Caleb Reynolds — the delusional “beast mode cowboy” who loves/hates/loves/hates/ is obsessed with Amber Borzotra— almost found his way back on the block on Big Brother 16, Week 4.
He was so close! They say you should always expect the unexpected, but this week the BB motto was just a big tease. For a minute there, it looked like Head of Household Cody Calafiore might have the guts to put up Caleb, since Caleb has made Cody’s life in the house very uncomfortable. (Anytime Cody is around Amber, creepy Caleb gives him the death stare.)
Cody ended up Week 4 HOH when Frankie Grande was dethroned. Cody’s nominees were Brittany Martinez and Victoria Rafaeli, with Brittany as the target. Victoria won POV — and Caleb didn’t even try to win, which Cody noted and deeply disliked. Caleb gave up his shot for $5,000, which Cody thought was selfish and not helpful to the alliance.
The plan was still to replace Victoria with Donny Thompson, right up until Monday afternoon, right before the POV ceremony. At the last minute, Cody changed his mind. Then changed it back.
Caleb had actually volunteered to go on the block at one point, assuming he’d be safe against Brittany. Zach also pushed for Caleb to go up. Cody ultimately decided putting Donny up would be wrong, since he trusts Donny and he does not trust Caleb. He told Donny he would be safe. But then Cody changed his mind again — or, rather, he had his mind changed for him by Derrick Levasseur and Frankie. Cody is not playing his own game.
So Caleb will live until at least Week 5, giving him more chances to drive everyone in the house insane with more Amber talk. And with Caleb safe, that means Brittany will probably go home, with Donny as a big target next week, and Jocasta, Victoria, and Amber looking in danger too. Maybe Zach as well, depending on who is the next HOH.
Are you disappointed that Cody didn't put up Caleb? Was it a cowardly move or a smart move for Cody's long-term game?