Zach won the veto!!! I'm super excited that Zach gets to enjoy at least the rest of the week in safety before he goes back up on the block. After being the most defeated I've ever seen him earlier in the day and being named a have not along with Donny, both he and Donny agreed that they were ready to leave the house because they felt alone in the game. But, then Zach won the OTEV Veto competition and that seemed to put the wind back in his sails.
Almost immediately after the feeds came back from the competition, Frankie started sucking up to Zach. Zach let him this time and actually talked back to him. Zach agreed to "take it slow and not trust him completely for now, but not to put him on the block" and Frankie tried to tell Zach he was no longer his target and that he didn't do most of the stuff that Zach thought he did.
Luckily, Victoria has gone from being unknown on the feeds to the voice of reason lately. She got ahold of Zach pretty quickly after his talk with Frankie and told him NOT to trust Frankie. She told him it wasn't just the past week that Frankie had been going after him. Victoria told Zach she has had his back from the very beginning, but that he really needs to not trust Frankie. She made a lot of sense...but then..
Zach's mouth is going to either kill his game completely or give me a heart attack before the season is over. He decided to lay out his entire game to Victoria and told her about The Detonators and about how much he had trusted Frankie and how stupid he feels now and how over he felt like his game was until he won the veto.
None of this was OK with Victoria who thought that she was Derrick's only final 2 deal. She was extremely upset to hear that he had been in alliance she did not know about with Christine. She started crying and Nicole comforted her about it for a while and confirmed to her that the alliance was real and filled in some of the details for her. She told Victoria not to necessarily trust the people that she trusts and that she needs to be more careful, but that Derrick really does have her back.
Victoria then went back to talk to Zach some more about how upset she was about the situation. Zach told her that Derrick really does have her back. He told her that he was the one that started The Detonators and that Derrick had merely said "yes" to it because you always say yes when someone proposes a deal to you. He told her that they need to trust Derrick and Cody moving forward and that she can't let this get her upset, but that she also CANNOT tell Derrick that he told her about the alliance because he will be dead if Derrick finds out. She agreed not to tell Derrick, or that if she did bring it up she would say Nicole told her.
However, none of that really mattered because Cody and Nicole were talking in the other room and after telling Cody that she wanted to work with him, she also told him that Zach told Victoria about The Detonators and now Victoria doesn't trust Derrick anymore. We all know that Cody will run and find Derrick to tell him about that as soon as he gets the chance.
Zach came into the room with Nicole, Cody, and Victoria and thus far everything has been silliness for the most part. Zach riffed some love poems to Victoria while wearing his have not attire: A combination of an HOH robe, crown, many sweaters, and mittens on his hands. He also told Cody, Nicole, and Victoria that if he wins HOH this coming week, he wants to put up Frankie and Christine right next to each other.
Meanwhile, up in the HOH room, Christine and Frankie were spending al their time talking about how stupid Zach really is and about how famous and awesome Frankie is. (gags)
Everyone is still awake and joking around, but I'm going to call it an early night as I don't see anything super game changing happening tonight. Derrick will inevitably find out about Zach/Victoria from Cody at some point tonight and that will make Derrick want Zach out again, but he can't really do anything about it this week, so it won't make a whole lot of difference for the moment.
Right now Victoria is the expected re-nom when Zach pulls himself off the block, and things don't look good for Donny. A lot can change before the ceremony on Monday, but as of now it looks like Donny will be going home. Derrick and Cody want to keep Victoria around as their goat and Zach will vote with them to keep Victoria as she has always voted to keep him. Frankie says he wants to keep Donny for now, but Nicole will likely vote with Derrick as they have both agreed that keeping Victoria around as a vote is better for them.
I feel super bad for Donny. He has really played his heart out in competitions and usually won when he needed to, but you can only be on the block so many times before you lose one. The upside for Donny fans is that (while I hate revive a hamster) he will have a good chance of being the one brought back if he doesn't have to battle Frankie for it..and even then, Donny may win. But it's a long way until Monday and even longer until Thursday, so we shall see how things unfold between now and then. I'm still crazy frustrated with the Frankie situation on the feeds, but at least a little hopeful since most of the HGs really want him out of there now and are gunning for him if he does not win HOH. As always you guys can follow me on twitter @ashes2ashes13 for more overnight feed updates. Until tomorrow night...
OMG I had no idea the chaos that was going to errupt over this whole Victoria madness....
So Zach tried to tip off Derrick that Victoria was displeased with him, but instead of telling him that HE told Victoria about The Detonators, he told Derrick that Nicole told her since Zach had told Nicole about the Detonators a few days ago. Zach then admitted to Cody that he was the one who told Victoria..and Cody ran with it to Derrick.
Frankie went into the Hive room with Victoria to talk about life while Nicole was upstairs with Christine also just talking about general stuff.
Derrick got really paranoid and he and Cody and Caleb sat on the couches speculating about all the horrible things Zach had told Victoria about them. (Really what he said was that The Detonators existed BUT that Derrick has Victoria's back and that she should trust Derrick and trust Cody). Derrick and Cody started speculating that Zach told Victoria she shouldn't trust Derrick and that he has been playing her this whole game. Then they started thinking that Zach told Victoria in order to get Victoria and Nicole to get Christine to put one of them on the block and vote them out this week. This turned into a lot of Derrick and Cody saying they were going to call Zach out, punch his face in, break his jaw, knock him out etc..
Caleb was once again the voice of reason and while he said he was going to put Zach on the block next week, he told Derrick and Cody that they couldn't go and punch anyone because that's just not the way to handle it. So Derrick settled on confrontation. As soon as Christine and Nicole came out of the HOH room, Derrick grabbed Nicole and went into the HOH room with Nicole and told her that Zach came to him and told him that Nicole had been telling a bunch of lies about him. Then he went on to deny that the Detonators alliance was ever real etc.. and he gave her the Derrick talk that he gives to make people trust him. And it worked. Derrick is very VERY good at this game.
Next it was Victoria's turn to be confronted in the HOH room in front of Nicole. Derrick interrogated her about not coming to him with the information she had instead of keeping it secret. This conversation went circular.
Meanwhile downstairs Caleb was confronting Zach who was freshly out of the DR. Caleb told him that "He knows EVERYTHING Zach had been telling the girls" Then he told Zach that he heard that Zach told Victoria that Derrick had been playing her this whole game and using her and that Zach told Victoria not to trust Derrick. Zach freaked out and said he didn't say that stuff..because he didn't, and then headed for the HOH room to talk to Derrick.
BUT THEN IT BECAME A HOUSE MEETING!!
Everyone went into the HOH room and Zach immediately admitted to Derrick that he lied to him about Nicole being the one to talk to Victoria. BUT, Since Caleb had told Zach that Victoria said a bunch of stuff she didn't say, it turned immediately into a screaming match between Zach and Victoria where Zach was yelling to Victoria about how Derrick has her back and how he TOLD her that and how he couldn't believe that she would say those things when Derrick has had her back the whole game!
This squashed what Derrick had been saying that Zach said to Victoria because he obviously didn't tell her not to trust Derrick. Derrick thanked Zach for being honest with him about lying about Nicole and then tried to squash it for a minute, but everything after that went chaotic and I really don't even know how to explain it.
The best way I can describe it is that Zach had no idea what he had been accused of but was yelling to them exactly what he did by telling Nicole and Victoria about the Detonators and then lying about Nicole, while Derrick kept trying to bring the conversation down because he of course didn't want Caleb, Nicole, or Victoria to know that the alliance he just told them all was fake was actually a real thing. Cody left the room immediately and decided to be no part of it. So he heard nothing that anyone said truth or lies (so much for his big call out he was going to do.) And pretty quickly Nicole and Victoria exited the confusion.
Derrick asked if he could talk to Zach alone and Zach stayed behind, but Frankie planted himself in the room and decided they couldn't have a conversation without him. Derrick started telling Zach that he trusts him and that he knows that he is a smart kid, but he doesn't understand the sabotage to his game. He told him that by being honest about his own game he is taking food out of his own daughter's mouth because it's killing his game, Cody's game, Caleb's game, and Frankie's game as well. Zach first told him that he felt horrible and he would throw the next HOH so they could just put him up and vote him out, but Derrick told him that he didn't want to do that. He said he wants to work with him, but broke down to him all the reasons he can't talk to the other side of the house about their game.
Frankie eventually interjected so he could go into dramatics about how "Zach TORTURED HIM yesterday and no one even clapped for him while he was playing BOB" blah blah blah Zach got hung up on the fact that Frankie had tried to get him out again and for a while there was an argument over that.
Derrick reeled the conversation back in and for what felt like FOREVER Derrick talked Zach down and told him why the need him and explained numbers and loyalty. He told him that he wants him to say he was lying about the alliance if Nicole talks to him. He told him there wasn't that much damage done and that it was still fixable. This went on forever and ever with Zach saying he felt terrible and no one should trust him and Derrick explaining it. Caleb eventually joined the room and listened to the whole thing.
When it was all over Zach left the HOH and Derrick, Frankie, and Caleb were left to talk. Derrick told the other two that he wasn't lying to Zach. He said that they really do need him and he thinks he was able to break it down enough to keep Zach in check. Frankie immediately said that he has had the same conversation with Zach a million times and that he doesn't think it worked. He claimed that he even slapped Zach in the face over it one time and he still didn't listen. That never happened that I'm aware of.
Derrick said it didn't matter, but that they needed him as a number and that for now they have him locked down. Frankie turned it into trying to say that Zach said something negative about his sister, but Derrick told him that to his knowledge that was never said.
Derrick really is scarily good at this game. He managed to control the entire situation for the most part without any of the people not in the know realizing that he actually WAS controlling the situation.
So the plan now (which Zach is in on) is for all of the guys to claim that Zach is lying and for Zach to "admit" he lied about the Detonators because he was mad at Frankie and he doesn't like Derrrick and Cody. Basically for them all to act like they are not working together. I have no idea what will really happen, but boy did I enjoy all the chaos! I recommend going back and watching it all if you have the feeds because there is no way my tired brain could give you a clear picture of everything that happened. I left out lots of details and this whole thing went on for a long time. So there it is...