Big Brother 16: New Alliance Forms Overnight, But Can It Last?

This season of Big Brother 16 has turned out to be all about the alliances. So far we’ve reached a count of 312, no wait, now it’s 313. Overnight a new alliance of five Houseguests came together in yet another effort of watching each other’s backs. But don’t get that new tattoo just yet.

Detonators alliance on Big Brother 16
“The Detonators” alliance on Big Brother 16 – Source: CBS

Flashback on your Live Feeds to 3:45AM BBT 7/16 on Cams 3/4 to find Derrick, Frankie, Zach, Christine, and Cody gathered in the Head of Household room. They’ve decided to work together as a spin-off from the original Bomb Squad. Interestingly, they waited until Amber left the room to make this announcement. Caleb is also no where to be found during this agreement.

The group seems more concerned with naming their new and “improved” Big Brother alliance from the former Bomb Squad break away team and finally settle on “The Detonators.”

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During the discussions everyone promises their true trust lies within this group. Christine says Nicole is her friend, but she’ll see her go without any issues. Others share a similar stance.

Later when Derrick and Cody are alone downstairs Derrick admits he’s sorry he used “Detonators” on that group. Neither seem to be truly invested in this new alliance and both definitely think Frankie is a problem who can’t be trusted.

Cody and Derrick discuss what they should name their F2 deal and settle on “The Hitmen.” But is it sincere? According to his camera talk early this morning, yes. Derrick says he’s loyal to Team America and Cody. The addition of Zach with the “Amigos” alliance is just in Zach’s mind and he doesn’t plan to play the game by it.

These Houseguests seem more fixated on running up the alliance count than anything else this season. What’s their plan? At the F2 speech will they announce “I created 17 alliances, joined 84 alliances, and discovered 62 others. I deserve your vote to win.”

I guess we’ll have to wait and see how these all play out and especially once the next HoH is decided on Thursday. The best laid plans…

Which alliance would you want to form if you were a Big Brother 16 Houseguest?


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