Big Brother 16, Episode #7: Flip-Floppy Leadership May Lead to a Mutiny!
Hi Readers! To me, this season of BB 16 went from frustration to downright confusing! It seemed as though the House was becoming whishy-washy and complacent. After watching this episode, I’m still scratching my head wondering where the House is going to go from this point forward. The only explanation I can give you to sum all of this confusion up would be this week’s HoH, Devin. How does he figure into all of this chaos? Keep reading and it will all make more sense (I hope).
It’s Not Over Until It’s Over
After the BOTB Comp, Nominees Brittany and Paola were thinking about their positions on the Block. Brittany has figured out that Devin has her in his cross-hairs, but she tell Paola that she is not going to give up without a fight.
Trouble in Paradise?
While Devin continues to throw his weight around the BB House, members of the Bomb Squad who are not too happy with their leader met in secret to discuss what to do with their “dictator”. They didn’t like the fact that Devin was going after Brittany when they all thought that Paola didn’t deserve to be in the House, and that they were doing his dirty work for him. They also spoke about getting rid of Devin next week. Caleb has hopelessly fallen for Amber. He is all but tripping over himself to have his feelings for her reciprocated, and I think Amber is using this weakness to her advantage. As the two of them were flirting up a storm in the BB Backyard, Eagle-Eye Devin was watching the action between them, and was getting worried about where Caleb’s allegiance was leaning. In the Diary Room, Caleb did admit that he would rather have his “Queen” by his side than Devin.
Those still loyal to Devin filled him in on the division within the Bomb Squad and their lack of loyality to Devin. Raging, Devin met with the Bomb Squad to see what page everyone was on. When asked what’s going on, Caleb told him that they wanted Brittany to stay and for Paola to leave. Devon, upset with Caleb’s “change of heart,” blamed Amber for wanting Brittany to stay. Caleb then went on to tell Devin that the ladies of the alliance are afraid of him, and that he’s got to change his attitude towards him. This won some points back with me where Caleb was concerned. Devin left the BB Backyard in a huff, upset that he and Caleb no longer felt the same about Brittany leaving the House and his “treatment” of women, then returned, guns blazing at Caleb. It got to the point where Devin said that the alliance was over, and Caleb said that he was heading home next week.
Team America – Brains, Beard and Beauty
Viewers found out who they chose as last two members of Team America. Separately, Frankie and Derrick found out about their appointment to this group in the Diary Room, and were told that they would find out who the other members of their super squad at 9 PM by the weights in the BB Backyard by using the secret code words “Bald Eagle” and “Apple Pie.” Derrick and Frankie found out each other first, but couldn’t figure out who the last member was. Then, joining the group of HouseGuests casually late was Donny. After us8ng both code words correctly, they were happy with who America picked to be a part of this group. Frankie said this troop had the Brains (Derrick), the Beard (Donny), and the Beauty (himself, of course). Good work, American viewers, for putting together this team! It’s a great mix of HouseGuests, and I do think it will be amusing to see these guys try pulling off these tasks America will be putting up to!
Players for This Week’s PoV
Along with the HoH (Devin), and the Nominees (Brittany and Paola), Zach, Amber and Derrick were this week’s players to compete in the Veto Comp. Brittany knew that she had to win this one for herself, or else she would most likely be facing Eviction this week.
Patching Things Up, Only to Have Them Unravel Again
Caleb felt that he would need to have Devin on his side to further his game, so he went to Devin to patch things up between them. Devin was still trying to explain to Caleb why it was so dangerous to keep Brittany around, but Caleb kind of patted Devin on the head. Caleb also let it slip that other Bomb Squad members were going to Put Devin up on the Block next week if they became HoH. Devin called a Bomb Squad meeting to get to the bottom of things.
Since the group couldn’t come to an agreement as to whether Brittany or Paola should be evicted, Devin then moved onto the next order of business: Finding out who is disloyal to him. Zach thought he would be honest and spoke up for most of the group. He said that some members the alliance did want him gone and that they wanted Brittany to stay. This angered Devin, and Zach realized that he had put his foot in his mouth. Zach went on damage control, but Devin wouldn’t hear it. He could not longer trust those in his alliance.
Veto Comp: OUT OF THIS WORLD
With everyone’s favourite HouseGuest, Donny, hosting the festivities, the six competitors for the PoV were looking spacetacular in their tight and shiny space suits. For this Comp, the first player to balance all of their planets on the polls, without any of them touching the ground, would win the golden power of Veto.
Planets were bouncing everywhere, Devin’s tight suit ripped in the seat, and frustrations were running wild as the players tried to be the first to win the Veto. Surprisingly, it was Devin who decisively won this Comp!
Down, But Not Out
Brittany was seeing her time in the BB House quickly slip away, but that did not stop her from trying every thing in her power to stay for another week. She decided to go to the Grand Pooba to appeal to his softer side. She told Devin that she secretly wanted a parent to win the game because they had it harder in this game than those without kids. Devin saw what Brittany was doing, but also got to see a different side of Brittany, changing his mind about wanting her out of the House. Devin then asked her if Brittany could be loyal to him and stay out of his way. If she could, then he would use the PoV on her. She said she would be 100 % loyal. Devin then went on to tell her that he told Paola to throw the BOTB Comp. This angered Brittany, now not caring if Paola left the House after Paola had tried to put a knife in her back.
The Fuse on the Bomb Squad is Getting Shorter
Zach knew he had some fancy talking to get back into Devin’s good graces. Devin still wasn’t having any of it. Devin told him he didn’t trust him anymore because Zach tried to throw him under the bus within the Bomb Squad. Zach, at his wit’s end, told Devin if he not longer trusted him, that he put him on the Block. Devin was taken aback for a moment, then said that this idea was not even on his mind until Zach brought it up. The Bomb Squad had a deal that none of them would go up on the Block until the BB Jury House opened up. So, effectively, Zach gave Devin permission to break this deal.
Devin gave each of the Nominees a chance to sway him to use the PoV on them. Paola was acting silly, thinking she had the PoV in her pocket. Brittany just said that she would really appreciate being off of the Block, and how much she would want to continue playing the game. Devon, after apologizing for going back on his word, used the PoV on Brittany, shocking and angering Paola. He then shocked the whole House by putting Zach up as his replacement Nominee. As the BB theme song began to play, Brittany said she would like to say something quickly, and you could see tempers starting to flare in the BB Living Room as the credits starting rolling to end the show.
That’s the end of another BB 16 episode! Fellow blogger, Notes from a Southern Kitchen, Kendall, let me know that the House was going to start cooking, but I didn’t know it would boil over the stove so quickly! I know that getting excited for this kind of action between people isn’t good, but at the same time, the HouseGuests know the type of situation they are signing up for when they apply to be on the show, so it’s kind of a gray area.
Where Devin’s leadership is concerned, it was shoddy! It was as though he was trying to go in ten different directions at once, yet not accomplishing much. The best thing he did was keep Paola up on the Block. Other than that, he has cause turmoil for his alliance, and frustration for the rest of the House. Will Devin’s poor leadership bite him in the butt by the House getting rid of him next week? Which of the Nominee will make through the Live Vote and Eviction? Will Caleb make any more headway with Amber? Come back to my blog to see what happens next on BB 16!
Until my next post, Readers!