By Lime Brain
One more day until the Big Brother Finale and we can finally put this season to bed. Yay! I’m inviting everybody to join me to watch the finale together and post live, as it happens. Party in the TT house!
But before we get there, I want to get everybody up to date with what has been going on these past few days. Since they have been mostly sleeping, this should be short and sweet.
Paul won the first part of the HoH comp and Nicole won part 2. They have both sworn to take each other because Paul has been pounding it into Nicole that James has done nothing all summer and doesn’t deserve any money. But, the question is, will Nicole chance throwing away $500,000 because James doesn’t deserve anything? I don’t think she’s that much of a fool. If taking James is what’s best for her game she will do it!
After Nicole won part two, James is finally getting nervous that the other two might not pick him for final two. He’s asked Paul if he thinks they should have kept Corey instead of Nicole. Paul strings James along and tells him not to worry because Paul will beat Nicole and take James. (Ha!)
I think it was Saturday when Nicole was by herself going over jury votes, trying to figure out who to take if she wins the final comp. If she takes James, she knows she will never have Natalie’s vote. But she will have Corey’s. She figures she also has Paulie’s & Z’s. She hopes she will also have Paul’s and Victor’s if they are not bitter. That’s 5 right there. She is stressing about the jury questions and if they will accuse her of using Corey as a shield. Well, I think that is a good argument to take James over Paul, because they will accuse you of that if you take Paul.
Nicole thinks if she takes Paul instead, she will have Corey, Paulie and Z. Paul would have Victor, Michelle and Bridget (she was rooting for him to win at the jury buyback comp). Though she might have Bridget if she takes James. (Sorry, Paul. This is not looking good for you if she wins part 3.)
Whenever I turn my feeds on and the houseguests are actually awake and not sleeping, Paul and Nicole are usually together and bashing James on what a lousy player he is and doesn’t deserve to be there, while James is alone and moping about Natalie. At this point, James still thinks he’s in a good spot and one of them will take him. He thinks if Paul takes him he can win with votes from Corey, Nicole, Day, Michelle and of course, Natalie. And hopefully, Natalie has been using her cheerleading skills in the jury house for him.
Paul thinks it’s strange that James hadn’t been campaigning to either of them to take him. Nicole says he never would because it might get back to the other one.
The next day (Sunday) Nicole was in the safari room working on her speech to the jurors and why she deserves to win. I’m not recapping it. If she gets there, you will get to hear it. James later joined her. He told her that he was practicing also and thinking of things Julie might ask him if he is evicted. Nicole doesn’t pish posh the idea of him being evicted, but instead says that Julie will most likely ask him about Natalie. I think this is James first wakeup call that he might be getting “boned” by the other two.
Later that afternoon, Paul practices his speech. He is using the timer on the microwave to make sure it stays under two minutes. I think he has the winning speech. He better win part 3 !
Later on James did ask Nicole if she was taking him and she told him she didn’t know yet. (She knows if she told him she’d take him, his change in demeanor would tip off Paul). Anyway, they discuss votes back and forth and Nicole is worried about a bitter jury. (Hey, Nicole! Maybe you should have gotten out of bed more often and socialized.) James realizes that Nicole knows that he would probably have the votes over her and now he is really starting to worry.
Nicole goes back to Paul and she tells him about her talk with James. They start discussing votes. They are both saying they will take each other. Not because James has the votes but because they both deserve to be there and not James. (Ha! Ha!)
On to Monday. When James was in the DR, Paul and Nicole were discussing again about Nicole’s conversation with James. Nicole told Paul that James told her that if she took Paul, she wouldn’t have the votes to beat him. James also said that he would have a tough time beating Paul. (Hey! It sounds like James is actually campaigning after all.)
Not much else happened until the late afternoon when Big Brother gave them a card telling them about Big Brother Over the Top starting next week. They were also shown a commercial for it. They are in disbelief. James thinks it’s great and he wants to apply for it. Nicole and Paul seem upset about it. They realize they are going to be yesterday’s news as soon as they get out of the house.
Big Brother also gave them a board and markers to leave a message or advice for the new house guests. Nicole was annoyed with James’s advice because she said he could be blowing up someone’s strategy. (Really, Nicole? Did it hit too close to home with your strategy? Like find the cutest guy/girl who can win comps and get in a showmance with them?)
Later in the evening Nicole talked to Paul about James being happy again. She wanted to know if Paul told James that he was taking him to the final two. Paul denied it. He said he didn’t talk to James all day. He suggested that they go together and they both tell James that they are not taking him. Nicole declined. She says she is just stressed out about the finale, the jurors’ questions and giving a speech, etc.
Meanwhile, James went into the safari room to tell America that he believes that Paul and Nicole are taking each other to the finale. It’s because he didn’t get enough blood on his hands. He thinks he should have kept Corey over Nicole. He wishes Paul would be honest with him and tell him that he’s taking Nicole. He’s not mad at either one of them and he doesn’t know who he will vote for.
And that’s it for now! Don’t forget to join us for the open forum on Wednesday night to talk about the Big Brother Finale Live while it is happening!
Hey, it’s TT! First of all a HUGE THANK YOU to Limey for keeping us all updated on three shows a week plus the live feeds. That was a lot of work and I really appreciate it!
I watched a bunch of the discussion between Nicole and Paul and I really did believe that they were going to take each other. Then there is that rehearsal by Nicole where she says, “If I’m sitting next to James.” There is another time that she says, “I don’t want to take that ding dong where most people think she is talking about James but others think she is talking about Paul.”
I’m with Limey, Paul needs to win part 3. The problem is that part 3 is the same every year and it is literally a crap shoot. It an A or B game where they ask the jury members questions and there are two possible answers to their question A or B. Both answers always seem possible.
For example, one year Vanessa literally lost half a million dollars on the question that was something like this:
What did Johnny Mac say was the best part of being in the Big Brother House?
a) Getting really buff from working out all summer!
b) Not having to drill nasty teeth!
Vanessa probably assumed that he would not say something negative about his patients on TV so she went with A. She was wrong. Steve got to take his choice to the final 3 and he won handily. Vanessa would have one if she got to final 2.
Nicole has at least watched the show before. Paul has not, even though he now says he has been watching since he was a kid. He’s lying. He had no idea who Zingbot was. He had no idea what any possible comps were like or how the DICE comp worked, or pretty much anything. On the other hand, being prepared for the questions is not really an advantage because, crapshoot.
Paul has an excellent speech that he has been rehearsing. He’s articulate and makes great points. He ends being kind to Nicole and ends with of course, “Friendship.” Nicole starts practicing with I deserve to be here because… and there are crickets while she struggles for an idea.
Nicole has also said if she had won she would have taken Corey to final 2 even though she would have lost. That annoys me. And I don’t think she would have lost.
I am probably going to take a page views tonight and veg out and watch Survivor and Big Brother as a mini vacation. I will likely be posting a lot in comments. Hopefully things like “YEEESSSSSSSSSSS!” and not “fuck.”
As my boy would say, “Thanks for all the friendship this season.” xoxoxox ~tt