By Lime Brain
This episode starts off with the continuation of the HOH competition. Fortunately, they let us actually watch it on the live feeds for once. If you missed it, you can see the live feed postings of the competition in the comments section in my last recap, Loch Ness Mess.
The only interesting thing on the show that is new is BB showing us a flashback four hours before the comp. Paul telling us that he just blew up his game. Paul was discussing with James in the kitchen about how his gut is telling him that James doesn’t have his back and that he knows the house wants him out. He hears people talking. Michelle butts in (because she can never keep her mouth shut) and calls Paul a liar and a manipulator. When Paul tells Michelle that he wasn’t talking to her she calls him a baby. Paul is pissed and calls her a cunt! Unfortunately for James and Michelle, they have never watched the RHOBH and that according to Erika, we should all embrace that word. He also calls Michelle a bully and a horrible person. She storms off to the safari room but she is eavesdropping.
Paul tries to continue his conversation with James. He tells James that he never had a problem with James until Paul was on the block. He believes that even though Natalie was the one who put him up, James does whatever Natalie tells him to do. Now Natalie is butting in saying it’s not true. They give an example of James putting Bridgette up when Natalie begged him not to.
James opens his big fucking mouth to defend Natalie and throws himself and his whole alliance under the bus by telling Paul that he voted Victor out while Natalie was begging him to send Corey home. Unfortunately for James, Nicole was in the bathroom and heard him. The look of shock on her face just tells you that the game has once again just changed! By the way, Corey and Victor overheard it also. Natalie is dead to Nicole now. This is where she gets her determination to win the HOH. She doesn’t care about that letter from her mother.
Anyway, when it’s down to Nicole and James as the final two in the comp, they start making deals. James finally accepts the deal that if he lets Nicole win, she will not put him or Natalie up. (They edited out the part where she told James that he can have her HOH and pick the noms.) He’s going to regret this and he might as well kiss that half million good bye. Oh, I forgot. James isn’t playing to win. He’s playing for America’s favorite. How silly of me. But at least this gives a chance for Paul and Victor to stay in the house. The only two who are interesting.
After the comp, Nicole doesn’t know what is best for her game and who to nominate. So, she turns to Corey for advice. She definitely wants to put up Meech. Corey didn’t have much to add to the conversation.
So, Nicole goes to talk to Paul. She makes sure that he and Victor are good. Paul is so happy Nicole won. James is Paul’s number one enemy in the house now. So he is going to work Nicole on how Nicole can’t trust the other side of the house. That James and Natalie set on fire and burned bridges with Paul and Victor.
Natalie seeks out James in the London room. James knows Natalie is pissed at him for jumping off the wall. He tries to convince Natalie that they are good with Nicole.
When Nicole and Corey are alone in the HOH room, they discuss their options. Nicole doesn’t want to go back on her word. (She’s thinking jury votes.) But Corey wants James gone really badly. She wants to ride the middle and let the other two sides fight it out.
Americas Care Package. Corey won the chance to bribe someone $5000.00 to help with his game. He also got a jock strap. Why? Anyway, this package solidifies Nicole having all the power in the house.
Back to the noms. Paul, wanting to prove his loyalty to Nicole, volunteers to go up as a pawn against Meech. NiCorey, Victor and Paul come up with an alliance name. They call themselves the Final Four. It’s a stupid name that Paul came up with. But is it really stupid? I think Paul came up with it so anytime someone says it, it will reinforce in their minds to stick with the plan. Very sneaky.
At the end of the show, Nicole nominates Michelle and Paul. Everybody seems happy, even Meech, because she didn’t cry.
Now onto what has happened since the show ended. Nicole and Corey are saving the bribe for the veto. Nicole tells Victor and Paul that she wants Meech gone now (besides the fact that Meech has been gunning for her) because Meech is good in the mental comps. She wants to make sure that Paul is comfortable being a pawn. She plans on using the bribe for veto to keep the noms the same.
They had the veto comp and Nicole won. The have nots were named and they are Corey and Victor. Paul has the typical nominee paranoia but is trying to keep it under control. But he keeps going up to the HOH room to talk to NiCorey and it makes me nervous that he is going to over talk, like he usually does, and make Nicole nervous and change her mind to vote him out. Sure enough, he comes up with some crazy plan for Nicole to take him down and put up Natalie. His reasoning (though he trusts Nicole 100%) is to mess with their minds for the upcoming HOH competition. He knows that Natalie would be freaking out and driving James crazy. Thankfully, Nicole tells him to forget about it. She doesn’t want any extra blood on her hands and she doesn’t want to show her hand to the other side.
Michelle keeps telling James and Nicole that she is the target but they foolishly don’t listen to her. They also foolishly believe that they are on NiCorey’s good side, so they don’t even bother to try to talk or hang out with NiCorey. They don’t even worry that Paul and Victor are up in the HOH room 24/7. Haven’t they ever watched BB before let alone play? (I’m looking at you James!)
Paul had a talk with Michelle to put behind them the fight they had the other night. He wants to put things behind them and enjoy their last week together. They hashed it out.
The big excitement happened Sunday afternoon. A drone flew over the BB backyard with an inflatable doll attached to it. Across its stomach it read (but I can’t confirm it):
JU R8 BBS18 #1
The houseguests don’t know what it means, but Natalie, being Natalie, makes it about herself and her fake titties. (Huh? If it was about her, they would have taped some armpit hair on it, in my opinion.)
And that’s all I got.
Hi! TT here. Oh how far we have come since Big Brother fans used to stealthily sneak into the studio and throw notes and assorted nonsense over the wall. Then came the glorious years when we…um I mean people would take up a collection to fly planes with banners over the how to blow up the games of people we..um I mean they didn’t like. And now we have drones flying over the backyard with blowup dolls with words emblazoned across their bodies.
When it come to drones, you pretty much will get one chance until production finds a way to stop it from happening. So let’s make this good! How about something like, “America Hates Jatalie!” That would be my first choice. Or maybe, “Paulie is not a liar!” or Fake Tits is Playing James! Because that at least makes the blow up doll relevant.
But alas, the drone was sent by a Joker’s Updates person, arch-rival and enemy of my favorite site for Big Brother, known far and wide for their stupid rankings and nazi-like moderation. So what did the mental midget who flew the drone come up with?
JU R8 BBS18 #1
They had one shot to influence the game. It was their big chance! And this is what they sent. Much like the hamsters you might be thinking, What the fuck does that drone over BB18 mean? Sadly, I am fluent in Jokers. It means, “Joker’s Update ranks #BB18 #1.
I feel just like Ralphie. Son of a Bitch.