Big Brother Season 16, Episodes #1 & 2: Welcome to the Jungle!
They’re in! All 16 of this year’s BB16 Houseguests are in the House battling it out to walk away with the $ 500 000 prize. All of them were so excited about starting the game, not knowing what laid in store for them this season. How did they enjoy the new twists Julie Chen and the producers threw at them this season? Read on and you shall see!
The producers decided to make the season premiere a two-night event. They split up the Houseguests so that one group of 8 would enter the House on Night 1 (June 25th) while the others entered Night 2 ( June 26th). As usual, Julie Chen was dressed to the nines in this amazing long red dress while exacting doom on welcoming the first group of Houseguests into the House. These players were: Paoula, Devin, Donnie, Frankie, Cody, Nicole, Amber and Joey.
Once all 8 were in the House and chose their beds, the players got acquainted with each other before the battling began. Of course, some of the Houseguests were checking each other out for potential “future amusement” possibilities (Paoula and Cody), while others were sizing up their competition or figuring out how they were going to fake out their opponents (Donnie).
Once the Houseguests toasted their arrival in the BB House, Julie Chen popped up on the living room’s monitor to speak with them. She announced to the Houseguests that one of them would become the first HoH of the season. They all were excited by this news. She also dropped the bomb on the group that the HoH this season would not be safe as they had been in the past. Most of the smiles left the faces of the players,wondering whether it was worth it to try to win this once coveted position.
After Julie Chen left the Houseguests to themselves for a bit, the ladies of the House got together and decided to form an all-girl alliance. Devin and Donnie also formed a secret alliance in the Storage Room.
HoH Competition #1: GO FLY A KITE
Julie then then reassemble the group to tell them to get ready for the first HoH competition of the summer. Once in the BB backyard, Julie Chen explained how the first comp of the season was going to work.
Each player was on a rolling log while hanging on to a tether. The tether was attached to a kite that stayed up so long as they were pulling back on the tether. It was an endurance challenge where the last person standing and their kite was still in the air became HoH.
While the rolling log and random sprays of “sunscreen”did its best to knock the players off balance, one Houseguest did manage to come out on top! This is the order that the players dropped out of the comp:
Paoula, Joey, Nicole, Donnie, Devin, Cody, Amber (threw it), making Frankie the first HoH of BB 16!
After the Comp is over, the Houseguests are corralled into living room by Julie Chen. She had Frankie sit in one of the specific orange chairs, then informs them that a second group of Houseguests will be joining them soon, and that a second HoH will be crowned from this group this week. Julie Chen also told them that there will also be only one of the HoH standing by the end of the week. This, of course brought shock and awe to the Houseguests as they pondered what this season’s twist will affect them.
Julie Chen then ended the show by announcing another twist to the viewers. It’s Team America. The (American) viewers get to vote in the Houseguests that they would want to form an alliance with. These people would the be in a secret alliance, fulfilling missions chosen, again by the American viewers, in order to win $5 000 each per mission! The first member of Team America would be revealed during Night 2 of the season premiere.
Julie Chen wore a cute short hot pink dress to kick off Night 2 of the season premiere of BB 16. The final 8 contestants were ready to join the fun and festivities inside the House. These players are:
Caleb, Brittany, Christine, Derrick, Zach, Jocasta, Hayden and Victoria.
Once all inside the House, the first 8 told the second 8 of the first twist of the season (their separate HoH Comp and 2 HoHs this season). Once the news was out, more of the sizing up(some of the guys on each other), checking out (Caleb on Amber, Cody on Brittany) and strategy-making took place around the House.
Julie Chen then gathered the Houseguests back into the liv8ng room so she could tell them the second group of 8 about the two HoH Competition, and what it means for the game.
HoH Competition #2: OVER THE COALS
It was another endurance comp where the players had to hold on for dear life as they were being spun over the BB BBQ pit. The Houseguest who held on the longest would become the second HoH of the summer alongside Frankie. Here is the order in which the Houseguests literally fell out of this comp: Victoria, Brittany, Jacosta, Christine, Zach, Derrick, Hayden, leaving Caleb,who looked liked he was having the time of his life, as the winner.
Julie Chen then asks the Houseguests to return to the BB Living Room. She told the Houseguests that the HoH will each choose two nominees for Eviction. She also let them in on the second new twist of the game: Battle of the Block. Each week, the two pairs of nominees will battle head-to-head in a comp. The winning pair get to come off the Block. As well, he HoH that nominated the loosing pair of nominees gets stripped of their HoH powers, leaving only one soul HoH to rule the nest (almost quite literally since one of their beds jn the HoH Room is a nest-themed bed).
Julie Chen then let the Houseguests chew on this bit of info and then turned to the audience. She introduced the first member of Team America to all of us. This lucky individual is my Jody! She was pleased to have been chosen and can’t wait to get to work. She then instructed the audience to vote for the second member of this covert alliance in the House.
Well, Readers! That about wraps things up for the premiere episode of BB 16! It had a bit of everything, plus new twists to throw off the players’ strategy a bit. As you can see, the Houeeguests this season were thoroughly introduced to the game that could be like finding your way through a jungle in order to win it! Will actual showmances begin to blossom? How will Frankie and Caleb, who are polar opposites, fair as HoHs? Which HoH will be left standing after the Battle of the Block Comp? Pop back to my blog to find out about all of the action!
Until my next post, Readers!