Yesterday on the Big Brother 16 Feed it looked like there might be an opening for Donny Thompson. Team America received a new open-ended mission that would allow them to choose their own goal, even possibly saving one of their own missions.
After bringing the details to Derrick and Frankie Donny was sure to suggest to each of them that they could make this very easy and simply vote to keep him. Each of them would pocket a cool five thousand dollars for working to keep Team America together, argues Donny.
Frankie & Derrick got together and immediately rejected the idea of simply throwing the Veto comp to Donny as Donny had proposed. Later on, post Veto comp, Team America had another meeting and things continued to look bad for Donny.
Late last night Derrick and Donny are talking in the Fire room about Donny’s predicament. Derrick is being partially honest with Donny and admitting things do not look good for Donny staying this week. Frankie arrives at 12:53AM BBT and Donny renews his push to make the Team America mission center on saving him.
Frankie keeps coming up with reason after reason why it wouldn’t make sense for them to go around the house trying to save Donny. Derrick agrees with Frankie. Frankie suggests “it’d be strange” for them to be campaigning before the Veto meeting. What? Frankie says viewers want to see something “fuuuunnnnn” instead.
Donny reminds me that viewers voted Team America together and if they go against him then viewers are going to see two members of TA voting out the third. Frankie says he hopes it doesn’t come to that. Yes, that’s exactly what Frankie hopes it comes to.
Donny pushes back again and tells them they could do an Operation Revolving Door where Nicole, as the returning player, is targeted for eviction since she just came back. They ignore that idea.
He tries again and says why don’t they just vote out Nicole this week and him (Donny) next week then everyone gets an easy $5K. Frankie immediately replies “or we could do a play!” Donny demonstrates amazing restraint in not reaching across and beating him about the neck and face.
Finally Donny reluctantly gives in. He’s been battling this uphill all day with the guys and they’re not going to help him. They want him out and I don’t blame them for fearing the Beard, but considering they have a 6-2 advantage and next week it’d be a 6-1 advantage they could easily get him pegged for eviction again next round.
Donny agrees to do the play. He says it’s his last chance to get something before being voted out and he definitely wants the $5K. Frankie, as usual, says they should do it on Big Brother After Dark the next night. I don’t think I’ll be watching.
So from Donny’s explanation it sounds like viewers will vote on whether or not we consider this mission complete or a failure. I know my initial reaction was to vote “NO” as putting on a play is hardly what many of us think they could do with the opportunity. However, Team America will not receive feedback on the mission until after the season is over. That means they will not know that we rejected their play mission and in the process Donny will lose out on $5K. We’d be punishing Donny.
What do you think of this situation? Does Donny have any chance of changing their minds? What if Donny said he’d refuse to do the play and that the mission must be “Save Donny” or nothing. Do you think that would sway Frankie and Derrick?