Like sand through an hourglass, these are the Days of Our Lives… if you are old like me, you remember this iconic opening of the daytime soap opera… and there are some days that the Big Brother house is more of a Soap Opera than a “game show.”

Adam Poch during Big Brother 13

This week of Big Brother 18 has been very Soap-ish – especially with Zaulie having their on again / off again relationship. One thing is for sure, this season in general has been drama filled which has made for some exciting feeds & unexpected evictions. With word of another Big Brother season to follow right after – let’s hope that one is as good as this one has been. BUT FIRST – let’s take a look at how the current houseguests have fared this week.

Paulie Calafiore – 5 strips of Bacon – I still cannot believe Paulie volunteered to go on the block AGAIN, but he lived up to his promise, won Veto, took himself off, and basically controlled Paul’s HoH by getting him to re-nom Da’Vonne. As I mentioned in the opening, his showmance with Zakiyah is filling the down time between competitions & evictions – and despite how much Z says she is over him, she keeps going right back to him. For those of us on the outside – we cannot believe everyone is doing whatever Paulie says, but he’s got his own bottle of “Mist” and the rest of them fall in line.

Michelle Meyer – 4 strips of Bacon – she is the meanest of all the mean girls in the house – and says things that we all shake out heads at – but still, everyone talks to her, everyone gives her info, and she eats it all up. She is still in a very good spot in the house, as people still do not see her as a threat. As the rest of them start turning on each other, will she be able to coast to the end? I think so!

Victor Arroyo – 3 strips of Bacon – has the rest of the house forgotten Victor was evicted already? This is another week of safety for him, and while they keep saying they will go after him, the longer he is there, the better his chances of winning an HoH and really shaking things up. Not sure if his “errand boy” act is real, or if he is just biting his tongue and fitting back into the mix. Either way, he has survived another week so good for him!

Nicole Franzel – 2 strips of Bacon – Nicole was not brought back for her amazing gameplay, but for her likability factor. Her gameplay has been accidentally good so far this season. She talks to everyone, seems sympathetic when they are down, but meanwhile keeps running different scenerios with people and despite being called out, still has the trust of most. Her meatsheild Corey seems like he would go to bat for her and that kind of protection will help her in the upcoming weeks.

Natalie Negrotti – 1 strip of Bacon – she’s cute, she’s fun, she does not get in the middle of drama, and she is not a target for anyone. The comparisons to Victoria (BB16) are completely off base. Well, somewhat off base. Victoria did not have a true ally like Natalie has with James, and I think Natalie may be able to win a competition at some point.

Read on to see how the bottom half of this week’s Houseguests were ranked.