UPDATE: Yep, Jocasta was evicted, but at least Donny and Hayden voted to keep her, and at least she will be going to jury. It wasn't unanimous. The ones who tried to save Jocasta and vote out Zach were blindsided. Sad face.
The bow-tie minister better start praying! Jocasta Odom — who has been nominated more times than Meryl Streep — looks like she’ll end up the sixth person evicted from Big Brother 16 on tonight’s (Thursday, August 7) Week 6 live show.
It wasn’t going to be this way just 24 hours ago.
Nicole Franzel is the first Head of Household of the Week 6 double elimination, and her original plan was to put up Jocasta and Zach Rance, but backdoor Frankie Grande. But when Christine Brecht won the Power of Veto, she kept Nicole’s nominations the same. Christine’s hope was for Zach to leave, and that was the plan for the whole house (without Zach’s knowledge), until late last night. Caleb Reynolds, aka Beast Mode Cowboy, somehow convinced everyone to keep Zach, since he’s a number for them.
There’s a scent of production manipulation to the whole thing, since Zach — and especially "Zankie," a showmance that dies and is reborn every week whenever Frankie stops betraying Zach — is very popular. And people keep getting called into the Diary Room ... for what? Suggestions to keep Zach? Zach loves to insult the girls in the house — including strong competitor Amber last week, plus "Fruit Loop Dingus" Nicole and "floater" Christine — even though he’s really no better at comps than Victoria Rafaeli. But the kid has 10 lives. While he was sleeping, Caleb, Derrick and company worked to save him. And you know Frankie will take credit for the whole thing, even if Frankie was more than on board with stabbing his friend in the back.
So now the house is planning to blindside Jocasta, which is a yawn, but she is a floater. She’s a nice floater though, unlike Zach, but Zach is more entertaining. That tends to win on reality TV.
The plan could change again by tonight, but it looks like Nicole, Hayden Voss, and Donny Thompson will be blindsided. Jocasta is Donny’s closest ally, so he may end up heartbroken. Victoria is pretty much under Derrick Levasseur’s wing, so she’s probably protected for longer than Donny (Frankie’s main target), and Hayden/Nicole.
Follow the action here to see what happens tonight. Don’t forget that there’s a double elimination after Jocasta or Zach. Who will it be? Who would you like to see leave next?
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