We’ve arrived at Big Brother 16 Finale Day and a very important decision awaits one of the final three Houseguests. If Derrick wins Round 3 tonight then the choice to evict could be a $500,000 mistake. With everyone else prepared to take him to the end, it’s worth asking: will Derrick throw the last competition?
I’ve discussed the F2 possibilities thoroughly over the past few days as we’ve anxiously awaited the Big Brother season finale. While I’m confident that given the chance, both Victoria and Cody would decide to take Derrick on to the end it’s been interesting to watch as Derrick has solidified his commitment to the Hitmen. Could a choice to go to the end with Cody cost him Victoria’s support?
If Derrick wanted to get to the end with Cody but didn’t want to risk Victoria’s vote, should a choice to go with Cody cost him that, then there was an option. Throwing the third round of the final HoH would let Derrick avoid the eviction vote and keep his hands clean. I don’t think he has to do that anymore.
After days of listening to her threats Derrick sat down with Victoria last night to clear the air and explain the decision he’s hinted at making. Flashback to 1:04AM BBT 9/24 Cams 3/4 as Derrick and Victoria sit alone in the Fire room for an important conversation.
Derrick explained to Victoria that he’s done everything he can in the game to make sure she made it to the Final 3, but now that they’re there he has to play only for himself and his family. Derrick promises her that this choice will be made based on what’s best for his game and not a personal choice against her or a move to prioritize Cody over her.
Victoria sounds relieved and tells Derrick “that’s all I wanted to hear.” She wanted to know that it wasn’t an issue of his alliance being stronger with Cody or that she was delusional that she had a chance at getting to the end. Victoria goes on to promise Derrick she’s a vote in his column to win the game.
With Victoria’s potential to be a bitter Juror resolved we can toss out Derrick’s need to throw the last round of the final HoH tonight. Derrick will be gunning for that win to give him a sixth competition win which would tie him with Cody and help lock down another dimension to his game.
Considering how closely Derrick has worked to bond with the Jurors over the season I think he has a solid chance at winning this round. These aren’t always easy questions though and anything could happen, but luckily for Derrick and his fans, I’m confident he’ll be sitting in the F2 either way.
What do you think? Will Derrick throw this last comp? Should he? We’ll see what happens tonight!