The Power of Veto was up for grabs on “Big Brother” Wednesday night, determining if the summer’s last remaining showmance would survive the week. Jason Dent nominated Matt Clines and Raven Walton for eviction on Sunday’s episode, telling them they were simply pawns in a scheme to backdoor the house’s latest target, Kevin Schlehuber. But who won this week’s Power of Veto? And did they use it to pull Matt or Raven off the block?
Below, check out our minute-by-minute “Big Brother” recap of Season 19, Episode 30 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’!” Paul Abrahamian successfully aligned himself as the third wheel to every remaining duo in the house. Will his master plan continue to go unchallenged? Or will the rest of the houseguests wise up to the fact that Paul has pitted them all against each other while he soars into the finale with no blood on his hands?
8:06 p.m. – Jason confirms in the diary room that he has no real intention to backdoor Kevin, and he wants to split up Matt and Raven. But as the rest of the house gets more suspicious of Kevin, Jason is finding it more difficult to protect him. Matt says if he wins the veto, he will pull Raven off the block instead of himself.
8:11 p.m. – Jason asks Alex Ow if everyone hates Kevin. She responds that they don’t hate him, but they don’t like him. She lies to Jason by telling him that Kevin is mean to everyone, knowing that would bother Jason. Then, names are drawn to play in the veto competition: Josh Martinez, Paul and Kevin were picked to join Jason, Matt and Raven.
8:15 p.m. – Paul is killing the mental game! He confirms with Matt and Raven that if he wins the veto, he will pull Raven off the block. This keeps him in their good graces and keeps blood off his hands. He then takes it one step further, convincing Jason not to worry if he wins and pulls down Raven. Of course they can still evict Matt, but Jason should replace Raven with Kevin to keep Matt and Raven from losing their minds and creating havoc for the rest of the week. Then, when Matt gets evicted on Thursday, once again Paul looks like the good guy who tried his best to protect them. More jury votes for Paul!
8:18 p.m. – In “Hide and Go Veto,” each player was separated into private poolside cabanas where they could not communicate with each other. One at a time, they entered the house for three minutes to hide their veto cards to the best of their ability. Once all the players stashed their cards, they took turns running into the house to find the hidden veto cards. The person who hid their card the best would win the Power of Veto.
8:25 p.m. – I’m not impressed with the fact that all of these housguests basically hid their veto cards within cushions and appliances. Paul was perhaps the most creative by hanging his inside of a shirt hanging up in the closet. Despite the weak hiding places, only Jason was able to find a veto card during the first round (it belonged to Josh).
8:30 p.m. – Raven was the next to find a card (it was Matt’s). It was lying in plain view and nobody seemed to notice it before. She actually looked at it for a few seconds before taking it outside because she thought it was a joke. Raven then found Kevin’s veto card zipped up in a pillow case. It looks like they may have finally found a game Raven is good at! Matt found the fourth veto, leaving one left. Jason successfully retrieved the final card and now it is time to reveal the results!
8:35 p.m. – Results are in. The order of elimination was: Josh, Matt, Kevin, Paul and Raven. Jason won the Power of Veto and holds total control of the house.
8:40 p.m. – Alex and Raven both think it’s a forgone conclusion that Jason will pull Raven off the block and put up Kevin. It seems as though Jason’s alliance believes he will pull down Raven just to keep the peace, but as Kevin’s closest ally, he is conflicted about what he should do.
8:45 p.m. – Jason feels pressure from Paul and Alex to pull down Raven and put Kevin on the block. But Jason doesn’t have the heart to blindside Kevin, so he asked him if he was willing to be put up as a pawn. Kevin is no fool and can see what Jason isn’t able to see: If Kevin is on the block, he will go home. Jason then tells Paul and Alex he is not going to put up Kevin and they were furious. Jason immediately got paranoid at the reaction he received from Paul and Alex and is starting to believe they wanted Kevin on the block so they could flip the vote. Ding Ding!
8:51 p.m. – Matt and Raven are getting a little nervous and talking about what it would be like if Jason refused to use the veto. Raven said he better use the veto or there is “going to be a show.” Apparently Raven’s wrath is something to fear. Alex is still infuriated that Kevin convinced Jason to keep him safe. She is now venting to Christmas Abbott who joins Alex badgering Jason to put up Kevin. Paul joins in on the attack but Jason is not interested in listening to them anymore and goes and sits in the hot tub by himself.
8:59 p.m. – Jason chose NOT to use the Power of Veto. He said he would be willing to entertain any questions from either Raven or Matt. The entire house is upset with him, but it is nice to see one person in this game finally do something not totally predictable and orchestrated by Paul. It will probably cost him the game, but at least he’s playing the game unlike the rest of these houseguests (besides Paul). Find out whether it is Matt or Raven who gets evicted, as well as the fallout from Jason’s decision on Thursday’s episode of “Big Brother.”
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