Kevin became Paul’s latest victim in Big Brother Season 19 Episode 37, leaving a final three of Christmas Abbott, Josh Martinez, and Paul Abrahamian. I could probably come up with a worse final three if I had to, but there are not many. I’m torn between the same things the jury is. Paul is the only one who actually played the game and played everybody who was too dumb to see it just because they saw him on TV last year. But his gameplay was not as genius as he thought because the whole point was to not get any blood on his hands, which he failed miserably to do since it was so obvious to everybody he burned, albeit too late for them to do anything about it but maybe vote against him in the end. That said, I can’t think of the justification of voting for either of the other two, no matter how bad Paul was. There is no argument for Christmas or Josh, just one against Paul. Most people in the jury probably wish they could just not vote at all, and I’m left unenthused about the outcome as I have been for the past couple of very predictable months.
The first part of the HOH competition is endurance. They will have to stand on a tilting cloud while holding the tail of a unicorn. Christmas is finally healed enough to compete, but that doesn’t mean she is 100%. Josh is the first to fall at 40 minutes. After 54 minutes, Christmas falls, and Paul wins.
Part two of the final HOH competition requires them to identify houseguests that match the clues on screen and knock the others over using various weapons.
Christmas – 1 hour, 39 minutes
Josh – 1 hour, 32 minutes
Josh wins and will compete against Paul in the final part of the HOH competition.
Paul has already been working on convincing Josh to drop Christmas and take him instead because he knows that people don’t him but they don’t like Josh either.
Dr. Will returns to talk to the jury. Whatever is happening inside the house, that won’t stop the bickering between the jury.
Nobody has any respect for Josh, but he comes out ahead of Paul in the minds of some because at least he was brutally honest.
Christmas doesn’t come off much better, but at least they don’t hate her. Her biggest move was that she broke her foot. Then she got carried to the end.
Paul played. Overplayed. He did whatever it took to get to the end, but he forgot that those people he backstabbed have to vote for someone in the end.
The final multiple guess competition will require them to fill in the blanks of juror statements.
Cody said his favorite moment in the house was winning the battle back. Paul is correct.
Elena said her biggest regret in the game was not standing up for Mark more. Josh is correct.
Mark said the moment in the house that irritated him the most was when the house harassed and bullied Jess and Cody. Both are correct.
Matt said the best thing about being in the house was Raven’s cooking. Josh is correct.
Jason said his most embarrassing moment in the house was not being able to defend himself in an argument with Matt. Both are incorrect.
Raven said the most annoying thing about the house was the gross nasty kitchen. Both are incorrect.
Alex said the houseguest who she thought made the worst game decisions was Jessica. Josh is correct. Josh wins HOH.
I didn’t expect that. Josh is banking on people being so pissed off at Paul that they will refuse to vote for him. That is not off base, but it’s a gamble. Still, I don’t know if he had much choice. Taking Christmas means taking somebody who hasn’t been pissing people off from the beginning, even if she didn’t do much. Maybe Christmas should have listened to Josh when he repeatedly tried to warn her about the game Paul is playing.
Paul is asked about the bullying tactic he orchestrated and participated in.
Josh is asked about his lack of strategy. He points to the alliances he joined and the elimination of Alex.
Following the theme, Paul is asked about friendship, or rather all the friendships he created to destroy.
Josh is asked about playing a bigger part in Paul’s game than his own.
The next question for Paul is why he lied to the jury days and even hours before they left, knowing they would compare notes.
Lastly, Josh is asked about all the fights he was in. Neither of them came out of this looking any better.
After the votes but before revealing them, they do show one smart move Josh made. He ratted out both of his allies to every jury member, starting their wheels spinning before they even made it to the jury house.
By a vote of 5-4, the Big Brother Season 19 winner is Josh Martinez. How fitting for Cody to cast the deciding vote, the person who has been saying since the beginning all the things about Paul that everybody else was too dumb to realize until they were sitting on the jury, except for Raven and Matt, who still don’t get it. For the second season in a row, Paul comes one vote short. Please don’t make it a third. He gets a lot of points for controlling the game, but he failed to consider the jury, so focused on making it look like he had no blood on his hands that he didn’t see it was all over the rest of his body.
After he screwed his team over and took safety for himself then started picking fights with random people for no reason in the first week, I thought Josh was not long for the game. Then he made allies with the guy who made everybody else angry and the girl (one of them) who did nothing. I expect people to begrudgingly accept this win because they wanted Paul to lose, but happy is not likely a word that will accompany the description.
The top three vote getters of America’s favorite houseguest were Kevin, Cody, and Jason. Cody wins the vote and $25,000. If not for the battle back, he was on his way toward being one of the most hated, but at some point in those few weeks people started agreeing with his seemingly crazy plan.
Big Brother will return again this winter with the first US edition of Celebrity Big Brother.