There are only five HGs left on Big Brother 16 and at this point winning competitions is the only way to ensure your safety. Well, that and pushing a button. Following the evictions of Nicole and Christine after Derrick won HoH during the double eviction, the four other HGs competed for HoH.
SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 16 spoilers.
Frankie won HoH.
However, it doesn’t matter. When the feeds returned, the five HGs were in the Have-Not room with the Rewind Button, and they all agreed to push it after Derrick finally relented.
In other words, nothing that happens this week will matter. Once the button was pushed, a clock started counting down to the next live show on Wednesday, though they don’t know what that means. We know that this week will be reset and neither of Frankie’s nominees will be evicted.
The only joy will be that Frankie will have to nominate two people and expose his real alliances. Will he put Cody, Caleb or Derrick on the block with Victoria? If he starts scheming and getting sneaky, it could backfire in a major way.
So this week is pointless. It doesn’t matter that Frankie won his fifth HoH (the most ever, though it doesn’t really count since he was dethroned in two of them). It doesn’t matter who he nominates. It doesn’t matter who wins the Power of Veto. No one will be evicted on Wednesday’s show and the Top 5 will play out once again.
The only mystery is whether Rewind means it goes back to how it was, meaning Frankie will get to play for HoH again and Derrick won’t? Or will it be like the Coup d’Etat from season 11 and the Coach’s Reset from season 14, with all five HGs being eligible to compete for the next HoH? It seems unlikely that there’s a scenario where Frankie doesn’t get to play for the next HoH again.
-Derrick is only the seventh person in the history of the game to make it to the Final 5 without ever being nominated. April Lewis from season 6 is the last person to do it.
-Derrick has made it to Day 78 (Friday) without being nominated. Season 3’s Jason Guy is the only other person to go that long without being on the block. If Derrick is not nominated on Friday, he will break the record.
-Derrick and Frankie have both survived 12 rounds of nominations without ever being eligible for eviction. The only other HGs to do this are season 5 winner Drew Daniel and last season’s McCrae Olson. With this week, Frankie will tie McCrae’s all-time record of lasting 13 nominations without ever being eligible for eviction.
-Victoria received her sixth nomination during the double eviction, making her one of only 10 HGs to be nominated that many times in a single season. Donny and Nicole also did it this year.
-During the double eviction, Frankie became only the 15th HG to get the double-double, meaning he has won two HoHs and two PoVs. The last three winners are all on that list.
-With his PoV and HoH wins, Frankie is only the third person to ever win seven HoH and PoV competitions in a single season, the others being season 7’s Janelle Pierzina and season 8’s Daniele Donato. However, since he was dethroned for two of his HoHs, it doesn’t really count.
-Frankie is the first person ever to win five HoH competitions in a single season, but with the double HoH twist and the fact that he got dethroned twice, there’s an asterisk next to that record.
-In the double eviction, Frankie became the fourth HG this season to cast 10 votes for eviction, the others being Derrick, Christine and Victoria. They have all voted with the majority every time.
-There have now been nine unanimous house votes, the most ever in a single season. The previous record was seven from seasons 12 and 15. Coincidentally (or not), these are the only three seasons to feature four men in the Top 5.
-With the two this week, Victoria will have played in 22 HoH and PoV competitions. Only four other people have ever played in that many.
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