The speculation of teams pitted against each other for Big Brother 16 has become increasingly more plausible since we learned the HGs would be divided in to groups for move-in. Will those Groups soon become Teams? Production might be working to hard to make that happen.
Update: It was fun while it lasted, but nope! Group 2 does in fact receive champagne flutes. They just don’t use them. Go figure on that part. Anyway, we can see the fancy glasses on the table of this picture from another preview clip.
Last night we saw the first batch of eight Big Brother HGs move in and just as I suggested, and many of us had to see coming, they quickly bonded and formed an alliance. Now whether that lasts is yet to be seen, but by moving them in as an isolated group and giving them to the chance align against “The Others” the opportunity for teams is more organic.
You know how else you can divide people in to two groups pitted against each other? Class warfare! I think that just might be what Big Brother is set to do with this second group of Houseguests.
In the latest episode preview for tonight’s premiere part two we see Group 2 celebrating their arrival with champagne and juice, but wait, what’s that? Mason jars? Yes, in the picture above you can see Brittany and her surrounding fellow HGs hoisting mason jars together in a “cheers!” celebration.
Yesterday we watched Group 1 celebrate with champagne flutes as is tradition to the start of the season, but when the next batch of players arrive they’ll be demoted to “lesser” stemware. This is obviously an intended snub by production and will no doubt get some of these players miffed.
Maybe the attempt at “organically forcing” teams will end at the move-in events and the HGs will be left to their own devices to form alliances, but what if it’s more than that? What if there will be a Have-Not Team that swaps around through the season or heck, what if Group 2 is doomed to be Have-Nots until the twist is put to rest? What if it doesn’t stop at mason jars and Group 2 is degraded on multiple fronts as second class Houseguests in the game? So many possibilities!
As for the Have-Not room we’re still waiting to see it unveiled. So far we have the Wind, Earth, and Fire rooms with the Wind room being the last to be released by CBS. Photos had briefly floated around for an Ice room with hard beds and boy would that not be fun.
If one of these current rooms is changed to be a HN set up then it’ll likely be the Wind room as that was the room used last season in the layout. Oddly though, during the Media Day coverage one participant claimed the Fire room was the active HN room with the alarm bells ringing at random times to awake HGs and torture them as HN rooms are designed to do. Hmm.
What do you think of Big Brother creating a tiered system of Houseguests this season? Would they go that far to drive a plot twist? Or would that be taking it too far? Share your thoughts!