As we get closer and closer to the end of the season, alliances are turning on one another although it looks like King Paul’s plans are playing out just like he planned
A good old-fashioned blind side caught Alex and Jason off guard when the house evicted Jason from the house. The plan was to backdoor Kevin, but Paul’s plan was to use Josh and Christmas to get Jason or Alex out. After Paul won the veto, pulled Alex down, he came off as the hero!
Kevin replaced Alex on the block, so it seemed the backdoor plan was in motion. Sadly, during eviction night, it came down to a split vote and left Christmas to play the bad guy and evict Jason. Paul acted surprised and blamed Josh for it. Setting up a nice relationship for him with Alex.
Once Jason left the house and met Julie he was obviously caught off guard. During the goodbye messages – Josh admit that he was in a final 3 with Christmas and Paul which as a viewer, we knew that. Although Paul used his goodbye message to act as though he had no idea what was going on. Talking with Jason it sounds like he is catching on to Paul’s ruling (just a little too late)
Interview with Jason
1. What was going through your head when Julie announced you were evicted
I was completely blindsided. I don’t even remember hearing her saying that because I was staring at Christmas Joy. I was thinking there was no possible way my name would come out of her mouth. I figured the best thing to do was bolt. I saw Josh crying and I couldn’t figure out why he was crying in the vault. I mean, he balls all the time, but I thought that was kind of strange.
2. The goodbye messages gave you some insight on friendships and alliances… did you expect that?
I was trying to recall the goodbye messages. I can’t even remember what Paul said at all because I knew he was behind it. Alex, it didn’t have any emotion behind it.
I was actually super disappointed about the goodbye messages because I feel like I didn’t get very much insight out of it. And maybe it’s because I wasn’t listening. I just know that Paul is 155 million percent the reason that I’m not in the house. I’m still confused on exactly how it went down, but I can’t imagine that Paul didn’t orchestrate the whole thing.
3. Looking back… can you think of any red flags
Oh yeah! I feel like those started almost 3 weeks ago. You know, it always felt unnatural the way they were trying to convince me that Kevin was a counterfeit liar. The fact that I landed on the block when there was actually no reason for that to happen. They could have easily put Raven or Kevin up there because that’s what they were talking about the whole time. I should have been more receptive to Josh because I knew he had something to do with it. I knew it in the way he kept subtly trying to ask me how I felt about him. I don’t understand the Matt thing. I don’t know if Matt was involved or not and I guess that’s a red flag. I’ve been trying to think about it. There was probably a million of them. I honestly can’t tell when people are lying directly to my face.
4. You played a sincere game and amazing social game. Knowing how things played out would you have played any different?
I’m not exactly sure. Because of what I do on the outside world and I’m from the mid-west, I’m going to try to play the fair game and not do anything different from what I say. If I had to do it over again, I would say more. I feel like I didn’t say enough because I didn’t always want people to know what my plans or intentions were. A lot of the time, if people tried to talk to me, I would kind of just laugh it off or say, “I don’t know.” One of my biggest pet peeves in the world is being on the fence and not making a decision. And I feel like most of the time I was undecided. So, if I had to play the game again, I would just say more. I really don’t know how to play a different game.
I’d be a lot savvier next time, that’s for sure.
5. Who do you think DESERVES to go far in the game?
Being deserving is a pretty wide-open word. Based on the parameters of how each individual thinks, something that’s going to be important to me is sticking to the plan. Had Tiger and Paul stuck to the final three deal we made, I would still be in the house. Someone that deserves to win in my book is someone that doesn’t run off at the mouth and make a bunch of promises and sticks to the promises they make. Someone who knows how to navigate the game. Understanding the game, that’s why I liked Alex because you could tell she really studied and knew everything and all the ins and outs of the game. She wouldn’t have to worry about whether she could trust me. And that way, in return, she could help me navigate and understand the game and that was a good partnership. She had been right about basically everything and knows how to play the game. But then also, the perseverance of Christmas. We had a little accident and she got hurt. Does she deserve to lose because she broke her foot? Or does she deserve a better chance of winning? That’s why I didn’t kick her out. Honestly, it’s a toss-up between someone that really understands the game and was the shot caller like Paul or Alex. If I had to chose between the two, I’d have to go with Alex.
Shady indeed! With a double eviction, we got to see an entire week of Big Brother play out in less than an hour. Alex talked to Paul before the HOH competition and he convinced her to put up Kevin and Raven (and of course, we all do what Paul says, right?)
Alex won HOH – and shocker – put up Raven and Kevin
Yep – just what all of us are thinking but Alex wants to keep the peace with Paul because he is all she has (again, she believes they have an alliance).
Josh is obviously emotional about sending Jason home…
In an effort to keep the peace with Alex he says he will do what she wants. She wants Kevin out (like the original plan, before her ride or die got evicted)
The houseguests played for the veto…and Josh won! He decided to keep the nominations the same ultimately to protect his closest alliance, Christmas. When it came time to vote, he told Christmas and Paul that he wanted Kevin out…but Paul didn’t want that. Paul told them to vote out Raven. Josh admit he couldn’t do it, so he went rogue with his vote. Paul and Christmas stuck to their plan and voted out Raven, and Josh voted to evict Kevin…a 2-1 split which will cause some drama for sure.
Raven was blindsided and evicted. Alex also got blindsided because she was told Kevin would be sent home
Raven was shocked talking to Julie but she cartwheeled out of the house and was all smiles.
Interview with Raven
1. Do you think Alex intended for you to be sent home when she nominated you?
Honestly, I really don’t know. Alex said before I left the house that I knew who her target was; which was Kevin. I feel like Christmas and Josh were thinking “we probably need to get Raven out because we’re not going to have another shot at her.” I always knew that Christmas and Josh were a pair, they wanted to make it to the final round together, so they were probably thinking “this is our shot, we might as well take it now.”
2. What was the biggest struggle for you in the Big Brother house?
I’d have to say it was living in the house with strangers who didn’t understand my disease. It was hard sometimes when I wasn’t feeling my best but I didn’t really want to show it. I didn’t want to be the sick girl. That’s why I really appreciate Paul and Matthew because they talked to me about it, they asked me questions and really tried to understand. But other than that, I’d say it was difficult not to show it when I wasn’t feeling my best. But if I had to do it all again, I would in a heartbeat. What’s a little pain? It makes you who you are!
3. Obviously we saw you get close to Matt, were you ever worried that would affect your game play?
Yes and no. I mean, going into the Big Brother house, I wasn’t looking for a showmance. It just kind of happened. That’s what happens in the house, you get yourself into a pair and sometimes it hurts you. Like Alex and Jason. They made themselves a target. Even though they weren’t a showmance. I’d say they were a no-mance. They let people see that they were a pair and it made them a target. I think working with Matthew and working with Paul was very helpful to me. More helpful than hurtful in my opinion.
4. You may not have won Big Brother but how does it feel to know you have been such an amazing voice for people with gastroparesis?
It’s been unreal. I’m going to cry. My mom has struggled with this disease since the 90s and all she wanted was for people to know what gastroparesis is and for people with the disease to have a voice. Being on the show has given me a platform to reach millions of people. I feel like little kids that have never had a French fry can have a voice and now millions of people know and understand. If I inspired or informed even one person, that’s enough for me. I could have been evicted on night one and I still would have been a happy camper. So, in my opinion, I won!
5. Who do you think deserves to go far in the game?
Definitely my buddy Paul. In my opinion, he’s one of the best Big Brother players I’ve seen. He’s an honest person. He’s just genuinely kind-hearted and a great person. He deserves it all.
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