Things aren’t what the seem in the Big Brother 16 house. At least not to Zach. While he was busy making the show entertaining (since no one else was willing to do so), his allies turned on him. And since he couldn’t come through with competition wins this week, Wednesday night’s episode suggests he’s in real danger this week.
The episode picked up right after Caleb and Victoria won the Battle of the Block competition. Zach is mad that he lost the BOTB. Jocasta is just as Jocasta as ever. But Caleb and Victoria are happy they won but have to deal with the punishments they picked up in the competition.
Nicole remains the Head of Household and keeps on her plan to backdoor Frankie. But Frankie is everywhere in the house and it doesn’t take him long to be in her ear about what she’s going to do this week.
Meanwhile, Victoria and Caleb get their Adam & Even punishment, which means they’re tied together and wearing only leaves for clothing. But the punishment doesn’t stop there. Caleb has to get his head shaved as well. And so now Caleb is bald.
Tonight on Big Brother 16 the Houseguests will compete in the Power of Veto competition where they’ll be treated to their comic book personas thanks to some slick art work and jokes about what we’ve come to know about them.
Some of these are pretty good (Zach & Donny’s for sure) while you see Hayden’s and realize what do we know about Hayden? They turned him in to a crab. Why? What’s the joke? I guess we just haven’t learned much about him outside his Teddy Spanks poetry character. Ah well.
While Frankie and Christine originally thought going to Hayden and Nicole with the news of an alleged alliance offered up by Zach was a brilliant idea, they failed to adequately prepare before putting it in to action. Well, Frankie tried to prepare while Christine saw the nearest cliff and just dashed right over the edge. As Frankie tried to work out the details with Cody & Derrick, Christine raced ahead to tell Nicole so she could be seen as the one to first share the “news.”
Before I start the Big Brother 16 Player Rankings for this week, I need to address something. Twitter has been going crazy with #SaveZach tweets directed at @CBSBigBrother. I am a Zach fan, I even picked him in a BB alumni pool to win the game. I just think it’s hysterical the same fan base that bashes Production for alleged manipulation, are now the ones begging Production to step in and save a popular player.
Jocasta – 4 strips of Tofu – another week, another nomination for Jocasta, another BoB & Veto loss, but yet she is (most likely) safe. The game seems to be passing her by. Once the 2 HoH ends this Thursday, she will be an easy out.
Frankie – 3 strips of Tofu – the house is starting to catch on to Frankie playing best friend to everyone, and the plan to backdoor him never happened, but it’s coming. Watching him get played like a fiddle by Derrick was a thing of beauty. It’s a shame that we may not get to see this on the CBS show as the Double Eviction does not allow for too many flashbacks. The stress & paranoia of the house seem to also be catching up to him, as he has not seemed as bubbly & energetic as of late.
In another move to seal Zach Rance’s fate on Big Brother 16, his former alliance out’d their own existence overnight just in case he decided to do the same when he realized what was going on around him. Just in case. They completely exposed themselves just in case. Sigh.
Flashback to 5:25PM BBT 8/5 Cams 1/2 on the Live Feeds. Get your Free Trial now to watch. Frankie and Christine head upstairs so he can immediately propose an idea. He’s worried that Zach is going to blow up their Detonators alliance so how about they tell Nicole and Hayden that Zach proposed an alliance to them last night with the “sole purpose of getting Caleb & Hayden out of the house.”
The idea here is to say Zach proposed an alliance, but everyone rejected it immediately. This way if Zach says something on the way out then they can point to this story and say that’s what he was talking about, this alliance that never really existed, even though it did.
Frankie thinks taking this to Haycole will earn their trust and get them on board to evict Zach. They can also use the same story with Caleb, Frankie suggests. He’s not sure if they need to reveal the Detonators name though. Before they do this though Frankie wants to go talk to Derrick and Cody about the plan.
Derrick is resting in the Fire room when Frankie comes in to tell him the plan and get his approval. Flashback to 5:43PM BBT 8/5 Cams 1/2. Derrick thinks it would work, but wants to be sure to tell Caleb so he doesn’t think Derrick and Cody were hiding this from him. Remember: Caleb was not part of the Detonators and thought the Bomb Squad alliance, which ended weeks ago, was still active.
So about that whole “waiting to tell Nicole & Hayden” thing? Yeah, forget that. While Frankie is discussing it with Derrick downstairs and they agree to talk with Cody first we’re watching Christine upstairs spilling the fictional beans to Nicole. Oops. So much for getting their stories straight first.
Tonight on CBS Big Brother Season 16 is back with the Power of Veto episode starting at 8PM ET/PT and, as if we didn’t need any extra drama in Double Eviction week, things are going to get crazy.
After this week’s nominations and flop of a Battle of the Block for Zach he’s looking at some real trouble to his game. He’ll have one more shot though with the Power of Veto competition.
HGs will be competing for the Veto in a timed competition that’ll feel similar to last year’s “Keeping up with the Joneses.” Players will ride a zip line past an arrangement, remember what they can, and then reconstruct it elsewhere. The whole thing has a comic book theme with some pretty cool art from what we heard in the retells. Jump ahead and get the Veto comp spoilers now.
Along with the retells we found out a lot of interesting details about the Veto comp over the weekend. After the Feeds had been down for four hours Big Brother After Dark cranked up to find the four non-competing HGs stuck inside the HoH room. The competition was still going and would last nearly another 90 minutes for over five hours of total run time.
On top of that there was some serious yelling and flipping out from one HG in the competition. The audio from that round bled over in to After Dark’s content and we could hear what the HGs there couldn’t. This should be very interesting to watch play out.
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