The Houseguests on Big Brother 16 have been working toward a goal for days now: evict Devin, but nothing is that simple especially with a player as strong and capable as Devin Shepherd. The situation called for a special approach, the ol’ Big Brother Backdoor.
Here’s how a classic “Backdoor” works on Big Brother. You’ve got a powerful target that you fear could win Veto and take him or herself off the block and avoid eviction. So, you don’t give the target that chance. You use two pawns as nominees with the intention of replacing one of them at the Veto Ceremony with the original target who now has no choice but to face the eviction vote.
3 required elements: An original target not nominated; Does not participate in Veto comp; Renom’d to face eviction vote. Simple enough, right? Not anymore thanks to changes in the game.
Back in the day the HGs had the choice to pick Veto players, but eventually production changed that to a blind draw method to avoid complete control and keep some chance in the game. Once that change was put in to place it became that much more difficult to implement a Backdoor. The target now had a chance at being drawn to play for safety even if they weren’t originally nominated.
I just finished watching Big Brother episode 09 and I have to admit nothing really surprised me this week after watching and reading about the Live Feeds. I must say that this may be one of my favorite casts yet. There are so many root-able players this season.
When Nicole and Derrick were discussing their nominee choices I was very interested to see how it would pan out because I missed it on the feeds but I did read about it. I think that it is extremely wreck less that Caleb would risk himself for Amber and I think this could be a move that he may regret FOREVER!!!! After Nicole’s talk with Donny we see him talking in the living room (horrible place to talk game) but he’s talking to Brittany and Jocasta about what he had discussed with Nicole and Amber walks by and decides to go spill the beans.
With all the paranoia that goes on in the game I can see why that made it an easy choice for Nicole to put Donny on the block. When we see Caleb talking to Amber in the bee room you can tell that he wanted to win her over by saying that he was going to throw the battle of the block for her. I mean of course she is going to be happy but I don’t think she is digging him at all. It’s kind of turning into a Pepé Le Pew show with those two.
Later today the Big Brother 16 Houseguests will gather round for the Power of Veto Ceremony where they will move one step closer to this week’s goal: reuniting Devin with his daughter.
Okay, maybe their mission isn’t quite so noble, but the results are the same. The BB16 HGs are ready to get Devin out of the house and out of their path toward the half-million dollar prize. Considering his double wins last week with HoH and Veto it’d be foolish to squander this opportunity. But will it all still go as planned? This is Big Brother, after all.
It was a very quiet Sunday in the Big Brother 16 house, but that doesn’t mean the house guests didn’t have fun. There were plenty of game discussions and silly antics for you to catch up on.
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Big Brother 16 Live Feed Highlights – Sunday, July 13, 2014:
Sunday’s episode of Big Brother 16 picks up right after the Head of Household competition that left Nicole and Derrick in power.
Nicole did not want to be HOH this week, she tells us. She might not be celebrating, but Zach is. He’s celebrating his safety and the fact that Devin should be the next guy out the door.
We also get footage of Devin blowing up the Bomb Squad to everyone he can find before the eviction. “If I’m the first one to run and tell …” maybe they’ll team with him, Devin says in the Diary Room. Don’t count on, Dev.
Cut back to now, and we’ve got Devin telling Derrick not to feel bad if he has to put him up. Derrick realizes that Devin wants to go up so he gets two chances to save himself. Caleb agrees with Derrick that Devin doesn’t need those two chances. So the plan is clearly to backdoor Devin.
Big Brother returns to CBS tonight and kicks off the third week of an already exciting season with nominations and the Battle of the Block. Buckle in, BB16 fans!
Thursday night’s Head of Household competition came down to the last swing of the mallet before being decided. Now HoHs Derrick Levasseur and Nicole Franzel will be faced with picking their nominees to duke it out in the Big Brother 16 “Battle.”
Along with noms and the block battle we’ll get a look at Team America’s first mission, though I can tell you now that they haven’t started at their work just yet. If you can’t wait until tonight to see what the Team will be up to, we have the details on it all here.
When the nominees came together they had a common goal: target Devin. With a unified house things should go smoothly right? Gotta check out tonight’s show and see if it all plays out like the house hopes. Gotta know now? We’ve got your Nomination & Battle of the Block spoilers here.
Update: Sneak Peek at tonight’s Battle of the Block comp. Looks like a puzzle comp.
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