Big Brother 16, Episode #5: A House That Votes in Fear, Stays in Fear
Hi Readers, I guess you can tell by the title of this BB 16 post where this episode is is heading. It was kind of disappointing to watch. I just shook my head until the closing credits came on. How did all of this come to pass? Read on, Readers, and you’ll understand.
The Bomb Squad was pushing hard for Joey to leave the House. Devin was strong-arming everyone to vote their way all over the House, and it was leaving a bad taste in the HouseGuests’ mouth.
Joey was doing everything she could to get people to see the wisdom of keeping her in the House longer. Her message was a good one: Don’t vote in fear. Vote for your game, not someone else’s. She was also trying to make side deals with people,but that was not working, either. Joey then decided to switch tactics to those of the Bomb Squad, with a lighter tone. But in true Joey fashion, the method in which she decided to deliver that message wasn’t the best one to go along with. She decided to create an alter ego, Alex, in order to have a little fun while campaigning for her safety in the game. Well, Alex was a bit ridiculous, as s/he was running around the House in some of the Bomb Squad’s clothes and make-up for stubble to make her point clear. The HouseGuests found her brash and funny, but did it hurt or hinder her efforts?
Sidetracking before revealing the Vote, Caleb decided to see if a showmance with Amber was in the cards for the two of them. After some counseling from Frankie, he told her about how he noticed her looking at him a lot, and asked if there was something between them. Amber, shocked out of her mind by Caleb’s comments, politely excused herself from the situation, and awkwardly left him to his thoughts. She wasn’t having anything he was dishing out.
The Eviction Ceremony
When given the time to plead their case, Joey said that she was a stringer player than Paola was, and that people should vote with hearts,not out of fear. Paola said she was a better player than Joey, and if they kept her in the House, she would continue spreading her positive energy around to everyone. I must have not seen all of Paola’s energy-spreading powers, as I do not watch the live feeds, and all I saw her do since she was nominated was curl up in a ball and sob about her situation. That’s good editing for you!
It was a unanimous Vote: Joey was the first BB 16 HouseGuest to be Evicted from the House. This may be foreshadowing how the House will tend to vote until the Bomb Squad is left, I guess. Joey was so bubbly and positive for her exit interview with Julie Chen. It was sad to see her go.
HoH Comp: BB RAGER The HouseGuests had to move six kegs, one by one, while being on a balance beam. If you fell off the balance beam, you were knocked out of the Comp. The first to get all of their kegs to the other side of the beam for each round would be the next HoHs. Since two HoHs were going to be crowned in this Comp, the House was split into ladies and gents. While the ladies had their separate comp, the guys were above them, throwing Frisbees at them to impede their progress.
Amber won for the first round, making her the first HoH for the week. Cody had won for the guys. Once in the BB Living Room, Julie Chen announced that Devin had actually won for the fellas, as Cody’s foot had touched the ground as he was leaping to pressing the buzzer to show that he had finished the task.
I’m not sure if I’m going to enjoy this week as potentially Amber (who will just do as she’s told) or Devin (who will become drunk off of this power) will be the HoH and have a lot of power over the House. Well, the Floaters had their chance to vote to keep a fighter in the game, but they didn’t want to “rock the House.” Now they have to live with the choice they made. hopefully, someone else will step up and take on the Bomb Squad, or with Devin in power, the Bomb Squad will explode on itself, causing for smaller, maybe even smarter alliances to be formed and battle it out in the House. Come on back to my blog to see just how this week in the BB House!
Until my post, Readers!