Diary Room: Adam Poch’s Player Rankings: Big Brother 18 – Week 10| August 31, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT
Big Brother 18 will be remembered as the season of “Zombie Victor.” This kid has been through the wringer – evicted twice, battled his way back into the house twice – and for some reason comes back safer & in a better spot then when he left both times. While some HG’s & fans think this is unfair – I find it quite comedic.
This is the perfect scenario for why I always laugh at players preseason interviews. They always say they will do this / that – but the twists and turns dictate the way to play each season. In a season of returning players, Victor joins Boogie & Janelle as the only 3 time players.
There are just a few weeks left in the game, and going forward everyone plays for the Veto each week, so there is no more true backdoor options left. If someone is going to win this game, they will have to win a few more comps along the way, BUT FIRST… let’s see how everyone did this week.
Nicole Franzel – 5 strips of Bacon – from the outhouse to the Penthouse – Nicole was last weeks Tofurkey winner, but she stepped up her game big time this week by winning HoH & Veto. First she convinced James to drop in a wall comp – which he has owned in his 2 seasons. Then she kept her word & did not nominate James & Natalie. By putting up Paul, who she is secretly working with, she is keeping some uncertainty among them. After veto, keeping the noms the same, keeps James & Natalie thinking Paul is the easier target.
Thursday night’s show should be interesting if Nicole does not tell Michelle she is leaving, and has to be the tie-break vote. With Paul & Victor hell bent on getting James & Natalie out, and Vice Versa – Nicole may have kept her & Corey safe for the next 2 weeks. BUT, if Nicole makes it to the end, will the jury respect her? She needs to get there first – but I still think they are pretty bitter towards her.
Victor Arroyo – 4 strips of Bacon – As mentioned in the opening, they just cant seem to get rid of this guy! As a preseason favorite of mine, the genuine personality of this guy comes through when talking to people and for some reason, people forget why they got rid of him in the first place and keep him around longer. Of all players left, he may have the hardest time convincing the jury to vote for him, but… it’s possible if he wins a few more comps along the way.
Corey Brooks – 2 strips of Bacon – yeah, Corey is still pretty dull in his game play, but Nicole has put him in a good spot this week. Most showmances the male is the target, but in this one, the female is. This bodes well for Corey down the stretch since he is still bros with the other 3 guys. He needs to perform better in comps once she is gone though – and we’ve seen glimpses of that. With 2 guaranteed votes in the jury (Nicole / Paulie) – this will put even more pressure on the rest of the house to target him.
Paul Abrahamian – 1 strip of Bacon – Paul has been on the block more than anyone so far this season – and he has usually been pretty good about it. Well, last week not so much, so lucky for him he won the Veto to keep him safe. This week he agreed to go back on the block, which is VERY risky at this point in the game – but it looks like it was a smart move to show loyalty to Nicole & Corey.
To me Paul is playing the best “Floater” game since Jun (BB4). They have all picked up on how he is playing all sides, but they still want to work with him. He has the best resume to bring to the jury if he’s there on Finale Night. if he does win, the rest of them will think about all the times they had a chance to get rid of him but didnt.
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