Big Brother 18 spoilers here as the Final 3 are off to the races with the first of three rounds of competition to become the last Head of Household for the season and cast the sole eviction vote to form our Final 2 who will go before the Jury. No pressure or anything!

Big Brother HoH comp

After Wednesday night’s eviction which sent Corey Brooks off to meet his fellow evictees it was time for James Huling, Nicole Franzel, and Paul Abrahamian to head out back and face off in the endurance battle to start these three challenges. Read on for the results.

James and Paul were assuring each other before this comp that one of them would win but I hope they remember how good Nicole is at endurance comps as well. Remember all three of these HGs were the last three in the Wall comp. Let’s hope they deliver with a strong showing tonight too.

While we waited for hours and hours, the live endurance competition never arrived on the Feeds. Instead for the first time in more years than my archives of results goes back, season 11, we didn’t get to watch this competition online. Something seriously flawed is going on in production’s decision making this season and it’s shameful.

Eventually Feeds returned and we discovered the winner of the first of three rounds to become the last Head of Household this season.

Final HoH Round 1 – Endurance Comp:

  • Paul won the comp! He moves on to Round 3 on Finale night.

After the comp was over the HGs were taking showers and while James was in the bathroom Paul and Nicole whispered their plans to keep James in the middle and move on to the end together. Flashback to 10:50 PM BBT 9/14. That’s definitely Paul’s plan to cut James if he can, but what about Nicole? She asked Corey what to do and he said take James and Nicole agreed she’d be crazy to take Paul.

Nicole also worried that James and Paul had something going and was wondering if James threw that comp to Paul. When we got a chance to listen to James alone (10:58 PM BBT) he was upset with himself for falling and said he should have won that comp.

Apparently this was a modified Wall comp that included a rope which Paul said he was much better at doing and probably kept James from doing his usual squat and wait it out approach to this competition. We’ll see it play out or at least start on Friday’s episode (8/7c).

What do you think of these results? Get ready for the build up to the second round later this week which is definitely not expected to be on the Feeds. Be sure to download our Big Brother App to get those results when they’re revealed.

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