Update: CBS has announced Thursday’s HoH battle will be an endurance comp on your Live Feeds (get the Free Trial) and that will delay the start of the ACP vote until around 12AM PT (or later). Get ready to watch it all on the Feeds tonight!
This week one of the first five evicted Jurors will be returning to the game. Delaying the Care Package vote tells us when we can expect those results and how it’s impacting this final round of the ACP.
Since voting usually opens on Sundays for that week’s Care Package there’d be a problem this week. When someone comes back in the game they’d be at a significant disadvantage to the ACP twist because the other two or three options (depending on who goes & comes back) would have been all week. Say Da’Vonne returns, she wouldn’t be open for votes until Thursday night and would have less than 24 hours of votes to accumulate over say Corey who was collecting votes all week.
Of course the ideal thing would have been for this twist to end before the returning Juror happened, but too late for that now. Instead production will hold off on voting until the time when we know who all will be in the house and eligible to receive that ACP. This tells us the returning Juror competition will be held during Thursday’s live show so voting can be immediately updated and opened for the following fifteen hours.
Remember that during BB16 we saw the returning Juror competition held during the show with the sliding discs where Nicole won and even landed herself a nice big kiss from Jocasta. The next round’s HoH competition was then held later in the night once everything was cleared and set back up again. I’m expecting a similar arrangement this week.
Okay, so we’ve established there’s going to be a delay in the Care Package voting and when we’ll likely see the returning Juror twist completed. So what’s this week’s CP power? CASH!
CBS calls this one the “BB Bribe” and describes it as “the winner get $5,000 to bribe one Houseguest! Bribes may influence voting, competitions, vetoes, or nominations. The bribe can only be given to one Houseguest for one action, within the week leading up to the next eviction.”
You’ll have 20 votes each day, resetting at midnight, and the voting begins Thursday at 10PM ET (7PM PT). There’s no concern this time around about the top vote earner being evicted and it going to the next person. We’ll know exactly who is eligible while voting.
So remember that so far Natalie, James, Nicole, and Michelle have all won an ACP so they can’t receive this. It’ll either go to Corey, Paul, Victor, or whoever comes back. Of course right now it looks like Victor will be voted out so that opens us up to it still being him if he wins his way back in to the game.
Who do you want to win the BB Bribe Care Package? Vote below and share your thoughts on what’s going on here with the twist, delayed voting, and returning Juror situation.