Something is off with Big Brother 19. Players are literally battling each other to lose competitions and seemingly the season. And during Sunday night’s episode a couple of players are finally starting to see the light.
The episode kicks off with the players celebrating more than any other season about making jury. They’re all like “yay jury! We did it!” What about trying to win the game? But anyway.
After the jury celebration, it starts sounding like that everyone is sort of expecting Cody to win safety this week, so talk turns to Mark and Elena as targets. And even if Cody doesn’t win safety, then they seem to have their next targets already locked down.
Mark finally decides to start feeling other people out about Paul. He starts with Jason by asking him what he thinks about Paul. Jason is aware that Paul is running the house, but he’s so far in Alex’s corner, who is so far in Paul’s corner, that it doesn’t really go anywhere.
Meanwhile, the HOH group decide that they need Matt to throw the temptation competition so Cody can’t in case that’s Cody’s strategy this week to get himself into the veto competition.
It’s now time for the Temptation Competition this week. Everyone chooses to compete this week to try to block Cody from winning or throwing it. And this week’s competition is called Where Were You. The HGs have to answer where they were when they head the weird sounds played in the house this week. Sounds like an easy win for Cody since he didn’t much hang out with anyone besides Jessica. But he decides he wants to try to throw it. But so does Matt.
Cody is doing a good job throwing the competition until he forgets that he was actually in the Have-Not room during one of the sound effects. So that means Matt is currently doing a better job at throwing the competition.
In the end, Mark wins safety and Matt loses. That means Matt is the third nominee and Cody will have to rely on his chip being drawn for the veto competition. And Matt is way too happy to be the third nominee. What is wrong with this cast?
Alex now has to rethink her nominations since Mark has safety and they don’t want Cody playing in the veto. So Alex is sure she’s going with Elena, but who else? Jason agrees to be OK with it and Paul pretends like he’s OK with going up.
Elena is a little nervous about being a “pawn,” and rightly so. She thinks she’s a pawn but she’s really just an alternate evictee. Cody makes sure to plant more doubt with her, which is enjoyable to see Cody talk game with someone who isn’t Jessica. Cody makes Elena see that the house is seemingly playing to lose the game to Paul.
Enter Mark to help make Elena’s target larger. Actually, I think Christmas gets the credit for that. She decides to call Mark out for talking to Cody, which results in her calling him a flip-flopper. And since Josh can’t come within a 5 mile radius of a fight without joining in, he joins in. So if Cody is safe this week, Elena’s fate has pretty much been sealed.
Let’s get to the nomination ceremony. Alex takes Jason up on his offer to be a pawn and puts him up next to Elena and Matt.
Can’t wait to find out who won the Power of Veto? Check out our PoV spoilers for this week!