By Lime Brain
YAY! It’s Thursday, eviction night, and finally either Natalie or James will go home. It’s supposedly James that is staying, but you never know on the BB House. I just want one of them to finally leave because I can’t take the way they are treating each other anymore. It makes my heart hurt.
For the first time in BB History, three duos are in the finals. You can thank Grodner for that. Julie asks us, Is the honeymoon over for Jatalie?
We start just after the veto meeting with Jatalie are in the London room alone. Natalie is ranting that she never trusted Nicorey and feels betrayed by them. She is blaming James for trusting him. James tells us in the diary room that it is his fault that they are on the block for voting out Victor. But there’s nothing he can do about it now.
The others are discussing who to keep. Both duos want to keep James for their own purposes. Paul is telling Nicole that he only talks to James about superficial stuff. Nicole is no dummy and she is not buying it. And she shouldn’t.Victor plays pool with James, listening to him unload about Natalie. He is only listening so James will trust him and work with him.
Out by the pool, James asks Natalie if she is okay. He tells her that people are feeling the tension. He is pushing her to talk to him. She just wants to be left alone because she knows she is going home.
I believe this is when Megaphone man comes along and shouts out that James and Nicole had a pre-game alliance. If I’m wrong with the timing of the incidence, just pretend I am right. Because BB never shows it on the show. They are pretending it never happened. When it happened, James heard it first and started repeating it and then the feeds went to fish and everybody was ushered inside and told not to talk about it. The fish lasted for about a half hour. It happened around 12:20 am BB time on Sept. 7th.
BB did show the fight James and Natalie had while the feeds were off. James unloaded on Natalie. He told her that he’s been holding them together for the past 80 days. She tells him that she is living in a nightmare. James asks himself why he got himself in a showmance. I think he asked himself that multiple times this week.
James goes to Corey (who is actually out of bed and is on the bicycle outside.) James tells him that Natalie is pissed at him 24/7. That she says she betrayed Victor and Paul and should have listened to her gut. He is throwing Natalie under the bus to Corey. This is music to Corey’s ears. James tells Corey that he always trusted him. Corey runs back to Nicole and blabs the whole conversation to her. He tells her that he trusts James not to put them up. Natalie’s fate is officially sealed.
James goes back to Natalie. She says she wants to sleep alone and she can’t wait for the eviction and go to the jury house. James (I can’t believe I am typing this) called her an asshole! She asks what does he mean. He tells her it’s her brattiness and her true colors are showing. He walks off and at the door he says heard that she threw him under the bus. Natalie is crushed. She tells him she never did. He replies that it was perceived that you did. He is still going off on her. He tells her that he doesn’t know what her end game is. She asks James if he thinks she was using him. James starts the slut shaming and accuses her of hitting on all the guys in the house, starting with Victor, then Corey and even Paulie. (Huh?) James was basically her last resort.
Natalie is shocked to hear him saying this and really upset about the Paulie part. She doesn’t know who James is anymore. She’s crying in the DR room about it. I wonder how much worse the fight was that BB didn’t show us.
James goes to the others to tell Natalie’s enemies how he unloaded on her. He says he is done with her. After he left, the others celebrated that Jatalie is fighting. It’s good for their game. I don’t like these people.
James tells the DR that he was going to give up a half million dollars to help her win the game. But he is not going to do that anymore. He is done.
Now on to BB filler about Jeff and Jordan. She is pregnant and they got married. Enough of that.
Back to Jury house. Tension is down in the house. Z says things are cool with Paulie. Day tells us Z went back to him like a fly at a picnic. She and Bridgette don’t exist to Z anymore. Why I am not surprised? Is there going to be a third BB baby?
Michelle arrives to the jury house. She tells the others that she should have campaigned harder but Nicole is still a snake. As they watch the tape of the HOH comp, she tells Paulie that he should have hung on 3 minutes longer and he would have been back in the house. Paulie lies and says he doesn’t care. She tells them about the fight she had with Paul before the comp and how he called her a cunt. They are speechless. They see the end of the comp where James threw it to Nicole. Day is livid. I guess James lost her vote if he makes final two. Day tells us that Nicole is controlling the house. Day may not like her, but she is impressed. Yep. James has definitely lost her vote.
Eviction time! And Nominee speeches. Natalie gives shout outs to friends and family. She starts praising James and says that she has had a lot of fun. She calls James her soul mate. She has pulled herself together these last few hours because I thought she was saying yesterday she was going to blast everybody.
James sounds nervous. He praises Natalie and says it is an honor to know her and he won’t campaign against her.
They have the vote and Natalie is evicted 3 – 0. She says her goodbyes and is giggling and hugging them all. She says goodbye to James and tells him that she loves him. She took Mr. Jenkins with her.
Julie interviews her and says that you called James your soul mate. Is it real? Natalie tells her that James is her in a guy person. Natalie has really turned on her cheerleader persona and is all smiles and bubbly. I think she is just thrilled to be out of the house and away from everybody. (Though hopefully not James. I can’t help it, I’m a romantic at heart though I know it will never work out.) Natalie tells Julie that honestly there is a chance. Everyone will have to wait and see. (James is toast. Sigh.)
On to the goodbye messages! Victor told her that she was the target. It’s revenge. (Doesn’t he think about jury votes?) Paul told her that he lost respect for her when she threw James under the bus. (Again, jury votes?) Nicole says she’s the last girl in the house and BB cuts off what was probably a giant smirk from her.) Then some blah, blah, blah… (She was working on the jury vote.) James left a very nice message. It made me teary eyed. Poor James. There was no message from Corey.
Time for the HOH comp. It’s called BB Slide In Theater. They need to get 8 gallons of butter for their popcorn transferred to a giant bowl at the other end of the slip and slide. There is a smaller container next to it that they can choose to fill up first and if they do, they will get a larger scoop to transfer their butter in.
I just finished typing this recap and the comp is over. I missed it but I can tell you that Corey won. Natalie was right. James should have evicted Corey instead of Victor. But then again, we would have had Paulie in the house. I’ll take the Corey win. Sigh.
TT here! I missed most of the comp too. I’ve seen these sliding ice rink type challenges every season. They take forever. So I did a quick recap of Flipping Out. And just like that it was over. I never in a million years expected Corey to be good at this comp, but it was clear in the first minute that he would win. He was lapping Paul in the first couple minutes they showed on TV. Yet still, I thought I would have plenty of time to watch the end. I have never seen this challenge happen so quickly. I wonder if he had long DRs where they would sneak him out to practice and coach him. #ConspiracyTheory.
#NotGayCorey got a Taylor Swift CD, coconut butt cream and a bunch of sausages in his HOH basket.
So is seems my favorite Duo is going to be busted up. I need whoever stays (Victor if he wins veto, Paul if he doesn’t) to win HOH Or Veto next week. Whoever wins those stays. Whoever wins veto is the only voter and decides the final three. If the veto winner doesn’t send Nicole home, I think she wins unless she is next to Victor, then Victor would probably win.
So we are almost done. I don’t thing the houseguest know it but there is an eviction on Monday and the last on is on Wednesday. There are only FOUR episodes left (SHOW DAYS IN BOLD) Here is how I think it breaks down.
Friday: Nominations Victor and Paul are going up.
Saturday: Veto Comp, if Victor doesn’t win he is going home.
Sunday: ??? Day to Campaign?? Nominations are revealed on TV.
Monday: POV/EVICTION. Either Paul or Victor goes home.
Tuesday: Eviction from Monday Airs (TV)
Wednesday: Live POV, Live Eviction, Part 1 of HOH with final 3 begins
Friday: The final three recap dinner, a scripted moment in the house where the film final three reminiscing about each houseguest. (TV)
Four days of complete boredom in the house.
Weds. Live Finale (TV) 90 minutes after premier of Survivor Gen X v Millennials