Big Brother 18 Premiere Recap: Twists Revealed As Houseguests Move In

The Big Brother 18 premiere is here as we settle in for a season of 99 days of Big Brother fun and adventure with our new batch of Houseguests, twists that we’re waiting to untangle, and all the Feeds you can handle. But First, we’ve got a two-hour show to get through.

Big Brother 18 cast in front of the Big Brother house
Big Brother 18 cast in front of the Big Brother house – Source: @CBSBigBrother

Julie Chen is back as our host from outside the BB18 House and she’s ready to walk us through the new house redesign before sending the cast inside for their bedroom scramble and a little mind scramble when she starts revealing the season’s twists.

We know there are only 12 new Houseguests so far, but they won’t discover this angle of the game until they’re settled in and start looking around. Can’t wait to find out just how long it’ll be before the other four “mystery guests” are brought in to join them.

Julie Chen reveals this two-night premiere will feature 4 competitions, 3 twists, and 1 eviction. Ohh yeah, didn’t I tell you that was part of my predictions? The HGs have been in there for a week already so there’s been plenty of time for lots of events.

All 12 of the HGs are gathered at the front of the house and Julie announces the first group to move in will be Michelle, Natalie, Paul, and Victor. Uh oh, Michelle. It looks like she was the first one in and you might remember the first Houseguest in has never won their season of Big Brother. (Rachel was first in her first season but then won her second season when she wasn’t the first in.)

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Second group in was Bronte, Glenn, Paulie, and Zakiyah. That leaves the last group as Bridgette, Corey, Jozea, and Tiffany. Once everyone is in we get the gathering in the living room for champagne toasts and introductions.

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Julie announces there will be 3 twists revealed to the newbies before the sun rises and here comes the first one. 4 stowaways have been in the house since the newbies arrived and here they come.

Big Brother 18’s Four Mystery Houseguests:

Julie reveals the next twist. Houseguests will be playing in teams of four and the four Vets must be on different teams. Sigh. This is just BB14 all over.

Big Brother 18 Teams:

  • Team 1: Frank, Michelle, Paulie, Bridgette
  • Team 2: Day, Paul, Zakiyah, Jozea
  • Team 3: James, Natalie, Victor, Bronte
  • Team 4: Nicole, Corey, Tiffany, Glenn

Teams will be holding on to rockets and has 4 chances (HGs) to stay alive. First team to be all out will be Have-Nots. Third place team gets a mystery punishment. Second place team gets $10K to split. First place team gets safety in the first two evictions. Time to see what happens!


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  1. It would be awesome if it were evel dick, Janelle, mike boogie and Dr. Will, but I know it won’t be any of them. When I first heard I thought maybe dick cause he had to leave early last time. But given what he had to leave for we may not see him back cause it may be a deal breaker for the show.

  2. I’m so excited, I can’t contain myself. I love seeing Julie’s face! Big Brother is HERE!

  3. Of course I am a DVR addict hate commercials so I will wait 20 minutes to start watching but don’t mind spoilers that’s why I’m here lol enjoy everyone

  4. I don’t watch the View and haven’t seen Julie in a while. Something looks different about her.

  5. Michelle you better not blow her cover! But, really, who wouldn’t realize that Tiffany is related to Vanessa?!!

      • i admit, i forgot her intro that annoyed me by the end of the show. hope she stays on my good side and plays well. she has very pretty eyes

      • Yeah, get Michelle out! If she’s smart, she’ll align with Tiffany. Vanessa might’ve been crazy and kooky at times with all the strategy talk, but she did make it to the end.

      • by end of show, i forgot she annoyed me so. hope i forget about her intro and she turns out to be a good player that doesnt annoy me any more

  6. Gosh, all the siblings have to do is dye their hair and they look their sister/brother (Vanessa and Cody).

  7. My computer page is going up and down and deleting thins like I’m in “The Conjuring.” Who the frick is in the cast?!

  8. James couldn’t tell the twins apart last year. He might not realize that Tiffany’s Vanessa’s sister, unless they already met before the show.

  9. I like Da’Vonne. She left too soon! Her figuring out there were twins was one of the most epic weeks, in my opinion.

    • Haha I’m pretty sure everyone would change their game play after being eliminated second

  10. Nice to be back guys and damn James and Momma Day are back! this night just got real and started. so ready for this season.

  11. Tiffany even walks the same as Vanessa. My gosh, they are too much alike and they aren’t even twins!

  12. Tiffany even walks the same as Vanessa. My gosh, they are too much alike and they aren’t even twins!

  13. Did he really think all these younger people were going to choose him first. Oh please!

  14. DaVonne would have been better with Paulie, then Vanessa part deux, not Jozea…. he is too over top and already gunning for her.

  15. What a surprise. 3 of the strongest guys are the last ones standing…well, in this case sitting.

  16. Welp all know Paulie won’t give up and the other guys looks pretty stable so I wonder who’s next to fall

  17. OK…let’s see how long I last on this bowser. YAY! Frank’s back! And Nichole! Frank’s hair is too short. The baseball coach is a monster!

    • Why do people think she would’ve been the first one out? Because of her voice? That is a horrible excuse!

  18. I missed so much trying to find a site that wasn’t from “The Conjurer,” so who is Bronte?

      • i like her but she may get on people’s nerve. kinda like jmac did at first with his scream talk, but he was so likable, you ended up liking his talk

      • You can like someone and their voice drive you nuts. My voice would definitely drive some people away, for sure.

      • LMBO, TOO…I wondered how long it would take before you saw that…I hope it was OK. LOL.

      • You were right. I’m fuming…where is that Sharona? It’s time for a beat down. No one jokes with me…

      • Can’t watch the show and be on the board here at the same time which is why this is a delayed comment. her voice is not that bad…just a little high.

      • I won’t be commenting tonight either…I missed too much last night, so I’ll be here replying to other people! Hopefully we’ll both catch up and meet somewhere tomorrow. See you then—hopefully!!!

      • Do you still feel the same way about her voice…now that you’ve gotten to know her a little better? :)

      • I think I’ve now begun tuning her voice out. Her face reminds me of Tori Spelling. They all whisper too much. Between their low voices and my air conditioner my ears are really straining to hear their conversations. Lol

      • I can’t hear them unless my TV is up to, like 16 on the volume…and I’m afraid the old ladies that live on either side of me will complain if I turn it up any louder. Lol… Her voice is really getting on my nerves. I don’t care for her. AT ALL. I can’t bear to look at the screen when Sparkly Beard is on. What is his deal?!

      • Sharona thank you so much. Now I have to check Paul’s beard for sparkles? Either that or I missed a joke somewhere. Hard to keep up with everything this season. Maybe she’s whispering so much that it hasn’t gotten to me yet…unlike Paul’s beard. At least he doesn’t wear it in a pony tail.

      • Lol! Haven’t you noticed that his beard sparkles? At first I thought I was imagining it…but then I realized it just varies in ‘spakliness.’ Lol! The very first night I almost said, “Does Paul have Afro Sheen on his beard?”, but I didn’t want to sound mean or say the wrong thing. Next time you see him in the Diary Room, look closely. And during a live show, you’ll DEFINITELY see it! I can’t believe no one has commented on it. Oh man, if he wore that gross thing in a pony tail, I’d puke. Lol! It’s almost time for BBAD, so I have to get my ice cream and other treats. Ha-ha! It’s true. I have these treats, turn the TV up as far as I safely can, try not to chew too loudly, then fall asleep during the second hour. And I STILL don’t know anything about this season! Anyway…watch for sparkles. Once you see them, you won’t be able to un-see them!

      • Still have not seen any sparkles, maybe it’s my tv. Anyway, did you see BBAD when Paul was telling about a delivered package of a hand inside and the guy returned it to sender? He was asked questions with only a yes or no answer. How did it end? i remember going to commercials but when show came back on everyone was in a different room. Did I fall asleep and miss how the story ended? HELP!!!

      • His beard (which he could NOT stop touching) was gross and dirty last night. It made me want to gag. I watched him tell everyone in the bathroom about his stupid Halloween parties and how trashed he gets and how fun they are because they get SO trashed and that’s why they’re SO fun because they get SO trashed and his Mom makes Sangria that would make you SO trashed after drinking just TWO glasses, but that’s great because you get SO trashed and that’s what make his parties SO fun because you get SO trashed and he usually has around 120 people at his Halloween/Birthday parties and they’re SO fun because they get SO trashed!!!!!!! Then I crashed and it was SO fun!!
        Seriously, that’s all I remember. It started out with Nicole, Zakiya (why does she put make-up on at night?!) and I can’t remember the other girl’s name–I can’t keep up…then James came in…then gross-dirty-beard Paul came in. OH! No, I remember Nicole and James and Tiffany seeing the beer and wine and taking it to the HoH room. But, I don’t even remember the boys having a conversation about a hand…Paul probably made the whole thing up. I wouldn’t put it past him. I have to take heavy duty pain killers and muscle relaxers at night, so I am totally out of the loop this year. I have NO clue what’s going on. Right after Paul’s Halloween/Birthday party stories, I must have fallen asleep. I don’t know how I did—he was SO EXCITING!!!
        Seriously though, Lisa…he really does have sparkles! I’m not trying to mess with you! Wait until he knows he’s going to be seen by everyone—not just people who get the feeds or BBAD.
        Could I have written a longer reply? Lol…sorry! I got carried away. I can’t stand that Paul. Not in the same way I couldn’t stand F.G., but close. Are you going to watch tonight? When I watch and comment, I’m usually just responding to other people…because I cannot follow the show. I’ll have to watch it ‘On Demand’ tomorrow. Lol…
        I can’t believe how long this is. I’m so sorry! I’ll talk to you later!

      • No..I’m not. Didn’t say I was good at doing them, though. Just that it helps when my voice gets annoying for others.

      • It took me a while to get used to his voice. As did the wildlife near my home. Bats would fly into my windows. Raccoons would gnaw off their fur. My cat would have seizures.

      • Aw, man! Why didn’t I think of exploiting my poor cat and her Jmac Seizures? I still think he was a puppet, voiced by Seth MacFarlane.

  19. I think the teams were designed to keep the Vets and Newbies from sticking with each other. I hope it works.

    • No, not yet! Not for a few days…it might not be good for her yet. Why do you think she should let them know now? I missed a lot earlier tonight.

      • I meant that she should come clean to Michelle. Which I’m glad she did. Michelle wouldn’t have believed Tiff if she said she wasn’t and if she lied, that would probably not be good for Tiff’s game. Michelle could turn some others against her if she were to lie about it.

      • Oh, OK. I missed that whole thing. My computer was going crazy—page was going up and down and I couldn’t comment…so like I said, I totally missed it. Thanks, Jasmine!

      • My bad! The hex truly was meant for someone else. Give me a few to figure out why my spell didn’t work right!

      • She couldn’t come up with a savvy lie, like her sister would and then blame someone else for saying it!

  20. Oh girl, please… you can’t hide that you are Vanessa’s sister. Oh, Michelle you do look and sound a like Nicole.

  21. Tiffany’s as paranoid as Vanessa was. She thought Michelle was Nicole’s sister? Hilarious!

    • The HGs gain a lot while they’re on the show. Not surprising she was able to drop it once BB16 ended.

  22. Yay! Frank and James are safe. I don’t mind if Nicole goes. No, Day, do not repeat what you did last season