Big Brother Recap: Double Trouble

Big Brother 16 Double Eviction

For being an unscripted reality show, Big Brother sure does get formulaic after a while.

Every summer, without fail, there comes a moment when the houseguests’ smooth-sailing strategy gets thrown off course. Suffice to say, Thursday’s double eviction gave us that moment.

Here’s what went down on the fast-paced live broadcast, which sent two houseguests packing by the end of the hour:

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* Derrick and Cody — easily the smartest players in the game, who made a silly decision to play both sides of the house this week — inform their fellow houseguests about the plan to evict Zach. It seems to go over like gangbusters, until Caleb questions why Zach — a guaranteed vote for any of the Detonators — should be sent packing over veritable floater Jocasta. In an 11th-hour shake-up, Derrick and Cody decide to upend their shaky alliance with Nicole and Hayden, expose the original plan to backdoor Frankie and set their sights on eliminating Jocasta.

* The events that follow are pretty darn devastating for Nicole and Hayden, who are completely blindsided by Jocasta’s 6-2 eviction. On the flip side, absolutely no one is surprised by Jocasta’s post-eviction interview, where she admits she’s not a fan of the lying and backstabbing that come along with this show. (She and Brittany are now co-chairs of the “People Who Never Should Have Auditioned for Big Brother In the First Place” Club.)

* Caleb wins the following Head of Household competition, draws a line in the sand by nominating Hayden and Donny, then puts up Nicole as a replacement nominee when Donny wins the Power of Veto (and maybe almost has a heart attack after doing so…? Anyone else legitimately concerned about that guy?)

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And, in the second eviction of the night, Hayden is sent packing in a 5-2 vote. (Cody and Donny are the only ones who try to oust Nicole.)

So, in summary:

First houseguest evicted: Jocasta
Head of Household: Caleb
Nominated: Hayden and Donny
Veto Winner: Donny (replaced by Nicole)
Second houseguest evicted: Hayden

Other takeaways from the hour? Hayden only seems soooorta interested in a post-BB relationship with Nicole; Zach is quickly becoming the most obnoxious player in recent memory; and, in an exciting-but-potentially-anticlimactic twist, we learned that Jocasta and Hayden may have a chance at re-entering the game sometime soon. (But Jocasta is only allowed back if she abandons the bowties. Can I get an amen?)

Were you happy to see Jocasta and Hayden leave the house? Which of the nine remaining HGs would you like to see win the whole shebang? Would anyone care if the Team America twist just went away forever? Sound off in the comments!

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27 Comments
  1. Kaylee says:

    Poor Hayden and Nicole. They were precious.

  2. Mike says:

    “Derrick and Cody — easily the smartest players in the game”

    You’re giving Cody way too much credit. He’s a spineless idiot who votes out all of his potential allies and blindly follows Derrick(who is the smartest player there).

    • Kate says:

      I know, right? I do want to see the silly conversation between Cody and whoever…why did you vote out Nicole dude? I just imagine he misunderstood. Oh and said far too much to Christine last night (when the house flip occurred).

    • Cn says:

      How? They simply have the numbers there is no game in that.

      • Tangerine Green says:

        IF, and that is a big IF..the new alliance holds (Christine, Nicole, Donny, Frankie and Victoria by default since she can’t vote if she is on the block) vs. Derrick, Zach, Cody, Caleb (one of whom will be on the block) so it COULD be 4 to 3 against the detonators.

        • Dude says:

          I don’t see why Frankie or Christine would be faithful to that alliance when they’re already in a good position in the game.

          • Tangerine Green says:

            Christine isn’t…the detonators have said on the feeds over and over again that they don’t trust Christine and they think she is playing both sides. They are also not 100% with Frankie. Christine needs to make a big move or she’s going out after Nicole.

          • wrstlgirl says:

            Frankie and Christine aren’t faithful to anyone/anything. Those two would turn on their own mother for a dollar.

    • Martin says:

      Anyone who thinks that Derrick is the brains of this operation, clearly isn’t watching BBAD or the live feeds. The truth is that Cody was the person who realized that Hayden and Nicole were playing the detonators. Cody then convinced Derrick to vote out Jacosta. The decision to keep Zack had less to do with numbers and more to do with not trusting Hayden and Nicole. Watching the televised show is like watching a completely different reality.

  3. Kate says:

    So, I feel so bad for Nicole. One of the issues this summer is that with the exception of Zach, all of the Detonators are excellent at talking people down and Christine has accepted this responsibility (and Derrick & Donny are having another of their uncomfortable sit downs where it is clear Donny is not buying Derrick’s bs as easily as everyone but still has the issue that Derrick is a nice guy but acts so oddly that I never really buy his complaints that Derrick never talks game to him – the conversations are always very weird). But what’s so upsetting about Nicole is the same thing that was upsetting about how trusting Zach was of Frankie after week 2. She is believing Christine and Christine has been the worst to her.

  4. scott21 says:

    Yaaaay both of them were very annoying :) i hope nichole is the next one and then the real game and backstabing gets start :)

  5. Cn says:

    No one is playing a good game. They formed this spur of the moment alliance and are just following through with it so for any of the detonators to think they are playing a good game they are idiots.

    Frankie is about as inappropriate and disgusting as one can get. Christine is a worthless floater and so ugly both in outside and inside.

    I wish this show would live up to it’s expect the unexpected motto and throw a wrench in things because so far what the detonators say is going to happen happens and that’s pretty boring.

  6. RyN says:

    Hopefully the detonAtors tear themselves apart. I will vomit if Frankie gets anywhere close to winning this thing. He was at right place right time to get in an alliance and he is so fake. If he tried to hug me I would throw his scrawny ass across the house.
    And Christine… What is she in this alliance? She’s useless

  7. Jerry says:

    Everyone here is playing timid Big Brother. Always about going along with the house, not wanting to go after big targets, as if that will change anything. So what? Going along with the house still got Jocasta, Britney, Amber and Hayden evicted, nominating weak pawns like Victoria and Jocasta instead of using Bomb Squad members as pawns STILL got Nicole, Hayden and Donny into trouble with the rest of the house targeting them. Going along with the house for eviction votes, and not nominating your intended targets, has never worked for any player. When the other side got power, they still get targeted. It doesn’t even work on Survivor.

    I remembered the good old days where the people actually DARE to nominate people upfront, where Jen, Jessica and Zach are willing to nominate Dick and Daniele together, where Daniele is willing to nominate Brendon and Rachel, or even back in Season 2 when Hardy nominated Will and Shannon against one another. Especially with BOB, everyone just nominate two weak players (and maybe backdoor another). Seriously, does Amber even need backdooring? While it seemed to be good strategy, a bunch of self-proclaimed strong alliance with strong competitors with super huge egos of Zach, Cody, Frankie, Derrick, and Caleb didn’t even want to challenge Amber head-on, and wants to weasel her out through the backdoor? This is exactly why the season is missing so much action.

    • BrittBrat says:

      This! I couldn’t have said it better myself. Most people in the house were hoping to make it to the jury house and weren’t even trying to win. I need them to cast better people. The last few years has mainly been people looking for publicity and they are not there to play the game. I also want to add that BB’s twists are boring. Can we get better twists? They really need to watch the other BBs because they have great ones. There is really nothing unexpected in this game.

    • Tim says:

      yes, this year has the worst female line up for sure. the weakest female players in big brother history! I miss Jen!

    • Tangerine Green says:

      Every season these huge alliances form and it shockingly takes people a long time to figure out that someone is at the top of heap and someone is at the bottom. The women in the house played no game this season and just let the men run over them. It is frustrating to watch.

  8. Pretty sexy says:

    Nothing u can’t do in life if u have determnations and always apply wisdom ! I like u all

  9. Greg says:

    Jocasta wasn’t even a floater. Was she even in the water?

  10. wrstlgirl says:

    Frankie is one of the biggest turncoats I’ve ever seen. And Christine is right behind him. Zero loyalty between them.

    • Jax&Juice's Girl says:

      Your right about that! Christine should be next if I was Nicole I would try and go after that Bitch! Derrick and Cody should do the same after knowing that Christine wanted her(Nicole) to pick one of them to go on the block. Sooner or later these people are going to START playing dirty. Plus that’s just plan sad these females on this show are dropping like flies…….Talk about a male dominating game!

  11. G says:

    Do u think hayden will come back………… Because if he is against jocosta then he will win and come back to Nicole

  12. von says:

    I been watching big brother from almost the beginning but this group of people this year is so predictabled. They do not take risk and they all stick together. I feel no person of color will ever win the game because the race all stick together and it such a one sided case.

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