The Team America mission was simple: cause chaos. The parameters, however, weren’t that easy. Until now. Following a disappointing performance in the Veto Ceremony and only one chance remaining, production has changed the rules to let them slide right through.

Big Brother 16 Team America's Latest Mission

Big Brother 16 Team America’s Latest Mission – Source: CBS

Originally the challenge voted on by viewers were as follows: “Play the role of puppet master and get two Houseguests to have an argument at either the nomination ceremony or the veto meeting.” Two Houseguests arguing. Two. Arguing. Got it? Now forget all about that.

Last night Team America came together for a planning session. Flashback on your Live Feeds to 7:45PM BBT Cams 1/2 to watch the discussion. Frankie is updating Donny on their plan to Backdoor Amber and what’s going to happen at the Veto meeting.

Jump to 7:49PM BBT Cams 1/2 for the big change. “It can be one-sided,” they discuss. What?? “As long as [Zach] berates her for 20 seconds we’re golden,” they add. What?? How is that even close to the original task? “Get two Houseguests to have an argument” is not even remotely the same thing as one person mouthing off in a monologue.

Why the desperation by production to make this mission a success? Let them fail if they can’t complete the original challenge. Why not? Gotta burn through an extra $15K? Have a luxury challenge. Throw them a party. Do something fun. But don’t change basic, clear cut rules just to check a box. What’s the point?

Do you think Team America should be allowed to count this mission as a success if it’s only a one-sided “argument” or should two HGs be required to complete the challenge?


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