Today won’t be able to compete with the craziness of yesterday, but there is still plenty of game talk to be had as Alex debates on what to do at the veto ceremony and the plans everyone else thinks they’re going to be implementing next week. Little do they know that a Battle Back is coming.
11:25 AM BBT: Alex told Jason that Jessica was in the HOH room yesterday telling her that she wants to stay in the game to take people out. Alex said that she told Jessica that they can’t help her beyond this week. Jason asked why, to which Alex said that she doesn’t want Jessica around them when she’s still a target to other people in the house. Alex said that she rather have Jessica out before Ramses. Jason said he wants Ramses out first, but Alex said that would be a stupid move. Alex told Jason that they might need to let Josh win the HOH soon so that he can put up Matt and Raven. Jason said that he’s also not afraid of putting up Matt and Raven, but Alex told him that if he were the one who did it, Jason would go home that next week.
11:45 AM BBT: Paul told Alex and Jason that Christmas told Dominique this morning that she missed her talked show, stating that he took that as Christmas provoking Dominique into doing a show. Alex said that Christmas was baiting her, not provoking. Paul said that Dominique wouldn’t have isolated herself and shut up if what she was saying was actually true.
Paul told Alex and Jason that he thinks Dominique was insinuating that she’s a prophet. Paul said that God isn’t a 17th houseguest and that Dominique can’t just bring God into the game to justify her actions.
12:00 PM BBT: Dominique asked Mark if he shared their conversation with Elena. Mark said no. Dominique said that means Mark understands why she knows it’s Paul who has been the leaker. She said that she’s going to call out Paul in her veto ceremony speech unless God tells her to do different. Dominique told Mark that she’s shocked that his girlfriend, Elena, would link up with Paul after he disrespected God.
12:30 PM BBT: Josh asked Alex if she’s planning on using the veto. Alex said that it’s Jason who won the veto and that she doesn’t know if he’s going to use it. Josh asked if Alex notices how Jessica has made her way back to the other side. Alex said that she has noticed it. Josh said that he has a hard time being social with them because he knows he’s going to want to target them if he gets power. Josh said that they can preach all they want, but he said he knows there is a majority alliance. Alex said that there isn’t because none of them trust each other right now.
12:40 PM BBT: Christmas told Mark that Cody did say that it was Mark and Dominique who campaigned for her to go up, but Christmas said that she doesn’t care or believe that because she knows that Mark has gone to bat for her several times. Mark said that he appreciates her clarifying and said that he thought Cody wanted Jillian out and was going to put Kevin up as a pawn, not Paul or Christmas.
12:50 PM BBT: Josh told Dominique that people are already questioning how close the two of them are, so he’s going to have to distance himself. Josh said that this sucks, it’s breaking his heart, and that he’s sorry. Dominique told Josh to do what is best for his game and that he gets made respect for letting her know. Dominique said that if Mark is put up as the replacement nominee, she wants Josh to evict her.
1:05 PM BBT: Dominique told Jessica that she’s going to let everything out into the open at the veto ceremony and said that Jessica can let people know that. Dominique said that Cody saw something that the rest of them weren’t able to see. Dominique added that once she sat back and started observing, she started to see things and said that is probably what made her stick out. Dominique said that Paul is the one who helped Alex devise the plan, then Alex pulled the trigger. Jessica told Dominique that she’s seeing now what Jessica saw last week. Dominique said that is why she apologized to Jessica and said that it’s clear now that Elena is really playing the game.
1:25 PM BBT: Ramses asked Elena if Dominique threw her under the bus too. Elena said yes, that she was going to bat for Dominique, but then the first thing Dominique said to Alex was about Elena. Elena said that Dominique has been saying that Elena is jealous of Dominique’s relationship with Mark, but said that she isn’t intimidated by Dominique at all and said that she knows Dominique couldn’t rattle her.
1:50 PM BBT: Mark told Jason that if he goes up on the block, he’ll be the one who goes home. Jason said that he won’t use the veto. Jason said that he doesn’t know why people are pushing Mark. Mark said that is what scares him about going up.
2:20 PM BBT: Jessica warned Paul that it seems like Dominique is going to be saying something about him at the veto meeting. Paul said that he doesn’t think it’ll hold any weight with the rest of the houseguests. Jessica told him that Dominique said she wasn’t going to talk game, then when she spoke with her, that is all they talked about.
2:40 PM BBT: Paul told Alex that Mark was talking privately with Dominique again, explaining to Alex that if the veto isn’t used, Mark is going to heavily campaign against Jessica. Paul said that Alex doesn’t even need to tell Jason who would be put up.
2:55 PM BBT: Paul told Elena that Dominique is waiting until veto, then is going to throw a bomb in her speech. Paul said the speech will likely be about him, Elena, and Raven. Christmas joined. Paul told the two girls that they shouldn’t even humor the things that Dominique is going to say that the veto meeting.
3:10 PM BBT: Paul asked Mark if he’s feeling good. Mark said that he’s not going to trip regardless of what happens, but said that he’ll feel better if he doesn’t go up. Mark said that he has said his piece to Dominique. Paul said that he believes Dominique is going to be dropping a bomb on him, Elena, Raven, and potentially Christmas at the veto meeting.
Paul told Mark that he hasn’t heard his name in a negative way all week long. Mark said that he needs him or Paul to win HOH. Paul said that if he wins, he’s getting Ramses out. Mark agreed, stating that Ramses keeps linking him to Dominique. Paul told Mark that if Dominique drops a bomb with Mark’s name in it, he shouldn’t react or show emotion. Mark told Paul that it scares him how persistent people have been with wanting to use him as a pawn. Paul said that if they’re going to use him as a pawn, it’s going to happen regardless, so people shouldn’t be making him feel uneasy.
4:10 PM BBT: Dominique begins talking to the cameras with Jessica in the room. She said that if Paul was being honest, he would not have overreacted the way he did when. She explained that the only leg that Paul had to stand on was the fact that Elena would lie for him, adding that either Paul told Elena or Alex. Dominique said that it’s interesting that Paul has everyone’s ear to the point that people are afraid to even talk to her.
Dominique said that God has shared things with her to the point where it’s been nearly exact. She explained that God doesn’t give her a long story when she asks him questions, only a few words. Dominique said that when God tells you something, you don’t have any proof or foundation. Dominique explained that she trusted God when he said Paul’s name.
5:25 PM BBT: Alex told Jason that Paul is starting to scare her, which Alex said makes her think that they should use the veto. Jason asked of the possibility that of the others pretending to exile Dominique, with the intention of actually keeping her since Dominique seems so calm. Alex told Jason that she’s been thinking of putting Kevin up on the block. Jason said that she could nominate Kevin, then afterwards explain that everyone is saying that he’s the one flipping the votes. Alex said that they need to talk to Kevin about it first because he’s the type of person to hold a grudge. Alex questions if they were to leave the nominations the same, would Paul get salty and vote for Jessica to ensure Dominique stays. Jason asked who would go up if he uses it. Alex said it would have to be Mark so that he couldn’t vote for Dominique to stay.
5:45 PM BBT: Alex told Jessica that they’re thinking of pulling her off the block, but said that they’re going to need Jessica to vote to evict Dominique. Jessica said OK. Jessica told Alex that if Christmas was one of the people who voted to evict Ramses, she might cast a hinky vote again to frame Jessica. Jessica told Alex and Jason that she sees why Cody adored them. Jessica told them that there was an alliance between Cody, Matt, Raven, Mark, Elena, Dominique, Paul, Christmas, and her, which are all the people who pressured Cody into shutting down the deal he made with Alex and Jason.
5:50 PM BBT: Dominique told Josh that only fools would stab someone like her in the back. Dominique said that Paul has been speaking in everyone’s ear now because he knows that she’s coming after him. Josh said that Paul hasn’t spoken to him about it. Dominique said that she couldn’t do the obvious move of putting Paul up outright because the whole house would be fighting to win the veto for him. Dominique then said that she’d put up Paul and Elena, then put up Raven if anyone took someone off the block. Dominique told Josh that Paul is fooling them and that there is no way someone could tell her that Paul didn’t tell Elena what she said to him.
6:00 PM BBT: Once Jessica left the room, Alex scolded him for giving away too much information. Alex said that Jessica was lying to them and said she could see Jessica’s demeanor change as the conversation went on. Alex said that Jessica lies too much and will still be going home next week. Alex told Jason that the replacement nominee has to be Mark.
6:10 PM BBT: Jason told Kevin that he’s going to use the veto on Jessica, then Alex is going to put Mark up. Kevin told Jason that he doesn’t have to worry about his vote because he doesn’t like Dominique.
6:30 PM BBT: Kevin told Jessica that if she can take on of the two big guys down, Mark or Matt, they should do it. Kevin said that they’d have him, Jason, Alex, Paul, and Jessica. Jessica said that Paul is with the other side, but Kevin said that Paul will move to whichever side he has to.
6:35 PM BBT: Jason told Paul that he wants to use the veto, but said that he just wants to be able to warn Mark. Paul said that he doesn’t want to be in the middle of that and wants to be left out.
6:45 PM BBT: Jessica asked Mark if he’s going to keep Dominique. Mark said that he doesn’t even know if Jessica is still going to be on the block next to her. Jessica said that Mark can be honest with her. Mark said that Jessica is safe and that he’s voting to evict Dominique. Mark explained that as much as he loves certain people, his name keeps getting associated with people who are playing awful games. Mark said that he can’t be associated with someone who is throwing Elena under the bus. Mark told Jessica that he wants a calm house and the way to get that is to have Jessica around.
6:50 PM BBT: Alex told Jason that when he’s using the veto, he doesn’t have to say anything extra other than who he’s using it on.
6:55 PM BBT: Elena told Alex that she doesn’t want Mark on the block, but agreed with Alex that they have the numbers to keep him in the house. Alex said that they’re not going to tell Mark until right before the ceremony. Elena said that she won’t tell Mark either.
9:40 PM BBT: Paul told Alex that Jason pulled him into a room and said that his gut is telling him to use the veto. Alex said that is good. Paul told her that she needs to tell Jason not to worry about who she’s going to put up and to just use the veto. Paul added that Mark and Dominique were talking about this morning, telling Alex that things are getting a little more sketchy. Paul told Alex that if he wins HOH, he’s going to be putting Ramses and Jessica up. Alex told Paul that Josh is wanting to put Matt and Raven up, stating that he’s the only one willing to take that shot. Paul said that he’d vote out Matt in that situation.
Alex told Paul that she doesn’t want to put Raven up because she knows that a lot of the outsiders don’t actually like Raven. Alex explained that they want to take out Raven because they know the rest of the house doesn’t want to be the person to take the sick girl out. Paul said that he doesn’t think he could take that shot. Alex told him that he’d have to eventually, stating that they can’t just let someone coast by.
10:35 PM BBT: Dominique told Matt that she heard that the majority of the house wants her gone and that she’s anticipating not being in the house after Thursday. Dominique said that she’s going to have a show where she’ll reveal to the house that she actually lives in Washington DC and works for the government.
11:25 PM BBT: Jessica told Christmas that Dominique admitted that she is going to speak her mind before she leaves. Christmas explained to Jessica that Dominique thinks that people who actually tried to listen and support her are the ones who betrayed her.
11:35 PM BBT: Paul, Kevin, Christmas, Raven, Matt, Ramses, Josh, and Jason discussed Dominique wanting to have one last show since she’s going home, explaining that Dominique said that she deserves to be interviewed. Paul said that Dominique will just instigate drama and that they shouldn’t give her that platform.
12:50 AM BBT: Josh told Christmas, Kevin, and Paul that Dominique implied to him after nominations that Paul is a snake, but clarified that Dominique never actually named names. Josh said that he respects Dominique and wishes her the best, but said that on a game level he’s done.
1:05 AM BBT: Kevin told Christmas that if he wins HOH, she’ll have nothing to worry about. Kevin told her that if he told her who Jason would nominate, she’d fall off the couch. Kevin explained to Christmas that if Dominique never did what she did, Alex was planning on putting up two guys from the other side. Christmas asked Kevin if the person going up as the replacement nominee is to keep Dominique in the house. Kevin said no, that Alex and Jason are wanting everyone to vote Dominique out. Christmas said that if she wins HOH, she’s going to put up Jessica and Ramses with the intention of getting Jessica out.
1:15 AM BBT: Kevin asked Jason if he thinks they should use the veto or not, telling him that if they do, the other side will know that they’re against them. Kevin stated that it doesn’t matter who goes up next to Dominique because she’ll be going home regardless.
Christmas joined the conversation. Kevin asked what happens if people want Jessica out more than Dominique. Christmas said that nobody is voting Jessica out. Christmas said that it would have to be made clear that the replacement nominee is just a pawn to get Dominique out. Jason said that he was planning on doing that.
1:20 AM BBT: Jason asked Kevin if he thinks that Jason should use the veto. Kevin said no, telling Jason that he wasn’t the person who said he should use it in the first place. Jason said that he doesn’t think it makes sense to use it if everyone is already planning on voting Dominique out. Jason then switched course, saying that the other side is wanting to vote Jessica off and that is why Christmas is wanting him to keep the nominations the same.
1:45 AM BBT: Mark questioned Elena on whether Jason knows it or not that if Mark goes up, he’s going home. Elena told Mark that he wouldn’t. Jason joined the conversation, telling Mark and Elena that Christmas is stirring the pot. Elena asked how Christmas was stirring the pot, but Jason said that he didn’t know, stating that Christmas and Kevin were talking, then Kevin came and said something fishy to him. Jason changed course again, saying that he doesn’t want to use it because he doesn’t know what is going on.
Mark told Jason that if the veto is used, he’ll be the one going up. Mark explained that it’s not that he doesn’t trust Jason or Alex, it’s that he doesn’t trust the people voting. Jason told Mark that Kevin was in favor of him using the veto. Mark asked why, to which Jason said it’s because Kevin is the one flipping the votes. Jason told Mark and Elena that he’s not going to use the veto.
2:25 AM BBT: Jason told Alex that he’s not using the veto now. When Alex asked why, Jason said that he doesn’t know. Jason asked if she believes they need to use the veto. Alex said yes, but Jason said that there is no way that Dominique stays no matter who is next to her. Alex said that if he doesn’t use the veto, they won’t know the vote. Jason said that Mark and Elena just promised him their vote, so Jason said that it would be 8 votes against Dominique.
2:35 AM BBT: Alex asked Josh who he thinks the replacement nominee should be. Josh said Mark or Matt. Alex asked who Josh would put up if he were to win HOH. Josh said Matt and Raven, but said that he doesn’t know if he’d put up Matt outright. Josh said that he believes he’d put Jessica up as a pawn, but with the intention of getting a much bigger target out.