Well that escalated quickly. Overnight Tuesday we witnessed major changes in the dynamics of the Big Brother 18 house as HGs began to realize through mutual confessions that Paulie Calafiore was running the house and pitting them against one another. While he slept in the next room his former allies turned against him.
Backing things up a bit we had seen James wavering over whether or not it’d be in his best interest to use his new Care Package power against Paulie to send Zakiyah out the door. After things shifted back, as expected, to sticking with Paulie, things were finally pushed over the ledge for James and he wasn’t alone.
A little after 11PM BBT last night Michelle put in a hard press to get James and Natalie to consider keeping her. She urged James to realize Paulie was running the house but James continued to goof and make silly comments. After Michelle was gone Natalie started to apply the pressure as well.
Around 11:45 PM BBT Natalie told James that Paulie had made repeated flirt comments about them making out and no one knowing, taking a bite out of her butt, and has mentioned them dating back home (they both live near each other). James wants to call Paulie out but is hesitant because of the impact on his James’s game.
About thirty minutes later Bridgette has joined the talk and they’re going over who all wants Michelle to stay. James is surprised by the momentum but isn’t ready to try and blindside Paulie.
Move forward to 5:00 AM BBT as James and Paulie are alone in the Have Not Room. James lets Paulie know he’s upset about the alleged advances he’s been making on Natalie. Paulie denies it and also says it would have just been joking. Paulie says back home he and his boys would “put her in her place” then get rid of her after telling the other guy that a girl was suggesting someone was trying to cut in on their girlfriend. James says he’s upset with Natalie for suggesting this was happening.
Leap forward again to 6:00 AM BBT to find James and Natalie in the Storage room. If James was upset with Natalie then he’s over it now. They’ve been talking about the vote situation again. Bridgette arrives and the talk continues when James tells Bridgette she needs to make sure she’s got Victor with them. Bridgette realizes James is down for going against Paulie. There is much celebration in the room.
James wonders if they should hold a House Meeting to call out Paulie on his duplicity. Ugh. Such a bad idea. Don’t do that James! The group talk continues as they spend nearly thirty minutes discussing how to go about getting the house to flip. The three of them could work together though and that’s all they’d need to control this week’s outcome after using James’s ACP power. James says it’s time to go to war. Both Natalie and Bridgette say they’re in.
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At 6:30 PM BBT the group leaves the Storage room and Bridgette goes to wake Michelle telling her things are happening. James and Natalie have soon joined the room where Paul is also sitting and listening. James, Bridgette, and Natalie begin explaining everything they know about what Paulie has been doing to pit them against one another.
There’s a lot more to cover in their talks on the next page…