Big Brother 16: How Far Will Christine’s Alliance Take Her?

Christine Brecht has been taking a risky path through Big Brother 16 with her choice to side with a nearly all-guys alliance from the start, throw off her fellow female HGs, and put all her eggs in a Brigade-like basket. But can Christine get to the end like that?

Christine Brecht on Big Brother 16
Christine Brecht on Big Brother 16 – Source: CBS

On Sunday night we saw Cody and Caleb discuss Christine’s place in the eviction line. Both agreed she needed to go before Victoria with the 6th place spot in the season. They were worried about what she might do and who she could end up deciding to take to the end.

Last night though, it seems Caleb has had a change of heart and it has to do with the record books.

Flashback to 12:43 AM BBT 8/26 Cams 1/2. Use the Free Trial to watch it on Feeds’ Rewind. Caleb is talking with Frankie and raises the issue that he wants to keep Christine until after Victoria is gone. If they can get all five of them to the F5 then he says that will be the biggest alliance to completely control the game until the end. Caleb is concerned with his legacy over his chances.

Frankie agrees with Caleb and puts Victoria as a higher priority than Christine for eviction. Considering Derrick has Victoria in his pocket, that’s not a bad position for Frankie to take, but you can rest assured that he’ll face push back from Derrick on sending Victoria home before he’s ready.

Speaking of Derrick, he had his own conversation about Christine last night when he spoke to the cameras. Flashback to 2:12AM BBT 8/26 Cams 1/2 to find Derrick sitting alone in the backyard. “Feedsters, she’s still going home as soon as I have the opportunity.”

Derrick says, “she literally thinks she’s the female version of Dan. She’s not. Not even close.” Sounds like he means it too, but should Christine really be his highest priority?

If Christine feels she’s closer to Cody than he is to anyone else then Cody should be able to pull the strings and keep Derrick safe should Christine come to power. It seems to me that Derrick could have bigger concerns to worry about (Frankie and his strong record in the game), but maybe he doesn’t see that.

I do not see Christine getting to the end easily and even if she gets there I’m not sure who would vote for her. She’s left tough goodbye messages for the Jurors and is gleeful over the prospect of recording more of them for future evictions. Her personal attention has been focused on touching Cody instead of building wider relationships around the house. Christine may know how to latch on to a strong alliance, but Jury management is going great for her so far.

What do you think the guys will decide to do with Christine? When she’s even lost Cody’s support it seems like a tough road ahead. Will she soon by Britney’d like we saw with the Brigade in Season 12 or can she slip through the cracks and make it to the F2?


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