What a night on the Live Feeds for Big Brother 18 fans! We’ve been following this potential flip to save Tiffany for several days now and tonight things ran full circle. I went from thinking Tiffany was safe another week then to right back where we started.
For much of the past few days we had seen Da’Vonne working on a plan to save Tiffany. This just a week or so after she torpedoed Tiffany’s game. In a parallel effort we saw Nicole and Corey debating keeping Tiffany but not knowing if they could find support. Those minds met in the middle on Tuesday.
Jump ahead to Tuesday evening at 5:45 PM BBT (7/12). Get your Free Trial to watch along. Nicole is talking with Da’Vonne and they discuss having four of the five votes they’d need to keep Tiffany. Yes, they’ve both realized the other was on board with making this happen. Their four includes the two of them, Michelle, and James. Now they need one more.
Let’s pause for a moment. There are nine votes this week, as discussed earlier, but while it only takes 5 to make something happen that voting isn’t in a vacuum. They have to consider the fallout of any decision they make that doesn’t have the full support of their close allies. Back to our regular programming.
Da’Vonne and Nicole are in the bathroom when they pull over Zakiyah and ask what she thinks of keeping Tiffany. “I’ll do whatever you want,” says Zakiyah. Nicole is excited and says Tiffany wouldn’t put them up or go after them but would instead go after Frank for them. Nicole wants to tell the guys, but promises that even if they say no then she’s still going to do it.
Jump ahead to 6:19 PM BBT as Paulie sits down with Zakiyah to hear her new idea… No. It doesn’t take Paulie long to start pushing back hard on this. He’s talking long term plans and concerns with Tiffany. He notes they’ll have the votes to get Frank out next week anyway. They don’t need Tiffany around and her Rousso lineage scares him and should scare the rest of them.
Move across the yard to find Nicole and James having the same discussion. Flashback to 6:22 PM BBT. James quizzes Nicole on if she really wants to vote out her own team member. Obviously she doesn’t. They’re building each other up on this idea to keep Tiffany. Meanwhile, back at the hammock…
Paulie continues to resist this idea. He points out that if they keep Tiffany and she gets Frank out then what? Who is her next target? Then what if she finds out they were this close to voting her out and she starts pulling the Rousso tricks of tears & fears.
Back over at James and Nicole they’re already counting their unhatched chicks with six votes including Paulie and Zakiyah. Time to bring that thought to an end. They’re the only ones in the backyard so they can speak freely.
Jump to 6:47 PM BBT as Paulie walks over and James asks who they are going to vote out. “Tiffany!” proclaims Paulie. Nicole is stunned. Corey arrives and starts arguing in favor of keeping Tiffany. Remember he was the one prodding Nicole with this idea the other day.
It takes just three minutes of Paulie giving them the same talk he gave Zakiyah to get them to fold. James gives in and then so does Nicole. They are both back on board to evict Tiffany. Paulie beats the dying horse with his long term points again and Nicole admits she’s not thinking long term.
Michelle has arrived to support voting out Bronte over Tiffany, but it’s too little, too late. Paulie digs in and continues to push his position.