Last night on the Big Brother 18 Feeds we watched as the HGs received a warning from outside the game to watch out for James and Nicole and a suspected preseason alliance that could be closing in on becoming a F2 reality.
With the final noms of the week set we’ve been hearing from Nicole and Corey more of their plans to not only keep James but to turn the game on their F4 allies and move forward with the other remaining Vet player. Could this be part of a secret F2 deal between James and Nicole? Either way the HGs have now been warned from the outside world that it could be coming their way.
James is talking with Natalie at the hot tub while Victor and Paul are standing around at the pool table. Suddenly James jumps up and is joined by the other HGs standing in the middle of the yard as they try to hear a nearby fan shouting through a megaphone.
“James… Nicole… pregame… alliance” (confirmed via @BBTooms) can be faintly heard over the Feeds as it’s repeated over and over. Everyone is standing there silent when suddenly Natalie’s mouth drops open and she points to the sky. She’s just understood the message being sent. As Victor starts to repeat what they’re hearing the Feeds cut and we go to Fish as production typically does for these sorts of events.
When things returned at 12:48 AM BBT we’ve got Natalie under the covers in the London bedroom while the rest of the HGs are in the Tokyo bedroom talking about Natalie’s and James arguing in the recent days. We’re not hearing any immediate discussion about what was heard but with Victor and Paul there the potentially interested parties surely know what was being said.
It’s not until several hours later, around 2:45 AM BBT, that we hear anything about it as James and Natalie are again discussing the pending eviction. They’ve been arguing for a long time tonight because apparently things got heated between them during that 30 minutes of down Feeds. I imagine she got pretty upset about the megaphone message and she brings it up again here as she asks if he had a final two or three deal with Nicole or with Nicole & Corey. James promises her he didn’t.
The bigger question here is whether or not this will influence Paul and Victor’s decision to target Natalie for eviction instead of James. But consider again that they have no real course of action even if they do want to try and get James out this week aside from pressuring Nicole and Corey.
Victor can’t vote and Paul is just one of the three votes this week. They’d have to go to Nicole and Corey to get that pressure applied. Considering Nicole suggested to Corey that she’d take James to the end over Corey, well he just might be willing to make the flip but I think that’s a long, long shot here.
Do you think Paul and Victor will take the message in to consideration? Will they believe that James and Nicole have a pregame alliance? We certainly think there’s a possibility that’s going on. Paul mentioned their contracts prohibited them from contacting past HGs but we also know that James and Paulie went to Derrick as they’ve admitted and it wouldn’t be a stretch for Nicole to have done the same despite the prohibition on that move. Also, don’t forget that “ten grand, ten grand, ten grand” bribe promise between Nicole and James. That was sure sketchy. Many eyebrow raising elements here.
Share your thoughts below on what you think this could mean for the Big Brother 18 Houseguests here in the final weeks of the season along with your take on outside forces impacting the game.