Big Brother 18 could get its first tiebreaker of the season this week with four votes in the plan and two sides seeing two different eviction results in their future. One of those groups is in for a surprise.
We’ve got the final noms set on the Block after Monday’s meeting and Nicole has her target in mind so are things set or could they change this week under the pressure of the game?
Nicole still wants Michelle out. That has not changed yet and I don’t think it will this week. There’s plenty of talk out here about Nicole needing to split up Victor and Paul but right now Michelle spends her days talking about targeting Nicole while Paul and Victor want to go after James. This move may give Nicole trouble down the short road ahead, but at the very least she is going after someone who doesn’t hide the fact that she’d target Nicole and wants her out.
There are four votes and things are lining up to split between Paul and Michelle. Victor will definitely vote to keep his ally Paul while James and Natalie will vote to keep Michelle. Corey’s decision would either make this a tie or settle the vote. Right now he’s sticking to the plan to make it a tie and send the eviction vote to Nicole for a tiebreaker as the HoH.
Paul and Victor have been working closely with Nicole and Corey since the last eviction and Paul’s nomination was part of Nicole’s plan to get Michelle out. He agreed to be a pawn and took a leap of faith between their two duos. I don’t think Nicole is going to let him down.
Nicole spoke with Corey yesterday evening and reaffirmed her desire to get Michelle out. Corey agreed with her plans and said if they got Paul out then Victor would be mad at them and could become an opponent instead of an ally. They feel that by getting Michelle out they won’t have lied to either the Paul-Victor duo or the James-Natalie team because both pairs would remain together in the game. The next-step strategy there being both of those pairs would go after each other instead of Nicole & Corey which might actually work, at least for one week.
As for James, Natalie, and Michelle well they appear clueless. James has assured Michelle that Paul will be voted out and he’ll work to keep her safe. Meanwhile Nicole has been wondering why no one on that side of the game is approaching her to discuss the vote.
Eventually someone will break the news to them because Nicole doesn’t want to blindside and upset James anymore than the eviction already will. Victor reported to Corey last night that Michelle has no idea and they should wait until Wednesday to let her know. It’ll be interesting to watch what happens when that side has their eyes opened for them and maybe we’ll get some good drama out of it. Fingers crossed.
When the votes are revealed on Thursday night I’m currently expecting it to go 2-2 with Nicole casting the tiebreaker against Michelle. It’s possible that James and Natalie could change their votes when they learn the plan and are unable to sway Nicole’s tiebreaker. Nicole would definitely prefer not to do the tiebreaker, as she’s preferred all week to do nothing at all (she hoped for ACP to be a HoH Takeover so someone else would do even the noms for her…). But if a tiebreaker is what it takes to get Michelle out the door then that’s what Nicole is ready to do.
How do you think the votes will go? Is Michelle set to go or will Victor flip on his ally Paul? Share your thoughts below.