Kevin taking the $25,000 temptation that ended up bringing Paul into the house was arguably one of the best kept secrets of the season, but that isn’t the case any longer.
The only person that we knew for sure Kevin told about the $25,000 was Paul, which he ended up telling right away so that they could build an instant friendship, since Kevin actually was the reason that Paul even came into the game. Paul has been on an anti-Kevin kick for the last week and a half, but has always kept this secret to himself. After a full week of an anti-Kevin crusade, Paul decided that it was finally time to start telling people.
Despite just having a very public fight with Cody, the attention turned to Elena once Cody had left the room and the people left in the kitchen got to talking.
Once Cody had left the room and people were done rehashing what just happened, Josh turned to Elena and said that he was shocked by her actions the week before last. Elena questioned why they were even talking about this again when the two of them already had a conversation where Josh said that he knew where Elena was coming from. Josh said that when Jessica won power, it was Elena who tried rallying people against him, but when she realized that Josh was staying, she proved how disloyal she was by turning on Cody and Jessica on a dime.
Despite the plan for this week being solidified and set in stone, that doesn’t mean that new fights aren’t prone to spring up when people get bored.
When Alex realized that Cody ate nearly all of her cereal after she said that he could have some, she went after him, which followed by Jason going after him, which followed by Christmas going after him, which followed with Josh going after him. It was a domino affect that led to things all the way from week one being brought back up.
We’ve had fights over virtually everything so far this summer, but we were able to tick another off the list when Alex and Josh started yelling at Mark over a bed and allegedly stealing pillows.
Paul has used those most loyal to him to instigate fights in the past with the intention of making the target of those fights the obvious person for everyone to try to send home the next week. This fight was no different when it comes to the originator and instigator, though it didn’t take too much prodding before the flames were being fanned on their own.
Elena has been one of Paul’s most loyal allies, telling him virtually everything she learned, but after being lied to and left in the dark one too many times, she has started to question that relationship.
From leaving her in the dark on eviction plans to lying about having the veto used on her, Elena has seemingly has had enough of Paul’s antics. The straw that broke the camels back was two things coupled together. Both the reaction to Elena taking the $5000 during the veto competition and the broken promise of using the veto on her, regardless of who wins it.