‘Big Brother 19’ Live Feeds: Josh Reveals New Losing Final 2 Strategy

Josh Martinez counts off the votes on Big Brother 19

Do you remember Cody Calafiore and Big Brother 16? Well Josh Martinez has a plan to help you forget all about him because apparently Josh already has too.

After listening to weeks of Josh detailing the dangers of Paul Abrahamian for his chances of winning it was all coming down to a last ditch effort to stop Paul in the final hours of Big Brother 19. His earlier strategy was to win R3, evict Paul, and go for the easy win with Christmas Abbott instead. I predicted it’d be an overwhelming sweep for the Jury votes with Josh over Christmas. That’s all changed.

First we heard from Josh on Tuesday morning that he was having second thoughts on taking Christmas. So much so that he began asking viewers to vote for Christmas to get AFP so all three of them could walk away with prize money. Then later in the day Josh laid out his detailed thoughts on why he couldn’t take Christmas (too likable) and instead how he’d take Paul (because he hasn’t made any moves…). It’s painful to hear this. After all this time we thought Josh was a contender, but he’s not. He’s a fool and a blind one at that.

Flashback to 8:25 AM BBT 9/19 Cams 1/2 on your Big Brother Live Feeds:

“Please vote Christmas for America’s Favorite. That girl deserves it… I don’t think I’ll beat her in the end. So I have to go with Paul because he’s a Vet and I know the Jury doesn’t want to see a Vet win.”

Josh resumes his pleading for viewers to vote for Christmas because he wants her to walk out with something too since he’s no longer planning to bring her to the end.

Why does he think a jury will hold Vet status against Paul? Does Josh not remember last year? The Jurors seem to forget about Vet status when it comes down to this decision. Maybe someone will decide to weigh this in, but not as many as Josh would need for that to be the deciding factor.

But wait, that’s just such a crazy idea, right? Maybe it was just a temporary sleepy morning thought. Oh, nope, here he goes again.

Flashback to 7:10 PM BBT 9/19 Cams 3/4 on your Live Feeds:

“I’ve been thinking about who to take to the end. To be honest with you, as crazy as this sounds, um, I’m going with Paul to the end because, yeah he’s the Vet and played a great game, but I know the Jury and Jury doesn’t want to see a Vet win.

I know that Raven doesn’t want to see a Vet win. I know Matt doesn’t want to see a Vet win. Alex doesn’t. Jason doesn’t. Christmas doesn’t. That’s five votes so that’s all I need. I just got to articulate my words. Is that the right word? I just got to make sure I break down my game.

[Paul] has played a great game and an aggressive game. He played 24/7 but so did I. I played from Day 1 out when I got off the trapeze and had to give myself safety because it wasn’t going to be Cameron’s ass, it was going to be me if I was up there. So I’ve been playing since Day 1 and I went from the Golden Apple to finale, so I’ve been on my toes the whole time.”

Josh continues on and says he thinks it will be decided over who is more liked between Christmas or Paul. He believes Christmas will beat him by having Cody’s vote, Raven’s, and Mark’s. He trails off without naming anymore but says she’d win.

Josh says it comes down to needing to go against Paul as the most hated. He credits Paul for playing an aggressive game, but says it’s been a “safe” one and Paul “hasn’t made any moves, laid under the radar” and while he thinks it was smart, Josh says “I don’t know one game move that he made.” Yikes, yikes, yikes.

So Josh doesn’t see the game Paul has been playing right in front of his face. The Jury sees it and maybe, just maybe, they’ll reward Josh over Paul, but this isn’t BB14. Josh isn’t Ian Terry and he isn’t likable. He was a straight up a-hole to most of the cast day in day out. These votes won’t have a “well this HG was at least nice to be” home to settle in because both are disliked.

Those five votes that Josh lists off? He might have one of them, but we already know Raven and Matthew definitely aren’t voting against Paul. I don’t see crushin’-Christmas doing it either. Cody supporting Josh who he thoroughly disliked? Doubtful. Cody didn’t like Paul either, but he’s said they could at least respect each other’s game.

This is a terrible strategy. This isn’t another Hitmen F2 loyalty issue. It’s a deeply flawed strategic assessment. But wouldn’t it be the cherry on top for Big Brother 19? An entire season of HGs playing the game for Paul only to have the last competition go to one of Paul’s minions and then said minion yet again makes a move to benefit Paul? It’d be the most fitting and appropriate end to the season.

I still expect Paul to most likely win Round 3 over Josh, so maybe we won’t ever have to see Josh make this terrible move, but if we do, oh if we do, then we might as well end it with a bang and reinforce why Paul deserves this win. He’s played them all for the fools they are.



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  1. I never spoke disparagingly about the Hitmen because it boiled down to legitimate friendship. The two are best friends even now. Did he make the wrong move in terms of the game? Yes, but to some, $450,000 isn’t worth it.

    Like Matthew says in this column, though…this is insane. Almost everything Josh has said is wrong, and it’s so painful to see. Paul played against morons who made moronic decisions, and I suppose…if Josh were to win the final HOH…it would be the perfect ending to a pitiful season.

    • Yeah, I really felt like Cody was more about loyalty and keeping his integrity even in the game. Might not have been the smartest game move, but that’s something I can respect.

      Josh is just an idiot…

    • Josh has STOLEN that money. With the help of the jury. I have never been so disappointed in the people who were picked to play on BB 19. If CBS can’t do any better in HG. I seriously won’t be watching it any more.
      The so called Jury was not only childishly pathetic, ,It made them to look first place in STUPID,….

  2. I just finished watching BB Canada 4. ( I watched everything in 2 days). And I loved it.. I will watch season 5 now. Just the winner sucked, and 2nd place should have won.

  3. It is clear that Josh is not going to present an intelligent argument to the jury tonight. And Paul will be putting forward more reasonable points and answers to support his votes.

    • It does not matter who wins the last round of final competition or who takes who further anymore, I have given up. The better player and better thinker should win.

  4. That is all the work of Paul right there pounding it in his head that nobody wants to see a vet win. What a weak minded idiot. As much as I hate to say it Paul is going to win.

    • Judd the Stud (wasn’t that his nickname) from just down the road here in Tn., the very, very small town of Etowah. I’ve never watched the season. Was he a good guy or a bad guy?

      • Don’t Miss K. It was must miss TV.

      • TY. I was told not to waste my time the first season I was on BBN when I commented that it was the only season I haven’t seen. Maybe when I get really old and they put me in the home, I’ll watch it with a bunch of elderly people. That would give us something to talk about. I foresee an uprising! lol

      • Hahaha, “when they put me in a home”! You still don’t want to waste your time with that nonsense.

      • I loathed Judd. I will never understand his appeal.

  5. Unless there was a prize for the Player That Shouldn’t Have Been Allowed to Stay, Christmas isn’t even in the running for Favorite Player.

  6. Okay, now it is official, Josh is a royal a**. Is he mental? Or just a whining spoiled brat! The more Josh talks the bigger Jacka,** he makes himself

    • Naw, I think he is being a little naive but he’s taking a player , the 2 both deserve to go and by now and I think he sincerely likes paul and even tho he thinks the jurors hate him it still may go in his favor .

  7. Funny that Josh thinks they don’t want a vet to win. I don’t ever recall hearing any of them say that on the feeds. So I don’t know where he gets that.

    • He gets it from Paul….he’s been brain washing them to believe that they don’t want a vet to win…like others have said…what about last season…as Matt said in his comments….”they were played for all the fools that they are”

      • I know Paul has told Josh I have no chance they’re not going to vote for a vet. But nobody has actually said it. Guess he got in Josh’s head “again”. SMH.

      • Is Josh really sleeping in the same bed as Paul & 12/25? I know Josh is still in the closet, but this might the strangest mΓ©nage Γ  trois in TV history.

  8. As few others have said….it looked like Meatball came to his senses and realized that they all been duped by the gnome and he was going to take him out if he had the chance…when he watches the season over and sees Paul’s DR sessions he’ll realize he is an idiot with a capital “I”.

  9. It’s in Sociopaths’ nature to be delusional. MOST of the cast this season were delusional (SOCIOPATHS!!!)!

  10. Hmmmdidnt think I would say this but…Josh has a point taking Paul to F2. Paul has not made any obvious big moves in the house. He convinced ppl he was with them which ultimately made them believed they were working with him, but never did he take any risk. However Josh on the other hand risked his social game to be hated over liked to make obvious decisions that sent ppl packing. We the audience know he was Paul’s puppet but the jury actually does not, because they were also puppets. All they saw was Paul betray them. We will see if Josh can sell this point to win over Paul. This is why I can respect the risks Cody made coming into the game. It was also smart of Josh to use goodbye msgs to blow up Paul’s jury management goodbye messages as well. A smart move. We will see if Josh figures that out. He should take those quiet moment s the other two huddle in bed to figure that out.

    Do I think Josh will win? Not against Paul he won’t. He is stuck in the first episode of ppl not liking him and no one happy for a vet. Also human behavior in groups are predictable. Everyone liked Paul until they were out. So they just might vote for him on “game move”. Also nerves will prevent Josh from making the best last min sales pitch that will change the course of history. The other glimmer is if the jury can remember where the bullying started and blame Paul not Josh for that.

  11. I wanna see Pauls face when and if Joshes GB messages are played for Paul to hear.. It was smart move for Josh to make and one that Paul who considers Josh “not very smart” will be totally unexpecting..Will be an interesting finale……

    • Except if Josh takes Paul, he (J) is going to lose big-time.

      Oh well, at least this stinker of a season will finally be DONE!

      • I di not mention winning or losing for either…The post was about GB messages…The word winner was nowhere in the post…

      • Sorry, I meant the joy of seeing Paul’s face if the GM are played will be ruined for me if Paul ends up winning. I hope they play a sample for Paul to see.

      • I don’t know…they have on occasion /season played DR messages…Just an outloud thought that I hope they do…

      • Me too. That would be very entertaining. I had no idea they’ve ever done that. Didn’t watch all the seasons.

      • It would probably make josh feel bad after seeing paul say he was taking josh and rooting for him for comp2 .. and following through with it . They have planned a lot of stuff to do so hope they have a real friendship.

      • U really think that either one of cares about “feeling bad and butt hurt feelings”??? Dam…games over…somebody gotta win….Paul stop saying the word “friendship” some 5/6 weeks ago…

      • Of course he does ??? Have you not seen Josh cry half the season ! He has huge feelings, game over true , but think him and Paul really do have a true friendship .

      • Yeah sure…u keep them good thoughts….Paul has a friendship bracelet in his left hand and his right hand is behind his back holding a knife…Josh is gullible…Just let em all leave never to be heard from again…

  12. Josh has played an emotional and puppet game this whole season. he is not made for this game.. As for Paul. I think he can be a jerk. but he has played every minute of every day to get where he is.. Paul deserves to win this season.. He really deserved last season too. Only reason he lost last season was because he is a male! If both males go to F2, I have no clue what will happen. This jury seems to be really bitter and seems to want to vote with emotions instead of game play! So this is the only move we really do not know this whole season! Voting for Paul to take it all though!

  13. Could someone please tell me which website I can watch the finale. I had it before but accidentally closed the tab… many thanks
    I don’t think I can wait it airs here

  14. Paul was still lying to the jurors with his answers, according to him he did nothing wrong. Ass!!!!!!!


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