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Big Brother 19: Weeks Six and Seven

September 5, 2017

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On day 51, Jessica Graf, a 26 year old VIP Concierge was evicted from the Big Brother house. With Paul in control as HoH, Jessica and Cody found themselves on the block together. At the live eviction, Jessica unleashed  the Halting Hex, saving herself and Cody form eviction. Unfortunately, the couple found themselves in the hot seat yet again. This time, Josh put a hault in their game. In a 7 to 1 vote, Jessica was evicted from the game, leaving Cody behind to fend for himself. Find out how it all went down below!

Head of Household Competition


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The eligible houseguests competed in the Inked and Evicted Head of Household competition. According to Wikipedia, “In this competition, houseguests were asked a series of questions based on photos of the evicted HouseGuests. An incorrect answer resulted in elimination. The last HouseGuest standing will be the new Head of Household. Paul was the winner.”

Temptation Competition


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Alex, Jason, Mark, Matt danced in the Bowlerina Temptation Competition. According to Wikipedia, “In this competition, HouseGuests competed individually. They must spin around their handle fifteen times. They will then earn fifteen seconds of bowling time. If they run out of time, they must spin again to earn more time. The HouseGuest who knocks down their four pins the fastest will win safety for the week, while the slowest competitor will be on the block as a third nominee. Mark was the winner, and Jason became the third nominee.”

Nominations

At the last eviction, Jessica abruptly revealed her Halting Hex power to the house. Paul, believing that Jessica was bluffing, decided to nominate “Jody” together. After the nomination ceremony, all hell breaks lose. We find Cody and Paul at each other’s throats. Then, Josh gets involved by bashing pots and pans together. Paul and his crew hope to evict Cody this week. Their plan is to convince Jessica from using the Halting Hex.

Power of Veto Competition


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Paul, Jessica, Cody, and Jason, Kevin, and Raven were selected to participate in the Under the Weather Power of Veto competition. According to Wikipedia, “In this competition, houseguests competed individually. houseguests looked at a teleprompter for sentences with blanks. houseguests had to report the weather and fill in the blanks with the name of one of the first four evicted houseguests while standing in a storm. If the sentence passes through the teleprompter before the houseguest fills in the blank, they will be incorrect. The houseguest who fills in the most blanks correctly will win the Power of Veto. Paul was the winner.”

Power of Veto Ceremony

It the Veto Ceremony, it came to no surprise when Paul decided to use the veto on Jason, leaving Jessica and Cody on the block together. Shortly after, Paul deploys a plan to get under Cody’s skin. He wants the house to pick fights with him. Sounds normal, right? Not exactly! Paul wants his minions to make their attacks personal. The plan? To get Cody to either self evict, get expelled, or convince Jessica not use her power. After hours of arguing, Paul and his minions fail. Jessica even gets involved, exchanging words with Raven.

Eviction (Halting Hex)


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During the live eviction, Jessica wasted no time whipping out her Halting Hex, canceling the live eviction for the week.

Head of Household


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Now that the Halting Hex has officially been flushed, it’s back to the drawing board. The eligible houseguests competed in the Gravestone Golf Head of Household competition. According to Wikipedia, “In this competition, each HouseGuest will putt their eye ball down the course, attempting to land it in the highest numbered slot possible. The slot their ball lands in will be their score. The HouseGuest with the highest score will be the new Head of Household. Josh was the winner.” This is not a good look for all you “Jody” fans.

Temptation Competition


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All of the houseguests, with the exception of Christmas, competed in the Strangest Things Temptation Competition. According to Wikipedia, “In this competition, houseguests competed individually. They must walk through the pitch black House in search of phrases written on the wall. Each phrase will have a circled letter. They must unscramble the circled letters, locate the correct item, and put it in the box. The houseguest who locates the item and puts it in the box in the fastest time will win safety for the week, while the houseguest with the slowest time will be a third nominee for the week. Cody was the winner, and Jessica became the third nominee.”

Nominations

 

Finally, Paul’s spell has worn off, for now. Before the nomination ceremony, Josh’s tells Christmas that his original target this week is Elena. We all know however that Paul wants Jessica out. Since this is “Paul’s” game, Josh keeps his plan to himself. He still manages to nominate Elena, Mark, and Jessica with Paul’s consent. This is starting to sound very pathetic.

Power of Veto Competition


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Josh, Mark, Elena, and Jessica, Alex, and Cody were selected to participate in the OTEV the Possessed Piglet Power of Veto competition. After the veto players were picked, Christmas decided to use that good old Ring of Replacement she won way back when. Christmas used the power to swap places with Cody. Ironically, Christmas was not allowed to compete due to her injury. Sucks for Jody. According to Wikipedia, “In each round of this competition, HouseGuests received a question with a number answer. They must search the field for the shoe with the correct number, and return it to OTEV and kneel on a stump. However, there will always be one less stump than HouseGuests. The last HouseGuest to return with the correct number will be eliminated. The last HouseGuest standing will win the Power of Veto. Mark was the winner.”

Power of Veto Ceremony

 

Once Paul caught wind of Josh’s plan to target Elena, he quickly began working. Paul wanted Josh to put up Raven as a replacement since Mark would definitely take himself off the block. So, Josh follows through with Paul’s plan, it nominates Raven once Mark uses the veto.

Eviction


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After the ceremony, the houseguests couldn’t wait to attack Jessica, Cody, and even Mark. Not sure how he got involved. I guess Paul and his minions are setting up Mark to be the next target. During the live eviction, Jessica found herself walking out the house. Shortly after, Julie congratulated the houseguests for making it to jury.

Thanks for reading,

-Bryce Lennon

Big Brother 19: Week Five

August 21, 2017

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Just two weeks shy of the jury, Ramses Soto, the 21 year old cosplay artist was evicted from the Big Brother 19 house. Serving as the pawn for the week, Ramses was sitting comfortably next to the intended target, Josh. As the week progressed, there was a new plan set in place. On day thirty seven, the self proclaimed super fan was taken out the game. Find out how it went down in the full summary below.

Battle Back Competition


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It’s Battle Back time! As mentioned in last week’s summary, the evicted houseguests (Cameron, Jillian, Cody, and Dominique) competed in a series of head to head matches. During the first challenge entitled Rope Maze, each houseguest must maneuver a ball on a platform through a maze using only ropes and pulleys. The winners, Cody and Cameron of course! The two men claimed victory over Jillian and Dominique as they struggled throughout the competition. For the Billboard Smashers competition, Cody and Cameron raced around the clock to launch balls at a billboard using a slingshot. At first, Cody struggled to find his rhythm, while Cameron maintained a strong lead. Cody eventually figures out how to maneuver the challenge and beats out Cameron.


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Now, this wouldn’t be Big Brother without some type of twist. For the final challenge, the remaining houseguests were given a chance to prevent Cody from returning. They were forced to vote one of their own to compete against Cody in the final round. If the voted in houseguest wins, no one returns. One bye one each houseguest was called into the diary room. In a unanimous decision, the house voted for Paul to compete against Cody. Fortunately, Cody has the pleasure of choosing the challenge. Since he performed well the firs time around, Cody played his luck in the Maze Race competition. With the odds in his favor, Cody claimed victory over Paul and won his way back into the house.

Head of Household


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Now that Cody has resurrected himself from the dead, the house is off to a fresh start. This week, the remaining houseguests, with the exception of Alex, competed in the What’s the Hold-Up? HOH challenge. According to Wikipedia, “In this competition, Houseguests must press their red traffic disk up by pressing it against their board with their stick. If a Houseguest drops their disk, they will be eliminated. As a Houseguest is eliminated, they must select a Houseguest to punish, making it more difficult for them to continue. The last Houseguest standing will be the new Head of Household.” The competition came down to Christmas and Jessica. Knowing that her neck is on the line, Jessica stays in the competition until the early hours of the morning, beating out Christmas.

Nominations

This week, it should come to no surprise who Jessica intends on targeting. Josh of course! Okay, Josh sounds like a descent plan. Actually, I’m lying! Nominating Josh sounds like a disaster. Why? Although Jessica and Josh have been at each other’s throats for weeks now, the hair care sales associate is not a threat to anyone’s game. Logically, Paul, Alex, or Jason would be a better move. Call it foreshadowing, but Jessica’s plan may all be in vein. With operation “Take Out Josh” in full effect, Jessica required a pawn to secure his exit. Ramses, an outsider, was highly considered. At the nomination ceremony, Jessica followed through with her plan, and we saw Josh and Ramses on the block together.

Power of Veto

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Jessica, Josh, Ramses, Cody, Jason, and Christmas competed in the BB Juicy Blast Power of Veto competition. According to Wikipedia, “In this competition, Houseguests will watch the monitor to see a sequence of smoothie ingredients. After the sequence, they will be asked a question based on the sequence they just saw. If a Houseguest answers incorrectly, they will be eliminated. The last Houseguest standing will win the Power of Veto. Jessica was the winner.”

Power of Veto Ceremony

Jessica is still fixated on this little plan of hers, but little does she know that Paul and his minions are planning another blindside, with Ramses as the intended target. As instructed by Paul, Josh plays up his “end”  by laying low. This fake red flag performance is intended to throw off Jessica from the actual plan. Of course, Ramses has yet to catch on to anything. He is a little worried, but not worried enough to campaign to stay in the house. At the veto ceremony, Jessica decided to keep her nominations the same.

Live Eviction


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Paranoia was at an all time in the Big Brother house. After speaking to Kevin, Jessica was informed about the house flip. Yes, Josh is staying and Ramses is going. Are you surprised? Not at all. Jessica realizing she was suckered yet again tries to “secure” Ramses with enough votes to stay. Cody even threatens people into keeping Ramses. Unfortunately, Paul and family already had their minds made up. In a seven to three vote, Ramses was the fifth houseguest evicted from the game.

Big Brother 19: Week Four

August 8, 2017

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In the first unanimous vote of the season, Dominique Cooper, the 30 year old government engineer became the fourth houseguest evicted from the Big Brother house. Following Cody’s eviciton, Dominique was in hot water after a few allegations were thrown her way. So, how did it all go down? Check out the full summary below.

Head of Household


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The Space Cadet’s Head of Household competition picks up right after Cody’s eviction. According to Wikipedia, “Houseguests stood on a small foothold and held on to their handles, trying to stay on the side of the space station.” The last houseguest standing wins! Alex and Elena were the last houseguests standing, and a few deals were exchanged. For protection, Alex agreed to keep Elena and her people safe this week. Elena dropped, and Alex won HoH!

Nominations

Since last week, Paul and Alex have been building this good old friendship. That being said, Alex winning HoH was a win for Paul as well. Rather than targeting Jessica, who is alone in the game, Alex, Jason, and Paul decided to take a stab at the other side of the house. Dominique and Mark’s names have been floating around since Cody threw them under the bus on his way out. So, it came to no surprise that Paul wanted them out.

So, remember that deal between Elena and Alex during the HoH competition? Dominique and Mark were included on Elena’s “safe” list. At the nomination ceremony, Alex broke her deal with Elena and nominated Dominique and Jessica for eviction. Dominique felt completely betrayed by her former alliance, while Jessica saw her nomination coming from a mile away.

Power of Veto Competition

Alex, Dominique, Jessica, Kevin, Christmas, and Jason, participated in the Temple of Temptation Power of Veto competition. According to Wikipedia, “Houseguests must walk across their suspended beam and hit their statue. They must then return and hit their button again. Each time they hit their button, they will earn a point. If they fall in the lava, however, their counter will reset to zero. However, the houseguests were also offered a temptation. The first houseguest to hit their special button will earn a money prize, but they will eliminate themselves from the competition. The first houseguest to get fifty points will win the Power of Veto.” Jason wins!

Power of Veto Ceremony

As Jessica rebuilds her lost relationships, Dominique seeks justice to clear her name. After receiving a message from God himself, Dominique identifies Paul as the “snake.” Her holy revelation is followed by a heated exchange of words with Paul during a house meeting. To make things worse, Jason decided not to use the Power of Veto, leaving Dominique and Jessica remaining on the block.

Den of Temptation


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Right before the live eviction, Jessica was offered the Halting Hex temptation.  Once accepted, she can use the power to cancel any of the next four evictions. Knowing that the votes were stacked against Dominique, Jessica decided against using the power this week. The eviction continued as normal.

Live Eviction


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In a ten to zero vote, Dominique Cooper was evicted on day thrity. After her eviction interview, Julie had good news for our latest evictee. Similar to last season, the Big Brother Battle Back has returned. The first four evicted houseguests will compete head to head for a chance to come back in the game. Exciting, right? Be on the look out for the next Big Brother post this week.

Thanks,

-Bryce Lennon

 

Big Brother 19: Week Three

August 1, 2017

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After twenty three days, Cody Nickson, the 32 year old construction sales rep from Plano, TX became the second houseguest evicted from the Big Brother house. After being in a position of power last week, Cody’s game was completely turned upside down. During the live eviction, his alliance went against their original plan and sent the unintended target, Jillian home. To make matters even worse, Cody’s arch nemesis, Paul, became the newest HoH. As the week progressed, it came to no surprise that Cody found himself sitting on the chopping block, and eventually evicted during the live vote. You can find out how it all went down below.

Head of Household


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Following the live eviction, we are introduced to the Sugar Shot Head of Household competition. During this challenge, candies are dropped from the sky with tickets inside. Once collected, houseguests are allowed to exchange tickets, and take up to three shots at one time. The first houseguest to land a ball in the center heart wins Head of Household for the week. Paul, the 24 year old clothing designer wins this challenge.

Den of Temptation


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As you know, America has been voting all week to tempt a new houseguest inside the den of temptation. The houseguest that accepts their temptation will unleash a consequence on the house. Christmas, the 35 year old fitness superstar was offered the Ring of Replacement, which grants her the power to replace a randomly drawn player in any veto competition this season. Of course, she accepts! In order to release the power though, Christmas selected Cody, Jessica, and Jason to be cursed for the week.

Nominations

Since the beginning of the week, Paul has made it known who his targets are, Cody and Jessica. With that being said, he plans on backdooring Cody, using two pawns in ths process. Paul eventually convinces both Alex and Josh to go up on the block together. During the nomination ceremony, Paul follows through with his plan and nominates Alex and Josh for eviction.

Cursed

Oh, and let’s not forget about Ramses. Remember, last week, he randomly received the nomination curse. He decided to use the curse this week, and became the third nominee.

Power of Veto Competition


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Paul, Alex, Josh, Ramses, Elena, and Matt participated in the Path of Least Resistance Power of Veto competition. According to wikipedia, “In this competition, houseguests competed individually. They must go through a series of rooms and answer questions based on what they have seen throughout the previous rooms. If they answer a question correctly, they may walk through a quicker path. If they answer incorrectly, they must take a delayed path that contains a challenge that will slow them down. The houseguest to make it through all five areas in the fastest time will win the Power of Veto. Paul was the winner.”

Power of Veto Ceremony

With complete power, Paul has every intention to carry out his plan. As expected, he used the Power of Veto on Josh, naming Cody as the replacement nominee.

Live Eviction


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Worried about Jessica’s position in the game, Cody decided to throw some of his former alliance members, Mark and Dominique, under the bus. Adding more fuel to the fire, Cody continued to stir the pot during Dominique’s talk show. Not only did this incident expose the old alliance to the house, it brought some attention to Dominique. At the live eviction, Cody was evicted in a seven to three vote.

-Bryce Lennon