James and Natalie are in for a surprise for their game this week if things stay on their current course but don’t tell James just yet. His gut is telling him the opposite and he’s feeling good about his gut.

James and Natalie don't see it coming on BB18

While Nicole and her new allies have been wondering why no one from James’s team has approached her regarding the vote we’re getting insight directly from James on how sure he’s feeling about Paul’s pending demise in the game, but this unfounded confidence isn’t doing his team any favors.

Soon after the Power of Veto meeting ended James comforted Michelle’s fears that she could be the one going. Flashback to 11:10 AM BBT 8/29 Cams 3/4 on your Live Feeds (get the Free Trial now).

“It’s official. One of us (Paul & Michelle) won’t be winning Big Brother,” says Michelle. James says he hopes she’ll be safe and now it’s time for him to go to battle for her. He says he’ll go to Nicole and Corey to make sure they’ve got the votes. Well I haven’t seen that visit happen yet and it could be leading to a failure to campaign by Michelle with all these false hope promises of security. James isn’t helping her here with these coments.

James says Nicole will be “straight up” and had even given him a heads up that she wasn’t going to use the Power of Veto. He thinks if he asks Nicole about the vote plans then she’ll give him a truthful answer. Well we do know that Nicole doesn’t want to blindside James but she might not be ready to give him all the details just yet.

Later in another talk last night James assured both Natalie and Michelle that Paul was going home. Flashback to 11:55 PM BBT 8/29 to listen in.

Natalie is detailing the obstacles she and Michelle have faced coming in to the game as women against big competitors like Victor. Natalie says she hopes Michelle will stay in the game when James expresses his confidence:

“Michelle? She’ll survive. Paul’s going home. Paul knows it. Victor knows it. My gut is telling me Paul is going home and my gut has been right 98% of this game.”

James is feeling good about this situation possibly because he and Nicole have been on good terms the whole game. He certainly hasn’t been told by Nicole that she’s keeping Michelle so his assumption is based on nothing but that gut of his.

There’s going to be some serious surprises for that group when they realize they’re outnumbered 4-2 with the F4 group against James and Natalie after Michelle is gone. And if Corey can get James to accept his BB Bribe to throw the next HoH competition (as James has said he would) then it’ll be 3-1 in that challenge with just Natalie fighting for their safety. Yikes.

I’m guessing there will be some self-reflection by James and Natalie wishing they had stuck with their F5 deal with Paul and Victor the week before. But maybe this will all still work out for the best for the pair, though losing a vote in their camp is not an easy thing to overcome this late in the race.

What do you think of James’s expectation of safety for Michelle? Does he have a good reason to believe she’s safe or could he just not even care if she goes? It seems that someone should be checking in on the votes here and so far no one on their side of the fence is doing any serious investigation of the issue. The clock is ticking.


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