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Wednesday
Aug062014

Big Brother Season 16, Episode 19 Recap

No big intro for tonight, as everybody knows what is going to happen. A beloved personality is about to see his time as the show’s jokester end, and the internet is not happy with this. Let’s just go right to it.

We left off Sunday’s episode with the somewhat surprising BOB victory by Caleb and Victoria (who?). Tonight’s show picks up where we left off, and everybody is heading back into the house after the competition. Frankie chases after Zach, but is waved off as he wants to be alone. “I’m extremely disatisfied at losing today’s Battle of the Block. What makes it even worse is that I lost to Victoria. The game I play in the house definitely puts a huge target on my back. However, it all comes down to that POV.”

Zach comes out of the bedroom, and Nicole says “good job” to him. Jocasta complains that she’s been on the block “four times, but I have to smile and be happy about it”. She loses me at this point, as she goes on to babble about how she has to win POV, like that is possible.

At this point, the punishments must be handed out, and Caleb is already bitching. “This is going to suck.” Victoria replies that she just wants to get it over with, which makes Caleb whine even more. “It’s not your head that’s getting shaved. It’s mine.” He’s also pissed about “being chained to a nincompoop for 48 hours”, along with two more weeks of slop. “With a bald head, I look dumb.”

Meanwhile, Nicole is doing her happy dance with Victoria. She’s also “super excited” to be the first girl HOH to keep her HOH status, but “my real target is Frankie”.

Caleb is still whining, and this time it’s to Zach, who is preparing food. Zach’s response is that he chose slop, but Caleb replies, “I chose to be a winner, and you chose to be a loser.” Zach then says he didn’t chose to lose; “I just failed”. Caleb carries on, and Zach just takes it in stride. “I’m not disagreeing with that.” It’s all about Caleb, you know.

He carries on with the bitching about his hair situation, and Zach says in the diary room “I’d shave my head, armpits, and TOES to not be on the block this week. Surviving is what counts, not your pretty boy locks, you Fruit Loop dingus Bust-a-Fooligan!” Zach gets the last word in, noting ot Caleb that he could possibly be going home before Victoria (who?).

We move up to the HOH room, where Frankie is kissing Nicole’s ass. He wants to know what Nicole wants to see happen this week, and she reluctantly says the she does want Zach to go. He follows it up with who she would pick for House Guest choice in the POV, but Nicole is a bit too smart to give him info. Frankie pushes on, though, and says that he thinks she should keep the nominations the same after the veto. “Soon, it will be all out war”, he adds, but Nicole hopes the blood will be his by the end of the week.

Caleb’s misery is now set to begin, as Caleb and Victoria are sent to the diary room for their Adam and Eve costume. They come out as “Beastmode Adam” and “Princess Eve”, and I must say that Victoria looks pretty good. He tells her he’s thirsty, and leads her to the kitchen. Of course, we also get a bunch of footage of them pestering each other in the diary room.

After the costumes, it’s time for Caleb to be shaved. Obviously, Caleb milks the moment for everything he can. Victoria starts in, and Frankie then has to make it his moment. “Why is this really erotic?” Ugh, he’s the worst, especially as he goes on and on in the diary room about how this turns him on.

Back to the game, as Derrick is laying in the living room with Jocasta and Donny. Nicole is heading up to the HOH, and Derrick reminds us how she had wanted an alliance with the boys. He heads upstairs, accompanied by Cody and Hayden. Nicole tells them that if the veto is used, she’s going to put up Frankie. “But he has to go home at that point.” They believe that Zach will be a “lost dog” without his buddy, and Derrick adds that if the four of them are “loyal to each other we should literally be able to get the other seven people out before we have to think about anything else”. Derrick counts out all of his various alliances in the diary room, and adds that Frankie going on the block actually puts them in a bit of danger.

With the alliance formed, we have to go through the tedious ritual of coming up with a name. It’s, as always, a waste of time, and they finally decide on The Rationale. “It’s so disgustingly cool”, adds Cody.

We move to Nicole sitting in the living room with Christine, who tells her that she believes Zach is safe sitting on the block next to Jocasta. Secretly, though, Christine wants Zach out because last week he nominated her, and she’s also upset that she’s been drifting apart from Nicole. “I don’t know where her head’s at. I need to make sure Zach is still Nicole’s number one target, and if she’s not worried she should be.” Nicole asks who she should put up instead of Donny as a replacement, and Christine says it should be Derrick or Cody. “They wouldn’t be mad afterwards, you know what I mean?”

Christine adds in the diary room that she wants the relationship between Nicole and Hayden to cool off, so she adds that Zach told her that Hayden has been hanging out a lot with Victoria. And, dun dun dun, also possibly made out with her! As Nicole would say, “ohhhhhhhhhmaaaaahgawwwwwwd!” You can’t ruin her Big Brother summer camp with a story like that!

Hayden is then seen heading into the HOH, and Nicole tells him what just happened with Christine. “Is that true?” Hayden denies it, and Nicole calls her a bad friend. Hayden finds it ridiculous, especially when she adds that Christine thinks another boy should go up next to Zach. “She is straight up the worst”, says Hayden, and Nicole adds that she won’t be manipulated by Christine.

With the high school drama over (for now), we head to commercials. Oh wait, it’s not over, as Nicole now tells Zach what Christine said. (Seriously, I don’t know what is worse - Nicole’s whisper-talking or her diary room twang.)

Cody runs to Derrick with the info, and they’re pissed that a “loyal detonator” would suggest such a thing. “That tells me she’s working with somebody”, says the dimwit. They both believe that Frankie needs to go up and go home.

Time to pick the veto competition players. Nicole pulls out Caleb’s name, Zach gets Christine, and Jocasta pulls out Victoria’s name. Zach laughs that he’s playing against a giant group of losers, and if he loses “you can call me the biggest Fruit Loop dingus in Big Brother history”. (Foreshadowing, people.)

Time for filler, as Adam and Eve wander around. Victoria actually handles it pretty well (and with a smile), but Caleb does nothing but whine. Even when she complains about him, she’s in good spirits. I’m starting to like her! The acoustic guitar music comes on as he finally warms up and says “I couldn’t have picked a better partner.” The silly music comes back as he attempts to say nice things in the diary room, though.

Back to the game, as Derrick goes into the side room with the rest of The Detonators. Zach is convinced that he’s going to stay no matter what happens in the veto, but Christine thinks that’s silly as she would never vote for him. Derrick adds in the diary room that by the end of the week he’s going to have to choose between the Detonators and the Rationale.

Once we get through more commercials, it’s time for the veto comp. It’s a solo game where they all have to swing through a picture frame that shows comic book caricatures of each house guest. They then have to grab matching comic book covers and place them in the same order.

Nicole goes first, but I must fast forward as her diary room voice is oh so grating. She finally gets through it, and Caleb is next. Yes, we get a comment on how great his comic book looks. Yes, and how sexy the Amber comic book is. “I may just have to sneak that thing into my room later.” Too bad that the Beastmode who was going to win every single competition is too easily confused by this competition.

Victoria is the third up, and they don’t waste anytime with the silly background music. She plays up to her typical spoiled persona, and is nowhere close to getting them in the correct order. She eventually runs out of time (35 minutes).

Speaking of failures, Jocasta is up next. She again acts like a fool in the diary room, and gives those covers the side eye whenever she drifts past the window. She finishes, and starts singing. It’s disgusting. Christine talks about how much she dislikes Zach as she rushes back and forth past the window. She makes it through the comp with relative ease.

Finally, we get Zach’s turn. He says “it’s time to put on the cape and save the day for Team Zach Attack”. He adds that he feels like he’s like if “Superman, Batman, and Spiderman all had a kid somehow”. He gets the order wrong the first time around, and then makes a quick change. He has two out of place, but can’t figure out which ones are wrong. “I was livid. At this point, Zach Attack changes from good to evil.” He picks up each cover and screams about them, and even throws one at the camera. He’s convinced he had it correct. Zach takes one more swing across the window and sees what he had screwed up. “Leave it up to Victoria to mess up my game, you frickin’ dingus.”

Zach knows he’s in trouble, as he told Nicole to put him up, and then “choked in the BOB”. Plus, he just now screwed up the veto. “I blew it.” He collapses on the platform in tears, as the camera pans away. Nice job, CBS!

More adverts before we go back to the program. Everybody heads outside and marvels at the scenery. For some reason, we’re reminded that Cody loves Zach Effron. Why?

Time for the results. Nicole’s time was 12:20, while Caleb’s was 15:48. Victoria, of course, maxed out at 35 minutes, which doesn’t surprise anybody. Jocasta finished in 14:39, but Christine came in at 11:50. Zach needs to beat that time, but as you may guess, his final time was 26:17. Christine has the POV!  Zach hugs Christine, and says that she’s “the only person who can save me from devastation”.

Christine walks into the room with the rest of The Detonators, and Frankie wonders what Nicole wants her to do with it. Christine lies, saying that Nicole needs to do whatever it takes to make sure Zach stays. Zach then walks in, and high fives Christine. “Thank you so much. I’ve never loved you this much my entire life.” Christine now had to decide how she’s going to ensure Zach’s departure.

Before we get to the veto ceremony, though, it’s finally time for Adam and Even to be set free. They cut the ties, and everybody just walks away as if they don’t care. Yeah, neither do we.

More fluff, as we get the obligatory Hayden and Nicole cuddling scene. Hayden then brings up Christine’s lie, and he decides she should be called “Christine Appleseed, because all she does is plant seeds around the house”. Nicole says that she really felt that Christine would be a person she could trust. “I want Frankie to go home Stso bad.” Either way, Hayden says, “Zach or Frankie are going home.”

As always, the veto ceremony finished the broadcast. Christine goes through the script as necessary, standing in front of the memory wall as everybody says what they hope happens.

The ceremony finally begins, and Zach goes first with a plea as to why it should be used on him. “A grasshopper walks into a bar”, he says, “and the bartender says, ‘we have a drinnk named after you.’ The grasshopper says, ‘you have a drnik called Bill?” Oh Zach.

Jocasta then stands. “I don’t know how I can top that.” She says she’d like Christine to use it, but “no hard feelings”. We know what happens here. Christine does not use the POV.

Christine still wants Zach out. “He’s got to go.” Nicole says something I can’t understand, and Derrick says that The Detonators “may not be as loyal to him as he thinks”. Stupidly, Zach does believe he’s safe, and is going to just sleep the rest of the week. And that is the sound of the coffin being slammed shut on his Big Brother playing days...for now.

That’s it for tonight. Are you pset with Christine? Are you as annoyed with Nicole’s voice as me? Are you starting to sort of like Victoria? Most importantly, your thoughts on Zach? Let us know!

 

 

 

Reader Comments (10)

I like Zach for the entertainment factor. He is needed to keep this season from being a total snore. I did like the pan away from Zach crying. You kinda had to feel for him. But, as I think someone on this site has said, zach's game has been repeatedly toyed with by team America and made him a bigger target for it. What shocks me is how he goes with it and doesn't realize that it is usually the same people saying to do the crazy things.

I am going to give props for them actually doing a pretty interesting twist on a memory game for the veto comp. not all of the contestant heroes work per say (the effron-nator for Cody? Really?) but I actually liked a few of them. My favorite has to be devin being mr personality with his tag line basically saying how you don't want to mess with any of them.

I want someone big to go home tomorrow...besides Zach. It would be great if Derrick or Christine went home, because chances are they won't come back in. If Frankie goes, he will come back in guaranteed, especially if it is voter-based. (Due to Ariana's army, I think he can even beat Zach, even if he has high on the jokers poll).

To end my long rant, check out the ny post article about why the season is the worst big brother season ever. It is a really short but quite correct analysis on why this season sucks.
August 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLiz
Read that article, and I could swear that I wrote it!!! :)

What is missing from the Zach analysis, especially from his over the top lovers, is that he's lacking one major aspect almost every Big Brother winner has had - a sixth sense. He should be noticing that all is not right with his so-called allies. He should be hanging out a bit with them to see how they're reacting to him. He should NOT have volunteered to go up, even though that would probably have happened anyway. Instead, he's sleeping away the days and not really interacting with anybody. Somebody would have tipped him off that all is not right, and he could have worked to save himself. Instead, he's seemingly oblivious.

That's why I'm not as upset as others with his eviction. It's part of the game, and one of the more annoying facts of the fanbase is that when it comes to most weeks we hear over and over to get rid of the hard competition. Once a fan fave is up, then it's suddenly criminal to keep a floater! I'm no fan of Jocasta (obviously), but it is ultimately smarter for most of the house to want him out. You can argue that it's not so smart for Derrick and Cody, or even Frankie, but in the long run it's probably a good move for even them!
August 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterScott
I agree about the sixth sense. Everyone wants to compare Zach to dan and for the most part,it matches up. Sleeping through most of the season, throwing comps, being loyal mostly to a two-person alliance-they both did it. But, Dan was able to make big moves: he won comps when it mattered (although it could be argued that production probably "rigged" it that way), he held his own funeral, he evicted Shane after saying he would keep him safe to Danielle...and was able to make it to the final 2 twice. Zach hasn't done anything that truly mattered to the season. Would the season still been the same without the fruit loop dingus line? Almost certainly. Zach is truly all talk, which is greatly disappointing,

It just feels like this season is neutered after last year's. Sure, there has been talk about the rampant sexism (which could be argued that there is) and racism, but it is so tame. Big brother is supposed to be sexy summer fun. That's one of the reasons why Big Brother 7 (I think) sucked...it is not meant to be on in the winter. It is meant to be on when there is absolutely nothing on and you can sit down for three hours a week of titliation and entertainment on CBS. This season is just been so (to steal your quote about Nicole) summer camp, where everyone wants to make friends and establish awkward crushes, while competing in occasional contests. No one wants to watch adult people be in summer camp unless it's a meatballs-like sex romp or a slasher film, and unfortunately this may be the most chaste house ever and Caleb hasn't went on beast mode on anybody. So, while it is early to say if it is truly the worst, I will say that it is the most disappointing. At least with seasons 13 and 14, we knew that it would be slanted towards the returners. But, this season is supposed to be the most twisted summer ever and I heartily disagree. At least, there hasn't been any arts and crafts yet.


Sorry for my long rant. I just had to get my I feelings out about this season.
August 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLiz
Liz, you're completely on point!!!
August 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterScott
You missed my favorite part of the Veto comp. Where Douchebag Mode Cowboy said he would buy "Millions of prescriptions" of Ambers comic. He is a total meathead.
August 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterIrishcurse
Irishcurse, oh my gosh, that was ridiculous. It makes me wonder did they script them for him in the dr, or does he honestly think that people buy prescriptions to magazines?
August 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLiz
We were told that Cody loves Zach Efron because his comic book character was the Effronator. They were reminding people of his crush on Zach so that it made sense to anyone who may have forgotten, or didn't catch it the first time. It was definitely a more subtle reference than most of the other ones (like Super Soccer Mom).

I bet Cody sort of regrets revealing that information to the house now that it's been made into such a big deal in multiple episodes...
August 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKristen
I know what it was referring to, Kristen. It was a dumb segment the first time two weeks ago, and even worse now. It has no representation to how he is in the house.
August 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterScott
I agree with Scott. It kinda shows Cody as not being that interesting (which he isn't). Maybe he could have been someone like the follower , since that all I have seen him do- follow everybody else, especially derrick.
August 7, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLiz
Jokers has an article that basically used the big brother/ summer camp metaphor and turned it to a positive. I don't know how they did it but they did it.
August 8, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLiz
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