Big Brother 18 Recap: The End of James and Natalie

In our Big Brother 18 recap tonight, we’ll finally see the last of the strange showmance of veteran player James Huling and beauty queen/cheerleader Natalie Negrotti. Primarily due to poor game play by James, the two of them have ended up on the block together, and one of them will be voted out this evening and off to the Jury house.

Natalie Negrotti and James Huling

Natalie Negrotti started off the season in a very, very brief showmance with Victor Arroyo, which ended even before the first CBS Big Brother TV show of the season aired and the Live Feeds were turned on. Now, either Natalie or James will be headed out the door tonight at Victor’s hands in a rather poetic finish to their oddball flirtmance.

After the live eviction vote, we’ll be heading into one of the last Head of Household Competitions of the season with our final five houseguests: Victor Arroyo, Paul Abrahamian, Nicole Franzel, Corey Brooks, and James Huling.

Victor is not allowed to compete in this HoH, which leaves all the weight on Paul’s shoulders to win and keep himself safe this week. Especially since we fully expect Nicole may flip on her final four deal with Paul and Victor now that James isn’t weighed down with Natalie — and she may well get Corey to join her on that. Obviously Paul and Victor are the biggest threats to win it all in the house at this point.

So who will go home tonight, and which houseguest will end up as Head of Household with only a couple of weeks to go before the Big Brother 18 finale?____________________________________________

Natalie Negrotti

Natalie says that she should have stuck with her gut, and stuck with the people who got out Paulie, also known as Paul and Victor.

Paul, Corey, and Nicole then discuss who to vote out this week. He tells them how he bluntly told James about Natalie throwing him under the bus.

In the Diary Room, Paul mentions how he told James this because Victor and him are working James in the off chance that he wins Head of Household, so they have a fighting chance in the game.

Victor tries to be James’s shoulder to rant to as his issues with Natalie continue.

James and Natalie then have an argument about their relationship outside the game.

Later, James tells Corey what Natalie’s been saying to cause tension. Corey sees this as an opportunity to pull James towards his side. He tells Nicole how Natalie has been acting bratty and James doesn’t deserve this treatment.

James and Natalie continue to fight. He calls her out for how she’s been treating him in the Big Brother 2016 game. The other players hear it from a different room.

JeJo Segment

Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd

Jeff Schroeder And Jordan Lloyd return to discuss their Big Brother baby on the way. They also talk about the game, and who they predict will win. Jordan predicts Victor, and Jeff predicts Paul. They also talk about James as a player and the Jatalie showmance.

Juror Segment

Zakiyah Everette mentions that Paulie Calafiore and her are on speaking terms and cool in the jury house. She makes it seem like there is nothing really going on with them. However, Da’Vonne Rogers says that Zakiyah went right back to Paulie. She ignores Bridgette Dunning and her now.

Michelle arrives to everyone’s surprise and disappointment. She then shows them her videos. They’re all shocked by how Nicole is running the game.

 Big Brother 18-Jury House

Paulie and Da’Vonne give her credit for running the house. Bridgette is just shocked that Paul, Victor, Corey, and Nicole are working together.

Live Votes and Eviction

Paul votes to evict Natalie

Corey votes to evict Natalie

Nicole votes to evict Natalie

Natalie is evicted by a 3-0 vote.

Host Julie Chen asks Natalie about whether she really threw James under the bus, her feelings for him, and about their rocky relationship towards the end of their time together in the game.

Head of Household Competition:

Big Brother 18 Week 12 HOH

It’s the usual Slip and Slide one, but movie themed. Players have the option to fill up a smaller bowl first to get a bigger scooper. James and Nicole go for the smaller bowl first. Corey and Paul head right for the big one. Corey starts the competition off the strongest.

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