Big Brother 16 Episode 27

Posted by Shane on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 6:57 pm

Zach was voted out of the house in Big Brother 16 Episode 26, then Nicole won her way back inside, for lack of a better term.

Donny’s happy to see Nicole back in the house. That way, the other side will have a bigger target than him. He’s about the only one who can come up with a reason to be happy.

The HOH competition will have them punching to guess the days of events that have happened throughout the season. They will keep guessing (with guess being the key word) until they get the correct answer. Nicole is the first one eliminated. Well, that did not go quite as she had planned. Having somehow narrowly survived the first round, Victoria is eliminated next. Christine is eliminated in the third round. Caleb is the fourth one eliminated. Derrick is next. Cody beats Donny to win HOH. Despite being the runner up, Donny just guessed all the answers.

The safe bet is that it will be another boring week with Donny and Nicole being nominated. Still, Cody is talking about the alliance as if it has two sides, and then there’s Christine, who’s just sitting in the middle not doing much.

Nicole & Donny

For all the build up to this moment, the obvious ended up happening.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Big Brother 16 Episode 28, which airs Wednesday at 8/7c on CBS.

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Big Brother 16 Episode 26

Posted by Shane on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 7:45 pm

In a move that I can’t imagine does not ensure he’s going to lose the game, Frankie turned on his best friend in Big Brother 16 Episode 25 and nominated Zach for eviction against fellow alliance member Cody.

Zach needs 3 votes to stay, which is a tall order. The other side of the house has been decimated. Donny may be on his side, but Victoria thinks he’s a lunatic. He’ll have to swing people in his own alliance, who don’t trust him. To try to assist, Donny makes a convincing pitch to Christine, who’s been the outsider in that alliance since it started.

At the beginning of the season, Zach borrowed Victoria’s pink hat. He has been wearing it ever since then. In order to get even with him, she destroys it. Yeah, that’ll show him. Ruin your own property.

The battle of the block and double HOH twist has now ended. Take Team America with you.

Derrick: Zach
Christine: Zach
Donny: Zach
Caleb: Zach
Victoria: Zach

By a vote of 5-0, Zach has been evicted from the Big Brother house. He says it’s his own fault because he knows he can’t keep his mouth shut. It would be easy for him to be bitter, but he has nothing but praise for the people who turned on him. Rubbing salt in his wounds, Christine and Victoria foolishly rip apart a jury member.

Jocasta, Hayden, Nicole, and Zach will now have a chance to return to the game. Their challenge is to slide discs on to a spinning turntable, so pretty much any idiot can win this. Everybody scores in round 1 then again in the next round. Nicole falls in the third round. Everybody loses something in the fourth round except Jocasta. She retains the lead in the fifth round. Nicole, Zach, and Jocasta are tied after the sixth round. Jocasta and Nicole have the most discs after the final round, and as the person closest to the center, Nicole will be returning to the house.

Well, at least that’s a lot less lame than Jocasta returning, even if she also never did anything, despite being HOH three times.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Big Brother 16 Episode 27, which airs Sunday at 8/7c on CBS.

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Big Brother 16 Episode 25

Posted by Shane on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 6:49 pm

The Detonators/Bomb Squad again failed to properly throw a competition in Big Brother 16 Episode 24, allowing Donny (who completely believably had no dud bones in the competition) to remove himself from the block while Caleb and Cody remain in danger.

Donny knows that Christine attempted to throw the competition. She found nothing, and even when he gave her one, she still found nothing.

Victoria is the planned replacement nominee. Their only other choice is loose cannon Zach, but that would require Frankie to personally turn on his on again off again showmance.

Team America’s mission seems lame but harmless. They must hide clothing from everyone and organize a neighborhood watch to prevent it from happening again. This should be simple enough.

Frankie selects Victoria at random to play in the veto competition, Cody chooses Donny, and Caleb selects Christine. This is about the worst luck of the draw possible.

Zingbot returns, and he is nice. His new word is props. For some reason, he has brought Kathy Griffin with him, and she’s there to be the mean one. Not necessary. She’s only supposed to zing people who are actually playing the game, which leaves Victoria out.

Now I understand the excuse for having Kathy here. The veto competition is to reboot Zingbot. They must correctly connect circuit boards, a maze of wires. Victoria’s useless as usual. The lights are out, and nobody’s home. Cody is only a slightly brighter bulb. Donny is doing well but gets stumped on the third box as Frankie and Caleb pass him. Frankie wants all the power, and he stays ahead of the surprisingly competent Beast Mode Cowboy to win the power of veto.

And Zingbot returns to tell Frankie he spends so much time in his sister’s shadow. As for Cody, he hasn’t made any enemies this summer… except for maybe Christine’s husband.

Everybody assumes Zach is the one hiding their stuff. He must be the saboteur. He’s been making so much trouble all season. Somehow, this gets Frankie to thinking about getting rid of him. Seriously? I thought this was a harmless prank, but now it’s potentially stupidly influencing the game. With these people, I wouldn’t put it past them.

The power of veto clearly will be used. The question is whether they get rid of the weakest player or the most unpredictable one. Frankie uses the veto on Caleb. In his place, Zach has been nominated. As easy as it is to blame Frankie for this, the stupid twist just blew up on America.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Big Brother 16 Episode 26, which airs Thursday at 9/8c on CBS.

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Big Brother 16 Episode 24

Posted by Shane on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 6:45 pm

Nicole was predictably eliminated in Big Brother 16 Episode 23, right before power returned to The Detonators when Derrick and Frankie won HOH.

Thanks for not starting two hours late tonight, CBS.

Caleb is still under the impression there is a Bomb Squad. He’s probably the only person in the house who does not know that alliance died weeks ago.

Cody doesn’t like throwing competitions after it blew up last week. The problem last week was that they did not throw it. Caleb just sat down and pouted.

Derrick goes out of his way to make sure Victoria is safe for the week. Donny, however, will be going on the block. Frankie trusts Derrick completely (doesn’t anybody realize that everyone trusts Derrick completely?), so he’s willing to be removed from HOH and give Derrick control.

Team America’s next mission is to hide a favorite piece of clothing from each houseguest and organize a neighborhood watch. The lesser of the two evils by far, as it is not giving America any influence over the game.

For a change, there are no volunteers to go on the block, even though multiple people need to be nominated. Feeling he’s being attacked, Zach eventually volunteers, but then Derrick says he does not want him to do so. Their plan to resolve this: pick Skittles out of a hat. This is the most ridiculous nomination strategy I have seen.

Christine may be a married woman, but that’s not stopping her from flirting with Cody. She says this is all strategy. So why’s she keep running her hands through his hair?

Zach was so happy that he is not the target to be nominated, though he would have had a chance to save himself by being on the team not throwing the competition. If they have the chance to backdoor him, nobody will be too broken up about it.

Derrick’s Nominations
Donny & Christine

Frankie’s Nominations
Caleb & Cody

The plan is for Christine to throw this challenge, leaving herself and Donny in danger. Donny’s pretty sure everybody else must be working together, and their reassurrances are not helping.

In the battle of the block, they will search in a black box for bones. This should be pretty easy to throw. Nobody can see anything or whether someone is trying or not. Of course, that also means it’s not going to be a slam dunk for the other side either. On his own, Donny eventually manages to take the lead 3-2, then 4-3, as the other team falls behind with incorrect finds. By this point, he realizes she has thrown the competition. Then he finds the fifth and final one to win the battle of the block.

Yeah, I’m not at all suspicious that Caleb and Cody found multiple bones that did not fit into their slots, while every single bone Donny found was right.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Big Brother 16 Episode 22, which airs Wednesday at 8/7c on CBS.

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Big Brother 16 Episode 23

Posted by Shane on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 7:45 pm

Much drama culminated in a rather yawnworthy fashion after Zach won the power of veto in Big Brother 16 Episode 22, as Nicole joined Donny on the block.

Christine tells Nicole the truth about why she was nominated. Nicole does not believe her or at least does not want to let her off the hook as being the innocent pawn.

As she talks to more of the house, Nicole seems to be swaying some of them. Donny, who she’s calling a dangerous threat, does not seem to be doing much of anything. For that matter, he really never does. He’s not the schemer war veteran that some seem to think. The biggest threat with him is that everybody likes him, and he does not have any blood on his hands.

In case you have not yet seen enough of the advertising for CBS Thursday Night Football, Frankie, Christine, and Caleb get to go watch the Cowboys practice.

Caleb: Nicole
Zach: Nicole
Cody: Nicole
Victoria: Nicole
Frankie: Nicole
Derrick: Nicole

As usual, it’s a landslide. By a vote of 6-0, Nicole has been evicted from the Big Brother house.

The house was haunted last night due to a zombie apocalypse, which will be the basis for the Q&A HOH competition. Okay, now you’ve got 10 minutes left to get through this. Think you can make it this week?

Caleb thinks Chilltown was mentioned as a city name and is the first eliminated. Everybody gets the second question correct. Donny and Victoria are incorrect on the next question that the others randomly guess right. Is it just me, or can half of the cast not be seen in these competitions? Zach gets the next question wrong. Everybody gets the next two questions right then the next one wrong. Cody is eliminated next, and Derrick and Frankie are HOH.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Big Brother 16 Episode 24, which airs Sunday at 8/7c on CBS.

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Big Brother 16 Episode 22

Posted by Shane on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at 7:03 pm

Caleb attempted to throw the battle of the block by sitting down and pouting in Big Brother 16 Episode 22, but that ended up backfiring when Frankie won all by himself, saving them and leaving Donny and Zach in danger.

So then we get to listen to Zach yell for a while until Derrick asks him to be growed up and go behind closed doors. Then Frankie’s new plan kicks into gear. He tells them he’s related to Ariana Grande, who maybe a couple of people in there have heard of. I’m not sure I understand the point of telling everybody he’s been lying and does not need the money, but apparently he just thinks his game is a lost cause otherwise. Whatever the case with Frankie’s strategy, Zach continues to spiral more out of control.

Derrick intends to honor his final two deal with Cody, but just in case, he makes a deal with Victoria as well.

Christine chooses Derrick at random to play in the power of veto competition, Zach chooses Caleb, and Donny picks Nicole. Otev returns with the addition of a waterslide, and Gilbert Gottfried finally found someone else to hire him. Donny is the first one eliminated. Nicole is next. Christine is third. Then Derrick. Caleb may be safe regardless of the outcome, but he doesn’t care enough to let Zach win without a fight. Regardless, Zach wins the power of veto.

Now that they are both safe, Zach and Frankie kiss and make up, but not for real, allegedly. Then Zach starts talking to Victoria, who finds the whole big house alliance (the one that has been controlling the house for 7 weeks straight) to be a surprise. Now she feels betrayed by the person she trusted most, Derrick. Zach realizes he just stuck his foot in his mouth. Again. Then he goes to Derrick and blames Nicole, and Derrick in turn lies and pretends there is no alliance. So let’s have another house meeting with more shouting.

Team America’s mission is to convince someone to go on the block as a pawn and then vote them out. With Donny on the block, they are not going to try.

Christine’s been pretty much useless this whole season, having talked tough against her own alliance but never having any power or influence to do anything she wanted. Now that Nicole’s backdoor plan blew up, the alliance tells her that she was Nicole’s target after Frankie. I’m not sure she has much choice. She can’t really go against her own alliance just to save someone who she can’t seem to trust any longer anyway.

Zach removes himself from the block at the veto ceremony. In his place, Christine nominates Nicole.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Big Brother 16 Episode 23, which airs Thursday at 9/8c on CBS.

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Big Brother 16 Episode 21

Posted by Shane on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 9:04 pm

Anyone who has watched The Amazing Race is used to football overruns, but this is ridiculous. The golf overrun was a full two hours, by far the worst of its kind I have ever seen on this network. Is it too much to ask to either be competent with scheduling or preempt the show and put it on a local affiliate rather than a Criminal Minds rerun?

During double eviction night in Big Brother 16 Episode 20, Jocasta and Hayden were both eliminated. As boring as it was predictable.

Nicole plays dumb. She didn’t even want Zach to go at all. No, it’s Christine and Frankie who are to blame. As they battle each other to prove who is wrong, Derrick just sits there enjoying the chaos that he had a heavy hand in, yet as usual nobody points a finger his way.

The HOH competition requires them to read an eye chart and then answer with one or two. Nicole beats Cody in the first bracket. Victoria eliminates Derrick. Christine beats Donny. Zach quickly answers without reading and is correct, eliminating Frankie. Nicole beats Victoria to become the first HOH, and Zach randomly answers again but this time is incorrect, making Christine the second HOH.

There are still a couple of pawns left, but they’re quickly running out of them. They want to put up one each and then one actual target. Then Frankie comes in the room, says he’ll flip, and wants Zach, Caleb, Cody, and Derrick nominated. Christine would prefer if he stopped talking right now.

Zach goes to Nicole alone without involving Christine like Frankie did, and he tells her about The Detonators. Derrick suggests that somebody should volunteer to go on the block against Frankie, and before he finishes talking, Zach agrees. Seeing as Zach thinks she’s a fruit loop dingus, Caleb volunteers instead, which makes her more comfortable with this plan.

Christine’s Nominations
Donny & Zach

Nicole’s Nominations
Caleb & Frankie

As the ceremony ends, Zach departs swearing at Christine and Frankie.

The battle of the block is a game of football using a pair of chains on a board to try to land the ball in a series of goals. Frankie suspects that Caleb is going to throw it and confronts him as the challenge is about to begin. The end result is that Caleb’s not going to throw it… he’s not even going to bother to play at all. It’s not entirely possible for Frankie to win this on his own, but it is a tall order. After a rough beginning, he starts to make things interesting. He’s getting the hang of this while the other two struggle to communicate. Frankie takes the lead when he hits 6 out of 10. After he finds out that Frankie’s ahead, Zach asks to do it on his own, but he can’t.

Frankie single handedly wins the battle of the block. Perhaps Caleb’s tantrum was not the right way to go after all because, although he did not help Frankie, he could not hinder him either. Love him or hate him, that was pretty impressive. Afterward, he yells the words Ariana and Grande. I wonder if anybody was paying attention to that. Apparently, this is his plan to save himself for the future. He will reveal his secret.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Big Brother 16 Episode 22, which airs Wednesday at 8/7c on CBS.

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Big Brother 16 Episode 20

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

Nicole’s plan to backdoor Frankie failed in Big Brother 16 Episode 19, leaving Zach and Jocasta on the block.

Jocasta and Zach both assume they are safe. Zach seems to be the bigger threat, though Jocasta could easily be a vote for the people in the house who have not done anything all season.

Derrick wants to make sure that Frankie, who’s in two of his twelve alliances, is still good with him now that he’s no longer in danger this week. He lets him know that Zach is the target, and then Caleb is let in on it as well. Caleb’s argument is that Zach is a number, in spite of his mouth. With that comment, the dominoes start to fall in Zach’s favor, as Frankie and Christine learn more of the story behind what happened this week.

The double HOH twist is dead. For the next hour anyway because it is double eviction night. Might as well just kill it off for good. We’re far enough through the season. Kill Team America while you’re at it.

Donny: Zach
Caleb: Jocasta
Christine: Jocasta
Derrick: Jocasta
Cody: Jocasta
Hayden: Zach
Frankie: Jocasta
Victoria: Jocasta

By a vote of 6-3 Jocasta has been evicted from the Big Brother house. The interesting part of this vote for me is that Victoria seems to be in the loop as the other three are blindsided. Either that or she just got lucky. Julie tells Jocasta maybe we’ll see her again with a chance to get back in the game.

The HOH competition is series of more/less/exactly questions based on events from the season so far. Caleb, Christine, and Zach are the only ones to survive the first question. Zach is eliminated on the second question. Both Caleb and Christine gets the third question right. Caleb wins HOH.

Hayden & Donny

Caleb does not mince words that there is a line drawn in the sand.

Zach, Victoria, and Christine join the HOH and the two nominees in the power of veto competition. Predictably, this competition has them running back and forth across the yard and searching for something. Zach scores the first rubber duckie with Donny behind him. Then they score a second each. Caleb manages to catch them both. Then Donny grabs his third duck to win the power of veto.

Donny removes himself from the block. The replacement nominee is obviously Nicole.

They sure played themselves out of this game last week, although really this has been building for some time since the Bomb Squad/Detonators have completely controlled every single eviction from the beginning.

In their speeches, Hayden and Nicole try to point fingers at Frankie and Christine, but nobody is listening. Of course, the irony of this is that Hayden and Nicole planned to go after Frankie and Christine next but were merely struck first.

Cody: Nicole
Christine: Hayden
Derrick: Hayden
Donny: Nicole
Frankie: Hayden
Zach: Hayden
Victoria: Hayden

By a vote of 5-2, Hayden has been evicted from the Big Brother house. I’m not sure it really matters which of them goes since the end result is that the showmance is broken up.

Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Big Brother 16 Episode 21, which airs Sunday at 8/7c on CBS.

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