‘Big Brother 18’ Recap: Episode 20 — Paulie Shows His Bad Side As The Target Shifts

Big Brother 18 finally decided to show the at-home viewers a bit of who Paulie is and what’s going on with him and Zakiyah. We also got to see just how much Paulie is running the house when Paul turned on one of his closest allies.

Oh, and don’t miss the part of this post where I mute the TV and recap the veto competition so I don’t have to hear Nicole speak. It’s some of my finest work to date.


The episode picks up on Day 45 right after Paul nominated Bridgette and Paulie for eviction. Paul lets us know that Bridgette is his target and Paulie is his pawn. Paulie wants to win veto, pull himself off so that Paul can throw Da’Vonne up there, Paul explains. Paul says if at the end of the week the house wants Day out, so be it.

And of course Da’Vonne is already suspicious that Paulie went on the block next to Bridgette instead of Nicole. Da’Vonne decides to do a little talking to Bridgette, but she decides that Day is the one she can’t trust instead of the rest of the house who has wanted Bridgette out all season. So Bridgette goes to talk to Paul and he makes her think that she’s actually a pawn and that Da’Vonne is the target. Paul still wants her out, but he’ll be fine if Day goes, he says.

It’s time for producers to finally introduce us to Zaulie. For the at-home viewers, Zakiyah and Paulie have been showmancing all season. And since Paulie has been torturing her lately on the Live Feeds, the show has to show us some of what’s going down because it can’t be ignored. So we get this segment that makes Zakiyah look like a stalker. And let me be the first to tell you, that’s now how it’s been. Paulie has lead her on all season and he’s suddenly decided that he wants ALL the girls out, including Z, and he plans to belittle them all along the way. Paulie is scum and the edit producers gave us didn’t show that enough. Trust me, the “never cared” line from his was nothing compared to the things he’s been saying.

Zakiyah decides to ask Paulie if he’s OK and that she’s not the one in the hot seat. And he continues to condescend her and makes her feel bad and brings her to tears. And again, what you saw on the show was nothing. Paulie is an a-hole and he loves it so I don’t feel bad saying it.

I’m not even going to address the Michelle/Paul segment. I’m too embarrassed for Michelle and myself for watching this show. Let’s go see who gets picked to play in the veto competition.


Joining Paul, Bridgette and Paulie in the competition are Corey (drawn by Paul), Victor (picked by Paulie via HG choice), and Natalie (picked by Bridgette). So Day is shut out … things could be looking bad for her now.

Paulie lets Nicole and Corey know that he’s over Zakiyah and she’s going to be upset when she realizes he’s making everyone target Da’Vonne this week. So he plans on winning the next HOH and putting Z up on the block. And of course Nicole, who is playing not with the guys, but for the guys feels all comfortable and great (despite the fact that a girl never wins and rarely makes it to the end when they’re mixed in with a guys’ alliance). So much dumb gameplay this season.


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