Friday, July 21, 2017

BB19: Battle Back Episode Blog Party - July 21


As the show airs here, I'll be live-blogging and constantly updating this entry -- refresh the page to get the latest! As always, the real party is in the comments area. Come join in on the fun! 

Who will make it back into the house? Cameron? Jillian? Cody? Or Dominique?

Three battles ahead of us. we're getting a brief recap of each of their exits.

Oh my ... they just said they have to win an "epic showdown" against someone in the house to return. We'll have to see how "epic" we think it is! 

Julie is wearing pants, but not jeans tonight.

No guarantee anyone is returning to the house (according to Julie). 

They are in Evictionville, must win three competitions. Top two advance, two go home. Next round, one goes home. Third comp, challenger from the house. The house will vote to send someone. If house challenger wins, all go home. 

Cameron has been studying the table maze in front of him as Julie talked. The others are looking at Julie. Hmm. 

Maze Race, rope and pulley system to move ball through the maze. 

Cody wins the first spot to move on! Yay! Cameron is going to the next round! He deserves a shot in the game. Dominique and Jillian are going home.

Second Battle - Billboard Bashers - catapult balls at the ten panels of their billboards. First one with all ten bashed wins. Cody wins. Cameron will be going home. Sigh. He really deserved to have more than 12 hours in the house. I didn't care for him, but he got screwed.

Cody gets to pick one of the two challenges they just did, but with changes, to compete against the house challenger. He picks Maze Race (with a different maze). Had he taken the tougher Basher challenge, the billboard would have been rotating. 

Julie gathers all the hamsters in the living room. She tells them it's the Battle Back Showdown and that the four haven't gone home. One has earned the opportunity. She tells them they'll find out in due time who it is. 

Jessica tries to tell an upset Mark that he's fine if Cody comes back. Paul isn't happy. Alex isn't happy, either. 

Julie calls them all together again. She tells them the twist -- they can stop the evicted houseguest from returning. Diary Room vote to elect House Challenger. She isn't telling them it will be up against Cody. After the vote, she'll tell them. They cannot vote for themselves.

Alex -- Paul
Elena - Paul
They're all voting Paul. 

Veteran against veteran, they say.

Heading to the backyard. Cody appears in a huge puff of smoke. 

Cody wins the Battle Back Showdown and he's back in the game.

Cody tells us he wants to take Paul out. 

Julie tells them the HoH comp will start soon.

198 comments:

monty924 said...
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Petals said...

~*~*~* SPLISH ~*~*~

Hi everyone! I set-out all the leftovers from last night and tapped the Stella keg.
DIG IN

I need to rest -I've been awake all night with stuff.
Have FUN! ♥ I'll check in later.

monty924 said...

Hi Jackie and all...

I've got beer. That's it but I hear that there are left overs from last night. Anyone want a beer? Name your poison.


~~~~SPLASH~~~~

Petals said...

hey friend. I'm laying low tonight. Tired. Hope Cody comes back.

uncartie said...

Hi Monty, Petals.

monty924 said...

Hey Petals!!

Kristen from Ohio said...

We're going to party like it's 1999!

Joe in NY said...

Hi folks

uncartie said...

No Cody!

monty924 said...

Cody really should show the personality that he has outside of the house while he's IN THE HOUSE. He comes off great in interviews.

monty924 said...

WOW, WOW, WOW... didn't expect that

Joe in NY said...

Cody looks super-focussed...for better or worse

Glenn said...

Hi Jackie and everyone! Interesting twist with a house guest competing!

Ed in Ohio said...

Hi everybody!

Petals said...

Cody has on is game face (fingers crossed)

Ed in Ohio said...

Takes 3 wins for battle back but only 1 house win to stop it

Susan in MA said...

Why do I get the feeling this is fixed.

uncartie said...

Wild guess.... (eyeroll) Cody vs Paul

monty924 said...

This is Survivoresque

Joe in NY said...

Isn't this an old Survivor challenge

Petals said...

lol Art

Joe in NY said...

What the hell was Cameron doing with those pulleys

monty924 said...

Hey Homie! I brought some NYFRB just for you, lol

Joe in NY said...

I know Cameron got kind of screwed on Day 1, but he's the one I least want to go back in. I mean, he was never part of the game. Jillian would probably be my next choice to lose here. Either Dom or Cody going back in would be interesting.

Petals said...

WHOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

monty924 said...

Cody moving on

Joe in NY said...

Cameron against Cody in the next round could be a washout if it's at all physical

Sharon N said...

~~~ SPLOOSH ~~~ Too much food last night!!
Better late than never...

monty924 said...

YES, Cameron!~!!!

Sharon S said...

Uncartie...my thoughts too...amd Paul will make a safety deal and let Cody win

Petals said...

c'mon Cameron

jo Chapman said...

WTG Cameron

Joe in NY said...

Jesus hates you, Dom.

Petals said...

woo

tbc said...

Wow!!

Petals said...

Joe! tsktsk

Susan in MA said...

Cameron is boring.

Glenn said...

Cameron vs Cody in second part of competition!

Ed in Ohio said...

Thanks Monty! Let the weekend begin!

Joe in NY said...

Cody still got his game face on.

monty924 said...

I'm out of the pool for good, LOL

tbc said...

Jesus didn't answer the phone tonight...

Joe in NY said...

LOL, Petals. Well, she was invoking Jesus through the whole maze. I mean, shouldn't you save your appeals to Jesus for something more important and more noble than revenge on the other house guests? Or cold cash?

tbc said...

Hi everyone!! A special night....

monty924 said...

CHEERS to the weekend!!! DRINK

Ed in Ohio said...

Me too Monty, we're free agents now!

Joe in NY said...

I know we are not Paul lovers here, but how epic would a Cody vs. Paul competition be for re-entry into the House?

Here's hoping the 2nd round is something more substantial than one of their ever-loving random games like miniature golf or plinko

uncartie said...

If this wasn't fixed the next challenge would be mental. Let's see

JonMD1267 said...

I flipping forgot the Friday show lol Hellloooo Jackie, BB Peeps, and MMMMOONNNNTTYYYY lol

ITCHY said...

Cody still looks like someone licked all the red off his peppermint stick.

Petals said...

LOL Joe. xoxox

monty924 said...

This is SOOOO Survivor

Ed in Ohio said...

Survivor feel

Petals said...

haha Itchy!
Agree Joey! Something totally random. And you KNOW it will be Paul.

(watch Paul lose, thus ending his ...nothing, forget it *smirk*)

Sharon N said...

I wouldn't mind a Paul-Cody challenge... IF Cody wins and Paul is evicted!
Now THAT would be good!!

Joe in NY said...

I'm rather surprised at how poorly Cody is doing here

monty924 said...

Nerds can do physics... just sayin'

Susan in MA said...

Nothing sketchy here....

Joe in NY said...

I'm actually nervous!!! LOL

Petals said...

me too Joe
*HOLD ME*



hehe

monty924 said...

I guess Marines do too, lol

Ed in Ohio said...

Cody with the comeback

Marybeth said...

Dang

Susan in MA said...

Shocking!!

jo Chapman said...

It has to be rigged

JonMD1267 said...

I feel bad for him he got the shaft

Ed in Ohio said...

Lol Homie^

Petals said...

whooooooooooooooooooo

Joe in NY said...

That's 2 survivor challenges in a row. Next round: fire building?

ITCHY said...

Well the sex show will be back...poor Cameron

tbc said...

Predictable....

Joe in NY said...

"rigged"? Why? That's a pretty even challenge and anyone could do it. It's not like Cameron was known to be good at any comps.

monty924 said...

That's smart because he already knows the feel of how the ropes work and the one coming out to challenge him doesn't.

Glenn said...

Cody now against a houseguest challenger!

Kristen from Ohio said...

Ditto, tbc

Ed in Ohio said...

Wonder if the house knows it's Cody before they vote?

JonMD1267 said...

It was pretty decent try by Cameron

monty924 said...

Fire building, LOL!! ^5 Joe

Susan in MA said...

Hmm...who will it be? Sorry I'm such a cynic, lol.

Petals said...

Surely CBS (or whatever boss makes the decisions) can see that Cody is a contender. His popularity ratings have gone WAY up.
Please, producers - end Paul's 15th minute. This is the longest 15 minutes ever. @@

(I'm sure Paul is tired, too. I'll bet he is ready to go on home. Watch)

monty924 said...

I thought Cameron had him, but Cody adjusted better. No rigging that.

uncartie said...

What a joke. Sharon, You're probably right about Paul offering safety. Earlier today I heard a rumor that Cody wins and Jessica wins HOH.

Joe in NY said...

I'm kind of surprised he picked the maze.

It'll be interesting to see who the House picks. I wonder if they'll know it's Cody. You have to be careful not to pick someone who would throw the comp.

I also wonder if they will know what the challenge is. I mean, if they throw out one of the bigger dudes for a maze, it's not necessarily an advantage.

Petals said...

I forgot - what/who determines which HG battles Cody?

Joe in NY said...

I'm not sure I would pick Paul if I'm the house. It's not like he's exactly a challenge beast.

Petals said...

Monty - right! He knows the ropes...he has more control.

Sharon N said...

Monty... always the voice of reason. :)

Kristen from Ohio said...

These challenges are always geared towards the strongest evicitee winning. Sorry but that my opinion, the girls never had a chance.

Joe in NY said...

I would like Cody back in if only to see if he learned anything from his eviction.

Ed in Ohio said...

Send out Xmas!

uncartie said...

Monty, the game was based on aiming. That automatically favored Cody. Fix was in

Petals said...

They knew. All the girls have makeup and Paul had his Vikings vest at-the-ready @@ *yawn*

JonMD1267 said...

But I dont wannnnnnaaaa houseguest to come back lol

Petals said...

oh shut up Mark, you whiney b****.

Joe in NY said...

Paul feels it is not chill for someone to come back...errrr...you are the returnee yourself.

Ed in Ohio said...

Shut up Paul!

monty924 said...

Cody actually wants to work with Paul if he makes it back in

Joe in NY said...

Was this comp last night?

Susan in MA said...

True Petals. They knew.

Joe in NY said...

If the fix was in, uncartie, the first comp would not have been a maze that didn't favor anyone.

tbc said...

Agreed

Petals said...

lol Joe - re Paul being a returnee. He had to know this was a probablility; it happens nearly every season.

Joe in NY said...

they have to warn them to be ready, don't they? I mean, what if Julie comes on and someone's in the shower and someone's on the toilet and 3 people are sleeping...

Jackie said...

I wonder if we'll ever get through a season of BB without grassy knolls?

monty924 said...

uncartie, I don't believe in the 'fix', lol. Cody won it fair and square and now he has to be whoever he goes against.

Joe in NY said...

I presume they ran these comps and the HOH last night??? Is that not true? Otherwise, why the blackout for 24 hours?

Kristen from Ohio said...

They need to have a challenge that girls are good at, like the wall thing. CBS knew who would bring in the ratings.

Joe in NY said...

lol, Jackie. They should probably have the compliance officer stand next to Julie all season to verify it's fair. Of course, everyone will just assume that she's in on the fix also.

Jackie said...

Joe - They blacked out so I wouldn't have to stay up late covering late comps three weeks in a row.

Ed in Ohio said...

Doubt it Jackie. The original'Grassy Knolls' are still with us from the 60's!

monty924 said...

Petals, of course he's going to say that because he's not hoping his right hand man is on the receiving end of coming back in. Last year, he needed Victor back in there. It's just human reaction.

Joe in NY said...

Kristen, "girls" on Survivor are the ones that often (usually?) win that maze challenge.

tbc said...

I think they did and the HoH is the person to battle Cody

Petals said...

Joe - fix? what fix?

Petals said...

That would be fair, TBC

Ed in Ohio said...

I don't know about conspiracies but surely production has some 'leeway'

Susan in MA said...

I'd rather see Cody in there than Paul.

Joe in NY said...

LOL. They don't know what the comp is and who the comp is against. Genius.

Petals said...

PICK XMAS!

JonMD1267 said...

thats pretty cool how they are doing it

uncartie said...

Joe, Both comps relied on hand eye coordination. That would favor Cody.

JonMD1267 said...

LOL That would be epic Petals lol

Petals said...

@@

Joe in NY said...

Ha! Jackie. Sadly, I doubt they care about you staying up.

Ed in Ohio said...

Grassy knoll????????????????

Joe in NY said...

I'm rather surprised they all want Paul to do it

Petals said...

OK - now what? Is it just me?

Judi Sweeney said...

Hey Everyone! Wow... so much going down!

Petals said...

sure you are, Joe.

JonMD1267 said...

I really hope Cody wins now lol

Kristen from Ohio said...

Girls who aren't wearing make up win in Survivor. These girls couldn't do survivor, they're too high maintenance for survivor.

Joe in NY said...

pshaw..grassy knolls.

tbc said...

Well, I was wrong...

Ed in Ohio said...

Paul has them all in his back pocket

uncartie said...

Did you see the smirking for Paul?

Petals said...

IN MY OPINION, and only MY OPINION - Paul has fulfilled his 16th minute with this little splif on BB19.
I bet he wants to leave, and Cody wins.

tbc said...

Awww poor Mark... not

Marybeth said...

No it isn't a fairy tale when you just met someone a month ago. Why is it year after year doe these girls fall for these guys and act like this???

Petals said...

*smh* I can't be quiet, so I am going to bed.

G'nite loves.
xoxox

Ed in Ohio said...

Monty time for another 'root beer'

Anonymous said...

Not liking Alex anymore

Susan in MA said...

Paul should have to leave if he loses.

tbc said...

I hope this battle back means Paul goes.,. A girl can dream

uncartie said...

Grodner wrote it for you, Jess

Susan in MA said...

This is SO predictable. Grassy knoll, right.

Joe in NY said...

Kristen, the Survivor girls don't wear make up because they don't have it. Since central casting took over Survivor, they are no more outdoorsy than the BB girls. At least not generally.

tbc said...

At least watch!!

Kristen from Ohio said...

I enjoyed it so much more when there was no returnees from previous years and once you were voted out, you went home for good.

Judi Sweeney said...

Battle.... I would have liked to have seen Cameron in the Battle Back! Ugh....

Ed in Ohio said...

I guess we all knew or predicted this would be the match up.

monty924 said...

Sliding a cold NYFRB to my Homie

Kristen from Ohio said...

None of these girls, except for maybe Alex and Christmas would apply for Survivor.

Anonymous said...

If code doesn't win this the night will be a waste

Judi Sweeney said...

Your right Ed... kind of obvious

uncartie said...

Kristen,It gets worse every year. Susan, they don't even hide it anymore. The hamsters were told to vote for Paul.

Kristen from Ohio said...

Never thought I'd be rooting for Paul, Cody is so arrogant I can't stand him.

tbc said...

Phony friendship.,.

Susan in MA said...

Gee, I wonder who will win...

SueGee said...

I guess I got here just at the right time LOL Will actually watch later when it is on here

SueGee on the LeftCoast

monty924 said...

GRASSY KNOLLL!!!!! lol

Cody's back

Marybeth said...

Well that figures.

Anonymous said...

Yes Cody!!

Susan in MA said...

I'm done.

Ed in Ohio said...

Big bad Paul lost ha ha....Chuggin' my root beer!

JonMD1267 said...

lol

tbc said...

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Glenn said...

Cody is back and wants to go after Paul!

Joe in NY said...

Sure, it's not like half of the girls on Survivor aren't model-wannabees also

Sharon N said...

BB was 'down' a player after Megan left. To keep the show on eviction schedule, IMO, they needed one of the evicted to return.

Kristen from Ohio said...

I'm out.

Joe in NY said...

I wouldn't bet on Cody going after Paul. He said on eviction that he was willing to work with Paul. I'd be a little more worried if I were Josh or Mark

uncartie said...

So fixed that they use the same comp Cody is familiar with. Unbelievable

monty924 said...

Glenn, Cody already said in interviews that he wants to work with Paul and go after the people on his team/alliance that went against him. Mark is his number one enemy, but Jessica will buffer that.

Joe in NY said...

Sharon, that grassy knoll theory doesn't quite work. They were holding Cameron in seclusion from before Meghan left.

Sharon N said...

hmmmm....Cody saying he wants to take Paul out now.
In the eviction interview with Julie, didn't Cody say if he had it to do over, he'd like to work with Paul?

tbc said...

Hopefully Cody will play a different game! That was fun to watch. I like Jillian, but when I saw the first competition, I didn't think she'd be able to get back in.

Jackie said...

The feeds won't be back until midnight here. I plan a brief live feeds update with the HoH news, but I have to work tomorrow. So, it will be very brief!

Thanks for stopping by!

Joe in NY said...

I imagine all alliances are potentially in flux with Cody's return UNLESS they all decide to just go after him again because he's a returnee.

monty924 said...

Thanks, Jackie. I'm off to watch the secret tapes of whatever to see if I can figure it out. LOL, just kidding folks.

New game now!! See you all on Sunday!!

CHEERS

David said...

Thanks Jackie.

everyone have a great weekend.

Sharon N said...

Dang it Joe, you wrecked my theory!! LOL

Ed in Ohio said...

G'Nite

Thanks Jackie!

Thanks Monty for the NYFRB

& Thanks Cody for beating you know who!

Have a Great weekend everyone!

uncartie said...

Grassy knoll does work. They bring back the Hg guaranteed to create the most drama. Hence Cody

Joe in NY said...

I'm sure they have a fall back plan for a self-eviction. Either eliminate a double elimination or, frankly, they could have just counted her eviction as that week's eviction since she was on the block anyway.

Sharon N said...

Thanks for hosting the extra party Jackie! :)

JonMD1267 said...

Thanks Jackie, everyone have a great weekend!!!

Joe in NY said...

Grassy knoll works fine except for laws against it.

Judi Sweeney said...

You and me Sue.... watching it from the West Coast! LOL...

tbc said...

As usual, thank you for the best place to fans during Big Brother. Love this blog.

Joe in NY said...

https://www.reddit.com/r/BigBrother/comments/3k6cc4/game_show_laws_and_how_it_applies_to_big_brother/

Judi Sweeney said...

Thanks Jackie!!!

Nickelpeed said...

My power has been out since 7:30 am. I'm working, so nothing taped. Dang it!!!

monty924 said...

Penny, hope you can catch it on Demand. They usually put it up the next day. I'm staying up for the feeds to come back to see who is HOH. It's like the game just restarted. :)))

Oh, and we're getting that storm now. Lots of lightening and thunder but so far so good.

Nickelpeed said...

My husband just called. Power is back on!!! Yayay

Nana in the NW said...

A lot happened tonight. Jessica is the new HOH....Josh and Ramses are on the block and Cody/Jessica are making nice with Paul. This will be an interesting week. Do you think the plan is to backdoor Paul?

Marlo Lee said...

I hope so.

Jackie said...

Joe - As I've stated (quite often) before, I have an acquaintance who was the comp challenge director for many of the earlier seasons of the show. He told me the comps are all planned before casting is even done. As long as the audience watches, the producers don't really care who wins. But every season, there are those shouting conspiracy.

Terry is a Texan! said...

Personally Im glad Cody won, if not Cameron. I am thrilled Jessica not only has the Hex Halt but the HOH? Good. I like this last twist because it changes everything they thought was going down the merry path.
Paul needs to worry, all the others need to get in the game. Only Alex and Paul seem to be playing it.