Earlier today we saw Natalie visit with Victor and Paul to begin working her angles for making herself appear ready to move on and maybe even be an ally of theirs again if she survives the week. Now James is ready to help her lockdown those plans with moves of his own.
James is laying with Natalie in their designated hiding spot, the London bedroom. He’s explaining to Natalie that she is on the Block this week because of him and to make sure he goes out the door without a chance for her to save him with the Veto.
Natalie tells James she isn’t scared about getting voted out but he doesn’t want to let that happen. “My mind is already made up. It’s set. I’m going home this week regardless. I’m sealing my own fate. Even if I win the Veto, the Veto is coming your way. I’ve already told everybody that,” says James. Natalie cuts him off and says she doesn’t want him to use the Veto on her but James counters that he’s “making the situation right.”
Over the past few days we’ve heard Natalie reminding James that he influenced her to flip on their deal with Victor and Paul only to ultimately land them in hot water with the pair. James is taking the blame here for Natalie’s final decisions and now he wants to push her ahead on Big Brother 18 at the risk of his own game. So disappointing.
James continues again saying he messed up while Natalie is the one who is paying for it. Now we know Victor and Paul want James gone so if it’s up to them they’ll happily oblige James here and send him on off to Jury, but he doesn’t know that for sure and we even know that Nicole and Corey are going to angle for him to stay. Either way though he’s ready to try and make his eviction happen.
James says that while most people would save themselves if they won the Veto and say screw Natalie, that’s not what he’s going to do. Natalie points out that people back home are going to be so upset with him. Heck, I think a lot of people in general are going to be mad at him for doing that. I know I’ll be disappointed. Maybe James thinks this could get Natalie to leap in to his arms after the show or this move will earn him another America’s Fav Player. I don’t know, but it’s quitting for sure as that’s exactly his intent with this attempt.
It’s his Southern code, says James. He did something wrong and needs to make it right. Grrr. Just stop. Such a disappointing attitude to take here. It’s a game. Natalie is a big girl and made her own choices. They’re both playing a game and he’s not responsible for her stake in it. But hey, if she gets him to pull this off for her then good for her and shame on him.
Later James starts to tell Natalie that he’ll start making public game threats that he’s coming after each of them to encourage their vote against him. James points out that Nicole has been getting called out all season so he might as well pile on with another one. Natalie encourages the idea telling James that she’d love to see him call them out like that. I’m sure she would.
We’re still waiting on the Power of Veto competition later today and I’m very curious to see what happens. If James wins it will he really save Natalie and force a Nicorey renom? I’m sure he’d enjoy seeing that happen. Maybe James will try to throw it over to Natalie so he doesn’t face that choice. Or maybe one of the other four will get it and we’ll see more of James trying to fall on his sword to save Natalie.
What do you think of James’s plans here? Terrible game move or honorable decision? Are you surprised by James after everything we’ve seen from him the past two seasons following the ladies around? I’m disappointed, but maybe it’ll please some of the fans out there.