Big Brother 16 Episode 34 Recap: HGs Play The Fake Veto Competition


You know what’s harder to watch than an episode of Big Brother 16? An episode of Big Brother 16 where everything happening will mean nothing on Wednesday when the game rewinds.

Tuesday night’s episode picks up right after Frankie nominated Cody and Victoria. Frankie tells us that Victoria is the target and it’s time for her to go after doing nothing the entire seasons. His words, not mine.

Cody thinks this means he’s the low man on the totem pole, which makes Cody regret not getting Frankie backdoored last week even more.

We get a fun little montage of Big Brother making fun of all of Victoria’s game delusions, including her calling Derrick the Robin to her Batman. Funny stuff.

Cody and Derrick get some alone time, so it’s time for them to talk about what is going on this week. Cody tells Derrick that Caleb told him it crossed his mind to ditch Cody this week, but he won’t do that. Derrick tells Cody if he wins the veto, maybe he’ll use it on Cody so that Frankie has to put Caleb up and they can evict him.

Derrick reminds Cody that they pushed that button and it could mean things change on Wednesdays. The wheels are definitely turning.

Speaking of the button, we get a stupid montage of tall of their stupid speculations on what the button means. Cody’s ideas are the worst. Derrick’s are the most-likely. And since there’s basically nothing else to cover this season, they show us footage of Caleb and Cody attacking the button with karate chops. This is Big Brother 16, folks.

It’s veto time. It’s a freak show theme, which is just really Big Brother morph. And we’ve got some hideous freaks. And again, since there’s nothing else to show us, we get to watch almost the entire Veto competition. So after far too much footage and far too much DR commentary from the HGs, it’s finally time to reveal how long it took each person to play.

  • Cody finished in 12:14
  • Caleb finished in 8:39
  • Victoria’s time was 17:18
  • Frankie finished in 5:54
  • Derrick’s final time was 6:17

Frankie has won the Power of Veto and holds all the power and it’s starting to show. He right away starts wondering what to do with the veto. He could keep Victoria and put up a threat. Of course we know that this could all be a moot point since they pushed the button and the game will be rewinded. I think a lot of the HGs have that feeling as well.

And just when I couldn’t think of how they’re going to fill the rest of the time of this episode, I forgot about the Team America challenge. Frankie and Derrick managed to make the HGs believe there’s a mouse in the house. And Cody was jumping up on furniture like a dainty lady. So it looks like Team America managed to pass this challenge.


OK, back to the game. Frankie decides to keep the nominations the same because he doesn’t need to get rid of a threat, because in his mind he is the only threat. So he’s good with keeping things the same.

But once again, we know the button could make all of this pointless. We’ll know Wednesday night.


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