We’re down to the final stretch on Big Brother 19 and the Houseguests are preparing for their big night with the season finale on Wednesday (8/7c). One of them will win the third round, make the final eviction, and take the other HG to the end. Who is planning to make the right choice? One of them has their mind made up, another is waffling, and the third doesn’t seem to care to bother.
The first two rounds of the final Head of Household competition is over. Paul took round one while Josh barely nudged out Christmas for round two in a physical competition. Sheesh. Whichever one of them wins R3 will get to pick whether to take the other or Christmas. Christmas has no choice and could only hope to campaign, but apparently she’s not too interested in that idea.
Paul’s Final 2 Plans:
Paul has been working for a long time now to keep Josh safe and with him to the very end. He wants to get there with Josh because he’s used Josh to blow up in the house and attack the other HGs. This makes Josh look bad and despised by the Jurors so there’s no way they would want to vote for him, at least according to Paul’s plan. What Paul doesn’t know is that Josh has been blowing up Paul’s game in those goodbye messages in hopes of course correcting votes his way.
Here’s what Paul has been telling the cameras over the past few days about how he wants F2 to go:
“I don’t know how the Jury feels, but my plan is to take Josh all the way to the end and hopefully it’s a clean sweep.”
Flashback to 1:59 AM BBT 9/15 Cams 3/4 as Paul describes his F2 goals.
“I’ve been telling you guys my game plan the entire season. Week by week I’ve been telling you my plans… my perfect F3 scenario… and I’m in it. I just need Josh to win [Round 2] because then I secure myself a spot in Final 2 because in that last comp, if I by some chance lose he’s still going to pull me up.”
So there’s no doubt here that Paul wants Josh with him in the F2 and even thinks that Josh is a sure thing to take him to F2 if Paul loses R3. But make no mistake, Paul is not trying to throw R3. He wants to win that and make sure he gets there. He just might need that win to make it happen.
Josh’s Final 2 Plans:
Josh has spent weeks detailing how dangerous Paul is for his chances of winning. He’s been telling Christmas since early September and had even talked about it privately before that. Then he did nothing about it, not that he could have gotten him out even if he tried. Josh held it all back saying he’d take the swing at F3… only now he’s saying maybe he won’t.
Flashback to 6:10 PM BBT 9/15 Cams 1/2 to hear Josh’s hopes for F2.
“When it comes down to the decision, I really don’t know what I’m going to do. I don’t know if I’m going to take Christmas or if I’m going to take Paul. I have no idea because I don’t know if people are going to look at Paul with distaste… and he kinda played everyone and [they might be] bitter. Or people are going to look at him like he played the hell out of all of his and give him the check.
But with Christmas, she hasn’t really pissed people off and she’s made it this far. She’s been straight forward and played a clean game. I’ve cursed out half the Jury. I got in to it with half the Jury. [Lists all his fights with members of the Jury.] So I don’t know. I think I have a better chance at winning this game against Paul in F2 because people are going to be equally pissed off at both of us. I’ve been thinking about that since last week.
I think it’s going to come down to that split second and I’m going to have to choose. I think if I make the big move and get Paul out, people will be like [shocked face]. That would be the vote move, like Steve taking out Vanessa [BB17]. That would be the one move that would take my game full circle, but I don’t know.”
Josh has to be just talking things up for the sake of the cameras, right? He can’t really be thinking to stay with Paul to the end, right? And to wonder if he’d lose to Christmas? Come on. Considering Josh points out that evicting Paul would likely put him over the edge, I think he has to know that evicting Paul is his best move, if he gets the chance.
Christmas’s Final 2 Plans:
Christmas lost both rounds one and two, not a surprise but she did come really close to beating Josh in a running around challenge that spanned several hours. All the same, she’s now at the mercy of the other two guys if she wants to get to the end. Time to campaign, right? Ehh, maybe not.
Flashback to 12:34 AM BBT 9/18 Cams 3/4 to hear Christmas share her own F2 plans.
“I don’t know if I should talk to both of them separately and tell them to bring the other person to F2 and I’ll just take third. Take a knee.
I honestly don’t think anyone else would have stayed with a broken foot. So does that make me exceptional or does that make me the girl that got carried through because she has a broken foot? I’m just having a hard time deciphering that right now, especially with that last performance.”
Christmas admits she’s having a pity party in this same talk, so she better just be feeling down about her game right now. If she seriously goes and has this talk with the guys that they should ditch her and take each other instead then someone should unlatch the front door, let her wander off, and never go looking for her. Awful.
Christmas has been dragged along all season because she’s a non-threat, malleable, and a bonus vote for her allies, but now she could be a bonus $450K to Josh if he takes her (over him possibly getting $50K if he takes Paul) and she gets an extra $50K for herself. If that’s not worth opening your mouth and at least trying then I don’t know what is.
So now we wait and watch. There will probably be a few more camtalks between now and the end of the season. The comps are over. The decision will be either Paul or Josh’s and then we’ll find out on Wednesday night.
What do you think of each of the F3’s plans? Share your thoughts on what you think each of them should be doing or planning to do to get to the end.