This week on Big Brother 18 marks the final chance for one of the Houseguests to reveal their Big Brother Airlines ticket in the hopes of a Round Trip back in to the game after a would be eviction is cut-short. Will we see it come in to play this week?

Paulie tries to sniff out his ticket

Despite some fans’ concerns of a rigged system there’s really no reasonable expectation of that going on in the game. Everyone has a card with the same chances at returning to the game. With four cards revealed so far we’ve dropped down to a one in eight shot at the magic turn and return trip.

Every week so far we’ve heard claims this whole thing is rigged. Frank was supposedly going to have the Round Trip card because it was rigged. Then Da’Vonne was supposed to have it because it was rigged. Zakiyah would have it to protect Paulie because it was… you get the point.

Now we’re preparing for Paulie to head out the door as top target for eviction this week. Eight cards left and his could be the one as the other seven cards are just as likely. There’s no real way for us to know beforehand if Paulie has the magic ticket, but production definitely knows since the cards are all numbered.

The mystery Friday episode seemed suspiciously flexible as it was scheduled for the day after the end of the RT twist but no actual details were given regarding what it would feature. This seemed as though CBS could have been reserving that decision until they knew what to expect.

Now we know Friday’s show will feature a concert by Ziggy Marley and the return of Jessie Godderz to host a carnival themed competition event. It was taped on Monday night which means both Paulie and Corey are included in the footage despite our expectations that one of them will be voted out and off to Jury.

Part of the carnival comp included the chance to win powers in the game which allegedly included an advantage in the upcoming HoH competition. So what if Paulie won it and then was voted out with that extra power in his hands? That’d be a waste. But really either of the noms could have won the power but only one could have the RT so I’m going to guess production was okay with that comp advantage potentially walking out the door with the evictee.

Maybe this special comp episode is hinting at production knowing Paulie has the RT and is coming back. Everyone out here knew Paulie’s game was over when he lost that Veto comp and locking down the noms on Monday made that even more of a certainty.

We can speculate and guess, but really there’s no way for us to know for sure and we’re going to just have to wait for Thursday night to see whether or not Paulie has that ticket and will head back inside after being voted out.

Do you hope Paulie has the ticket? It’d be dramatic for sure. Or are you ready for his time to be over and shuffle on off to the Jury house for a few weeks until finale night? Share your thoughts below.

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