Diary Room: Adam Poch’s Player Rankings: Big Brother 18 – Week 3

They say the Big Brother game can change on a dime – and we almost saw the house flip this week as the Frank vs. Da’Vonne battle is growing stronger. There was an uprising to try and save Tiffany and vote out Bronte or Paul – but that was squashed (for now).

Adam Poch during Big Brother 13

There is so much lying going on, even the live feeders cannot figure out who is playing who and who is targeting who. But, that’s what we love about the show!

As the Battle Back is looming in just over a week, whoever ends up going out the front door this week will still have a chance to make it back in. BUT FIRST – let’s see who gets Bacon & who gets Tofu this week.

Frank Eudy – 5 strips of Bacon – I expect to get a lot of you upset at me for giving top honors to Frank. He has really polarized himself this season with his overplaying and questionable behavior towards the women in the house. But let’s look at the facts – his #1 soldier & teammate won HoH giving him safety again this week, he controlled her nominations, he won Roadkill again and made the 3rd nomination, and convinced Bridgette not to save one of her other best friends after she won Veto. Yes, he is fully unaware that the other alliance he is in are mostly targeting him, and keeps running his mouth with his hit list changing depending on who he is talking to. But with all these people gunning for him, he is still a tough one to get out & the rest of the house is trying to figure out when & how to get him out. If they do not have a solid plan, it will backfire.

Bridgette Dunning – 4 strips of Bacon – If you win HoH & Veto in the same week, I usually give that person 5 strips of bacon, but a) she let Frank control her HoH & b) she got Tofu in her HoH basket. GRRRR!! I will have to have a talk with her after she gets out about the 2nd part. Still, Bridgette did win 2 comps this week – so she needs to be rewarded for that. While she is public enemy #2 for most of the house, she does have other bonds in the house that can keep her safe in the near future.

Nicole Franzel – 3 strips of Bacon – we are really seeing an improved player this season in Nicole. She is in the center of it all, and while she is dangerously close to getting into a showmance that may blow up her game later, for now she is sitting pretty. Frank, Day, & James all tell her everything that is going on – and she is thinking every scenario through, not just for this week, but down the road too.

Natalie Negrotti – 2 strips of Bacon – Natalie is starting to understand how the game works better than she did when she walked into the house. She is staying off the immediate firing line by getting close to James. While I think she legitimately likes him, she is using him game wise to get further. Of the Spy Girls – she is the lowest of the hit list – and with an endurance comp looming soon, she is built for that and could take power soon.

Paulie Calafiore – 2 strips of Bacon – coming off a week where Paulie had all the power, he was kept safe this week with Bridgette winning HoH. He probably has the best grasp on what is going on in the house behind Nicole. He is getting a little controlling, but the fact that he is thinking through the scenerios and not willing to just jump on an idea without going over all the facts is a good thing. If he starts trying to become a dictator, then he could be in trouble. Also, his “flirtmance” with Zakiyah could end up putting a target on him later if it becomes a full blown Showmance. For now though, he is the voice of reason, and with this crew that’s not too tough.

Zakiyah Everette – 1 strip of Bacon – still on no ones radar yet – Zakiyah has herself in a good spot. With Day & Paulie protecting her, she is listening to all the options – but not really bringing anything to the table. That’s actually a good thing, because in the retells around the house, no one ever says “Well Zakiyah said…” She is letting the bigger dogs go after each other while she sits back and chills.

James Huling – 1 strip of Bacon – James understands how long this game is – and is not willing to start making enemies at this point. James realizes that a flip of the vote to get out Bronte (or Paul) would just enrage Frank, and he would start targeting the people that doublecross him. Is it just his laissez-faire approcah to life, ort is it good gameplay? A little of both. Just please stop with the pranks already!

Not everyone can get bacon though so it’s on to the back half of the Houseguests this week.


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