It was a long exhausted week watching all of the houseguests do exactly what Paul wanted again, but as predicted Jessica left the Big Brother house tonight. Josh had big plans to surprise Elena and evict her, but never really had the votes to follow through with his unmasterful plan.
King Paul is playing Big Brother this year and his fellow house guests are just on a TV show this summer. I didn't give Paul enough credit coming into this season. I thought his power was going to give him too much comfort and end up booting from the house early in the game. He has definitely proven me wrong and not only played a great game so far, but he has played the house like a fiddle.
Jessica and Cody have been the only pair on to Paul's antics, but the rest of the house seems to be under his spell. Last week would have been a perfect opportunity to take out the King himself, but somehow Paul was saved from the block. He then convinced the entire house to keep the biggest and loudest target in the house, Josh.
With Paul as the new HOH and Jessica holding the hex, Marlena is in trouble. Mark and Elena chased power last week and it got them caught on the wrong side of the vote. They are now in Paul's cross hairs and are going to need a huge distraction to keep them both safe.
Another new twist this season is the new Temptation competition. This is going to throw a wrench in the nominations since the the winner is not eligible to be nominated and the loser is an automatic nominee. This will save some huge targets and make targets of some unlucky house guests that are flying under the radar. I think the temptation will get the best of some house guests otherwise playing a low key game.
I see Paul playing this week as smart as he can and trying get the hex played and flushed out of the game, but only time will tell. Whatever happens, the drama will certainly be entertaining.