‘Big Brother’ episode 31 recap: Was Raven Walton or Matthew Clines evicted live on Thursday? [UPDATING LIVE]

With only eight players remaining in the “Big Brother” house, tempers flared as the summer’s last remaining showmance, Matthew Clines and Raven Walton, sat on the block for eviction. The duo was blindsided when the reigning Head of Household, Jason Dent, failed to pull either off the block during Wednesday’s shocking veto ceremony. Instead, Jason chose to protect his longtime ally, Kevin Schlehuber, who the rest of the house was hoping to backdoor. Since then, the relationship between Jason and Kevin has appeared to sour, as Jason was caught making controversial and inexcusable jokes involving Kevin’s family during CBS’ 24-hour live feeds.

The entire Season 19 cast has been involved in an unprecedented amount of infighting and bullying this summer. But have things finally gone too far? Will CBS respond to Jason’s completely uncalled-for statements? And after another intense week of clashing personalities, was it Matt or Raven who walked out the front door on Thursday?

Below, check out our minute-by-minute “Big Brother” recap of Season 19, Episode 31 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. – “Previously, on ‘Big Brother’!” Jason opted not to heed the advice of Alex Ow and Paul Abrahamian, who practically begged him to pull Raven off the block in order to keep the peace. But Jason didn’t trust his own alliance, believing if he put up Kevin as a pawn, they would switch up the votes and evict him instead of Matt. Now, with a house in turmoil and alliances cracking, total chaos has been unleashed.

9:09 p.m. – Following the veto ceremony, Alex hid out with Jason in the storage room to avoid the immediate backlash of Matt and Raven, who were furious. Paul saved face by consoling the couple as their emotions ran high. Raven was screaming and Matt had some choice words for the rodeo clown, starting an absolute war in the “Big Brother” House. This is by far the most either Matt or Raven have said all season.

9:12 p.m. – Paul wasted no time letting Raven cry on his shoulder. Now that Matt will likely be evicted, Paul is reeling in the emotional basket case while she’s vulnerable. He’s hoping he can convince her to jump on board with Christmas Abbott, Josh Martinez and himself to take a shot right back at Alex and Jason. More fireworks went off when Jason admitted he voted for Matt to be evicted last week, but wouldn’t reveal the second vote. Raven swore on her pacemaker it wasn’t her while Alex (who was the second person who voted for Matt) quietly sipped her tea.

9:20 p.m. – Kevin went out to the pool to make sure Matt knew he never voted against him. Paul was upset that Kevin was talking to Matt, believing he was working on jury votes. Josh jumps on the bandwagon, seething at the fact that Kevin was suddenly interested in being friends with people who were about to be on the jury. Hypocrisy is rich in the “Big Brother” house since nobody has been kissing more tail to potential jury members than Paul. Then Josh and Christmas instigated an absurd argument with Kevin, finally pushing him to his limit and causing him to lash out at Josh.

9:25 p.m. – Paul is laughing in the diary room at how foolish everyone in the house is for taking his bait. Because of his master manipulation, Jason and Kevin are now the biggest targets in the house and nobody is even thinking about Paul. Meanwhile, Josh is crying (again) because he doesn’t understand why everyone attacks him, even though he instigates the attacks every time. Christmas finally calms him down and focuses him on getting Jason or Alex out next week. No eyes on Paul.

9:33 p.m. – We were finally given a glimpse on what is going on in the jury house. Cody Nickson, Elena Davies and Mark Jansen came together to realize how badly they’ve all been played. Cody was first in the house and wasn’t surprised to see Elena walk in shortly after. After watching Elena’s eviction, Cody commented that Paul is steamrolling his way to $500k. Elena says they’re all playing “Big Paul.” One week later, Mark arrived. After watching how he was ousted, Mark and Elena admitted Cody was right all along in wanting to evict Christmas. As they watched Mark hug everyone goodbye, Cody responded, “Ew.”

9:42 p.m. – Time for the live eviction! Julie Chen reveals that Matt has already received a penalty vote against him for deliberately breaking the have-not rules. Matt and Raven kept their speeches civil, saying it was just a game and confessing their adoration for one another. In a unanimous decision, Matt was evicted from the house by a vote of 6-0.

9:46 p.m. – In his post-eviction interview, Julie pressed Matt on the fact that he threw his game away for Raven. Matt confessed that by week three he was ready to sacrifice his game for hers. Julie then asked if he actually thinks Raven could win and he said “Yes.” He believes her and Paul are the most strategic players in the game. Unfortunately, only Matt saw the supposed game play Raven only seemed to share with him.

9:54 p.m. – Due to rainy weather conditions, the HOH competition has been postponed! Julie had no choice but to kill five minutes of time asking the houseguests pointless questions. Raven misses Matt. Josh misses his family. Paul is wearing an inflatable pool toy again. That about covers it.  At the end of the day, it barely matters who wins this HOH. It’s hard to believe that the person playing (by far) the best game this season has almost no chance of being targeted this week, regardless of who wins. But the rest of the house believes they are in a highly competitive battle so let’s play this out and see who wins.

9:59 p.m. – Julie reveals that next Thursday will be another double-eviction! Tune into CBS on Sunday to find out who won the HOH competition. Will any of these houseguests ever figure out that Paul is the reason they are all targeting each other? Or will Paul continue to do as Cody predicted and steamroll his way to victory?

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