Here's what you need to know before we continue:
1. Zakiyah was expected to stay this week, but the tables turned on Paulie this week, and now the peasants have organized a real Coup d'Etat against King Paulie.
2. Unable to just sit back and let the drama unfold, Natalie has unfortunately decided to insert herself in a big way, making her alleged claims of Paulie hitting on her all summer the focal point of the house.
3. Natalie sat down with Zakiyah and told her tale of Paulie's suggestive comments towards her, etc. She made Zakiyah cry, but surely this news was not New News for Zee...she has heard Paulie call Natalie "F.T." for weeks now and never stepped in to say it is inappropriate. (I'm not sure Natalie even knows about that part, though.)
4. Natalie then chose to confront Paulie about this, and things got ugly, with him berating her and overtalking her in front of a group of his minions (both real and fake at this point), then RAILING about it for HOURS.
Note that Natalie didn't need to do all of this....she likes to be the center of attention and of course is very proud to be instrumental in her role of bringing Paulie down this week, but once she accomplished that she should have "Known her Role and Shut Her Hole", in my opinion. Because now Zakiyah has gone back and told Paulie everything Natalie said, and it's coming back on James, creating a bigger target on him as well.
And now, on with the show. You won't be disappointed with this one.
When this scene opens, around 4:00 AM BBT, Paulie is obviously still agitated by Natalie's remarks against him, and even after going on, and on, and on about it, he's still discussing the aftermath.
Bridgette tried to defend Natalie during Paulie's HoH room tirade, and found herself on the receiving end of Paulie's wrath. So now Paulie wants to address her, with a shitty passive-aggressive semi-apology about it..
Paulie: Hey Bridge, the only reason why I said that stuff up there is that Frank was literally slapping Da'Vonne's ass, and calling them all sluts and whores.
Victor gulps his beverage, watching his friend Bridgette stare Paulie down.
(And that IS NOT an accurate representation of Frank's actions in the house, but Paulie's certainly not going to let the truth get in the way of his objectives. Paulie better keep Frank's name out of his mouth as far as I'm concerned.)
Bridgette: I don't want to talk about Frank, Paulie.
Paulie: So when the word 'uncomfortable' starts getting thrown around.....
Bridgette: You don't have to convince me of anything, Paulie.
Paul comes over to observe this action up close and personal. Note that Bridgette knows that both Victor and Paul are working with her now, so I'm sure having both of them there, even being silent, helped make her feel stronger.
(Bridgette is not alone in this game anymore.)
Bridgette: But I'm a feminist at heart, so I'm always going to defend someone who is being treated that way...she couldn't even get a word in with you.
Paulie: Look, when the words 'uncomfortable' and 'disrespect' get thrown around really loosely in this house, and that's just my thing...
Bridgette: When I see a woman get shit on, I'm gonna come to her defense every time, because I'm a feminist at heart. You have a perspective, and that's valid, but she has a perspective too. She needed an extra voice because she couldn't get a word in edgewise up there. That's my thing.
Paulie: I just want to have a logical conversation...we need to use facts here.
Bridgette: I was being logical, but I got laughed at up there. You know what, I'm just going to go to bed and get a good night's sleep and have a new day tomorrow.
Victor watches silently. He really likes Bridgette and respects the way she lives and also acknowledges how intelligent she is...this display will surely continue to turn him against Paulie.
And then here comes Big Meech, who knew she was going to be a key player in the action last night. She got all gussied up and curled her hair for us, ya'll.
Michelle, as she stomps through the kitchen: I'm so glad America won't see someone win 500K and then pick up some random girls at a bar to spend $800 on and then leave them in Vegas.
(This was a story-type-thing that Paulie told them earlier in the season.)
Paulie: You're right! They'll see a Super Fan who sucks at playing this game.
Michelle: Hey, I blew up your game, and that's all that matters to me.
Paulie: You blew up nothing!
Paulie: Oh, you think so?
Michelle: You wanna bet?
Paulie: What about 500K?
Michelle, yelling from down the hall: You won't have it.
Paulie: You won't have it either.
Paulie: Somebody's upset...Ian will never like her now.
Paulie looks demonic here as he tries to show "his boys" that he is not concerned about Michelle, because her game is over, and he's the King, of course. It's a pride-type-thing, I'm sure.
Paulie goes back to the bedroom, where Corey and Nicole are parked in their usual corner, and starts going through the "getting ready for bed" motions. Michelle is in the London bedroom, just on the other side of the door, and they can both hear each other. But they both start YELLING anyway.
Paulie: Oh, are you crying in there?
Michelle: I'm not crying! I'm laughing! You don't scare me! This is the best night ever!
Paulie: If you have the Round Trip ticket I'll turn around and evict your ass AGAIN!
Paulie: Don't worry....I'm not counting your Jury vote!
Paulie: Meech just told me that she was going to blow up my game tomorrow, but I did it already tonight. And Bridgette told me she was a feminist!
Corey: She admitted she was a feminist? (like that's something bad or unexpected?)
Paulie: How is Michelle blowing up my game? I just want to know how I became the focal point for everybody's aggression.
Nicole and Corey laugh as Michelle continues to yell through the wall.
Michelle: He doesn't scare me...he's only 5'7", or 5'8"!
(ha ha ha ha ha)
Nicole said this tirade of Michelle's is the worst she's ever seen, even in her first season. Paulie says that Michelle is trying to make good TV on her last night in the house.
I want to point out that Zakiyah, who will get the boot tomorrow, but is already IRRELEVANT at this point, is in the bed that Paulie is settling down on, and finally speaks.
Paulie: Zakiyah, you gotta calm me down.
Zakiyah: Just go to sleep.
But of course Paulie and Zakiyah did not go to sleep immediately. You can watch the feeds yourself to see all of the action, but trust that whatever happened tonight did not turn Zakyah away from Paulie.
Tonight should be DELICIOUS, ya'll.