That competition is sure to be a crap shoot. And anyone can come back in if it's a crap shoot. Of course most of us want Victor to return, making him the first house guest to ever be voted out twice and still return to the game. But if Paulie ends up coming back in, he is sure to team right back up with Corey and Nicole, targeting James and Natalie.
Or would he do something stupid like target Paul and Michelle, who reportedly HATE each other now?
I'm ready for these stupid showmances to break up. I'm ready for some deception and revenge to take place. But until then, we have pranks. And god knows we all love pranks, don't we?. In this prank someone put Paul's shoe under the Eiffel Tower, just beyond the loaves of bread.
Everyone said "hot" or "cold" as Paul moved about the house, trying to find it. He found the shoe, stepping on the inside of the fridge to do so.
Isn't that FUN? I told ya'll back in June that I think showing the pranks on the CBS episodes is really pandering to the lowest level of viewer intelligence. But in Production's defense, we're here in late August, and this is all that is really happening in the house this week.
This series of FUN pranks involves Corey. Nicole ran over and threw cold water on Corey while he was in the shower, and they are both looking up here because the water looked like it splashed on a camera. You'd think the fear of ruining a camera would put the kibosh on the shower attack, but it didn't. James emptied all of the ice trays into a bowl, and then threw icy water on Corey.
Victor stood by and watched. He was probably thinking that water was easy to clean up. But they don't have access to the washer and dryer until sometime after the live show ends, so maybe Victor was already thinking about mildew, mold and bacteria from all of the wet towels wadded up on the floor of every bedroom.
But then the baby powder got involved. Nicole threw baby powder on Corey.
(Does no one remember that James had to use the fucking PLUNGER in the shower last week? Or do they just not care?)
Victor is smiling here, but probably not because he thinks it's funny.
Victor has been a Have Not since Saturday, and as predicted he has broken down and eaten a few slices of pie in addition to the slop and protein shakes. I saw him get a piece of chocolate cream pie and eat it, even though Michelle read the list of horrible ingredients out loud.
This was the beginning of a much bigger problem.
James tossed a load of flour on Corey, and he had good aim, too.
James is effectively making a slurry in the shower, because when you mix flour and hot water, that is what happens. (That's how you make gravy, I think.) I can't imagine what that is going to do inside the drain....it's going to catch on all of the other debris and crap inside the drain and make a big blob of goop.
I feel sorry for the new batch of players who will probably already be in sequester when the BB18 finale airs. They will be walking into a total disaster.
And Nicole thought it was a good idea to throw coffee grounds on Corey.
Yes, coffee grounds. You're not even supposed to put coffee grounds in the garbage disposal, because they clog it up......imagine what they do to the shower drain!
James was laughing at how traumatized Corey was...he was afraid to turn around to rinse himself and started shrieking every time James came in the room.
Victor, to Paul: I'm never cleaning in this house again. Never. And because I'm leaving on Thursday, I might even start throwing shit on the floor like everybody else.
Later, a probably-panicked Paul told Nicole that it might be "FUN" for them to all commit to a big Cleaning Day, so they can leave the house exactly like they found it.
Nicole: Yeah, and everybody can be assigned to a different room.
(Nicole will probably call dibs on the living room or some other cop out like that. I have heard many people say that the Nairobi Lounge is a pigsty due to Michelle...maybe because she eats in there?)
I don't know if the DR told them to clean up, but suddenly James and Nicole started cleaning.
Meanwhile the two HoH's laid in the HoH bed and ended up having a pretty notable conversation, first railing on Paul and how evil he is. They both wish that Paul was the one going home on Thursday and hope he doesn't get the Care Package. Natalie feels that America gave her the Have Not Pass because we all heard her talking about being a Have Not, and gave Michelle her Care Package because she talked about being HoH a lot.
(If that were the case Nicole and James would be the ones who should receive the next Care Package, because they talk about bribing people, right?)
Here are a few tidbits from their conversation:
* Natalie repeated for the 100th time that Paulie talked about her fake boobs all the time, telling Meech that he said James was obsessed with her boobs.
* Michelle wanted to talk about what the plan was if various people won HoH.
* Michelle said she felt fat and ugly and just wanted to stay upstairs until Thursday night, if possible.
* When Michelle stood up during the live show and called Paulie out Natalie thought it was the moment she had been waiting for.
* In case we forgot who they're talking about, the cameras reminded us with a tight close up of Paulie's black and white portrait. The BBAD camera crew is so shady---they often flip between camera views to show two groups talking trash about each other.
* Natalie feels that people with money like Paul are not deserving of a BB win. The two girls went through a list of comments Paul has made all summer about how expensive his pets and belongings are, and all of the famous people he knows.
Natalie: He has a real skull in his house.
* Natalie doesn't think Tiffany should win, either, because "her sister is the #2 poker player in the world".
Natalie: Is that right?
Michelle: I know she won millions of dollars. And who knows what Tiffany does...at first she said she taught elementary school, but later she said she taught high school, and was a college professor.
* And then talk turned to Bronte.
Michelle: Bronte's life seemed pretty cool.
Natalie: No, she's just a mathematician.
Michelle: Yeah, but doesn't she live in California and all?
Natalie: No. She used to. She just lives in Colorado now. She just said California so you'd think that. She goes to school in Colorado.
* Michelle: Frank's life seemed really cool, though. He has a nice apartment, a girlfriend, a good job in medical sales, and he goes out a lot.
Natalie: Frank and Paulie were both here to win and nothing else. They were in it to win it.
* And then the topic turned to Zakiyah.
Natalie: She's an NBA dancer. Or she used to be. And I bet her dad is an NBA player, too, because I remember her saying he had a bunch of different wives and a bunch of different children.
(Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Natalie. I knew this was who she was when I read her CBS bio in the pre-season. One of the three words she said to describe herself was "beautiful". I mean, WHO SAYS THAT? I actually thought she would be the first eviction---I was wrong about that, but she's just as vapid and shallow as I expected her to be.)
Meanwhile Nicole is on her hands and knees, cleaning.
And let me say a few words about her relationship with Corey, while we're all here. Nicole is totally SMOTHERING Corey now, and he can barely keep quiet about it. Nicole has gotten even more moony and possessive about him as their physical contact has ramped up. Nicole thinks we don't know what's going on under the covers because she tries to make normal conversation while it's happening.
Just last night, after midnight she was on top of him under the covers and kept asking Corey what he wanted to talk about. Corey was so frustrated with her little act...he didn't want to talk at all so she whined about that, too, while turning around to look and see if the camera's red light was on.
It was. We see you, Nicole.
And here is the coffee ground mess Nicole made.
Corey and Victor have been talking a lot about the road trip they want to take, visiting college campuses across the Southeast to party and meet girls. Corey told Victor that he's going to "bumble it up" everywhere they go, but Nicole was no where near them while they discussed their plans. Last night Nicole whined and whined after hearing Corey mention Bumble in another conversation. Corey made some lame excuses about using it for business and not hookups, and how one of the girls who founded it is actually from Dallas.
(Bumble is an online dating app that is invite-only, I think.)
And this happened a few days ago....Natalie was upstairs sleeping and Nicole was talking to Corey and James in the kitchen. Corey was talking about a girl he knows that is somewhat famous on social media. James asked Corey if he thinks that girl watches Big Brother.
Nicole: Now Jamesy....just because Natalie is upstairs sleeping, you don't get to talk about other girls.
Corey's eyes got wide when she said that....I mean, that was so indicative of the way Nicole likes to control her relationships. I'll bet Corey won't even hang around with Nicole at the post-season parties, particularly once he sees Paul and Victor flirting it up and taking numbers.
It's all a big mess, isn't it?
On the live show, do you think Julie will tell them at the top of the hour that an evicted Juror will be returning to the game? If Julie says that, I wonder if James will change his vote so that Corey is evicted? Because surely James knows that if Paulie comes back in, he is going to align with NiCorey, and put the target right on his back.
The good news about that is that Victor would be staying in the house for another week, but he might have some cleaning to do....