UPDATE: Well, I was wrong about who would win "Big Brother 19" *and* who would win AFP, but dagnabbit I was right about the final 3 for AFP. It did come down to Cody, Kevin, and Jason. But instead of Kevin, as I predicted, the win went to Cody! He said it didn't make sense for him to win the $25,000, but fans -- led by his Jody showmance-mater Jessica -- voted hard for him. Julie Chen said a record number of AFP votes came in.
Congrats to the three finalists!
It's almost over! After tonight's special Friday show, there is only one episode left to "Big Brother 19."
Paul Abrahamian just won Part 1 of the Final Head of Household competition, as expected, so all he has to do is win one more comp and he will almost certainly win the $500,000. (He *could* still lose, though.) Paul wants to get to the end with Josh Martinez, and if that happens, they are out of the running for America's Favorite Houseguest/Player. Not that they would be top options.
It looks like AFP is going to come down to Kevin Schlehuber, followed most likely by Cody Nickson and ... Jason Dent? Mark Jansen?
Alex Ow was openly asking for AFP but after slavishly following Paul, and pushing Jason to do the same, she's probably out of the running. But the show never aired her bullying of Kevin, just like it never aired Paul, Christmas Abbott, and company planning to question Cody's military service to get him to snap. And it also never aired Jason's nasty "joke" about raping Kevin's wife and making his kids watch. However, TMZ did post about that joke, and got comment from Kevin's wife, and if that made its way to the casual TV-only viewers, they may take Jason off the AFP list.
But CBS worked hard to push Jason as BB19's answer to BB16's AFP winner Donny, showing us home segments and revealing his wife was pregnant with their second child. If TV-only fans just go by that, they may vote him into the top three AFP contenders.
Last night's jury segment showed Jason, Mark, and Elena Davies calling out Raven Walton for her delusional idea of being "Puppet Master" with Paul. Since AFP voting was timed around that segment, any one of those evicted HGs now "woke" to Paul's game (and anti-Raven) could be the third AFP nominee.
But this is most likely to be Kevin vs. Cody. Kevin just had a classy exit from the show, looking dapper and making his typical adorable Dad Jokes, this time about being on the block so many times he felt like a New Kid. (Ba dum dum.)
Kevin will probably win AFP because he is the kind of lovable underdog BB voters tend to go for -- a loyal nice guy who is not that great at the game. Sure, there are videos out there showing some of the not-nice things Kevin said in the house, because he too is not exactly a saint. He wasn't as nasty as most of Paul's minions ... but he was still a Paul minion, loyal to the end. He too would've been happy to lose to Paul.
Personality wise, Cody is Kevin's opposite. Kevin is a charming motor-mouth, and Cody likes to stare. Intensely. Kevin had a light-hearted exit, and Cody walked out across the table, in one of the highlights of the season (at least from here).
If anoyone ever asks again why vote Cody for AFP..— kunoichi4ever (@kunoichi4ever) September 15, 2017
Mark: "Everyone was helping Paul pull strings"
Cody "I didn t"#BB19
Both Kevin and Paul ended up being attacked by most of Paul's minions, which is part of why they are now the top choices to win AFP. This has not been a popular season to many BB viewers; those fans have been frustrated with The Paul Show, and the spirit of isolating and attacking targets that Paul inspired. So which target will be awarded the $25K?
We'll find out on Wednesday, Sept. 20 ... right after we see either Paul or Josh win the $500K. Vote for AFP over here.
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