It looks like it’s a boys club until the end. With “Big Brother’s” finale night just a few days away, the final three houseguests—Victoria Rafaeli, Cody Calafiore, and Derrick Levasseur – are battling it out in the final Head of Household competition of the season. On Friday, Buddy TV posted the results of the second round of the two-parter, and it’s official: A man will be the final HOH.
On Friday, Derrick won the second piece of the competition after going head to head against Victoria Rafaeli. In a memory game, the two finalists had to set up placards of the nominated Season 16 houseguests in chronological order. Derrick finished the competition in 15 minutes while it took Victoria twice the amount of time.
Earlier this week, Cody won the first part of the final HOHH, after holding on to a hang glider for more than an hour while getting doused with water. So now, he’ll battle it out against his “Big Brother” bestie for Part 3 of the competition on the live final Wednesday night.
So what else does this mean for finale night? While a Cody win for Part 3 would mean both boys make it in to the Final 2, a Derrick win isn’t quite as clear cut. The undercover police sergeant is still playing both sides and has promised both Cody and Victoria he’ll take them to the end. Most “Big Brother” fans seem to think it’s a win-win for the smooth talking Derrick Levasseur, and assume that he can beat either of his fellow housemates in the jury vote. Even host Julie Chen told Entertainment Weekly, “Derrick knows either way he wins.”
But while Derrick has played a great social game, Cody’s HOH and Power of Veto wins have been more impressive. And Derrick has actually angered more jury members than he may realize.
After his eviction, “Beast Mode Cowboy” Caleb Reynolds told The Hollywood Reporter that he felt most betrayed by Derrick in the game, despite the fact that Cody Calafiore evicted him. “Honestly, I knew I was leaving so half of [Cody’s] speech I wasn’t even listening to,” Caleb said. “But I did hear [about Derrick’s alliance with Cody] and was like, wow, because Derrick and I have had a final two for a long time. So to hear he had another final two just showed me where his loyalty really lies.”
In addition, if Derrick wins the final HOH and chooses to take his “Hitmen” alliance partner Cody to the Final 2, he may lose Victoria’s vote. While she still seems sure he has her back, her sweet attitude will likely change if he stabs her in the back on finale night.
The 90-minute “Big Brother” finale airs on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 9:30 p.m. EET on CBS.