Double the HOHs means double the drama in the Big Brother 18 house. Fresh off the success of winning her first HOH, Natalie learned she had to share the honor with Michelle. After a lot of back-and-forth, the duo finally settled on targeting Victor and Paul. Was this the right move? Neither one of them seemed to know for sure, because they continued to flip-flop throughout the week.
So who won the tenth week in the Big Brother house? Check out our power rankings below. (For previous rankings: Week 9)
Note: These rankings do not include what happened on the live feeds after Thursday's episode.
Paul: Despite Nicole trying to blow up his game, Paul managed to (at least partially) convince Natalie and Meech that they had made a mistake by putting him on the block. He also slayed the POV and came up with a genius scheme to save Vic and evict Corey. By staging fake fights with Victor and sticking to Nicorey's side as much as possible, Paul hoped Nat and James would start trusting Vic again and see Corey as the bigger threat. The plan sadly failed, but for someone who wasn't a Big Brother fan before, Paul is proving to be a more strategic game-player than even the vets.
Grade: 9.5 (Season average: 6.3)
Nicole: She did it! Nicole finally began playing Big Brother this week. The second Paulie and Paul came to her and Corey with their plan to go after James next, Nicole knew to run right to Jatalie with the info before it could be used against her. That decision ultimately solidified her safety this week, making her the only houseguest who has never been put on the block.
Grade: 8.5 (Season average: 4.9)
Victor: Sure, Victor got evicted. And yeah, maybe he should have gone to talk to Natalie and Michelle about nominations before they were made. But his fake breakup with Paul was the best move of the season. And the fact that the houseguests were genuinely sad to see Vic go is incredibly impressive. Victor is as big of a threat as Paul, and yet he's somehow managed to stay off most people's radar. And with the opportunity for a jury member to return, there's a good chance we haven't seen the last of Vic.
Grade: 8 (Season average: 5.8)
James: Everything came down to James this week. He was the deciding vote between sending out Corey or Victor and in the end, James knew how rare it would be to get a shot this clean at Vic and went for it.
Grade: 7.5 (Season average: 6.2)
Natalie: Not only did Nat win HOH, but she did a great job convincing Michelle to follow her plan to put up Vic and Paul rather than go after Nicole. Nat also knew better than to make a vicious nomination speech and stayed friendly towards Victor, making sure there would be no bad blood in case he stuck around. However, she was easily manipulated by Paul after nominations. Nat eventually re-focused on her original plan, but she needs to learn to stay stronger and not be bullied so easily if she wants to make it much further.
Grade: 6 (Season average: 6.3)
Michelle: Meech wasn't wrong when she said Paul has a good chance at winning the game, but her reluctance to put Victor on the block because he had never gone after her was not the most strategic reasoning. Victor is a huge threat! Why does no one seem to see that? Although, we have to give Meech credit for knowing to publically go along with Paul's plan to backdoor Corey, all while she was secretly plotting to still evict him if he didn't win POV.
Grade: 7.5 (Season average: 5)
Corey: Corey did nothing this week. He didn't even bother studying for the POV comp because he was so confident that he was safe. And while this wound up being true, Corey wasn't safe because of anything he did. It was Nicole that kept him off the block earlier in the week and James that decided Victor was a bigger threat. But at least he gave us this epic strip tease.
Grade: 0 (Season average: 4)
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