‘Big Brother 18’: Nomination Anticipation In Week 8

After cracks began appearing between the guys’ alliance last week on Big Brother 18 with the fault line along Paulie’s game it soon became a question of who would strike first and now we’ve arrived at that time. It’s going to be a very high drama week thanks to the new HoH and the plans ahead.

Corey and Paulie Bro it up on the Block

Heading in to the HoH competition it looked like several duos thought they were sitting pretty playing the middle of the house so when the results came back I was surprised to see this competition wasn’t thrown after all. I was even more surprised when the real nominations planning took off.

Yes, Victor is the HoH again just hours after giving up the role on Big Brother 18. Earlier in the night, just after the Double Eviction concluded, Paulie said he wanted to put James and Natalie on the Block with James as the target for his betrayal. Victor countered with Michelle and Natalie as his targets. Time to see if he’ll stick with that plan.

Soon after Feeds returned from the comp we heard Paulie planning with Paul and Victor that two girls needed to go up with the third as renom option. With only three women left in the game that would be a possible approach and unsurprising considering Victor last week used his HoH to go after the “comp beasts,” Zakiyah and Michelle. Would he do it again?

Victor was quick to board Paulie’s plan here and said they could all sit down at the nominations and tell the women that it’s obvious at this point how things are going. Then all the guys could put their fist to their chest in unison to reveal it was guy-power from here on out. Ugh. Well, hang on.

Flashback on your Live Feeds (get the Free Trial now) to 10:25 PM BBT 8/11.

Victor and Paul are alone in the bathroom when Paul warns him if they don’t make a move right now then they’re screwed. Oh yes. This is happening. Paul is trying to convince Victor they need to target Paulie and Corey this week and to go straight in for it.

Paul tells Victor there is no way Corey and Paulie are going to take either of them on to the end with their strong win records when they could take a weaker competitor like one of the remaining girls.

Paul is making a lot of valid arguments here but Victor seems hesitant. Victor tells Paul he’s worried about what if Paulie wins Veto and comes down. “And??” asks Paul. He tells Victor they could simply renom Nicole and then still vote out Corey. Either way, if both go up from the start then one will go home. He’s right.

Few scenarios. Corey and Paulie go up. One of them wins Veto and saves himself then Nicole goes up and Victor’s allies (Paul, James, Natalie, and Michelle) control the outcome of the six total votes this week. What about if Nicole wins Veto and saves Corey? Michelle could go up then they’d still have three votes to dominate a majority of the five votes. Even if Nicole, Corey, or Paulie gets this week’s ACP “Super Safety” prize the plan is still solid. Since ACP holder can’t go up it wouldn’t even be possible for say Nicole with ACP to be on the Block then have Corey or Paulie be down and save the other with Veto.

Victor is starting to come around on the idea. He brings up how Paulie Backdoor’d him then blamed someone else even though he had control over the situation. Paul points out that even James bailed on Paulie and Corey which reinforces this idea that they shouldn’t be trusting those two either.

Victor is on board and will do it. Paul offers to go make the social rounds to confirm support so Victor can keep at a distance on the plan. Paul goes to talk with James and Victor joins them. James is ready to do it. Victor says he’ll tell Paulie he’s getting the chance Victor never had: to play for safety in the Veto. They want to get in Paulie’s head since they said it was clear he was too rattled to perform well in this HoH comp after the night’s chaos shook him.

Paul next goes to Natalie with James there as well. (Flashback to 10:50 PM BBT) It’s a go for her too. Everyone is in on the plan. Victor arrives and they all promise to fully support Victor in this move. Victor reminds them they’ll need to watch and see how the Care Package turns out. I still can’t think of a problem here though as I noted above, but we’ll be watching closely and those ACP spoilers should be in over the next few hours.

What do you think of this plan? Is it the right time for Victor and Paul to go after Paulie and Corey are too soon? Once Paulie and Corey hit the Block prepare for maximum drama as we’ve seen Paulie deliver over the next few days. It’s going to be a tense week on the Feeds.

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