Don't cry over spilled smoothies

By Justin Kirkland
July 26, 2017 at 11:19 PM EDT
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S19 E14
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Jody falls up the stairs of Big Brother, Jody falls down the stairs of Big Brother.

It’s a constant roller coaster with Jody. To recap: Jody is Jessica and Cody. They came to be on week one, and man do they love to share snuggles and kisses. But after the -ody in Jody went rogue, Jody fell apart. Last week, Jody was REUNITED (hey, hey) after Cody earned his way back into the house, and then Jessica won HOH with the entire house against them. Sounds great, right? Everyone loves a comeback story!

But it quickly starts to unravel, because in a week when Jessica had the power to take out a power player (cough, Paul) or a power player junior (cough, maybe Alex?) she chose the most volatile crazy in the game (Josh) and this phantom threat (Ramses) because she wants to target floaters. But calling out for floaters to grab a life vest in knee-deep water makes no sense.

Then again, maybe the whole plan will work to Jody’s advantage because Josh immediately crumbles. The explosive teddy bear retreats to the bathroom, where Christmas finds him emotionally distraught. Meanwhile, Jessica does recon with the house to make sure that her plan to eliminate power floater Josh from the house is still intact. Paul jumps in and attempts to help Jessica, but she’s got it HANDLED, y’all. After talking with a grand total of two people, Jessica feels good about the house numbers because, as all mathematicians know, 2+2 = the majority of 13.

Paul wastes no time going to his posse, the true majority of the house, to let them all know they’re going to vote out Ramses and not Josh. With a good verbal confirmation, Paul heads to Josh to tell him that he’s fine and to just lay low. It seems easy enough, but Josh is maybe historically the worst at laying low.

So, the best part of this point in the season is the random facts you learn about the houseguests because filler content is necessary. Tonight we learn that Christmas was the first woman to be in a NASCAR pit crew. A true Susan B. Anthony of the auto racing circuit, she claims she didn’t know she was making history… she was just doing what she loves. Jesus loves a trailblazer. But, as most women’s history seems to play out, the story is turned to reflect a man’s progress: In this case, it’s showing that Cody is building a social game by simply listening to her.

But enough about that! Let’s talk about this week’s veto competition that Christmas, Ramses, Jessica, Cody, Josh, and Jason were chosen to play in. Leading into the comp, Jessica tells Ramses that she wants him safe and will rally for him. The comp itself is a familiar one: Pour a series of ingredients in a specific order, and you win. If you do not, the “smoothie” explodes in your face and you’re out. Christmas is first out, and there are a lot of Christmas jokes because good jokes are good until they’re awful. The next round knocks out Ramses, Jason, and Josh, leaving Cody and Jessica in the competition, which is exactly what Jody always wanted. That should also mean that, since Jessica eventually wins, everything is going according to plan, right? Let’s talk about that. This is Big Brother,and as Crying Josh and Ellie Goulding say, anything can happen.

Paul tells Josh to convince Jessica that he’s defeated, so he puts on some dark sunglasses, saunters into the bathroom Bridesmaids style, and just asks for a civil end to the week. While that happens, Paul retreats to Matt and Raven, who are completely down with crushing Cody and Jessica’s dreams.

Ramses goes to Jessica to chat with her because he’s worried about his fate in the house… and like most people this season who start to get a whiff of Paul’s game, he likely has a reason to worry. Jessica assures Ramses that she’ll do her best to make sure he’s safe. After checking with Raven, Jessica gets tipped off and pulls Cody aside to chat, and you know what, y’all? Jessica isn’t the most likable girl, but she’s smart. She calls out Paul’s entire plan and argues that she should replace Ramses with Alex. Cody, however, says she’s likely just being paranoid and should chill out.

And chill she does. Somehow, Josh continues to lay low, giving a serviceable performance on veto night. Ramses, of course, has no idea what’s going on. And Jessica… Cody… Jody… were played. Again. Do you think there’s any chance that Josh gets himself evicted? I swear, this guy has more lives than anyone I’ve ever seen. Tune in on Thursday, and hit the comments with your thoughts.

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