Previously on Big Brother, Josh decided that since Elena voted against him one time she was the sneakiest, most underhanded girl in the world and needed to be destroyed.  Elena and her eyelashes lost their damn minds.  Paul stood by and tried to pull some more puppet strings.

You guys, Josh is like a bull in a china shop. After nominations, he confronted Jess and Cody with the intention of telling her she’s not the target, but he’s just so overbearing and clunky in his attempts to smooth things over that Cossica is angry. As she pushes him away, he says, “when you calm down, we’ll talk.” Oh hell no.  That’s not going to work, you big oaf.

Paul can’t just sit still and let anything play out.  In Yiddish, we’d say that Paul has “spilkas”. He presses Christmas to use her ring of replacement, which I think I’d forgotten she’d even won, because we were all so much younger then. After debating the merits of using it this early or saving it for later, she agrees.  She has to figure that we’re getting close to thinning this herd of hamsters and soon enough, everyone will be playing for veto.  And since the odds are completely against Cody’s name being pulled for the comp, of course it is!  The funny part is how she had to wait for the signal of Josh blinking once in order to stand up and proceed.  I like how they kind of treat Josh like a hostage or a patient in a full body cast.  Once again, Paul has gotten his way!  

So, I’m really not sure how I should feel about the high drama of the Cossica love story.  Never have two people who, though they clearly have physical chemistry, seemed more ill-suited to lasting outside the house.  She’s going to go back to VIP Hosting and whatnot in L.A., a world Cody would NOT feel comfortable in, and he’ll go back to, um, whatever state he lives in, and hopefully parent his daughter a little bit. I’ll be incredibly shocked if this works at all. He’s mad that she has to go it alone in the veto.

Unfortunately, when the comp is revealed, we see that Christmas cannot play, as it is OTEV! This time, OTEV is an adorable pig…who suddenly becomes possessed by a demon?  I consulted by much smarter partner, EJ, and he saw it as an Exorcist homage, so we’ll give the producers credit for that.  I guess I can see it now, what with all the green slime the thing spewed all over the players.  The game is the same as ever…OTEV throws out a number you have to bring back, based on past competitions, and the players go down a slide to retrieve it in a mucky mess, then race each other for a spot in the de facto game of musical chairs at the top of the slide.

Elena is out first, edged out by Jessica, who is actually out next, crushing her hopes of coming off the block. Josh is no match for Mark and scrappy Alex, who end up facing off for the POV. Mark, despite hiding extra numbers in a spot in the muck, so he would have far less searching to do in the final round, still nearly gets lapped by Alex, but runs into a bit of luck when she drops her number and has to slide back down to retrieve it.  Beyond that, he’d apparently guessed at the answer as well, so the guy got a huge break all around in winning his way off the block.

Meanwhile, as if trying to disprove our Westworld theory, Cody cries in Jess’ arms and is angry that she will be leaving him alone in the house.  He reverts to his scary robot face in the DR, telling us that he wants to shut “them” out of $500K even if he doesn’t win it for himself.  I’m not sure, then, who he thinks he will win, since he seems to have no alliance with anyone.  Maybe Mark?  Ugh, there’s a duo.  

At the Veto Meeting, Mark makes me hungry by bringing up both meatballs and cannolis, and now he’s off the block, so Raven goes up in his place, ostensibly as a pawn.  So, the plan is for Jessica to go tomorrow, which may cause a big ol’ Josh tantrum.  I hope everyone’s locked up the cookware.

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