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 #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.