We kicked off our BB18 finale coverage last night building to the reveal of the Big Brother 18 winner as we waited to find out who won the third round, the $500,000 grand prize, and which player took the Favorite Houseguest parting gift. Now the news is official

Julie Chen with BB18 F3 at Finale

Houseguests James Huling, Nicole Franzel, and Paul Abrahamian faced off Wednesday night to find out which of them will emerge the winner of Season 18 after defeating fifteen other HGs including Veteran players, two of which made it to the end. Silly newbies. Now it’s time to see if those Vets could seal the deal or if fresh blood is what it took to win Big Brother this year.

Alert: New season of Big Brother starts Sept 28th! Seriously! Details on Big Brother Over The Top.

Dr. Will returned to host the Round Table discussion for what’s already been an explosive Jury House so I doubt we’ll be disappointed on that front. Then those Jurors headed to the front of the Big Brother House along with the season’s first five evictees as we awaited the giant key block and Julie Chen’s reveal of the Jury’s vote.

Before we could get to all that we still needed the final Head of Household to be decided with three competitions. The winners of the first two rounds would face off live in the third round with the winner deciding the final eviction. Let’s see what happened.

Big Brother 18 Final HoH – Round 1:
Last week’s show ended with the F3 kicking off the endurance competition where they raced around the backyard dressed as cats and faced various endurance mini-battles. Last HG standing (hanging?) would win this challenge.

Over on the hanging portion of the comp Nicole is the first to fall. James follows just a moment behind her, which Nicole finds suspicious. Paul wins Round 1.

Big Brother 18 Final HoH – Round 2 – “Snapshot”:
With the endurance battle out of the way it was time for a physical and mental competition. Nicole and James are facing off here and have to run back and forth through the backyard in an amusement park setting and recall which HGs were involved in events from the game. There’s a LOT of running back and forth.

Nicole ends up beating James by almost 12 minutes in this challenge (7m24s for Nicole & 19m6s for James) as James was doing almost everything wrong at the start before he got the hang of it. Running was not his thing.

Paul and Nicole face off now for the live action Round 3 comp, but first it’s time for the Jury Round Table debate. No real surprises here as James sounds dead in the water while Paul and Nicole both earn praise from the Jurors. If they’re the F2 then this could be close.

Big Brother Over The Top – HG Vote:
Julie reveals big news that viewers will get to vote to help pick the winner of BBOTT but wait, there’s more, we also get to vote in one of the HGs. Either Jason (BB17) or Jozea (BB18) will be going back in for the new season. Whoa! Okay, vote Jason, right?

Here we go with Round 3! Paul vs Nicole. 8 questions. 1 final HoH.


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