Big Brother Season 18 Episode 17: Don’t Rock The Boat

By Mark Drum
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Now that Frank and Bridgette were on the block, the rest of the houseguests thought this week would be smooth sailing. With the POV looming it was there only chance in saving one of themselves or both this week in the Big Brother house. There were some choice words said, tempers flared and emotions run rampant. We’re getting close to the season when the houseguests left who got evicted became jury and everyone wanted to get the bigger targets out. But first here’s my recap of last night’s episode.

The Dictator & Cabbage Patch Against The World

It would seem as though Frank and Bridgette’s entire world was crumbling before them as James had just nominated both of them on the block. Expecting to be nominated was Frank because the whole house was targeting him for eviction. Bridgette on the other hand was feeling betrayed, hurt, confused and down on herself for being put up on the block. It was only two weeks ago when she was in power. In the Big Brother house the power shifts and it’s just not in her of Frank’s favor this week. For Paul, Da’Vonne, Nicole and Zakiyah, it was their week and all four of them took the time after the nomination ceremony to dance and celebrate about Frank and Bridgette’s nomination in the storage closet.

A Dope POV

The BB Electric Festival continues with the POV competition. Natalie was selected as host, but a special guest took over once all the houseguest stepped into the backyard. The players selected for POV this week were Michelle, Da’Vonne and Nicole. All three ladies are against having Bridgette or Frank winning the POV. This also meant both ladies from Michigan had the opportunity to win the power this week! Bridgette was hoping to pull her fellow Spy Girl alliance member Natalie, but instead pulled Da’Vonne’s. The special guest this week was a “Big Brother legend,” according to Michigander Michelle, was OTEV. In this season’s iteration, OTEV was a rocking foulmouthed frog DJ, laying out some “DOPE,” electronic beats to the houseguests. OTEV described past competitions this season and the competitors had to find the corresponding track, in his “pad,” that was decorated in the back yard and bring it back to him. It was virtually a game of musical chairs and the houseguests had to correctly bring back the right track before losing a seat or lily pad from another houseguest. Not wanting to have any blood on his hands, James threw the POV competition and was the first eliminated. Next were Da’Vonne and then Nicole, leaving Michelle to battle it out against the two nominees to win the POV this week. During the competition Michelle took an awful spill while running up the ramp, it wasn’t however as bad as some other spills in previous seasons, but still entertaining nonetheless. In the end our Washington Township resident, Michelle battled her way against Frank and Bridgette to win this week’s POV. Leaving her with a big decision of whether to use it or leave the nominations the same.

Paul Rocks The Boat

After winning the POV, Frank knew that he needed to try and sway Michelle into using it to hopefully then pressure James into putting up a bigger threat up for eviction. Just as Michelle was getting ready to go to bed, Frank pulls Michelle aside to the Safari room and asks her to think about making a “big move,” and to consider using the POV. Michelle’s response to Frank was he needed to throw Bridgette under the bus and start campaigning against her. While this conversation is happening, Paul and many of the other houseguests walk by to see Frank make his plea. Wanting to break the conversation up Paul enters the room only to have Frank ask him to leave to give him a chance to plead his case. Fuming from being asked to leave, Paul was getting paranoid in the fact that he could possibly be a replacement nominee because he assumes the other houseguests are mixing up his name with the word, “pawn.” Da’Vonne wanted to get Paul to not lose his temper, but on the inside she was screaming for him to “rock the boat,” and sure enough he did. James called for a house meeting and that’s when Paul lays out his frustration with Frank. Frank even goes to openly admit to the house he wants Da’Vonne to be the target and be evicted instead of him or Bridgette. But all the house meeting did was to ensure to Frank and Bridgette one of them was going home this week.

Bridgette Makes A Plea

Knowing Bridgette hasn’t had a good relationship Michelle, tries to break the ice and also make plea to be at least cordial. The meeting with the two however only showed each other’s true feelings for Frank. Both want to work with Frank but for Michelle she was jealous that Bridgette was getting Frank’s attention as she had a crush on him at the beginning of this season. So emotions were high and Bridgette trying to be the positive person tried to make peace but it was not enough. During the POV ceremony, Michelle gave both Frank and Bridgette to state their case on why she should use the POV on either of them. Neither Frank nor Bridgette fought and knew Michelle’s mind was made up. As much as Michelle wants Bridgette out of the house and work with Frank, she decided not to use the POV on either of them to keep the nominations the same.

Prediction for Eviction & HOH

Fun fact, in season 14 the OTEV POV was what sent Frank out the game. So it’s looking to be déjà vu for Frank with tonight’s live eviction episode. I’m predicting a unanimous vote to send our first returning houseguest out of the Big Brother house. Plus I predict the secret room will be featured and what mysterious power will be revealed. So maybe either Frank or Bridgette won’t be leaving tonight. Plus with this week coming to a close a new HOH needs to be crowned and I’m predicting a third win for Paulie. However who ever wins this week will not be happy as I also predict that next week will be a double eviction. But first, tune in tonight at 9 p.m. on CBS Detroit to see Frank or Bridgette get evicted and who’ll become the new HOH!

Mark Drum is a Farmington Hills, MI native and Big Brother fan since 2000. Mark is a graduate from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Theatre Arts.

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