Get ready because here comes another Big Brother twist this week when the Jury Battle Back hits the game on Thursday night during the live show sending one evicted HG back inside.

Update: CBS has announced Thursday’s HoH battle will be an endurance comp on your Live Feeds (get the Free Trial) and that will delay the start of the ACP vote until around 12AM PT (or later). Get ready to watch it all on the Feeds tonight!

Julie Chen and Returning Juror twist on BB18

With the latest Care Package voting delayed until just after the live eviction show it’s all but guaranteed that we’ll have the returning player determined by the end of the night (see Update above) setting us up for hopefully some really great drama that should catch at least some of the Houseguests by surprise.

Victor knows he’s going but he’s been speculating there could be someone coming back and if there is he hopes it’s going to be him. Again. Even Michelle has been suggesting there could get a returning player but James disagrees and says it’s too late in the season and won’t happen. Watch out, James!

Okay, so what are our options here with this twist? Our current Jurors are Da’Vonne, Zakiyah, Bridgette, and Paulie. Victor is slated to join their ranks so let’s look at those five Houseguests.

Since the Jury Battle Back competition will need to be over by the end of the east coast broadcast so ACP voting may commence I’m expecting a quick competition like with BB16 versus the endurance comps of BB15 and BB17. Not that I think it’ll be BB16’s sliding disc comp, but something of a similar pace.

Alright, let’s run through some possible situations with the various returning Jurors.

If Da’Vonne comes back then she could possibly realign with Paul and Michelle. Now Paul set her up for eviction and Michelle doesn’t want to work with Paul at the moment so there could be issues on that. Da’Vonne said she wanted to go after the showmances but could she end up aligning with James then Natalie would bring along Michelle and they’d go after Paul then maybe Nicole & Corey? Ehh, I’m not convinced. It’d sure be interesting though.

Zakiyah coming back would be, I don’t know, not very exciting for our drama factor unless she’s got some surprises up her sleeve. Where would she go and align? Back to Michelle’s side who is already working with Natalie so Paul would be in trouble and we’d just get more of the same.

Bridgette returning would lead to Natalie again having an extra ally along with James. It might get them the courage to try and knock out Nicole and Corey, but I’d still expect Paul to be a higher target in this case. Another case of low drama I’d guess.

Paulie wasn’t happy with James when he left so I don’t think he’d go there but instead back to Corey and Nicole. Maybe Paul could re-establish a link with Paulie and they’d all four take on James and Natalie. I don’t know for sure if Paulie would target Paul before he’d target James/Natalie especially since Paul is alone while a power couple could be a more tempting target. I’m not sure I can take much more of Paulie though.

Victor coming back would pretty much be a reset week. We’d get a new HoH competition and it’d be him and Paul against James, Nicole, and Corey for HoH. If Paul or Victor won HoH then James and Natalie are up on the Block. If the other sides retains HoH then it’s a repeat of this week but with Paul as the higher target.

Without knowing what sort of comp they’ll face it’s hard to predict a winner. BB16’s sliding disc was anyone’s game but Victor has shown he’s an incredible competitor, especially when his game is on the line, so I’d have to give him the edge but Paulie is no push over and Bridgette had her strong performances too. This could go any which way come Thursday night.

Whoever comes back I’m hoping for drama. We need this season to get a jolt to avoid a snoozer coast to the end with four showmances tucked away in their corners. So as long as we get action and drama then I’ll be content. Who do you want to return? Vote now in our poll below and share your thoughts.





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