The Double Eviction arrives this Thursday night on Big Brother 19 and we’re starting to line up who could end up the target and the most likely evictees in the second round of the crazed night.
There’s little doubt over who will be the first HG out the door. Cody has the votes stacked against him and we know that unless something major happens in the next day and a half that he will be the one out the door. But what about the next eviction?
Sadly there isn’t much of an equal divide in the house as things are much more lined up with Mark and Elena versus everyone else. That right there should give us all the insight we need to predict who could end up as the most likely targets in a fast action nomination round on Thursday.
Alex is the outgoing HoH and Cody is expected to be gone, so let’s take them out of the lineup. That leaves us with Christmas, Elena, Jason, Josh, Kevin, Mark, Matthew, Paul, and Raven to compete. Things are looking pretty heavy on the Paul side of the house.
I’d wager that Christmas, Jason, Kevin, Matthew, Paul, and Raven would all go the easy route and put up Mark and Elena. There’s been some recent talk, including last night from Jason, of looking more closely at Raven and Matthew, but in a compressed timelines and rushed decision making I expect them to fall in line with Paul.
Paul has been hearing through several Houseguests that Mark is angling to come after Paul and he is. It’d be a good move by Paul to make sure Mark is targeted and since these HGs are mostly doing whatever Paul asks, well you can see where this is going.
Should Mark and Elena go up and stay there after the Veto then Mark would be the more likely to be evicted. Paul has been working on Elena and sees her as a valuable tool and with Mark gone then she’s more likely to be by his side.
If either of them escapes with the Veto then we could probably see Matthew, or another similar low level ally, volunteer as the renom. From there the remaining of Mark & Elena would be the one to go.
As for Mark and Elena’s targets, should either of them get HoH, and boy do they know they need it, they’ve got a few options. Mark knows he has to go after Paul eventually, but even if he gets Paul on the Block I don’t think he’d have the votes to get him out.
There will be seven votes during the second eviction of the night. The Temptation Competition is over so we’ll have one less nominee to offset the first eviction when it comes to who can vote. Seven votes means no tie-breaker and a four count minimum to evict.
Say Mark has Paul up on the Block then he’d probably go with Josh or Alex as the second nom. Those are Elena’s own two suggestions for noms that she gave Mark yesterday, but he said they had to go after Paul. We can use Josh for this situation though.
With Paul against Josh I believe we’d see Alex, Jason, Kevin, Matthew, and Raven side with Paul and so would Elena probably. Christmas is caught in the middle on this one since she’s working with Paul and trying to make Josh her lackey at the same time. So instead of deciding now which way she’d go we can rule out even needing to know how she’d vote. Josh would go.
If it’s Paul against Alex then we’d see Christmas, Elena, Josh, Kevin, Matthew, and Raven most likely go against Alex. She’d be out the door too.
I really don’t see a path for anyone getting Paul out during this Double Eviction, but I do like a good surprise in my DE’s so maybe someone will deliver that.
Should we end up with Alex and Josh on the Block then I think Alex could be in trouble there. Just like Christmas earlier, Paul would be caught in limbo as he’s working both of them. Alex is a strong ally for him, but Josh might be his F2 goat. Tough choice for Paul, but once he makes that choice I think he could sway the others to follow his lead.
I can’t wait for the Double Eviction on Thursday night’s live Big Brother show. Mark and Elena are the likely top targets for the majority. While there have been grumblings about Matthew and Raven I doubt the opportunity will be wasted on either of them. Should Mark take a shot at Paul then we’ll get fireworks when it blows up in his face. Good times ahead.
Who do you think is in the most danger for being the second evictee this week? Share your thoughts below and get ready for the fun tomorrow night starting at 9/8c on CBS.