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Two Pauls Enter, One Remains

BB18 Episodes 26-29: August 17,18,19 & 21, 2016

<– Previously, Paulie Gets a Surprise

You’d be smokin some Whitney-level crack if you think I’m going to do much in the way of recapping FOUR episodes, one of which was just a reason to insert the season recap clip show much earlier in the season than usual.  No, what you’ll get here is a much abbreviated and to the point review as I’ve got so much Jeopardy! studying to still do.  So much.

My headline above really doesn’t work for what happened this past Sunday, so let’s get into what it DOES pertain to, as I really wanted to use that headline.

Paulie, You Had It Comin’

BB18_Ep27_PaulieOutAnd I don’t envy your first day in the jury house.  But first, let’s recap what unraveled your game:

  • Your scheming heart wrote some BB checks that ended up bouncing but you were the one who had to pay.  Tortured metaphor much?  Anyway, your bud Paul caught wind of and also noticed for himself that you and he had different goals.  Thus, Paul happily convinced Victor to nominate you.
  • No one was unhappy at this turn of events.  Your attacks on Natalie, and by the transitive property, James, removed part of your support.  Bridgette and Michelle had done quite a bit of work to make sure everyone knew your dirty laundry.
  • Victor still harbored a grudge against you for blindsiding him back in Week 2, and once the tables had turned and Paul convinced him to target you, that ship was gonna sail.  More tortured metaphors!
  • Your pity parties were just sad.  Like, when a golden boy who has been genetically blessed and has had everything go his way in the house up until this point suddenly stops getting his way, throwing a tantrum is not a good look.  In fact, it makes you look like a fucking spoiled brat.  Your hotness factor will be deducted accordingly.

BB18_Ep27_StillSoCuteButSoDoucheyOkay, points restored.  You’re still pretty hot.  But a hot douche nonetheless.  Never forget.

Other Notes From the Eviction and Special Friday Episode:

  • 5-0 eviction is pretty decisive.  Corey wasn’t ever in danger.
  • I do enjoy the occasional Rachel update….okay, no, I don’t.  I’ll admit that I’m surprised as fuck she and Brendan are still together.  And now there’s a baby.  But enough.  Get a job.
  • The Jury House:  Seeing DaVonne again was wonderful.  I am still so sad she’s not able to comment on the goings-on.  LOVED her facial expressions when Zakiyah was explaining the Paulie situation….like, GIRL, YOU DEAF, DUMB, AND BLIND???  I also liked Bridgette arriving and loudly and forcefully announcing Paulie better be coming to the jury house right after her.  She certainly ensured that outcome could happen, and well, we all know it did turn out that way.  Fun times in the Jury House to come!
  • Stupid Games, a random concert from Ziggy Marley, and more of Victor being a dick.  What’s NOT to love???  Seriously, Victor is such a douche, it makes Paulie look absolutely normal in comparison.  Please tell me he goes home soon.

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And We’re Back, As It Just Got Interesting

BB18 Episode 25 – August 14, 2016

<– Previously, I Was OVER This Season

I went a whole like TWO or THREE episodes there.  The Executives alliance and the total dickishness of many of the guys in it was just not my cup of tea.  And lo and behold, it seems the Big Brother producers read this here blog as they went and remedied that situation stat:  as of last night’s episode, that bromance alliance is kaput.  Donezo.  Hasta la vista, baby.   How’d this happen?

We Can Thank Michelle & Bridgette

Honestly, their work in getting Zakiyah out the door last week as the first eviction during Double Elimination was instrumental, as it broke up the “PP” alliance of Paul & Paulie.  Neither agreed on who should go home between Michelle & Zakiyah, and it was clear to Paul that Paulie was just using him and didn’t want to have anything go in Paul’s favor.  Then Bridgette rallied the other side of the house to make a move against Paulie by targeting Zakiyah, getting James on board to use his power of knocking two votes out.  As we saw in the beginning of this episode, that information did get out to Paulie ahead of time and he of course turned his asshole meter up to 11.  Where the fuck did the fairly sweet Paulie go from Month 1?  As this current incarnation has totally lost his mind, and is showing that Cody definitely got the chill vibes of the family.

So then Zakiyah goes, followed immediately by Bridgette due to the Fluke of the Century win by Corey of HoH AND Veto, and it certainly seemed like the “Executives” had made up, but nope nope nope…

Paul & Paulie Are NOT Good

BB18_Ep25_PaulieSeeingHisGameCrashing BB18_Ep25_PPOver_PaulOverItThis bromance is completely over.  They exchange platitudes about moving forward and all that, but Paulie doesn’t trust Paul anymore and Paul is well aware that Paulie’s gameplay is erratic and destructive after witnessing his reaction to Natalie’s conversations and just knowing that Paulie only has Paulie’s interests in mind.  Paul is ready to make some moves and go big game hunting for once.

BB18_Ep25_PaulVictorEmergeAnd happily for Paul, he’s got his original buddy from the newbies to work with, Victor.  It’s clear that Paul is running that twosome for his own purposes and Victor is all too easily manipulated accordingly.  At this point, I’m totally down for a Paul win this season, as he’s really the only one left that has been hustling every fucking second to stay in the house and win.  Let’s see if he can pull it off.

HoH for Victor, But Let’s Be Honest….

BB18_Ep25_HoHComp BB18_Ep25_HoH_VicWinsStep 1 for Paul’s plan is to ensure that Paulie doesn’t win HoH.  Sure enough, that goal comes to pass as in the end of this competition, it’s Paul vs Victor, with Victor grabbing the win.  Or Paul hands it to him, Continue reading And We’re Back, As It Just Got Interesting

Not Here for the Bro-Fest

BB18 Episode 22 – August 7, 2016

<–Previously, the Narrator of the Season leaves

Um…hmm….yeah, not really feeling the way this season is going.  The guys are not at all appealing at this point as they descend in to the Depths of Douchiness, and there’s not a lot to motivate me to write about the show.  If they bring back the comic book thing, I’ll likely blog again as that’s fun to collect, but yeah, I think I’m done with spending/wasting my time doing this recap for a season I am preparing to endure, not enjoy.   I can instead keep prepping for the big J! and enjoy videogames and/or drinking some good wine.  The sweeter things in life!

Status & Standings:

BB18_Ep22_StandingsHead of Household: Victor
Nominated for Eviction:  Zakiyah & Michelle

Yeah, there’s stuff that happened and a new alliance (“The Executives”) and I just don’t care.  Victor’s ridiculously tone-deaf and fairly rude nominations speech was stupid.  I hate them all. Can I say I almost miss Frank and Tiffany?  I’d rather have a battle of wills versus an asshole-fest.  ANYWAY, there we go.  I’m sure I’ll be checking in with some updates, but yeah, oof.

Next, I Couldn’t Stay Away –>

Loose Lips…Sink a Mostly Sunken Ship

BB18 Episode 21 – August 4, 2016

<– Previously, the House Aligns Definitely Against One of the Veterans

Well, this episode didn’t really have any surprises in store for us, as what was promised by all the work of the last few episodes was then indeed given to us.  🙁  I’m going to miss the best narrator of the season as DaVonne’s Diary Room sessions were by far the most natural and the most hilarious of all the houseguests.  Let’s talk about her last few days in the house and that HILARIOUS slip of the tongue by James…

Oh, James

BB18_Ep21_DebatingDaVonnesFateI didn’t turn my blog into a James Bond appreciation site just yet, but the exclamation above certainly fits.  Here’s a nice little strategy session for next week and the expectation that a Double Elimination is coming their way.  The DaVonne issue is pretty much put to bed, although James sweetly indicates that he doesn’t want her to get 0 votes to stay.  That’s nice, but still.  Anyway, James is up first in the hot seat in discussing who the targets are for next week if D.E. comes around, and he mentions…

BB18_Ep21_DETarget_Bridgette BB18_Ep21_DETarget_Victor…Bridgette and Victor, as why not.  Bridgette is the easy target (but watch this space – I have a feeling Bridgette’s target will get smaller and smaller as the alliances all aim to take out bigger threats), and Victor doesn’t “deserve” to be there as a returnee.  Sure, safe call to make James.  And then DaVonne comes in to see what’s the what and the group talks about who to target for Double Elimination, and James pipes in that it’ll be “B” and “V”…. Continue reading Loose Lips…Sink a Mostly Sunken Ship

She Doesn’t Know the Danger She’s In

BB18 Episode 20 – August 3, 2016

<–Previously, I caught you up on a week’s worth of crazy

As Paul & Paulie’s Bromance Alliance kicks into full gear, there’s a lot to unpack in terms of how bro-y this season has gotten, but there’s also the key point to realize, which is that DaVonne is in trouble.

molly_ghostI think the extended stay in the house has really been getting to everyone, and we’re hitting that mid-point breakdown so often seen in Big Brother.

DaVonne’s Predicament

BB18_Ep20_DaVonne_FeelingthePressureUsually those who make it through that mid-point and don’t get evicted snap out of it, but it’s those who can’t shake it (and believe you me, I know I’d fucking snap if I was in that house for that long in those conditions) who usually get targeted and evicted.  And DaVonne?  You in danger, girl.  She hasn’t gone full-crazy but the drama she’s found herself involved in these last few weeks certainly has left a lot of collateral damage.  Bridgette is full-on out to get her, as is Nicole.

BB18_Ep20_TaleofTwoAlliancesThis smile alone from the end of the episode makes it clear that Nicole is fully on board the Evict DaVonne train.

What makes the situation so bad for DaVonne is that I don’t think she realizes how much sentiment there is against her, especially amongst her “allies.”  Paulie is wildly on board getting rid of her, Paul seems ambivalent but willing, and the rest of the house is probably leaning towards getting her out since she is such a force of nature.  Bridgette is a non-entity in comparison and can be a useful vote in your pocket since she’ll likely do whatever you say.  And Paul just played DaVonne brilliantly in setting up her nomination, in that she knows it’s bullshit, but she doesn’t grasp Continue reading She Doesn’t Know the Danger She’s In