July 24, 2014

Big Brother 16: The Detonators Come Into Power

7/24/2014 Posted by Mel Got Served , , No comments
Big Brother 16
Week 4

Our new week of Big Brother picks up with last week's cliffhanger of the hell themed egg navigating task. This is a good challenge, however, if you like puns such as "This challenge is for the birds!" "Egg-stra careful!" and "Egg her on!" Brittany and Jocasta have an early lead but only move one egg at a time. Zach and Amber are also killing it, seemingly close to victory.  But Frankie and Cody wisely put two eggs into play at all time, which allows them to catch up, pass, and win the HOH competition. Looks like we'll know exactly what to EGG-PECT this week.

A group of five former Bomb Squad members come together and become The Detonators, a tight group of Derrick, Frankie, Cody, Zach, and Christine for a final five deal. It's solidified with a "handshake" of turning keys in the ignition, obviosuly not understanding that usually detonating is pushing down upon a handle. Watch some Looney Tunes you goons! Detonators and Team America members Derrick and Cody decide to fulfill this weej's task of nominating a physical threat with the best cop out, which is that Amber is the biggest female physical threat. They'll put her on the block alongside the three female outsiders: Brittany, Jocasta, and Victoria. Frankie is able to get Caleb on board with the plan to nominate her Amber with his feelings of pure jealously due to a shut HOH room door for private Amber/Cody time. Amber doesn't get why she has to be the pawn, suggesting Christine or a strong guy. Sorry Amber but The Detonators are in full force and Christine is the exact opposite of physical threat. Team America's gots to get paid!

Nominations officially happen after forever of filler (Cody has a mancrush on Zach Efron). Cody nominates Brittany and Victoria, who no one cares about or wants to share a bed with. Frankie nominates Jocasta and Amber, making sure to call her a physical threat to get that Team America cash. Brittany is mostly offended by the notion that she would be viewed on the same low level as Victoria, I guess not remembering that she wasn't very positive to HOH Cody and implied he would nominate the women who didn't grovel to him. Amber is tired of being the pawn and approaches Christine about forming a girl's alliance to start getting the guys out (nothing happens).

The Battle of the Block gets transformed into a giant chess board, surrounded by a kingdom with ships and apparently body glitter for the shirtless HOHs. To play, you have to navigate around the board like a knight in chess (L shape). Where the player lands becomes inactive, so the goal is to not knock yourself by running out of places to move. Jocasta boxes herself in, leaving Amber stuck alone to fend for both of their safety. Soon Brittany is out, and eventually Victoria. Jocasta starts her terrifying shaky cry that borders on speaking in tongues again from being saved. Frankie is dethroned as HOH and tarred and feathered in the process. But why must you mess up the body glitter?!

Creeping Caleb doesn't like Amber hanging around Cody so stares at them awkwardly for awhile while more people in the room cackle at this weird moment. Caleb feels Cody is violating bro code, so Zach reports back all this immediately and they have a Caleb bitchfest. Caleb is outside bitching about Cody, about Amber not worshipping the group he walks on for getting nomianted for her, and other nonsense. Luckily he's moaning to Brittany, who likes to complain about being a target, never being able to save herself, and how she deserves to be here more than Victoria who is a waste of a houseguest. Brittany likes having Caleb as a possible ally on her side, so she selects him as her Houseguest's Choice for the veto competition. But when Caleb starts telling Cody how Brittany deserves to stay over Victoria, it's red flags galore for HOH Cody.

Dressed in a really open referee's shirt, veto host Frankie corrals the houseguests into the backyard for a soccer themed veto competition. Competing in the "BB Cup" are Derrick, Brittany, Victoria, Zach, Nicole, and Caleb, who learn first that Germany won the World Cup (no one cares). To play, each HG launches a soccer ball off of a terrifying paper mache lower body, aiming at numbered targets and the player with the lowest score each round claims a trophy with a prize. As more players are eliminated, prizes can be stolen and traded so this means... unitard time! Actual soccer experience is a hindrance for Cody and his prize is the veto, but surely that won't remain his because DUH. Lots of rounds pass but it boggles everyone's mind when Victoria wins the veto because Caleb doesn't take the veto from Victoria and opts for cash instead. Other prizes: Cody gets 24 hours of penalty kicks in the butt, Zach wins a trip to Germany, Brittany has to score 2,400 soccer goals in 24 hours (and she's pissed Nicole gave her this), Caleb wins $5,000, and Nicole must wear the "Germitard." 

What's a Germitard? Why a unitard decorated like lederhosen, complete with a beer stein and bratwurst. That's nothing compared to Brittany's punishment, kicking what seems like infinite soccer goals which must be torture to her toes and feet (she's losing a toenail - super gross). But Brittany's not a quitter, so even though she knows she's basically screwed in this house she succeeds in her goal kicking challenge. Cody's is far more amusing, watching him take ten kicks to the butt every time a whistle blows at all hours of the day. But the shoe kicking in the butt is pretty fly, so I mean, it's with style at least.

Post-veto, the bros are made that Cody has to get more blood on his hands as HOH instead of Caleb stepping up to let the nominees remain the same. Cody's so irritated with Caleb at this point that he'd love to put him on the block, except Caleb's still a number for their side and him on the block would guarantee him going home. We know this because everyone talks about their disdain for Caleb. Derrick, clearly the best player, thinks Donny knows the better choice for replacement nominee is well liked, guaranteed to stay Donny because eventough Caleb sucks, he's a number for their side. Donny encourages Cody to play his own game but won't hold it against Cody if he's nominated, which leads to Cody shaking hands and telling Donny he won't put him on the block. Cody declares to his alliance that he is putting Caleb on the block, which send Frankie and Derrick into damage control mode yet again. Derrick reminds Cody that Brittany is coming for them and she has to go, even if Caleb did screw them over. At the veto ceremony, Cody goes back on his word to Donny and names him the replacement nominee. Oh Cody. Your dreaminess can't help you out of this one.

Donny is slightly surprised he's nominated and Brittany is sad she has to campaign against a friend. Cody mopes and regrets going back on his word, but his alliance supports the move. Donny is assured by everyone that he's totally safe this week but pawns are always screwed in this game so he's weary (but this week, trust me, Donny doesn't have to worry). Brittany tries to campaign and thinks Caleb has influence in the house, which is laughable since 80% of his waking day is dreaming up ideas for the perfect date with Amber. The game takes a pause though as they come together to grieve with Frankie, who learns via letter that his grandfather passed away.

Filler of the week includes the residents of Ubly, Michigan commenting on the barely showmance of Nicole and Hayden. Highlight is a little girl saying Hayden is weird because he tries to "make sex" with Nicole. Julie Chen informs the houseguests that the Have Nots for the next week are the four laziest people according to the activity trackers they've been product placement tasked to wear: Nicole, Caleb, Christine, and Derrick. She returns to begin the live voting where, despite a long, pleading speech, Brittany is evicted by a unanimous vote. Looking gorgeous, Brittany tells Julie that people are voting like weaklings and following the strong. She acknowledges her and the other outsiders started playing too late, setting them back from making alliances. Also her feet are nasty from the soccer challenge. But at least her very blond kids are there to hug her upon her exit.

The backyard is given a wild west saloon theme for the HOH competition, "Country Hits." It's the trivia challenge to identify what challenge the abysmal song is describing, knocking each other out in head-to-head face offs. The country songs are irritating to hear, but I hate that kind of twang. After many rounds, and a lot of trust, Derrick throws HOH to Frankie so he can get a picture of his grandfather. Zach beats Christine in the final round, making him the other HOH - Zankie's gonna be HOH buddies! But Frankie and Team America have one more lame mission: to get to houseguests to have an argument at the nomination or veto ceremony. Ugh, Team America is dumb.