Big Brother 16 Episode 36 Recap: The Jury Steals The Show


The Big Brother 16 houseguests had a moment of deja vu when Big Brother sent the game into a rewind, but that didn’t last long as almost everything is playing out differently this week.

But it was really the jury the stole the show in this episode.

The episode picks up in the middle of the rewind Head of Household competition. And HGs are trying hard to make sure it’s not an exact rewind, meaning they do not want Frankie to be HOH again.

But Frankie is definitely giving them a run for their money yet again. Cody and Caleb aren’t far behind, but Caleb blazes ahead and wins the competition this time, sending Frankie into a frenzy of nerves and worry. But he’s acting like he’s not worried. But you can see his head spinning. And rightly so. Cody is already ready to make it happen (sending Frankie home that is).


As soon as Frankie and Caleb are alone, Frankie asks if he is keeping the nominations the same. And Caleb says he doesn’t want to. Caleb tells Frankie it doesn’t matter who goes up because Victoria is the target. But Caleb tells us in the Diary Room that this is the time to make a move (and not waste his HOH on Victoria).

Caleb goes to Derrick to ask if a backdoor move would be better. Luckily Derrick is always on and tells Caleb there’s no point in doing that and he should consider putting him up outright. Caleb still has a lot to think about, but Derrick wants Frankie up, so you can expect that to happen. Right?

So the week is really shaping up to look like a totally different week. Even Derrick and Victoria are on point with their plan to make it look like Victoria now hates Derrick. The only thing that looks the same is Cody in his dinosaur costume.

Caleb is again wavering on Frankie. He is afraid he’ll win the veto then come after Caleb next week. But Derrick reminds Caleb that if Frankie doesn’t go up and wins the veto, he can use the veto on Victoria and make Caleb send home Cody or Derrick. And Caleb buys that fear. Caleb is on board.


It’s time for a luxury competition. The HGs are told to go upstairs to the HOH room. There they find snacks and a TV screen. The screen comes on and the jury comes running in. They immediately start jumping on stuff and throwing their belongings all over the house.

The jury then heads outside. They learn that they get to actually win $5,000. They jury members have to search the house for tokens that say “knock out” and they get to knock out players to help decide who wins. The HGs get to play too, though. They get to bet on who will win the competition. So if the person they bet on wins, they get the money. Frankie picks Zach, Victoria picks Hayden, Cody picks Nicole, Derrick picks Donny and Caleb picks Jocasta. No one picks Christine.

Hayden wins the competition which means Victoria also wins $5,000.

The jury heads out of the house again and the HGs are really upset that the jury destroyed the house. Even though that’s what they were told to do and that’s what the whole point of the game was about.

It’s time for Frankie to talk to Caleb about what he should do. Frankie, of course, pushes for Caleb to put Derrick up next to Victoria because he has never been up. Frankie reminds Caleb that he’s never nominated Caleb. Frankie goes on to make a lot of good points, but Caleb has already let Derrick in his head.


And it’s Derrick who got through. Caleb goes with Frankie and Victoria as the nominees.


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