We’ve got a new Head of Household and a wandering target as the incoming HoH immediately put last week’s backup plan as the top of this week’s order, but not everyone was on board. With so much back and forth last night we could end up with an interesting week of competing interests.

Paulie makes an odd choice on BB18

With just one initial target the search was on for a pawn to go along side the first nominee, but what turned out to be an initially difficult task eventually turned to multiple offers of “put me up” that will leave you scratching your head.

It didn’t take long after Feeds finally returned for us to hear from Paul, the new HoH for Week 6, that he would need one of his allies to go up on the Block next to Bridgette. Corey and Victor were the first options he asked (8:30 PM BBT 7/28) and Victor was quick to shut that down explaining he was too vulnerable as returning HG.

Jump forward to 9:40 PM BBT to find Paulie and Corey discussing how to get things moved from Bridgette to Da’Vonne going home this week. Paulie did not want to risk having another guy on the Block so he decided that needed to change. Paul arrived soon after and didn’t like this idea at all. He insisted it was imperative for Bridgette to go this week. Neither Paul nor Paulie wanted to yield on this front.

Conversations continued as Paul searched for a pawn. Talking with Paulie around 10:30 PM BBT Paul finally agrees that he’ll use Da’Vonne as a renom if necessary, but he doesn’t want to put her up from the start. Earlier he expressed concern that Day would have all week to cause trouble if she was nominated and he’d prefer to avoid that drama.

As far as who won’t be a pawn this week, James told Paul that they’re not okay with him using Natalie as a pawn and he doesn’t want her going up. James is frustrated that Bridgette will likely be hanging around this week as he realizes the house is going to leave him out to dry with her staying while they also consider using his close ally Natalie for a pawn.

By the end of the night (1:45 AM BBT) Nicole was getting promises from Paul that “100%… 1000%!” he would put Da’Vonne up as the renom should Bridgette win the Veto and take herself off. In that case Paul promised Nicole Day would be the target and go home over her. Nicole finally agrees to be the pawn, but she remains hesitant and soon Corey is making the same offer to be this week’s pawn.

Well you can’t forget Nicole or Corey going up as the pawn because guess who eventually volunteered to go up and help Paul compete in the Veto? Oh that’d be Paulie. Yep, Paulie has offered himself up as a pawn after much discussion with Paul, Corey, Nicole, and Zakiyah around 2:15 AM BBT last night.

Once that’s settled Paul admits he still wants Bridgette out and hopes they’d do it to make him happy, but he says he’ll surrender to the will of the house if Da’Vonne is on the Block come Thursday and decides they want her out. Now keep in mind that Paul has control over that renom and he could always simply deny them access to voting for Day by using a different renom if that comes up. He’s got a few days to work on that plan if it’s what’s in the back of his mind.

At last confirmation Bridgette and Paulie are this week’s initial nomination plans. We’ll be waiting to see when the ceremony is held since it had been early in the day to make room for Roadkill which is no longer in play. The meeting may shift back to its more typical evening time slot, but we don’t know yet.

Ultimately it does look like Da’Vonne could be in trouble here but expect her to pick up on the warning signs as she’s already getting hints from James and Zakiyah to win that Veto if she’s drawn to play. This should be fun.

We’ll keep watching to see when the nominations are made official and if Paul makes any last minute changes to the plan before the Ceremony. Who do you want to see up on the Block this week?

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