The final power of the Den of Temptation twist has been awarded to one Big Brother 19 Houseguest, but unlike the past two rounds, we didn’t get the spoilers from the Live Feeds and are now waiting for the big reveal during tonight’s Big Brother show.
Update: The mystery is over! The winner of the Halting Hex is… Jessica!
The “Halting Hex” was delivered to the game on Wednesday and its power will be huge. Here’s how CBS describes the Hex: “Whether on the block or not, [the holder] can halt any one of the next four evictions during the live show, making it a non-eviction night.” That’s huge!
One lucky Houseguest is holding on to that power, but we still don’t know who it is. Paul and Christmas both received an earlier Temptation, so they’re out of the running leaving any of the other eleven players in the mix of options.
If you’re going by our polling, the top expected recipients are Alex, Kevin, Jessica, Dominique, and Mark, in that order. Alex took just over 25% of the nearly 16,700 votes in our poll, which is a huge lead over Kevin at 11.4%, Jessica at 11.0%, and Dominique at 9.8%. But of course these are just the results of our poll which while more often right than not, is not the official result.
I won’t be shocked to see any of those few Houseguests get the power, but given Alex’s large lead and our poll being right the past two rounds I would most expect her to snag the power. However, if either Jessica or Dominique get the power it could make for a very exciting eviction night this week!
Shortly after the Feeds returned yesterday we saw Dominique move to the Lounge and sit quietly alone. There were no smiles flashed at the camera or “thanks!” shared with her fans. She did later make comments about stepping on snakes, what she previously called Paul, and putting “him” on the Block. Perhaps she got the power and wants to keep it closely guarded, but given her frequent camtalking I’d expect her to have shared the happy news while alone.
Jessica was extremely happy and jovial with the other Houseguests soon after the Feeds came back. She spoke of being terrified while appearing giddy. Maybe that was excitement over receiving the Hex power or maybe it was the news of a potential returning HG that has her worked up. I could see the hope of Cody’s return having a similar effect. Later she also talked with Mark and Elena asking them to warn her if she was going so she wouldn’t be blindsided. Could have been a way to get advance notice of needing to use her special power. Maybe.
Another likely option we were tracking was Alex. She soon went up to her HoH room and called Jason to join her. I thought for sure that was a big sign of incoming news. Nope. Nothing was said by her either alone to the cameras or to Jason when he arrived. Jason even tried to trick her by asking what she’d do with her new power, but she told him “nice try.”
The Den of Temptation mystery continues! Lucky for us the wait won’t go on much longer. CBS has promised us the final Temptation holder will be revealed during tonight’s episode of Big Brother 19 so we’ll be watching anxiously to find out who got it. This is a huge power and a definite game changer so I’m hopeful it’ll land in the hands of someone who makes a big bang with it!