Big Brother 18: Final Power Ranking – James Huling

I think James Huling is the one playing the worst game this summer, but here he is. He was protected early on by Paulie’s reign of power and even did the house’s dirty work taking out Frank, who was not coming for him. He later turned on Da’Vonne who was one of his most loyal allies by exposing her to Paulie and ratting out her plan to target the showmances.

Big Brother 18's James Huling (CBS)
Big Brother 18’s James Huling (CBS)

The following week James decided to strike at Paulie by cancelling Corey’s vote and sending his showmance partner Zakiyah home. It’s a big move, but the problem is that James was cornered into this move by Paulie’s personal attacks on Natalie and Bridgette, Natalie, Michelle forcing him to do it. During Natalie’s HOH week, he decided that sending home Victor was the best move, but then Victor re-entered the house with a buyback.

James then made the biggest error in the game and decided to throw HOH to Nicole. This cost James a loyal ally in Michelle when he could have taken out Paul or Victor that week.  This all leads to losing Natalie the next week and James in a situation of hoping the two duo’s turn on each other. To his luck, he has managed safety for two evictions after that, but now he might be in a situation where he needs to win part 3 to guarantee himself to the final two.

I think James being a father gives him a chance at winning the money, but I think Paul and Nicole are more respected players. James should have a potential three jury votes of Natalie, Michelle and Bridgette. Backstabbing Da’vonne could be his downfall, but if he can get her vote, then he only needs to turn one more. I would be shocked if James picked up Corey, Paulie and Zakiyah’s votes against Paul and especially Nicole.

I am not sure he can, so I think James will very likely be the runner-up to Nicole or the third placer. Thus, we are putting James Huling in third place in our final Big Brother Power Rankings, behind Paul in second place, and Nicole in first.

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