Big Brother 18 live feeds in the wee hours of Friday morning featured houseguests cleaning up from a messy Head of Household (HOH) competition, as one houseguest tried to concoct a final four deal, and the new HOH pondered an eviction target.
CBS All Access live feeds were down for about five hours as the cast members battled it out for the Week 9 HOH designation. When the feeds returned, it was revealed that Natalie Negrotti took home the title and is the new Big Brother 18 HOH.
Not long after the houseguests cleaned up from the very messy competition, which left each cast mate, sans Victor Arroyo who was the outgoing Week 8 HOH, covered in a nasty-looking goop substance, the scheming began.
Nicole Franzel and her Big Brother 18 showmance partner, Corey Brooks, lay in a Tokyo room bed, worrying about being Natalie’s eviction targets. After discussing the possibility, Corey made his way up to Natalie’s HOH room to discuss strategy.
At around 5:20 a.m. Big Brother 18 house time, Corey tried to convince Natalie, with James Huling present, to target Paul Abrahamian, saying he is a manipulator, according to Joker’s Updates. He then argued Victor needs to be booted from the game, because if not, Victor will win the grand prize of $500,000. Corey also claimed Paul, Victor, and Michelle Meyer have a final three deal and will protect each other to the end.
Corey further argued that Michelle wants to eliminate the showmances in the Big Brother 18 house, meaning Corey and Nicole (“Nicorey”) and James and Natalie (“Jatalie”). Corey noted that he and Nicole are extremely loyal and putting James and Natalie on the chopping block is not even on their minds. According to Joker’s Updates, he aggressively pushed for a final four that would allow the couples to make it to the end of the game.
After Corey left Natalie’s room, she became a bit concerned, noting on live feeds that Corey has a tell when he is being untruthful. According to Natalie, Corey yawns when he lies, and apparently, she believed he was yawning often during their conversation.
What Corey didn’t know is that it probably didn’t matter what his plea was, as Natalie seemed to have already made her mind up about nominations, as she told James she will not put a female on the block, which is a promise she made to America.
On Big Brother 18 live feeds, she told James her main target is Paul for several reasons, including the fact she believes he made fun of her breasts along with Paulie Calafiore, who was evicted from the game Thursday. The Inquisitr previously reported that Paulie presumably created a nickname for Natalie’s bosoms, calling her “FT,” which is crude term for fake breasts.
Natalie also revealed she will likely nominate Victor to sit next to Paul, and if one of them gets saved by the Power of Veto (POV), she will consider using Michelle as a replacement nominee pawn.
What Natalie is unaware of is that this week’s America’s Care Package will give one houseguest the power to be co-HOH. This means Natalie will share her HOH with another player who will be able to choose one of the nominations for eviction. James and Nicole are excluded from receiving such an advantage because they have already received care packages this season and each houseguest can only do so once.
So, if Paul or Victor is given this week’s care package by America, Natalie will be forced to change her strategy and possibly even target Corey.
In addition, the first five jury members will be competing to get back into the game, which none of the houseguests have been told as of yet. Big Brother 18 host Julie Chen announced this twist during the last show.
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 competitions.
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 on 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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