The idea of Kevin struggling in the Big Brother 19 house is something that makes us tremendously sad … yet it seems to be happening. Despite being super-slick and successful in the first 50+ days of the game, the past 24 hours have been rough for him.
For one, Cody’s been a little more liberal in diverting some of the target towards him as a source of information, and more people in the house are starting to whisper his name as someone who’s playing hard and passing around information. He’s acted more paranoid than we’ve seen him, and talked more than he really has needed to talk with various people. Paul’s getting a little wary of him, and suggested even putting him on the block to see what happens. We don’t think anyone is targeting him per se for eviction, but the other players are starting to be aware of him.
The good news for Kevin? It’s day 53, and there are always going to be people who target you as someone to take out on the show. That’s just something that you have to prepare for however you can. This is the first time he’s starting to be tested, so we’ll see how he handles it.
Last night, it was actually personal stuff that had him more worried than anything in terms of the game, as he separated himself for a while and was visibly shaken up. Paul eventually went and talked with him, explaining how things both during and after the game are going to be difficult, but that he had someone he could come to at any point if he needed anything. (Yep, it’s ironic that Paul comforted him and talked about putting him on the block in the same day.)
Ultimately, Kevin doesn’t have to worry about anything this week, given that Matt, Elena, and Jason are currently on the block, and the plan for now seems to be to nominate Cody in the event that they have a chance to do so. If Alex or Paul win, the plan is to remove Jason. They can’t remove Matt, since they wouldn’t be able to put Cody up in his place.
Speaking of Cody…
Paul went and had a brief conversation with him, stating that he didn’t want things to be awkward and that if he ever wants to talk about anything outside of the game, he’s here for him. The funny thing with that was that Cody really didn’t care at all, and you could read in his face that he was really just waiting for it to be over so that he could go back to sulking/doing everything else that he wants to do.
We do hope that Cody gets a little more sociable even if he does go this week — the house just needs to be a little friendlier in general.
We’ll be back later today with some of the Veto Players over at the link here! That also happens to be where you can see our latest weekly interview with Allison Grodner. (Photo: CBS.)