Big Brother 16 Episode 24 Recap: Operation Throw Battle Of The Block Fails Again


The Big Brother 16 houseguests just can’t catch a break when it comes to throwing competitions. For the second week in a row, the Bomb Squad/Detonators or whatever they’re called these days just couldn’t complete their plan to throw a competition.

Thankfully this is the last week for BOTB so we won’t see that kind of flop again.

Sunday night’s episode picked up right after Frankie and Derrick won Heads of Household. Most people, including Donny thinks he’s the target, but Derrick tells us he has other things in mind.

The Bomb Squad will have to nominate some of their own this week, though, because the numbers are dwindling. So Derrick, Cody and Caleb start talking about who needs to go up and who needs to throw the Battle of the Block competition next to Donny.

Frankie and Derrick have the debate alone and Frankie thinks Cody should go up, but Derrick continues to protect Cody, so that conversation doesn’t go anywhere. The only thing they decide on is that Donny is going up. So they decide to call everyone together and hash it out as a group.

And that also doesn’t go so well. No one wants to volunteer to go up and no one surely doesn’t want to throw the Battle of the Block and stay on the block next to Donny.

So after some nervousness and bickering and A LOT of silence, they decide to draw names. Or in this case, Skittles. Zach, Christine, Caleb and Cody all pick a Skittles color and they’re drawn from a hat. Christine’s Skittle comes up to sit next to Donny. Caleb and Cody’s come up as the pair to go up opposite Christine and Donny. Zach’s Skittle doesn’t wasn’t drawn (which isn’t necessarily a good thing).

So that’s how the nominees turn out. Derrick nominates Christine and Donny and Frankie nominates Caleb and Cody.

But as we saw in a conversation between Derrick, Cody and Caleb, if things don’t work out for Donny going home this week, they wouldn’t mind sending Zach packing.


At the Battle of the Block competition (and it was a really cool black box competition). All they have to do is find bones hidden in the black box. The first team to place five bones on their score board will win the competition. Christine does her part and finds no bones, but Donny, like Frankie last week, wins the competition on his own.

So that means Derrick is dethroned and Frankie remains HOH. That also means Caleb and Cody remain on the block and that won’t fly with Derrick. So Zach needs to watch out this week.

Also during the episode, we got to see the Team America mission. They have to hide one clothing item from each of the HGs and organize a neighborhood watch program for 24 hours straight. They decide to take Christine’s glasses, Caleb’s bunny slippers and Zach’s Gators shirt.

Oh, and we get a treated to a nice segment of Cody and Christine’s flirtmance. And of course everyone in the house thinks it’s weird and a little wrong since Christine is married. But Christine tells us in the Diary Room that flirting is a strategy and if it wins her and her husband $500,000 then so be it.


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