The Big Brother cast for the 2014 summer season is still weeks away from being announced, but the twist rumors are already going at full speed with some very interesting possibilities for BB16.
While there are several rumors working their way through the mill, one of the more plausible variations involves a Survivor inspired Blood Vs Water twist for Big Brother 16 this summer. For those unfamiliar with the Blood Vs Water theme, relationships (family members or loved ones) were brought to the game as pairs and then split up the morning the game began. Pitted against each other the “blood” competed on opposite teams before eventually being reunited at the tribe merge.
Obviously there would have to be some differences considering Big Brother is not arranged in the same way as Survivor. There are alliances, but no defined tribes so any pairs brought to the BB16 season would likely be free to work together throughout the game.
We’ve seen family work together before in one of the most successful alliances ever: Evel Dick & Daniele Donato. Back in Season 8 the initially at-odds father & daughter duo went on to secure the Final Two spots and make for one heck of a season. Could lightning strike twice with family fighting together?
While Survivor used their Blood Vs Water theme to bring back retread castaways, there’s no requirement for Big Brother to do the same just to make that twist work. But after last season’s cast fiasco I fully expected CBS to be looking for an excuse to use a known quantity in past HouseGuests this time around. So if we do see retreads, who could be up for a spot?
An obvious possibility would be Rachel and Elissa. Yes, I can hear the collective groans at the idea of yet another summer of Rachel yet alone two Reillys, but I think we’d all have to consider that possibility. We can even brush past Elissa being in LA last week and keep moving.
Another name floating around as a possible returning player is Frank Eudy from Season 14. Now I liked Frank a lot when I met him, but his teaming with Boogie sank his ship for a lot of fans’ support that season before going on to win America’s Favorite. But what if he came back with a more popular partner, like say his already famous father wrestler Sid Vicious? CBS would love them some built-in fan base, right? (Exhibit A: see last season’s stunt casting for built-in fan base boost.) They’ve certainly been using Frank in their online promos recently, haven’t they? (Exhibit B: scroll up to the lead pic.)
One rumored pair option that I’d love to see: Danielle Reyes + anyone at all. Easily one of my favorite Big Brother HGs ever, Danielle has shown she knows how to stay loyal and work in a duo. Of course part of the rumor was Danielle was asking for too much money to be back on the show this season, all of which she completely denied including the part of her returning with her sister. The sister that doesn’t even exist. Ah well.
Part of the fun of the Big Brother preseason is all the wild rumors, some of which have actually proven to be true in past years, but with weeks to go until we meet the Big Brother 16 cast it’s just too early to settle in on anything solid for the summer.
What do you think of the possibility of a Big Brother Blood Vs Water twist? If CBS does go this route, would you rather see it done with all-new HouseGuests or a return of familiar faces? Share your thoughts in the Comments section below and vote in our poll!