The outcome of today’s veto meeting will likely be the determining factor in whether Jessica uses the Halting Hex or decides to let the eviction proceed.
After Paul won both the HOH and the POV, he has all the power to determine which houseguests will be on the block come Thursday’s eviction. While Paul has that power, Jessica has a power of her own which gives her the ability to halt an eviction and move onto the next week without anyone going home. Jessica has flirted with the idea of not using the Hex, but the outcome of today’s ceremony will be what lets us know the odds of that.
Paul decided to use the veto on Jason. Since Jason was the third nominee for losing the Temptation Competition, not replacement nominee was needed. This leaves Cody and Jessica nominated for eviction and all but guaranteeing that Jessica uses the Hex on Thursday so that she doesn’t risk her going home. The only thing keeping the chances of Jessica not using the Hex would have been Jessica coming down and Alex being put up in her place.