The Big Brother Power of Veto Ceremony is coming up later today and the Houseguests are getting ready for the big event as everyone now seems to be aware of what’s going to happen and what this could mean for the week.

Paul works on his renom plans for BB18

With the Big Brother 18 Veto comp results revealed we knew a decision was going to be made for a renom and that went back to plans already in place for the week. Now just hours away from the meeting this week’s Backdoor strategy appears to remain locked in and moving ahead as scheduled.

Da’Vonne is in a bad spot. Paulie was on the Block, won the Veto, and is about to clear a path for Paul to put his former teammate up in Paulie’s place. When that happens Da’Vonne’s game will be in a critical state and unlikely to survive the week. Now after a talk with Paul on Sunday she knows things are looking very bad for her.

Flashback to Sunday 7/31 at 4:20 PM BBT as Da’Vonne has arrived in the HoH room. She wants to know who is going to be Paul’s renom. He hesitates and starts rattling off why he couldn’t renom this Houseguest or that Houseguest giving weak excuses for each of them. Paul says he doesn’t want to put up Nicole because she wasn’t already getting to paranoid about it and Zakiyah hadn’t been to the Block yet so he suggested it’d be too unnerving for her. Paul claimed he needed someone who could be trusted to not get paranoid.

Da’Vonne isn’t buying Paul’s story as she sat there doing her “yeah, yeah, yeah” response we’ve seen her use before. It’s a terrible attempt by Paul at covering his plans and she’s seeing right through it. Paul promises her she’s safe and he wouldn’t risk her while suggesting no one would go against the HoH. Day reminds Paul that his power ends with the meeting and it won’t be up to him anymore.

Paul refuses to openly admit he’s going to do what he’s clearly going to do: renom Da’Vonne. She leaves the room disappointed and discouraged before heading down to talk with Zakiyah where she gets teary and frustrated. She doesn’t understand why Paul, her own teammate from the start, would go against her.

I really do think this is a bad move for Paul. Da’Vonne isn’t coming after him and he’s only feeding in to Paulie’s plan for the season, not his own. He’ll be strengthening Paulie and weakening his own future in the game by eliminating allies in favor of potential enemies. Bad move at this point, but maybe it’ll work out best for Paul afterall.

The ladies are aware of what’s going on as it gets closer to the meeting. Last night around 8:45 PM BBT Michelle spoke with Zakiyah about needing to stop this from happening. She was upset that the promise to go after Bridgette had slipped away. Michelle suggested Paulie was becoming the new Frank with his approach of pushing plans on the other HGs.

I don’t think the women have a chance of stopping this train and the rest of the night slipped away without a strong push to make it happen. Michelle did speak to Paul and Paulie around 10PM BBT and urged them that Da’Vonne wasn’t coming after them. Well, we know Da’Vonne has said she wants the showmances, like Paulie, targeted, but I’d agree that Day isn’t going after Paul.

Later James, who had spoken of trying to stop the BD Day plan, told Paul and Paulie that he didn’t think Day would try to put him (James) up but would probably come after them. Well that won’t help her chances.

The Veto Ceremony should be later morning or early afternoon today and when that happens we should expect Paulie to use the Veto on himself and Da’Vonne to go up as the renom. If the vote were held today immediately after the meeting then Da’Vonne would most likely be evicted. Even with three days to work on it I don’t think things look good for Day at all. She’s this week’s most likely evictee, but maybe she’s got that Round Trip ticket!

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