Are we ready for this? I know I'm SO ready! Although conspiracy theories abound, let's see what happens. We do have to realize that the odds of getting the return trip are better now than in weeks gone by.
As the show airs here on the East Coast, I'll be constantly updating this entry. Refresh the page to get the latest news. As always, the real party is in the comments area -- come join in on the fun!
Here are the blog pool picks going into tonight's show:
Nicole Franzel - Kelsey NY, Grove Wiley, Nickelpeed, Sharon C
James Huling - Becky, Donna in Alabama, Sharon S, Willie J
Victor Arroyo - Helenann2K, RBennie, Janice, Monty924
Jozea Flores - Sasha, Merrilee, Tammy, Petals, JonMD1267
Bronte D'Acquisto - Jean in Tampa, elee86, Russ, Cheryl, Donna in FL
Tiffany Rousso - meb, SueGee, David, Jessica UNderwood
Frank Eudy - Dr_Celine, Dennis Comfort, Stephanie in Baltimore, PDX Granny
Da'Vonne Rogers - Donna in Alabama, uncartie, MarthaLight, Donna NY
Zakiyah Everette - Tilde, Jo C, Jenng326, Ayana, jennifer
Bridgette Dunning - Brian, Indiana Jane, Caela, Chauncey, Paula Bell
Let's get this party started!
Julie mentions that Paulie has been running the house most of the summer, but he might be run out of the house tonight. Then into recap.
There will be a jury segment tonight as well as the first BB baby - Rachel and Brendon's new baby.
Paulie segment, a slice of humble pie. Victor is gleeful in the DR. Corey wants to play it cool to save his own game. Paulie says he won't campaign against Corey. Paulie talks to James, made sacrifices to come here, tears up when a butterfly flies by him. Then it's pie-making time. He refuses to go. He decides to exercise instead. Corey pep talks him. He goes to make a pie.
Paulie goes to Natalie. He apologizes for his sharp tongue. She tells us the apology is strategy, not sincere.
Then he talks to Paul. He thinks if he can make people feel bad for him, he might gather the votes to stay. He pleads for a sympathy vote. Paulie acts like he just might do it.
Then he hits up James for a sympathy vote. James doesn't really know what to do, doesn't want to mess it up. He thinks two big targets going after each other might be good for his game.
He hits up James and Natalie together next. He promises to work for them, do their will if he stays in the game.
Brenchal introduce their baby, Adora Vega. Cute. Lots of clips of Brenchal. Rachel thinks the women need to get their act together. Brendon thinks that it's crazy the veterans aren't working together and thinks Paul has the best chance to win the game.
Jury segment -- DaVonne did NOT want to see Zakiyah, but she's there! She's shocked Paulie didn't save Zakiyah with the veto. Then Bridgette arrives. All three want Paulie to arrive next.
Finally eviction time!
Paulie -- Loves family, love all the houseguests, will hang out with all, one by one, LONG brief statement, sheesh. Kisses Michelle.
Corey -- Love all, great time, vote how you will. Nicole is the most harmless snake he's ever met.
The votes to evict:
Michelle -- Paulie
Paul -- Paulie
James -- Paulie
Natalie -- Paulie
Nicole -- Paulie
It's unanimous. Paulie is evicted. Um, he picks up Julie. Not cool. The envelope -- ONE WAY TICKET. (Okay, conspiracy theorists, put that in your pipe and smoke it.)
Ah, after commercial they're going to reveal who has the round trip pass. Note that tonight was the last time it could be used. PAUL has the ticket. Not that it does any good.
Julie says goodnight to them without HoH.
Julie just announced the HOH comp begins tomorrow night (apparently at the end of the special?). She said the first five jurors will compete for one of them to get back in the game as the next big twist.
SPECIAL NOTE: I just went to the live feeds. There's a banner saying the feeds will be down until 10pm or 11pm PT. Unfortunately, I have to go to work in the morning. It should be the HoH comp and, hopefully, I'll post the results/happenings in the early morning East Coast time.