With only seven players remaining in the “Big Brother” house following the eviction of Matt Clines, this week’s all-important Head of Household competition determined the latest shift in power. As numbers continue to dwindle, the remaining alliances have no choice but to finally turn on each other. Who was named this week’s HOH? Who did they nominate for eviction? And does everyone in the house still want to go to the end with Paul Abrahamian?
Below, check out our minute-by-minute “Big Brother” recap of Season 19, Episode 32 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’!” Following Matt’s eviction, the HOH competition was put on hold due to a rain delay. Now, with power up for grabs, will the remaining duos and former alliance members take aim at each other? Or will the house just take the easy route by targeting a harmless Kevin Schlehuber? Of course the idea of anyone targeting Paul would be totally inconceivable.
8:07 p.m. – Paul orchestrated a plan by convincing Josh Martinez and Christmas Abbott they need to target Alex Ow and Jason Dent. He then convinced Alex and Jason that Kevin was this week’s target, and they should throw the HOH competition so they don’t get blood on their hands. He also convinced Kevin to throw the competition. His final mission was to convince Raven Walton, who agreed if Alex threw the HOH, she would as well. Alex and Jason will be blindsided and there will be no blood on Paul’s hands.
8:12 p.m. – In the third annual “Ready, Set, Whoah!” track meet, the houseguests had to watch a monitor until it said “Go” and then race to the finish line. The loser of each round was eliminated. Paul spent days trying to convince everyone to throw this one, so we are about to find out if his latest plan worked.
8:20 p.m. – Kevin followed orders and was the first to false start, eliminating himself from the contest. Alex then commented on how stupid Kevin was for trusting Paul, laughing about the fact that he will now go home because of it. She was next to throw in the towel, having now idea that her and Jason are actually the targets this week, so the joke is on her. Raven, Paul and Josh were the next to purposely false start. And Christmas is the new HOH! The woman with a broken foot won a track meet where nobody actually crossed the finish line.
8:30 p.m. – Paul is bragging in the diary room about how he convinced the entire house to throw the competition. It was a pretty incredible feat. The way this house bows down to him is embarrassing. Raven has confirmed that she plans to go to the final two with Paul. The fact that she thinks she can win against Paul shows how delusional she is, right along with everyone else.
8:36 p.m. – Raven is telling Jason and Paul that she has “rough kneecap syndrome” and needs surgery. They are trying to figure out if she is a pathological liar or just crazy. Christmas is upstairs in the HOH room starting to worry about her upcoming nominations. Paul comes in and quickly tells her exactly what she needs to do: Nominate Jason and Alex and tell them Jason is the target. Shortly after, Christmas went to the diary room and confidently stated that after much thought, she would nominate Jason and Alex. Incredible. These houseguests not only follow Paul’s every demand, but then convince themselves they are in control.
8:43 p.m. – The “Tree of Temptation” sprung to life for the final time. There were four apples remaining, two with punishments and two with rewards. Christmas is terrified someone will pick one and ruin her plan to evict Jason. Everyone feels safe because everyone trusts Paul, so it appears as though nobody will pick an apple, although Jason is tempted.
8:51 p.m. – “The Tree of Temptation” has come to an end and can no longer help anyone this season. It is a disappointing end to what seemed like a good idea. Nobody benefited or suffered because of it.
8:55 p.m. – Alex suggested Christmas put up two pawns. You can’t make this stuff up! So now Christmas can nominate both Alex and Jason without even blinking an eye. She is now contemplating if she wants to be honest and tell Jason he is the target or pretend she’s going to backdoor Kevin.
8:59 p.m. – Alex and Jason were nominated for eviction! Jason was genuinely shocked and clearly wasn’t expecting to be nominated. He pretended to pass out, which led to a few awkward seconds where nobody was sure if he was joking or not. It turns out he was, but is now a bit panicked about his place on the block. Alex still trusts Christmas and is certain there is a plan to backdoor Kevin.
Find out who wins the Power of Veto and if they use it to save either Alex or Jason from eviction on Wednesday’s episode of “Big Brother” on CBS.
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