The repercussions of Frank’s behavior have had a tremendous effect on the nominations and eviction in week four, and could have an even more impactful effect come this week’s eviction.
With the women of The 8-Pack still annoyed with Frank, a plan was hatched to flip the script and keep Tiffany in the house so she could go after him the following week. I love how these people always make these plans a week in advance, but never seem to consider that the plans are all dependent on who wins the HoH competition. Sure, Da’Vonne can say Tiffany will target Frank next week, but she can’t guarantee Tiffany will actually have the power to do such a thing, especially if Frank or any of his team members wins HoH.
With Tiffany, Bronte and Paul on the block this week, the Veto competition was of utmost importance for Frank or Bridgette to win so the plan to get Tiffany out would proceed, but Bridgette is also worried that if Bronte comes off the block her other Spy Girl Natalie will go up in her place, and potentially be sent home.
The Veto comp was the always amusing chemical reaction comp where using the wrong ingredients will cause an explosion. Besides winning the Veto, the winner and their team members would also get a fabulous dinner courtesy of Outback Steakhouse and they could choose one other team to join them. A lot was on the line this week, and Tiffany knew she had to win to secure her spot in the house for another week.
But the HGs dropped like flies as one-by-one they each added a wrong flavor, causing an explosion of multi-colored powder and glitter. I have to say Paulie and Paul did look pretty fabulous/hilarious after getting blasted. Poor Tiffany did not make it to the end, while Bridgette shored up her week of power with the Veto. Meaning Frank had another couple of days controlling the HoH. In the end, Bronte did not want to sacrifice Natalie and asked Bridgette not to use the Veto on her. The nominations remained the same, but the results were still in doubt.
At the top of Thursday’s show, Da’Vonne was working hard within her alliance to convince people to keep Tiffany and send Bronte home. As many times as Paul has been on the block, you’d think they would just sacrifice him, but he’s been loyal and agreeable every time, never making any waves so he seems useful to the alliance moving forward (and with his other two buddies gone, he doesn’t have much of a choice but to comply). Bronte, however, is seen as a threat. She also hasn’t bonded much with The 8-Pack, but they recognize her as an intelligent player so the target is placed on her back. With Da, Nicole, Zakiyah and Corey on board, they need to convince Paulie to join them. He didn’t think it was a good idea to keep Tiffany, but the group seemed to have changed his mind. They needed five votes to evict Bronte.
Meanwhile, tensions between Frank and Da’Vonne intensified as Frank began floating the idea of targeting Da next, first talking to Nicole and then Michelle who both said they’d be on board with that plan. Then Michelle ran right back to Da’Vonne with the news and outed Nicole as being on board as well. Michelle told Da she played along with Frank, but Nicole totally freaked out on being called out. All she had to do was say she was playing along too, but her actions made Da suspicious. Is Nicole about to play Da’Vonne?
At the eviction ceremony as the nominees were giving their final speeches, Tiffany was obviously aware of the plan to keep her, blowing up Frank’s and Bridgette’s game by calling him a failed dictator. The speech was over-the-top and more than a little confident, but my heart just went out to Bronte whose expression said that she suddenly realized Tiffany was not the one who would be going out to chat with Julie Chen. I felt so bad for her as that realization dawned on her. In the end it was 5-4 with Bronte getting evicted by Michelle, Nicole, Zakiyah, Corey and Da’Vonne. Paulie was obviously not on board in the end.
Next up was the HoH competition, and the five who voted against Frank assumed he would be a bit addled trying to figure out what happened and not on his game. The Euro Trippin’ comp has the HGs studying photos of Victor, Glenn and Jozea on their fabulous (Photoshopped) European vacation from which they would then have to answer a series of True or False questions. It only took four questions to determine the winner with Nicole, Paulie and … Frank the last three standing. But Paulie pulled out the win in the end, even though he really did not want to win this week. But his win threw a complete monkey wrench into the works as Frank is on his team, so that makes him, Bridgette and Michelle also safe for the week. Lucky for Paulie, his main target Tiffany is still in the house.
After the HoH comp on Thursday, Frank was still reeling from being betrayed and he zeroed right in on Da’Vonne as being the ringleader because of the incident earlier in the week. The two exchanged some heated words, but the new Da felt it better to turn off the old Da because that was exactly how she got herself evicted in her original season. So she made nice with Frank to keep herself safe but with the intention of still taking him out when she gets the chance. But Frank now feels he can’t trust anyone but Bridgette so it may come down to who has the power first.
Tiffany, meanwhile, had another of her emotional meltdowns and Natalie did her best to console her. Perhaps she did a little too good of a job because the next thing you know Tiffany is talking privately with Frank, basically blowing up everyone’s game. Da walked in and walked out on the convo and reported back to the rest of the group about what was going on, knowing some serious damage control was in order. Nicole tried to talk to Tiffany, but got nowhere. Da’Vonne was finally able to crack her though after a game of Echo, but a switch has been flipped in Tiffany and I don’t think anyone can trust her at this point. The five who voted to keep her may be regretting that decision. But Paulie is giving them another chance by nominating Tiffany and Natalie for eviction, hoping to carry out his plan from last week.
Sunday’s BB Roadkill was “Gasping for Air” and all the HGs were gasping as “Uncle Austin” (hmmm, I wonder who that could be in reference to?), has stunk up the RV, complete with fart and flushing toilet sound effects. The HGs had to place four rows of air fresheners on shaky rods, by color, in the fastest time. Any air freshener that hit the floor did not count. Some of the players realized that the fourth row was going to be too difficult so they just threw the green air fresheners on the floor to finish faster, hoping they had enough to pull off the win. Some either just weren’t balanced or the HG knocked them down by bumping a pole, but in the end Tiffany won with only losing one fo each of the four colors (unfortunately, winning still doesn’t guarantee her safety).
Some of The 8-Pack assumed Paulie won, but Tiffany ran right to Da’Vonne and told her Corey was going up. Da wisely decided not to reveal this info to anyone, for if she had Tiffany would know where it came from, putting Da in her sights. But Tiffany also commiserated with Frank, unsure of whether to put Corey up and give him a chance to fight for the Veto, or put Nicole up and backdoor Corey. She seemed to be waffling on what to do but in the end, it was Corey who had to take a seat next to the person who nominated him.
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