Nicole nominated Zach and Jocasta this afternoon for eviction, and Donny put Caleb and Victoria on the block as well. Julie Chen announced last night that there will be a double eviction next Thursday night, which means we've hit some new #BB16 milestones:
- Despite the fact that it's Week 6, it's the very first time this season that the reigning Head of Household, regardless of the Battle of the Block outcome, will be a house guest who isn't a Detonator (or Bomb Squad) alliance member. That's enough right there to potentially change the course of the season.
- The "dual HOH" twist will be over after this week. If it were to keep going, just about everybody left in the house would be either an HOH or one of the four nominees ... so, yeah, we'll be down to the more typical one HOH and two nominees.
- Unless my math is wrong or there's some other twist coming, all future evictees will be going to the jury house.
I have definitely crossed over into the #STFUCaleb crowd -- that kid seriously annoys me with his self-importance and ... yeah, I'll say it ... misogyny. I can't blame Caleb solely for #BB16's less-than-stellar treatment of female house guests this year -- the men seem to target every woman who either spurns their romantic advances or who simply expresses a contrary opinion -- but Caleb is certainly this season's poster child for sexist house guest behavior. Yes, I know it's a game, and I know that deceit and disloyalty are necessary to advance one's game.
But ask yourself this: Would Caleb's continued unwanted attentions and stalker-like behavior toward Amber after she gently expressed her disinterest have been similarly tolerated in the real world?
I'm not a lawyer, but what does it take to qualify for a restraining order?
Part of me wanted Nicole and Donny not to nominate Caleb at all, in the hopes that he could be backdoored next Thursday like Amber was yesterday, or at least have fewer chances to get himself off the block. (Remember that a "true backdoor" happens only when the evictee did not play in a competition that week, thus having no chance to save him/herself.)
Usually, the people I most think deserve eviction end up sticking around for several weeks more. Caleb could win a comp and be safe for the week. Them's the rules, and I'm cool with that.
When I'm talking with family and friends about this show we watch, though, I wish not to have to start by saying, "Big Brother has no socially redeeming qualities whatsoever."
These are my opinions, you're welcome to yours, and I have absolute respect for anybody who thinks differently when our conversations about it are friendly. Share your thoughts in the comments or @uselesstraffic. Who is going home next week? Will Caleb or Zach win the Battle of the Block? (Jocasta & Victoria are just along for the ride.)
Rarely do things go as either I hope or predict. Caleb and Victoria won the Battle of the Block on Friday afternoon, so Caleb is safe for the week. (Victoria is too, but that has neither any importance to anybody's game nor any effect on my sanity.)
Depending on who wins Power of Veto, it's looking like Frankie might go up as replacement nominee. I'm not on #TeamFrankie and I certainly do often find his on-camera persona to be only slightly more welcome than fingers on a chalkboard ... but there are other house guests I would rather see go home first, including Zach (sorry, Ash!) and Jocasta. This is based entirely on their annoyance factors, not on game strategy or entertainment factor. Yes, Zach offer the latter.
Some justice: Caleb has to shave his head, eat slop for two weeks, and walk around with (or be chained together with?) Victoria as Adam & Eve. I feel sorry for Victoria!
I hope another non-Detonator wins HOH for next week's second eviction and send Caleb packing! That would be satisfying. Or even send master strategist / magical manipulator Derrick on his way, for the chaos factor.