This July 31 Big Brother 18 recap comes from Sunday night. The BB18 house was shown finishing the latest HOH competition after the episode on Thursday night (July 28) came to a close. This episode of the show was aired by CBS on Sunday, July 31 at 8 p.m. PT/ET. Producers picked up midway through the Head of Household competition, covering how the rest of it played out in the backyard.
The object of this challenge was for the houseguests to roll a ball down a curved platform. There were point values off to the side if the ball were to fall off before it made it to the end. At the end of the platform was a slot which would give a player the HOH should they get the ball inside of it. Each houseguest took a turn competing for the power in the BB18 house.
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Paulie Calafiore went first, deciding that he was going to “throw” the challenge, showing once again his elevated level of confidence at not getting evicted soon. Victor Arroyo went second, scoring 14 points and taking the lead. Then Paul Abrahamian got his ball to the end of the platform, scoring 21 points and taking a commanding lead. Bridgette Dunning scored 10 points, followed by Natalie Negrotti (2), Corey Brooks (0), Nicole Franzel (19), Zakiyah Everette (0), Michelle Meyer (16), and Da’Vonne Rogers (19).
An odd moment happened when Bridgette was eliminated, as Paulie whispered that he was going to help her in the game. He stated that an agreement had been made with Frank Eudy before he got evicted, and now it appeared that Paulie was ready to work with Bridgette. This could indicate a lot of foreshadowing for the Week 6 nominations and Veto ceremony.
The most important component of this July 31 Big Brother 18 recap is that Paul Abrahamian won the Head of Household, giving him the power to name two nominees for eviction. The rest of the episode was mostly spent on his decision about who to nominate and whether he needed to go after a bigger target than Bridgette Dunning. In his first Diary Room session following the HOH, Paul noted that he was definitely going after Bridgette.
With the plan in place to target Bridgette for eviction, Paul began looking for someone who would serve as a pawn for the week. He started with Victor Arroyo, who stated that he was not interesting in taking on that role. Paul seemed frustrated about Victory’s decision in a Diary Room session shown right after that. Corey Brooks also declined the invitation to become a pawn this week, further suggesting that he has indeed watched previous seasons of Big Brother. A famous slogan over the years has become that, “pawns go home.”
The four lowest scoring players in the HOH competition were named as the “Have Nots” for the week, meaning Zakiyah Everette, Corey Brooks, Paulie Calafiore, and Natalie Negrotti would have uncomfortable weeks in the BB18 house. It included sleeping in the bumper cars, taking cold showers, and only getting to eat slop for the week. Later, it was revealed that America voted to give Natalie the care package for the week, which included a Never Have Not ticket to get her out of those punishments for the rest of summer 2016.
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In the end, Paulie volunteered to step up and become a “pawn” nominee next to Bridgette. At the nomination ceremony, Bridgette and Paulie became the two houseguests on the block. Nearly all of the BB18 house is ready to vote out Bridgette at the next eviction ceremony, but the Veto competition could change all that on the Wednesday, August 3, episode of the show.
Viewers interested in learning about more Big Brother 18 spoilers can read a previous report by the Inquisitr. It covers who won the Power of Veto this week and how it might get used at the Veto ceremony. That brings this July 31 Big Brother 18 recap to a close, with the potential that the week ahead could hold a lot of excitement.
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