It’s eviction day in the Big Brother house, which means that we’re going to see power switch hands and another houseguest finally sent home. As usual, the changing of power will set the tone for the week and give us an insight as to how much drama we can expect for the next seven days.
1:25 PM BBT: Jessica told Elena that she has the temptation, and explained to her that it doesn’t matter who gets HOH because she’s going to let everyone know that her or Cody can’t be touched. Jessica also said that Ramses is going home today and that he has no idea. Elena was confused as to how they could happen, but said that if Josh doesn’t go home, she’s going hard for the HOH because she was lied to several times.
1:30 PM BBT: Cody told Ramses that he doesn’t know how the vote is going to turn out today because everyone has been giving him wishy washy answers. Cody said that he doesn’t care if Ramses has to cry to Raven to get her vote, just to do it because Raven lives off sympathy.
1:35 PM BBT: Ramses told Matt and Raven that he would never go after the two of them and that if they were ever nominated, he’d always be a vote for them. Matt told Ramses not to worry about tonight. After Ramses left the room, Raven told Paul about Ramses getting paranoid over the vote and that she told Ramses that he has her vote.
1:40 PM BBT: Kevin told Christmas that Jessica has the temptation, but explained the version that Jessica gave him, before Jessica was told by production that she can’t lie or exaggerate what it is. Kevin said that Jessica has four weeks of safety and can take multiple people off the block. Kevin asked who they’re voting out today. Christmas said Ramses. Kevin said that they have to make sure that it’s a 7-3 vote.
1:55 PM BBT: Elena told Mark that if the vote comes out weird, she’s not throwing the HOH. Mark said that he doesn’t know why Alex or Jason would want to keep Josh, stating that those are the only two who he sees Josh staying actually benefiting. Mark said that he’s hoping it’s a 10-0 vote to evict Josh. Elena said that she has a feeling that isn’t going to happen. Elena said that she likes Jessica a lot. Mark said that he does too, which is why he wants Cody to win since Cody and Jessica are at the top of a lot of people’s hit list.
2:00 PM BBT: Elena asked Paul if he’s voting out Josh. Paul only nodded. Mark reveals that production told him to not lay a hand on Josh tonight.
2:05 PM BBT: Jessica asked Paul what his final decision on the vote tonight was. Paul said that if there isn’t anything else happening beforehand, Josh’s eviction is what’s happening.
2:15 PM BBT: Jason asked Alex if she thinks that Matt and Raven are plotting to try to figure out how to attack them. Alex said no. Jason asked the same question about Paul and Kevin, to which Alex said not yet.
6:30 PM BBT: Ramses gets evicted
6:50 PM BBT: Paul becomes HOH
6:55 PM BBT: Jessica reveals to the house that she won the temptation and it keeps her and Cody safe for a few weeks.
7:00 PM BBT: Paul told Cody and Jessica that the decision to get Ramses out over Josh wasn’t a personal attack on them and it was only strategy since getting Josh out now just wouldn’t have made sense. Paul said that they can blame him, but that there were seven votes against Ramses, not just his one. Cody said that he doesn’t blame Paul. Cody explained that they don’t have a personal attachment to Ramses, it’s just the fact that they were blindsided. Paul told Cody and Jessica that he left them in the dark so that everything would remain calm and nobody would try to create drama to flip what was going to happen no matter what. Paul told them that Ramses was acting shady and had won the $25,000.
7:05 PM BBT: Mark asked Paul if he’s in trouble. Paul said no, then explained why he left Mark, Elena, Cody, and Jessica in the dark. Paul said that there was valid evidence to get rid of Ramses that they just didn’t want to sure with all of them because they knew they’d get emotional about it. Paul said that he doesn’t want them thinking that he’s a sheep herder because there were seven votes total against Ramses.
7:15 PM BBT: Mark told Cody that Elena is mad at him and that his closest ally in the house won’t even look at him. Cody said that the entire house is a target rich environment now. Cody told Mark that he was looking for confirmation of Mark’s loyalty and now he has it. Mark said that moving forward, he was going to have Cody and Jessica’s back.
7:20 PM BBT: Matt told Cody and Mark that this wasn’t a personal shot at them and that it was just Ramses being shady as hell during the last few days. Mark said that was fair. Cody said that they feel like outsiders after that, but Matt said that he doesn’t have any problems with Cody.
7:20 PM BBT: Jason told Paul that he thinks Paul should put up Cody and Jessica. Paul said that he has to do that just to reveal whatever power Jessica has when it comes to her temptation.
7:25 PM BBT: Elena told Paul that she’s fine with Ramses being evicted, but said that what she’s not fine with is being lied to by people she thought she was close with and trusted. Paul said that the reason he didn’t tell her was because he knew that it would get back to Jessica. Elena said that she has no disdain for Josh. Paul said that he knows that Mark does, but Elena said that her and Mark are two separate people. Elena said that she understands that it was a game move. Mark joined them, telling Paul that he understands and said that he wouldn’t have told him either. Mark asked if this changed anything between him and Paul. Paul said no, that neither of them have to worry when it comes to him being HOH.
7:30 PM BBT: Mark told Elena that he feels bad because she was left in the dark because of her association with him. Elena said that she was left in the dark because of Mark’s relationship with Cody. Elena explained that she doesn’t want to disallow him to have that relationship, but said that she personally has a hard time trusting Cody. Mark said that if he had any doubt about Cody, he wouldn’t be telling her to trust Cody. Elena said that she’s still not going to.
7:45 PM BBT: Jessica told Mark and Elena that the one person who she is most pissed at was Raven, stating that Raven lied right to her face. Jessica said that she wants to see everyone fighting in the HOH room all week since her and Cody are the easy target, but said that won’t be happening this week.
8:10 PM BBT: Mark told Jason that it’s good that this happen because now they don’t appear like they are as close as they actually are. Mark asked if people are coming after him now because of Mark’s association with Cody. Jason said yes. Jason told Mark that if Paul puts Mark up, the two of them will just have to go to work calmly. Mark said that he wanted to know if he can count on Kevin. Jason said that Mark could. Mark asked how long the plan to keep Josh was known. Jason said that it was just last night. Mark asked who the target is since Josh isn’t, questioning if Paul would actually want to bring Josh to jury. Jason said no, Paul wouldn’t.
8:25 PM BBT: Alex told Jason that the nominations will most likely be Mark and Elena, but Paul joined them, saying that he wants to put Jessica and Cody up to see if Jessica is bluffing. Paul explained that if Jessica had protection, why could she be nominated. Paul said that he’s making a big boy move this week because he doesn’t give a f*ck.
8:30 PM BBT: Paul told Christmas that he wants to call Jessica’s bluff about the temptation, telling her that when Jessica announced it to the house, Cody had a look of panic on his face, which Paul interpreted of meaning that Jessica was lying.
8:30 PM BBT: Cody told Jessica, Elena, and Mark that the three of them have to solidify trust because they’re the outsiders. Mark said that he might be naive, but said that he’s not worried and is feeling good. Mark said that if he does end up going home this week, he’s fine with it after what he did to Jessica and Cody the first and second week, but Mark did say that Paul is really close with Elena and that he doesn’t think Paul would risk that by taking a shot at Mark.
Jessica told Mark and Cody that she’s hoping that the house unifies behind getting Josh out since nobody wants to go to jury with him. Mark said that from what it sounds like, nobody is scared of Josh, so they aren’t going to get rid of him. Mark asked Jessica what her temptation was. Jessica said she didn’t know how to answer that, but said that she’s using it to keep both her and Cody safe.
8:50 PM BBT: Paul told Kevin that he doesn’t believe what Jessica said, stating that if she had that power, why would Jessica have been left on the block last week. Paul said that he’s going to put Cody and Jessica up to call their bluff. Kevin asked if Mark and Elena are going up if Jessica isn’t bluffing, to which Paul said yes.
8:55 PM BBT: Cody told Jessica that they need to keep the temptation very vague. Jessica said that she’s not going to tell Paul anything when he comes to ask about it. Jessica said that she wants to see Paul put up Alex and Jason. Cody said that he thinks that is what Paul would do.
9:00 PM BBT: Mark told Kevin and Paul that he understands where they were coming from, stating that he knows that Ramses would have won that HOH. Mark said that he never asked anybody about their vote, so nobody lied to him. Elena joined them, saying that Jessica’s temptation is crazy. Paul said that he doesn’t think it’s real because you can’t keep two people safe for weeks. Paul added that if someone really did have a power like that, it doesn’t make sense to tell the whole house.
9:45 PM BBT: Mark asked Paul if he thinks that Jessica’s temptation is a reset week. Paul said no, stating that if Jessica’s temptation is what she says that it is, she wouldn’t be able to be nominated at all. Mark said that the curse could be after the eviction happens.
11:30 PM BBT: Mark asked Paul if he wants to discuss anything or if Paul already knows what he’s going to do. Paul said that he thinks he already knows what he’s going to do. Mark asked what Paul will do if Jessica and Cody are safe. Paul said that he’ll cross that bridge when he gets there, but said that he’s going to call their bluff.
11:35 PM BBT: Cody told Paul that when he was reestablishing links in the house, Mark told him that his interests were Elena and Paul, to which Cody said he was cool with that. Cody added that for what it’s worth, Mark has always been there for Paul. Paul told Cody that when it comes to him reestablishing himself in the house, there is only so much that Paul can do for him. Cody told Paul that he gains nothing by trying to go after him again and wants to make bigger moves than that now.
Paul told Cody that the moves he wants to make will make certain things come to light. Cody said that him and Jessica will just be chilling off to the side this week, so they’ll be letting Paul do his work. Paul said that things might not make sense to him at first, but they should give him a minute before they freak out. Cody said OK.
11:45 PM BBT: Paul told Matt and Raven about Cody covering for Mark, which Paul said confirmed to them the relationship that Mark has with Cody again. Paul went on to tell them that his plan for the week is to call Jessica and Cody’s bluff when it comes to the temptation. Paul explained that his goal is to expose Jessica and Cody this week, no matter what it takes. Matt said that if Jessica is being honest when she says that they have safety for multiple weeks, that means that the curse is going to be equivalent in how important.
Paul told Matt and Raven that if it is revealed that Jessica and Cody can’t be nominated, he’s going to put up Mark and Elena. Raven told Paul that if Jessica and Cody are safe, he’d prefer to see Elena go home over Mark. Matt agreed. Paul said that Elena is separating herself from Mark, but Matt said that she isn’t, that if they wanted to really be evil, they could tell Mark what Elena said about him last night. Raven explained that Elena said to Christmas that if Mark had won HOH, she would have completely dropped him and be done speaking to him. Paul said that he believes that Mark is more dangerous with power than Elena. Matt agreed, but said that it’s Elena who is the more dangerous player overall. Paul said that if they strip Mark away from Cody, Elena might shift back to them, but Raven said that won’t happen.
12:05 AM BBT: Christmas joined Matt, Paul, and Raven in the HOH room. Christmas said that Jessica is bluffing and that there is no way that they were just gifted safety all the way to final eight. Paul said that his first plan is to put up Cody and Jessica to call their bluff, then if it’s true that they can’t be nominated, Mark and Elena will be the backup. Paul said that if they tell Elena that she’s a pawn if he has to put up Mark and Elena, then Mark goes home, Elena wouldn’t go back to being close with Cody and Jessica. Paul explained that if they did take out Elena, it’ll only solidify the trio between Cody, Jessica, and Mark.
12:20 AM BBT: Paul told Alex that Christmas, Matt, and Raven are solid players ready for a move to be made when it comes to calling Jessica and Cody’s bluff. Alex said that Jason is 100% down too. Paul told Alex that he’s going to put Cody and Jessica up, then if they can’t be nominated, he’ll put up Mark and Elena. Paul added that if they can’t get Cody, he personally believes that Mark would be a better move than targeting Elena.
Paul told Alex that the two of them can steamroll the game together, stating that she’s like his ride-or-die last year Victor, but with a better social game since Alex isn’t as cocky.
12:40 AM BBT: Mark asked Paul if he’s going to be a pawn. Paul said possibly, but probably not and said that it’s not something that Mark will be blindsided by. Paul explained that he has an agenda and will be calling Jessica’s bluff. Mark asked what happened if Jessica isn’t bluffing. Paul said then Mark might be a pawn.
12:45 AM BBT: Paul warned Elena when it comes to who she hangs around because of the perception that the house might get, but Elena told Paul that there is only so much she can do about Mark being attached to her. Elena told Paul that people are being weirded to her ever since lying to her face about the vote. Paul told her that he believes that the two of them are on the same level of operation. Paul told Elena that she’s not in danger, but that she might be a pawn. Paul explained that she’ll only be going up if when he calls a bluff tomorrow and it turns out to be true, which Paul said he doesn’t believe is the truth.
Paul told Elena that she can either pivot now, or risk her own game by staying with the people she is now. Elena said that she doesn’t know what that move is. Paul explained that she needs to cut her emotions out of the game and said that this is why he doesn’t get into showmances. Elena told Paul that she still feels like he’s her closest ally, stating that she speaks more game with him than to anyone else. When Paul said that Mark is continuing to drag Elena down, Elena questioned that Mark is going home soon. Paul said that he doesn’t know, but said that it’s not looking good. Elena said that it’s clear that Mark has more feelings for her than she has for him. Elena added that Mark is aware of that fact too. Paul told Elena to not throw away her game for a showmance that won’t work. Elena said that she doesn’t want to hurt Mark, so she just needs to find a way to separate herself from him without doing so.
12:55 AM BBT: Jessica told Cody to stop defending Mark and Elena, stating that everyone has turned their back on them, so they don’t need to be sticking their necks out for anyone. Jessica said that she’s only going to use the Hex if one of them is on the block after the veto ceremony.
1:55 AM BBT: Mark asked Paul that if he was going to be a pawn, would Paul feel safe about it. Paul told him that him having to be a pawn isn’t apart of the agenda. When Mark and Elena left the HOH room, Paul said “Idiots”.
2:00 AM BBT: Mark asked Elena if she knows what Paul is going to do. Elena said that Paul didn’t talk to her about that at all. Mark asked if she believes that they two of them are going to be good. Elena said that she’s hoping so because she has had Paul’s back more than anyone else.
2:30 AM BBT: Paul told the cameras that he’s going to put Jessica and Cody on the block tomorrow to call Jessica’s bluff when it comes to her temptation, then find out more from there once information starts to come out.