The very latest consensus seems to be Tiffany will go, it’s just a matter of whether or not Paulie gets “blood on his hands” having to break a 4-4 tie, or if Nicole and Corey vote out Tiff to make it 6-2, Tiff out, Day in. James is the swing vote here, and he seemed resolute to keeping things the way the thinking has been all week.
Even with the Battle Back, I don’t think who survives the eviction matters. Tiffany and Da’Vonne are each fairly compromised in their game standing. Even if one of them returns, I think the odds are pretty good that both of them will be evicted (one of them possibly twice) by the time we get to the 51st day. There will probably be a double eviction by then, too.
I see the game becoming one of two big alliances emerging within the next week or so. A “couples alliance” of Nicole, Corey, James, Natalie, Paulie, and Zakiyah being one alliance of six. Then you have the rest of the house: Bridgette, Frank, Paul, Michelle, the Tiffany/Day survivor, and whoever comes back. If the “rest of the house” alliance plays as fragmented as they are playing now, the “couples” should have an upper hand.
Looking forward to tonight, and hopefully finding out how the Battle Back will be played out. Will they get a one-week immunity from eviction? Will they automatically be HOH? Will neither happen? These are the known unknowns.