Who doesn’t love a good blindside? Well get ready for Big Brother 19’s live eviction this week because Josh Martinez is working to help deliver what could be a hot live show on Thursday night. Overnight he sat with Jessica and Cody telling them exactly what they wanted to hear, but it might not be his true plan this week.
Flashback to 11:51 PM BBT 7/4 Cams 1/2 to watch along as Josh has just come up to the HoH room to talk with Cody & Jessica regarding the plans for votes this week.
Jessica has brought Josh upstairs to talk with Cody. He asks Josh what he’s planning to do this week and Josh says he is going to vote to keep Jillian. This is at odds with what he told Feedsters in a camtalk session earlier on Tuesday.
Cody warns Josh that if he votes to keep Christmas then that side will continue to pick his side off. Josh isn’t sure what sides Cody is even trying to describe so he asks him for more details and specifics. Cody says Kevin, Ramses, Jason, Alex, etc. will all be targets of that group.
Josh wants to know if he was the target since he felt like he had to grab the golden apple. Cody assures him that Paul was his target. Josh asks what happened about the big group and working together to the end. Cody says that was what they (the others) wanted, but he and Jessica wanted to “bridge” the divide and work with everyone which ending up breaking apart the group.
Cody is fluffing Josh’s feathers up telling him that Josh is “powerful this week because your vote counts.” Josh reiterates that no one tells him anything and he has been feeling isolated. Jessica tells Josh this is his opportunity to inflict fear on the other side by voting with her against Christmas this week. “You have the power. You are basically the swing vote,” says Cody.
Josh tells Jessica and Cody that he’ll vote out Christmas, but he wants to know where he stands with them and whether or not he’ll have safety from them. “Week to week? 1000%” Just a week of it when you’re the outgoing HoH? Might want to work on your sales pitch, Cody.
Gallery: Cody & Jessica Work On Josh’s Vote
Jessica continues to press on Josh that Christmas needs to go to shake up the other side. She says the other side thinks “they have the power and they don’t.” Cody again tells Josh the whole vote hangs on Josh’s decision. Then on top of Josh’s concerns about feeling isolated, Cody says not to take it personally if neither he nor Jessica ever talk to him because they’re off in their own world together.
As things wrap up Jessica makes what might have been their best argument the whole time. She reminds Josh that with her injury, Christmas may not even be able to deliver on any promises of keeping him safe if she can’t even try to win HoH. Should have led with that one and hammered on it. Then again, is Jillian really going to be challenging too many HGs in physical comps either?
Josh heads back downstairs and Cody shoots Jessica a huge grin. Success! Or is it? Jump forward to 12:50 AM BBT 7/5 Cams 1/2 to find Paul and Josh going in the storage room for a quick whisper.
Josh reveals Jessica pulled him in to the HoH, called him the swing vote, and how he should side with them since no one has been talking with him all week. Josh tells him he has them convinced he’ll vote out Christmas. Paul is thrilled that Josh has made this double cross move against Jessica and Cody by promising them his vote.
Paul celebrates with Josh who then tells Paul that he only trusts him and Christmas. Paul says he won’t tell anybody because Josh is the “secret weapon.”
Gallery: Josh & Paul Celebrate A Blindside
There’s a bit for celebrating as Josh laughs about Jessica and Cody calling him the swing vote after they didn’t talk to him all week “and now you want to work with me?!” Commence bird flipping by the guys here. “Now you’re playing the game bro. Now you’re f**king play the game!” says Paul. They break up and quietly leave the storage room as Josh reminds Paul to help keep him calm “because I black the f**k out.” Heh.
So there we go. Josh has told Jessica & Cody he’ll be voting along their interests, but as we heard earlier in the day and again here with Paul, it seems clear that Josh is actually planning to help evict Jillian.
From the vote counts I did earlier, as long as Josh and Mark stay with evicting Jillian then it’ll be the most likely scenario for Thursday night’s live show. Of course, that’s as long as Christmas’s MRI from her injury comes back clean later today and she isn’t removed from the game for medical reasons. Fingers crossed we don’t lose another HG and a live show blindside!
What do you think of Josh’s plan here? Good move? Crazy and unnecessarily upsetting to the other side? Or just good ol’ Big Brother fun? Share your thoughts below!
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Update: Well there goes that. Seems Paul ran his mouth to Kevin about Josh’s plans to vote out Jillian and lie to Cody & Jessica. Considering Kevin is planning to vote out Christmas this wasn’t a good idea by Paul. On top of that Paul promised Josh that he wouldn’t tell anyone about this. Sigh.