Live feeds from inside the Big Brother 18 house were down for around five hours on Thursday night into Friday morning, as houseguests vied for the Week 9 Head of Household spot. In the process, cast members got down and dirty, but after cleaning up, Nicole Franzel revealed some of her game strategy to Corey, jokingly equating it to who some call one of the greatest Big Brother houseguests of all time.
Not long after Thursday’s Big Brother live eviction episode saw Paulie Califiore get voted out of the house by his fellow cast mates, the live feeds went black so the cast members could partake in the HOH competition.
CBS All Access live feeds dropped at around 8:15 p.m. Big Brother 18 house time and did not return for about five hours at approximately 1:50 a.m. When the feeds aired once more, houseguests could be seen covered in some sort of disgusting goopy-looking muck, which each seemed to have trouble cleaning off. Victor Arroyo escaped the nasty mess, because as outgoing HOH, he was barred from taking part in the challenge.
One by one, cast members took turns using the shower, which ultimately caused a major drainage problem. The goop was so thick, James Huling could be seen on live feeds having to use a plunger to unclog the shower drain.
As the houseguests discussed the competition and how messy and uncomfortable it was, they revealed Natalie won, making her the Big Brother 18 Week 9 HOH, Buddy TV reports.
Paul Abrahamian, who typically gives his all in any task or challenge, told Victor that during this particular competition he took it easy because he didn’t want the slimy, sticky, goopy stuff to get stuck in his massive beard.
Paul went on to say he was confident Natalie won’t nominate either of them because she will likely target Nicole, who Natalie believes made fun of her, as previously reported by The Inquistir.
Despite the mess and the length of time this HOH challenge took, it is still unclear from houseguest banter what the competition entailed exactly.
After cast mates tidied up, Nicole and Corey Brooks, her showmance partner, retreated to the Tokyo room and snuggled up in bed. As they did, Nicole discussed their position in the game and revealed some of her strategy to Corey.
It is not exactly clear whether Nicole was joking or not, even when watching her speak to Corey on live feeds, as she had a smirk on her face and giggled periodically throughout their entire conversation. Nonetheless, Nicole said she believes her social game is on point this week and stated, “I’ve got this far without winning a freakin’ comp… that’s pretty freakin’ impressive.”
Corey agreed with Nicole, but then rolled his eyes, which made her slap his shoulder, sit up, and proclaim, “What? It is!”
Both further pondered whether Corey may get the next care package advantage, which Nicole ruled out could be anything to do with being HOH. Ironically, the next care package advantage is to be a Big Brother 18 co-HOH, which means the houseguest who receives it will rule the house Week 9 with Natalie and choose one of the two cast members nominated for eviction.
Corey joked he is a much bigger target than Nicole, to which she responded with, somewhat chuckling, “Dude, I’ve been throwing everything.”
In response, Corey ran his hand over his face, saying, “Oh my gosh…,” which prompted Nicole to smile and say, “I’m playing Dan Gheesling’s game. Get over it.”
Corey asked, “Who’s Dan Gheesling?” He paused for a moment and asked Nicole, “How do you know I’m not playing his game?” Nicole told Corey she knows he’s not channeling Dan because he tried winning this most recent HOH competition.
Whether Nicole is attempting to play Dan’s game or not, she is still a contender as the Big Brother 18 house thins out and houseguests are sent packing left and right. So, Nicole is doing something correct, but she may be horrified when she finds out the first five jury members will be competing to get back into the game.
Big Brother 18 host Julie Chen announced this twist during the August 18 show, which means Da’Vonne Rogers, Zakiyah Everette, Bridgette Dunning, Paulie, and the houseguest evicted next Thursday will fight it out until one of them is victorious and gets back into the game.
Also, a special Friday episode of Big Brother 18 airs at 8 p.m. Eastern Time which will reportedly feature a Ziggy Marley concert and additional houseguest competitions in a country fair theme, reports Big Brother Network.
Big Brother 18 airs on CBS Wednesday and Sunday nights at 8 p.m. Eastern Time, and Thursday nights at 9 p.m. Eastern Time. Big Brother After Dark airs on Pop Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights at 12 a.m. Eastern Time, Tuesday at 11 p.m. Eastern Time, and Thursday at 1 a.m. Eastern Time. Live feeds are broadcast from inside the Big Brother 18 house 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are available from CBS All Access.
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