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Quick Recap of Last Night In The Big Brother House


I’ve been sitting here trying to think of something clever to open this blog with, but I have nothing. It was a crazy night in the house, and I’m not sure where to begin, so I’ll just do what I’m good at… ramble on.

We watched the very heated exchange between Christmas and Jessica once Jillian was evicted from the house.  This happened because Christmas called out Jessica during her speech, and Jess was pissed because she obviously wasn’t given the floor to defend herself. She thought it was a low blow to call her out at that point, and the two got pretty heated at each other. Enough where the production team came over the speaker after the HoH competition ended and reminded everyone that it was a game and to not get nose to nose with anyone. They can shout, scream, etc but physical violence is not tolerated at all.

After the comp, Jess and Cody remained together while snapping at Josh pretty much every time they saw him. Why Josh?  Because he was the only one taking their bait. Everyone else in the house basically ignored the pair, but Josh tried to apologize for the way things were the Cody was having none of it. Once they saw Josh was the vulnerable one from the group, they pounced on him like a lion. I felt bad watching Josh because he would get verbally assaulted by them and then go off on his own trying to figure out why the hell it happened.  If Josh’s family reads this – let him know he was not at fault and anyone watching knows how ridiculous Cody and Jessica were acting. He (Josh) is a better man than me because I would have snapped back at that type of abuse, but Josh remained as calm as he could despite the craziness going on around him.


As the night continued, Jessica’s anger got to a boiling point and she decided to take off her mic and quit the show.  Cody tried to calm her down, but she was having none of it. Production told her to put her mic back on and she ignored them until Paul came out of the DR to show off his HoH room. Jessica went into the DR saying she was going to self-evict and people thought that was the last we were going to see of her. 20 minutes later she popped out of the DR and pouted next to Cody, so apparently, her self-evict is on hold for now.

Meanwhile, Kevin and Ramses got in the most unexpected beef of the season. As you guys remember, Kevin threw everyone off and voted to evict Jillian last night, but afterward kept that to himself and pretended he voted to evict Christmas. He was seriously so good at lying that people in chat were wondering if he simply forgot who he voted for. He didn’t.  Kevin is a smart guy and is surprisingly playing this game way better than any of the recent token ‘old guys’ they cast. Him voting differently created a bunch of issues in the house as everyone tried to figure out who voted what. Ramses called Kevin a snake (or something along those lines), and Kevin went around telling people he did nothing wrong and Ramses needed to cool off with his accusations. Despite Ramses being correct in that Kevin was the one who flipped, Kevin got the upper hand in that situation – for now.

Moving on to the man of the hour – Paul.  He won the HoH he probably shouldn’t have been playing in (there should have been a stipulation on his temptation that he can be safe but can’t compete), but immediately tried to figure out how to get Cody out of the house as smart as possible.  He doesn’t want Cody to come close to the PoV, so he suggested some weird plan of nominating a few pawns like Matt and Raven next to each other and then backdoor Cody. He also suggested Kevin who wanted no part in that plan, and really nobody did. It’s kind of a stupid plan made by someone who is extremely intelligent and trying to overthink the situation.  By putting neither Cody nor Jessica on the block as initial noms opens the door to a situation where both of them stay (especially with the power of temptation lurking).  While it is difficult to get someone out when you only have two options, it’s almost a risk you have to take and just put them on the block next to each other. This way barring a temptation twist, one is guaranteed gone.

Side note – If you want drama to continue in the house – vote Cody for the temptation. You may not like him, but I know you like drama and good feeds. Cody staying in the house provides that for at least another week.

Finally, still on Paul.  Something weird happened during his HoH basket which I’m going to look into further and try to break down if I see anything to it.  His letter was awfully strange that included oddly specific references to his sick animals that his mother is supposedly taking care of.  The references were so weird that even Paul was confused by them, but tried to play it off when he realized there may be a secret message in that letter.  Like I said, I’m going to re-watch that a few times, write down the actual letter and see if I can get anything from it, but I’ll do it in a future post. Maybe you guys can help me see if any of it makes sense.

That’s all for now.  Stay tuned for the letter breakdown and live feed updates. Big day in the house!


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  1. Alda

    Kevin went to Alex and Jason and told them what Paul has planned.Did I forget to mention-Grody was in the room! Kevin is skating on thin ice with this game he’s playing.If he watched other seasons,he’d know this never works out well for the snitches.

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    My first thought when Paul was studying his letter was if it contained a secret message. Didn’t Even Dick do that?

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    I missed the reading of the letter ….I know Paul does have animals in real life,he posts pics with them on instagram and twitter. He also has a girlfriend he nicknamed his “little burrito’ for the show so people don’t harass her outside the house…with that said,there may be “messages” in the letter but it wouldn’t be the first time I have thought home letters sounded kinda off as far as clues from family or friends…fair no,but seriously is anything ever fair in BB? I have seen obvious set ups by production for a player to win certain comps…Cory was a prime example of that last year with at least one of the comps….
    Paul not only wants Cody out…he wants revenge…..he should put up Grossica but he does not want Cody to even have a chance of saving himself….he backdoored Paul without putting Paul on the block to at least have a shot at saving himself…..
    Kevin…I just can’t anymore……what Jessica did to josh last night was way messed up…..and Kevin just sat there and watched that poor kid get one of the worst bully beat downs I have ever seen……josh is not my favorite person but that was horrible to watch….even Ramses didn’t get that degree of pure hatred and venom even though most of the house thinks he flipped…
    I’m sure many will disagree but as it stands right now Matt is my favorite…..at least he’s not afraid to stand up and say…yup..I voted Jillian out….

    • ElaineB

      I think it is great that Cody and Jessica thought they had loyal followers, and guess what??!!….Not. Even after lashing out at others, Jessica will continue the ‘poor pity me’ and victim role, while Cody will get wild-eyed, stare off in space or aggressively brush his teeth.

    • AIO_7

      “I’m sure many will disagree but as it stands right now Matt is my favorite”

      I can see that. Also, I felt sorry Josh…and Alex is trending down.

    • The Artist Formerly Known as Gerardo (Chen Moonves)

      Matt isn’t my favorite, but he doesn’t bother me either. Mark is starting to gain some of my respect (aside from being attached to Elena at the lips). Last night he was really the only person who was adamant that Paul’s plan was stupid. Until Mark did that, everyone else (including Matt and Raven) was pretty much just nodding their head in agreement with Paul’s stupid plan (Dom also expressed her disagreement a couple times but in a much more passive way). Mark’s fervent resistance to Paul’s plan was really crucial in getting everyone else on board with pressuring Paul to change course last night.

  4. AIO_7

    I’m like you, Steve, wordsmith’d out.
    One thing that’s been on my mind is that I think Cameron should have a (greyed out) pic. in the gallery. After all, he is/was a member of the total BB constellation, and without him this years whole story isn’t told.

  5. Mel

    Kevin was great last night and I’m starting to think he’s playing a low-key version of Paul’s game. I think Kevin is loyal two both sides which means he may be loyal to no one. I thought it was a good indicator for Paul when I realized Paul was helping Kevin lie about his vote. That would make you think he’s with Paul except Kevin told Alex and crew every detail of Paul’s plan last night. Jessica came in and they repeated it to her. (Kevin did not like the idea of being a pawn last night either)
    I agree with Steve about Paul overthinking it. I know they’re adamant about getting Cody first but if Paul isn’t careful, the only returning vet could end up with a wasted HOH. If something goes wrong with the back door plan, it’s easy to say “oops!” and cut Josh or Ramses loose which is they way they’re talking. Josh and Ramses are easy pickings and it’s not a big move at all. If he insists on using pawns, use Alex and Jason because that way, Alex can’t save Jason so if something goes wrong and they don’t get Cody, they would still get out someone physical. Paul could play it off to Jason that he had to use him as a pawn because he kept trying to tell him to vote out Jillian and since he wouldn’t listen blah blah blah…..

    Paul gets a thumbs up for backing off the Matt/Raven idea when they started getting nervous. He was acting too much like Cody before and they need to see him considering their ideas even if he really isn’t. He gets a thumbs down for telling Alex and Josh BOTH they would be the one pulled down from the block if they are pawns.
    Alex gets a big thumbs down for looking into the camera last night and saying that Josh is disgusting or a disgrace (something like that) directly to his family.
    Josh may have cried but thumbs up to him too for somewhat keeping it together last night.

    I thought Jessica was about to have a Chima moment last night. It was hilarious to hear Cody tell her how upset the fans would be if they weren’t on the show anymore. It’s a good thing they’re in the house and can’t fight because I don’t care how tough Jessica wants to think she is, she wouldn’t stand a chance against Christmas even with a bum leg. I suppose Jessica could get a few good hits in as long as she could get Christmas off balance and knock her down. Of course I’m picturing this happening AFTER Jessica woke up from one good hit from Christmas. Not condoning the violence…it’s just a what if…

  6. AIO_7

    Christmas is vegging, alone, in the blue room; Whistle Nut and Grody are in the kitchen.

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    I agree that there should have been something else against Paul for the curse, like he can’t compete in HOH’s or he must throw the HOH’s to keep it secret, or that he must go up as a nom in 4 weeks. But wouldn’t it of been smarter to lay back for the next 2 weeks of safety? I know he wants to get grossica out since they were gunning for him, but if he’s already safe, he doesn’t need to get blood on his hands to become a bigger target (i.e. vet, huge fanbase, 3 weeks safety). Especially with that HOH since he could have helped Christmas get tickets rather than she help him, so she can do the dirty work. I thought Kevin is actually doing pretty well with playing both sides. He can keep it up, but he needs to know that he will have to choose a side eventually, so that way they both don’t cut him off.

  8. AIO_7

    “I know he wants to get grossica out since they were gunning for him,”

    Actually, Ike, Paul wants Grody out exclusively. That’s why Paul is hedging and not wanting to put both on the block. I wish he would get over it and put both of them up…at least one would go home.

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      true, he did say he wants grody out since Jessica is like vulnerable and crazy on her own (I don’t remember exact words), but I agree, at this point, putting both on block would guarentee that one goes home (hopefully Cody. When you mess with a bunch of pawns, it could easily backfire, especially with the veto temptation this week

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    I wondered the same thing about the letter. I always thought it was a good way to secretly tell your loved one who to trust or not trust. I could see Paul and his mom doing that for sure. I’m curious if we can decipher it. If they found a HG doing that I think they should be eliminated.

  10. The Artist Formerly Known as Gerardo (Chen Moonves)

    The way things are going, I’ll be shocked if Cody gets evicted this week. I totally agree Steve– Paul is blowing this HOH by overthinking it. The problem with Paul is that he has contracted “ain’t my first rodeo” syndrome like most vets. These people really seem to think that because they played (and lost) one season of Big Brother in the past that they are sort of BB savants or BB Rhodes Scholars. I was just as frustrated as Mark last night listening to Paul’s mental gymnastics.

    As for Kevin, I think he’d better be very careful. He seemed to let his emotions get the best of him last night when he heard Paul’s plan potentially involved using Kevin as a pawn. He then proceeded to run his mouth to anyone who would listen, including one of Paul’s biggest allies, Christmas. Ok Kevin, we get it, you didn’t like that plan. You were doing a much better job last week of holding your cards close to your chest. You’re going to have to continue to do that if you intend to keep straddling the fence, otherwise you’ll get caught up fast.

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    I know that Paul really wants Cody out but he should just put both Cody and Jessica up on the block. Even if one gets off the block with POV, he can put up Alex or Jason. And I’d love to see who Cody would vote to evict if Alex and Jessica were both up on the block.

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