As Ash posted on Sunday she's a bit busy with "real life" and the feeds, to be brutal, are not that spellbinding the last couple days so I thought I'd make a brief post to catch those of you without them up.
I will also give those of you that have requested it a short primer in the world of double evictions (at least how they have been done in recent seasons).
As I write at almost 6am Tuesday morning the house is asleep with the exception of Derrick and Cody. Now I know I am biased as I see Derrick as in total control of the house. Scott will (and has) pointed out that Derrick is not the most interesting character to watch on the feeds - but if you do watch you will notice the amount of time he spends stroking his little beard, a thing he does when he is thinking deeply according to his wife. Derrick is the top dog in the house, although few (any?) seem to realize it. That doesn't mean he is going to win by the way, but he has a great shot. His game could be over (or put on hold) in 60 or so hours if he is the second evictee on Thursday night.
Derrick has managed to form alliances with everyone in the house to some degree. His biggest 'foe' in the house a few weeks in was Donny and even he seems to be playing along at this point, in part due to "Team America" (ugh). However of all the alliances Derrick has, his closest is Cody, not that he would have a problem dropping Cody in an instance if he felt that relationship became a liability. I do think Derrick would have no issue sitting next to Cody in the end, frankly unless something changes drastically he should be able to beat anyone easily in a final two.
And that brings us to the reason the feeds have been pretty quiet the last couple of days.
When Christine won the POV on Saturday night, it became apparent that she wasn't going to use it. Christine is close to Frankie and up until she won the POV the most likely target to go home if the POV was used was Frankie. That obviously wasn't going to happen. Derrick is all about adjusting to the flow of the game and generally only making minor changes if possible, as much as everyone talks about blindsides the only big blindside in the house this year has been to the person going home, everyone else knew it was coming. Derrick came to the conclusion Sunday/Monday that between Jocasta and Zach he'd rather have Jocasta (whom he has been nurturing a relationship with over the last couple of weeks, notice who was crying on his shoulder on Sunday's show?). Zach's loose mouth finally did him in even though it was via a game of telephone as Zach told Frankie weeks ago he had an alliance with Cody & Derrick then Frankie more recently told Christine and just the other day Christine told Cody who reported it to Derrick and declared "Los Tres Amigos" null and void.
Almost an afterthought, for the first time this year the POV was not used yesterday. Considering this season the most exciting part of the feeds have been the Monday and Tuesday after the POV has been used you can understand why yesterday and most likely today, will be a snooze fest. Zach feels confident he is staying and no one is going to tell him different. Derrick even got Frankie to sign on to the idea yesterday, not that that was very hard. Jocasta has learned not to make waves and she will be fine (until she is evicted of course which will actually happen one of these times).
And there you have it. Today will consist of Nicole, remember her? She's actually the HoH this week, getting to do her HoH blog (oh golly gee!) and tweet and take her pictures and thats about it. I expect no drama, no changes, perhaps Derrick mking sure all are on board with a unanimous vote. There was also talk of a split vote but as of now that idea is off the table - Derrick doesn't like drama and a split vote might create drama after Zach's departure, better to have everyone all on the same page.
Oh - and Caleb? Quite frankly he's been a non factor this week as well. Other than the shaves head and the Adam and Eve get up for 48 hours, I can't really tell you what he has been up to because its not been much of anything. Look at him below, sleeping like a baby, images of Amber, or maybe Nicole's friend (Marissa?) dancing in his head.
And with that, on to the
Double Eviction Primer
Since it was announced that the finale for Big Brother 16 will be on September 24th - later than its ever been (don't hold me to that - BB2 was delayed due to 9/11 - and I am too lazy to look up when it ended), we may very well have TWO double evictions this season just to spice things up and I'm positive we will have at least one house guest re-enter the house later on (so don't give up if you are only watching for Zach).
Here is how the double eviction has gone down in recent seasons.
We start with the vote - they to it pretty fast. So Zach will be evicted and speak to Julie briefly while the HGs get ready for the first HoH competition. At this point I also expect Julie to announce the double HoH is over and done with. I can't see them trying to squeeze in a Battle of the Block on Thursday.
Expect LOADS of short commercial breaks on this episode.
The house guests will compete (Everyone but Nicole) and a new HoH will be crowned. The new HoH will be told they have a few minutes to decide who to nominate and while we see another commercial everyone will try to get in the new HoH's ear, I expect Frankie and Derrick (assuming neither is HoH) to be first in line.
Nominations will be made and the HGs will play for the POV - not everyone will play since we still have more than 6 HGs left - the players will most likely be picked during a commercial break. Once we have a POV winner there will be yet another commercial break and much scurrying (in the back bedroom or Hive room) as again people try to get in the POV winner's ear AND the HoH's ear if the POV might be played.
POV ceremony will be held and used or not used followed immediately by speeches, a vote and the second eviction. In the past this has been the end of the show (after Julie talks to the 2nd evicted hg) and the second HoH competition has been held after the show ends.
For reference - last season Candice and then Judd were the House Guests evicted in the double eviction episode last season and they returned along with Helen and Jesse two weeks later to compete to get back into the house. I would expect a 'big name' HG to get the boot second this coming Thursday as well.