Natalie and Bridgette admitted to each other yesterday that they both want to keep Michelle, rather than Zakiyah, and Natalie has always been suspicious of Paulie. Natalie has been trying to plant seeds with James for a few days now, saying that Paulie is running the house and everyone is just going to let him win.
OK...so I turn on my live feeds this morning on the East Coast, and there is a London Bedroom meeting in full swing, and there is a rather joyous mood in the room, as this group plans to flip the vote to save Michelle, but more importantly, to SCREW PAULIE over.
Natalie talked about her financial situation, and how she took such a huge risk to go on this show.
Natalie: My finances are bad....and my bills were getting paid late...and all I've been saying is that I need to make the Jury, and then I'll start blowing stuff up in here. I've been working really hard to save you Michelle...me and Bridgette both have...I've been working on James for days now.
Michelle: Oh me too! I'm so grateful to you both. I"ll never forget it.
Michelle pointed out that Paulie told people to watch what they said to Paul, because he had a tendency to blab info to everyone, and how Paulie compared Paul to a puppy who just needed a pat on the head to keep him happy.
Paul: Well, we've all been dee-hayed, and me the most, learning all of this.
Natalie: And you all thought I was an idiot. There's no going back after this Paul. You were down and out and all alone in here, and he scooped you up and made you trust him. I grew up with nothing...I don't know anything about this game, but I know what's going on in here.
Michelle: That's what we need in the game sometimes...someone with a different perspective. America's gonna love a power shift.
Natalie also shared the following information:
* When they were all playing hide and seek, she and Paulie were hiding somewhere in a bed with the covers over him. Paulie said "if we make out right now, Zee and James would kill us".
* After Victor was evicted, Corey and Paulie told her that "finally they can flirt with her, because Victor never let them do that'. Natalie said that she thought they were both with Nicole and Zee, but they both denied it.
* Corey told Natalie that she 'had a butt he'd like to take a bite of".
* Natalie was laying out with Nicole this week and Paulie came over and said "put that thing away Natalie". When Natalie asked him what he meant by that, he said "that Brazilian butt", so Natalie turned over immediately to prevent Nicole from getting upset, but it seemed like Nicole didn't hear Paulie's comment. (Note that I originally reported this as Corey making the comment, but have since learned that Paulie said that to Natalie.)
Michelle: Nicole always says that you are the one always flirting with Corey.
Natalie wondered what was wrong with James, and he said he was just so tired, but he wanted to go to bed after everything calmed down. Natalie plans to sleep all day on Wednesday. (I think the backyard is already locked down to build the competition sets for Thursday night ---two HoH comps and one PoV comp.)
James: Natalie everyone in here has been saying that you're gonna hurt me.
Natalie: I flirted with every guy in this house, to see who I really liked. Me and Victor never had a real conversation.
(She can't have it both ways, though. It's best if she leaves all of the flirting out of her arguments about why Paulie needs to be challenged.)
Paul wants to talk about the logistics of the vote. Bridgette says that when the vote against Bronte was mixed, it drove her crazy until she realized that it was done that way on purpose, to confuse Bronte's supporters.
Bridgette: Maybe we should do that this time, to confuse them. There are seven votes, so we can make it 5-2 to evict Zakiyah, but after James eliminates two votes, it will be 3-2, so they won't know.
Paul: But we all have to commit to it...if one person pulls out then we all will just be standing there with our dicks in our hands.
Let's look at this:
Potential Votes to Evict Michelle, After Tonight
Potential Votes to Evict Zakiyah, After Tonight
So if James eliminates two of the Pro-Zakiyah votes, the results would be 4-1, making it clear that everyone is against Paulie, Corey and Nicole. But if one of the Pro-Michelle voters votes the other way on purpose, it would be 3-2, and everyone can deny their true vote. Bridgette wants to try and blame the hinky vote on Nicole.
James finally goes to bed. Note that as of 1:30 PM the next day, everyone in the house was still in bed, or in a bumper car.
Note that Paul had to get stern with Michelle, telling her that she has a tendency to blurt out information, and she needs to keep her cool for the next few days. Michelle plans to mope around and act sad, and Bridgette recommended that she start planning her outfit to meet Julie, and that sort of thing.
James: Michelle you gotta keep hanging out with Nicole.
Michelle: Oh...it's so painful...but I will. I know..
Paul: I've been boned. I'm a dee-hay (dickhead). I've been boned. I'm a dee-hay. I've been boned. I'm a dee-hay. I've been boned. I'm a dee-hay. I've been boned. I'm a dee-hay.
(I'ts better than "friendship", people.)
Paul also kept saying that he doesn't want to get boned again, and he wants to roll forward with this arrangement.
(I'm sure everyone feels the same exact way that he does, but about him.)
I couldn't hear Paul say that he's "been boned" again, so thank god he finally went to sleep. I started flashing back to get caught up on the important events that threaten to flip this week's vote, and change the course of this season.
So I flashed back, and found this romantic and tender-looking scene between this season's Romeo and Juliet. As usual, Paulie is turned toward someone else (James and Natalie) while Zakiyah plays the role of a Real Girlfriend, rubbing his back.
The two couples laughed and had light conversation about this week's live show. Natalie thinks that during Zakiyah's speech on the live show, she should throw the Mardi Gras beads and they all laugh about that. Natalie left the room and then the room fell silent.
Paulie DOES NOT like to converse with Zakiyah, and he said earlier this week that he would not be sharing any game info with her anymore. So when you do that math on their relationship, there is nothing for the two of them to talk about.
But that doesn't stop Zakiyah from pretending otherwise, and trying to have a conversation with him. As a young adult, Zakiyah has a lot to learn, just like everybody else. But her inability to realize when she is being treated like a piece of crap really astounds me. And of course she has stories to tell about men who have abused her in the past, that she stayed with FOR YEARS. She seems to think that if she gets attention from men through her sexuality, then they must like her.
And you know what's really sad? The hundreds of tweets out there this week saying things like "Zakiyah is Paulie's queen". What show are they watching? Maybe they're just watching the CBS show, and they think all of the live feeders are making this shit up.
I wish I was that creative, actually. I would just post these pictures and fabricate captions like "Paulie told Zakiyah his biggest fear is that they may be separated for weeks if one of them goes to Jury". But of course I wouldn't do that.
Back to reality...after Natalie left Zakiyah started asking Paulie what was on his mind, which he did not answer, of course. James was still in the room and told them that he had a bad day, and heard some things that upset him. Paulie asked Zakiyah to leave the room to give him a chance to speak with James, so she did. Because Paulie told her to...
James told Paulie that Natalie has been telling him that Paulie has been flirting with her, but James seems to be unsure who he should be angry at....Paulie or Natalie. I'm not sure what James really believed at this point, but in his conversation with Paulie he took the tone that he thought Natalie was trying to cause drama, or get attention.
James: My first thought was that I'm in too deep with this girl, if I can get this upset about her saying that.
Paulie, very calmly: Me and my boys don't play like that. Cody and I cut people who do that with our girls. I'm friendly to every girl in this house, and I do flirt with them in a friendly way. Like I always tell Nicole that she's wifey material, but she's Corey's girl. And to be honest, I would never go out with Nicole, anyway.
James mentioned the old "Hide and Seek" issue weeks ago where Paulie and Natalie were hiding together under a blanket. Natalie told him that Paulie said it would be the perfect place to make out, or something like that, which Paulie denied, of course.
Paulie: I told you to watch out, because she's a Jersey Girl, and I know Jersey Girls like the back of my hand. They can eat up Southern boys like you for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Cody and I have a code that we live by...no fucking way would we ever cross that line. My girl can get wasted, and lay down in a room with my friends, and nobody would ever touch her. I know that. I wouldn't even think about that.
James: Yeah, you said those type of girls were like 'me, me, me, me', and are always worried about what they can get.
Natalie met James in the storage room, where Natalie made some really good points with James about the situation, but I have to say that she's confusing the threat of Paulie in this game with her personal issues with him. It dilutes her message, and makes her seem vindictive. She's asking everyone to join her in taking the huge risk of going against Paulie this week, but also continually talking about her personal issues with him, such as how Paulie hits on her, and he was certain she was stupid. This operation can't be all about Natalie if this plan is to succeed. Don't get me wrong...I like what she's doing here, but I think she has enough "business" ammunition without using the "personal" stuff.
Natalie: We have people in here who were trained by Derrick, and also a house full of bitches who are scared to do anything.
Natalie: Do you know what he does? He was in the EmCee business, and that business is all about lying! That's what my boss does...he lies every day! And my boss hits on me, too, just like he does!
**FISH** (An example of how Natalie clouds what could be a very clear message with crap. Juicy crap, but not needed to make her point.)
Natalie is crunching those Baked Lays chips like it's her job, as she unloads all of her info on James.
Natalie: On Intro Day, we all were just freshman before the vets came in. We went around in a circle and introduced ourselves. But then you guys came in, and when we sat down with you, that's when Paulie told everybody he was Cody's brother.
James: Because we already knew....
Natalie: Obviously! But he was gonna play us all summer, and not tell us before the vets came in.
James, letting this sink in: Man, oh man.
Natalie: Paulie has been telling the couples to go after the singles, and the singles to go after the couples.
Natalie keeps pointing out that everybody thinks she is so stupid, but that was part of her strategy, to be ditzy. James said she needs to stop acting stupid, because this is serious, and people need to feel good about listening to her.
Natalie: I'd rather Jozea be here, and he's an IDIOT, rather than him being here.
She tried to put a chip in James' mouth, but he stopped her.
James: I'm a Have Not. Big Brother, I didn't put any chips in my mouth!
Bridgette came in and was surprised to see the two of them still up, because everyone else was in bed. Natalie told her that she's been working on James, and they're ready to take action. Bridgette was very excited.
Bridgette: I might have a vote in my back packet...I might
Bridgette: We have to win it this week though.
Natalie: The Double Eviction HoH!
Bridgette: We need to win ALL of it this week, to make this happen.
James: You have Vic.
Bridgette, smiling: Oh yeah, I have Vic.
James, clearly nervous: They'll know what's going on as soon as I "X" out certain votes.
The girls started dancing around gleefully, saying they were ready to break some shit up in there.
James: America probably wants me to do this.
Natalie also tried to feed Bridgette a chip, too, but she's also a Have Not. When James was just talking to Paulie, Paulie told him that Bridgette told Paul that if she wins HoH, she is going to put James and Zakiyah on the block. Bridgette made an outright denial of that, and said they should talk to Paul about it to get the truth from him.
Bridgette went in the London Room and joyously told Michelle that shit is going down, and Paulie's lies are catching up to him. Paul came in and Bridgette started giving him some overall hints at what is going on, but cautiously didn't want to name names.
Bridgette, to Natalie: How should we tell him?
Paul: What am I, pregnant?
Bridgette: You're part of the 4, right? And when did that start, about two weeks ago?
Paul seemed reluctant to answer, but finally admitted he was. Bridgette said she just found out that there is a group of 3 "on the other side". Paul was confused, so she repeated it, pointing out that all of them are "getting boned".
James came in and started sharing his information, saying he's been "storing it up for weeks". He told Paul that Paulie told him that Paul was the next target, and that got Paul's attention.
James: There's one Final Four, and another Final Three. And Bridgette told you (Paul) that I was supposed to go up this week.
Paul said "hold on" and he and Bridgette both confirmed that they've never had that conversation.
James: Well, he (Paulie) just told me that an hour ago, that you said that to him.
Paul, his world of Friendship crumbling around him: But he and I are boys....why would he say that?
James, shrugging: And Paulie said he wants to get the girls to put you up, with Victor, depending on who wins HoH.
Bridgette, whispering: So you were next...they're just going to pick everybody off.
Paul: So we're getting boned.
Bridgette: Yes. That's what I've been trying to say to you with my little innuendos.
Bridgette: And I told James that Paulie's been pitching me for weeks about me, you (Paul), Victor, and him in a Final Four.
James: And then Paulie's been pitching to me about me, him and Corey in a Final Three.
Natalie: He's been working with the singles to target the couples, and the couples to target the singles.
Bridgette, to Paul: I want to hear what you have to say about all of this.
Paul, to Bridgette: Well, we know that Vic has the same thoughts about this (the vote) that we have (i.e. wanting to keep Michelle), and you (James) have that power.
James: I just feel like America gave me that power for a reason.
(No James, the voters didn't think that deeply about it, unfortunately.)
James reiterates that Paulie told him that one of the girls would win HoH this week and put up Paul and Victor. Then Bridgette indicated that Paulie told her that the plan was to nominate Natalie and James.
James: He knows that all of you trust him.
Natalie: And this house is full of a bunch of bitches...sorry....who don't want to do anything.
James, trying to get back on topic: There's a lot of information going around in this house...we have another Frank in here.
Michelle: But before Frank left, he told me that Paulie is running this house.
Paul brings up how Paulie was on board to evict Frank, but then got all teary before Frank left.
(Frank actually mentioned that to Big Jeff in his exit interview, saying that made him feel Paulie was on his side, after all.)
Natalie tells Bridgette that Paulie wanted her out because he thought she was spreading lies (?), and then Paul says Paulie has always told him that Bridgette hates him.
Bridgette: I never said that. I did say that you were overwhelming, but I say that to your face, too.
Michelle: I say that too, sometimes.
Paul: Oh, I know. And I even tried to be MORE overwhelming after he told me that, to piss you off.
Natalie: I know I'm going to be his biggest target now, after this.
James and Paul: Oh....I don't know about that.....
(They are correct, because THEY will likely become Paulie's big targets, once he knows they crossed him.)
We're pretty much back where we started now, and the circle is complete. Can everyone keep their stories straight and their lips zipped until Thursday night's vote?