Well, today started early with nominations. Nicole nominated Zach and Jocasta as expected, and Donny nominated Caleb and Victoria..also expected. Shortly after nominations the BOB comp was played. When the feeds returned, Zach was really unhappy and Victoria was on top of the world because she and Caleb won the BOB. This makes Nicole the reigning HOH for the week and leaves Zach and Jocasta on the block. Apparently the BOB was a really close race involving dominos being lined up through paths with punishments on them. The winners had to take the punishments. So, Victoria and Caleb are both on slop for two weeks. They are chained together dressed as Adam and Eve for 48 hours, and Caleb had to shave his head.
Zach went into nomination hibernation for most of the afternoon/night leaving some of the others to game talk about targets etc..
Frankie spent a good bit of time in the HOH room (of course) with Nicole telling her that people were on board to get Zach out. Helping her count votes. etc.. Same song and dance we usually get from Frankie when he sees the prospect of Zach's eviction on the horizon.
Hayden and Nicole talked for a while about what would be best to do this week. Nicole kept going in between how much she does NOT trust Frankie and how she can't decide if she wants Frankie or Zach out more. She takes Zach super seriously when he jokingly tells her that she is his target now, so she kept saying that maybe she just needs him to go. Hayden told her that he thought maybe Zach was serious about her being his target too, so for her game it might be better to get Zach out, BUT, he said for his own game, it would be better if he won veto to take Zach off the block and make a deal with him, and backdoor Frankie.
Cody and Derrick managed to get a few minutes in the HOH room with Nicole to solidify their alliance with she and Hayden. They call themselves (cringe) The Quad Squad. Cody and Derrick talked a lot with Nicole about being on board to backdoor Frankie, and at the end of the conversation they agreed to wait and see what happens after the POV, but that they all would like to see Frankie go because he is an almost unbeatable competitor and so they would like to get him out while they have the chance. Nicole's ideal is to have Jocasta pulled off the block and have Frankie and Zach sitting next to each other (I explained in my blog last night why that would be so dangerous). But, Derrick kept dropping little subtle hints to Nicole that lets me know that for now at least, he is trying to save Zach. He told Nicole that she might want to consider the fact that he and Cody can manipulate Zach and protect her from him, but they can't control Jocasta because she will vote however she wants to and do whatever she wants to. Then in true Derrick fashion he backed off of it and said "just something for you to think about."
Later on in the night, Cody and Derrick got a minute to talk, and the mocked the idea that they are now in another alliance with Nicole. They called it a joke and said there was no way they could say no to the HOH about being in an alliance with her, so they have to roll with it and then when it comes time to cut them just say "hey we already made a different deal". Cody also said "Frankie is trying to fuck us" and Derrick instead of responding with speech, just made a shooting motion about Frankie...essentially saying he is about to kill his game.
Potential problems are that Zach is kind of miserable already because he is on the block. He knows he is about to be a Have Not because Nicole said she is definitely making him one. I don't know if you guys recall, but he was definitely the most miserable have not I have ever seen. Derrick practically had to airplane spoon feed him to keep him alive that week. So, being kind of miserable, he is also being a little more mean to Nicole with his joking about her being his target. This could easily make her decide that she would rather have him out than Frankie, and might get Zach evicted if he stays on the block. I'm hoping he will either settle down and listen to Derrick, or win that veto (preferably the latter).
Other than that, most of the night was spent listening to Frankie's hellacious loud accents and screams. Everyone hung out in the living room together and then everyone went to bed ..except of course Frankie who is still in the HOH sucking up to Nicole.
I'm crazy nervous for this veto comp today. Zach is a very capable player and I know he CAN win the veto. I just hope he does. I don't want to have to worry until Monday and rely on the idea of someone else taking him off the block. And I'm praying to the BB gods that Frankie won't even be drawn for veto, much less win it. But I know how these things usually go when I want them to go a certain way. I'm calling it a night and hoping to see good results after the comp today! As always you guys can follow me on twitter @ashes2ashes13 for more overnight updates. Until tomorrow night...