You know you’re in for a rough night on “Big Brother 18” when one of your highlights is putting Outback Steakhouse on a pedestal. Sure, we do love a Bloomin’ Onion as much as the next person, but at the same time, do you really need to devote time on an episode to it?
Okay, so it’s product placement and it helps fund the show. So do live feeds. Moving on.
Story-wise, the most important thing here is that Bridgette won a particularly messy Veto, and no nominations changed. Frank still thinks he’s running things, and many people are still conspiring against him. To us, the highlight competition-wise was seeing Bridgette do the move where she celebrates to the point of hurting herself. Add that to the sports bloopers out there of people doing the same thing. We feel for her, but you gotta be careful during these things!
Other than that … the show’s still making a meal out of the Spy Girls. Also, James and Natalie potentially becoming the “it couple” of the season. Probably the most relevant thing long-term shown in the episode was Frank’s admissions to Bridgette, which may be a way to help save himself down the road since he was first to tell her. While Frank didn’t know he was in danger, this may have been a turning point for him since people like Nicole felt this was a loss of leverage against him.
All in all, we admittedly were entertained at times, but also annoyed at others by the product placement and filler segments. We’re probably not going to remember this one in the future. Grade: C+.
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