Veto was played tonight and Devin won. Anyone surprised? No? Me neither. That's just how things go in the Big Brother house. Immediately after the veto competition the house got pretty lively. Devin started scrambling around asking people (Frankie and Caleb if I recall correctly) if he should make a deal with Brittany and pull her off the block instead of Paola, even though he promised the veto to Paola, to appease the rest of his alliance planning on keeping Brittany. Then he started calling people in his alliance into his room one by one to ask them "between Victoria and Brittany, who would you vote out?" Derrick then got even more paranoid after realizing people really did want to keep Brittany in the house. Zach then came into the room and Devin told him that he flat out didn't trust him right now. Zach asked if they could talk it out, and Devin said no.
Devin then had Brittany summoned to his room to try and make a deal with him. The conversation started with Devin snapping at Brittany and trying to put her in her place. Then he went on and on and on and on and on and ON about everything he thought about her..and about himself of course. He thinks she is paranoid and gaming 24/7 and he is a dad. Blah...Blah... Blah.. For most of the talk Brittany looked like this:
Once Devin got around to the part about possibly using the veto on her, Brittany did tell Devin what he wanted to hear. She told him she would keep him safe until jury and that she would work with him. She basically told him whatever she thought she needed to in order to try to save her ass. By the end of the conversation Devin was promising to hang the veto around her neck this week and save her by replacing her with Victoria. I will personally believe that one when I see it. Two days is a long time and Devin does a lot of damage every minute that he is awake. If he does actually use it on Brittany, great! I do however think Brittany has a decent chance of staying in the house even if she remains on the block though. Derrick, Cody, and Zach are pretty determined to keep her, and Victoria would likely keep her as well provied she isn't on the block.
After the conversation with Brittany, Devin had a conversation with Victoria. He talked down to her quite a bit. I know it's shocking to hear that Devin talked down to someone, but it happened. I didn't pay as much attention to this conversation, but from what I could tell, Devin basically told her nothing, and Victoria cried a lot and then went away mad.
Meanwhile, Zach started what proved to be a long, slow, all night meltdown. He started by freaking out to Frankie in the pantry about Devin not trusting him and saying that the wanted to make it right. Frankie wasn't a lot of help as Frankie is mostly loyal to Frankie and a little loyal to Christine. He basically told Zach to keep his mouth shut and to suck it up and lie to Devin and Caleb when he needs to. Brittany then came in followed by Paola who got her head bitten off by Zach because he now knows that she threw the BOB competition for Devin.
Whether it was the being on slop, the Devin thing, or just having a bad day in general, Zach continued to decline and ended up sharing a little too much with his fellow have not Victoria (Devin made Victoria, Zach, Derrick, and Brittany have nots) when she came to bitch about Devin. They ended up having a long long conversation which I have no doubt Victoria will relay some of the details about if she needs to because she gets nominated.
Finally, at the point when Zach was ready to call a house meeting and blow up the bomb squad, Derrick got a-hold of him and slowly slowly slowly talked him down from his self destruction. Derrick is proving to be a fascinating character and a really really good game player. He drops seeds where he needs to and knows exactly how to talk people down and get information out of them. I know some of that has to do with being a police officer, but I think a lot of it is just him.
While Derrick talked to Zach, he planted seeds with him about the idea of voting out Paola even if Victoria is put up next to her because it would be better for them and worse for Devin to take away somoeone who is throwing competitions for him and voting the way he wants (if she ever got the chance to vote). He then told Zach they needed to feel out Brittany and see if he could figure out whether she was sincere about her deal they both know she made with Devin.
Devin eventually got Brittany alone out by the hammock and started to pick her brain. In a truly amazing conversation (imo anyway) Derrick just pulled that deal and conversation Brittany had with Devin right out of her. Instead of outright asking her, he just told her that he knows that she was either offered, or she took a deal with Devin. Then he told her she could just tell him if he was warm or cold if she wanted to and he word for worded the deal he knew Devin must have made with her. Brittany admitted it without saying the actual words and Derrick told her not to say anything because that is "information you take to your grave." He then told her he would do damage control for her because the other people in the house suspect a deal already and will know she made a deal if he pulls her off the block. The conversation was really impressive.
At first I didn't know if Derrick was going to tell Cody and Zach about the deal or not...and he still might, but when he played pool with Cody he told Cody he was positive Brittany was going to come off the block, but that he had absolutely no basis or information to back it up with.
Later on, Cody, Derrick, and Zach met at the hammock and talked about how to go against the Bomb Squad without having to call a meeting or expose them openly. The three of them want to get rid of Devin and Caleb and are hoping to gain power next week so they can backdoor Devin (provided he doesn't play for Veto.)
So that's where things stand as of now. Most of them are asleep and starting to wind down. The Veto meeting probably will not happen until Monday which leaves plenty of time for scrambling and screwing up of deals as well as fireworks from Devin, Brittany, or Zach if he doesn't pull it together. As always, you guys can follow me @ashes2ashes13 for more overnight updates. Until tomorrow night...