There's a new HOH in the Big Brother 18 house, and the nominees for this week are incredibly obvious.
Head of Household: Victor Arroyo
Other houseguests: Corey Brooks, James Huling, Natalie Negrotti, Nicole Franzel and Paul Abrahamian
The rest of the HOH competition played out live on the feeds Thursday night, with Corey, Natalie and Victor in close competition with each other. Victor ultimately wound up knocking down all three letters in "HOH" and he was crowned the new Head of Household.
Victor, Paul, Corey and Nicole were all ecstatic about Victor's win, realizing that they were all safe for another week. Meanwhile, James and Natalie stewed as they quickly knew that they were going to be nominated this week.
James later spoke privately with Victor about having a Final 4 deal with Corey and Nicole. Victor questioned if this deal was in place before Paulie was evicted or after. James said it was after. Victor would then go to Corey and Nicole, telling them about James' claim. Neither Corey nor Nicole denied it, though Nicole was clearly uncomfortable with the whole conversation. Victor assured them that it doesn't matter now.
Natalie suggested to James that if she were to win the Power of Veto, she would use it on him. James told her not to do that, saying that she still had a chance to win the game even without him. Natalie insisted that she probably has no chance of winning the game at this point.
As for who would be evicted this week between James and Natalie, Victor voiced his opinion that the evictee should be James, considering he's the one who voted him out before he got back in the house. Corey and Paul said they were irritated by Natalie and wanted to possibly get her out instead, but Victor was steadfast in wanting to get James out.
The nominations are essentially locked in for James and Natalie, and the only hope they have is if one of them wins the Power of Veto. But in all likelihood, the Final 4 alliance of Corey, Nicole, Paul and Victor will stay strong and just vote out the other person left on the block.
Big Brother 18 airs another new episode Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.