The Big Brother 16 house is shifting and one of its more popular Houseguests looks posed to be caught in the middle and possibly off-guard come Thursday night if things don’t change soon.
Zach Rance and Jocasta Odom are both on the block this week with the Power of Veto Ceremony coming up and I’ve already detailed out what’s going to happen there. Where things go from there could be very interesting and with this week’s target as volatile as he is, this could get dramatic.
Zach went in to this situation confident that he had the support he needed to stay. He’s got the four Detonators voting plus Caleb. That would keep him out of reach of Nicole’s tie-breaking grasp with five of the eight votes. So what’s going on?
Nicole is pushing hard to send Zach out the door. Hayden, her closest ally, sorry Christine, is down for that too. So where’s their influencing coming from on all this? “Rationale” is the oddly named new alliance featuring Hayden, Nicole, Derrick, and Cody. Derrick and Cody are hoping to straddle the lines between Rationale and Detonators, apparently by voting out one of the Detonators. Go figure.
Derrick and Cody had several conversations on Sunday where they agreed that they’d just have to let Zach go. Both are worried about Zach’s impact on their game since he can’t keep his mouth shut. I believe it’s become known that Zach revealed the Los Tres Amigos (Zach + Derrick + Cody), but I’m not sure how far that’s spread. It’s reckless moves like that which undermine Zach’s position in the game.
Christine has been swaying back and forth on whether or not to keep Zach. She seems to agree with whoever she’s talking to at the moment when it comes to whether or not to evict Zach.
Frankie has stood pretty steady on waiting to keep his most reliable ally in the game. He is confident that they have the votes and has not started to scramble, but that could happen soon.
Derrick and Cody’s current stance to side with Rationale is a strange one if simply looking at the numbers. Besides them, only Hayden can compete in the HoH comp this week while over on the Detonators side they’d have Frankie, Zach, and Christine. The numbers would be stronger to stick with Detonators over Rationale or at least to convince Haycole that they need to keep Zach.
We are still 3+ days from the eviction vote and we all know that can seem like an eternity in this game when things change as quickly as they do. Derrick may come around on this idea since his typical approach has been to agree with someone, get them to let their guard down, and then completely work them over. Or maybe he won’t and Zach will be blindsided and sent out the door.
What do you hope happens this week? Are you ready to see Zach evicted or would you prefer for Jocasta to head out the door? Share your thoughts below.
Update: As expected, Christine did not use the PoV. Zach and Jocasta remain on the block.