Well, I am filled equally with excitement and nervousness tonight! When the feeds came back after the live eviction show, we learned that the HOH had gone to a tie breaker between Nicole, Donny, Zach, Hayden, and Caleb. Nicole and Donny won and became the new HOHs!
By the time we learned who the HOHs were, Zach was already in mini-panic mode and going between telling Nicole to go ahead and put him up because he deserves it (meaning that he can go ahead and play in BOB and or Veto), quietly nervous leg shaking, and begging her not to put him up.
Nicole then had a private conversation with Derrick in the Rock Room in which she mentioned the idea of backdooring Frankie this week and asked Derrick if she would have the votes (I want to scream YES YES YES...but I know nothing is easy when it comes to getting out the BB pet and this could all go horribly wrong.) Derrick told Nicole that she would have his vote and that he would be down to backdoor Frankie all day long. Do I believe that Derrick wants Frankie out right now? No.. no I don't. I think he is protecting him for the Team America thing, but I'm not entirely sure he will fight it either since he knows that Frankie is really tough competition. I do know he feeds Nicole whatever she wants to hear because he has a faux final 2 deal with her AND because he is now solidifying another faux alliance with she, Hayden, and Cody. Anyway, I'm getting ahead of myself..
Donny talked to, or more accurately, listened to each person that could be a possible nomination and talked with each of them a little about where his head was at without giving away too much. He made clear that he did not want to have to nominate Jocasta. He also promised Zach he would not nominate him, and told Frankie and Derrick that he would not put either of them on the block because of the Team America thing. He told Cody he still wanted to work with him and basically implied that he had no intentions of putting him up, and he just listened when it came to Caleb.
Nicole talked to pretty much everyone as well and told Jocasta that she was not going to do what everyone else had been doing and put up two weak girls. She later told her that she would probably be putting her up though. She also explained to her that she would be putting her next to Zach who was absolutely going to want to fight to dethrone her, so she might be able to win. I can feel Jocasta's heat stroke coming on already though, so don't count on her being able to move by the time BOB happens.
Eventually the HOH room reveals happened. Donny got a letter from his girlfriend and there were many tears and laughs. Nicole got a letter from her best friend who Caleb is now obsessed with. The irony being that apparenly said friend tweets about how insane Caleb is all the time. Oops..
After the HOH reveals, Donny said it was late and he wanted to go to bed soon, so he, Nicole, and Hayden had their nominations talk. Hayden and Nicole mentioned almost immediately that they would like to backdoor Frankie. Hayden really dropped knowledge about Frankie to Donny and let him know that Frankie had told him that he wanted to backdoor him this week. Donny (because of the prior discussion with TA) said he would not be comfortable being the one to backdoor Frankie, but that he would most certainly vote against him if Nicole remains HOH and is able to put him up. Nicole wants Zach to be the one voted out if she does not get the opportunity to backdoor Frankie (EEK!!).. They all counted votes, and Hayden, Nicole and Donny believe that if Frankie is on the block next to Zach they will have Hayden, Donny, Jocasta, Victoria, and possibly Derrick and Cody. But really they only need the first four votes and then Nicole could break the tie and send Frankie packing. Whether they have Victoria or not is up in the air imo. I would like to think that since she likes Hayden so much and he saved her with the veto last week, PLUS Frankie put her on the block twice that she would vote their way, but Victoria is also SUPER close with Derrick when it comes to votes...so we shall see.
Donny decided that next to Nicole's nominations of Zach and Jocasta, he will put up Victoria and Caleb. Their hope is that Caleb/Victoria beat Zach and Jocasta so that Nicole can remain HOH and try to backdoor Frankie.
The members of The BS, The Detonators, LTA, and The Hitmen all talked off and on downstairs. Zach talked about knowing that he was going up and wanting to kill himself because he would probably be a have not this week. He mentioned that he didn't feel completely safe even though they are telling him they have the votes to keep him against Jocasta/Victoria because Amber thought she was safe too. Caleb talked a lot about Amber to no ones surprise and his theories about people going on the block. He told Zach that if Donny nominates 2 members of their alliance and Nicole puts Zach against Jo or Victoria, Zach will have to throw it because that's the only way to make sure 2 of them are not on the block. Luckily that won't even ben an issue since 2 of them are not going up on the same side.
Derrick eventually made his way up to the HOH room after everyone else had cleared out and talked to Nicole again about her plans. He smiled and nodded and said he would go along with what she wanted to do. He told her he didn't care if Zach gets evicted, and if Frankie goes up and out that's fine by him. They have also ALL agreed that no matter who the remaining HOH is, Frankie should be a have not this week. YES!!!
Derrick also fed Nicole a bunch of BS about how he was really heart broken and got choked up thinking about the "mean" things Zach said to her at the nomination ceremony last week. He said he would never hang out with someone like that in real life because he has a daughter. He of course didn't tell her that he mostly came up with the speech and had to make it happen because of Team America. But this all led up to him helping Nicole write HER nomination speech to Zach. Supposedly she is going to say to him "I'd like to pull out the Big Brother Dictionary once again this week. If we look up the word Karma, there's a picture of you. The only difference is, you probably did see t his one coming." I'm curious to see if Nicole will be able to pull off doing it. I think if she does, Zach will likely love it.
So now that I've told you what has and is supposed to happen, here is where I get nervous. Technically, Zach and Jocasta MIGHT be able to beat Caleb and Victoria. Especially if it's a mental competition. Then Donny would be the HOH and Zach and Jo would be safe for the week. But, if it's a physical competition, I think Caleb will crush it while Jocasta will give up and have a heat stroke, a broken leg, or just all out go unconscious and they will lose and have to sit on the block. The idea of backdooring Frankie makes me INSANELY happy, BUT, being a realist, here are a lot of the reasons it might not go down that way. First of all, for Frankie to even sit on the block, either Zach, Jocasta, Hayden, or Nicole have to win the veto. I don't think anyone else will use it and there is a great chance that if Zach remains on the block next to Jocasta, he will get voted out. Victoria already promised her vote to Nicole to vote him out, so that only leaves him Derrick, Cody, and Caleb...and POSSIBLY Donny as votes. I think Christine, Victoria, most likely Frankie, and Hayden will vote him out. Even if Donny does vote for him to stay, that will bring it to a tie and Nicole will send him out.
If someone other than Zach wins the veto who WILL actually use it, and Frankie goes up, everything is really in Victoria and Derrick's hands. I think Frankie would run as fast as he could to Derrick and Cody and tell them that he knows all about Los Tres Amigos and that he and Zach have a fake final two that Zach thinks is totally real and Frankie will make up enough stuff to where Zach would probably lose Cody and Derrick's votes for sure. So that just leaves Victoria and I don't konw if she will vote with Derrick or with Hayden.
So there it is. I'm EXTREMELY excited about the idea of Frankie being backdoored, but a LOT would have to fall into just the right place at the right time.. IE Zach winning the veto and taking himself down for Frankie to actually go home. So I'm not counting my chickens yet, and I'm extremely nervous for Zach, because you all know how I feel about that kid. I will be SO bored if he gets voted out.
I'm calling it a night so that I can be up for post nomination drama and to see who wins BOB. I'm actually rooting for Nicole to be dethroned. As much as I hate hate HATE having Frankie there, I just feel like there is no way this backdoor will work unless a miracle happens. As always you guys can follow me on twitter @ashes2ashes13 for more overnight updates. Until tomorrow night...