‘Big Brother’ episode 27 recap: Zingbot returns to host the Veto competition — Who won?

The Power of Veto was up for grabs and that ruthless Zingbot returned to throw some shade on the “Big Brother” houseguests Wednesday night. After Cody Nickson and Elena Davies were eliminated in last week’s double eviction, Mark Jansen became the house’s number one target. With plans to backdoor the personal trainer, the current HOH, Christmas Abbott, nominated Jason Dent and Matt Clines as pawns. But, was Mark able to pull off a must-win veto victory for the second week in a row? And what nasty zingers did Zingbot have in store for the houseguests? Find out in our Season 19, Episode 27 episode below. Hurry — make your “Big Brother” 19 predictions for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift certificate. It’s fun and easy, so start predicting right now.

After the nomination ceremony, Christmas revealed in the diary room that she wouldn’t be heartbroken if Mark pulled off the veto. If Jason and Matt remained on the block, she would have the power to break up one of the remaining power couples. That is, if anyone can really consider Raven Walton and Matt a power couple. Matt was nearly jovial as he talked about being on the block for the third week in a row. He remains oblivious to the fact that he is a totally disposable player that nobody is looking out for.

Up in the HOH room, Paul Abrahamian got to work telling Josh Martinez and Christmas what to do for the rest of the season. Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, they nodded yes in obedience. Their plan is to go to the final three together, but take Kevin Schlehuber and Raven along for the ride. Neither Kevin nor Raven have shown any competence when it comes to challenges or game play. Paul’s ultimate plan is to convince the two remaining pairs (Alex Ow and Jason vs. Matt and Raven) to take each other out, leaving his hands clean with a houseful of jurors willing to vote for him. Christmas and Josh are clueless to the fact that he has side deals with everyone else in the house, but he does legitimately seem most genuine with them. Regardless, they still seem to be on a mission to hand Paul $500,000.

When it came time to draw chips to see who played in the veto competition, Mark was the last name drawn. Thrilled, Mark was ready to do whatever it took to take down the rest of the house and secure his safety for another week. Throughout the broadcast it was revealed how many friendly conversations Mark has had with other houseguests. He seems to be genuinely liked by at least Christmas, Josh and Paul. But it is frustrating that he has forfeited any actual game play and failed to even mention how he could benefit the remaining players if they kept him in the game. He seems resigned to the fact that he can only stay in the house by winning competitions. In “Big Brother” that’s a loser’s mentality.

While the houseguests were lounging around in silence they got an unexpected surprise when Zingbot came sneaking through the front door. As he roasted each houseguest, most of the insults remained pretty tame, but he did throw one harsh zinger Raven’s way. “Oh, poor Raven. You got the clownatard. This is the worst punishment ever. Oh wait, that’s just your face! Zing!” After that, Zingbot basically said Josh was fat. Of course Zingbot saved his tamest, least insulting comment for Paul, simply making fun of him for losing last season. Zingbot was pretty lame this year. Zing!

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It was finally time for this cast of losers (Zingbot’s words!) to gather in the backyard for the veto competition. Christmas was not medically cleared to play, leaving Jason, Mark, Matt, Paul and Raven in contention. The players had to run up and down a slippery slope, retrieving slimy liquid to fill up a large bowl. The first person to fill up their bowl and retrieve the ball inside would be declared the winner. With almost no coordination and the speed of a sloth, Mark had the odds stacked against him right off the bat. In the end, Jason won the all-important Power of Veto and ability to pull himself off the block.

Mark made one last-ditch effort to try and change Christmas’ mind by pledging his allegiance to her. He tried to convince her to evict Alex, but her blind loyalty to Paul is more powerful than any potentially good idea. At the veto ceremony, Jason pulled himself off the block and Christmas replaced him with Mark. It appears Christmas is only capable of talking a big game in the diary room, but fails to actually follow through with anything other than Paul’s orders. Expect Mark to be walking out the door this Thursday, benefiting nobody’s game but Paul’s.

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