Just in case the Big Brother 19 houseguests are wondering after the season why so many people dislike them, we’re more than fine to offer up some evidence. Exhibit A is how they treat each other, both in terms of people in the house and outside the house at the same time.
Remember when Paul and his minions decided to torment Jessica and Cody earlier this season? Well, the likes of Alex, Josh, Christmas, and Paul are now down to torment Kevin as much as they can the next few days, and that includes reminding him that he’s a Have-Not (along with Matt) by drinking Coca-Cola around him and bragging about things that they get to do. Basically, they want to make him freak out, which is really weird given that he is already going to be the target coming up soon anyway. Why in the world do you want to fan the flames for no reason?
It was crummy when the house did this to Jessica and Cody, but at least they had each other. Kevin has nobody, and he hasn’t really said anything terrible about anyone. This is why this is probably the least enjoyable season of the game since we started covering it full-time in season 11. Even in season 16, which certainly was dull and predictable down the stretch, the winner didn’t demonize people on the level that Paul and company does. (We do think that some people forget about Derrick’s tactics, but he wasn’t mean on this level and mostly just bashed people as a unifying target.) Paul is likely going to win this game, and he will deserve to win based on his overall quality of his work. That doesn’t mean that we have to like what he is doing to Kevin.
The strangest part of this whole strategy by Paul, at least from our vantage point, is that he actually wants to target Jason next week instead of Kevin based on previous comments. He’s just been around Alex a lot lately and cannot clue her in on this plan. The same goes for Christmas and Josh. They want to go to the final four together alongside Raven, someone who has yet to win a single competition and may continue to not win a single competition until the end of the game.
We’ll see if anything gets better or changes by the end of the season — for now, the comparisons between Kevin and Donny only continue to grow. We think Kevin started out with potential to be a very good player, but he just got tired and over some of this mess a few weeks ago. We don’t blame him, since living with these people would seemingly cause any normal person to start to lose it.
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