UPDATE: Well, Alex was not evicted, as Paul planned, in the second "Big Brother 19" double eviction. Instead, Alex won the double eviction Head of Household. She put up Kevin vs. Raven. She must've bought Paul's fake fight with Josh after Jason's blindside eviction. Paul pretended he was blindsided by the vote when that tie was his idea. His plan worked. Except for Alex winning HoH. But he had planned for that and covered his butt.
Paul didn't plan for Josh to tell the truth in his goodbye message to Jason. Josh told Jason the truth -- that he voted against him, as part of Paul's plan. That he has a final 3 with Christmas and Paul. Paul followed that goodbye with lies to Jason about still being on his side. Jason believed the right guy -- Josh. Now he hates Paul, and may poison the jury against him. (GOOD.)
Josh won the Power of Veto. Yep! His second comp win, after that crapshoot one that was basically Plinko from "The Price is Right." What did Josh do with the PoV? Not a blessed thing. He decided to keep the nominations the same. City of Flops.
So it stayed Raven vs. Kevin. Paul and Christmas both voted to evict Raven, and Josh voted to evict Kevin. So Raven was evicted in a 2-1 vote. Josh followed Raven to the door saying "I'm so sorry, Raven," even though he voted to evict Kevin. So Raven seemed to leave thinking Paul was still on her side and it was Josh and Christmas who voted to evict her. Did Josh agree to take that heat, too?
Raven was consistently annoying, so it's not sad to see her go. But it would've been amazing to see Josh actually do something. Then again, would he have even had time to explain things to Alex well enough for her to put up Paul as the replacement nominee, instead of Christmas? At least now Paul seems to be on the general radar. He is still the best bet to win it all, but ... there's hope. Rebellions were built on hope!
*Spoiler update*: After the live eviction, when the feeds returned, it was revealed that Josh is the new HoH. That was part of Paul's plan as well. Josh is putting up Kevin and Alex, with Alex as the target (again). Even if one of them comes down, the plan is to put Christmas up as the pawn and evict whoever is next to her. Will Josh go along with it, or finally take a shot against Paul? Even if he does take a shot, and puts Paul on the block, who will vote him out? Seriously. Kevin, Alex, and Christmas are not going to vote him out.
"Big Brother 19" holds the second double eviction of this disappointing season tonight, and it may include a double Jalex blindside.
That's the plan anyway. And "the plan" = "Paul's plan."
Paul Abrahamian has been running the show ever since he got to give out eight safety "friendship" bracelets and was given three weeks of safety. Even Josh Martinez finally questioning Paul's game doesn't mean Josh would actually evict Paul, since he'd lose Christmas Abbott, who is either being paid to help Paul win or is just madly in love with him. She seems fine handing him the full $500K, that's for sure.
As of this moment, Jason Dent is still in the house, on the block next to his buddy Kevin Schlehuber. Jason will leave tonight (Thursday, Sept. 7). Whatever the edit shows, Jason is not 100 percent sure he's staying. He hopes he's staying, though, and Kevin is basically over the whole thing. But "the plan" is to tie the votes with Christmas sending Jason out. Paul wants to come out with clean hands. He also wants someone else (Raven Walton is his first choice) to win the next Head of Household to target Alex Ow. That way Paul is not blamed for targeting Jason and Alex, who think he's their No. 3 ride-or-die, even though this has all been his idea.
So there's a good chance that Alex will be evicted second, right behind Jason, unless she wins HoH. If she does win HoH, she'll probably target Josh, Christmas, or Kevin. Certainly not Paul. Unless a miracle happens. At the moment, she's clueless, and Paul has set things up so he comes out looking like he was blindsided by the Jason vote, too. And they'll be no time to discuss what actually happened, since the double eviction follows within minutes.
If Jason and Alex do leave back-to-back tonight, that leaves Paul a clean playing field -- with Raven and Christmas hopelessly devoted to their cult leader, Kevin seeming half-awake but OK to just let Paul win, and Josh waking up too late to do anything but realize he was instrumental all season to helping Paul win.
"Big Brother 19" airs Thursday at 9 p.m. on CBS., and Sundays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
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