Big Brother fans are truly baffled by Cody Nickson’s gameplay. The first head of Household of Season 19 of the CBS summertime reality show has already had a tumultuous ride—and his first victim hasn’t even walked out the door yet. While Cody has had unprecedented power so far in the Big Brother house, he could be the next player out of he doesn’t step up his game.
Cody had it all in the Big Brother game, but his HOH reign is about to end, and his showmance with Jessica Graf isn’t doing much better. Big Brother housemate, Alex Ow, called Cody out for his silly showmance, telling him if he wants to do something like that he should sign up for The Bachelor. Alex made it clear she is there to play the Big Brother game and that showmances are at the top of her hit list. But her threatening words struck a chord with Cody as he later admitted to the massive respect he has for her.
On Wednesday night’s episode of Big Brother, viewers finally got to see Cody’s biggest faux pas: Calling Jessica “Alex” while he was snuggling in bed with her. Of course, this came after the BB HOH’s other big blunder: Throwing the Power of Veto competition to Alex.
Cody seems to be playing the Big Brother game with Alex heavily on his mind. While he says he respects her as a strong competitor, she has made it clear she is in it to win it. Still, many fans of the CBS franchise are beginning to question Cody’s connection to Alex. Some even wonder if there is more to the story than Big Brother producers are letting on.
Because he has had to nominate five people for eviction over the course of one week—a third of the house, as Entertainment Weekly points out—Cody already has multiple targets on his back. His game will be in serious jeopardy next week when he’s not eligible to be HOH, so it’s a little shocking that he threatened his 9-person alliance to save Alex by throwing the Veto competition to her so she could take herself off of the block.
While Cody’s whole plan to save Alex could have been just to backdoor Paul Abrahamian, that twist backfired when Paul whipped out his Pendant of Protection necklace, which saves him from being nominated for eviction for the next three weeks. Now, Cody’s only lifeline may be Jessica—except he called her Alex.
Big Brother 19 airs Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays on CBS.
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