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 #7: Flip-Floppy Leadership May Lead to a Mutiny!

Hi Readers! To me, this season of BB 16 went from frustration to downright confusing! It seemed as though the House was becoming whishy-washy and complacent.  After watching this episode, I’m still scratching my head wondering where the House is going to go from this point forward. The only explanation I can give you to sum all of this confusion up would be this week’s HoH, Devin.  How does he figure into all of this chaos? Keep reading and it will all make more sense (I hope).

It’s Not Over Until It’s Over

After the BOTB Comp, Nominees Brittany and Paola were thinking about their positions on the Block. Brittany has figured out that Devin has her in his cross-hairs, but she tell Paola that she is not going to give up without a fight.

Trouble in Paradise?

While Devin continues to throw his weight around the BB House, members of the Bomb Squad who are not too happy with their leader met in secret to discuss what to do with their “dictator”. They didn’t like the fact that Devin was going after Brittany when they all thought that Paola didn’t deserve to be in the House, and that they were doing his dirty work for him. They also spoke about getting rid of Devin next week. Caleb has hopelessly fallen for Amber. He is all but tripping over himself to have his feelings for her reciprocated, and I think Amber is using this weakness to her advantage. As the two of them were flirting up a storm in the BB Backyard, Eagle-Eye Devin was watching the action between them, and was getting worried about where Caleb’s allegiance was leaning. In the Diary Room, Caleb did admit that he would rather have his “Queen” by his side than Devin.

Those still loyal to Devin filled him in on the division within the Bomb Squad and their lack of loyality to Devin. Raging, Devin met with the Bomb Squad to see what page everyone was on. When asked what’s going on, Caleb told him that they wanted Brittany to stay and for Paola to leave. Devon, upset with Caleb’s “change of heart,” blamed Amber for wanting Brittany to stay. Caleb then went on to tell Devin that the ladies of the alliance are afraid of him, and that he’s got to change his attitude towards him. This won some points back with me where Caleb was concerned. Devin left the BB Backyard in a huff, upset that he and Caleb no longer felt the same about Brittany leaving the House and his “treatment” of women, then returned, guns blazing at Caleb. It got to the point where Devin said that the alliance was over, and Caleb said that he was heading home next week.

Team America – Brains, Beard and Beauty

Viewers found out who they chose as last two members of Team America. Separately, Frankie and Derrick found out about their appointment to this group in the Diary Room, and were told that they would find out who the other members of their super squad at 9 PM by the weights in the BB Backyard by using the secret code words “Bald Eagle” and “Apple Pie.” Derrick and Frankie found out each other first, but couldn’t figure out who the last member was. Then, joining the group of HouseGuests casually late was Donny. After us8ng both code words correctly, they were happy with who America picked to be a part of this group. Frankie said this troop had the Brains (Derrick), the Beard (Donny), and the Beauty (himself, of course). Good work, American viewers, for putting together this team! It’s a great mix of HouseGuests, and I do think it will be amusing to see these guys try pulling off these tasks America will be putting up to!

Players for This Week’s PoV

Along with the HoH (Devin), and the Nominees (Brittany and Paola), Zach, Amber and Derrick were this week’s players to compete in the Veto Comp.  Brittany knew that she had to win this one for herself, or else she would most likely be facing Eviction this week.

Patching Things Up, Only to Have Them Unravel Again

Caleb felt that he would need to have Devin on his side to further his game, so he went to Devin to patch things up between them.  Devin was still trying to explain to Caleb why it was so dangerous to keep Brittany around, but Caleb kind of patted Devin on the head.  Caleb also let it slip that other Bomb Squad members were going to Put Devin up on the Block next week if they became HoH.  Devin called a Bomb Squad meeting to get to the bottom of things.

Since the group couldn’t come to an agreement as to whether Brittany or Paola should be evicted, Devin then moved onto the next order of business: Finding out who is disloyal to him. Zach thought he would be honest and spoke up for most of the group. He said that some members the alliance did want him gone and that they wanted Brittany to stay. This angered Devin, and Zach realized that he had put his foot in his mouth.  Zach went on damage control, but Devin wouldn’t hear it. He could not longer trust those in his alliance.

Veto Comp: OUT OF THIS WORLD

With everyone’s favourite HouseGuest, Donny, hosting the festivities, the six competitors for the PoV were looking spacetacular in their tight and shiny space suits.  For this Comp, the first player to balance all of their planets on the polls, without any of them touching the ground, would win the golden power of Veto.

Planets were bouncing everywhere, Devin’s tight suit ripped in the seat, and frustrations were running wild as the players tried to be the first to win the Veto.  Surprisingly, it was Devin who decisively won this Comp!

Down, But Not Out

Brittany was seeing her time in the BB House quickly slip away, but that did not stop her from trying every thing in her power to stay for another week.  She decided to go to the Grand Pooba to appeal to his softer side.  She told Devin that she secretly wanted a parent to win the game because they had it harder in this game than those without kids. Devin saw what Brittany was doing, but also got to see a different side of Brittany, changing his mind about wanting her out of the House.  Devin then asked her if Brittany could be loyal to him and stay out of his way.  If she could, then he would use the PoV on her.  She said she would be 100 % loyal.  Devin then went on to tell her that he told Paola to throw the BOTB Comp. This angered Brittany, now not caring if Paola left the House after Paola had tried to put a knife in her back.

The Fuse on the Bomb Squad is Getting Shorter

Zach knew he had some fancy talking to get back into Devin’s good graces. Devin still wasn’t having any of it.  Devin told him he didn’t trust him anymore because Zach tried to throw him under the bus within the Bomb Squad.  Zach, at his wit’s end, told Devin if he not longer trusted him, that he put him on the Block. Devin was taken aback for a moment, then said that this idea was not even on his mind until Zach brought it up.  The Bomb Squad had a deal that none of them would go up on the Block until the BB Jury House opened up. So, effectively, Zach gave Devin permission to break this deal.

PoV Meeting

Devin gave each of the Nominees a chance to sway him to use the PoV on them.  Paola was acting silly, thinking she had the PoV in her pocket.  Brittany just said that she would really appreciate being off of the Block, and how much she would want to continue playing the game. Devon, after apologizing for going back on his word, used the PoV on Brittany, shocking and angering Paola. He then shocked the whole House by putting Zach up as his replacement Nominee.  As the BB theme song began to play, Brittany said she would like to say something quickly, and you could see tempers starting to flare in the BB Living Room as the credits starting rolling to end the show.

That’s the end of another BB 16 episode! Fellow blogger, Notes from a Southern Kitchen, Kendall, let me know that the House was going to start cooking, but I didn’t know it would boil over the stove so quickly! I know that getting excited for this kind of action between people isn’t good, but at the same time, the HouseGuests know the type of situation they are signing up for when they apply to be on the show, so it’s kind of a gray area.

Where Devin’s leadership is concerned, it was shoddy! It was as though he was trying to go in ten different directions at once, yet not accomplishing much. The best thing he did was keep Paola up on the Block.  Other than that, he has cause turmoil for his alliance, and frustration for the rest of the House. Will Devin’s poor leadership bite him in the butt by the House getting rid of him next week? Which of the Nominee will make through the Live Vote and Eviction? Will Caleb make any more headway with Amber?  Come back to my blog to see what happens next on BB 16!

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.