Big Brother 16 Episode 16

Posted by Shane on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 7:16 pm

Christine & Nicole won the battle of the block following their nomination in Big Brother 16 Episode 15, leaving Jocasta & Victoria in danger.

Not content with merely having nominated them, Zach must now pick on the have nots who just saved themselves, taunting them with his food or at least their lack of it. Frankie still wants to work with him, but regardless he would like to use him because America’s stupid voting comes first.

Nicole has concerns that her showmance of sorts Hayden may be getting closer to Victoria. Then there’s Caleb and Amber. He seems to be taking the hint from her being harsh to him that she is not interested, though I have some question about how long he will be able to take that hint.

Like Frankie, Derrick receives news from home. His grandfather died.

Frankie chooses Donny at random to play in the veto. Victoria chooses Hayden (houseguest’s choice). Jocasta picks Christine, who whines about her alliance and wants to blow up their plans to backdoor Amber.

Their challenge is to ride horses and in between hop off at random intervals for less than 30 seconds at a time to be able to stack 50 gold bars. Donny doesn’t seem to care. Jocasta loses focus and is off for more than 30 seconds, but she chooses to go on slop rather than give up. Christine takes the lead. Eventually, she hits the buzzer. Oh wait, she’s not finished yet. While she’s in the process of realizing this, Hayden wins the power of veto.

Hayden really doesn’t care if they want to get rid of Amber. He’s completely fine with saving an ally, Victoria, and letting the house do what they will. Caleb does not want to get rid of her, but he’s fine with nominating her as well. If he pretends to be the only person who can save her (though technically he’s not pretending since in his own warped mind he believes it), perhaps then she will want to be with him. Yeah, no.

At the veto ceremony, Hayden removes Victoria from the block. In her place, Amber is nominated as planned. Now it’s time for Zach to run his mouth… on Caleb’s behalf. She just smiles at him. Team America fails miserably again.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Big Brother 16 Episode 17, which airs Thursday at 9/8c on CBS.

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Big Brother 16 Episode 15

Posted by Shane on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Nobody was surprised when Brittany was evicted in Big Brother 16 Episode 14, and then Zach and Frankie won (for lack of a better term) HOH.

Last week, Amber tried to form yet another girl alliance. Because that worked so well the last time. It’s not long before Christine passes this information back to the guys. Now Zach wants her gone. Her threat is that she’ll expose the whole alliance if that happens. Yeah, the big secret alliance that involves pretty much everybody in the house, the alliance that does not exist any more anyway, sort of. Christine is the proposed pawn, and she flat out refuses to throw the battle of the block.

Amber promises to go on a date with Caleb if he eats a pickle. He thinks she’s serious, and she gets stuck in a corner. They go on an awkward date, which she says is their first and last, though even now she can’t stop staring at Cody.

Zach starts talking to Nicole of all people. Yeah, this should stay between the two of you. He acknowledges that he and Cody are more than just friends, which I assume means alliance partners. Of course, Nicole tells Christine about this whole conversation, though Christine keeps the alliance a secret for now. Nicole tells us that her heart would be broken if Christine has been playing her. Well, that’s a meltdown for a later day then.

Whatever alliance Zach may think he has with Cody, Derrick and Cody strike a final two of their own. Their alliance name is The Hitmen.

Team America is assigned their next mission to get two houseguests to have an argument at either the nomination or veto ceremony. The thing they have going for them is that Zach is generally loud and hot headed even without three people poking him. It does not take very much effort. For that matter, they really don’t have to do much of anything. Just let him do what he wants rather than trying to talk him out of it.

Frankie wants to nominate two weak players so they will lose the battle of the block. Zach just wants to stir up trouble, but he plans to push Amber through the back door.

Frankie’s Nominations
Jocasta & Victoria

Zach’s Nominations
Christine & Nicole

Zach’s speech about Christine being a floater and Nicole being a fruit loop dingus does not cause a heated exchange. Rather, it causes fits of laughter, followed by tears. Whether Team America just failed or not, the bottom line is that the nominees are all women. Perhaps they will wake up eventually.

Their battle of the block is to build a giant wedding cake, stacking blocks without making them fall. It’s obvious what is going to happen here. Victoria and Jocasta do not have a plan and are unable to communicate. Their cake comes crashing down as they try to climb it. Nicole and Christine win the battle of the block, leaving pointless nominees on the block.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Big Brother 16 Episode 16, which airs Wednesday at 8/7c on CBS.

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Big Brother 16 Episode 14

Posted by Shane on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 7:45 pm

Caleb won the power of veto competition but took the quick cash instead, allowing Victoria to save herself in Big Brother 16 Episode 13. That leaves Brittany on the block against Donny, and I can’t imagine any amount of editing making it look like there’s a chance Donny will go home.

Donny is comforted by the fact that Derrick is telling him he’s safe. He knows that there are people controlling Cody’s decisions. It could be Derrick.

Frankie gets some very rare news from the outside world. The only other time I remember this happening was September 11 when they told the houseguests about the attack but only because Monica’s cousin worked at the towers. His grandfather died. Whatever their differences or game they are playing, the house comes together to support him.

The have nots have already been determined. The four laziest players in the game based on the activity trackers they are wearing are have nots: Nicole, Caleb, Christine, and Derrick.

Unlike Caleb, Hayden actually has a chance, and he finally gets a kiss from Nicole.

Jocasta: Brittany
Nicole: Brittany
Hayden: Brittany
Amber: Brittany
Derrick: Brittany
Caleb: Brittany
Christine: Brittany
Victoria: Brittany
Zach: Brittany
Frankie: Brittany

By a vote of 10-0, Brittany has been evicted from the Big Brother house. So concludes a rather meh week. At least she went out on a high note with that goal kicking penalty, but Brittany played a horrible game very early and was never able to regain any footing.

The HOH competition will involve country songs describing the competitions they have had this season. Christine eliminates Hayden and picks Donny and Jocasta to face off. Donny wins and chooses Frankie and Caleb. Frankie wins and selects Amber and Victoria. Amber wins and chooses Donny and Derrick. Derrick wins and chooses Zach and Nicole, and he’s the first to be smart enough to select who hasn’t gone yet rather than letting his targets be known to everyone. Zach wins and pits Amber against Christine. Christine wins and chooses Frankie and Derrick. Derrick hands it to Frankie. Zach beats Christine to become the other HOH. Once again, the Bomb Squad or whatever it’s called now reigns supreme.

Derrick says he wants Frankie to see a picture of his grandfather, and some things are bigger than the game. To whatever extent that may or may not be true, he’s just made a very low risk move that still gives him a heavy hand in the nominations while not getting any blood on his hands.

Team America’s next task is to get two people to have an argument at one of the ceremonies.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Big Brother 16 Episode 15, which airs Sunday at 8/7c on CBS.

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Big Brother 16 Episode 13

Posted by Shane on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 5:45 pm

Following the nominations of Victoria & Brittany and Jocasta & Amber in Big Brother 16 Episode 12, Jocasta & Amber won the battle of the block, leaving Victoria & Brittany in danger of going home. I’m not sure anyone would care about either of them getting evicted.

Jocasta thinks God saved her. Amber talks about how the boys are in trouble if they keep putting her up. Oh really? I have not seen any sign of trouble yet.

On the other side, there’s Brittany and Victoria, both of whom feel like they are alone don’t trust anybody, an accurate sense of what’s happening.

Then we have the ongoing love triangle, for lack of a better term. Caleb won’t take the hint that Amber does not plan to return the affection he has for her. Cody and Amber, they actually are getting closer. The further Caleb pushes on this issue, the more reason Cody has to nominate him. Of course, if you look at these weak nominations, it does not seem he will act on that impulse.

Cody selects Zach at random to compete in the power of veto, Victoria chooses Nicole, and Brittany picks Caleb (houseguest’s choice). Yeah, Brittany’s choice is not at all suspicious. Now Caleb has some damage control to do, admitting he was talking to Brittany for a while about how she deserves to stay over useless Victoria.

A little late for soccer fever, it’s time for the BB Cup. They will use a fake foot to try to land in the bucket with the highest amount of points.

As a former pro soccer player, not that it matters here, Cody says that if he does not win, he’s an idiot. He is the first one out and claims the power of veto as his prize. There is some degree of skill required here, but it’s mostly luck, as with most of the competitions on this show. Brittany scores a 0 and is out next, picking the penalty kick (10 kicks in the butt at random for the next 24 hours) as her prize, which she trades for the power of veto. Zach is the third one out and picks a German vacation. Nicole is out next, and her punishment is 2400 soccer goals in 24 hours (or else she will not be able to compete for the next veto). She trades that to Brittany for the veto. Victoria chokes in the final round and scores a 0. Her prize is $5,000, which she trades to Nicole for the veto.

Caleb claims the Germitard, which he trades to Nicole for the $5,000. That leaves Victoria holding the power of veto. She made what seemed like a dumb choice, but it paid off, saving herself while increasing the size of the target on Caleb. Still, as far as Victoria is likely to get in this show, I’m not sure she’s not better off just grabbing the $5k.

Cody coninues talking about how he wants to nominate Caleb. Zach is thrilled with this idea. Frankie would like these people to stick to a plan.

Zach has done the math on Brittany’s punishment. 2.5 goals per minute for 24 hours straight. Still, this is Big Brother. It’s not like they have anything else to do in that house but talk and talk and talk some more. After 12 hours, she’s down to 1000, so she’s actually on track (but in pain). In the end, after much suffering, she accomplishes her goal. Oh, and Cody and Nicole had punishments, too, but they paled in comparison. Cody kept getting woken up so he could kick himself in the butt at the speed he chose, while Nicole had to get dressed up in the least humiliating tard costume ever but had to carry around a sausage and beer like all Germans do.

After talking with Donny, Cody says he has made the final decision to nominate Caleb. But he will be completely fine if they don’t vote him out. Frankie wakes Derrick up in hopes that perhaps the most level headed member of the Bomb Squad can talk him out of this.

At the veto ceremony, Victoria obviously removes herself from the block. It’s just a question of the replacement nominee, which seems to be settled on either Donny as a pawn or Caleb as possibly maybe a target. Cody names Donny as the replacement. Not terribly surprising that all that talk did not amount to anything.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Big Brother 16 Episode 14, which airs Thursday at 9/8c on CBS.

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Big Brother 16 Episode 12

Posted by Shane on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 6:45 pm

There was neither a lot of surprise nor tears when Devin was unanimously voted out of the house in Big Brother 16 Episode 11.

We return to the HOH competition that barely got under way at the end of Thursday’s show. Caleb has a theory that his man hands will hold him up, but Victoria is useless regardless of the size of her hands. Brittany & Jocasta take an early and large lead, but then Frankie & Cody come up with a good strategy to keep two eggs in play at all times. Eventually, Zach & Amber take the lead with Frankie & Cody right behind them. Brittany & Jocasta have now fallen out of it despite being three eggs ahead at one point. In the dash to the end, Frankie & Cody are HOH.

Whatever talk there is about the Bomb Squad being dead, nobody really seems to commit to that. The assumption is that the non-Bomb Squad members will be nominated. With Caleb and Amber being part of their own drama, the remaining five propose a new alliance, The Detonators. Had anybody else been in the room at the time, they probably would be part of this alliance, too.

So now Team America gets its second assignment, and this one is stupid. They must get a physical threat nominated. It must be a Bomb Squad member because that alliance was pretty much made up of physical threats. They can work around that problem and pretend they’re still following the task, even though their resolution is not what anybody had in mind when voting. Amber is the strongest girl, and she’s not in their new alliance. This is good in that it does indicate they cannot be completely pushed around by America, at least not yet. This time, Caleb’s not going to be dumb enough to volunteer himself to try to save her.

Brittany was going to be nominated anyway, but when she talks about all the other girls chasing Cody around, she made sure of it.

Cody’s Nominations
Victoria & Brittany

Frankie’s Nominations
Jocasta & Amber

Who’s the target here? Because these are pretty weak and pointless nominations. Perhaps that’s the point. It’s week 4, too early for making really big moves, so why not just coast through the week and get rid of somebody like Victoria who the entire house does not like?

Joey brought up a female alliance weeks ago, which got her voted out of the house. Now Amber is upset about being a pawn for all these guys and would like to see some of the girls start working together before they get picked off one by one.

In the battle of the block, they will participate in a life-sized chess match in which they can move the same way as a knight would, knocking the squares they land on out of play until they run out of moves. Jocasta’s strategy is to pray, which does not work. Brittany is knocked out next. Victoria is the last one eliminated. Amber & Jocasta have won the battle of the block, dethroning Frankie. I’m not sure what would have happened if there were another outcome because that was some weird crying Jocasta was doing.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Big Brother 16 Episode 13, which airs Wednesday at 8/7c on CBS.

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Big Brother 16 Episode 11

Posted by Shane on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 7:45 pm

After Devin lost the veto competition, he was put up on the block as Jocasta’s replacement in Big Brother 16 Episode 10. Whatever enemies Caleb may be making, it seems more than just wishful thinking for Devin if he hopes to survive the night.

No matter how much Amber may be putting Caleb into the friend zone, at best, he has no interest in taking the hint. Though he realizes that the actual target is still Devin, Cody wants to at least make sure people know that Caleb is so blinded by Amber that he’ll pretty much do anything she says. Not that they need much convincing because it’s pretty obvious. At least, unlike Devin, Caleb is predictable.

It’s hard to root for either Devin or Caleb. The only positive thing is that they make for good TV, but they are both playing ridiculously stupid games.

Jocasta: Devin
Donny: Devin
Nicole: Devin
Hayden: Devin
Zach: Devin
Cody: Devin
Victoria: Devin
Frankie: Devin
Amber: Devin
Christine: Devin
Brittany: Devin

By a vote of 11-0, Devin has been evicted from the Big Brother house. Hardly surprising. He played too hard out of the gate, making decisions that were just weird.

For the HOH competition, they have been paired at random by drawing numbers. Before Julie even explains it, it’s obvious that this is going to take a while. They are put into a cage and must work together to move eggs from one side to the other.

Their last task was pretty much irrelevant, but this week, Team America has been tasked with getting someone they believe is a physical threat nominated. That pretty much means a member of the Bomb Squad alliance, and Caleb seems to be the most logical choice.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Big Brother 16 Episode 12, which airs Sunday at 8/7c on CBS.

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Big Brother 16 Episode 10

Posted by Shane on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Caleb got himself nominated on purpose so that he could “save” Amber in Big Brother 16 Episode 9, as he and the heretofore (and still) invisible Jocasta lost the battle of the block to Amber and Donny.

At the end of the last episode, Nicole “disappeared”. The reason? She has to wear a frog outfit for a week. That was as lame a cliffhanger as I’ve ever seen.

Amber never asked Caleb to throw the competition. On the contrary, she asked him not to. Now she thinks he expects something in return. He does. Meanwhile, Cody and Amber are getting closer, a fact not lost on Caleb.

Jocasta was not feeling well before the competition, and now she’s falling apart, throwing up, and requiring assistance to get around the house.

Team America accomplishes their first task, managing to convince several people in the house that Zach is related to Amanda. I think they may have even convinced Zach of this.

Due to illness, Jocasta will not participate in the power of veto competition. Derrick selects Christine at random, Caleb chooses Devin, and Donny is also picked.

Since he will be competing, Derrick tells Donny who his target is. This target is news to Donny, no matter how obvious it is. In return, he does not plan to share his game with Derrick, who has been keeping him out of the loop for three weeks now.

Oh bloody hell. It begins. This week’s Team America mission was mildly amusing but ultimately harmless. Next week, they will have to nominate whoever (by category… a floater or a physical threat) they are told. This predicably sucks.

The veto competition pits players against each other one pair at a time. They hop inside giant dice and must figure out how to roll them so that the number matches the randomly drawn number when they return to their starting spots.

Christine challenges Devin and loses. As much of a puzzle as this is, some muscle is not going to hurt any. Derrick can now select whoever he wants. So he chooses Devin. Lame, but the irony is that, although he he likely to be worn out more quickly, he is also getting plenty of practice. Devin wins again. Donny selects Devin as well, and by some miracle, Donny wins. Donny then wins again to claim the power of veto against Caleb, who says he is not the brightest crayon in the box.

Immediately upon returning inside the house, Donny tells Jocasta she is not going home. In her place, Devin is the replacement nominee as planned. Though it may seem a foregone conclusion that Devin is going home, there are plenty of people who would not mind seeing Caleb go either, including members of his own alliance such as Cody and Amber.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Big Brother 16 Episode 11, which airs Thursday at 9/8c on CBS.

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Big Brother 16 Episode 9

Posted by Shane on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 7:02 pm

Despite Zach’s blow up at the veto ceremony, the house got together and decided in Big Brother 16 Episode 8 to eliminate the truly big threat… Paola.

Derrick and Nicole won HOH following the eviction. Derrick seems happy to be in this position. Nicole, not so much. That competition was so lame that the only way to win it was completely by accident.

17 hours before the eviction, Devin revealed the entire Bomb Squad (the alliance that now includes 3/4 of the house) to Jocasta and Brittany. An hour later, he told Donny.

Now that Nicole is HOH, Christine has decided to tell her about the Bomb Squad as well.

When they get together to discuss nominations, Derrick and Nicole basically have just a list of people who they don’t want to get rid of. Nicole would appreciate a professional pawn like Paola right about now. Devin is the target this week, but they don’t want to give him two chances to save himself. Derrick suggests nominating Amber because Caleb will volunteer to be nominated and throw it. As predicted, Caleb believes he can impress Amber by doing just that. The end result in this scenario is that Caleb would then be on the block against the other nominee.

Donny has a warning for Nicole. She may want to deal with that eight person alliance because if she doesn’t, they’ll still be in the minority next week. During this discussion, thinking she can trust him, she tells him the nomination plans, which are then shared downstairs with others.

Nicole’s Nominations
Amber & Donny

Derrick’s Nominations
Jocasta & Caleb

Nicole’s nominations are just… weird. Why make an enemy out of Donny when there are no plans for him to stay on the block anyway? If you’re going to nominate him, at least give him a heads up, and don’t say that you’re nominating him based on some last minute information. Following the nomination ceremony, she begins second guessing herself. After some drama, they kiss and make up.

The very first mission for Team America is to spread a rumor that someone in the game is related to a past Big Brother contestant. They come up with a plan that Amanda from season 15 is related to Zach because they are both from Florida and both are loud.

The battle of the block requires teams to solve a puzzle while one of them is suspended in the air. Derrick hopes that Caleb can throw this with subtlety, as if half the house does not know already, including Caleb’s partner in this battle, Jocasta. Donny says he’s good at puzzles, but Amber admits to being lost. As planned, Donny and Amber win the battle of the block.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Big Brother 16 Episode 10, which airs Wednesday at 8/7c on CBS.

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