We’re back to five votes again this week on Big Brother 18 after last week’s Double Eviction dropped us quickly down to only eight Housguests left in the race. But unlike last week I don’t see any surprising vote flips this time around.

Paulie & Corey struggling on Big Brother 18

It is time to count those votes again with the final nominees set following Monday’s Veto Ceremony. So who is going home this week on Big Brother? We’ve got the answers.

It is going to be hard to top the flip that turned Paulie’s game on its head last week and he’ll likely need something just as extreme to save him from heading out the door. Right now I don’t see that in the cards.

Paulie’s only allies right now are Corey and Nicole but with Corey on the Block there’s just no way Nicole would agree to vote in support of a plan to evict Corey. Even if Paulie could swing her vote he’d still be two short. Last night Nicole did hint at the offer of a sympathy vote which I think she might be willing to do if it didn’t put Corey at risk, but I don’t think Paulie took her up on the offer.

Paulie has definitely not rolled over and given up this week as he spent several days working on Victor and the opposition to see if he could sway them. Paulie had hoped to get Corey down to ease his campaigning efforts and put him just one vote away from safety but it didn’t work.

At this point James, Natalie, and Paul are 110% voting Paulie out and with just five votes in the mix that’s all Victor needs to get his targeted nominee out the door. I am also fully confident in Michelle being with them on the vote even though hers isn’t required to lock down the eviction. There had been some emotional play efforts by Paulie that were working on Michelle to make her feel for him, but it wasn’t going to be enough to sway her voting plans.

If the vote were held today then I’d expect Paulie to be evicted 5-0. He’ll need to start throwing some Hail Mary’s if he wants to change his Big Brother fate this week, but even Paulie is seeing this if a pointless exercise. Last night his talks shifted to preparing Corey and Nicole with all his Big Brother knowledge before he left signaling an awareness of his chances in the game.

How do you think the votes will work out this week? Can Paulie sway three HGs to flip the vote and send Corey out the door instead?


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