The first live eviction of Big Brother 16 isn’t until Thursday, but now there’s nothing to do in the house but wait for it. All of the competitions and ceremonies are over and we have our final two nominees of the week.
SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 16 spoilers.
HoH Frankie nominated Brittany and Victoria while HoH Caleb nominated Donny and Paola. Brittany and Victoria won the first Battle of the Block, meaning they’re safe and Frankie is no longer HoH. Donny won the Power of Veto.
Donny saved himself. Joey is the replacement nominee.
Just like that, it looks like the first member of Team America will be evicted before the other two members are even chosen. Though evicting Donny was the original plan, backdooring Joey was always the back-up plan.
It’s probably for the best since Joey has proven to be, perhaps, the worst player ever. Over the weekend she made a house announcement encouraging everyone to go to HoH Caleb and tell him who they wanted to be the replacement nominee. Joey wanted it to be a transparent house vote, basically hoping that Caleb would ask everyone, everyone would give a name, and Caleb would pick that person.
Joey’s campaign for transparency went so far that she went up to Devin and told him she was trying to get him to be the replacement nominee, claiming she had enough support to do it. Yes, she really is THAT bad at the game.
Brittany seems to be the only person who is actually on Joey’s side. Unfortunately for them, there’s an eight-person alliance in charge right now, the Bomb Squad. Members include Caleb, Devin, Frankie, Zach, Cody, Derrick, Amber and Christine. They’re very cocky, but they’re also highly divided with numerous sub-alliances (Frankie/Zach, Frankie/Caleb/Devin, Frankie/Christine, Zach/Cody/Derrick, Caleb/Devin/Amber, Zach/Cody/Derrick/Frankie/Christine).
Joey’s massive incompetence when it comes to how the game is played should get get her evicted over Paola’s general uselessness. Either way, El Quatro is not only dead, but its two founding members are nominated and the dream of having this be a “girl power” season are severely dashed.
It’s also slightly troubling because it’s reminiscent of season 12, when the Saboteur was eliminated first and the Brigade was able to keep the house so congenial all season that no one ever suspected they were together. Let’s just hope that doesn’t happen this year.
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