The Power of Veto has been used eight times on Big Brother 16, and five of those times, the replacement nominee was evicted. This week, with Caleb in control, will another replacement nominee get the boot?

SPOILER WARNING: This article contains Big Brother 16 spoilers.

Christine won the Power of Veto.

Christine saved herself. Victoria is the replacement nominee.

Like the last three weeks, the decision has already been made and Nicole will be evicted. Again. Victoria is so useless in competitions that there’s no reason to evict her, which could start to become a real problem for the Bomb Squad in the next few weeks.

There was a lot of talk and debate on Sunday night about making a big move and backdooring Frankie because he’s a competition beast, sneaky and he’s perceived as a big threat to win the game, but it didn’t happen. Caleb wrestled with the decision for a long time, going back and forth while talking all night to Cody and Derrick. Cody seemed to push hard for Frankie to go, with Derrick wavering in the middle, but eventually leaning towards taking out Frankie as well. But for some reason, Caleb believes that Frankie will stay true to the Final 4 deal between the four boys.

There was a lot of excitement and drama on Sunday, but it was all for nothing. I don’t even know why I get my hopes up, because it’s the same story every week. People TALK about making big moves, but then they go with the easy choice.

After the PoV ceremony, Nicole complained to Victoria about how predictable everything is, how no one makes big moves and how Caleb has obviously never seen the show. Basically, she’s saying the same things we are.


-This is Victoria’s fifth nomination. She is one of only 17 HGs to be nominated that many times in one season, a list that also includes Donny and Nicole.

-Derrick has now survived 11 rounds of nominations without ever going on the block, a new record.

-Derrick is only the 13th HG to make it to the Top 6 without ever being nominated. And it has only happened four times since season 6, most recently with Ian Terry. Only six people have ever made it to the Top 5 without being nominated, and no one has done it since April Lewis in season 6.

-Christine, Derrick and Frankie have all made it to 11 votes without ever being eligible to get evicted. Only five other people have ever done this: season 5 winner Drew Daniel, season 7’s Janelle Pierzina, season 14’s Shane Meaney and Ian Terry and season 15’s McCrae Olson.

-This will end Victoria’s streak of voting 10 times in a row. This will be the 10th vote for both Christine and Derrick, meaning they join Victoria, season 6’s Ivette and season 15’s Andy, GinaMarie and McCrae as the only HGs to vote 10 times in a single season.

-This will be Derrick’s eighth consecutive time voting for eviction. Only seven other people have ever voted that many times in a row, including Victoria this year.

-This is going to be the third season in a row with at least four men in the Top 6. It also happened in seasons 10 and 12.

-If Nicole is evicted with a 4-0 vote, it will be the eighth unanimous vote of the season, an all-time record. It will also mark the first time ever that everyone in the Top 6 reached that point without ever having a single eviction vote cast against them.

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