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.

Big Brother Season 16, Episodes #1 & 2: Welcome to the Jungle!

Hiya Readers!

They’re in! All 16 of this year’s BB16 Houseguests are in the House battling it out to walk away with the $ 500 000 prize.  All of them were so excited about starting the game, not knowing what laid in store for them this season.  How did they enjoy the new twists Julie Chen and the producers threw at them this season? Read on and you shall see!

NIGHT 1
The producers decided to make the season premiere a two-night event.  They split up the Houseguests so that one group of 8 would enter the House on Night 1 (June 25th) while the others entered Night 2 ( June 26th). As usual, Julie Chen was dressed to the nines in this amazing long red dress while exacting doom on welcoming the first group of Houseguests into the House. These players were: Paoula, Devin, Donnie, Frankie, Cody, Nicole, Amber and Joey.

Once all 8 were in the House and chose their beds, the players got acquainted with each other before the battling began.  Of course, some of the Houseguests were checking each other out for potential “future amusement” possibilities (Paoula and Cody), while others were sizing up their competition or figuring out how they were going to fake out their opponents (Donnie).

Once the Houseguests toasted their arrival in the BB House, Julie Chen popped up on the living room’s monitor to speak with them.  She announced to the Houseguests that one of them would become the first HoH of the season.  They all were excited by this news. She also dropped the bomb on the group that the HoH this season would not be safe as they had been in the past.  Most of the smiles left the faces of the players,wondering whether it was worth it to try to win this once coveted position.

After Julie Chen left the Houseguests to themselves for a bit, the ladies of the House got together and decided to form an all-girl alliance. Devin and Donnie also formed a secret alliance in the Storage Room.

HoH Competition #1: GO FLY A KITE
Julie then then reassemble the group to tell them to get ready for the first HoH competition of the summer. Once in the BB backyard, Julie Chen explained how the first comp of the season was going to work.

Each player was on a rolling log while hanging on to a tether.  The tether was attached to a kite that stayed up so long as they were pulling back on the tether.  It was an endurance challenge where the last person standing and their kite was still in the air became HoH.

While the rolling log and random sprays of “sunscreen”did its best to knock the players off balance, one Houseguest did manage to come out on top!  This is the order that the players dropped out of the comp:
Paoula, Joey, Nicole, Donnie, Devin, Cody, Amber (threw it), making Frankie the first HoH of BB 16!

After the Comp is over, the Houseguests are corralled into living room by Julie Chen.  She had Frankie sit in one of the specific orange chairs, then informs them that a second group of Houseguests will be joining them soon, and that a second HoH will be crowned from this group this week. Julie Chen also told them that there will also be only one of the HoH standing by the end of the week.  This, of course brought shock and awe to the Houseguests as they pondered what this season’s twist will affect them.

Julie Chen then ended the show by announcing another twist to the viewers. It’s Team America. The (American) viewers get to vote in the Houseguests that they would want to form an alliance with. These people would the be in a secret alliance, fulfilling missions chosen, again by the American viewers, in order to win $5 000 each per mission! The first member of Team America would be revealed during Night 2 of the season premiere.

NIGHT 2
Julie Chen wore a cute short hot pink dress to kick off Night 2 of the season premiere of BB 16. The final 8 contestants were ready to join the fun and festivities inside the House. These players are:
Caleb, Brittany, Christine, Derrick, Zach, Jocasta, Hayden and Victoria.

Once all inside the House, the first 8 told the second 8 of the first twist of the season (their separate HoH Comp and 2 HoHs this season). Once the news was out, more of the sizing up(some of the guys on each other), checking out (Caleb on Amber, Cody on Brittany) and strategy-making took place around the House.

Julie Chen then gathered the Houseguests back into the liv8ng room so she could tell them the second group of 8 about the two HoH Competition, and what it means for the game.

HoH Competition #2: OVER THE COALS
It was another endurance comp where the players had to hold on for dear life as they were being spun over the BB BBQ pit. The Houseguest who held on the longest would become the second HoH of the summer alongside Frankie. Here is the order in which the Houseguests literally fell out of this comp: Victoria, Brittany, Jacosta, Christine, Zach, Derrick, Hayden, leaving Caleb,who looked liked he was having the time of his life, as the winner.

Julie Chen then asks the Houseguests to return to the BB Living Room. She told the Houseguests that the HoH will each choose two nominees for Eviction. She also let them in on the second new twist of the game: Battle of the Block. Each week, the two pairs of nominees will battle head-to-head in a comp. The winning pair get to come off the Block. As well, he HoH that nominated the loosing pair of nominees gets stripped of their HoH powers, leaving only one soul HoH to rule the nest (almost quite literally since one of their beds jn the HoH Room is a nest-themed bed).

Julie Chen then let the Houseguests chew on this bit of info and then turned to the audience. She introduced the first member of Team America to all of us. This lucky individual is my Jody! She was pleased to have been chosen and can’t wait to get to work. She then instructed the audience to vote for the second member of this covert alliance in the House.

Well, Readers! That about wraps things up for the premiere episode of BB 16! It had a bit of everything, plus new twists to throw off the players’ strategy a bit. As you can see, the Houeeguests this season were thoroughly introduced to the game that could be like finding your way through a jungle in order to win it! Will actual showmances begin to blossom? How will Frankie and Caleb, who are polar opposites, fair as HoHs? Which HoH will be left standing after the Battle of the Block Comp? Pop back to my blog to find out about all of the action!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.