Big Brother 16 Team America Rumor Taking Root

Team America is hard at work on its first task for Big Brother 16: destroying a Houseguest’s trust! But in a surprising twist, the mission might backfire and sink the wrong player.

Nicole Franzel & Christine Brecht on Big Brother
Nicole Franzel & Christine Brecht on Big Brother – Source: CBS

On Friday we learned the three members of Team America would have to convince three Houseguests that someone among them was related to a past HG and get them to pass it on to three more HGs. Frankie, in his seemingly permanent mission to trash his former ally’s game, quickly suggested they go after Zach. They all agreed that Zach had now become an honorary cousin of BB15’s Amanda Zuckerman. Next step: spread that rumor.

Now this looks bad for Zach. HGs have nothing to do but sit around that house and worry. A rumor like this could really hurt a player and it’d be very disappointing to see Zach rundown by this prank after he worked so hard last week to make a big game shift. But here comes something I didn’t expect.

Derrick had no trouble talking to Victoria about the rumor, but Donny was not quite so smooth. Donny pulled Nicole in to the Hive room, gave her the story, and then precisely instructed her to go tell Christine about it. The whole thing was a little too exact and set off some flags for Nicole.

Flashback to 1:24AM BBT on 7/13 to hear Nicole go to Christine and relay the story. So Team America gets a point for the mission, but it didn’t end there. Nicole wonders about Donny’s story and what’s really going on. Christine is curious about the rumor, but Nicole seems more perplexed by Donny’s behavior and they way he went about telling her.

As the rumor spreads we’ll have to watch for more reactions and see if it puts the target on Zach or boomerangs back. If and when Zach hears this story I wonder if he might go the blow-up route again and try to track down its source. Watch out, guys!

What started off as a silly game could end up having much more serious impacts on both Team America’s targets and the secret alliance’s members themselves. Do you think it’s going to go too far or is this all fair game in the Big Brother house?


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