In the early weeks of the game, backdoor plans usually work out, especially when it comes to taking out strong guys. James did it to Jace last year. Derrick did it to Devin in season 16. And Helen and Elissa did it to Jeremy in season 15. Now Paulie has the same plan for Victor on Big Brother 18 and despite a whole lot of Tiffany drama and paranoia, it looks like another successful backdoor.
Previously on Big Brother 18: Corey balls out for Christmas.
Tiffany’s Paranoia Activity
Tiffany gets paranoid about why Victor put her on the block and she cries to Michelle about her fears that there is a secret plan to evict her. Michelle and Da’Vonne try to calm her down, but then she runs upstairs to Paulie to freak out some more about being paranoid.
Ugh, she is having a total meltdown in front of her entire alliance and Da’Vonne is getting fed up with how similar she’s acting to her sister Vanessa. It doesn’t help that, in order for the backdoor plan to work, Tiffany has to throw the PoV and stay on the block.
Also, Da’Vonne and Frank talk about possibly taking out Tiffany this week if they can’t backdoor Victor. So maybe she should be paranoid since Frank really doesn’t like how emotional and confrontational she is. To be fair, “confrontational” means that she isn’t afraid to talk back to Frank when he’s being a jerk.
Paul Cuts Victor Loose
Paul told Victor not to tell Paulie and Frank about Road Kill, but Victor did anyway and he told them about Paul not trusting them. Paulie brought this back to Paul, who had to do a little damage control. Paul has been subtly trying to help Victor this week, but now he knows there is no hope. He needs to drop Victor completely.
Paul is forced to show his true colors when he gets Houseguests’ Choice for the PoV and instead of picking Victor, he goes with Zakiyah. Victor confronts him about it afterwards and Paul hilariously plays dumb, acting like he just made a bad move. Paul got off to a terrible start, but he’s playing a great game now.
The Power of V-E-T-O Competition
Da’Vonne and Zakiyah are picked to play and it’s the classic spelling game where they must dig through some nasty toe jam to collect letter tiles with different point values. Whoever gets the most points in the fastest time wins.
Tiffany eventually decides that she wants to win it after all. Da’Vonne gets upset that Tiffany looks at her board, counts the letters and goes back for more letters.
Paul: SLOUCHED (9 points)
Tiffany: TWINKLING (10 points)
Da’Vonne: REDEMPTION (9 points)
Zakiyah: DURATION (6 points)
Bronte: POWERFUL (10 points)
Paulie: SUSTAINABILITY (10 points)
Paulie rang in before Bronte, who rang in before Tiffany, so Paulie wins the Power of Veto! And he did it with a 14-letter word, the longest word ever spelled in one of these comps.
The Fatal 5 (Minus 1)
Da’Vonne is furious that Tiffany had the audacity to try and win when she’s on the block, so now she wants to take out the “mini poker player” before Tiffany can take her out. Girl, Tiffany is NOT a poker player, she’s NOT her sister and if Da’Vonne was in her place, she 100 percent would’ve tried to win too.
Da’Vonne bitches to Frank about Letter-Gate and now she wants Tiffany gone. Da’Vonne is getting even more paranoid than Tiffany. She spreads her paranoia to the rest of the Fatal 5, so Nicole, Michelle and Zakiyah all seem on board with making it the Fatal 4. Does Da’Vonne seriously think they will NEVER get another opportunity to take out Tiffany? What has she done that would make anyone think she’s some huge comp beast?
The Power of Veto Ceremony
Paul tries to give Victor a hint that he might get backdoored. It’s a big, obvious hint with flashing lights, but Victor is so damn clueless that he doesn’t see it. He still thinks he’s safe.
He’s wrong. Paulie uses the Power of Veto on Paul and Victor is the replacement nominee.
Paul acts surprised and credits the power of Friendship, unaware of the negative connotations of that word for anyone who watched Big Brother 6. Victor still thinks he’s totally safe, even though he got backdoored. And Da’Vonne’s obsession with Vanessa is reaching a dangerous level.
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