***UPDATE*** The PoV was not used. No big shock there. And once again they had to film the PoV ceremony twice, but Production didn't want us to hear about it. Nicole thought it had something to do with a face that Natalie made during the ceremony.
And we can forget about EVER being able to enjoy a proper blindside this season. I am nearly positive that Nicole will give James a heads-up that Natalie is leaving, in order to grease the skids with him for next week, in case he wins HoH. I was actually one of the dummies who thought Michelle's eviction might have been a blindside, but we all learned on the Sunday night CBS episode that the beans indeed got spilled all over the place.
Natalie came out to the backyard to talk to Paul and Victor, telling them that she was there to campaign to be voted out so James could stay in the game. She told them that it "sucks being on the block next to your best friend".
(Well DUH Natalie....you and Michelle put Paul AND Victor on the block together less than two weeks ago.)
As soon as Natalie went back in the house, Nicole and Corey joined Paul and Victor on the patio to get the scoop about Natalie's latest plea. (Note that just the night before, Natalie visited the guys in the HoH room and apologized for stabbing them both in the back, saying that she trusted James' judgement and was very sorry about that.)
Victor: Take a seat. We have a fresh batch of B.S. for you, right from the oven.
Paul: Natalie just sat here and told us that she wanted to campaign for us to evict her so James could stay in the game.
Nicole: She said WHAT?
Paul: Yes, and she said it really sucks to be on the block next to your best friend....and that we don't understand, because she and James cuddle all of the time! What about us though bro?
Victor: I fuck Paul every night, and we were on the block...
Everyone laughs. It's funny. (And a JOKE, obviously.)
They also reported that Natalie told them she wanted to win the PoV so she could use it to save James.
Corey: Oh my god. James said exactly the same thing to me about her....the exact same thing.
Paul: Bro, they're both doing the same thing so they can look like the big heroes....they are both FISHING HARD to get America's Favorite Player.
Nicole: What? Why can't America vote for someone feisty for AFP instead?
Corey: Well, don't let them look like heroes. I shut that down so damn hard. I told him I never wanted to hear him talk like that again.
Paul: Yeah, I told her that no one is getting any sympathy votes from me.
They all agree to try and proactively shut down all attempts by Natalie and James this week, and to make it clear that the person who will be evicted is will be determined by their own choices, not because either Natalie or James begged them to do it.
Paul: And let's stack the votes...
Nicole: Yeah, all votes are going on one person, so it's clear.
Just then Natalie came outside with her towel wrapped around her, preparing to lay out in the son. The Final Four conversation sputtered out, with Paul saying something about how unusual he found the discussion they were having.
Within minutes, both Nicole and Corey went back inside, putting an abrupt ending to the Final Four chatter session.
Natalie does appear to be the new target, and the Final Four have been discussing their strategy for managing James this week.
Paul thinks that James will be sad, and they should gradually start letting him know some of the things Natalie has said this summer that indicate she might not be a genuine as he thinks she is, but Nicole says she thinks James already knows.
But Victor thinks they should try to make James miss her more, so that his competition performance will be impacted in a negative way.
Be prepared for a potential shock: Nicole's sunglasses have prescription lenses. She actually bought them on purpose, and paid extra for the special lenses.