Big Brother 18 Recap: Episode 12 — Tiffany And Frank Team Up, Sort Of| July 17, 2016 at 9:14 PM EDT
On this episode of Big Brother 18 we see how many cliches Tiffany can use!
We find out that “the beast is unleashed” when Tiffany decides she’s got nothing to lose and decides to make a “deal with the devil.” If she’s going out, she’s “going out fighting.” “Yada, yada, yada,” “at the end of the day” “blah blah blah.”
“A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.” OK, no one really said that but I thought this was a good idea to ask if anyone knows that it means. I’ve never understood that one.
The episode picks up right after Bronte’s eviction and Paulie’s Head of Household win. Frank storms inside and is telling James that all the girls got together and flipped and he calls Nicole out specifically. And since Paulie made Frank safe with his HOH win for Category 4, he has plenty of time to hatch his next move.
Nicole tries to squash Frank’s suspicion of her and Frank seems to buy it, but he’s still frazzled and doesn’t know what to think. Elsewhere, Natalie is bummed she lost her best friend Bronte and James is feeling a bit shunned by her.
Tiffany decides to confront Frank. She tells him this only happened because he was targeting her. And he says that because she was targeting him and he says Da’Vonne is the one who told him. And we get the proof that Tiffany did tell Day that and now Tiffany is lying. So Day comes in and that Frank and Day start arguing. Frank tells her she started drama on her season and that sent her home and this season she’s starting drama.
Da’Vonne remembers what happened last season when she blew up so she decides to do some damage control with Frank. They talk things through and end it with some laughs and a hug. But is everything really alright with them? Not so much. Neither one of them are even kind of past any of the animosity.
Paulie decides that Tiffany won’t be slipping through his fingers again this week. He tells his alliance members that she’s his target this week. And everyone who kept Tiffany is now regretting keeping her. So everyone is again on board with getting Tiffany out this week. For now.
This all leads to Tiffany feeling like a pariah and not realizing that it’s probably because she is playing the season directly after her polarizing sister ran the Big Brother house. It’s clearly just a little too soon for her to be playing. Big Brother casting should have known this, especially two people from Vanessa’s season in the house with her.
Tiffany decides to stop worrying about all that and work on striking up a deal with Frank. She decides to blow up the house. She tells Frank that all of the others want them out. She says he can’t trust Nicole, Paulie or Corey. “None of them,” he says. And just as he’s saying they need to put Day up, Day walks in on them. And Day heads up to the HOH room to let the others know.
The others are convinced that now Frank and Tiffany are working together so Nicole tries to get what’s going on out of her. Tiffany isn’t having any of it so Nicole gets up and walks out. And the same attitude carries over to the conversation Tiffany and Da’Vonne have right after.
Zakiyah joins in and Tiffany decides to just let loose. She almost held her own, too, but then she let the tears flow. This whole edit goes on way too long, so I’m moving on.
It’s time for the nomination ceremony. And it comes to no surprise that Paulie nominated Tiffany and Natalie for eviction.
And since Tiffany is now a free agent, she gets to work on Frank again ahead of the Roadkill competition so that he’ll be ready to win and target one of Paulie’s “minions.” Frank tells her if he wins he’ll need to put up Corey.
Let’s get to the Roadkill Competition. This is a pretty simple competition so it’s anyone’s game. In the end, it’s not Frank who wins but Tiffany herself. She decides to take this win to help further build things with Frank. But first, she tells Da’Vonne that she won and is going to put Corey up.
She heads into Frank and Bridgette to talk about who to nominate. They decide on Corey or Nicole and it doesn’t take us long to get to the Roadkill Reveal. The faces pop up on the screen and it stops on Corey. So Corey joins Tiffany and Natalie on the block.