Wow – what a week! Usually the first week is a little dry as people are trying to get to know each other – but with the returning players coming in & the twists this season for Big Brother 18, it was GAME ON from day 1! I am loving the BB Roadkill addition to this season because it gives more power to people that are not HoH. Hopefully it does not go the way of last season’s BB Takeover anytime soon – since this twist is actually good!
It’s Day 14 inside the Big Brother house, and we have already had our first eviction. Poor Glenn, I guess I was wrong about him making it to the final 3 in my preseason predictions. But he is not back in the real world yet, so we will see him (or another evicted HG) coming back. It would just suck if they wait too long, and Glenn has to sit in sequester for weeks & then NOT make it back in. We can speculate all we want.. BUT FIRST… let’s get to the Bacon / Tofu rankings for Week 1
(Remember: these rankings are based on gameplay and game related actions & words – all the extra stuff they talked about on the feeds that do not relate to the game are not included.)
Frank Eudy- 5 Strips of Bacon – I am not a huge fan of the mixed casts – but Frank was a player I rooted for on Season 14 – and he has come back a little smarter. His social game is good – as he is not just talking to one person. He is making side allies – and winning the first BB Roadkill challenge – then putting up Paul as another nominee was a smart move.
Paul Abrahamian – 4 Strips of Bacon – as with my preseason prediction of Paul, I am giving him way too much credit because of his Heavy Metal background & killer beard. But when you are on the block and you win the Veto – you will always get Bacon from me!
Nicole Franzel – 3 Strips of Bacon – Despite “The Freakazoids” losing the first 3 challenges, Nicole still ended up with the power of HoH. Her “wishy washy” act this time around is just that, an act. She really wanted the HoH but did not want the other people on her team to know she wanted it. She was also critical in forming the 8pack alliance – learning form her mistake last time, and not being part of the Bomb Squad.
Victor Arroyo – 2 strips of Bacon – Victor single handed won the first competition of the summer keeping him & the rest of Team Unicorn (dunt dunt dah!) safe for the first 2 evictions. The rest of his game has been pretty bad. Sure – he has a solid alliance of him, Jozea, and Paul – but they are also setting themselves up to be the early targets. I did want to give Victor an extra strip of bacon for taking off his shirt in the middle of his conversation with Nicole – but took it away because while doing so – he also outed his alliance’s plans.
Da’Vonne Rogers – 2 strips of Bacon – of all the returnees, she is the only one to not make it to at least jury last time. Her mouth got her in a lot of trouble last year – but with this group of loudmouths, she has learned from her & their mistakes and listens more than talks. She gets info, or gets others to get info, and brings it back to her group. With “meat shields” & enamored newbies, she is poised to go far. BUT – will she be able to bite her tongue long enough???
Zakiyah Everette & Michelle Meyer – 1 strip of Bacon to share – These 2 superfans did not learn from previous season player’s mistakes – knowingly & willingly teamed up with the Vets. Sure – this puts them in the early majority and will keep them safe for a little while. Will they turn on the vets before the vets turn on them? We’ll see.
Now on to the Tofu earners this week on Big Brother 18.