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CBS Big Brother 16 Episode 13 Recap 7/23/2014

Wednesday night episodes of CBS Big Brother can either be very exciting or very boring since it is the day that airs the Veto competition.  This week Brittany and Victoria were faced with the reality of having to fight for their life, as far as the game goes, to win the power of veto to take themselves off the block.

Game Moves, Alliances and Secret Friendships:  We can’t talk about last night’s episode without acknowledging the alliances in the house and where the power is at.

The Bomb Squad exploded leaving in its dust a new and leaner alliance called the Detonators.  This alliance consists of Christine (right place at the right time), Zach, Frankie, Derrick and Cody.  You will notice that Amber and Caleb are no longer part of the group.  This alliance realizes that Caleb and Amber aren’t good for their overall game so they didn’t let them know that they were giving their alliance another chance.

The Girls in the house still aren’t doing a great job of banning together.  If Amber, Brittany, Victoria, and Jocasta joined together they could stand a fighting chance to have at least one of them last until the top four.  Instead they are working against each other helping the Detonators stay on top of their game.

Donny still has it out for anyone who was a member of the Bomb Squad, particularly Caleb.  He wants Caleb out as soon as possible and with good reason.

Nicole, Hayden and Christine are keeping a pretty low profile. I can’t blame them. Let the Detonators implode on their own without any help.

Brittany and Caleb formed an interesting friendship. Signs pointed to a secret alliance between the two.  Brittany went as far as to pick him to play in the Veto competition after they had a meaningful heart to heart.  This left the audience asking, “Will Caleb support Brittany or the former members of The Bomb Squad?”

The Veto Competition: The main point of Wednesday night’s episode was to air the veto competition.  This week’s competition was one of those completely luck based games.  The contestants were asked to try and kick a ball into a basket using a leg kicking contraption. Each basket had a number in the bottom of it. The player with the highest number in each round wins and continues to the next round. The player with the lowest score lost and had to pick a prize from the prize table and was out of the Veto Competition.

It was a bit of an interesting competition.  Brittany got a little too excited and over shot causing her to score a zero early in the game.  She was unable to save herself from the block.  Victoria lasted all the way to the end before she kicked her ball too hard and didn’t score either. She reluctantly took the prize of the Veto even though she knew that Caleb could pick it since he won the competition.

The Detonators expected him to take the Power of Veto from Victoria so that Cody could keep the nominations the same.  Brittany expected him to take the Power of Veto and use it on her.  In the end, he took the $5,000 cash prize and left the Power of Veto with Victoria.

Instead of choosing a side he threw his hands in the air.  I’m sure he thought not taking the veto would be best for his game. He wouldn’t piss off his former alliance members by not removing their target, Brittany, from the block while also not taking it to keep the nominations the same.

imagesThis backfired and put a rather large target on his back.  Now Cody was faced with choosing a replacement nominee.  Ultimately he had to choose between Donny and Caleb.  After much tormented thought he turned into a scared child and nominated Donny.  Why? Mostly because Derrick and Zach thought it was the only possible move. I still agree with Cody, Caleb should have been put on the block. This was their chance to get him out. It will bite Cody in the but if Caleb wins HOH next time.

Zrankie: Hints at an ongoing showmance continued in a confusing way last night.  The air showed in the matter of seconds a clip of Zach inviting any girl to go on a trip with him to Germany, which he won during the veto competition.  Then they followed it with a clip where he states that he will be taking Frankie on the trip with him.  What a game this boy is playing.  More to come on this relationship in a Zrankie dedicated posting later this week! Stay tuned!

 

P.S. if you missed Cody’s modeling days check out my blog from yesterday here! 

 

The Real Gay Showmance on BB16, Cody Calafiore and his Fans

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! It’s time to talk about one of the under talked about homoerotic reality tv show romances.  No, I’m not talking about Frankie Grande and Zach Rance, although I will be talking about them later today or tomorrow.  Today I am talking about the homoerotic showmance between the stunningly flawless Cody Calafiore and pretty much every gay fan of CBS Big Brother!

When Cody waltzed into the Big Brother house I’m pretty sure mouths dropped and drool dribbled from a number of the gay men who watch the show.  Not to miss an opportunity, Big Brother has made sure that Cody has been featured in a number of highly sexy and homoerotic scenes and shots since the beginning of the season. It’s as if a new form of showmance has begun with fans wagging their tongues at the innocent faced heart-throb.

I’m not complaining! Would you complain about having to watch this on TV?

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Yet, after looking at him for a while I started to question his professional role as a Sales Account Executive.  With his face I believe he would make a good sales person.  Then my friend sent me a link to an article on Instinct and I realized that Cody’s face isn’t the only thing that will help him sale a product.

That’s right boys, Cody Calafiore has modeled for the gay favorited underwear brand CN2.  Man can he sale products.

Cody really stands out in the house this season.  He hasn’t shown a lot of game play yet, but his game has been going smoothly.  He is attractive 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  He is comfortable in his sexuality, as a straight man to clarify.  He isn’t a jerk like some of the other men in the house like Devin Shepherd and Caleb. All and all he is a nice guy with a talent for attracting attention to himself.

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Show pictures:

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It’s Big Brother 16 Episode 12 Recap Time!

It’s a new week in the Big Brother house and things are… well kind of boring, but moving along.  To start I should note that Devin Shepherd, the devil with the mile long grin, was voted out of the house last week in what was a highly anticipated move by the house.

Devin tormented houseguests and annoyed viewing audiences as he stomped around the Big Brother house like a tyrant regardless of his being the Head of Household (HOH) or not.  Now that he is gone maybe the house can realign itself and become interesting once again.

Sunday’s mark the announcement of two new HOHs, four nominees to the block, the Battle of the Block competition and a lot of behind the scenes drama.  This week delivered on most of those things.

In rather lackluster HOH competition two of my favorite houseguests took the HOH titles, Cory Calafiore and Frankie Grande.  After passing a dozen eggs along chicken wire the pretty duo came out on top edging out their fellow houseguests. This not only means that both of them are probably safe for the week, but both of their pretty faces will get a lot of screen time this week. I know I’m not complaining!

Team America: Another interesting twist this season that also seems to be getting a bit boring is Team America.  As Donnny, Derrick and Frankie continue their secret alliance that was decided on by fans of the show they must also keep their own individual games in mind.

This week America challenged the trio to nominate a houseguest who is seen as a physical threat.  The trio immediately pegged Amber as a physical threat and added her to the nominations. It was a pretty weak decision because there are much stronger players in the house, but at the same time it was the safest decision. The strong competitors in the house include:

  • Caleb
  • Frankie
  • Zach
  • Cody
  • Amber
  • Hayden

The only person on that list that could have been nominated next to Amber as a strong competitor could have been Hayden. There was no reason not to nominate him besides a fear of retaliation. That’s why I see the choice of Amber as a weak one. There were few options, but they went with the easier of the two.  I still hope that Caleb gets back doored in the end. The only issue with that is that the game will continue to lose the exciting personalities on the show.

Nominations: Initial nominations are often boring.  You can’t do much with your initial nomination because you don’t want to piss anyone off who might end up staying in the house. With two chances to pull yourself off the block this season after the initial nominations it’s no wonder that weaker competitors get nominated on Sunday’s.  This week was no different.

Cory nominated Brittany and Victoria.  Victoria is the houses new Pow Pow,  doesn’t win many competitions and isn’t much of a social game player either.  Nicole asked last week, “where is Paola when you need her?” Well, she manifested in the form of Victoria… except I do think Paola could have been a good competitor if she had been given the time.

Photo compliments of CBS.com.  Amber and Jocasta
Photo compliments of CBS.com.
Amber and Jocasta

Frankie played it pretty safe, while also playing strategically.  His nominations consisted of Amber and Jocasta.  Amber has been unintentionally stirring up drama among Frankie’s alliance so it makes perfect sense to me that he put her up.  She distracts Caleb, distracts Cody, causes tensions between Zach and Cody and to top it all of is a fierce competitor. So fierce that she took herself and Jocasta off the block by winning the Battle of the block!

Battle of the Block: When the Battle of the Block competition was added to the Big Brother game this season I really thought it would liven up the show.  No more nights with nothing but watching the houseguests attempt social games.  Now every episode has a competition.

It turns out that the Battle of the Block is kind of a boring and pointless game. It does add a twist, but the initial excitement around it has dissipated.

None-the-less we do have the added competition. This week we saw the four nominees for eviction compete on a chess board where they were required to move around the board like a knight in a chess game. Jocasta worked her way into a corner pretty quickly, it looks like preying isn’t the best strategy for winning a competition in the Big Brother House.  She is lucky Amber rocked it out saving the both of them. Jocasta went into some type of tongues at the end. I don’t even know what was coming out of her mouth.

If there was a God he would send her home so that we don’t have to watch her any more. She seems like a nice person, but totally annoying on television.

That leaves us with a few other interesting tidbits about Big Brother 16.  Check out my future BB16 blogs this week that will discuss:

  • Zrankie is still alive and well, stay tuned for a new post catching you up on the show-man-mance.
  • Cody has a past in modeling for the gay favorited underwear brand CN2.
  • My two blogging passions collided last week when Big Brother partnered with FitBit!

 

Big Brother 16 Episode 8 Thoughts and Recap

It was the second Big Brother eviction night and I was not let down.  It’s like my friend Christopher said in a comment on yesterday’s post, “I can’t stand Devin, but I’ll be sad when he leaves because he’s so crazy he’s good TV.”  I personally will not be sad when he leaves, but I can’t argue that he creates some amazing television.

The Nominations and Evictions: If you caught Wednesday night’s episode then you know the house was rocked by the Veto Ceremony when Devin removed Brittany Martinez from the block and replaced her with Zach.  Last night’s episode let us know exactly what went down after the insane move by Devin.

First off let’s talk game play here. Devin has targets on his back from all across the house.  His biggest target up until last night was Brittany, but after Zach lost his patience with Devin’s crazy antics Zach ended up falling into Devin’s cross-hairs. This left Devin pretty screwed.  His alliance was crumbling around him and he still had Brittany on the Block. If he was smart he would never have negotiated with anyone and stuck to his original plan.

He should have removed Paola from the block and kept Brittany on. That way the house would have been forced to either remove Zach who he can’t trust or Brittany who he hasn’t liked since day one.  Instead he stabbed Paola in the back and left her on the block to compete against Zach for elimination.

With that decision all hell broke loose in the house.  Brittany called Paola out for throwing the Battle of the Block competition letting her know that she was her target this week.  Paola admitted to throwing the competition because she trusted Devin, but now insists that the entire house should watch their backs around him.  She is right. He is 100% untrustworthy for everyone in the house because he is unstable.

Paola and Zach both gave pretty much the exact same “save me” speech.  Basically both agree that Devin should be on the block and the one to go home, but at the end of the day they both want to stay. Both declared that if they were to stay Devin would be their only target and no one in the house would have to worry.

Then Zach did something unthinkable, he called Frankie out for being untrustworthy and it was pretty clear that Frankie didn’t have Zach’s best interest in mind. To be fair, Frankie is in it to win it, not to just enjoy flirtations with a straight guy.

Zach ultimately had the most votes to stay in the game.  I am not at all surprised. He still has the members of his former alliance on his side and most of the house. The only two people to vote against him was Donny, who is Paola’s best friend in the house and Jocasta, who is just removed from the rest of the house.

The HOH Competition: The evictions were quickly followed by the HOH game.  It was one of those games where the houseguests roll a ball down a field and try to get their ball to land in the highest number at the other end. There really is no skill to the game, but it does keep you holding your breath.

Up until the last player went it looked like Frankie and Nicole were going to become the new HOHs of the week, but Derrick came out of nowhere and knocked Frankie off the HOH platform.  Frankly, I’m fine with that. As long as Derrick and Nicole stick with the idea of getting Devin out they won’t get blood on their hands and my least favorite person will be booted from the house.

Zrankie: I’m sad to say I think our hopes of a gay showmance happening this season is coming to an end.  After the trust between the unlikely couple, Frankie and Zach, dissipated I can only imagine their flirtations will as well.  Let’s wait and see, but Zach is one faux-boyfriend who is in the dog house this week!

At least there is a lot of homoerotic fun this season even if we won’t get to see two men fall in love or kiss.

Paola Shea and Donny Thompson: I haven’t written much about their relationship, but I have to say I was so touched by Paola’s tears as she watched Donny’s farewell video.  When I first saw Paola’s introductory clip I immediately judged her. I thought she would be shallow and annoying all season.  I had visions of her running around the house screaming like a cracked out sorority girl, but she never behaved badly like that.

Donny, well when I first saw him I didn’t know what to think. Frankly my first thought was that he was going to be ignorant, not relate to anyone in the house and a redneck.  I miss judged him as well.  Truth be told, he seems like the sweetest guy in the house.  He has a huge heart and knows how to stay out of the drama.

The two of them together were relationship gold. One of my best friends is a 50+ year-old woman who I met during my first job out of college.  Friends come in all types and that’s what Donny and Paola showed me. They reminded me that your friends can be anyone as long as they make you happy and feel good about yourself.  There was something so poetic about how they interacted together.

Showmances: I have to ask, since I am not watching the live feeds or spoiler blogs, what showmances are in the works?  Is this going to be a season of no showmances? That’s half the fun for me. It makes a reality show a chick flick all in one and I live for it!

It’s a Gay Extravaganza on CBS Big Brother 16

If Zrankie isn’t going to give us the full on gay showmance some of us are sitting on the edge of our seats waiting for I have to thank Big Brother for at least feeding our interest in two good-looking men enjoying each other.  Yet, they aren’t just feeding out interest with two men fondling each other.  They have given us two homoerotic fantasies in one season. Zach and Frankie vs. Cody and Frankie. Yet, only one of the three is gay! Frankie Grande is one of the luckiest gay men on the planet right now.

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Frankie Grande and Cody Calafiore on CBS Big Brother 16

Ariana Grande said it herself, that if Frankie was going to be in a showmance she would prefer it be with Cody instead of Zach.  I don’t care who Frankie has a showmance with any more as long as he keeps getting these so-called straight men to flirt with him.

I have to say, Zach has grown on my substantially over the past couple of weeks. I strongly disliked him from the get go.  Then CBS highlighted a bit of his relationship with Frankie this past week.  Zach let us know that he claims to be 100% straight, but none-the-less loves gay men and in a way thinks of Frankie as a boyfriend.  He is fun to talk with, flirt with and cuddle with.

Frankie Grande and Zach Rance on CBS Big Brother 16
Frankie Grande and Zach Rance on CBS Big Brother 16

Believe it or not, this is actually a reality.  I have met many straight men out there that enjoy flirting with gay men. They are my favorite type of straight man.  You get hit on, without the guy being too inappropriate or aggressive.  They even become protective in a way, which I have always found comfort in. I knew a guy like that back in high school.

He would probably kill me for talking about it, but we never did anything inappropriate. I don’t know what he thought of our relationship, but I love it.  He cared about me. He flirted with me. He’d even put his hand on my leg as we drove down the street together.  He knew everything about me and I trusted him.  The worst thing to happen to me was to lose that friendship.

When we graduated high school he went off to a military affiliated college, joined the military, got married and has kept a pretty low profile in my life.  It’s shame.  We may not have agreed on politics or religion… ever… we did have a natural connection.

With that all said, I do believe that it is possible for Zach to have the feelings he says he has toward Frankie without being gay.  Do I think it is true in this situation. No, I kind of don’t. I think I am too hopeful for some gay love on CBS’ Big Brother to let him off the hook.

None the less, CBS is continuing to give us gays and lovers of gays the opportunity to salivate.  During week one they let the houseguests play in a photo booth.  Why haven’t more people shown me these pictures? Tons of you Facebook, Tweet and talk to me about this show and the gay themes this year, but no one showed me this! What is wrong with you.

Enjoy the homoerotic nature of these photo booth pictures. Maybe I am team Crankie (maybe Frankie and Cody need a different combined name haha).  SO who makes the better couple?

 

Crazy Devin Shepherd continues his rampage

Feeling a bit swamped I have no time to write this morning. None-the-less I feel like I have to write something because last night’s episode of Big Brother was off the hook! Full of twists and turns as you would expect during a week where the house is controlled by an unstable HOH like Devin Shepherd.

We all know he entered this week with Brittany as his target for very personal reasons.  This started to backfire on him as some of The Bomb Squad and other houseguests realized that strategically Paola was the better person to vote out.  With Paola and Brittany still on the block after The Battle of the Block all hell began to break loose in the house as people took to Brittany’s defense.

I hate to break it to Devin, but the house has a point. Brittany is a strong competitor and really not a threat to anyone’s game as of right now. If handled correctly she could be a good ally for many in the house. unfortunately for Devin he hasn’t been handling her correctly.

Brittany showed some great social game as she worked to win over Devin.  She might not like the guy, but she knew the necessary evil.  Knowing he is a parent and holds that over everyone’s heads she tried to relate to him on that level and it seemed to work.

TO make matters better for Brittany, Devin called a Bomb Squad meeting that ended up in an explosive nature.  From what I can see the Bomb Squad is divided:

  • Amber, Cody, Zach, Frankie, Christine

standing against

  • Devin, Caleb

The issue is that Devin is in power and is unstable.  Zach and the other teammates spoke up to Devin and quickly found out that he is not a team player and will not condone contrary opinions.

In a shocking move Devin removed Brittany from the block and placed Zach on the block for disagreeing with him.  Game changing move.

The Bomb Squad has exploded and tonight’s episode should air exactly what the fall out will be. Devin now has the largest target on his back of all season.

The way I see it is that if Devin really wanted to be bold and say “F You” to all those who disagreed with him, wanted to keep Brittany, but also he wanted to prove a point of his power… he should have removed Paola and replaced her with Zach. That would have put the player he wanted out, Brittany, up against an alliance member. He would have got Brittany out and stirred the pot. At least he could have won something in that scenario.  Now he just stands to have Paola leave and Zach on attack mode.

I also feel like he is setting a horrible example for his daughter, something he feel passionately about. Showing his daughter that colleagues, friends or allies cannot have a dissenting opinion makes you seem a bit like a dictator or tyrant. Your alliance members aren’t out to get you until you make them.  You aren’t the leader of the alliance, you are a team.  Their opinions, even if contradictory to yours, should matter.

Tonight’s episode is sure to be explosive and you won’t want to miss it!

Devin and Frankie as Devin argues with Zach and Caleb in Wednesday, July 9th's Big Brother episode on CBS.
Devin and Frankie as Devin argues with Zach and Caleb in Wednesday, July 9th’s Big Brother episode on CBS.

Devin Shepherd goes crazy – CBS Big Brother 16

Straying from my typical desire to recap every thing about every episode of Big Brother Season 16 all at once, I feel like for the moment I just need to address one main topic that has been a thorn in my side for the past two episodes (Scroll to the bottom for an episode recap for the Sunday, July 8th episode. Big Brother 16 episode 6). Yes, I could have taken a break from my 4th of July festivities to recap the past two episodes, but why bother? I have way more to say about Devin Shepherd at this point in the game than I do about the actually game play so far.  For me, we are still in the easy and boring phase of Big Brother where there are just too many houseguests.

First though you need to know the basics of where we were at going into Sunday night’s episode of July 8th.

  • 1 houseguest has been eliminated – Joey
  • 4 nominees were put on the block to compete in the Battle for the Block – Nicole, Hayden, Brittany, and Paola.
  • 2 house guests won HOH – Amber and Devin
  • 1 new alliance was formed – The Nerds have grown into the Weirdos adding Hayden into the alliance. The new members consist of Nicole, Christine and Hayden.

If you missed it, Joey was voted out last Thursday with some contestants saying she showed some of the worst game play in Big Brother history.  While blue haired Joey has plenty of reason to feel a bit blue and I can kind of see where her critics are coming from, I just don’t fully agree.  Joey’s mind and heart were in the right place, unlike a lot of her houseguests.  Sadly for her, her execution  of this good plan wasn’t a strength of hers.

It’s not even her fault.  Once again we are seeing the same old boring situation play out in the Big Brother house and she tried to take it on head first.  She tried to create good television in my opinion. A season of something we don’t see often in Big Brother.  Women coming together to take on the game.

Why do we need another season where the men control the house, the “weaker” men and the women follow their orders mindlessly and no one stands up  to them because the entire house is supporting the male-driven tyranny within the house.  I applaud Joey’s efforts although not her methods, to give Big Brother viewers a different type of game this season.

Isn’t that the point of Big Brother 16, the season of all the twists? I thought the point was to give the game new life.  When I first learned of all the game twists that Big Brother creators were adding to the game I thought that they realized the game needed to stop being the same old thing over and over again. Year after year, we see male alliances parade around like hooligans.

HOH Competition last Thursday, July 3rd: Going into Sunday night’s episode that was one of the many reasons why I have been completely over on of the two HOHs of the week, by default, Devin Shepherd.  Can I just tell you, my heart stopped when Julie announced he would be claiming the throne of HOH after Cody was disqualified from the competition for slipping before he hit the buzzer. It’s not like it did much to the dynamic of the game.  Cody and Devin are in the same alliance. It’s assumed that they would have nominated the same players anyways.  The other HOH who was crowned last Thursday was Amber.

The issue for me is that Devin has let “the power” he holds in the house to go straight to his head when he wasn’t HOH.  Now that he is HOH he is turning into an embarrassment for himself and his daughter.

Bullying:  For someone who wants to set a good example for his daughter he needs to reconsider his bullying ways.  I don’t care if he eventually apologizes for whatever it is he does, his behavior isn’t even defendable.  Especially his behavior toward Joey, Donny and Brittany.  Three people who really aren’t threats to his game, but he has let his mind get the better of him and has taken bizarrely drastic actions to confront them. I definitely do define his behavior toward his fellow contestants, Brittany and Joey, to be bullying.

He stomped around the house just to yell at Brittany because the house was a mess.  She left one bottle of lotion in the kitchen, which was filthy from dirty dishes and personal belongings that were left there by all houseguests.  None-the-less he dislikes Brittany so searched for her so she could take the brunt of his bullying weighs. I think yelling at her for the entire house being messy is nothing more than bullying your target.

Devin thinks Brittany is apparently a threat because she questions his irrationality, which he views as questioning his character and integrity to boot.  None-the-less and in her defense, he is crazy and I would question him too.  Not to mention his stories just aren’t adding up any more. The dude is losing control of his game.

The most recent beef he has toward Brittany and why he has put her on the block for elimination is because of how she responded to his House Meeting. That’s right, crazy Devin called a house meeting without discussing the meeting or thought behind it with his alliance, yet again.  Devin! What are you doing? You are in an alliance. Stop making personal moves and start thinking strategically and with The Bomb Squad!

Devin’s House Meeting: Devin called a house meeting that was attended by everyone except for Donny.  Devin felt the irrational and emotional need to come clean with the entire house about why Donny was nominated for eviction during the first week of the game.  It wasn’t because Donny was a threat, it wasn’t because he fell out of the first HOH game before the others in the house like Caleb and Frankie had told everyone, it wasn’t for any of the reasons that the house had already thought.

Devin took full responsibility for the nomination of Donny during Caleb and Frankie’s HOH telling the house that Donny was put up for elimination because of Devin himself.  He was paranoid and thought Donny was a threat.  The fact that Donny is such a great guy, and he truly is a great guy, made Devin realize that he had crossed a line he didn’t like having crossed.  He felt it set a bad example for his daughter so he had to come clean to ease his conscience.

Sorry buddy, but if you can’t live with a lie then you are playing the wrong game.  By telling the house the truth you have labeled two of your strongest allies and alliance members in the house as liars.  You have contradicted them, thrown them under the bus, and pointed out that they can’t be trusted. Since Frankie and Caleb were the HOHs who nominated Donny, along with Paola, Brittany and Victoria, you have now put a target on their backs because their nominees were strategic and not circumstantial like they had claimed.

This is all that Brittany was pointing out after the house meeting.  She simply pointed out that her having been nominated for the block during week one wasn’t circumstantial like Frankie and Caleb claimed if the nominations were decided by Devin and the others after strategically basing the nominations on their fears for who was strongest in the house. Brittany pointing this out isn’t her questioning Devin’s integrity.  It’s her calling him out on the fact of being full of it.

What type of example are you setting for your daughter Devin?  You are telling her that stabbing those who trust you in the back is okay as long as it makes you feel better about yourself.  Newsflash, that’s not how life works or a lesson I would want to teach my children. Frankly, I wouldn’t go on Big Brother to try and teach my children any lessons.  I just wouldn’t let them watch the show if I felt my child was too young to understand the difference between real life and a game on television.

It’s like Frankie said, if Devin want’s to be successful in this game then he needs to stop telling the truth every ten seconds.  He is making it impossible for his alliance to continue playing with him.

Battle of the Block: My hope was that after the Battle for the Block, which pitted Nicole and Hayden who were nominated by Amber against Devin’s nominees of Brittany and Paola, that Brittany and Paola would have won and taken HOH away from Devin.  Sadly, thanks to Devin’s evil ways this did not happen.  In his all to open of ways, he told Nicole and Hayden that they weren’t the targets this week.  With Amber sitting behind him like a scared rescue dog, he explained his plans for controlling the house this week.

Devin’s plan was straight forward.  Hayden and Nicole would play hard, apparently because he told them to, so that they would win the Battle of the Block and he would convince Paola to throw the competition.  This would insure his target, Brittany, would continue the week on the block.  He was successful!

Nicole and Hayden won this question and answer game by default.  Their points were won in large part by Paola and Brittany making inaccurate answers.

Now it’s time for Brittany to step up.  We can see she won’t back down to Devin’s bullying and intimidation.  I’m so happy to see her taking a strong stance against him.  If she wins veto I think Devin will be in for some trouble.

Joey has already made some waves in the house calling out the guys for controlling it before her early dismissal from the game. If Brittany wins HOH I guarantee you she, along with Nicole, Donny and I’m pretty sure Frankie, Derrick and Cody, will be out to get him.  He is pissing people off, stirring the pot and enlarging the target on his back every day.

Devin’s Criminal Past: I could take my hatred of Devin to another level. Earlier this morning I saw an article describing Devin’s criminal past and run-ins with the law, but I have to say that none of it sounds worthy of reporting on.  No offense to the writer of that article of course.  I simply mean when writing about game play in the context of my blog there isn’t a point to it. If he had something more on his record or in his background beyond petty shoplifting or one DUI I would probably blast his out of the house faults, but I don’t see how they are relevant.

He is plenty crazy on his own inside of this house. I hope all of his fellow houseguests are braced for a week of Devin on a power trip because that is exactly what they are in for.

Recap of Sunday Night’s Episode (Sunday, July 8th, Big Brother Season 16 Recap)

  • Nicole and Hayden won the Battle of the Block
  • Amber was dethroned as HOH
  • Devin became the Head of Household
  • Brittany and Paola remain on the block