Daily BB House Stats:
Evicted – #1 Jozea #2 Victor #3 Bronte #4 Tiffany #5 Frank #6 Da’vonne #7 Zakiyah #8 Bridgette #9 Paulie #10 Victor #11 Michelle #12 Natalie #13 Victor #14 Corey
Final Three: Nicole – Paul – James
Part One Final HOH winner: Paul
Part Two Final HOH winner: Nicole
Part Three between Paul & Nicole: live on Wednesday night
On the September 17th feeds snore season officially starts. The second part of the final HOH (our one chance at true excitement) occurs off-feeds. So we can merely report results. It’s late but you;d never know from the hyper houseguests. The trio wear cute, colorful competition-themed tees and our personal favorite to win, Paul has a big smile. Thus, we know right away James once again achieved EPIC FAIL status in a crucial competition. In fact, as soon as James leaves the kitchen Nicole and Paul run to each other for celebratory hugging and mugging for the camera. We’re cheering too because this is who we’d love to see in those final duo seats Wednesday night. James just makes Big Brother 18 feel so shameful and disappointing – the ultimate anti-climax.
The challenge ends after midnight. So, Nicole and Paul, pumped with adrenaline and joy, talk late into the morning after the challenge. Nicole says she can’t take James with her to final two, if it’s up to her. Her reasoning: because he doesn’t even deserve the $50K – second place prize. We couldn’t agree more with your lies to please Paul, Nicole! Also, she’ll die if James ends up beating her with his non-game, no strategy. Hopefully Nic’s claims penetrate her brain enough so that even if she’s just lying to Paul eventually she may just convince herself of their veracity. Funny thing about brains… often our neural cells believe what they hear even while allegedly “knowing” the words are lies. Sounds crazy but it’s true. That’s why people still do things they “know” are bad for them – like eating junk, drinking, and fun stuff like that.
Finally the backyard opens for them and the trio gleeffully go outside to play the card game BS. Of course, Paul wins – like shooting fish in a barrel. Then they clean the house, each in their own way. These three are not big-time cleaners. So, it’s funny to hear Nicole muttering under her breath how she wishes Victor was there because he always cleanes. As an afterthought she says Corey was pretty good about cleaning too… but we all know who the master cleaner of #BB18 really was. No matter what CBS tries to convey on the TV show, Vic was truly the Puerto Rican CLEANING Sensation.
Then another game arrives in the form of what appears to be Jenga but the threesome can only say “BB Benga” – likely due to licensing issues. It’s funny when James and Paul talk about eating the pieces because they look like Kit Kats and, OMG, they really do! Yeah, the laughs are gettin’ pretty thin these days, folks. The three of them debate the rules a bit. No, you CAN’T use your other hand to secure the tower, dumbass. Have you ever actually played? But it’s a fun way to pass the time for a bit and we’re grateful to Big Brother for trying when Nicole let’s it slip that. “I think they want us to talk game,” even if the feeds do go out because she’s “talking about production”.
After Nicole and James go to bed, Big Brother awakens them with a gift. Paul finds cookie dough, frosting, and owl-shape cutters in the storage room. The cookie-making process mystifies the sleepy trio; largely because the dough doesn’t seem to be the cookie cutter kind. It’s too thin and floppy. They keep at it anyway and end up with formless masses of “too sweet” brightly colored frosty confection but eat them anyway, like ya do.
– Katherine Flores