Big Brother 16 has been chugging along at a decent pace, but this week the game has picked up some speed and is now going full throttle.
Alliances have crumbled, secrets have been revealed and emotions are high. And we got a look at all of that during Sunday’s episode. The episode picked up right after Frankie won the Battle of the Block by himself. He decides he has to play his “Ace card,” the truth, to get people back on his side.
But first, it’s time for some major “Zankie” fallout. Zach and Frankie go at it for awhile, calling each other liars and this and that. Then Caleb chimes in to let Frankie know that they know he went to Christine and Nicole about putting up the guys he’s been working with all season.
In steps Derrick, the voice of reason, and everyone calms and goes behind closed doors to talk this all out. But unfortunately, it all just leads to Frankie letting everyone know that he’s a multi-media “mogul.” Oh and he tells them that his sister is Ariana Grande, but no one knows who she is. Derrick though it was Amanda Grande and Cody thought “Ari” was a dude. No one in that room cares. So Frankie takes his news to the girls for a different reaction.
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Nicole almost had reversed her fate in the Big Brother 16 house last night. She worked hard on Cody and Derrick, but they were just giving her false hope. She then got Zach thinking and he decided to present it to Derrick. Things were sounding good for Nicole, but as soon as everyone went different ways it became clear she had more work to do.
Jump to today and we’ve got Derrick, Frankie and Christine sealing her fate: she’s a goner.
10:32 AM BBT – Derrick is telling Frankie and Christine that Nicole was working hard to stay. “It wasn’t like a big thing,” Derrick said. “It was suggested but me and Cody squabbled it quick.”
Here’s what went down earlier that morning: Zach was ready to campaign for Nicole and pulled Derrick into the lounge with Nicole. She goes into why Donny should go over her. She says Donny is coming after Derrick and she’s not.
Jump back to later that morning. They all think Nicole is just talking in circles and saying anything she can to stay. Frankie says the more she campaigns, the more she has to go. Derrick says there’s nothing to worry about. Nicole is going home. Derrick explains to them that they convinced Zach that Nicole needs to go, so if the campaigning continues, it’ll be her on her own.
Derrick say this is all why he wanted to flat-out tell Nicole she’s not going to stay. He wants all this campaigning and potential flipping to stop.
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After a long Big Brother 16 night for The Hitmen where we saw Zach pursue the idea of keeping Nicole, Derrick and Cody settled down to wrap things up with a run through their “hit list” for the weeks to come.
Alone in the backyard Cody and Derrick were able to speak freely about their next round of targets and what order would work best for their game. Derrick gave Feedsters a preview of their list. Flashback to 6:09AM BBT 8/13. Get the Free Trial now to watch along.
“In a perfect world for the Hitmen,” says Derrick, “we get Donny out next week. Victoria out the week after. Or Christine. Victoria or Christine. Whoever we can get up there [on the block]. One of ’em gotta go. Preferably Victoria, then Christine. Then we gotta go after…”
Cody cuts in asking if they wouldn’t want to get Frankie out before Victoria or Christine. Derrick says he would if they could get him up there. “If we can get him up there, then I’ll send him home,” says Derrick. “I would rather send home Frankie before Victoria,” adds Cody. “So let’s do it,” agrees Derrick.
Derrick runs through their revised list. Donny, Frankie, Victoria or Christine with whichever one doesn’t go home that week would go home the next, then Zach. That would leave them with Caleb. Cody questions whether or not they could beat Caleb in a F3 round of competitions. Derrick thinks they could, but Cody is hesitant. Okay, so Derrick offers another option. Wait for it. Wait for it.
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.
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.
Tonight on CBS Big Brother Season 16 is back with the Power of Veto episode starting at 8PM ET/PT and it’s about to be the Frankie Show.
After Sunday’s Battle of the Block episode where Frankie pulled out the win on that comp, which was a solo player comp from past seasons if you’re keeping track, tonight’s show will pick up with Frankie’s big reveal.
Once the BotB wrapped up in the house Frankie was ready to share some “exciting” news that he had been hyping all day. First up he pulled the guys together, waited for the cameras to be on him, and then dropped the news: “my sister is famous!” General apathy in response.
Next Frankie gets the girls in the bathroom, decides the camera angles aren’t good, and takes them to the living room and shares the same news. Victoria is shocked.
Yep, that’ll pretty much be the night. Oh, and there will be a Veto competition and Ceremony in the mix. It’ll be a good comp with OTEV returning to the house. Be sure to at least catch that part!
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