The Telling of Zach
It's quite rare that all the most important action in the house takes place before midnight, but last night it did, and what follows is the transcript and pictures of that.. The Telling of Zach.. I rarely say who I favor, but this season it's pretty easy - I love this cast completely - and it's important to me to give Zach his due by making this report as complete as humanly possible..
What strikes me most is this: At 20 years my junior, Zach is being much more of a grownup about this than I am. ☺ I'll get there.
"Never forget it's just a game."
~Dan Gheesling, as quoted by Zach Rance.
Frankie and Zach
Zach: You're still puttin' her up, right?
Frankie: (long pause) yeah.
Zach: You swear?
Zach: Look at me.
Frankie: I don't swear on anything.
Frankie: I'm not swearing on Anything.
Donny and Zach
It's 8 minutes later, and for Zach, the lack of eye contact from Frankie spoke volumes. He and Donny are playing pool together, and between shots, amid casual conversation, Zach says..
Zach: I'm goin' home this week, Donny.
Donny: Ya think so?
Zach: I think so, yeah. I really think so. Combo.
Donny: I wished I'da won that Veto. I tried my best.
Zach: I know. It's alright though. You win some, you lose some.
Donny: I tried my hardest. I was in the lead for a little while.
Zach: You were. Slow and steady wins the race. Most of the time.
They continue the game..
Donny: You think they're in there plottin' against us.
Zach: I wouldn't doubt it. I just have this feeling.. and if I'm up there next to Cody, I'm definitely goin' home. For sure.
After a few more minutes..
Zach: Yeah, Donny, I think I'm goin' home this week.
Donny: Well don't think like that.
Zach: I don't want to.. but he'd be stupid to send Victoria home.
Donny: She's gonna be like Ginamarie and make it to the final.
Zach: Oh my God.
Zach and Frankie
Frankie: You wanna have sex now?
Zach: Maybe. We'll see after tomorrow.
Frankie: And there's that.
Frankie: I was thinking about saying, "I don't know if there's a saboteur in this house, but I do know that one person has, at one point or another, sabotaged all of our games..."
Frankie: "..and I'm doing this for the good of the house." Good right?
Christine: That's great.
**millions of us, including your sister, would beg to differ.
Christine: That's very great. Very good.
Frankie: God.. The timing is kinda perfect.
Frankie sees Caleb and beckons him into the room.
Frankie: I think I'm gonna say, "I don't know that there's a saboteur in this house, but I do know that this person has sabotaged all of our games at least once since he's been here.."
Frankie: Something like that. I'll come up with a better way of saying it.
Caleb: Oh, are you talking about putting him up?
After brief fishies, Zach is in the bathroom washing his hands.
Talk turns to cookies and acid reflux.. And Frankie and Christine exit too fast for subtlety. Zach makes eye contact with Caleb through the mirror and shakes his head.
Caleb: I'd just make an accusation. I don't know what he's doin'.
Zach: Would you tell me if you knew, though?
Caleb: Would I tell you if you were goin' up?
Caleb: Do you think you're goin' up?
Zach: Would you tell me, or no?
Caleb: I mean, if you asked me, and I knew for sure, I'd say, "Yeah, I think he's gonna put you up." I have no idea. I think it could be Victoria too.
Zach: But do you have a slight doubt in your mind that it's not gonna be Victoria?
Caleb: I have a.. I have a.. A percentage of me says, yeah, he's probably going to, especially after this.. and then you stole the pool ball.
**If you haven't read the Team America Task post, everything is being blamed on Zach..
Zach: SO you think he's going to..
Caleb: If I was him, I would, due to that.
Zach: Really?? Because I hid the cue ball?
Caleb: mm hmm
Caleb: Because of that and after hidin' all that stuff, and then you try to sneak and hide a cue ball?
Zach: mm hmm
Caleb: You were sayin', "Man that was dumb.. If I go home for tryin' to steal a cue ball," but it adds to everything missin' already. For me, and my game, and how I would look at it..
Zach: If you were in Frankie's position, you'd put me up?
Zach: You would?
Caleb: Due to all that, yeah. For my game. At that point, it's for my game and my game only..
Zach: mm hmm
Caleb: Because, if this guy is the saboteur, he's probably got $25-30,000, he just tried to hide the cue ball, he just came out of the DR, where they said, "Hey, try to sabotage the pool. Make em not be able to play pool ever again."
Zach: So I'm goin' home because I stole a cue ball.
Caleb: I don't know if you're goin' home.
Zach: No.. You know I am. You just don't wanna..
Caleb: I have no idea. Zach, I'm the most loyal person in this house. I have no idea if he's puttin' you up.
Zach: Are you votin' me out over Cody?
Zach: But because I stole the cue ball, I'm goin' home..
Caleb: It looks like you're the saboteur.
Moving forward a few minutes...
Zach and Caleb
Zach: (calm, accepting) I know he's puttin' me up. It's all makin' sense to me. I know he's puttin' me up, and I got no chance against Cody. No chance. It's gonna be unanimous, for sure. So..
Caleb: And if you are up against him, probably so.
Zach: Oh, for sure, it's not even gonna be close. I have no chance, cuz.. Victoria and Christine are definitely voting to keep him, and you're votin' to keep him.
Caleb: I want you to know, if that is the fact, it's not based on you. It's based on everything that's happened since day one in this house. Game play is all it is.
Zach: mm hm
Caleb: And Frankie? I'm sure he feels, deep down inside, if you won HoH, you wold probably put him up and one of us other beasts up... because you've went against the grain before. Where's Zach's head? Dude., I don't know. I think he's with us, but he's thrown Christine up before, he's lied to all of us.. I don't know where he's at. Honestly. But.. I think he's with us. But thinkin' in this game could send ya home.
Zach: mm hmm
Caleb: With Frankie bein' in power, just do like I said.. Pull him aside and talk to him. He may...
Zach: I'm gonna try, dude, but at this point, I know I'm goin' home. Ya know?
Caleb: Hey man.. You feel that way? You feel that you're goin' home?
Zach: I mean, you told me you think he's puttin' me up, so..
Zach: Yeah.. He is, He is..
Caleb: Now he hasn't said, "I'm puttin' him up," but from how he's talked, he probably is.
Zach: Damn.. What am I gonna do with my last days here?
Zach: Gimme some ideas.
Zach: Started thinkin' about my speech..
Caleb: (pauses, then) I mean, I wouldn't prepare a speech.. I'd go up there, "I wanna that God for me bein' here. Mom, little broski, dad, love you guys. Obviously, I think this is the end of my road. I've played a good game. I'm glad I'm here with you guys. I've made it firther than a lot of people, and I'm so grateful to be in this house and to have made it as far as I did. Ya know.. If you guys keep me.."
Zach: No. There's no chance. There's no point even like sayin' it.
Caleb: Ok.. Then you just give your goin' out speech. See you guys in the jury, or see you in the finale.
Zach, Frankie, Caleb
Zach, Frankie and Caleb enter the HoH Room. Zach goes to use the bathroom..
Frankie: Beastmode laid down the law..
Caleb: (stealth whispers)
Caleb: I had no idea that you..
Frankie: Caleb, this is a group decision.
Caleb: Oh yeah.
Frankie: Yeah. (Zach comes out of the bathroom) Alright, so explain to me what's going on?
Zach: Before I came to this house, I read a letter by Dan Gheesling...
Frankie: uh huh
Zach: ..to the future BB16 houseguests.. and the one thing he said at the end was, "Don't ever forget that it's just a game."
Zach: Why the f*ck would you waste a week of bein' HoH on Victoria? Someone who is never gonna win a competition, who has no f'in chance of winning, when you can get out Me or Cody? So.. O kinda thought in the back of my mind this whole week that.. Why the f*ck would Frankie put up Victoria and send Victoria home? Yeah, we made the pact, whatever, be the last 6 here..
Zach: ..it's all gravy, but it's starting to come to me.. You're gonna put me up.
Frankie: Well, I'm gonna be totally honest with you. You're the one that gave me the idea. Honestly. I wasn't even thinking about it.
Frankie: I wasn't even thinking about it. And let's also be honest, your name has been tossed to me by every single person in the house since I won the Veto.
Zach: Including Cody?
Zach: And Derrick?
Zach: Ok. Fair enough, dude. It's all good, dude. I don't care. Like, I'm goin' home, I'd rather know..
Frankie: I know! And I was gonna tell you tonight...
Zach: (laughs) No you weren't..
Frankie: I swear to God, I was. (to Caleb) Wasn't I?
Zach: I asked you!
Caleb: He was going to.
Zach: (heated) So then you lied to me!
Caleb: We all collectively came together, and we said it's either Victoria or Zach. At the end of the day, he's the man with the power.
Caleb: He's gonna choose, yes or no.
Frankie: Correct. It was gonna be my decision in the end. Everyone had come to me and said, you know, "Zach has kinda burned all of us at one point or another in this game... His trust is..
Zach: Shot! Shot!
Frankie: ..basically gone." It's just.. The only thing that started it is when we were in this room, tryin' to pick nominations, and you kept talkin' about how I wanted you out 2 weeks ago.
Frankie: ..and I was like, how do I know in 6 weeks, that's not gonna f'in perk in your head?
Frankie: Know what I'm saying? You could be the final HoH.. it could be you, me and Caleb, and you could say, "Yeah, but you wanted me out 7 weeks ago. F*ck you!" Cuz I don't know that you'll ever heal from that.
Frankie: I don't know that you'll ever heal. I obviously have healed. Like, this isn't about last week. Know what I'm saying?
Zach: It's about what's best for your game.
Frankie: It's about what's best my game, and, you know, everyone is kind of on board...
Moving ahead a few minutes..
Zach: It is what is it, bro. I'm gonna get to shake Julie Chen's hand on Thursday.
Frankie: You have played an unbelievable game.
Zach: The fact that you guys still like me!
Frankie: I love you.
Zach: ..is just alone..
Frankie: I have no doubt that if you made it to the end of this game, you'd win.
Zach: Well, Donny and Nicole told me straight up that if I'm there, they're voting for me. I can say that now..
Frankie: Well, I know they're not voting for me.
Zach: If I was in the end, I think there's only 2 that would win over me.. Him (Caleb) and Derrick.
Frankie: I agree. I already know that I'm not getting any votes from the jury.
Frankie: I'm not getting Hayden, I'm not getting Nicole, I'm not getting Jocasta..
Zach: If you guys wanna ask me right now who I'm voting for, you could ask me. If it's you two, I'm gonna go like this (flips an imaginary coin). Heads, Congrats Beastmode. If it's you against Cody, probably you. Derrick over anyone.
Frankie: Yeah, I know.
This conversation is ongoing, if you'd like to see it on flashback.. I'm going to do an Overnight Lite now. See you there soon. ☺