For anyone wondering for sure when Christmas Abbott would be back in the Big Brother 19 house, good news! She is back from the surgery this afternoon (she turned up just after 3:00 p.m. Big Brother Time), and is now getting filled in on some stuff.
Apparently, Christmas’ injuries were even more severe than we first knew. Not only did she have a broken foot, but she also had dislocated bones and ligaments. Obviously, this is going to be a long recovery process, one that will cause her to spend some time healing regardless of when she gets out of the house. (She mentioned that there will even be another surgery that is required down the road, and one of her bones was so messed-up that she needed one from a donor.)
We know that there are many people out there who are less-than-thrilled with the idea of Christmas getting to return to the show (especially given everything she missed), but we’re personally fine with it. She wasn’t going to be able to play in Head of Household in the first place, and it’s not like she has any extra advantage — her temptation is fairly useless at this point since she probably can’t play in any competitions. It’s only useful if someone she wants to see put on the block is playing in a Veto.
Christmas needs to do some work quickly in the game to ensure her long-term safety. After all, remember for a moment or two here that there are some plans to use her as a replacement nominee if Alex does in fact nominate Dominique and Jessica for eviction — which seems to be her plan right now.
Jason feels bad
This was another interesting storyline that came with her return today, given that he seems to feel legitimately awful about what happened and we understand why. Obviously, it was never his intention to actually hurt her or cause her any pain — they were just goofing around. Now, he’s wrestling with a lot of guilt given that her career is probably changed for the rest of her life since this isn’t your ordinary broken bone.
The two did have a conversation this afternoon, and she made it clear to him that she doesn’t hold any ill will towards him for what happened, and doesn’t want him to think that it changes the relationship that the two have. She handled this about as graciously as she could, and we’ll give him some credit too in saying that he doesn’t want to act like he’s the victim here.
If you missed it
You can see the latest live-feed update about Alex’s nomination plan over here; meanwhile, be sure to check out our exclusive Allison Grodner interview, where she discusses a “wrinkle” coming in the Battle Back.