We’ve got a semi-rare Big Brother 19 afternoon update for you going into tonight’s episode; let’s start with the eviction tally!
At this point it seems all but official: Jillian will be evicted from the Big Brother House tonight. It could be a 7-5 vote, but it could change depending on the whispers that happen between now and the live show. Let’s go through where everyone is voting.
To evict Christmas – Alex, Jessica, Jason, Ramses, Kevin.
To evict Jillian – Paul, Elena, Dominique, Matt, Raven, Mark, Josh.
It’s Josh that was the key here, but kudos have to go to Paul, Dominique, Christmas (who spoke with him earlier), and even Matt for campaigning to him and promising him safety. Jillian’s problem is that she rested too much on her own confidence that she’d be safe, and didn’t work anywhere near as hard as Christmas did to stay alive — and Christmas is injured and wasn’t in the house anywhere near as much.
For the sake of great entertainment, let’s hope now that this stays a secret until the eviction just because we want to see Cody flip out when he realizes that he doesn’t have the votes to keep Jillian in the game.
Endurance Competition coming
Well, we know that the competition tonight is going to be on the live feeds, which typically means endurance in some form. It’s a little early to do some of the chicken wire / slip-and-slide challenges (there are too many people), but we could see some variation of a wall / a pirate ship / something that spins people around.
As for who benefits from this, it’s pretty easy to rank Alex near the top. She’s small, strong, and has shown great willpower so far. Also, don’t rule out Paul since he knows how to compete in these now, and Ramses could also be a sleeper contender. Given that Raven’s a dancer and is super-flexible, she could fare well in it. This is a huge Head of Household for establishing numbers, and which side is the dominant side. More than likely Cody / Jessica are the targets, and they are in for a rude awakening tonight. Their anger on the feeds tonight should be just as interesting as the endurance challenge itself.
Oh, and Candy Crush
Just in case you haven’t seen this yet, on Sunday, July 9 after a new Big Brother episode you’ll get a chance to see an episode of the new CBS game hosted be Mario Lopez. In the sneak peek below via ET Online, Paul and Da’Vonne are going to work together — hopefully better than they did on season 18 when Paul got her evicted during his HoH reign. We almost wish there were more Big Brother teams taking part in this … and also not Frankie Grande. You can’t have everything you want, right?
Of course, we’ll be back…
Tonight, there will be both a review for the Big Brother episode and also some live updates from the endurance competition! If you want to see them, you can do so over at the link here. (Photo: CBS.)