Big Brother twists have a knack for imploding like an unprepared Houseguest in the first week of the game. So when Big Brother 16 set up “Team America” with a three-week slow boil I started to wonder what would happen if its members start getting evicted before they’re even gathered together for the first time. Cue Joey’s first week in the house. Guess what’s likely to happen?
While I questioned the choice of a complete Big Brother novice as the top pick as America’s ally other’s pointed out that most of these votes are a popularity contest and Joey came off as very popular. They’re right. Joey was very friendly and I liked her a lot as a person during our interview, but I wouldn’t want to rely on her inside the house. I don’t wanna say I was told ya so, but…
As of Saturday night, in spectacular fashion, Joey cemented her position as the then upcoming Veto Ceremony renom and was working hard to make sure she’d be the person to go home first. With that now seeming like a forgone conclusion this week we’re left to ask, what will become of Team America?
At this point the only HG to know about Team America is Joey. Production could just restart the process of getting three HGs and make Round 2’s pick the new “first” pick. No one inside the house would ever know. We’d obviously know, but would it really matter?
Or Grodner (Big Brother executive producer) could admit defeat in Round 1 and roll with the punches. Winners of Team America’s second and third votes could be a duo instead of trio. Of course that assumes we don’t also lose said HGs to the Saboteur Curse.
Background: Saboteur was BB12’s season twist & failed miserably week one with Annie, the secret Saboteur, was voted out unanimously. Oops.
There are probably even more options and scenarios I haven’t considered and we could end up surprised. Or we could end up really surprised and see Paola go home on Thursday negating this entire issue. What do you think Big Brother might do should Joey, leader of Team America, be voted out this week?
So on Team America, it'll take weeks to assemble all 3. What if Joey gets voted out before that? Do we vote a new member in? Dunno. #BB16
— Big Brother Network (@bigbrothernet) June 27, 2014
I’ll close with the same joke as I did on that night. Was this just a risk they were willing to take?