We’re down to only seven votes this week on Big Brother 18 and after James’s Care Package twist only five of those votes will have an impact. That means just three votes will be enough to send either of the final noms on out the door in the first of two evictions on Thursday night.

Corey counts off the votes on BB18

The Veto Ceremony wrapped up on Monday and set this round’s final noms which opens the gates for campaigning. It didn’t take long though for that to have come to a likely close.

Overnight Monday we heard from James and Natalie that they would vote to keep Michelle while using James’s power against Paulie and Corey or Nicole’s vote. Then with Paul’s vote to keep Michelle and possibly Bridgette’s vote it would be all locked up. Well that fell apart fast.

After Michelle campaigned to Paul he ran it back to Paulie somehow thinking it’d help save her. Of course that’s nonsensical and did the complete opposite by solidifying efforts against her giving Paulie the ammo to share that Michelle was going after “big targets.”

Jump to a few hours after the Veto meeting to find Corey, Nicole, and Victor debating the decision. Flashback to 3:38 PM BBT 8/8 Cams 3/4.

Victor asks about the plan and Corey says he doesn’t know since Paulie and Zakiyah are really close. Now there’s just no way anyone hasn’t figured out yet that Paulie isn’t letting Z go. Victor suggests Paulie was okay with Z going. Nope.

Corey reminds them they’ll need to coordinate with James since he’s going to cancel a few votes. “I’ll do whatever,” adds Nicole continuing her streak of taking as few positions as possible this season. Victor again suggests that Paulie doesn’t care so Corey says he doesn’t either. It’s a house full of no-cares.

Despite not caring, both Corey and Nicole start to give reasons why Michelle is more competitive than Zakiyah. Now Victor doesn’t care either so it’s something they can all agree on.

So what will they do? Let’s talk to Paulie, suggests Corey. Ahh yes, the season of Paulie. They’re sure making it easy for him, aren’t they?

James arrives at 3:42 PM BBT and the talk continues. They want to know what James thinks, but in case anyone forgot, Victor still doesn’t care who goes. A minute later Paulie arrives to guide his helpless allies.

Paulie tells them that since Michelle called out all his wins and pointed out what a threat Paulie is for everyone’s chances at winning the game that he wants her gone. Yep. That’s his argument and everyone just laughs and laughs. Paulie also points out that Michelle said she wanted to get out a big target that would benefit everyone (read: Paulie). Instead of realizing the potential gain there they all agree that if Paulie wants Michelle gone then they’ll gladly oblige.

So what’s the plan? James has now promised Zakiyah he’ll cancel any votes that are going after her. Of course he also suggested the same to Michelle, but I think that plan is over. James could end up canceling Paul’s vote and maybe Natalie’s just to throw the other away. He can’t use it on himself. He checked.

With just five votes we should expect to see Michelle voted out unanimously during the first of two evictions during Thursday night’s DE adventure. I’m expecting James, Nicole, Corey, Paulie, for sure to vote out Michelle and that’s one more than they’d need to make it happen. Looks like Michelle is toast, but maybe she’s got that Round Trip ticket. Even then she could just end up evicted twice in one night! Now that’d be crazy.

What do you think of the house’s plan? Should an opposition rise to stop Michelle’s eviction or would it make no difference?





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