked straight out. Brittany got houseguest’s choice and picked Caleb. And suspicions arise. Caleb even tells Cody that he’s pulling for Brittany in the game. So Cody grows even more annoyed with Caleb.

This week’s veto competition puts the HGs in their own version of the World Cup. The players have to try to get their soccer balls to land in spots worth the most points. The person with the lowest amount of points are eliminated and they have to pick a “prize.” The next person who gets eliminated can take the prize chosen before them and so on.

Cody is out first and gets the Power of Veto. Brittany is out second so she takes the veto from Cody, leaving him with the “penalty kick” punishment. Zach was eliminated and picked a trip to Germany. And he didn’t trade it. Nicole is out in the next round. She picks a goal kicking punishment but trades Brittany that for the veto. That leaves Caleb vs. Victoria. She gets a zero and Caleb gets a 50. Victoria claims $5,000 and trades it for the veto. So Caleb gets the season’s unitard punishment. But he trades that for Nicole’s new $5,000 prize. Record scratch. WHAT? Everyone is like what did you just do?

So that means Victoria wins the power of veto and Caleb’s target grows.

Brittany’s horrible penalty starts. At first thought, 2,400 kicks doesn’t sound that bad. But it is. It takes her all night to complete the task, which left her in a ton of pain. We also get a look at Cody’s penalty kicks and Nicole’s “Germa-tard.” Cody has to get kicked in the butt 10 times every time an announcer tells him too. And Nicole’s unitard is inspired by German lederhosen. But back to the real (cruel) punishment. Brittany completed her punishment which left her in pain and with bleeding and swollen feet. A little harsh, BB.

Elsewhere, Donny is starting to work on Zach about Caleb going up on the block and Zach likes that idea. So he takes it to Cody, who is already thinking it. So most people want Caleb up, but Frankie and Derrick aren’t having it. So Derrick brings up America’s favorite Donny as the pawn. But Cody really wants to nominate Caleb. Derrick finally just tells Cody it’s up to him, but leaves him with a lot of doubt.

But Cody decides he’s going to do what’s best for him and even tells Donny he will not be putting him up. Cody’s mistake with this is that he tells Frankie and Frankie goes to tell Derrick and Derrick catches Cody before it’s too late.

So at the veto ceremony, Victoria uses the veto on herself and Cody, with Derrick and Frankie in his head, does not do what he wants. He names Donny as the replacement nominee and that’s that. Either Brittany or Donny will go home Thursday night.



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