Big Brother 19: Nomination Anticipation In Week 2

Since the new Head of Household was decided last night on Big Brother 19 there’s been quite the evolution of a plan to go after the big target that’s bounced around the house but now seems to have settled on the path forward.

Paul Abrahamian on Big Brother 19

Paul is in charge this week after being the first to sink a ball in the HoH comp. Well that couldn’t have been what Cody and Jessica hoped to see, but it’s the classic Big Brother shift of power and you’ve got to roll with the punches. And of course there’s no way Paul doesn’t take all the swings at Cody that he can this week. Here’s his plan.

Initially Paul had announced to his group that he wanted to use two pawns and Backdoor Cody. Okay, not surprising, but Paul wanted to do it with using Matthew and Raven. Oh. Ohh, Paul. With this many other HGs left in the game?

At first the team was on board. Flashback to 8:20 PM BBT 7/6 to watch. Matthew told Paul, “let’s do this.” But it didn’t take long for them to start second guessing the plan as the group gathered and pointed out some flaws in the plan. What if Cody was drawn to play Veto, won, and then refused to use the Veto? Well then the house would have to vote out either Matthew or Raven. Oops.

Paul began flailing around looking for alternates which at one point involved using Kevin as a pawn which did not sit well with Kevin. Kevin was soon back downstairs telling all the outsiders about this new plan and what Paul was proposing. Kevin was obviously upset.

Jump forward to 12:49 AM BBT 7/7 to find Paul returning to the HoH room. He speaks privately with Matthew and Raven confirming that his first plan was a bad idea. Terrible. He isn’t going to risk either of them going home so forget he ever mentioned it. Time for a new plan.

Two minutes later Alex arrives and Paul speaks with her alone in the HoH room. Paul runs through the problems with putting up Cody and Jessica or just one of the two. He initially says he isn’t asking her to be a pawn. Few minutes later he’s asking her to be a pawn but Paul couches it as he won’t use two pawns. Instead she’ll just be the one pawn and would go up against an expendable, Ramses or Josh.

Alex says she wants to work with Paul. Paul promises Alex that if he wins the Veto then she’s coming down and Cody is going up in her place. He says his goal is to avoid ending the week with Alex on the Block against Cody and tempt the fates. Paul says if she’s cool with this then he’ll pull in Josh and make it seem like Josh is part of the plan, though Paul says he doesn’t think the house would care if things fell apart and Josh ended up evicted.

Jump forward to 2:15 AM BBT 7/7. Josh is up in the HoH room with Paul while Dominique listens to Paul’s music. Paul explains the plan to Josh and promises him that he hasn’t led Josh astray yet so he should trust. Josh asks Paul to promise him he’ll save him if Paul wins the Veto. Paul agrees. Well that should be interesting if Paul does win now that he’s promised its safety to two HGs.

In the mix of all this is Ramses’s curse that will force him to nominate himself in the next few rounds. Ramses is planning to use it this week and he has to do it before Paul announces his noms (probably in part to avoid him trying to use it if already nom’d). Ramses is also a back up option for Paul who thinks Ramses has to be up for 3 straight weeks but has that wrong and doesn’t know it yet.

Okay, so there we go with Paul’s latest and possibly final plan for the nominations. Cody is the target but Paul will put up Alex and Josh. From there they’ll focus on the Veto to get Alex down and Cody up in her place. What do you think of the strategy? Who would you put on the Block if you were HoH this week?

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