Zingbot made his Big Brother 18 appearance and brought along some zings and some punishment costumes. Meanwhile, a defeated Paulie got a poor edit that might have pulled on the heartstrings of non-Live Feed viewers, but Feed watchers into a social media frenzy.
The episode picks up right after Victor dropped the bombshell on Corey and Paulie by nominating them for eviction. And we get what might be the most douchey DR session by anyone in Big Brother history from Paulie, of course. I don’t even want to write what he said.
Let’s cut back to the immediate fallout of the nominations. Paulie is confused why the five guys couldn’t ride it out and Victor is reminding Paulie that he put him up and voted him out in week 2.
Nicole runs away and lets the boys talk, which has been her gameplay all season, and plays dumb to the other two girls by telling them she thinks the guys must have had a deal. Durr.
It doesn’t take Paulie long to learn that he’s alone in the hose and will have to play for himself in the veto and fight hard to stay. It’s a good thing he was “born and bred” to play this game. And even though he promises to give it his all, he goes to Corey in tears and says if he wins the veto, he’ll just it on him. Sure you will, Paulie.
It’s already time to pick players for the veto competition. Joining Victor, Corey and Paulie will be Paul (drawn by Victor), Nicole (picked by Paulie via HG’s choice after Michelle said no, she wouldn’t save him) and James (drawn by Corey).
Paul, Michelle, James and Natalie decide they’ll try to rattle Paulie before the veto competition. And when Paulie asks Paul why he’s eating sunflower seeds with such an angry face, Paul goes into it. He tells Paulie that he’s mad because Paulie never had his back. And then Michelle jumps in and throws out a “You’re never going to be Cody and Derrick.” And now it’s James’ turn to jump in on Paulie about his lack of respect. And just when you think that’s enough, Natalie comes in to let Paulie know she’s not happy with the comments he made about her.
Paulie lets us know in the Diary Room that he knows what they’re doing and that it’s a page right out of his playbook. So I’m guessing he wasn’t shaken up and will do just fine in the veto competition then.
It’s time for our seasonal visit from Zingbot. So let the zings begin. Corey’s zing is about Hayden. Victor’s zing is douchebag in Spanish. James’ zing was about scaring Natalie’s parents. Paulie’s zing is that he’s a poor man’s Cody. Michelle’s is about her crying and throwing up all day. Natalie’s zing was about her armpit hair. Nicole’s zing was about her time on BB16 is just like her time on BB18. And Paul gets a new catchphrase “STFU.” These were boring. Well, except for Nicole’s. Because it’s totally true.
Zingbot gets the Veto competition started and it’s a presidential campaign theme. Yeah, Zingbot is running for President. But let’s stick with reality here and get to the competition results. This is the big white elephant game where you win something but someone else can take it from you. Paul claims the 6th place prize and it’s the Power of Veto.
Nicole is the next out so she gets a secret service punishment but trades it for the Veto. Corey is out next and picks a trip for two but trades Nicole for the Veto. Paulie is the next person out and he picks up a patriotic costume but trades it to Corey for the Veto. James is the next person out and chooses $5,000. James keeps it. So that means Victor is the last person to pick his prize. It’s an apple pie prize but of course he doesn’t keep it. He trades it to Paulie for the Veto. So Victor hs won the Power of Veto.
Now it’s time to get a ridiculous Paulie edit where production makes it look like the guy just got misguided and he’s the star they hoped he’d be. What they didn’t show you is that Paulie refused to make the apple pies so many times the feeds cut and he was called to the Diary Room by an actual producer and told he had to do it. You also missed the several times he told the HGs that he would be leaving the jury house if he’s sent there. Oh, and then there were the parts where he laughed and bragged about having sex with Zakiyah without a condom.
At the veto ceremony, Victor pulls off his plan and does not use it. Paulie and Corey remain on the block with Paulie as the house’s target.