Diary Room: Adam Poch’s Player Rankings: Big Brother 18 – Week 8| August 17, 2016 at 12:00 PM EST
What a difference a week makes on Big Brother 18. When I sat down to write last week’s column, it did not look like anyone was willing to flip on Paulie – but in the hours leading up to the Double Eviction – all hell broke loose! For us as fans, this was amazing to see.
Let’s face it – unless we are related to anyone in the Big Brother house – whoever wins does not really matter – as long as the season provides entertainment! This past week was one of the best in recent seasons. House flips, fights, double eviction, scorching eviction speeches, power shifts, tears of agony & joy – this week had it all.
With just over a month left in the BB18 season, there is still plenty of game still to be played – BUT FIRST – let’s see who gets bacon & who gets Tofu… and (teaser) a first for my Bacon/Tofu rankings!! Last week I was so frustrated with the way things were going, I barely handed out any bacon – this week, it’s raining bacon!!!
Victor Arroyo – 5 strips of Bacon – I should actually give him an entire Pork Belly for the week he had. First off, Victor won his 2nd straight HoH that he could compete in. Then he did what we all hoped he would do last week and nominate Paulie (as the target). THEN he won the Veto & kept the nominations the same. He did all of this while keeping his cool despite the many MANY attempts to go of course by Paulie. Some of the best feeds this week were right after the nomination ceremony when Paulie was trying to figure out the “logic” behind his decision. “What if there is no logic?” he asked. Then last night on the Live Feeds, his Eagle Puppet Show “Where is my *&^%$ MONEY?” had me hysterical! Gold, pure gold!!!
Paul Abrahamian – 4 strips of Bacon – yes, Victor did win HoH – but it was Paul who pushed for the nominations to be Corey & Paulie. Menawhile – he played semi-dumb when it came out – and he has been doing some serious jury management with his former PP partner. The one thing Paul needs to worry about is now that Paulie is (most likely) leaving – will the house pick up that he is now the strongest threat to win it all? His social game is on point, and he has allies to protect him. Also some great feeds this week from him with the Secret Service routine. That is how you take a “punishment” and mke it fun!
Natalie Negrotti – 3 strips of Bacon – the seeds she planted in Zakiyah last week really was the game changer we hoped it would be. Sure Zakiyah still went back to Paulie and ignored the signs that were confirmed by Natalie – but standing up for herself and putting all of the shadiness out there deserves bacon! Last week Nat got the top spot because – and this week she is near the top again. Unintentionally she is using James to help her get further – as he is still the bigger target in that showmance. Everyone can put the Victoria comparisons to rest now.
Big Meech – 3 strips of Bacon – with one foot out the door, she was instrumental in getting Bridgette & Natalie on board to use James’ advantage last week to stay. Then she blew up Paulie & Nicole’s games on live TV. She was convinced that she would be leaving in the 2nd eviction so she had nothing to lose. For some unknown reason they kept her over Bridgette. Now she is in a semi good spot – teaming up with Victor & Paul, still an ally of James & Natalie, and seems to have mended fences with Nicole. She will need to start winning some comps to guarantee her safety as the numbers dwindle down – but until then, she is a vote for whoever needs her.
Power rankings continue on the next page…