Big Brother 19 Episode 23 Recap: Houseguests Make More Questionable Moves

Big Brother 19 continues to be the weirdest season ever. Houseguests appear to still be actively trying to lose the game by doing things like taking $5,000 over the veto while you’re on the block or by using the veto on someone else while you’re on the block.

It’s actually amazing what has been going on this season and I don’t think anyone has a good explanation as to why this is happening. But anyway, I already shared my thoughts on this in another post. Let’s get to the recap.

Wednesday night’s episode kicks off right after Alex nominated Elena and Jason with the plan to backdoor Cody in place. Elena knows Cody is the target, but she’s not as comfortable being on the block as she maybe once was.

At the veto draw Mark and Paul will join Jason, Elena, Matt and Alex in the Power of Veto competition. Cody won’t get the chance to save himself.

Cody, feeling vulnerable, decides to confide in Kevin that he has a daughter. Kevin, who has seven daughters, seems to relate. Cody is finally opening up to people, but it might be a little too late.

It’s already time to get to the Power of Veto competition. And it’s a version of the veto swap game, so no one will be going home empty-handed. Alex is up first and scores 26 points. Matthew follows Alex and lands on 28 points. Mark ties Matthew at 28 points. Elena is up next and she scores 22 points, as does Jason. Paul is the last to go and he gets only 9 points and is the first out.

Paul’s prize is the Power of Veto. But he won’t be holding onto that long. in the next round it’s Mark that gets eliminated. He claims his 5th place prize and it’s a vacation to Colorado. He decides to keep that prize instead of trading it for the veto.

Jason is the next person out of the competition and he snags a skydiving punishment but he trades it with Paul for the veto. Matthew is the next person out of the game and he gets a unitard punishment but he swaps it out for the veto.

That leaves Alex and Elena and they strike a deal to not give each other a punishment. Alex loses the round and gets $5,000. So that means Elena can take the veto. Bur first she has to see what her prize is. It’s another punishment. So she’s surely going to trade that to Matthew. Wait. No. She decides to steal the $5,000 from Alex. Instead of taking the veto.

And everyone is shocked that Elena took the money instead of the veto. Cody, however, is happy because Matthew winning the veto still gives Cody a shot at staying. If Matthew uses the veto on himself, then there’s no replacement nominee and Cody stays.

For a minute it looks like Alex is mad enough to witch the target to Elena, but Paul is never going to let that happen. So they’re going to edit the show to make us think it could happen, but it won’t happen. Even Cody had a little hope after Elena’s move, but this isn’t your average season where players change their minds because they’re all following one person’s commands.

It’s punishment time! Jason has to wear the Xtremitard and Paul and Christmas are tied together as tandem skydivers. And then there’s Alex. She has to dress as a camp guide all week and make the other houseguests grilled hotdogs. After she sets up a whole campsite.

Cody finally gets a chance to talk to Alex when she’s up in the middle of the night for her punishment. He tells her that he would never target her and that he never has. She tells him that it’s not her and that she’s up against a wall this week. Which is a ridiculous thing to say since she is the person who names the replacement nominee. Cody makes a good case to Alex, but she’s not hearing it. She will never go against Paul.

Even though Cody made a final effort to convince Jason and Alex to steer away from him this week, Matt uses the veto on Jason and Alex names Cody as the replacement nominee.


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