‘Big Brother 19’ Episode 19 Recap: The Puppets Begin to Turn Against Puppet-Master Paul

“I’m the King of the Cookware!”

We know we’re in for a wild week on Big Brother 19! Josh is the new HoH and, given his love of banging pots and pans, circus music and balls of meat, thing are about to get crazy.

In a surprising new twist, Christmas and Josh are starting to realize that they are just Paul‘s puppets. They’re realizing that maybe it’s not a good idea to follow him blindly and do everything he says. Is this the beginning of the end for Paul?

Jessica and Cody know they’re in trouble, given the constant 10 vs. 2 mentality in the house. Mark and Elena are a little worried, but they think they’ve buried the hatchet with Josh. A few days ago Josh apologized to Mark and promised not to antagonize him anymore.

Paul and his dogs celebrate and Alex walks in to tell Josh that Mark and Elena were upset that he won. But…But Mark is in the room and hears it.

“Uh….I was talking about some OTHER people named Mark and Elena. Obviously.”

Oops. Seriously, Alex? If you’re going to talk crap on someone, at least make sure they’re not standing next to you when you do it. #Amateur

Alex then flips it against Mark saying that he’s been talking to Cody and she basically just yells at him until he feels like he did something wrong.

Paul tells Josh to do whatever he says and Christmas is not happy that Paul is dictating everything. This is a big recurring theme this episode, Christmas and Josh talking about how Paul is controlling everything and they don’t like it.

Josh asks Elena why she and Mark voted to evict him over Ramses. She correctly explains that the entire house told her he was being evicted and it sucked either way. But Josh is an idiot who is just blindly angry about the vote.

Josh, Paul and Christmas chat in the HoH room and Josh says he wants Elena out before Cody or Jessica because he doesn’t trust Elena. Paul has been working with Elena, so he desperately tries to steer Josh away from that idea.

“These strings on my back are beginning to hurt!”

Later, Josh confides in Christmas that he absolutely wants Elena evicted this week and they need to keep Paul out of this because he’s trying too hard to protect Elena. Josh and Christmas are definitely starting to wake up.

It’s time for the Temptation Competition. On Paul’s orders, everyone except Josh and Christmas choose to play to lessen the odds of Jessica or Cody odds of winning.

The competition is a haunted house theme where, one at a time, the HGs run through the house in total darkness to find clues with circled letters that they must unscramble to find one item, a heart, and place it in a box. There are a bunch of people in scary masks jumping out at them.

“Run, minions, run!”

Jessica is very scared and runs away when she sees a monster. Her plan was to throw it anyway so she’d be the third nominee and couldn’t get back-doored, and she’s happy to do it. Cody, however, is not afraid of the dark. He runs through the house and is totally unaffected by the monsters.

In the end, Jessica finishes in last place by a lot, but Cody comes in first and wins immunity. He only beat Alex and Kevin by a very small margin, though. Jessica is the third nominee.

With Cody safe and Jessica already on the block, two other people need to go on the block. Mark and Elena are both worried that it will be them.

At nominations, Paul once again tries to convince Josh that Jessica needs to go before Elena, but Josh doesn’t want that. Paul orders Josh to tell Mark and Elena that they are both pawns and he even says he’s going to tell them he offered to be a pawn himself to prove that he’s a team player. Paul is literally micromanaging every detail and putting words in Josh’s mouth.

“When I say bark I want you dogs to say ‘How loud?'”

Paul goes to Elena and feeds her this fake story about how he “thinks” she and Mark will be pawns and that he volunteered. Elena runs upstairs to confront Josh about this. Josh says it’s because Elena is a strong competitor. She knows that’s a lie because Alex and Paul are better competitors and she says that.

Josh thinks that she’s spazzing out and calls up Paul. Josh asks Elena if she suggested that Alex and Paul go on the block. He keeps talking and making Elena look like the crazy person. This is a small matter of semantics because technically Elena is right, she didn’t suggest they go on the block, she simply pointed out the flaw in his logic that they are stronger competitors. Just like Mark with Alex, Elena is being railroaded and made to look like the bad guy.

Josh nominates Mark and Elena. He calls Mark a meatball and says Elena is a strong competitor. Then he takes a swing at Jessica, calling her out as his target. He explains in the diary room that he was lying and Elena is his real target.

We’ll have to wait until next episode to see who gets the boot, but until then, head over to BuddyTV for fun ‘Big Brother 19’ articles, polls and games!

To read the previous ‘Big Brother 19’ recap, click here!

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2 Responses

  1. I think it’s good that they are starting to realize that they are Paul’s puppets and are making their own decisions but at the same time I do not want Jessica and Cody to stay in that house. I can’t stand them. Jessica is a self-entitled bitch and Cody is an emotionless asshole.

  2. Can’t stand Josh..Paul is the puppet master, and these minions are stupid if they don’t vote him out! I actually like jess and cody. At least they have balls. ??

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