Michelle finds herself in a bit of a pinch here this week as she’s faced with a decision between doing what the house wants and following her own personal reasons to go against the BB18 hive mind.
The house wants Frank out, but Michelle really, really wants Bridgette out and it runs deep in the season all the way back to the very first weekend of Feeds. Whatever she decides, she better do it fast.
It’s no mystery that the majority of the Big Brother 18 Houseguests want Frank gone. Da’Vonne has lead that rallying cry and James picked up the banner this week with his nominations of Frank and Bridgette. Now Michelle has control after she went and beat both Frank and Bridgette in the Veto comp after being the last three standing in the OTEV comp. So what’s she going to do?
Overnight Michelle told Frank that if it was up to her she’d have him stay. Flashback to 3:59 AM BBT 7/24. Michelle really wants Bridgette gone for personal reasons. Frank warns Michelle that playing personal is immature and dangerous to her long run chances to which Michelle agrees and understands, but she isn’t going to change that attitude now.
So what is this personal reason? A few minutes later she reminds Frank. (4:03 AM BBT 7/24) Michelle believes Bridgette commented at the start of the season that if Michelle passed out again (which apparently happened and we didn’t see) then Bridgette wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to shave off her eyebrows. Yikes. Michelle was actually on the receiving end of several rough comments including Bronte saying she wanted to punch out Michelle’s teeth when she smiled. Delightful.
If you jump back to 6/27 around 2:40 PM BBT Frank mentions to Nicole and Corey how Bridgette made that comment. At some point, might not have been from Frank repeating what was said, it did get back to Michelle. She was discussing it later that day. It even came up again while they were debating whether or not to keep Tiffany that week it flipped. “Never forget,” Michelle said. Apparently she meant it.
Note: Bridgette jokingly made the comment among the Revolution group and it did not appear malicious, just a joke. She possibly wasn’t even talking about Michelle. Paul said he wouldnt’ care “if she died right now” which made the rest of the group go “whoa whoa whoa” and Bridgette said she’d “resuscitate her” then joked “and then we’d shave her eyebrow… I’m just kidding.”
So here’s Michelle’s dilemma. She wants Bridgette out, but if Frank stays up on the Block then Frank will be voted out. It’ll happen. If Michelle truly wants to get Bridgette out then she’s going to need to go ahead and use that Veto on Frank and force James to name a renom. He’s made a few suggestions the other day before Veto was played, and that list included Michelle, but she’s obviously not at risk this week considering her Veto win.
On Monday the Veto Ceremony will be held and this will be Michelle’s chance to lockdown Bridgette’s eviction. If James is forced to name a renom then it’s going to be someone he doesn’t want to go and the house will shift to targeting Bridgette, though they’ll do some angrily.
That last point is why I don’t think she will. She even unconvincingly told Nicole when asked (5:47 PM BBT 7/24) so this wasn’t volunteered opinion, that she would not use the Veto. Maybe she’s not really planning to, but you can’t take a forced, on the spot inquisition like that to generate an honest opinion on a move that would be very unpopular if she was actually considering it.
We’ll see what she does and what else is discussed tonight on the Live Feeds as the Veto Ceremony closes in for its appearance midday Monday. We’ll keep you posted with overnight confirmations or plan changes, however it turns out. What do you think Michelle should do?