Before I start the Big Brother 16 Player Rankings for this week, I need to address something. Twitter has been going crazy with #SaveZach tweets directed at @CBSBigBrother. I am a Zach fan, I even picked him in a BB alumni pool to win the game. I just think it’s hysterical the same fan base that bashes Production for alleged manipulation, are now the ones begging Production to step in and save a popular player.
Jocasta – 4 strips of Tofu – another week, another nomination for Jocasta, another BoB & Veto loss, but yet she is (most likely) safe. The game seems to be passing her by. Once the 2 HoH ends this Thursday, she will be an easy out.
Frankie – 3 strips of Tofu – the house is starting to catch on to Frankie playing best friend to everyone, and the plan to backdoor him never happened, but it’s coming. Watching him get played like a fiddle by Derrick was a thing of beauty. It’s a shame that we may not get to see this on the CBS show as the Double Eviction does not allow for too many flashbacks. The stress & paranoia of the house seem to also be catching up to him, as he has not seemed as bubbly & energetic as of late.
Cody – 2 strips of Tofu – Cody (like Hayden) volunteered to be a Have-Not – which I still hate! So giving him Tofu is actually a good thing for him. He follows along with all the plans that Derrick comes up with, and uses his looks & flirty nature to keep himself safe. Both excellent game plans to win 50K.
Hayden – 2 strips of Tofu – Hayden (like Cody) volunteered to be a Have-Not – so here’s some Tofu to go with his slop & pea lime pie! He did get some more kissy time with Nicole but that can come back to haunt him as couple’s are usually targeted at some point.
Caleb – 1 strip of Bacon – Caleb had to know he was going up on the block when Donny won his first HoH. He put Donny up, and this season, reciprocation is just as common as unanimous eviction votes. He took the nomination like a champ, won the BoB with Victoria, and took his punishments in stride. I mean, he is a military guy, so shaving his head should not have been that big of a deal. He’s still pretty clueless when it comes to all the gaming going on around him, and his Amber obsession is still there, but saving yourself needs to be rewarded.
Donny – 1 strip of Bacon – Donny finally won his first HoH this season, made the safe nominations of Victoria & Caleb. But once his reign was over, he slid back into the background, but not before making sure he was safe with Nicole. I have a bad feeling he may get the Judd treatment during this week’s Double Eviction.
Christine – 2 strips of Bacon – While the rest of the Houseguests are starting to distrust her, Christine still thinks all is well & she can keep up the facade that she is everyone’s buddy. Her “best friend” Nicole was in power this week, but her game best friend Frankie was in danger – so after winning the Veto this week, Christine decided not to use it. That sent some more red flags around the house. Still – like Caleb, winning a challenge to keep yourself safe needs to be rewarded.
Victoria – 2 strips of Bacon – people inside & outside the house keep complaining about Victoria not playing the game, but she has once again kept herself safe by winning the BoB. Plus this girl deserves something for having to be tied to Caleb for 48 hours. After her mini meltdown about the cameras catching her changing, she walked around in the Eve Fig Leaf Bikini without incident.
Nicole – 3 strips of Bacon – Nicole returned the favor after winning HoH by nominating Zach and giving him a taste of his own medicine with a BB Dictionary speech at the nom ceremony. She seems willing to make the big moves when needed & was all ready to backdoor Frankie. She keeps up the facade with Christine, not letting her know that she’s on to her. Her only downfall will be getting too emotionally involved with Hayden. But then again, in showmances, the guy is usually the one targeted.
Derrick – 5 strips of Bacon – Once again, Derrick has just about the whole house doing his bidding. Minutes after Nicole won HoH – he seemed to be on board to backdoor Frankie. He never told his Team America partner this information, he locked it up and stored it away, perhaps using it later to get further. Instead he formed another alliance with Nicole, Cody & Hayden – and convinced Frankie (without him knowing it) to get rid of Zach. Just like he has done all season, he gives people the impression they came up with these ideas. It’s only a matter of time before all these balls he is juggling come crashing down, question is, will it happen before or after the September 24th finale?
That leaves us with Zach winning the Tofurkey of the Week award. His cockiness at times has been funny, but it’s also the reason for his downfall. Too many big speeches & erratic behavior has even gotten under the skin of his closest allies – leading to a probable unanimous vote to evict him this week. He has been too busy trying to get camera time to realize that people are plotting against him. Amber was a bit shocked last week when she got the boot – but this week, Zach will be devastated if/when Julie announces the votes.
The only questions that we still do not know the answer to are – is Zach going home or going to Jury? AND Will CBS have a competition or vote to get an evicted jury member to come back? If he does go to Jury, he could be reunited with his showmance partner Frankie sooner rather than later. I know people at home are hoping they have cameras in the jury house! Zach tried so hard to be a villain. Villains do not try to be one, they just are.
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