With the Power of Veto competition out of the way the guys are moving on to plotting their next moves on Big Brother 16. Caleb is way, way ahead of that and already counting his winnings as he makes F2 deals that could trip him up on his way to finale night.
Caleb started working Cody on making sure they were the Final Two in a private talk last night where he pushed the angle of going to the end against a real competitor is a better win than going there against someone like Derrick. Seriously. He said that.
Flashback to 9:55PM BBT 9/12 Cams 1/2. Caleb is telling Cody that he’d rather go to the end with a toss-up decision than to go there with an easy win like he says there would be with Derrick. Caleb suggests that every season someone like Derrick gets to the end because everyone knows they can beat that player. Oh, my goodness. Caleb is going to be shocked if/when Derrick wins this whole thing.
Caleb continues to rattle off why it’s such a better game for the two of them, as “beasts,” to get to the end as it will amaze the audience who expected them to be the first ones to go this season. Cody is agreeing with Caleb all along the way, but would he relay this conversation back to Derrick? Yes, but more on that later.
Fast forward to 10:22PM BBT as Caleb is talking with Victoria about F2 scenarios and specifically F2 with Cody. He’s running through who he thinks would vote for him at the end if he were up against Cody. This is funny. Caleb is sure Derrick would vote for him over Cody. Oh, Caleb.
Caleb tells Victoria he believes he could beat Cody and starts counting up votes. He rattles off votes from Derrick, Donny, Nicole, and Zach. Victoria cuts him off at Zach and says no, Zach would vote for Cody over Caleb. He adds Christine and Hayden to get him to 6-3 over Cody, according to his guess.
Now that both Cody and Victoria have heard this plan from Caleb, will they run it back to Derrick or keep it to themselves? I thought Cody might keep this in his back pocket and Victoria might consider in inconsequential. Nope! Both told Derrick.
Jump again to 11:44PM BBT Cams 3/4 as Victoria relays this back to Derrick telling him that Caleb wants to take Cody to the F2. Derrick tasks her with getting to the bottom of it, but now he’s on alert and knows he can’t keep Caleb in the game another round. I think this was always his plan, but now he has the justification.
I think most of us having been seeing this coming for awhile now that once Frankie was gone Derrick would target Caleb and head to the F3 with Victoria and Cody. It’s his guarantee to make it to the end. And no, I don’t think Derrick would take Vic with him as it could cost him a loss of respect. He has both beat, knows it, and doesn’t want to gamble with making anyone bitter.
As for what happened later with Cody and Derrick’s conversation when they compared notes on Caleb’s F2 offers, I’ll be writing that up shortly for more discussion. But in the meantime, what do you think of Caleb’s extreme confidence here? Will the weight of his hubris sink his game or can his comp strength overcome any situational blindess?
Update: I’ve added an article covering Derrick & Cody’s discussion about keeping Caleb or sending him home next after Frankie.