Big Brother 16, Episode #13

Hey Readers!

You would think that with Devin out of the House that the mood would be calmer, but it has only gotten crazier! This is all thanks to the House’s resident cowboy, Caleb.  His affections toward Amber have him going a little bonkers, causing others to be on edge.  And with no other huge targets in the House anymore, Caleb and his antics are sticking out like a sore thumb, which is helping the game of the Floaters.  Will Caleb’s actions cause the House to get him out early?  Read below to see what happened.

An Overlooked Threat in the House

Amber is on the war path as of late.  She was upset because she thought she had been put on the Block as a pawn too many times, and she has become sick and tired of being used this way.  Amber confessed that she was gunning for the boys, and they had better look out for her.
With this most recent BOTB victory (as Jacosta was of no help to her in this one), Amber has been a formidable competitor this season.  This should be something that the boys should be looking out for, but they can’t seem to look past her, uh, exterior.

Brittany Feeling Bummed Out

Brittany was dishing with Zach how disappointed she was about being stuck on the Block for another week.  She felt shunned by the House and by Cody for putting her on the Block. Zach asked her how bad did she want to stay in the House, and she said she would fight to stay.  Zach confessing the Diary Room that she would have to win the PoV to make her wish come true.

Cody Heating Things Up, Literally and Figuratively

Cody began warming up Amber’s cold hands under the eagle eyes of Cowboy Caleb and other on-lookers in the HoH Room. Caleb did not like how Home Skillet (Cody) was moving in on Ole Girl (Amber) right in front of him. Caleb left the room, and he was talking to Zach about how upset Caleb was at what Cody was doing, and about lying about not wanting to be with Amber.  He was also angry about Amber not “showing her appreciation” to Caleb for “saving her” from the Block last week. Caleb keeps forgetting he put her there, without asking her, then made himself her knight in shining armor! Zach just shook his head and told Caleb what he wanted to hear, then skulked off to inform Cody of what he heard.

Finding Company in Misery

Brittany and Caleb were commiserating over their plights in the House.  Caleb heard what Brittany had to say about how she didn’t deserve to  be on the Block, and he found himself agreeing with what she was saying.  Caleb told her about the Amber and Cody situation, and she said that the only reason why she was still on the Block was because she didn’t want to be lying on Cody’s lap to make him happy. Brittany confessed in the Diary Room that having Caleb on her side may be a good thing because everyone in the House was intimidated by him.

Veto Comp Players Picks Meeting

Here are the players for this week’s PoV Comp:

Cody (HoH), Brittany (Nominee), Victoria (Nominee), Zach (Cody’s pick),  HouseGuest’s Choice (Caleb – Brittany’s pick), and Nicole (Victoria’s pick). 

Cody Smells Something Fishy

Cody was shocked that Brittany chose Caleb as her HouseGuest’s Choice for the PoV.  He took Caleb aside to figure out what was going on. Caleb told him that he was talking with Brittany, and that he believed that Cody was making a mistake with his target this week. After hearing this, Cody could no longer trust where Caleb’s head was anymore.

PoV Comp – BB CUP
In honour of the FIFA World Cup, BB 16 decided to have one of their own, BB style. This PoV was another Comp where it was played in a series of rounds. Each riund, the players had to use a “kicker” to aim a soccer ball into a goal that was divided up into different numbered areas. The player with the lowest score would be eliminated,and would have to take a “prize” from the trophy table . Players that were eliminated in later rounds were able to swap their prize for one that a previous loser chose. The winner would be the person that ended up with the golden power of Veto.

This is how this Comp panned out:
1st Eliminated – Cody. Prize – Veto.

2nd Eliminated – Brittany. Prize – Penalty Kicks (must receive 10 self-inflicted kicks in the butt whenever the signal goes off for 24 hrs). She traded with Cody for the Veto.

3rd Eliminated – Zach. Prize – Trip to Germany.  He kept this prize.

4th Eliminated – Nicole. Prize – Goal Oriented (must score 2400 soccer goals in 24 hrs. If not complete the punishment, then cannot take part in the next Veto Comp). Nicole traded this prize with Brittany for the Veto.

5th Eliminated – Victoria. Prize $5 000. She traded prize with Nicole for the Veto.

Last Player Standing – Caleb. Prize – Germatard (a German-themed unitard that must be worn for a week). He traded it with Nicole for the $5 000.

Victoria won the PoV

Punishments Dealt Out

Nicole came out of the Diary Room in her second fun outfit in two weeks. This time, she was in her cute Germatard! She did look cute in it, and, once again, the house made her feel good about her punishment.  The House was also supportive of Brittany and Cody of their punishments.  Whenever they could, the HouseGuests would go out to the BB Backyard and cheer Brittany on as she scored goal after goal.  Her feet became sore and hurt, but she was a trooper, not giving up until the task was complete.  Everyone also watched Cody as he used this “kicker” to give himself 10 kicks in the butt for a day.  There were times that the buzzer didn’t go off and he gave himself the punishment because he thought he heard the buzzer go off! The house had to tell him a few times that he was hearing things.

Donny Talking Strategy

Not wanting to act as a pawn in this game, Donny finally started talking strategy with Zach and Hayden.  He was thinking that Cody could back-door Caleb this week.  His reasoning: because Caleb would become more cocky the longer he stayed in the House. Everyone understood what Donny was talking about.

Playing With Your Pride or Playing With Your Head

Cody was furious with Caleb for taking the $5 000.  He was ranting and raving about how he was going to put Caleb on the Block as Victoria’s replacement.  Frankie and Zach were frantically trying to get Cody to change his mind about putting Caleb up on the Block.  Frankie told Cody not to loose an ally (Caleb) over something like this in the game. Later on, Derrick tried reasoning with Cody, telling him that they could get Caleb soon, but Brittany needed to go now because she was gunning for them, while Caleb on had his sights set on getting Amber to want to be with him.  Cody disagreed with them, saying that Caleb couldn’t stay because he treated Cody like a punk for taking the money over the Veto.  Derrick said that is not looking long-term in the game (which is true), but Cody also has a point. He shouldn’t let people step all over him in the game, either.

Donny went to speak with Cody about what was happening.  Donny said he didn’t want to be used as a pawn to get rid of Brittany, and that Cody should be playing his game, not the game that others want him to play.  Donny Cody also said that he would not hold it against Cody if up as a replacement Nominee because he knew there were other people behind this decision. Cody liked what Donny had to say, and  told him, shaking his hand, that he wouldn’t be put up on the Block.

Veto Meeting

Victoria swiftly used the PoV to take herself off the Block.  With a heavy heart, Cody had to break his gentleman’s agreement and put Donny on the Block.  Donny vowed to get to the bottom of who was responsible for putting his safety in the game in harm’s way.  Brittany said she had into game mode in order to stay in the House.

Wow, Readers! My second pick is in real danger of leaving the House this week.  It doesn’t look good for Brittany since more people in the house would rather see Donny stay over her.  It also does not look good for the solidarity of Team America.  When Donny finds out that it was his fellow members that fought Cody to put him on the Block as a pawn, I am not sure what he will think about wanting to be a part of a team that wanted him on the Block, no matter how “safe” we was.  Will Brittany go home this week?  Will Donny find out it was the remainder of Team America that put him on the Block?  Who will be next week’s HoHs?  Come on back to see the results of this week’s Eviction and more on my blog.

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

Big Brother 16, Episode #9: The Bomb Squad Explodes

Hi Readers! Last week was an interesting week in the BB House, and if this episode was any indication of what’s to come, then we’re in for quite a ride this week!  Who will be nominated for Eviction this week by Nicole and Derrick? Continue down the page and find out!

Devin May Be Opening the Front Door for Himself
Devin is sure he is at the top of the list to be the next HouseGuest out of the door, so he does something that may seem as though it is smart, but I think it will hurt his chances at staying in the game: He exposes the Bomb Squad.  He went around telling people before Eviction Night about this alliance, and most if them thought he was stupid for saying anything because it doesn’t make other people feel as though they can trust or want to work with Devin because he was spilling the beans about the Bomb Squad to everyone. He said that he was no longer in an alliance with them anymore, and he thought that by passing along this “valuable” information, that other players would want to work with him. Sorry, Devin. This is only hurting your game more than it is helping it.

The HoHs Are Putting Their Heads Together
Nicole and Derrick were in their HoH Room trying to figure out who they were gojng to nominate this week.  Derrick’s agenda was to try and back-door Devin, and he wanted to make sure that Nicole was on board with this plan without telling her.

BB 16’s 1st Showmance Date Viewers got to see Nicole and Hayden on their first Showmance date in the famous BB Backyard hammock.  They were flirty and cute while having a good time together.  They do make a cute couple.

The Cop and the Cowboy Make Up a Plan
Derrick and Caleb came up with a plan to try and get rid of Devin. It was this: Derrick would nominate Caleb so he could then throw the BOTB Comp. They would also make sure Nicole didn’t nominate Devin, as he was banking being put up on the so he has a chance of taking himself off the Block and not being back-doored.  Caleb said that this was risky, but sometimes you need to be risky to win.

Caleb’s Other Agenda
Caleb felt that he should let his “Queen” know about what happening so she wouldn’t be worried about him. He let her in on the plan, and she thought it was a bit nutty, but that it could work.  Then, thinking he has an in with Queen Amber, he then tries to make headway for his showmance by appealing to her sympathy. I just really hope Caleb doesn’t get too burned by Amber. He has really fallen for her.

The Rule of Thumb Generally is to Keep It Yourself
Nicole, conflicted by the choices she has to make as an HoH, turned to Donny for advice. She lets Donny in in Derrick and Caleb’s plan to get rid of Devin. For some reason, Donny thought he could just blab the plan to the rest of the House. Amber caught wind of Donny telling other HouseGuests of what was going on and went to Nicole to tell her the news. Nicole was as confused as ever about the nominations, and now she and Amber suspected Donny of being more devious than he was letting on.

Nominations
Here are the HouseGuests Nicole and Derrick decided to put on the Block this week: Nicole – Amber and Donny Derrick – Jocasta and Caleb.

Devin Doing Damage Control
Devin was a bit surprised that he wasn’t nominated, but this also set off alarm bells in his head, telling him that he may be getting back-doored this week. So off he went to see Derrick to smooth things over to make sure that he was safe this week. Derrick, lying, told Devin not to worry about anything, and that he was safe. After their conversation, both HouseGuests knew that Devin would have to win the PoV in order to stay safe.

Frankie’s Going Frantic
Some of the HouseGuests are freeing Frankie out because they are becoming more curious about his family. He doesn’t mind going into detail about his parents or his brother, but when it comes to his lil’ sis, Ariana, he gets a little squirrely! He’s shifty, awkward and evasive. The HouseGuests have noticed this about him whenever the topic of his sister comes up. He is, rightfully, afraid of what will happen if the HouseGuests find out who his sister is, and how this bit of information may change Frankie’s position in the House. Frankie has got to get this nervous twitch under control, or else people will suspect him of hiding things and not trust him.

Team America’s First Mission
Derrick was given the instructions to Team America’s first mission this season. Their task: To make three other HouseGuests believe that one of their fellow HouseGuests is related to a past BB player. After some chit-chat in the BB Storage Room, they decided that Zach would be related to past season’s HouseGuest, Amanda. It was a great choice. They kind of look alike, are both from Florida, and both of them are hot-heads. The Team has three days to complete their mission. They then proceeded with America’s bidding to spread the “news” about Zach.

Getting Facts Straight
Nicole felt terrible about nominating Donny, and they had a private chat about it. Nicole asked Donny why he would talk about the plan, and he said he thought it wasn’t a secret. Nicole asked him if she specifically said not to say anything, and, after some thought, he said she didn’t. After telling him that “mum’s the word” would have been implied kn conversations like this one, the two of them hugged it out. Boy, did Donny dodgedTea yet another bullet! He should be thanking his lucky stars he’s so likable!

BOTB Comp: Abraca-BOB-Bra
The two pairs of Nominees had to put together a wall puzzle. One person (Donny and Caleb) had to gather the puzzle pieces and bring them to their partners (Amber and Jocasta) who they were attached to on a pulley that would raise and lower them as the guys moved closer and farther away from the wall in order to put the pieces of the puzzle together. The first team to put the puzzle together would win the BOTB Comp, come off the Block, and force the HoH that nominated them to lose their HoH status. It was so obvious to viewers that Caleb was throwing the Comp, allowing for Donny and his “Queen,” Amber to be safe for the week. Once the Comp was over, Nicole mysterious “vanished” in a puff of smoke, having the HouseGuests wondering where she had gone.

It’s beginning to be one a little wacky in the House, Readers! Jacotsa has no idea she has become a pawn and is in a very dangerous position right now. Anything could happen with this game, resulting in her being the one to leave this week. Could Devin get his act together and win a second PoV in a row to save himself from Eviction? Will Caleb finally win Amber’s heart? Will there be a second date between Nicole and Hayden? Where did Nicole go anyway? Hopefully most of these questions will be answered in the next episode of BB16! Come back to my blog to see what happens next on BB16!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.

Big Brother 16, Episode #4: There is An Art Form to Creating an Alliance. That Isn’t It.

Hi Readers! This episode of BB 16 raised many emotions out of me: happiness, confusion, frustration and anger.  I guess that means that it must have been a good episode to watch.  It really was! So much happened in this episode, and it was hard to keep up with all of the action while jotting it all down.  Certain events happened that I saw coming, while other events made me smack my forehead, wondering if these people know what this show is all about.  If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, continue reading and you’ll see what I mean!

While everyone else was celebrating the end of the first Battle of the Block (BOTB) Comp, Frankie was worried about his position in the House. He knows what the game was like, and he didn’t know where Caleb’s head was at. Caleb, Devin and Frankie were still happy that Donny was still on the Block. Frankie then started shaking his head as Devin’s paranoid thoughts about Donny’s true identity were contagious, as Caleb again to see what Devin saw Donny during the BOTB Comp. They are beginning to think that Donny is some kind of ex-military soldier who is hiding his abilities from the rest of the House so that he’s not voted out.

Later that night, Devin confronted Donny about his “concerns”. Donny told him that he was being completely honest about who he was. Earlier that day, Donny poured his heart out to Devin about how happy he was about all of the support he was getting from the other HouseGuests. Donny didn’t like Devin’s interrogation of his character,so it made him trust Devin and his Double-D alliance less. Devin thought that Donny was saying all of these things in order to gain the trust and sympathy of other players so they will help him during the Poser of Veto (PoV) Comp. The next day, Devin dishes with Caleb about what he heard, and they want Donny out of the House more than ever!

Have/Have-Nots There was no comp this week. Four people had to volunteer for this position of honour. These players were: Joey, Cody, Hayden and Brittany. There were the lovely barrels of BB Slop displayed at the BB dining table, along with slopsicles. The chefs that come up with these new ways to eat slop must be paid handsomely to create such innovative dishes using slop! In addition to the cold showers and delicious menu of slop, Have-Nots also have to sleep in a most interesting room. Usually, this room is made to make its inhabitants sleep and just be uncomfortable, but the producers, I think, went above and beyond their capabilities where this room was concerned. The Have-Nots have to sleep, quite literally, in a cold room. The beds are icy and there is ice everywhere you turn. My jaw dropped when I saw this room, and this is the first time I felt sorry for anyone having to stay there for a week. Well, except for these brilliant volunteers this week.

My girl, Joey, wanted to create an all-girl alliance. It would have been a great addition to the Bomb Squad in the House, but Joey made a huge mistake in her presentation of her suggestion to the rest of the ladies in the House.  She gathered all of the ladies into the BB bathroom all at once and gave her proposal to them.  Where’s the mistake, you ask?  Well, men usually notice when all of the women that used to occupy a space magically went missing at the same time.  As well, women alliances do not go over well in the BB House.  I’m not saying I’m against the idea, I just think it should involve the right people in order to make it work.  Joey even admitted that this was an epic fail in the Diary Room.

Derrick, one of the guys who noticed the disappearance of the ladies in the House, used his police skills to figure out what was going on.  He then reported back to the Bomb Squad that he found out that the women were trying to form an alliance with each other, and that Joey was the mastermind behind it.  Caleb had a new target in the House to get rid of.  Really?! Joey, a woman who tried and failed putting together an alliance is such a threat to you, Caleb?  He just said that the girls were too stupid to put one together.  He was right in the sense that they actually didn’t end up wanting to be create an alliance, but to go after her for wanting to be a part of an alliance is just showing how much of a coward he is, and how threatened he is by a “stupid girl.” It also shows that he is afraid of being challenged in this game by going up against the strong players, leaving the Floaters to battle against.  I’ve lost some respect for him with this move.

PoV Meeting

The Houseguests met in the living room to choose the players for the PoV Comp.  Caleb (HoH), Donny and Paola (Nominees) were automatically a part of the challenge.  The other players’ name were picked out a bag.  They were: Victoria, Zach and Cody. Jocasta acted as the host for this challenge.

PoV Comp: MIAMI LICE

One the HouseGuests were all in their 80s Miami Vice gear, they were lead to the BB Backyard where it had been transformed into a huge tub with tons of suds, a huge head, and plenty of beg-shaped letters floating around.  It was the famous BB spelling comp where the players had to jump in and find letters to create a  word within a specific time period.  The player with the longest correctly spelled word would win the PoV.

After a lot of slipping, sliding and splashing about, the players all had their words ready to share. Her is how everyone did in this Comp:

Zach: WARNING (Correct); 7-letters long

Cody: COMPETIVELY (Worng); misspelled

Caleb: S_ECIALIZE (Wrong); missing a letter

Victoria: PHARMA_IST (Wrong); missing a letter

Paola: (CALTROU) (Wrong); misspelled? Not sure what word she was going for!

Donny:  SPLITTERS (Correct); 9-letters long

For all of the haters in the House who were saying that Donny was a dummy, maybe they should check themselves before they think this way again.  He destroyed the rest of the competitors in this Comp! It was really sad to see that the most of the other players couldn’t put a word together.  With a huge smile on his face, Donny gladly accepted the golden Power of Veto.

Now that there would be an open spot on the Block that would need to be filled, Joey went on damage control around House, trying to make her “mistake” better.  I wrote “mistake” because I don’t think it is right to think that wanting to be a part an alliance in the House is wrong.  It is a part of making it through this game! Anyway, Joey went around admitting it was her who thought of putting the alliance together.  She spoke to Caleb, and she thought she had gotten through to him about not putting her up as Donny’s replacement on the Block.  Caleb only fed Joey what she wanted to hear, as he said he was keeping her in mind as a candidate for the Block.

PoV Meeting

Once the HouseGuests were gathered in the living room, Donny announced that he was taking himself off of the Block.  Caleb then stood and told the House who he was going to nominate in his place.  Surprise, surprise, Readers! It was Joey! She was shocked by the news.  Now It is Joey and Paola sitting on the Block.  The House will decide who will be Evicted in the next episode of BB 16.

I hope you got why I enjoyed this episode so much, Readers!  When a show makes you emote in so many different ways, it can’t be bad!  Joey is getting the brunt of Caleb’s insecurities, and, hopefully, the House will be strong and see that she should stay in the House over Paola who doesn’t do much. Will Joey pull a rabbit out of her hat and get the House to save her over Paola?  Which two HouseGuests will be the next to wear the HoH crown?  Will the Have-Nots be singing the praises of those slopiscles after a few more dreadful days of having to eat them?  Pop back to my blog to find out!

Until my next post, Readers!

Reese.