We say goodbye to the Big Brother 2016 house tonight, as the Big Brother 18 finale has arrived and the winner of Big Brother 2016 will be named tonight! We have a lot of action to get through tonight, as the Final HOH competition on Big Brother 18 plays out and then we determine if James Huling, Nicole Franzel or Paul Abrahamian will win Big Brother 18! We also find out the winner of America’s Favorite HG, so stay tuned for that! Follow along tonight during my Big Brother 2016 Live Recap and see who won Big Brother 2016 tonight!
Last time on Big Brother 18, we had the special Friday night episode and most of us slept right through it. The majority of the episode was about them making F2 deals with each other and then they went into their breakfast and reminiscing about the past season. It was all highlights and all lame, as this season has been. We did get to see Part 1 of the Final HOH competition get started, as the Final 3 were kitties chasing the laser!
I made my predictions early, so check them out right here! Then follow along with my Big Brother 2016 Live Recap below, as Big Brother 18 comes to an end!!!
WARNING: BIG BROTHER 2016 SPOILERS AHEAD!
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Here we go….
FINAL HOH PART 1 – We go back to Part 1, as they are in their cat costumes chasing that laser! They are holding strong for the first 1 hour and 12 minutes. They are hanging on the wall and holding a rope and it is pretty slanted and Nicole is flying through the air and off the pedestal, but she is holding on. They are all struggling, but Nicole falls and then James falls right after her, which means Paul wins Part 1 of the Final HOH!!! Nicole questions James falling so soon after she fell.
FINAL HOH PART 2 – This time it is James versus Nicole and the winner takes on Paul in the final round tonight. For this competition, they have to read a clue and then go up to the top of the rollercoaster and pick the three evicted HGs that fit that clue. Then send the car down the track and take a photo at the right moment. They must have the car in the photo correctly and with the right HGs to move on to the next clue. First one to get all three photos done correctly wins HOH on Big Brother 2016!
Nicole goes and has some issues with the car fitting in the photo, but she gets it completed. James is up next and he has no knowledge of the events in the house and the HGs, so he should be struggling with this one! He actually seems to be doing pretty well on this one, as they both only struggled on the first photo. The totals:
- James – 19:06
- Nicole – 7:24
Yeah, Nicole smoked him on this one, huh??? That means Nicole wins Part 2 and will take on Paul in Part 3 of the Final HOH. Paul says Nicole deserves F2 more than James, but Nicole said that she can beat James more easily in F2 and not sure what to do!
JURY DELIBERATIONS – Dr. Will is in attendance and out comes Corey to join them, as we see Paulie and him hug big time. He catches everyone up pretty quickly. They talk about James and how he had a great social game. Bridgette said he did not get blood on his hands and Zakiyah said he flew under the radar. Da’Vonne said take some risks and Corey said play the game!
For Paul, Michelle said he said hurtful things, but he played a great game. Zakiyah said he was great at comps and a great social game. Day said Paul the player is phenomenal, but Paul the person is not great. They said he is a dick and he owns it. They do not like the things Paul has said this summer.
For Nicole, Paulie talks about her never being on the block. Natalie said she did not make big moves. Corey said taking out Michelle was a big move, which she counters. Victor said it was strategic. Now the focus is on Michelle not liking Nicole and Dr. Will asks what the issue is and Michelle starts crying. Day defends Nicole and said she was Geppetto and the guys were Pinocchio!
FINAL HOH PART 3 – It is Paul against Nicole and Julie will give them statements from members of the jury and they have to pick their answer. Get it right and get a point. HG with most points after eight questions will win HOH and get to pick who goes to F2 with them!
- QUESTION 1 – They are both correct, so tied 1-1.
- QUESTION 2 – Both wrong!
- QUESTION 3 – Both wrong again, so still tied 1-1
- QUESTION 4 – Paul is correct, so he takes the lead 2-1!
- QUESTION 5 – Both wrong!
- QUESTION 6 – Paul is correct and now leads 3-1!!!
- QUESTION 7 – Nicole is correct and now Paul leads 3-2
- FINAL QUESTION – They are both correct and that means Paul wins 4-3!!!
FINAL EVICTION – Now Paul has the big decision to make, as he gets to go F2 with him on Big Brother 2016. Yup, he played with emotions and not thinking he he could beat more easily. James said he earned it, so is that a vote for him??? Final 2 are Paul and Nicole (ugh)!
JURY QUESTIONS – The jury is in attendance and James comes out and gives Natalie a hug! Day said she was hoping it was not Paul, so is that a vote for him???
- Natalie questions Paul about things he said and he said it is his personality and he can’t hide that. Just love for them all, but no apology.
- Michelle questions Nicole on her big move to win the money and it was when she got Victor out.
- Nicole said she was the brains behind the guys and was working behind the scenes a lot.
- Paul said this is his first time playing the game and he worked his ass off, so that is why he should win. He did not hide behind the scenes and was not afraid to be involved in the game.
- Nicole said she deserves to win and said she gave 1000% all the time. She said as a vet, they all knew her game.
- Paul said he was gauging James and Nicole about honesty between them and who he would take to F2 on Big Brother 18.
One final speech from the F2. Paul’s speech is phenomenal and he is giving it his all and gives some big facts. He gave me goosebumps during that one and showed why he should win. Nicole got up and even said it was good. Nicole babbles on and I am just annoyed listening to her!
Time for the jury vote on Big Brother 18! They will insert the key of the HG they want to win. Da’Vonne said she is putting her own key in there! Paulie said they were both great players. Victor jokes that they might think he is coming back into that house any second! The votes are in and we get the winner after the break. Come on, Paul!!!
VOTES – It is finally time to crown the winner of Big Brother 2016! Time for Julie to pull those keys:
- James voted for Paul
- Corey voted for Nicole
- Victor voted for Paul
- Natalie voted for Nicole
- Michelle voted for Paul
- Paulie voted for Nicole
- Bridgette voted for Paul
- Zakiyah voted for Nicole
- Da’Vonne voted for Nicole
My heart just sank and he made the $450,000 mistake, as Nicole wins Big Brother 18 in a 5-4 vote and I am only watching to see who wins America’s Favorite HG!
From there, we find out that Nicole is the first female to ever win Big Brother while sitting in the F2 next to a man! Then the America’s Favorite HG and the Top 3 vote-getters were Victor, Natalie and James and the winner is Victor, so not a total bust for tonight!
And what did you think of tonight’s finale?
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