So, obviously, if you haven’t seen the finale of Big Brother yet, read no further. Because this entire post is going to be spoiler. In fact, I’m writing it as I watch the show, so please excuse any typos. I’m just trying to keep up.
Before the show actually begins, allow me to make me predictions — Cody wins the final HoH. Cody evicts Victoria. Derrick wins the game by a vote of 8-1. America’s favorite player goes to Frankie. (Bleh!)
Before the show began, we got a live commercial for it during Survivor. We got to see Donny sitting back stage. He smiled and gave everyone that patented Donny wave. Is it just me or do you sometimes want to wave back whenever you see Donny wave? I’m actually really surprised that Julie didn’t talk to Frankie during the commercial.
8:31 pm — And we’ve begun! Julie just said that this was the most “twisted summer” in Big Brother history. Uhmm, no, Julie. It really wasn’t. Now, they’re doing a recap — which might as well be called, How Derrick Ran The House.
8:34 pm — And again, we see that stupid clip of Zach yelling about Frankie playing for charity.
8:36 pm — Watching the opening credits of Big Brother 16 for the final time and thinking, “Thank God I don’t have to see any of these jerks every again…”
8:38 pm — And they are now showing the first part of the HoH competition. I already know that Cody is going to win this and Victoria is going to fall first so, instead of concentrating on that, I’m going to comment on something that Julie said when she introduced the final three. In her snarky way, Julie said, “Victoria floated her way to the final three.” You know what? Being a floater is a totally legitimate strategy and if it works, it works! This whole anti-floater thing was started by Rachel Reilly, who — let’s be honest — only won Big Brother because her second season was pretty much set up for her to win.
8:42 — Yay! Julie just introduced Dr. Will Kirby! Now that’s a player!
8:45 — Cody has a good-looking family.
8:46 — We’re now watching the second HoH competition, which has an ancient Egyptian theme. If I remember correctly, it took production forever to build the sets for this comp and you can really see why. The set looks good and the comp looks like a lot of fun. Of course, we already know that Derrick is going to win.
8:51 — Dr. Will is talking to the jury. The jury all says that they’re expecting Caleb to the be the next juror and yes, he is. “Woooow,” Frankie says while shaking his head. Jocasta is telling Caleb that he shouldn’t have gotten rid of Frankie. Frankie is whining. Caleb is arguing with Frankie. I’m over both of them. Shut up, Frankie. Shut up, Beast Mode.
Best of all, Dr. Will is over them as well. He just interrupted their fight to say, “Guys, this is fascinating but let’s move on.”
Frankie just brought up his dead grandfather so it’s time to play the BB16 drinking game and get drunk.
Jocasta is upset because Derrick “fake prayed” with her. Jocasta’s problem is that she thinks she’s more interesting than she actually is. However, that’s kind of the problem that the entire jury has.
Oh my GOD! Jocasta is not wearing a bowtie.
The jury has agreed that Derrick is a good player. They all like Cody. They all hate Victoria. And Dr. Will just pointed out that the jury is all in the jury house and Victoria is still in the house. What I love about this is how little respect Dr. Will has for any of these jurors.
Both Jocasta and Caleb just said that they would vote for Victoria if she makes it to the final two.
I always take these jury conversations with a grain of salt. Obviously, they have to make it sound like anyone could win the game. But I think that Derrick is pretty much guaranteed a win here.
9:05 pm — Derrick and Cody just competed in the third part of the HoH competition and Cody won! It was a close competition and Derrick and Cody were tied for most of it. So, in the end, they had to guess a number and Cody’s guess was the closet.
9:12 pm — Apparently, Frankie Grande is going to be a guest on The Talk tomorrow. Come on, CBS — haven’t you forced that guy on us enough?
9:14 pm — Cody evicts Victoria, which pretty much guarantees Derrick his victory. Victoria goes outside and everyone cheers for her and I imagine Christine’s heart is breaking a little as she realizes that she’s the only one who is going to get booed this season.
I think I just spotted Ariana sitting out in the audience.
9:20 pm — Here come the jurors. Zach, Donny, and Nicole got a lot of applause. The applause for Frankie was kinda lukewarm. Julie is explaining how the voting works and also says that the jurors will get to ask three questions for each finalist.
Christine asks Derrick if he’s responsible for sending all of this home. Derrick says that he always had influence and it’s the right answer. That’s how you win the damn game. You send people home.
Frankie asks Cody if he was just Derrick’s puppet. Frankie seems nervous tonight. Cody’s answer is a bit snarky towards Frankie, as he basically says that he’s responsible for getting Frankie kicked out of the house. Julie sounds a little bit shocked as she says, “Okay….”
Sometimes, I wish Julie would just be quiet. Her responses always tend to remind me of the fact that she doesn’t really pay much attention to the show.
Caleb asked Derrick if he used his family to manipulate the jurors. Hayden asks Cody what his biggest move was. I missed the answers because I was busy complaining about Julie.
Nicole asks Derrick why he deserves to win over Cody. Derrick might as well just say, “Because I do,” but instead he mentions that he go through the entire game without ever being nominated.
Donny asks Cody why he should win over Derrick. Cody says that his social game as responsible for taking him and Derrick to the end.
“Alright,” Julie says.
Victoria asks Derrick if his plan was to remain loyal to the Hitmen over her. Derrick says that Victoria will always be his friend.
Both Derrick and Cody handled the jury well. The jury really didn’t seem all that bitter either. I have a feeling that this is going to be either an 8-1 or a 7-2 victory for Derrick. Christine and Donny might vote for Cody.
9:30 pm — Final speech time! Cody goes first and he’s making a case that he was more than just a puppet. Derrick points out that he was never once nominated. Both of them gave pretty good speeches I think. At this point, I’d like to point out that I predicted, before this season began, that Cody would make it to the finale.
Of course, that was mostly because he was hot.
Everyone’s voting. Jocasta says, “Hi” and mentions the fake praying. Just cast your vote and shut up, Jocasta. Hayden votes. “Zack Attack, you’re up!” Julie says. Zack says the Rhode Island is where his heart is at. Julie goes, “Don’t reveal your vote.”
Donny makes a comment about skittles as he votes. It goes over Julie’s head.
Nicole votes and tells them they both did a great job as she votes.
Christine votes. The audience does not boo.
Frankie sighs dramatically as he votes. He tells Cody that he’s had better. You’re recycling material, Grande.
Caleb votes and says both Derrick and Cody owe it all to the bomb squad. Audience gasps at the bitterness.
Victoria votes for the person who has remained loyal to her since “day one in this game.”
I predict that Derrick is going to win on a 9-0 vote.
9:41 — The first few HGs to be voted out are on the stage now — people like Devin, Amber, Brittany, Joey, and others. Julie introduces them but she doesn’t actually talk to them. That’s weird.
Julie tells the jurors about Team America. I’m over Team America.
Team America flashback montage is just going on and on.
9:46 — Derrick reveals that he’s a cop. Frankie starts jumping up and down because he figured it out. Can we just hurry up and reveal the damn votes?
9:50 — And then the votes are revealed and Derrick wins Big Brother 16 on a vote of 7-2! To my shock, Jocasta and Donny both voted for Cody but everyone else voted for Derrick!
9:55 — Now, what we’ve all been waiting for! It’s time to reveal America’s Favorite Player. 10 million votes were cast and the top three were … Zach, Nicole, and Donny! (So much for that whole idea that Ariana’s tween fans would all vote for Frankie.) And with 50% of the vote, Donny wins! YAY! Donny wasn’t much of a player but it’s still nice to see a nice guy win something!
Well, that’s it! Another season is over! It wasn’t the easiest season to get through but we made it! Remember, to keep the Big-Brother-Blog.com bookmarked because I’ll probably be posting recaps of The Amazing Race and Survivor here (or, at least, I will until Bill gets the new Survivor site set up.)
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Lisa Marie Bowman