Paul and Victor are starting to come to terms that it looks like they’ll be split up this week on Big Brother 18 and that’s left Paul with no choice but to start planning around that issue. Last night he sat down to open up about what he sees ahead.
We caught a late, late night camtalk session with Paul as he described the imminent dangers and the long term troubles he expects to face with the remaining Houseguests.
Flashback to 3:57 AM BBT as Paul settles in to the lounge for some strategy talk.
Paul opens with the awareness that if Victor goes this week then he’ll be trapped with two showmances plus Michelle who he considers to be “literally useless.” He sums Michelle up as “can’t win comps, isn’t loyal, loose lips, destructive. Can’t do anything with Michelle. So just cross her out of the equation.”
Michelle is doing so-so in this position, but she’s had a messy game for sure. Making matters even worse for Paul is that she wants him out. Yes, Michelle wants Paul out to leave herself with two showmances. Yikes. Considering Paul and Victor wanted to keep Michelle for their F3, where at least she’d have a shot at winning her way to F2, this week didn’t go as well for her as it could.
Paul says that at this point his best bet is to try and keep Michelle there for his F2, so at least he thinks he has an option and she’s part of that long term plan. He might want to tell her that at some point before she gets the chance to send him out.
“So it’s pretty much me against four and that sucks,” says Paul. He expects to go up on the Block against Michelle if the showmances win HoH and it’ll be him versus three of the four showmance members in this next HoH. Well, him versus those three plus whatever happens with this returning Juror. If Paul gets Victor back that’d be huge for his game and will pretty much wipe out this week plus the added bonus of them having one less competitor in the HoH comp thanks to Michelle’s Co-HoH.
Paul is expecting this next Care Package to be a major player in the game. He thinks the last one will be a game changer since they’ve been building each week, but actually we know it’ll be pretty mild and more of a prize for someone else with the $5K giveaway. But Paul is so set on this being big that he thinks it could be an HoH takeover and he’s considering not trying to win HoH in hopes that’s what the ACP is and he wins it. Double yikes. That’s a huge risk and one we know won’t pay off.
Looking past this eviction, which Paul again suggests is most likely the end of Victor, he knows he needs to get this showmances split up. “That leaves me with better odds for the following week,” says Paul regarding knocking out either James, Natalie, Corey, or Nicole. Even then he says it will be tough and he hopes for a possible rewind week or even a returning Juror with the chance of Vic coming back.
Aside from that Paul knows the other HGs are likely going to gang up against him and then he’s last chance will be to win another Veto. Without possibly Victor winning this upcoming Jury Battle Back and a power shift against the showmances I do think Paul will end up having to win out. He has a strong win record and the HGs know he’s persuasive. I doubt they’ll want to risk keeping him around even if it’d help break up the showmances, something apparently only Michelle might be interested in doing at this point.
Yep, Paul’s in a rough spot. Do you think things will turn in his favor this week or was his game over once Natalie decided to flip on the F5 and go for him and Victor this week? What could be Paul’s best path through the weeks ahead?