Tonight marks the beginning of the end for a fan favorite. But is it really the end? Will this person be resurrected within the same hour as his departure?
I’m getting ahead of myself here, though. Tonight’s episode will follow the typical Wednesday template of BOB reactions, veto comp, and veto ceremony. Oh yeah, and a lot of filler.
At least the veto competition will be interesting tonight, as it’s the beloved Zingbot. Besides that cheap ass robot’s “zings”, Kathy Griffin will be entering the house to add a bit of her own snark. This should be fun.
We begin the festivities to the reactions to Donny and Christine’s shocking Battle of the Block win. The one that Donny singlehandedly won. The one that Beastmode and cocky Caleb were complete failures, even with the assistance of that turncoat Christine. In other words, one of my highlights of the season!
Donny starts off the show shirtless, thanking Jesus to the camera. He is “tickled” to win, but he’s hurt that his suspicions about Christine were proven in the competition. “It’s an awful pain. I’ve been nothing but nice to these people, and I’m sure they were all in on it.”
In the bathroom, Christine is talking to Cody and Derrick about their failure. Cody asks if the two of them split up, and concludes he and Caleb should have done the same. She also knows that Donny now has them figured out. She adds in the diary room that she was so convinced he was going to fail that she didn’t even really hide her sabotage. “He knows that I did that on purpose.” Derrick adds more of the obvious, including the fact that this is the first time things haven’t gone his way. Caleb concludes the segment by saying that Victoria now has to go up.
We move to the kitchen, and Zach and Frankie are cleaning. Frankie says in the diary room that this is awful situation to have two of his allies up, and he now needs to win the veto…”and put up a new target”. He hints that the person may indeed be Zach.
Derrick then congratulates Donny, and says “as long as he doesn’t put me up, we’re good for the week”. He says that Victoria is the one that Frankie will probably put out, which he explains is to make Donny feel like Derrick wasn’t involved. Donny doesn’t seem impressed, and sits down in silence on the bed. “People think I’m a country bumpkin”, he says in the diary room, “but I’m very aware of what’s going on. Derrick has blown smoke up everybody’s tail this whole season. When he tells me he figured I could pull this one out, I knew he was blowing smoke.” Derrick leaves the room, and Donny gives a little look to the camera. Oh wait, here comes Derrick back.
Derrick then throws out a bunch of his cliches in the diary room, including “if you’re not with me, you’re against me. WIth this veto coming up, he could potentially throw a monkey wrench in our plan.”
He heads into the diary room to tell Frankie what just happened, including Donny’s “mocking” look at the camera that he saw when he walked back in. They both talk a little tough, but they’re just being clowns. Frankie is most worried that Donny or Victoria win the veto, as it is “the most critical veto of the season”. Well, until next week. Derrck concludes this scene by saying that Zach is the person that should probably go up, but he’s keeping quiet for now.
On to more Donny material, as he is in the storage room having a little drink. Zach walks in to congratulate him on his victory, and Donny says that he hopes that Zach wins veto “for your sake”. Donny adds in the diary room that he knows that they pretend that Zach is in their clique, and hopes to gain his trust. He continues on to pump him up, and Zach says he’s starting to understand that his alliance may not be with him.
Zach then runs into the HOH room and hugs Frankie. He asks what would happen if Victoria won the veto and used it on Cody. If anybody else wins, Zach wants Victoria put up, and adds that Derrick probably beats anybody in the final two. Zach adds in the diary room that he understands that he’s made some mistakes and has riled people up, and Frankie’s smart move would be to go against either himself, Derrick, or Cody. “I’m just praying that he goes through with the plan to backdoor Victoria.”
After commercials, Donny makes a rare appearance in the HOH to talk about Team America. It’s so stupid. I’m sorry. They have to steal clothing, and then hold a neighborhood watch. “This will be a fun mission”, says Derrick. Um, no. There is then a montage of them stealing items before the segment ends.
Frankie then announces it’s time to draw for the veto competition. Frankie pulls Victoria, Cody gets Donny, and Derrick’s chip is for Christine. Uh oh, no Zach Attack in this competition.
In the bathroom, Caleb and Christine are bitching about Donny being chosen for the veto. “Un-beeee-lievable”, complains Christine. Caleb believes that if one of them isn’t saved, he will be the one to go home. The worst case scenario, obviously, is Victoria winning.
It’s time for more advice from Donny, as Zach is brushing his teeth in the bathroom. He tells Zach that Derrick and his pals don’t want to unload Victoria “because she’s weak in competitions. I’m hoping they don’t go for you.” He promises to try his best to win veto to make sure that Zach won’t go up.
Much of the house is now asleep when the front door suddenly opens. Yep, it’s Zingbot time! “You all look a whole lot better in person”, he (it?) says, and Donny wonders why the Zingbot is so nice this time around. “He ain’t acting right.”
“Donny, I like your beard but I wish it didn’t cover your handsome face. Props” Even Caleb is confused by this. Wait, that doesn’t take much.
The doorbell then rings, and in walks Kathy Griffin. Frankie squeals like a little school girl, and the Zingbot does a proper introduction. “I was watching the live feeds, and I got here as soon as I could. There is something seriously wrong with Zingbot. He’s only dishing out compliments. I’m here for a Zinger-vention...let me show you how it’s done.”
Caleb is first. “You and Amber have something in common. You think she’s drop dead gorgeous, and she wants you to drop dead.”
Now it’s Christine’s turn. “There’s a belief that glasses make people look smarter. Thanks for disproving that.”
Victoria - “I would zing you but I’m only supposed to zing people that are actually playing the game.”
“What do you call someone who’s not afraid to cry, wears pink, and cuddles with men? You call them Zach.” Zach acts pissed, and Kathy walks up to him. “Zing, asshole.” He says in the diary room that he’s not prepared for Kathy Griffin to tear him in shreds.
With that, the segment is over. Wait, what? Where was the zings against Derrick? Or, most importantly for those of us watching the feeds, Cody?
The actual competition happens after commercials, and Kathy is hosting. They have to “reboot” the Zingbot to his spiteful self by plugging in cables to provide electricity to a series of lightbulbs. The first to do so wins, and as Kathy adds, “let’s face it. You all kind of need it at this point.”
After the usual barrage of “we have to win” diary room segments, the game begins. And again, we have to hear a repeat of the rules, this time by Frankie. Why do they waste our time like this?
Frankie gets his first bulb lit, followed by Donny. Victoria, of course, is dead last through the whole competition. She’s a “dim bulb, literally’, says Griffin. Cody’s not doing much better. Donny pulls ahead, but Caleb begins to catch up. He’s smart, y’all. Donny then has a bit of trouble with the third bulb, so it’s between beastmode and Frankie. One of Frankie’s connectors falls off, but he goes back and fixes it before finally winning.
Yep, the true Zingbot comes back to life! “Frankie! That’s some nice tan, but I”m surprised you get any sun at all considering how much time you spend in your sister’s shadow!”
“This is the house of good looking dudes. There’s not one unattractive man in here. Oh wait, I didn’t see you there, Derrick!”
“Donny, your look is very Duck Dynasty. Too bad your social game is more like Suck Dynasty!”
“Cody, your such a nice guy. You haven’t made any enemies this summer, except for maybe Christine’s husband!” POW!!!! Kathy gets a plug in for new comedy show, and is out the door.
After more commercials, Zach congratulates Frankie for his victory. Frankie says that some people wanted him to just let Caleb win, but he wanted Kathy Griffin to put the veto around his neck. Caleb joins them, and says he’s fine with that. Frankie asks if they’re going to keep him safe next week, and they both agree. In fact, Zach says he’ll keep him safe for two weeks.
We move on to Frankie laying in the HOH bed, and he’s talking about how it’s time for a big move. He needs to get out somebody who “has been bad for my game from the beginning.”
There’s some fluff before we get to that, though, as Cody can’t find his hat. Yep, it’s Team America time, and I have a feeling that it’s going to be a lighter, fluffier version. of what really happened. Caleb now notices that he’s missing his “fucking boots”, and Derrick concludes there’s a “saboteur”. Zach’s gator shirt is also missing, and the house goes nuts.
Victoria is initially blamed, and Derrick decides to start the neighborhood watch. Frankie has now lost his glitter, and a house meeting is called. Derrick commences with the “BiB neighborhood watch”, and him and Derrick are excited about how easy this was to pass.
Zach starts screaming about how he needs his gator shirt, and the boys all run into the diary room. It’s still all fun and games, though, which is SOOOO not like how it actually went down.
Oh wait, maybe I’m wrong. Caleb then decides that the Saboteur has to be Zach, and Frankie plays along with it. Yep, we go back to the “Caleb is Amanda’s cousin”, and Frankie sees this as the opportunity to make it so Zach can go up.
Caleb is buying Frankie’s bullshit about how he has to be the saboteur, and the accusations begin to pile up. “You’re caught!” Zach says it’s not him. “We’ll show you Thursday you’re proven guilty.” Zach says there’s nothing he can do to prove he’s not the guy, and he’s correct.
It’s decided by Caleb to go look in the storage room garbage can, and sure enough that’s where all of the times are hidden. They all celebrate, but the damage has been done. Zach is still guilty without proof, and Frankie continues to play it up.
This is a pretty awful edit of what actually went down on Sunday night. Go back on this site and read what I wrote on that evening. It got ugly. Really ugly.,and Frankie proved to be a complete piece of garbage in the way he treated Zach. I’m not even one of those who worships at the feet of Zach, but Frankie crossed many lines that night. I’ll never respect him for this.
Here we go with what I promised at the beginning of this recap. Frankie hits all of his marks, and then calls the house in for the veto ceremony. Frankie then saves Caleb, and dressed in the worst Bieber costume ever, he goes into the worst rap ever:
“I’m going to take a page from my best friend Zach Attack,
But I’m going to do it better,
Cuz your shit was kind of wack
I love you so much and it would be fun for you to stay,
But if I don’t put you up,
I’m going to look cray cray.
So Zach my friend please go and have a seat
It’s time for you and Julie Chen to finally meet.”
Oh please. What a worm. Frankie says he expects “another Zach Attack, and most likely he’s going to throw every single one of us under the bus to each other. I know there’s going to be some fireworks coming.”
Cody babbles but I don’t hear what he says.
Frankie says he feels “betrayed” by Frankie. “I’ve been with this guy from day one, as friends; as an alliance member. I’ve had his back and this is how he treats me? It’s the worst feeling in the world.”
That’s it. The episode is over. What did you think? Are you upset with the Zach nomination? Or Frankie’s awful rap? Or how they edited down the Team America awfulness? Let us know what you think!