As usually happens - Mid-August tends to slow down inside the Big Brother house and my "real" life gets busy. However I know not all of you are more busy now and depend on this site for updates so I wanted to give you a little something so you don't feel you are missing much. This will be VERY short but tell you what you need to know game-wise.
Last night Nicole started campaigning, but it looks to me like it is a lost cause. She continually told those she talked to (Christine, Derrick, Cody, and maybe others) that it made no sense to keep Donny over her because Donny is going after some of them while she would promise to go after Frankie, Victoria and Zach (#1 was Frankie). Even though Cody seems to keep saying he wants Donny out soon he wouldn't commit to keeping her. Derrick gave the standard "if you have the numbers I'm with you" answer that should be a clear sign to her that its looking bad.
Derrick did do something that he did with Jocasta (but didn't have time to do with Hayden), he promised to let her know if she was staying or going right before the show. Think of that as a game move. One of these HGs is coming back and assuming Nicole goes Thursday both Nicole and Jocasta will have Derrick to thank for letting them know they were going when everyone else was not being honest with them. So the player that comes back may see Derrick as the only one they can trust and the others still in Jury will see him as the only one that was honest with them in the end. Its a great move on his part and no one else is doing it.
A lot of the conversation that went on overnight had to do with future plans, I'm not worried about that right now as they can plan all they want but it all changes depending on who wins what. The important stuff to me at the moment is that Nicole seems to be heading home. There is still a chance Derrick may change his mind if he feels he can save Nicole, because I think he would prefer Donny leave since Donny is the only remaining HG that constantly talks about Derrick and Derrick/Cody as being strong players (and the only two that have still never been nominated). There have been 38 chances to be nominated and Derrick and Cody never have been. Someone in the house needs to throw out that stat. It says a lot.
This morning in a talk with Frankie Derrick told Christine and Frankie he thoguht the vote would be 6-0 to evict Nicole. I'm still waiting to hear him waver and the Zach flip last week took place Wednesday evening so anything is possible still. Just don't expect the unexpected this week.
Two other items....
An interesting idea tossed out by @Sunflo_BB to me via twitter today - will there be another double eviction? Might CBS bring back TWO HGs with the extra long season (all of Sept this season instead of ending early Sept), and throw in a second double eviction? While the chances are slim, its fun to think avout.
And finally - there has been loads of chatter on social media about Christine and Cody's flirty ways the last few weeks, some outraged that Christine is close to any male in the house since she is married. My answer to that is what does it have to do with the game? I feel most of the 'hate' being thrown at Christine and her husband (leave HG family OUT OF IT folks) is because Christine's game is not helping their own favorite HGs game, whomever that might be. (@allisonpiworief item here: Bustle.com - its worth a quick read and expresses similar opinions on the situation as mine.
Comment away or holler at me at @BBGossip on twitter. Ash is online at Twitter @ashes2ashes13 - so make sure to follow here there and she will post again soon. I can't come close to filling her shoes but wanted to give you an update :)