It was another crazy Monday on Big Brother 19, with a huge house fight, accusations of bullying from both sides, and some serious self-reflection. Tensions are definitely getting heated.
With Cody and Jessica on the block, and everyone knowing the exact details of Jessica’s Halting Hex, Paul initiated a plan to ensure Jessica wouldn’t use it by trying to make Cody crack.
Paul’s plan involved getting everyone to constantly verbally attack Cody, with Christmas suggesting that they should question whether he was really in the Marines and call him a coward. Paul repeatedly talked about wanting to psychologically tear him down. Matt actually voiced a little concern over how far they were going, but Christmas didn’t care and actually got upset with Matt for lecturing her.
A big fight kicked off when Jessica saw Raven whispering with Kevin and Jason and decided to confront her about it. Raven said it wasn’t about her, but Jessica didn’t really believe her, bringing up the fact that last week Raven looked her in the eye and said she was going to evict Josh, but then didn’t.
Raven ran to Paul, who told her to start crying and say that Cody made her cry. Paul then had a chat with Cody and Jessica where Jessica called him out on every single thing he’s doing in this game, controlling the entire house and telling every exactly what to do. Paul, of course, denied it and turned it into a joke about how he’s the master and all of the other HGs are his pets.
That’s when the fighting began, with Raven and Alex yelling at Jessica. It moved to the backyard where Josh started banging pots and pans while the berating continued, with Raven mocking the claim that she is Paul’s dog by shouting “Woof, woof.” Jessica and Cody just sat in the hammock and didn’t respond.
Eventually, HGs got called into the diary room and when they came out, it was clear that they were warned that they couldn’t incite violence and couldn’t try to make them self-evict (Jessica and Cody did talk briefly about possibly quitting the game).
There was also a fan with a megaphone who shouted something into the backyard, presumably “America loves Jess. Paul is a bully.” As night came, it was obvious that Paul heard this and got the message from the diary room.
Suddenly, Paul wanted to lay off Jessica and Cody, convincing himself that their mission was successful. He also repeatedly justified that they weren’t being bullies, they were just bullying the real bullies. It sounded a lot like Paul finally realized that he’s being portrayed as the villain on the show while Cody and Jessica are the heroes, and that seems to piss him off a lot.
Either way, Paul’s iron fist over the game continues. The entire house is unified against Cody and Jessica thanks to Paul constantly telling them how evil Jody is. Even Mark and Elena have told Paul that if they win HoH, they will nominate Jessica and Cody, though whether that’s true remains to be seen.
Emotions are running high. There are definitely personal attacks involved and, no matter how many times Paul tries to justify it by claiming that it’s his strategy, it doesn’t look good, especially when Jessica is 100 percent correct in her assessment of how much he’s controlling the game.
(Image courtesy of CBS)