'Big Brother' houseguests evict Devin Shepherd via unanimous vote
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 07/18/2014
Big Brother evicted Devin Shepherd from the house during Thursday night's eleventh broadcast of the show's sixteenth season on CBS.
Devin, a 26-year-old former professional baseball player and motorcycle sales manager from Santa Barbara, CA, who currently resides in San Antonio, TX, was evicted from the Big Brother house instead of Caleb Reynolds, a 26-year-old adventure hunting guide from Dallas, TX, who currently resides in Hopkinsville, KY, via a unanimous 11-0 vote.
Leading up to Devin's eviction, Cody Calafiore talked to Donny Thompson about how Caleb Reynolds, who had been on the chopping block alongside Devin, was a liability.
The guys believed Caleb was a beast and his game was "blurred" by his feelings for Amber Borzotra, as he wasn't making smart decisions. Cody also felt he was "catching heat" from Caleb and it was making him uncomfortable. Cody and Amber have a close friendship Caleb is jealous of, and it seems like Amber may even have a crush on Cody.
Derrick Levasseur, the week's Head of Household, agreed Caleb was thinking with his heart. Caleb thought he had the Bomb Squad alliance on his side but he clearly didn't.
Meanwhile, Cody thought Devin was a good person who just "got caught up in the craziness of the game." Zach Rance thought it'd be a good idea to get Caleb out now because he was already on the block and Devin was alone in the house, meaning he had no one working with him.
Frankie Grande got onboard with that, and Derrick also liked the idea that as long as Devin was in the house, Devin would always be the target before him.
Before the vote, Caleb said he had never been a "backstabber, liar or cheater" unlike Devin. Devin argued that if he had a chance to do things over, he'd do things differently. He also threw Caleb under the bus for being so wrapped up in Amber and said he had "admitted his faults and righted his wrongs." Devin insisted he'd carry anyone in the house all the way to the end.
The episode concluded with the houseguests -- minus Derrick, who as the outgoing HoH, was deemed ineligible to participate -- competing in a graveyard-themed HoH competition. Six teams of two were chosen at random, and the winning duo will be crowned the next two HoH's. The results of the competition will be revealed on Sunday night.