The Big Brother 16 power alliances retained control of the game again last night when both HoH seats went to a Detonator. Now they’ll have to make some tough decisions that will force them to nominate their own players to make their next move.
With Derrick Levasseur and Frankie Grande holding on to power in last night’s “Dead of Household” competition the target was quickly set on Donny Thompson. The group agreed that Victoria Rafaeli would stand as the renom backup plan should Donny save himself with the Veto, but I think we all know Derrick will fight that before it happens.
In their first discussion the guys agreed that Victoria would not go up on the block and they would instead use three of their own from The Detonators + Caleb to control the situation. One player would be paired with Donny to throw the competition while the other two would fight to win and leave Donny in the danger zone. Zach Rance was the initial volunteer to go up with Donny, but that didn’t last long.
After seeing there’d be resistance to getting volunteers we found Derrick camera talking that there’d be fireworks that night in the HoH rooms. It didn’t quite come to fireworks, but there was some drama of the candy coated kind.
Flashback to 12:05AM BBT 8/15 as the Detonators and Caleb start to gather in the second HoH room. The decision needs to be made who will go up on the block and no one wants to volunteer, not even Zach who was previously on board. Zach reminds his fellow alliance members that they had just been aiming to get him evicted. Caleb gives a talk on trust, but that doesn’t move the needle.
Finally it comes down to drawing Skittles from a hat. Jump to 12:54AM BBT as the plan is explained. There are four available HGs to choose from: Caleb, Christine, Cody, and Zach. Each are assigned a colored candy. The first color drawn will decide which HG goes up with Donny. The following two draws will decide the other team of nominees.
Christine is drawn to be paired with Donny. She’ll have to throw the competition to play along with their plan. On the other side is Caleb and Cody. This will be Cody’s very first nomination of the season. Zach avoided being part of the first round of the plan. Derrick is now the only HG to never be nominated on Big Brother 16.
Later Derrick and Cody discussed scenarios handling Donny escaping the block. This is covering Derrick’s need to protect Victoria as he doesn’t want his perma-pawn getting voted out. Derrick tried to lead Cody to an evict-Zach idea but instead got a BD-Frankie suggestion. I’d be surprised to see that happen, but the wheels are turning as Derrick pushes Victoria away from consideration as a “waste” of his HoH (and his overall plan, but shhh on that part).
When the nominations are revealed Derrick will have nominated Donny and Christine while Frankie will put up Caleb and Cody. The Ceremony will be held late morning or early afternoon with the Battle of the Block one last time later in the afternoon.
What do you think of their plan? Will Christine agree to throw the comp and do a better job of it than Caleb last week? Considering she was a near-target last week I can’t help but expect a little hesitation and concern on her part. We shall see!