Big Brother 16 Episode 19 Recap: The Detonators Plan Their Own Zach Attack


Things aren’t what the seem in the Big Brother 16 house. At least not to Zach. While he was busy making the show entertaining (since no one else was willing to do so), his allies turned on him. And since he couldn’t come through with competition wins this week, Wednesday night’s episode suggests he’s in real danger this week.

The episode picked up right after Caleb and Victoria won the Battle of the Block competition. Zach is mad that he lost the BOTB. Jocasta is just as Jocasta as ever. But Caleb and Victoria are happy they won but have to deal with the punishments they picked up in the competition.

Nicole remains the Head of Household and keeps on her plan to backdoor Frankie. But Frankie is everywhere in the house and it doesn’t take him long to be in her ear about what she’s going to do this week.

Meanwhile, Victoria and Caleb get their Adam & Even punishment, which means they’re tied together and wearing only leaves for clothing. But the punishment doesn’t stop there. Caleb has to get his head shaved as well. And so now Caleb is bald.

Back to backdooring Frankie. Hayden and Nicole decide they want to align with Cody and Derrick, so they agree. But as usual, the BB editing team won’t quite tell us how legit it is with Derrick. I mean it’s legit enough for them to name it. But the name is horrible and I don’t even want to type it, but I guess I have to. It’s called “The Rationale.”

Christine, who used to be Nicole’s main target, has her own agenda. She wants Zach out and doesn’t want Frankie anywhere near the backdoor. Instead, she’d rather Derrick or Cody go up as a replacement nominee. And as we just saw, those are Nicole’s latest alliance members.

On top of that, Christine decides to create a complete lie to Nicole to cause some friction between her and Hayden. So she tells her that Hayden and Victoria made out. Nicole doesn’t believe it and now knows that Christine is not the friend she once thought.

The Christine shade stories spread so now Christine is on a couple of radars. But all that does is make Derrick and Cody really want Frankie out since it’s clear Christine and Frankie are working with them.

Caleb, Christine and Victoria were picked to play in the veto, joining Zach, Jocasta and Nicole. So no Hayden, no Derrick and No Cody. The backdoor Frankie plan won’t be as easy as Nicole hopes.

The Detonators, who are basically not even a thing anymore, meet to discuss veto and what they need to do. Zach thinks as long as Jocasta doesn’t win veto he’s golden. But little does he know, Christine is not interested in saving him this week and everyone else is aligned with others.


It’s time for the veto competition. The HGs will be playing this one by themselves. The players have to do a hipline to see what order some cool BB comic books are in, then put their own comic book covers in the exact order. So this competition is all about time.

Nicole finished in 12:20. Caleb finished in 15:48. Victoria took 35 minutes. Jocasta had 14:39. Christine did hers in 11:50. Zach finished in 26:17. Christine won the Power of Veto.

And Christine wants Zach out this week. Even though he thinks he’s in a solid alliance with her. So Nicole still wants Christine to use the veto so she can still backdoor Frankie. Christine decides to go with not using the veto so she can try to turn the Detanators on Zach and vote him out this week.

And as Nicole and Derrick suggested in their last-minute confessionals, the Detonators are ready to turn on Zach. So either Zach or Jocasta (most likely Zach) will be going home this week. But as we know, they won’t be alone as this is Double Eviction week.


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