The time has come for the winner of Big Brother 18 to be crowned.
Final Three Houseguests: James Huling, Nicole Franzel and Paul Abrahamian
Paul won Part 1 of the final HOH competition, while Nicole won Part 2. This means Paul and Nicole will face off in Part 3 tonight, with the winner officially moving on to the Final 2 and deciding who sits next to them. As for James, he lost both Part 1 and 2 so he can only watch from the sidelines.
While Paul and Nicole have been promising each other all week that they would take each other to the Final 2 no matter who wins Part 3, this may not be the case. Paul still wants to take Nicole to the end if he wins, but Nicole is still flip-flopping on what she wants to do.
Nicole whispered to herself/the camera on Tuesday about whether she should evict James or Paul. She admitted that her heart wants to take Paul, but her head says to take James. She said Paul probably has the votes to win over her, while she may have the votes over James.
However, Paul and Nicole checked in with each other multiple times throughout the night and reaffirmed their plan. To reinforce their deal, Paul told her that she wouldn't hear from him again after this if she backstabs him. He also said if he backstabbed her then he wouldn't expect her vote, which sounded like a persuasive tactic to say she might not have his vote if she backstabs him.
Either way, neither Paul nor Nicole has talked much to James, comparatively.
All the action starts tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. Highlights from Parts 1 and 2 of the competition will be shown, as well as the jury roundtable segment. Part 3 will then be played, and the final eviction of the season will take place. Then, the jury will ask the Final 2 questions and ultimately vote on the winner.
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