Big Brother 16, Episode #8: The House Finally Did Something Right

Hiya Readers!

It’s the second Eviction Night on BB 16, and wow, was it an amazing episode! It was finally like the Big Brother I am used to seeing. There was a lot of drama, lying and back-stabbing…you know, like a good season of this series! Oh, and the House was sort of set right with this week’s Eviction.  Which of the Nominees got the boot?  Read on and find out!

PoV Meeting Continued

Brittany asked to say something right at the end of Episode #7 ended. She went on to sort of defend Devin’s actions.  She explained that Devin had told her that Paola had thrown the BOTB Comp in order to make sure that Brittany would stay on the Block when she was suppose to be her friend. Paola denied Brittany’s accusations, saying that this was a lie. Devin then chimed in, saying that he had even told Hayden and Nicole that Paola was going to throw the Comp because he had wanted Brittany to stay on the Block.  Zach then opened his mouth, saying that Paola sucked at everything so she deserved to be on the Block, and that he was coming after Devin if he got to stay in the House. Everyone else in the BB Living Room was in shock about what had just happened in front of them. Does this mean that the Bomb Squad is over.  Wither way, a bomb just went off in the BB House!

The End of a Bromance?

Caleb was angry with Zach for pretty much exposing the Bomb Squad to the House and for causing such a rift within it.  Even Zach’s biggest ally and “bromance,” Frankie, was not very happy with Zach.  He pretty much told Zach that he was an idiot for saying and doing what he did.  It got to the point where Frankie didn’t want to speak to him anymore and he left the room. Frankie then confessed in the Diary Room that Zach had ruined his game because he was seen as being so close to Zach.

Deny, Deny, Deny

Zach and Paola were lounging in the BB Backyard with a few other HouseGuests, and they got to discussing which of the two of them people should vote for to leave the House this week.  Paola began putting people on the spot, making them feel awkward about how they should answer.  Zach then told Paola to stop making people feel as though they should give a knee-jerk answer.  They then got into a yelling match about how Paola was lying about throwing the BOTB Comp again, making people even more uncomfortable.

Forcing Another Person into the Fold

Devin summoned Hayden into his HoH Room to ask him to replace Zach as the 8th member of the Bomb Squad.  Since Hayden could see where this alliance was going if they were nominating their own members already, he reluctantly agreed to joining the Bomb Squad, but he also confessed that he was really out to dismantle this alliance.

Live Vote and Eviction

Julie Chen gave each of the Nominees a chance to plead their cases to yhe House as to why they should stay. Paola basically spoke about how horrible Devin and Zach were as players was, how she loved everyone in the House, and that she should stay because she is such a positive person. Zach said that Paola was a horrible player, and that if he gets to stay, that his #1 mission the next week would be to see Devin walk out the BB House. This is how the House voted: Paola – 10; Zach – 2. Yep! Paola is finally out of the BB House! This should have been done last week. Finally, in my opinion, the House did something right.

Paola Chatting with Julie Chen on the Outside

During her exit interview, Paola came off flighty, yet angry because Devin screwed with her game. She has her own mind. She could have not thrown the BOTB Comp, but she threw it, along with her chances at the BB 16 crown.

HoH Comp: UNDERWATER POLO Each HouseGuest (minus Devin) had to hit a polo balk with a polo mallet to get the ball into a numbered slot on the other side of a board. The player with the two highest scores would become the next set of HoHs. Once all of yhe HouseGuests had their turn, Nicole and Frankie ended up winning the Comp with scores of 29 (the highest score you can get) and 24. Julie Chen congratulated the winners, marking the end of the episode.

There you have it, Readers! Eviction #2 has come and gone, clearing the decks for another crazy, action-packed week in the BB House.  I wonder what will happen in the House.  Will Devin’s reign of terror see him put up on the Block? Who else will be put up alongside Devin?  What new concoction will the producers make the Have-Nots eat this week?  Find all of these things out by swinging back by to my blog to see how everything pans out!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

Big Brother 16, Episode #6: Sincerity Can Be a Game Killer in the BB House!

Oh Readers! This episode of BB 16 was just so hard to watch, again! It was so weird! So many if this season’s House Guests were so open and honest with their feelings.  Please don’t get me wrong, I have no problem with people emoting, but sometimes, not saying everything that’s in your mind is almost as welcome as speaking your mind. Some people, whether it be by the end of the week, or within the next few weeks, will feel the effects of their verbal actions.  Who will these individuals be? Read below and you’ll find out!

Devin, one of this week’s HoHs, became very reflective after Julie Chen left the House Guests to their own devices (if this can actually be done in the BB House). He decided that, from this point on that he would play the game with honesty and integrity. I’m not sure how long this will hold up this season, as he is a part of an “secret” alliance, and not telling the rest of the House about it would go against what he was pledging to do, but we’ll see how this goes! Devin then goes to seek out the person he felt he did wrong to last week: Donny. He went to Donny, and in front of other people including Bomb Squad members, he told Donny about how he targeted Donny, his suspicions about his “true” background, and apologized for mistrusting him. Donny accepted his apology, but told De in that he would have to earn his trust again. This put the Bomb Squad members present even more on notice about wanting to work with Devin long-term in this game.

Devin, in his new-found ways, also decided to call a House meeting. House meetings usually end in a bit of drama, and this one was no different. Once the House was assembled in the BB Living Room, Devin told the House about how he was going to change the way he was going to play the game, his doubts about Donny and that it was his fault that the Nominees were on the Block last week, not those of the HoHs.

Once the meeting was over, a lot of people were upset over Devin’s admissions. The most vocal of the bunch was Brittany, one of my tw9 picks left in the House. Oh, this seems as though it is gong to go well for her! She told Frankie that she didn’t like how Devin was throwing his weight around the House, and that she didn’t like how the HoHs lied about the reasons why she and the other Nominees were put up on the Block last week. Here is where I agree and disagree with Brittany –

AGREE: Devin is an idiot for coming out and saying what he said to the House, and for throwing his weight around.

Disagree telling anyone and everyone about it, as well as being upset about people lying in the BB House! Once again, BB Players, you have to remember you’re playing a game to win $500 000. Not everyone will be totally upfront about everything they say and do.

Frankie said the smartest thing so far in this game: People, stop telling the truth all the time!

Word got back to Devin about Brittany and her feelings about what went down. This made Devin want to make Brittany his #1 target to leave the House this week.

On a lighter note, other people are becoming more sincere about their feelings for each other. Odd couple, and maybe first true shownmance of BB 16, Hayden and Nicole, started flirting with each other and hanging out a lot. This lead to Nicole speaking with her Nerd Twin alliance member, Christine, about adding him to their alliance she was a bit leery about it at first, then saw the benefit of having him with them. They then asked him about it in the BB Storage Room, and he was all for it!

More positive acts of sincerity were springing up in the House. It’s a bromance between Zach and Frankie. They are so outwardly affectionate with each other, that it made me smile. They work out, jump all over each other like lion cubs and even cuddle in bed together. They admit there’s no romantic feelings towards each other, but they have a genuine love forming between them I love seeing this bond forming between these two guys. It’s refreshing to see guys who are good friends not to be afraid of expressing their feelings any way they choose.

Nomination Ceremony

Devin and Amber came out of the HoH Room with the keys of the four nominees for the week.  Here are the names of these four lucky individuals:

Devin – Brittany and Paola. Why? – Paola has to “prove” the warrior she claimed to be; Brittany questioned his integrity in the game, so she is paying for this now.

Amber – Hayden and Nicole. Why? – They are both strong players?  This was such a weak reason to nominate people.  Yeah, these were really her nominations (I hope you heard the sarcasm dripping from that statement!)!

After delivering the bad news, Devin told Nicole and Hayden that they were safe this week, and that his real target was Brittany for what she said about him.  The both of them were not sure if they could trust him, but they were going to go along with the plan to see where it went. humph, I guess Devin’s promise of playing the game with honesty and integrity have just gone out the window, as Brittany is the only one who is unaware of the plan to make sure she is the one to go this week!

BOTB Comp: WE DID WHAT?

The pairs of Nominees had to look at a series of pictures to find the answers hidden amongst many pictures flashing on a screen in front of them.  If their answer was correct, they would win a point, along with give one person on the opposing team a punishment of some sorts.  The first team to four points would be removed from teh Block, and the HoH that put them on the Block would loose their HoH status. Here is how it all went down:

Brittany & Paola – 2 Points                                        Hayden & Nicole – 4 Points

Punishments:

Brittany – had to war beer goggles (they impaired her vision so she could barely see anything) for most of the Comp, and she received a Cannon Ball (where she was thrown into the pool with all of her clothes on).

Hayden – had to drink a “hang-over reducer” drink (a really disgusting drink that was suppose to reduce the effects of a hang-over), and received a swirly (getting his head flushed in a toilet).

Paola – had to wear a beer helmet that was constantly flowing beer.

As you can see, Devin’s plan work (with some help from Paola, as Devin assured her that she would be safe as well this week), and Paola and Brittany remain on the Block as this week’s Nominees.  Amber also received a parting gift for no longer being an HoH: She got smiled with pink goo on her head!  What a way to thank her for not really doing anything this week!

So, Readers, I hope you can understand why this episode was a hard pill to swallow.  All of the tears, Devin’s proclamations, and watching players who just don’t know how to play this game playing this game.  Besides the few sunny moments (Hayden and Nicole and Frankie and Zach), this episode would have been a wash!  Now that another one of my picks may be thrown out the House so quickly, I am hoping that Cody is as wise as he is great to look at, and becomes a player in this game.  Brittany has got to take herself off of the Block, and she must also realize that she is pretty much flying solo right now.  Will Brittany pull her fanny out of the fire by winning the PoV this week?  Will Devin continue his reign of terror on the House?  Come on back to my blog and see just how everything plays out!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

Big Brother 16, Episode #3: Oh, The Perils of Forming an Alliance!

Hey Readers!

Now that the Houseguests have played their first HoH Comps and Julie Chen has told them about the new comp Battle of the Block (BOTB), the Houseguests are in shock and awe over what this can mean for their strategies.  It also is making players think about who they would want to be allied with for the remainder of the season.  Some Houseguests were drawn together by similar interests, while others were roughly pieced together. Some of the Houseguests also learned about some of the perils of having an alliance as well!  Which of the Houseguests is regretting their decision of including certain players into their alliance? Continue on down the page to find out!

After the Houseguests were enjoying some down-time, Devin noticed something written on the BB Living Room monitor: NOMINATIONS TODAY. Soon, everyone in the House started to scramble, solidifying alliances, or trying to figure out whether or they would be safe from the wrath of the HoHs.

The HoHs were also hard at work, thinking about who they would put up as nominees for the first time. They made a deal to keep each other safe, no matter whose nominees won the BOTB. They also decided to create an alliance, and wanted to get some of the other male Houseguests on board. They recruited Cody, Devin, Zach, and Derrick. They called themselves the Bomb Squad. Cody and Derrick were not 100% sold on this idea because they didn’t want to become another Moving Company alliance from BB 15, and dissolve quickly. Caleb had to counsel Frankie on how to give the bad news to his nominees.

Nomination Ceremony

After the keys were pulled, four very unhappy people were left key less: Victoria and Brittany (Caleb’s nominees), and Donny and Paoula (Frankie’s nominees). The reason why they were nominated: Their poor performances during the first HoH Comps. This explanation doesn’t really hold water where Donny is concerned unless they were punishing Donny for falling out of the Comp before all of the ladies did. After the Ceremony, Paoula and Donny pledged to fight to win the BOTB Comp to save themselves from the Block.

Frankie was doing damage control where Victoria, his secret partner in crime, was concerned. He told her he had no idea that Caleb was going to nominate her, and that she was his ally. The truthful part of his statement was that she was his ally.

Devin decided to act alone by enlisting Christine and Amber into the Bomb Squad. After telling them EVERYTHING about the alliance, he then decided to tell the Bomb Squad what he did. Devin, it’s the beginning of the summer. Why would you make such a huge decision like this, well, ever! The other Bomb Squad members were not too pleased with his actions, either.

Devin’s mind was working in overdrive after he was observing Donny interacting with other players after a yoga lesson. He quickly ran to the HoH Room to dish about what happened, and his fears about Donny being this mastermind player who is trying to pull the wool over the House’s eyes. His Bomb Squad members had to talk Devin down, telling him that Donny is no threat to them, and that Devin is over thinking the situation (in other words, Devin is really paranoid right now).

BOTB Comp: THE POURING 20’S

The four nominated Houseguests were in the8r 20’s best as they had to use swings to pass “champagne” to each other using huge fake champagne flutes, then put the liquid into a huge glass glass filled with rubber balls. The first team to have one of the balls fall out would win the Comp, come off the Block, and the HoH that did not nominate them would be dethroned.

It was a downhill battle for Paoula and Donny, as they fumbled for pretty much the whole Comp vs. Victoria and Brittany, who won the game.

Now that Frankie has been stripped of his HoH status, he now began to worry about his status within the Bomb Squad, his alliance with Caleb, and his safety in the game. I would be, too if I was the only guy who wasn’t a jock in an alliance chalk full of jocks. This may actually help his place in the Bomb Squad, as he could be the covert member that no one would suspect of being a part of the Bomb Squad.

Well, Readers, this ends another episode of BB 16. Now that the nominees have been established, they can finally get in with the Have/Have-Not Comp and the PoV Comp. I love these comps because, for the most part, they are the messiest comps to watch, and there’s usually a lot riding on the outcome of these comps. Will Frankie fall victim of being out on the Block due to this season’s new twists? Will Devin’s actions bite him in the butt? Will new alliances form? Who will win the first PoV of the season? Hopefully, all of these questions will be solved in the next episode!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.