The Big Brother 19 winner was decided after the Jury cast their votes and crowned Josh Martinez as the king of the season over Paul Abrahamian. After rumors and reports of a bitter Jury the truth seemed to match up with the hype. So was the Jury bitter or did Josh truly earn the win over Paul?
Watching the Jury round table it was clear that this group was not happy with Paul and the way he betrayed their trust in the game. Paul worked them over and his exit strategy was horrendous. He never stopped lying to them about their position with him in the game, even when answering the final Q&A session. But when compared to Josh’s “pots & pans” parade through the summer, did they really have a better choice or was Josh simply the “anyone but Paul” candidate?
Paul ended up losing 5-4, again. It was painful to watch, but he failed to secure that feel-good Jury he would need to correct his past mistakes. Listening to the Big Brother backyard interviews last night added a little more understanding to just how those votes panned out.
Never B4 in BB, have I seen so many people happy that someone won, not because they won, but because they wanted the other to lose so much
— EvelDick (@EvelDick) September 21, 2017
As for the five who voted for Josh, were any of them really voting for Josh or were they just voting against Paul? Alex said she was voting for the player who stabbed her in the front instead of the back, that’s anti-Paul. When Jason had his backyard interview it almost sounded like he was talking himself in to voting for Paul, but he was so upset about the betrayal that he went for Josh instead. Mark told Dr. Will in his interview that Paul played the better game, but the better player doesn’t always win. Well they definitely don’t if you don’t vote for them, Mark.
Elena? She was straight up and said she was going to be a bitter Juror. In fact, she announced on Twitter that she likely would have voted for Christmas over Paul. Wow. Then lastly, with Cody? He told Dr. Will that he “hated” Paul. Cody had mentioned he didn’t want to see a Vet win, but he also told Jessica he would vote for Paul if he got to the end.
Listening to the interviews there was little talk from Josh’s voters for why they liked his game. Instead the topics focused on why they didn’t like Paul’s. Clearly Paul messed up with his game and blew it with the Jurors. Again. But was it bad enough to warrant losing the game after controlling it all season?
Julie Chen told EW.com her thoughts on the Jury’s decision:
I think the jury made the wrong choice. Paul was robbed. But Josh was no slouch. He won competitions, had a conscience and didn’t mislead people in the same slick way that Paul did.
Update: Watching Rob Cesternino’s backyard interviews where Cody reveals he had a “Jury pact” set to vote against Paul. Looks like they were planning on making Paul lose for awhile now. That’s what Cody was referring to when he placed his key and told the Jury that he was keeping his word.
What do you think? Was Paul robbed? Was the Jury bitter? Did Josh deserve the win over Paul for game play or just for not being Paul? Share your thoughts below, but keep the discussion civil!