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 #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 15, Episode #27: This is What Happens When a Plan REALLY Goes Wrong!

Oh, Readers!

It was as though the air was sucked out of my lungs by the end of this episode!  It was a car crash, followed by a train wreak, then a Z-celebrity meltdown for most of the show!  Everything was set up so well, too, but then, no plan is absolutely guaranteed to go off without a hitch.  What am I talking about, you ask?  Read on, Readers, and you’ll see!

Aaryn, Amanda and McCrae shared their feelings about this week’s nominations.  Aaryn was worried she may be leaving because she really doesn’t have that many people to have her back where the PoV and the voting were concerned.  Amanda was worried about not getting the PoV to save her fiancé from being on the block.  McCrae was Worried because he thought it was a long shot that he’d win the PoV to take himself off the block.

GinaMarie was thinking ahead to the PoV and who the replacement nominee would be.  Thinking it might be her, she confessed she should play nice-nice with Elissa this week.  She started off her wave of niceness towards Elissa when Elissa asked her if she was mean to Aaryn during her Eviction nomination speech.  Saying anything to please this week’s HoH, GinaMarie praised Elissa over her speech against her supposed BFF in the House.

GinaMarie’s actions didn’t go unnoticed.  Hawk-eyed Amanda witnessed the exchange, and the gears started turning in her head about a possible alliance between these ladies.  She didn’t like how GinaMarie was acting two-faced, sucking up to Elissa the way she was when last week GinaMarie was ready to pack Elissa’s bags for her.  I’m not sure why Amanda was so upset by this, when she hates people one week, then claims to be the one to have saved them from Eviction when she wants to control them.

Amanda, still upset about not being in control of everything, went to Elissa to figure out if she was Elissa real target this week.  In the HoH Room, she asked Elissa if she and GinaMarie were working together.  Elissa laughed, telling Amanda that they were not working together.  Amanda, not believing a word of what Elissa was telling her, kept pressing Elissa for information about what was going o between her and GinaMarie.  Elissa wasn’t having it, telling Amanda nothing was happening.  Amanda thought Elissa was a terrible liar and that Elissa was keeping something from her.

Once Amanda finally left Elissa alone, Elissa did confess that it would be awesome to see Amanda walk out the BB front door this week.  She went to her new ally, Judd, who was totally on board with this new plan.  He wasn’t a fa of Amanda’s anymore, either.  Elissa then had to get Aaryn on board to make Aaryn she did everything she could to make sure Amanda would go home instead of Aaryn and McCrae.  Aaryn, surprised by the change in Elissa not wanting er out of the House this week, agreed to the new plan to put Amanda up on the block if Amanda doesn’t win the PoV, or if she does not participate in the Veto Competition.

At the Veto Player Selection Meeting, Elissa (HoH) had this week’s Nominees (Aaryn and McCrae) join her in picking the other competitors for the PoV Competition.  Amanda, GinaMarie and Judd (Aaryn’s House Guest’s Choice pick) were chosen.

Amanda became suspicious as to why Aaryn chose Judd as her House Guest’s Choice pick.  After the meeting, Amanda demanded to know why Aaryn chose Judd over Andy.  Aaryn lied, telling Amanda she felt that Judd had a better shot at winning the PoV and using it on her than Andy did.  Amanda, in her selfish nature, got upset with Aaryn, telling her she was angry with Aaryn for thinking about her own safety in the game instead of their alliance’s safety (namely Amanda’s safety).  Aaryn confessed she was upset that Amanda because Aaryn wanted to look out for her own safety.  GinaMarie further backed Aaryn on looking out for herself in the game, reminding Aaryn that Amanda is a manipulator and that Amanda is indeed selfish, and she did the right thing.

This was where the car crash occurred during the show.  Elissa and GinaMarie made the mistake to keep their game talk private when they decided to talk about getting Amanda out of the House in the BB Kitchen, you know, Readers, where everyone can see them.  Well, the one person they didn’t want to overhear their conversation walked by the kitchen: Amanda.  Amanda took notice of their silence every time she purposely walked by the Kitchen.  Amanda, fed up with this pattern, decided to call them out, blowing up at them for talking strategy against her.  Okay, I would be upset, too if I knew people were talking about me the way they were, but to blow up like Amanda did was stupid of her for her game.  She went after GinaMarie  in order to put doubt in Elissa’s mind about wanting to work with her by arguing that GinaMarie was only talking to Elissa this week because Elissa was HoH.  Duh!  This is how the game is played, Amanda!  Elissa was aware of GinaMarie’s motives, but they’re working to get rid of you!  GinaMarie went toe-to-toe with Amanda’s arguing until Amanda walked away yelling, then stopped when McCrae advised Amanda to shut her mouth before she did more damage to bot of their games.

Once Amanda cooled her jets a bit, McCrae then told her to go to Elissa to try and smooth things over so the both of them didn’t end up on the block this week.  Amanda continued her tirade of GinaMarie, telling Elissa she was fake, that Helen leaving last week was not completely her decision, and that she was acting this way because she was scared of going up on the block as the replacement nominee.  Lying through her teeth, Elissa tried telling Amanda she hadn’t thought that far ahead to know who she would put up.  Amanda, in her pushy way, asked Elissa if she was being honest with her.  Amanda, would any one say, no, I’m lying?  Really!  Elissa just shook her head and laughed to herself, privately confessing that she was enjoying seeing Amanda shaking in her boots over the idea of being back-doored.  Amanda finished her inquisition by telling Elissa she always had her back in the game.  Now that is something to laugh at, Readers!

The House Guests had a visitor this week in the BB House.  It was Zingbot 3000!  Yes, Readers, my least favourite seasonal visitor has returned to roast the House Guests after waking them up.

After the well thought out insults were slung by Zingbot  3000, the show went to the Power of Veto Competition where the players had to recharge one year-old Baby Zingbot’s batteries by rolling a ball over a covered ramp 250 times without it dropping on the ground.  This person would be crowned with the golden Power of Veto.  If the ball did drop on the ground, the player’s count would fall back to zero, and they would have to start over again.  This was the train wreck part of the episode I mentioned at the beginning of my post.  After many players wasted their energy by trying to speed through this challenge, Amanda took her time rolling the ball over the ramp while taking breaks to finally become victorious in a BB competition.  This was one of the comps to win so she and her man would be safe for the rest of the week.  Elissa smiled weakly as she was watching her plan go wrong while Amanda and McCrae openly celebrated Elissa’s defeat.

Elissa was crying in the HoH Room with her buddy, Judd, at her side.  Judd asked her what she was going to do now that Amanda and McCrae were safe, and who she was going to put up as a replacement nominee was concerned.  A tearful Elissa said she didn’t know what she was going to do, but she knew that what ever decision she did make, that it had to make a significant impact on 3 AM.

Elissa, now having to do some damage control of her own with Amanda, went to talk to her, mentioning how much fun the Veto comp was.  Amanda, saw through Elissa’s ruse, and laughed in her face, telling her she was going to go down for trying to back-door her.

There were others in the House who were worried about their safety this week that were given even cause to bite their nails to the quick after Amanda’s surprise victory.  Andy was becoming a nervous wreck because he was warned by Helen last week that if he didn’t vote to keep her safe last week, that there would surely be targets placed on his back to avenge her.  Andy went to Amanda with his fears.  Amanda then came up with the plan to try and get GinaMarie up on the block.

Okay, Readers, you’ve gotten the car crash, then you read about the the train wreck, now you’re about to get the Z-celebrity meltdown!  It started with Amanda, still making victory laps around the House.  She was wearing her robe and slippers, while sporting her party hat and blowing on her noise-maker to everyone in the House.  Most of the House Guests made their way to the BB Backyard to get away from Amanda’s craziness.  Poor Elissa was left hostage in her HoH Room to await the end of Hurricane Amanda.  Amanda then started yelling for Elissa to come out and face Amanda since Amanda ruined Elissa’s plan to get rid of her.  Since she got no response, Amanda took it upon herself to go up to the HoH Room door and start banging and yelling on the door, calling her out and making fun at her.  Amanda was telling her to stop at hiding, but she still got no response.  This wound Amanda up even more, making her blow her noise-maker and bang on the HoH Room Door even more, getting even more belligerent with her comments and her actions, and told Elissa she was going to torture Elissa until she came out.  Readers, I was so upset watching it, yet I couldn’t take my eyes away!  I was more yelling at Amanda to stop n like a horrible winner, and to get over herself.  Okay, you won a competition.  Yes, you should be proud of winning your first competition of the season, but to then go berserk the way you did was disgusting.  Yeah, Elissa ay have been pushing your buttons, Amanda, but for you to go after her in the manner you did was wrong.  If it were me, I wouldn’t have been as lady-like as Elissa was in this situation.

At the Veto Meeting, as expected, Amanda took McCrae off the block.  With one of her nominations now changed, Elissa replaced McCrae with Andy, tearing apart  the 3 AM alliance.  After the meeting, Andy confessed he was done with the 3 Am alliance as it has gotten him this far in the game and he no longer needed it.  Amanda said that the 3 AM alliance would now become 2 AM.  Aaryn also expressed how she was done with the 3 AM alliance, saying she was ready to play her own game now, and she’s sure Amanda’s only looking out for her best interests, not those of the alliance as a whole.

Yeah, Readers, it was a crazy episode!  One of the most energized episodes I’ve seen in a while for a Big Brother season.  With these new wrinkles in 3 AM, the game is not necessarily wrapped up for one player anymore.  Who will be evicted this week?  Can Amanda do damage control without making even more enemies in the House?  Who will be next week’s HoH?  Find out the answers to these questions the next time you swing by my blog!

Until next time, Readers!

Reese.