When you think about it it’s actually pretty disgusting that Caleb can matter-of-factly tell a very racist story yesterday, and today, matter-of-factly insist he has a racist tattoo on his scalp, and nothing will happen. For all the talk of how much last season changed things, some things never change.
i may not like nicole much but i’m growing respect for her in this game
some ppl need to be able to sit down and acknowledge when one of your least faves is at least playing a good game.
If she goes through with her plan, I’ll definitely have more respect for her game. It’s when people talk about her being a power player and how she’s so much better than your faves, etc. etc. that I step back. This happened the last time she was HOH - there was all this hype about how great she was and how much better she was than Amber or this person or that person. Then the next week she was back to Hayden Hayden Hayden 24/7, and talking about hating the other women.
Nicole replacing Zach as “the only hope for a powershift” is what I live for.
Last week y’all stanned for Zach so hard to make a big move and all he did was tell amber that she doesn’t have the right to not want to date Caleb.
I don’t really see the power shift. The main power in the house is Derrick. Nicole wants to work with Derrick. Derrick will still have control over her and the other players after this week, whoever goes.
Nicole and Donny surrendered the chance at a power shift with their nominations this week.
I’m also not sure how many people thought Zach was going to make a move. He always made it clear that his plans were to backdoor Amber or Caleb. He put Christine up, which was more interesting than what’s happened since, but he never gave an indication of going against his alliance.
Just as Nicole hasn’t.
But evicting Zach/Frankie over someone who they have been planning to evict (Caleb) or the outsiders Hayden/Donny/Victoria is obviously a shift in power. Just because they aren’t getting out the most powerful person doesn’t mean power is shifting because if Derrick was in power one of the outsiders would be going. So indeed, Nicole saying she wants frankie gone and will nominate him is indeed a power shift.
And the entire tag was like “OMG! what if pov isnt used and christine loses botb omg!!” And that’s why I said “y’all stanned for Zach” instead of “Zach said he was going to do ___”.
Saying something and doing it are very different things. If she does it, then that’s a good move for her, but she’s just reinforcing the current power structure, as Derrick has no problem letting Frankie go.
She has been HOH twice and both times she has catered to Derrick. Derrick has the power and the rest of the house molds itself to him. For now at least.
I mostly remember comments from people who said they thought Zach was entertaining as HOH, but I’m sure I missed some.
Personally, I never thought he was going to change anything, and I don’t think Nicole will change anything either. She has gotten this far by going along to get along, and points to her, she will be around for some time because of this. But Derrick controls her fate in the game, and just like Zach, she seems more than fine with this.
We’ll haven’t we strayed from the main point of the original post which is people put false hope into Zach and all he did was be a douche.
And now Nicole is actually doing something that is going against the detonators. (Or at least two members in it, frankie more so than zach). The point was Zach did nothing, and got a bunch of support, when it was just Amber sent home, and this week someone like Frankie who actually has power in the house is going home because of Nicole, regardless if derrick supports this or not.
You might not see the power shift, but I do.
To me, Zach was doing what was good for his game (Amber wanted him out, made this clear to the house, and was a comp threat). Nicole is doing what is good for her game. I had no false hope for Zach and I didn’t see any other posts expecting him to do anything other than stir the pot and get out one of his main targets. But I’m sure there were some I didn’t see.
My main point was that I just can’t see either of them as some type of power player. I never called Zach such and I never saw that many Zach fans calling him such. Most I’ve seen enjoy his humor or relationships in the house, but know he isn’t a good player.
I guess that’s where we can agree to disagree. If you think this is a moment of hypocrisy from Zach fans, I will respect your opinion. I can only give my opinion, which is that I don’t see a power player when I look at Zack or at Nicole, and I can’t say “gotcha” when I had zero hope that Zach was ever going to go after Derrick or his grip on the house. Others will feel differently.
Bonus Pat on the Back from Jared:
pettycoatts replied to your post “Just curious - how many of you genuinely believe Frankie would be…”
I’m pretty sure it’s looking like Zach will go first, then unless Frankie wins HOH, Frankie will follow immediately after
I’d be surprised if they don’t give Frankie the answers for that HOH.
I really am cynical.