I will say, for the first full day of the live feeds this season on Big Brother 18, it was a bit underwhelming. Partially because most of the day was spent in anticipation of the veto drawing, and then veto competition, but also because the vets have not only locked the house down, but have done so in a pretty slick way. Jozea is running around having mini meetings with the newbies trying to pump them up, but he’s met with a severe lack of interest and enthusiasm. He claims the house is theirs, but little does he know a big chunk of the people in the meeting are more loyal to the ‘other side’ than they are his. Needless to say, considering Paul won the power of veto, there is a almost certain chance Jozea will be the first person talking to Julie this summer.
Now, speaking of the vets having control, it is quite fascinating that despite Paul’s cheerleading about getting rid of them all first, they have gained complete loyalty from a few newbies, even outside of the sibling-connection of Tiffany and Paulie. Michelle has been playing a mole for them, Zakiyah has become real tight, and Corey has been getting closer and closer to Nicole. On top of that, I believe James has the newbies convinced he’s more on their side, because I seem to remember him being in their meeting last night when Jozea was saying how much power they had (not guaranteed, however. Sometimes I listen to feeds while I do other stuff on computer, and that was one of those times).
With all that said, the tension pot is certainly brewing, and I’m not talking about small awkward conversations like Corey calling something ‘gay’ with Jozea lightly grilling him on the meaning of that. I’m talking there are signs of a full scale house meltdown brewing, and I expect it may happen this week. Once Jozea, Paul and Victor realize they actually don’t have the numbers, reality will set in for them that they’re not winning this game, so they’re going to try to go out swinging. None of those three seem levelheaded enough to adapt to their new reality, so they will likely be the next three males to leave the house. No, not next three people, but next three males. Corey made it a point that they can’t just keep evicting males, which could leave them open to a blindside from a secret female alliance. Assuming that group retains power, I expect Jozea, Bronte, Victor, Natalie and Paul to be the next few evicted. Possibly in that order.
I will be out for the afternoon, so there will be no live update thread until later on tonight. If you’re wondering what is going on in the house today, sign up for the feeds. You get a week free and it’s only $6/month after that.