It’s nomination day in the Big Brother house, which means that we’re going to be in for plenty of game talk and drama. We’re also going to find out who gets the second America’s Care package, which is the ability to cancel out two votes of whomever the person who received that package would like. The most interesting thing today will be to see how Paulie goes about trying to sway which nominee they target this week, as it seems Paul wants the person he wants to stay out.
5:35 AM BBT: Paulie told James about Michelle and Zakiyah being the ones who Victor is likely to put up, along with Paul wanting them to target Zakiyah. Paulie explained to James that they know for a fact that Zakiyah wouldn’t come after them two or Corey, which is who they care the most about. Paulie added that if they were to get out Michelle, Zakiyah would have nobody and would latch onto him even more since they have a good personal relationship. Paulie finally told him that in the same way James wouldn’t vote out Natalie, he isn’t going to vote out Zakiyah. James said that he’s fine with keeping Zakiyah, but mentioned that Paul would likely end up being the only person who voted against Zakiyah. Paulie agreed, saying that they don’t want to leave him out to dry like that, so they’d either have to tell him or convince him to keep Zakiyah beforehand. Paulie told James about Victor wanting to make it to the final five with The Executives, but that Victor plans on cutting Corey and James first. Paulie explained that Victor wouldn’t take any shots until final five, so right now might not be the best time to take Victor out since they could still use him to take shots at people they couldn’t.
James asked Paulie what girls they’d be keeping. Paulie told him that they’d keep Natalie, then would have to decide between Nicole and Zakiyah as to who is the bigger threat. James asked if Corey would be okay with Nicole leaving, to which Paulie told him that Corey would be when the time came. Paulie told him that they’d tell Victor on Tuesday or Wednesday that they’re planning on keeping Zakiyah instead of Michelle.
11:15 AM BBT: Nicole began talking to the live feeders watching and her family. She said that the house is crazier than it was during her season and that there are a lot of gamers left in the house. She went on to say that she has already played emotionally one season and it didn’t get her anywhere, so she’s not going to play with emotion this year. Nicole talked about not expecting to meet someone like Corey, but said that she still doesn’t think that she is distracted. She said that she didn’t expect to make it to jury, but said that she secretly believes that she could win it all this summer.
12:55 PM BBT: Nicole told Corey that this game has become a bunch of people in a group of two, so they should start thinking about taking people out that are protected by more than one person, such as Natalie or Zakiyah. Nicole told him that she’d be perfectly fine with Natalie going this week. Corey told her that it wouldn’t be strategic and wouldn’t be smart. Nicole told him that Natalie would put her up since Natalie is in love with Corey, but Corey told her that wasn’t true. Nicole explained to Corey that it’s like she’s watching Big Brother 16 all over again with James being Derrick, Paulie as Cody, Victor as Caleb, Paul as Frankie, Michelle as Christine, and Natalie as Victoria.
2:20 PM BBT: James receives the second America’s Care Package. He will get to nullify two votes at the next live eviction.
2:30 PM BBT: Paul told Victor that James’ power doesn’t matter since the vote is going to be unanimous. Victor said that he was surprised that James got it, but Paul told him that James was America’s favorite and they could be waiting to give the better packages to people they really like.
2:30 PM BBT: Nicole told Corey that this probably means that Natalie is one of America’s Favorite, which said said is bizarre.
2:35 PM BBT: James told Paulie that he could axe his vote so that he wouldn’t have to vote against Zakiyah or Michelle, which would keep the heat off of him. James added that if there was someone that they wanted to get out this week but would be a couple votes short, now would be their chance.
2:40 PM BBT: Michelle told Zakiyah that she has a feeling that she’s going up and questioned if James would use the power to help her out. Michelle added that she thinks Paulie would use the veto on her if he won it. Zakiyah told her that she’s unsure of that.
3:00 PM BBT: Michelle asked Paul if he had found out who Victor was going to put up. Paul told her that he hadn’t and said that he doesn’t think it’ll be Michelle, that it would probably be Corey and Natalie. Michelle told Paul that Paulie was the one who told Victor what she said about the whispering, which means that Paulie and Victor are obviously buddy buddy. Michelle also told Paul that James apparently told Da’Vonne that he was voting her out about five minutes before the show started.
3:15 PM BBT: Paulie told Corey that Paul is the only one who wants Zakiyah gone, that he wants Zakiyah gone so that they could get out Michelle since she would target him. Paulie added that Paul is playing a smart game, so if either of them were at the end with Paul, they wouldn’t have Da’Vonne’s or Michelle’s vote. Paulie told Corey that Michelle goes this week, then they could go after Bridgette or Natalie. Paulie explained that they should let Victor win one more HOH, take out Natalie, then that is when they get Victor out.
3:20 PM BBT: Paulie told James that Victor is wanting to take Bridgette further than any girl in the house, but said that they’re not going to let that happen and will take her out during the double eviction. Corey said that they should get Michelle or Bridgette out this week, then whomever is left from those two should go the following week. Paulie said that Michelle should be the one who goes this week. James told them that Natalie wouldn’t put Bridgette up. Corey then told them about how Natalie won’t put up any girl, will always vote for a girl to stay, and will do anything to make sure that a girl will win. Paulie told them that Michelle goes, then Bridgette, then they could cross the bridge that involves Natalie when they get there. The three guys agreed that they need to take Victor out when there is three girls left, otherwise they’re taking too big of a risk of one of them going home instead.
3:40 PM BBT: James told Paulie that he thinks Victor would take Paul to the final two over any of them, to which Paulie agreed. Paulie told him that they have a solid five and can pick off Victor when the time is right so that it doesn’t happen.
4:00 PM BBT: Nicole asked Paulie who he wanted to see go this week, but Paulie told her that he’s fine with either Michelle or Zakiyah going home, but said that he prefers Michelle since she has already gone crazy. Nicole told him that James would be happy about getting Michelle out since she has said she wants Natalie out. Paulie told them that they could get Victor to nominate Natalie and Zakiyah if he wins the HOH after Bridgette leaves.
4:15 PM BBT: Paul started to push Paulie to be on board with getting Zakiyah out. Paul told him that Zakiyah’s mind can’t be changed while it only takes a 15 minute conversation with Michelle. Paul told Paulie that he’s sticking to his guns this week on getting Zakiyah out. Paulie told him that he’s fine with getting out either. Paul explained that if they get Zakiyah out, Michelle will have nobody but him to latch onto and said that with Bridgette and Michelle in the house, that is two enemies who would be targeting each other instead of them. Paul and Victor began talking to Paulie about getting James to cancel out his vote so that he wouldn’t have to vote against Zakiyah.
6:05 PM BBT: Victor nominated Michelle and Zakiyah. Full details here.
6:05 PM BBT: Michelle was hysterically crying to Corey, James, Natalie, Nicole, Paul, and Paulie. Michelle said that she isn’t a mean person and hasn’t done anything to Victor, so she said that she didn’t understand why Victor said those things in her speech. Michelle went on to say that she wasn’t the one who backdoored Victor.
6:15 PM BBT: Paulie told Zakiyah that it’s comments like that which make him want Michelle out.
6:20 PM BBT: Paul told Victor that everything is working out perfectly, that now just the guys have to play a role just like he did. Victor told him that he understands and gave Paul the go-ahead to keep pretending.
6:25 PM BBT: Nicole told Paul that Michelle is just word vomiting right now, throwing Paulie under the bus. Paul told her that it doesn’t matter because Michelle is just an emotional wreck who can’t win anything. Nicole asked Paul who Victor wants to go home, to which Paul told her that Victor wants Zakiyah gone too. Paul told Nicole and Paulie that the nomination ceremony just showed them which of their nominees doesn’t care and which one is sobbing. Nicole told him that might be true, but Michelle is also word vomiting. Paul reiterated that it doesn’t matter since it’s all falling on deaf ears.
6:55 PM BBT: Michelle told Zakiyah that she blames Paulie for this because he’s the one who went and told Victor about what she had said about him. Michelle asked Zakiyah to please win HOH for her and send Victor home, to which Zakiyah said that she would. Michelle told Zakiyah that she’d (Zakiyah) stay over her if the noms were to stay the same.
7:05 PM BBT: Paul told Paulie that separating him from Zakiyah sooner rather than later is a good idea. Paulie told him that if it’s a double eviction, Bridgette has a better chance of winning the mental competitions.
7:05 PM BBT: Nicole told Michelle that she’ll fight for her if she plays in veto and will be willing ot use it on her so that she’s safe for the week.
7:10 PM BBT: Michelle questioned if they should try to get James to go up as the replacement nominee. Zakiyah told her that it doesn’t seem like a good idea since he’s with the guys.
7:25 PM BBT: Zakiyah told Nicole that Michelle has plans to blow everyone’s games up as she’s walking out of the door on Thursday.
7:50 PM BBT: Paulie told Paul that it seems like Corey, James, and Nicole are set on getting Michelle out. Paul told him that is going to be a problem.
7:55 PM BBT: Natalie told James that she needs to get Michelle to not be mad at her. James told her that it doesn’t matter because Michelle is going home. James explained that they’re going to get Zakiyah to win the next HOH so that she can take out Victor. James told Natalie about Corey going around saying that she’s all about girl power and won’t be going after any girls. Natalie told her that is a lie, that her being so quick to be willing to go after Nicole should prove that. Natalie told him that there was a girl’s alliance that Nicole took charge of while Natalie herself wasn’t even in it. James told her that he can take Nicole out if he were to win HOH.
9:20 PM BBT: Zakiyah asked James if he would take her down if she were to choose him to play in veto. James told her that he would, along with all of them, but questioned who would be the replacement nominee. James added that he didn’t want to go against the HOH, so it would come down to what Victor wants.
9:25 PM BBT: Zakiyah told Paul that it confuses her how James said he would never go against the HOH, but didn’t vote Bridgette out when the HOH was apparently wanting her out.
9:40 PM BBT: Zakiyah told Michelle that Paulie probably convinced Victor to put her up. Michelle told her that she could tell Victor that Paulie didn’t drop for no reason, that he wants to get Victor out during the double eviction. Michelle told her that if she leaves, she’s going to warn people to be wary of Nicole and Paulie because they’re playing the entire house.
10:25 PM BBT: Victor told Michelle that the only person he doesn’t connect with in the house is Zakiyah. Michelle asked Victor if he could tell her if she’s going home after the veto has been played and won.
10:40 PM BBT: Paulie told Zakiyah that he’s going to sway the votes to get Michelle out, but said that she still needs to focus on trying to win the veto.
10:45 PM BBT: Natalie told Michelle that she’ll take her off if she were to win veto. Michelle told her that she’s going to need Natalie’s help this week to stay positive so that she doesn’t end up secluding herself.
11:00 PM BBT: Zakiyah told Michelle that she’s going to try her hardest to win HOH so that she can put up the same person who put her up. Zakiyah added that if she were to pick Paulie to play in the veto and he didn’t use it on her, she’d know that he was working with the guys.
11:35 PM BBT: Paulie told Zakiyah that they’re trying to decide on whether to go after Bridgette or Victor next. Zakiyah told him that Bridgette just keeps getting pushed further and further back. Paulie told her that if her or Michelle were to come down, Bridgette would likely be the one to go up.
11:40 PM BBT: Nicole told Corey that Zakiyah is going after Victor, so they have to make sure that Zakiyah stays and convince Paul and Victor that it’s a good idea. Corey told Nicole that he could say that Michelle made up advancemen, but Nicole told him to because Michelle would know where that came from. Nicole told Corey that she promised not to blindside Michelle, so Nicole said she’d have to tell her. Nicole told him that it’s important that Paul and Victor think that Zakiyah is the target until after the veto ceremony where nothing else can be done.
11:55 PM BBT: Paulie told James that he thinks keeping Zakiyah is best for them and Corey’s game while keeping Michelle is only good for Paul and Victor’s game. Paulie added that even if Zakiyah were to leave, he believes that he could still pull Michelle in closer to him than Paul or Victor could. James told Paulie that when it comes to who they’re going to keep around, Natalie would be more open to doing what they want while Nicole would just tell them what they want to hear. James told him that he feels like Nicole has been involved in more things than they think and just has been able to cover her tracks cause they’ve been evicting the people who catch onto her. Paulie told James that once they decide who needs to go this week, they’re all in agreement that Bridgette needs to go next.
3:05 AM BBT: Paulie and Paul debated on who should go home between Michelle or Zakiyah. Paul told Paulie that Zakiyah is the strongest out of the two. Paulie told Paul that the comments about Natalie being a girl’s girl and wanting a girl to win no matter what originated from Nicole, which means that Nicole was likely the one feeding that to Natalie. Paulie explained that they’ll let Victor win a second HOH, take a shot at either Nicole or Michelle, then they would take Victor out. Paul mentioned targeting James, but Paulie told him that he knows for a fact that James wants to go to final four with the guys and wouldn’t turn on them. Paulie told him that they should worry about Michelle more than Nicole, but said that the reason he wants to keep James around is because he could dig up information on Nicole.
Paul started to lay out reasons why Zakiyah should go again, saying that she’s extremely confident and is more of a threat to Paulie’s game. Paulie told him that Zakiyah is only confident because he told her to stay positive. Paulie acknowledged that he would be able to have better relationships with the girls in the house if Zakiyah were gone. Corey joined them, telling Paul that Zakiyah is the worst competitor in the house and Michelle would whip Zakiyah’s butt in competitions. Paulie agreed, but Paul said he was unsure about that. Corey told him that Michelle’s social game also blows Zakiyah’s out of the water since everyone likes her so much. Paul told them that he much rather have Michelle in the house over Bridgette and Zakiyah and that they could influence Michelle’s HOH by telling her that she’d look bad to the fans if she didn’t put up Victor after he humiliated her this week.