Big Brother 16: Nicotine Gets Stubbed Out

Big Brother Houseguests Nicole Franzel and Christine Brecht quickly became a duo this season but that pairing has come to an end after one of them overplayed her hand this weekend.

Nicole & Christine as Nicotine on Big Brother 16
Nicole & Christine as Nicotine on Big Brother 16 – Source: CBS

In a bid to manipulate her Head of Household reign, Christine went to Nicole on Saturday with some big claims. Unfortunately for Christine, Nicole wasn’t buy the stories and it exposed her previously hidden intentions. Oops, Christine.

When Christine came to Nicole she completely miscalculated Haycole’s bond and that cost her big. She just doesn’t know it yet. What Christine told Nicole was that Hayden had made out with Victoria. Nope. Christine was trying to pit Nicole against Hayden or at least undermine her trust in him.

Pressing her luck Christine went on to say that Hayden was trying to keep Zach while she knew that Nicole wanted Zach evicted this week. It did not work and Nicole wasted no time in telling Hayden what Christine had attempted. Oops again.

Sunday afternoon, Flashback to 1:30PM BBT 8/3, Nicole talks with Donny and tells him what Christine is trying to do. Donny suggests she deceive Christine to get her to use the Veto and then instead of renom’ing Donny she could renom Frankie and get him evicted.

When Donny refers to Christine as Nicole’s friend she gets upset and tells him to stop calling her that as they stopped being friends yesterday. Ouch.

Looking to outdo herself again Christine went to Nicole on Sunday afternoon. Flashback to 5PM BBT. “I have information!” declared Christine. Decoded: “Sit down so I can lie to you!”

Christine has been back and forth on whether or not she wants to keep Zach. One conversation has her wanting him out then the next is how she needs to keep him.

This time Christine was hoping to convince Nicole that Zach wasn’t targeting her if he stayed. How would she do that? “Zach wants to backdoor Hayden!” *Facepalm*

The Nicotine ship has sailed and won’t be returning anytime soon. Nicole is fully aware of Christine’s manipulation attempts, but Christine thinks she’s being super smooth with it and has no idea that their friendship and alliance has ended. Considering Christine had mostly used her in a one-way arrangement this isn’t a big loss to Nicole and she can maximize it by stringing Christine along as long as possible.

Are you surprised that Nicole figured out Christine’s duplicity? Should Nicole call Christine out or just play along for now? What would you do?


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