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! 

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  Amber and Jocasta
Photo compliments of
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!

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

Did you miss last night’s Big Brother? Catch up with this quick recap! Episode 4

Donny after winning Miami Lice on Big Brother 16! Source:
Donny after winning Miami Lice on Big Brother 16! Source:

Big brother is a time commitment.  I don’t think anyone will argue that so I realize that not all Big Brother fans watch all three weekly episodes.  You are in luck because I try to never miss a beat, which isn’t easy when it comes to a game that takes place 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

What happened on Wednesday’s episode (July 2nd) was pretty surprising if you don’t watch the live feeds or read spoiler blogs.  The episode started with the house celebrating Brittany and Victoria’s triumphant win in the previous episodes Battle for the Block.  Yet, while they drink champagne and toast in the kitchen Paola and Donny were bonding in one of the bed rooms.

Donny, well Donny really is an interesting character.  Paola, the self-described selfish person can’t help but want what is best for Donny because he is such a good guy.  She sees what I see while watching the show.

That’s why I was a bit surprised to see Devin continue to spiral out of control throughout the episode swearing Donny is a threat to The Bomb Squad.  Devin swore beyond reason that Donny has a military background.  If he does he is one heck of an actor because he just gives off innocent groundskeeper to me.  Obviously Frankie agrees with me as well.  None-the-less I typically think sensitivity is a weakness in a game like  this, but for Donny I see it as a strength.  He may not be able to move Devin’s stone heart, but if he can connect with someone like Paola I think he will be able to use that strength throughout the entire season.

With that off my chest let’s dive into what you really missed last night. The first topic I have to discuss is the alliances in the house.  What is going on with this cast?  Are they all mental?

To recap, we have seen the formation of the following alliances:

The Crazy Eights: Formed during the airing of episode 1, the first 8 houseguests who entered the house vowed to ban together as the first alliance.  This alliance, if you can even call it that, has fallen apart for the creation of more strategically formed alliances.

The Double D’s: Devin and Donny agreed to form a secret partnership.  The idea was that no one would suspect them to be working together.  Frankly, that was a pretty good plan until Devin decided to no longer keep up with this alliance.  While Donny thinks they still have some what of a bond, you can tell even he is a little skeptical of Devin.  This was the second alliance to form and crumble within the first 4 episodes of the season.

El Quatro: This was the first attempt at an all girls alliance made before the second 8 house guests were introduced.  It consisted of Paola, Amber, Joey and Nicole.  In theory, this could have been a pretty solid alliance, but was again formed too early.  There wasn’t enough momentum or urgency to keep them banded together or strategizing together.  As soon as the remaining houseguests joined them in the Big Brother House  El Quatro seemed to fade out of the light.

The Nerdy Girls: Nicole and Christine have formed a bond. I don’t know that you can even call it an alliance, but it’s clear that they have each other’s backs. They will be helping each other from beginning to end, even if this isn’t the only alliance they are both in.

These two are growing on me.  I didn’t have much to say about them besides the fact that they appear to be floaters, but I am starting to change my thought process.  Christine is smart. She is positioned well in the house. She has the protection of The Bomb Squad for the time being and has a very close friend in Nicole.  Two things I believe are necessary to be successful.

We got to watch these two as they stumbled around in the dark one night.  Jumping and screaming, it became evident that Nicole’s fear of ghosts has rubbed off on Christine.  Doesn’t make much sense, but it was cute.  Don’t worry girls, you aren’t in a haunted house. You are just locked in a sound stage.

The All Girls Alliance: Joey wanted to reawaken the feeble El Quatro Alliance and expand it to include all of the other girls.  With most of the girls in the bathroom, excluding Nicole and Christine, Joey tried her hardest to rally her troops.  Unfortunately for her no one seemed interested and Nicole and Christine ultimately seemed annoyed they weren’t included in the original discussion.  Joey  accidentally alienated herself even though she had a great idea.

To her misfortune Amber ran straight to Caleb to let him know of Joey’s plans.  Amber is part of The Bomb Squad now after Devin invited her in last week.

While I think it would have been better for Amber’s game to advocate for the All Girls Alliance so that she could be the stealthy watchful eye for The Bomb Squad I think it was too early to even try to form this alliance.  There were too many factors playing against Joey’s idea.  It’s sad because I think an All Girls Alliance is extremely necessary for the show.

The Bomb Squad: I’m still not fully clear who is an active member of The Bomb Squad and if it will even last beyond the first couple of weeks.  At most it seems like a group for Devin and Caleb to use to pad their incredibly large egos.

This alliance is made up of Devin, Caleb, Frankie, Derrick, Cody, Amber and Christine. This alliance is basically half of the house. It can only last but so long before they have to start turning on each other. Regardless, they have the power right now and they are out for blood. They don’t seem to have much reason behind their targets besides a need for drama and excitement.  I bet they just get bored in the house.  Why else would they see Donny as a threat?  Bored paranoia is my simple guess.

The Veto Competition:

The competitors: 

  • Three Bomb Squad members: Caleb, Cody, and Zach
  • Victoria
  • Paola
  • Donny

The Game: Miami Lice

Objective: Players had to jump into the gigantic tub of soapy water, dive under a brush, search for letters on the back of fake lice and spell the longest word possible.

The Results:  A lot of embarrassment. From the beginning of the competition everyone seemed to be in shock of how slow Donny was moving, but he had a plan.  Move slow and you wont fall.  Move slow and you will not lose your train of thought.  Move slow and you will win the race.  Slow and steady like a turtle was his method and it paid out in the end.

Paola was aiming for Calculator, but came up short in the end.  She just couldn’t locate all of the letters she wanted.  Caleb couldn’t find enough letters either.  No one really sent it home so Donny cleaned up in the end.

With his win he was able to remove himself from the block meaning we have our first back door opportunity in the Big Brother House of season 16!  Caleb, as HOH, had the option of nominating someone safe again or nominating a threat.

I immediately was hoping that he was going to nominate Devin for his stupidity, but that was a no go.  Instead, Caleb had to stroke his ego and pad his masculinity and nominate Joey. It was pretty pathetic actually.  He couldn’t just nominate her for trying to form an alliance of all girls, but he had to belittle her for her idea of an all girls alliance.

He kept asking things along the lines of, “how could she be so stupid?”  He couldn’t figure out why she would even think about forming an alliance against him. Well, I don’t know that the idea was stupid, I think the execution was.  Regardless, she is on the block and it isn’t looking good for her.

Joey’s hair may not be the only thing that is blue for her this week… her mood may be a bit blue soon too.

Zankie Watch

There was, yet again, no hint at the budding relationship between Frankie and Zach on last night’s episode.  I guess I get it.  The potential showmance has nothing to do with the veto competition so why bother with it right now.  For all the show knows, there isn’t anything beyond cuddling going on between Zach and Frankie so waiting a bit to make a think out of is probably smart.

My hope is that Julie brings it up in tonight’s live episode. Here is to hoping!

Zankie: The Showmance Video

Am I in heaven? Yes I am!  I don’t know what I did right this week to deserve this, but it’s like the gift that won’t stop giving.  Just hours ago I found out about the interesting, affectionate relationship that is forming between Big Brother houseguests Zach and Frankie.  What?

My head is spinning.  I’m so excited I don’t know what to do. With all my hopes, I’m crossing my fingers wishing for a Big Brother gay kiss. Until then we can hope!

I would be lying if I didn’t admit that I have been too excited to post this video on until now because I had to immediately start sharing it with my friends.  Season after season of Big Brother I have been waiting for a gay showmance.  We’ve had gay houseguests, but we haven’t seen them actually get to be gay, in a way.  Are tides changing inside the house?  Is the douche Zach really a sweet cuddle man? You tell me!