Allison Grodner Interview: More Temptations, Halting The Battle Back, & Most Surprising HG So Far

Four Houseguests down and out at the hands of the game so far this season and one of those will have a chance to get back into Big Brother 19 tonight. The last Den of Temptation power set this latest curse loose on the house but will that be the last of the season?

Dominique Cooper with Julie Chen outside the Big Brother house

Executive Producer Allison Grodner took the time to answer a few of our questions this week about how long that Summer of Temptation would last, what the Halting Hex might have done to the Battle Back, and which Houseguest has surprised her the most.

Big Brother Network: The Summer Of Temptation’s “Den” is closing shop just three weeks in to the season. Will the Temptations continue on this season in a different manner or are the Temptation twists over now after the Battle Back?

Allison Grodner: Temptation is the theme of the summer and rest assured there are more temptations to come. The next twist is just around the corner…

Had the Halting Hex been used Thursday night, how would that have affected plans for the upcoming Battle Back?

Grodner: The Battle Back was to be played no matter what happened with the Halting Hex. The difference would be that three people would be fighting for a spot in the house instead of 4.

Now that we’re heading in to the fourth week of events, which Big Brother 19 Houseguest has surprised you the most so far and why?

Grodner: Dominique was playing a really low key strategic game until this week. I am really surprised how fast things spiraled out of control for her.

Thank you.

Okay, my interest is piqued about what’s coming next for the Temptations. I would have been okay with just letting the game play out, but if they’re going to keep this twist going then changing up how it arrives is a good idea. Too often the Houseguests settle in to their routine as do we so keeping everyone on their toes is appealing to me here.

As for what would have happened with the Hex if Jessica had played it last night, well nothing would have changed. In fact it might have only made things easier on Cody’s return for her, but considering she wasn’t really in danger makes that a smart gamble for her to have made.

I’m with Grodner on Dominique. She was in such a good position just over a week ago. Things were smooth for her game. She was laying low, building a strong relationship with a strong player, and gather lots of info. Maybe she should have done that Cody interview in a more private setting! But if she gets back in the game I’m guessing she won’t make that mistake twice.

Find out what happens with the Battle Back tonight on CBS at 8/7c. See you then!


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