We are exactly one week away from the final episode of Big Brother 19. Tonight’s episode featured a special eviction taking the house down to the final four houseguests. After tomorrow night’s live eviction show, there will be only three houseguests left in Big Brother 19…and this is when we really get down to the nitty gritty of the game.
We start off tonight’s episode with Alex Ow’s reaction to learning that she has been nominated for eviction by Josh Martinez. Alex shares with Josh that she’s heartbroken. He was the last person she trusted in the house…and that person just stabbed her in the back. However, in the diary room, Alex revealed that she put on a show to make Josh feel sorry for her. She hoped that faking her emotions and playing dirty would tug on Josh’s heart strings and save her from eviction this Big Brother 19 week.
Josh is emotionally wrecked by Alex’s reaction and looks for some consolation from Christmas Abbott. While Josh is sobbing to Christmas, Paul Abrahamian flies into the room and slaps Josh in the face. Paul proceeded to tell Josh how Alex just confessed to him that she can cry on command: Josh has been completely duped by Alex.
To add insult to injury, Josh also just found out that Christmas is not willing to live up to her season long promise to him. Ever since their alliance was formed, they had promised to take each to the final two. Josh point blank asked Christmas if she was taking him to the finals with her (if she makes it to F2), and Christmas told him she is unable to commit to taking Josh at this point in the game. Josh told Christmas that he feels like his girlfriend just cheated on him because that’s how heart broken he is right now. Poor Josh.
The Power of Veto competition is the highly anticipated BB Comics competition. Players must zip line past pictures of all of the houseguests’ comic portrayals and commit them to memory. Once on the ground, they must locate the exact same comic book covers for each houseguests. The houseguest to correctly match the comic book collection of all 16 houseguests the quickest wins this week’s golden POV.
Christmas was not medically cleared to compete in the competition, so there are only four houseguests in this POV competition. Kevin Schlehuber timed out of the competition at 45 minutes. Josh completed the challenge in approximately 24 minutes, while Alex finished in a bit over 14 minutes, blowing away Josh’s time. However, Paul completed the challenge is just over 12 minutes giving him the POV title.
Paul decided the best and most righteous way to let Alex know he was not planning on using the POV was to tell her directly. Paul calmly explained to Alex that he had no choice but to not use the POV this week. He added that if he did use the POV, that move would blow up his own game. That was a mistake Paul made last season, and he vowed not to make the same mistake again this year in Big Brother. Alex, as expected, did not take the news very well and swore she would have never done that to him. Que sera, sera…whatever will be, will be.
As planned, Paul did not use the POV to take Alex or Kevin off the block. During the eviction votes, Paul voted to evict Kevin, while Christmas voted to evict Alex. That left Josh to cast the tie breaking vote, which made him the houseguest with the most blood on his hands. Per Paul’s plans, Josh voted to evict Alex from the Big Brother 19 house. She has become the 7th member of the jury.
During Alex’s exit interview with Julie Chen, Alex admitted that she made some big mistakes in her game play. She also said that Paul played a really shady game. Alex said Jason would have never had done that to her, meaning not saved her from the block after winning the POV.
The second most critical Head of Household competition is titled “What the Bleep?” The competition is between Paul, Kevin, and Christmas. The winner not only wins HOH, but they also secure a spot in the final three of Big Brother 19. This HOH winner will be permitted to compete in the next HOH competition.
The competition consists of seven rounds of true or false questions based on videos where the houseguests words are bleeped from the playback. Julie will give the houseguests an answer for the bleeped out word, and they must decide if the bleeped out word is true or false.The player with the most correctly answers wins HOH.
After only five rounds, the game is called because Paul has already won. Paul immediately falls to the ground clutching his head while sobbing with tears of joy. He mumbles that he can’t believe he did it. Julie asked Paul why he had such an emotional reaction after winning the HOH competition.
Paul, choking back tears, shared that words can explain how bizarre and insane it is for him to be in this position for the second year in a row. Paul said he didn’t think he could do it, while acting like he just watched his puppy die. Please Paul…maybe you can use some of the $500,000 to buy some acting lessons. Ouch! Now Paul will have to decide who he will nominate for eviction tonight.
Who will Paul choose to nominate to the block? And which Big Brother 19 houseguest will be eliminated on tonight’s Live Eviction? Tune into CBS at 9/8 CST for the results. Then join us tomorrow morning for another recap. Only three more episodes left of the season.
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