After a day or resigning herself to eviction, Nicole has decided to stand up and fight. Last night she told the Feedsters that she’s in a bad spot and needs a miracle, but good Big Brother players get themselves out of these situations, so she’s going to try.

Nicole and Zach on Big Brother 16

Nicole and Zach on Big Brother 16 – Source: CBS

With the odds stacked against her, Nicole needs a hero like Zach had Caleb last week. Could it be time for Zach to repay that favor?

After a long night of considering her options and checking around for votes Nicole settled in to the Hive with Zach and Victoria. Flashback on your Live Feeds to 4:34AM BBT 8/13 (get your Free Trial now to watch).

Zach tells Nicole that it’s very possible for her to stay, but he doesn’t want to be the one to layout the plan. She needs to be the one to suggest it so it can’t then be blamed on him. Nicole says Big Brother isn’t fun if you don’t take risks.

Nicole promises Zach that if he gets them to keep her that she’d never put him up even as a renom. Zach wants her to tell him everything she knows to help him with ammo. She questions whether or not he just wants the info. Eventually she tells him that Donny is coming after Cody. Zach says he’ll use that and lie saying Donny told him directly.

Speaking of lying, Zach tells Nicole that everyone keeps saying she’s the biggest liar in the house. Nicole seems seriously offended by this and says she’s not going out of the house seen as a liar. She promises to “blow up” to keep from being seen as a liar in the game.

At 5:04AM BBT Zach goes out to get Derrick. See they think if they can get Derrick and Cody on board then Zach’s vote & Victoria’s vote would be enough for Nicole to stay and avoid a tie-breaker. They don’t know there’s no chance of this working.

Derrick joins them in the Hive and Nicole stumbles around without just asking Derrick for what she needs. Finally Zach takes over and says they need to vote out Donny and keep Nicole. Derrick is very non-committal. He doesn’t say yes and he doesn’t say no.

Finally after more talk Nicole flat out asks him. Derrick says if she has the votes to stay then he’ll support her. Zach and Derrick say they’ll go talk to Cody, but each guy has a different plan.

They find Cody and agree to go talk outside. While Zach is in the bathroom Derrick tells Christine that he’s going to “quickly squash this.” Outside Zach states his case for keeping Nicole. He says Nicole isn’t coming after him and they don’t know where Donny is aiming.

Derrick and Cody let Zach spin his wheels for awhile before they bring the hammer down. They tear apart the idea and again turn it around that Nicole is lying about everything. Eventually Zach gives up and says fine, he’ll vote to evict Nicole.

Here’s what appears to be going on. Zach knows he’s isolated in the game and Nicole would be a strong ally. Unfortunately for him, Cody wants to get rid of Nicole so he can have Christine to himself in his pocket like Derrick & Victoria. Meanwhile Derrick is likely keeping Team America in mind and he doesn’t want to risk having a Haycole reunion should Hayden win his way back in to the house.

Nicole will continue to campaign and hopefully blow up as she’s promised, but it’s an uphill battle that I don’t see her winning at this point.