The Power of Veto will be up for grabs later today in the Big Brother 18 house as this week’s nominees prepare to fight for their safety while the power players around them maneuver for control of the situation.
Update: Veto comp began at 11:23 AM BBT. Spoilers are in, nearly eight hours later.
Paulie wants to keep calling the shots but Paul may finally find himself at odds and is turning to Victor for support to push forward with their target this week. The Veto could disrupt a lot of these plans.
Michelle and Zakiyah are both up on the Block and the support for both is dividing between Paulie and James to get out Michelle while Victor and Paul want Zakiyah gone. Unless this Veto changes up the final noms then one of these sets will be disappointed in how things go.
Zakiyah is planning to draw for Paulie which should be interesting. Paulie worked to get Zakiyah up on the Block, but she doesn’t know that. So if Paulie plays will he really want to win the comp? Well the poor guy was burdened with the great responsibility of being “bred for this” so he’ll feel obligated to try and win it then I imagine he’ll convince Zakiyah the best thing for her game is to stay on the Block and face the vote on Thursday. If Paulie used the Veto then he’d have to save Zakiyah and someone going up could jeopardize getting out Michelle, his target.
Meanwhile Michelle has received promises from both Nicole and Natalie that if she were to pick either of them that they’d be her champion and play to win and save her. I don’t think Nicole would do that at all and would be sure to try and throw it to avoid having to do anything but watching Corey walk around the house. Nicole has said even if she won it she wouldn’t use it with the excuse that it’d put Corey at risk of being the renom. He wouldn’t be, but that’d be her excuse.
Natalie, on the other hand, just might actually try and help Michelle here. If nothing else Natalie might be easier to beat and Michelle has won a Veto before so this seems like her best choice since Nicole might willingly lose to one of the other players but Natalie could be helping knock out the competition.
Victor could also end up with a chance to pick a player and I think he would go with Paul. He’s aware there’s a conflict over who could be going and since Victor has sided with Paul in targeting Zakiyah he’ll want to use his pick for someone fighting for the same cause.
As for what sort of competition the HGs could face it may either end up being something very late tonight or a really simple set up. As of 4:15 AM BBT this morning the backyard was still open instead of being shut down for comp construction which is typically a lengthy process. Michelle suggested that could indicate a crap shoot luxury challenge. Could be.
If either Zakiyah or Michelle wins it then we’ll obviously see the Veto put in to play, but the unknown situation is who else would truly consider using it. Would Paul be willing to upset Paulie and use it to save Michelle? With James’s power of eliminating votes this week he could be the renom and use his votes to protect himself. Hmm. Paul isn’t much of a James fan these days so he might be able to get in Victor’s ear and convince him that it’s worth the risk of putting James in jeopardy this week to secure Zakiyah’s eviction. Now that’d be an interesting way for things to play out!
We’ll watch for the players to be drawn probably mid day but if it happens much later then that’ll indicate a late night comp since there’s usually a good time gap between the two.
Who do you want to see drawn to play in today’s Veto comp and who are you hoping will win the chance to change up this week’s game?
Update: Players were picked. James, Nicole, and Paulie were selected to play and Paul is hosting. Michelle is sulking in the Lounge that she’ll be playing for herself today and I’d say she’s right. James won’t do anything and Nicole has already commented that she wouldn’t help her even though she did say she would. Then obviously Paulie isn’t going to help Michelle either (or Zakiyah most likely).
Update 2: Guess who is going to throw it? Add it to the list with Nicole’s name.
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