With only eight players left in the “Big Brother” Season 19 house following the eviction of Mark Jansen, a battle of endurance determined who would become the next Head of Household. The hot dog competition began on Thursday’s live episode and concluded on Sunday’s installment. Who was named this week’s HOH? Who did they nominate for eviction? And was a second apple plucked from the Tree of Temptation?
Below, check out our minute-by-minute “Big Brother” recap of Season 19, Episode 29 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.
8:00 p.m. – “Previously, on ‘Big Brother’!” Hmm, now that Mark has been eliminated, the show is basically just Paul Abrahamian and seven other people. Is this the week that the house wises up about the powerful veteran in their midst?
8:04 p.m. – Matt Clines became suspicious as to why he got two votes to evict him on Thursday night. If he was just a pawn, there should have been no reason for anyone to vote for him. Alex Ow confirmed in the diary room that it was actually all a mistake. Before the vote, her and Jason Dent decided they should throw one vote at Matt, and blame it on Kevin Schlehuber. But Alex got flustered when Julie Chen asked for her vote, and accidentally voted for Matt as well.
8:09 p.m. – Kevin was the first to fall from his bun, followed by Matt. At this point, all of the pairs think Paul is on their side and would be satisfied with him winning HOH. It would be nice if he actually did win, because if he was forced to nominate two players he would be forced to show his hand. Then some real drama could be stirred up this summer! And Josh Martinez was the third to fall.
8:12 p.m. – With four players remaining, Raven Walton tried to strike a deal, saying she wanted a letter from home. Jason basically laughed in her face, knowing that she and Matt are his targets this week.
8:18 p.m. – Convinced he had to throw this competition to avoid blood on his hands, Paul faked a fall from his bun. Shortly after, Raven fell as well. The houseguests were surprised to see Jason and Alex continue to battle it out considering they are “ride or die” to the end. Matt was highly annoyed and began yelling that they need to finish the game so everyone could go inside and eat pizza. Apparently Matt is offended by people who are actually competitive.
8:20 p.m. – Alex finally dropped and Jason won his second HOH of the season! Now Paul just has to ensure Jason takes a shot at Matt and Raven to continue this “summer of Paul” going as planned. Everyone besides Paul is terrified thinking anyone could go home at this point. They have no clue that Paul is the safest person in the house, considering not one of them are targeting him at this point.
8:28 p.m. – Jason is determined to go after Matt and Raven as planned. But Matt is hoping Jason will make a “big move” and go after Kevin. Wait, what??? Going after Kevin is now considered a big move? These houseguests are absolutely clueless about what is happening in this game.
8:31 p.m. – Jason is now in a difficult position because he has an alliance with Kevin, but the rest of the house wants him out. Jason admitted to Kevin that he and Alex were the two that voted for Matt. But everyone else is convinced that Kevin has “gone rogue.” So, if anyone approaches Kevin and accuses him of going rogue, he now has confirmation from Jason where those votes actually came from. Matt is hopeful he can convince Jason to target Kevin, but it wouldn’t benefit Jason in any way for Kevin to go home.
8:36 p.m. – Paul goes to talk with Matt and Raven. He is telling them that Jason wants to backdoor Kevin, but two people have to go up as pawns. Paul is flabbergasted by how calm Matt and Raven are when receiving the news they may both go up as pawns. Paul begins to think he may be getting swindled. No, they are just that bad at this game. Unbelievable. Meanwhile, Jason confessed to Alex that he told Kevin the truth about them voting for Matt. Alex was upset of course, but the two were able to laugh it off. Alex said next time she’s not letting Jason win HOH.
8:43 p.m. – Paul and Christmas Abbott are discussing how much they think Raven lies. Paul thinks she’s a compulsive liar. They then show a series of clips revealing Raven’s claims: Her mom is in Mensa. Oh, and Raven is too. Paul then asked her what her G.P.A. was in school and she said “dance.” Oh boy. She also said she can’t go through a metal detector or it will shut her pacemaker off. And her mom got struck by lightning. She also has an inverted spine, whatever that is. She needs knee surgery and stopped growing at age 13. Her mother holds the record in Arkansas for running the fastest mile by a woman. Not to mention, Raven herself was training for the Olympics. Point taken Paul, point taken.
8:49 p.m. – The “Tree of Temptation” sprung back to life. Nobody was willing to take the gamble. At this point, most of the houseguests believe the potential punishments outweigh the possible rewards. Josh asks Christmas if she thinks Paul has been orchestrating the rogue votes. Christmas immediately chastises Josh for doubting Paul. Who would have thought Josh of all people would be the first person to question Paul? Whether or not he will do anything about it is really the question though.
8:56 p.m. – Josh apparently enjoys dancing in front of the mirror and shaving while everyone else is asleep. Meanwhile, Kevin is getting paranoid and trying to get answers from Jason. Jason told him to just lay low and relax because he is starting to look suspicious to people. Matt and Raven are totally convinced Kevin is the target this week.
8:59 p.m. – Jason nominated Matt and Raven for eviction. Jason is still targeting the last remaining showmance of the season, but will pressure to backdoor Kevin continue to build? Find out on Wednesday’s episode who wins the Power of Veto and if they use it to pull someone off the block.
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