Given that today was the weather-themed Power of Veto Competition similar to the one last year in the Big Brother house, we were hoping for some stormy skies afterwards. If you didn’t get it, we’re talking about drama. The house was LIT UP last night following the Nomination Ceremony, where Jessica and Cody were put on the block and Josh almost provoked Mark to the point that there was a fistfight.
Unfortunately, we weren’t anywhere near as optimistic here given that Josh wasn’t competing in the challenge, Paul won this Veto last year, and Cody and Jessica didn’t bother even studying for it. They knew that Jessica has her temptation and the plan seems for her to use it, regardless of what sort of clear tension there exists between her and Cody in the game. (There’s certainly been some more talk about Cody throwing himself on the nearest sword, but that’d be completely idiotic for him to do for someone he’s known barely a month — especially when he’s got his own life and a daughter at home.)
So did Paul end up winning this, or fellow nominee Jason (remember the Temptation Competition twist), Raven, or Kevin take it in a surprise? Well, the winner here was … Paul. Yep. He won again! This is the second time this season that he’s won HoH and Veto in the same week. It wasn’t exactly much of a shock to see that he came out on top, given that he did play this last year and that there wasn’t much in the way of competition. Apparently, Kevin and Raven were fairly close behind him, so there was some competition, just not from the two people on the block who didn’t need it and were safe thanks to the Halting Hex.
One of the things that Paul is now going to do tonight is try to get some additional information on what the Hex is, since per the rules, Jessica can choose to hide it but can’t lie about what it is. That is using production as strategy. She probably has made it out to be slightly bigger than it is, but only by a little bit. We know that Paul’s not super-popular, but he did do the right by flushing it this week. Otherwise, they could’ve saved it until next week and he would have had a lot of people in the game questioning why he didn’t nominate Jody.
What’s your take on the Veto result, and do you have any excitement for the remainder of the week? Share in the comments!
Also, head over to the link here in the event you want to get some further news on the show, including our weekly Q&A with executive producer Allison Grodner. (Photo: CBS.)