‘Big Brother’ Recap: Episode 30 — Natalie Flip Flops, Paul Flips Out, Nicole And Corey Flop| August 24, 2016 at 9:17 PM EDT
While everyone else in the Big Brother 18 house were playing the game, Nicole and Corey “cuddled” and slept because they know they’ve got the right people (James and production) on their side this week.
We jump into the episode right after Natalie and Michelle nominated Paul and Victor for eviction instead of Nicole and Corey. And Paul is immediately on the offensive. He knows that someone go in Natalie’s ear. So he asks everyone what he has lied about and no one can tell him anything.
And then Michelle comes in the room pretending like she actually had a reason to nominate Paul. She’s talking about Paul lying about Da’Vonne leaving. None of their reasons really add up. Michelle says Paulie told her … whah. Stop right there. Paulie told her something and she believed it? OK.
Meanwhile, Nicole and Corey get to celebrate in the storage room that they convinced Natalie and Michelle to go after the guys instead of them.
Paul calms down and decides to go to the HOH room to find out who “boned” him. Natalie tells him that she heard Paul threw James under the bus and when she hears that it hurts her. Paul tells them that essentially Paulie, Nicole and Corey are full of crap. Natalie is brought to tears and starts to regret her decision.
Victor and Paul know that Nicole and Corey are behind their nominations and that they need to focus on the veto so they can win it and get Corey on the block. And they get Natalie and Michelle to realize that Nicole and Corey tricked them. So they get Natalie on board to backdoor Corey. But Michelle and James are still focused on getting Paul out.
Paul decides to go ahead and blow up on Nicole. He tells her that he’s on the block because of her. He asks her how he’s a liar and manipulator. Nicole says she doesn’t know she’s the reason he’s on the block and that she never made up anything about him. Corey comes out to shun his patriotard in the middle of this altercation and in typical Corey fashion, it’s all very awkward. Paul continues to lay into Nicole and Corey and concludes it with the claim that Nicole is the one who is really good at this game.
It’s time for a BB Storm Watch weather alert. There’s going to be all-night alerts that will play into the Power of Veto competition. And Natalie is the person who decides to help Paul study for the competition. Meanwhile, Nicole and Corey and “cuddling” in the bed and ignoring the alerts because they know they don’t really have to worry about anything because James won’t vote either of them out this week because of the obvious pre-season alliance James and Nicole have had all season.
Paul annoys Natalie because he’s asleep in her HOH bed so now she’s back to wanting him out. Sure that’s why you want him out and it has nothing to do with the Diary Room pushing for you and James to work with Nicole and Corey.
This editing is awful so let’s just move on to the veto competition. Everyone is playing in the competition expect for Nicole. It’s an individual competition and Natalie is up first and she doesn’t do so well. Victor is up next and does a little better than Natalie. James is after Victor and decides he doesn’t want to win.
Michelle is up next and she wants to win so she is seemingly doing well. Corey follows Nicole and he has no idea what’s going on because he didn’t pay any attention and he feels safe. Paul is the final contestant and he knows everything because he studied all night long.
The final scores were Corey: 15 points, James: 13 points, Michelle: 20 points, Natalie: 10 points, Paul: 21 points, Victor: 19 points. Paul has won the Power of Veto.
So Paul and Victor think they’re good to go with this whole backdoor Corey plan. But Michelle has Nicole in her sights and James is not going to vote out Nicole. There’s no point in pretending that anything other than Victor going home this week will happen so let’s just move on. At the veto ceremony, Paul uses the veto on himself and Michelle names Corey as the replacement.
Live eviction & the Jury Battle Back twist all happens Thursday night. Get ready!