Diary Room: Adam Poch’s Player Rankings: Big Brother 18 – Week 2| July 6, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT
The Epic Blindside last week, was not too epic as Frank told members of “The Revolution” they would be voting out Jozea. While Jozea did look surprised, and got a bit emotional when he was hanging out with the Chenbot – those frowns turned to smiles when he heard he has a chance to come back into the game.
This week saw the infamous “From the block to HoH” power shift. Unfortunately for us as viewers, this was not a true power shift, as Paulie is (kinda) with the Vets and another strong newbie should be walking out the door this week. BUT FIRST – let’s see who had a good week and will eat Bacon, and who had a bad week and will be bathing in Tofu!
Paulie Calafiore – 5 strips of Bacon – Last week, Paulie made a bad game move by giving the Ok to be used as a pawn, but it worked out for him. How did he react to being saved? Oh just winning the HoH and Veto – giving him (almost) all the power in the house this week. He had a risky plan to backdoor Victor – but it all worked out smoothly – and by bringing a lot of people in on the plan, it looks like his hands will be clean of blood as he returns to the general population next week. I will also throw in a slice of Taylor Ham (aka Pork Roll) – for finding out about the 8 pack and not get upset about it.
Zakiyah Everette – 4 strips of Bacon – as a member of the majority alliance in the house, and member of the Fatal Five female alliance, she has blended in nicely. She is not seen as a threat & has good bonds with both Da’Vonne & Paulie, two great Meat Shields in this game. Let’s see how she plays if/when she is up against the wall – but that may not be for a long time!
Nicole Franzel – 3 strips of Bacon – Nicole made a bold move week 1 – and for now, it has not come back to bite her. If Jozea comes back in the house in a few weeks, she may be his target, but by then, so much more game would have played out – and she will have enough allies to try and protect her. With the house seemingly about to divide into Frank vs Da’Vonne – she will have to choose a side, but she is “nice enough” to find a way to sit in the middle and let them kill each other and slide by for a while.
Frank Eudy – 2 strips of Bacon – Oh Frank… you had everything going for you up til now, and what do you do? Overplay and now you are starting to upset a lot of people. He seems to have alliances all over the place, and now that people are starting to compare notes about him, he may be in trouble. I will still give him bacon, because he is likable enough and a big enough threat to get people on his side & a competition beast so he should be able to save himself along the way.
Michelle Meyer – 2 strips of Bacon – As one of the only superfans of the newbies, Michelle has figured out a pretty good path to get herself to at least jury. She is convinced there will be a returning player from the first few evicted houseguests. Others think she is crazy for this idea – but when one comes back she will sit there and say “I TOLD YOU SO.” Michelle does have a “Mean Girl” in her – and she is doing a good job hiding it from the people she does not like (aka – the Spy Girls). Her condescending attitude is starting to surface a little. Time will only tell if that will be her downfall.
Da’Vonne Rogers – 1 strip of Bacon – when not being fed info from the Diary Room (or should I say – allegedly) – Da’Vonne is still as observant as she was last year – so knowing who to give what info to & when up til now has been her biggest asset. She is starting to lead the Anti-Frank committee – and that will either help her become a power player, or it will blow up in her face and become a target. Let’s see if her mouth gets her in trouble again this season.
Bridgette Dunning – 1 strip of Bacon – she separated herself from the other Spy Girls – and is doing a better job being an actual spy. She is listening in when not told to listen in on conversations and is picking up on some cracks in alliances. She has also “teamed up” with Frank, but as we said before – Frank has alliances all over the house. Still a better week for Bridgette!
Corey Brooks – 1/2 strip of Bacon – I am still not sold on Corey as a player. He is still hanging out in the background, but to say he didn’t know who Tiffany’s sister was – and that he only watched Big Brother 17 for Clay – is a bit odd. Clay was aligned with Vanessa the whole time he was in there. Was he watching Clay like he watched Frank in the shower? That would make sens why he had no clue who Vanessa was. Now, if he said he didn’t know who Shelli was either…
On to the Tofu side of this week’s Big Brother rankings.