Another week brings another new Head of Household for Big Brother 18 and that means it’s time to start setting nomination plans with two more Houseguests sent to the Block for possible eviction this round. It didn’t take long after last night’s HoH comp to discover who those targets would be.
We’ve got one side of the house running things as the rest cower in a corner and wait for their turn to be thrown on the Block and evicted. No changes in that routine this week as Houseguests play everyone’s favorite game this season: Big Paulie.
Remember when Victor was evicted and said if he came back that he’d target Paulie? Hilarious, I know. Forget going after the guy who Backdoor’d you. How about going after the targets he hand picks for you? Perfect, then we’re all in agreement.
Not long after the Feeds returned we found Paulie, Victor, James, and Paul gathered in the Lounge where they discussed plans for this week. Flashback to 10:11 PM BBT 8/4 to listen in on the talk.
Their next-target plans had been set earlier in the week so there’s really no need for deep discussion. Victor is going to put up Michelle and Zakiyah with the target on Zakiyah.
But wait, isn’t Zakiyah Paulie’s favorite pawn and late night shenanigans partner? Well James knows better than to target her without permission because remember, this is Biiiig Paulie. So James explicitly asks if they have Paulie’s blessing to target Zakiyah and he grants them permission. I’m not kidding.
Victor says he hopes he can win Veto so the noms can remain and Zakiyah can be sent packing. So that’s our target, right? Wait for it.
A little later in the night Paulie talked with Zakiyah to let her know that Michelle was probably going up though he doesn’t know who the target may be. This is a lie because he knows not only is Michelle going up but so is Zakiyah and Z will be Victor’s preferred target. He even suggests that Natalie will probably be Victor’s target. Nope, another lie.
Keeping up the theme of lies and deception, a few hours later Michelle asks Zakiyah if Paulie told her anything about Victor’s nomination plans. Zakiyah says he didn’t. Good grief, these ladies are not watching out for each other in the least.
Move again to 1:15 AM BBT 8/5 as Paul, Paulie, and Victor gather in the HoH room to discuss plans. Things are still set for Michelle and Zakiyah to go up but now the guys are suggesting to Victor that he renom Bridgette but he isn’t interested in doing that and makes it clear that he wants to keep Bridgette around. Victor says he’d sooner renom Natalie.
So Michelle and Zakiyah are going up with Zakiyah as the target, right? Not so fast.