Even without Derrick's help this was a good cast draw for Cody. Obviously Derrick help set the Cody/Memphis thing up. Cody had Nicole from his season, his brother is good friends with Bay/Day, Enzo and Cody both know each other from being East coast guys going to Big Brother events. I'm sure Derrick gave him advice and Cody knows the big alliance can really help you since he did play in 16. Basically the way Cody has been playing is what Derrick has said in every interview he's given about Big brother strategy. The interesting part is Cody wasn't mentioned during all the pre season speculation before they got to sequester.