Big Brother 18 Preview: Who Will Win the Power of Veto Tonight?

Paulie Calafiore has been calling all of the shots in the Big Brother 18 house over the course of the last few weeks. This week is seemingly no different, but the houseguests (HG) have no idea this is a double eviction week.

Head of Household, Victor Arroyo (courtesy of CBS)
Head of Household, Victor Arroyo (courtesy of CBS)

The newly crowned Head of Household (HOH), Victor Arroyo nominated the two people Paulie wanted to see on the Block this week, Michelle Meyer and Zakiyah Everette. Tonight, the Power of Veto (POV) competition will be their last chance to save their game and possible eviction to the Big Brother jury house.

Victor does deserve some serious credit for the flair in which he nominated the two girls to the Block during the nomination ceremony. Victor asked the girls if the numbers 9 to 1 rang a bell. Then, Victor sarcastically reminded Michelle and Zakiyah that this was the vote on his eviction night, and he wanted them to know what that felt like. Let’s not forget how Victor reached into his sporty new HOH robe and purposefully slid New Orleans Mardi Gras beads to both girls as a peace offering for them to ‘cherish’ as a conciliation prize. That was undoubtedly one of the best moments in the BB18 season thus far. The look on all of the HGs faces said it all as most of them struggled to hold back the laughter. Except for sensitive Michelle who was quickly thrust into another emotional breakdown that left her crying once again.

There are two ways that this week can be shaken a bit for Paulie and his plan to see Michelle evicted from the house. The first, of course, would be for one of the two Block nominees to win the POV. This would result in Victor to nominate a new HG to the Block giving cause for a new potential eviction this week. Secondly, James could use his powers received in his America’s Care Package to rattle Paulie this week. James won the right to prevent two HGs from voting in this week’s eviction. If James played this power properly, he could flip the vote from Michelle to Zakiyah.

Paulie is not ready to see Zakiyah evicted from the house yet. She is a guaranteed ally for him, not to mention that she’s a late night snuggle buddy too. So far this season, James has not made any bold moves and based on his recent gameplay, he has not indicated he would make a game changing move at this point or any other for that matter. Someone in that house needs to step back and realize just how much control Paulie has right now and make some plans to change that before he is the Big Brother 18 winner.

Although Victor and Paul Abrahamian has both voiced their desires to have Zakiyah evicted this week, will Paulie get his way again and convince them to send Michelle out the door instead? Will James be the HG to finally make a stand against Paulie and use his care package powers to flip the vote? Will either of the Block nominees, Michelle or Zakiyah, win the POV and save themselves from the Block?  Tune in tonight to find out all the answers.