‘Big Brother’ episode 28 recap: Was Mark Jansen or Matthew Clines evicted live on Thursday? [UPDATING LIVE]

With only nine players left in the “Big Brother” Season 19 house, things were not looking good for personal trainer Mark Jansen at the start of Thursday’s live eviction episode. The entire house, led by Head of Household Christmas Abbott, was targeting Mark for eviction this week because he previously aligned himself with the toxic showmance of Cody Nickson and Jessica Graf. However, there was a slim possibility Mark could survive the week if the house instead decided to turn on Matthew Clines, who’s realistically more of a threat because he’s in a power duo with Raven Walton.

Who did the house decide to evict on Thursday night? Was the live vote unanimous? And did viewers find out the winner of the next Head of Household competition? Below, check out our minute-by-minute “Big Brother” recap of Season 19, Episode 28 and then sound off in the comments section about the night’s most shocking moments. Keep refreshing/reloading this page as we’ll be updating live!

9:00 p.m. – The show has begun! So far this week has gone 100% according to mastermind Paul Abrahamian‘s plans, but will he also get his way with tonight’s eviction?

9:02 p.m. – The recap showed Paul’s dominance in this game by airing his alliances with every duo in the house. Will any of these players talk to each other and figure this out?

9:07 p.m. – Paul speaks with Matt and Raven to convince them to aim their target on Alex Ow and Jason Dent. He tells them Jason should go home first. They’re completely on board.

9:09 p.m. – Paul shifts his attention to Alex, making sure her target is on Matt and Raven. Alex then tells Paul she would like to go to the final four with Paul, Jason and Josh Martinez. In the diary room, Paul says he loves working with Alex and will take her as far as he can, but believes she is too good of a player to take to the end.

9:11 p.m. – Paul goes up to the HOH room and brags to Christmas about the genius move he just made by pitting the two power couples against each other. Instead of realizing game moves like this are exactly why Paul will win $500,000, Christmas celebrates.

9:15 p.m. – Mark begins campaigning to stay in the house. Jason seems to have an open mind about keeping him. Kevin Schlehuber finds Matt and Raven annoying and would love to get rid of them first. Mark tells Alex that Matt and Raven will go after her and Jason if they win the next HOH. She nods, but doesn’t seem convinced. He’s telling her the truth. He is then shown playing chess with Paul. Paul knows he can get the house to do whatever he wants. Does he want Mark or Matt out? We will find out soon!

9:20 p.m. – Julie Chen talks with the houseguests. Christmas said she thought she would be kicked out of the house when she hurt her foot. She probably should have been. Julie asks Matt what he likes so much about his orange, sleeveless t-shirt. He says he just doesn’t like sleeves. Never expect revelations from Matt. Julie reminds Kevin that he has yet to become HOH, but asks what he would like his family to send him if he does? He answered bottled water. What???

9:22 p.m. – The houseguests watch clips of them all falling down during the veto competition. They’re laughing hysterically. They love watching themselves. Julie congratulates Jason on his wife’s pregnancy. Jason is a likable guy and seems to be getting better at this game each week. That means he will likely be the next target. It seems as if anyone even gets the slightest idea of playing their own game, they’re evicted.

9:31 p.m. – Jason’s family is shown watching his reaction to his wife’s pregnancy. I love this part of the season when they start showing clips like this. It is fun to see the houseguests’ families and hear their thoughts on the season. His wife confirms what everyone already knows, Jason is a great guy. She said she found out she was pregnant five days after he entered the house. She is proud that after being under the radar for so long, Jason is finally winning competitions and looks focused. She also thinks Alex is the best partner he could have chosen to work with. She has no problem with Jason calling Alex his “BB wife” and loves that Alex puts him in his place.

9:38 p.m. – Time for the live vote! Matt gives a speech about what a loser he is. He then makes yet another joke about how much cereal eats. Oh well, he tries. Mark then basically says everyone is his best friend. Snooze. Here’s how the votes played out:

Raven, Josh, Kevin and Paul vote for: Mark

Jason and Alex vote for: Matt

Mark was evicted. Wow! Was this the first time Alex and Jason were blindsided? Or were they just being nice to Mark?

9:43 p.m. – Julie interviews Mark. Apparently Alex told Mark that she would vote to keep him, but he would still be going home. Apparently it was a sympathy vote. Or her and Jason wanted to send Matt a message. Mark blamed Cody for ripping apart his game. Julie grilled Mark further and asked if he was actually loyal to anyone? He couldn’t believe her intense line of questioning! He said he was loyal to Cody and Jessica, but it was his downfall. He also said if any player in the house was his achilles heel, it was Christmas. He said she wanted him out for a long time.

Mark also conceded that Josh is a loudmouth, but at the end of the day he is a great guy. Julie made the suggestion that Mark and Josh go on “The Amazing Race” together. I think we’ve seen enough recycled reality show contestants on CBS this year.

9:55 p.m. – Time for the HOH competition! As the outgoing HOH, Christmas is not allowed to compete. In “Everyone’s a Wiener,” everyone is suspended in a giant hot dog bun. The last person to drop from their bun will be the new HOH.  Of course, it wouldn’t be an endurance competition if the houseguests weren’t sprayed with water and various condiments.

9:59 p.m. – The houseguests are all holding strong as they get blasted with ketchup and mustard. None look in danger of dropping anytime soon and this looks like it will be a long competition. These long endurance comps usually favor smaller houseguests and could bode well for Alex.

Tune into CBS Sunday to find out who will become the new Head of Household and which two houseguests will be nominated for eviction. Plus, will the Tree of Temptation entice anyone to shake up the game? Or will anyone figure out that Paul has been manipulating the entire house? Hopefully some drama that actually involves game play will be stirred up in the next few days. This season needs a few fireworks.

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