We could finally settle in to our regular routine for nominations in the third week of Big Brother 16 now as Houseguests made it through the night without a ceremony and now prepare for a busy day ahead. But who is about to have a bad day? Let’s discuss.
The new Heads of Household are Derrick Levasseur and Nicole Franzel after last night’s competition where these two earned top scores in the “Underwater Polo” challenge. After a night of discussions their goal is confirmed and most everyone seems to be on board.
Following his disastrous turn at the helm, Devin Shepherd is the main target of the house majority. He immediately went in to action last night talking with Derrick in a bid to earn a spot on the block from the start. Derrick and Nicole are no dummies though and know that would give Devin two chances at securing his safety this week. That’s not going to happen.
So while Devin might be the main target, he will not be going up on the block just yet. Instead four carefully selected pawns will be put in to play as the HoHs move the pieces they need in to position.
Derrick’s nomination plans have been made clear. He needs to make sure everyone in the house will use the Veto so Devin can be backdoored and the only HG that is making him nervous about that right now is Jocasta. So she’s going up on the block to make sure it gets played.
Beside Jocasta will be Caleb. Derrick has convinced Caleb this is a great idea and a courageous move sure to show Amber how much he cares about her. Why’s that? Let’s move on to Nicole’s noms.
Nicole is putting up Amber. She has an easy excuse: you did it to me last week. But if Amber is on the block, then won’t she, gasp!, be in danger? That’s why Caleb is so willing to go up on the block opposite her. He’ll throw the BotB competition and secure Amber’s safety. In that way Caleb will also be guaranteed a spot in the Power of Veto competition in case Devin draws a chip to play.
To be clear: Amber and Caleb are completely in on this plan. Their opposing nominations have been discussed together before Nicole and Derrick. There will be no surprises on their nominations or Caleb’s role in the situation. Well, unless Devin wins the Veto and Caleb suddenly becomes Plan B while stuck on the block. That might surprise him.
As for Nicole’s other nominee, she’s waffled a little on the pick. She’s going between Donny and Victoria. She is hesitant to put up Victoria because of how it could impact their relationship and trust in the game. It’s really a toss-up and I don’t see either being worse or better in the plan to get Nicole dethroned. Both Victoria and Donny have won a competition to secure their own safety.
Update: Nicole told Derrick she’s more likely to go with Victoria as the nominee.
Yes, Nicole is hoping to be dethroned. She has said several times that she doesn’t want any blood on her hands and Derrick is definitely interested in getting the Devin feather in his cap.
Nominations are coming up later today in the Big Brother house. I’ll keep an eye out for the spoilers and let you know what happens. With the HGs still on lockdown it wouldn’t surprise me to get early noms and then an afternoon Battle of the Block competition.