Paul, Paulie, and Victor gathered in the backyard overnight for a pool table meeting where the debated the advantages of whether next week they should send Bridgette out the door or keep her in favor of another target like Michelle.
Paul is feeling a little dismissed over seeing Bridgette stick around this week after expecting her to be the top target to go up and out. Now with Da’Vonne heading for eviction he’s working on making sure Bridgette isn’t far behind.
Paul suggests that if Bridgette doesn’t win HoH so she can target the girls then what is the point of keeping her around. He thinks this would be the time for her to go if they’re taking care of her tasks themselves. Victor counters that Bridgette would be a vote in their pocket, but Paul points out they don’t need her vote. (If Da’Vonne doesn’t come back this week then seven votes total next week and four to evict. If one of them is HoH they could use the extra vote, but probably wouldn’t require it.)
Paulie starts to take Victor’s side of the discussion and notes that James would take out Bridgette for them if she’s around but Bridgette wouldn’t target any of them three or even Corey should she win. Paul doesn’t like this and says if they keep her around too long it’ll bite ’em in the rear.
Not only does Paulie think they should keep Bridgette but he wants them to go after Michelle instead, especially if it’s a Double Eviction. Paul isn’t impressed and says they need to be getting out strong players like Bridgette who has been repeatedly performing well instead of a weak one like Michelle or Zakiyah.
Paul’s concern here is that Bridgette is a free agent with no anchor. She was close to Frank, but now he’s gone. She’s got no one and could take a shot at anyone while Michelle could be pressured. Now I imagine Paulie isn’t worried about Bridgette because Frank advised her to trust Paulie in his outgoing advice talk with her. Then you’ve got Paulie driving a plan this week that’s saving Bridgette. He’s probably feeling pretty good about her right now.
Victor still doesn’t think they need to go after Bridgette though and suggests she’d sooner put up two girls than guys. Paul notes that if they get out Da’Vonne this week and another girl next week then Bridgette’s girl-target pool is quickly shrinking and she may easily swing wide and target one of the guys. Victor pushes back saying they should at least get out one more girl before her. Heh. Victor isn’t listening to Paul at all.
Paulie starts to turn the corner and see things Paul’s way. He says maybe if they do this and get out Bridgette then it’ll lower the guards for the other ladies and they’ll have an easier time taking care of them.
The three of them agree on a plan. Bridgette goes up against anyone they want out. If she comes down then that’s okay and they’ll try again later. But if Bridgette remains on the Block at the end of next week then she’s done and gone.
What do you think of their idea? Paul is actually making good points, but I can’t help but think Paulie might undermine this one when the time comes just as he did this week to get his preferred target, Da’Vonne, out the door. Bridgette is a bit of a free agent, but like everyone else in the house she may feel a connection to Paulie and could follow his lead rather than setting her sights on him.