It is getting hard for me the next Sunday is going to be the grand finale of Bigg Boss 16 but as of now let’s see what the top 6 finalists are doing. The house is filled with equal amounts of fun and drama. From Shekhar Suman entering the house in flesh and blood but not on a TV Screen to the last ration task of the finale getting cancelled because of Archana Gautam, this episode was worth watching. To get a gist of the episode, read Bigg Boss 16 Day 126 Promo here. My heart is at peace now after seeing Nimirt Kaur Ahluwalia and Priyanka Chahar Choudhary cooking in a task together and that too without any fight. Continue to read the juicy details.

Archana wants to clean bathroom duties for Shiv Thakare as his eye is still swollen, but Shiv politely declines her offer. The situation leads to a bit of lighthearted laughter from Shalin Bhanot and Nimrit, who find it amusing that Archana is trying to make up for past mistakes at the end of the season. Looks like the house is now officially divided between mandali and non-mandali members, with both sides considering spending time together in the last days of Bigg Boss 16.

The last “Bigg Bulletin” with Shekhar Suman comes in a touch with an awards show and adds excitement. Archana is awarded “Kitchen Queen” for her control over the kitchen. Shalin is awarded “Dholak” for being constantly criticized. Priyanka gets “Tang Adana” in the shape of a leg. Shiv and MC Stan receive “Dosti” for their unbreakable friendship. Nimrit is crowned “Captain” for her opportunities as captain throughout the show. Shekhar enters the house to meet his beloved contestants showering his love and inspiring words.

The climax of the episode was the final ration challenge of the Bigg Boss 16 house which didn’t end smoothly, where the housemates had to rank each other based on their performance in the show. Each rank was assigned a bag of rations to be consumed in the last week of the show. Archana and Shalin voted for Nimrit to occupy the lowest rank, but she retorted saying she had been an active participant in the house. Priyanka chose MC Stan, while Shiv picked Shalin, citing his lack of authenticity. Shalin accepted his fate and took the last rank.

As the final week’s ration task, tensions rise as Archana argues for Nimrit to take the fifth rank. This quickly devolves into a heated dispute as Archana accuses Nimrit of not playing the game independently, despite being told so by her father. Shalin adds fuel to the fire by also supporting Archana’s stance. Archana’s accusations become more pointed, mentioning the multiple wake-up calls Nimrit has received. Just when things couldn’t get any more intense, Shiv drops a bombshell by naming Nimrit as the player who is least involved, leaving me flabbergasted. A disheartened Nimrit reluctantly takes her place on the fifth rank.

Tensions reach a boiling point as Archana staunchly insists on MC Stan’s placement. Shiv and Shalin engage in a heated argument, with Shiv once again calling out Shalin’s authenticity and lack of self-respect. Meanwhile, Shiv, Nimrit, and MC Stan vouch for Archana, alleging that she puts on a show for the cameras. Archana, however, refuses to comply, refusing to take the fourth rank despite her significant involvement in the show from the start. This causes a rift between her and Priyanka, who tries to reason with her that it’s a ration task and enough tasks have already been cancelled. In the end, Bigg Boss announces that the final ration task is cancelled due to Archana’s obstinance. To compensate, the contestants are given the common ration from rank seven. Priyanka becomes furious with Archana, as this marks the third time the contestants will face hunger in the final week.

As the argument continues, old wounds are re-opened and long-standing friendships are tested. Priyanka and Nimrit scold Archana for her stubbornness and refusal to eat food made by her former best friend. Meanwhile, the men are consumed by their own battles, with Shiv and Shalin reigniting their fiery feud. Shiv accuses Shalin of being fake and showing off his wealth, referring to him as a “5-year-old kid.” The two trade insults, each defending their honour. Meanwhile, the two factions in the house, the “mandali” and the “non-mandali,” are at odds with each other. Shiv believes that Shalin only sought his support, while Shalin feels that Shiv believes everyone is intimidated by him.

In a twist of fate, Bigg Boss presents the housemates with a culinary challenge, tasking Nimrit and Archana with creating three delicious Chinese dishes for the others to enjoy. The contestants joke about the irony of the situation, with the person who caused them to go hungry now having the privilege of savouring the special Chinese food. As Nimrit and Priyanka work together in the kitchen, I couldn’t help but smile at the rare moment of unity between the two former best friends. The dishes are a hit, with Archana relishing every bite.

The season has got more interesting than ever and I can’t wait to see what’s how the first day of the last week starts. Stay tuned for more updates and gossip.