2:01pm PT by Brian Porreca
'Big Brother 19': Third Evictee Reveals How He'll Change His Game if He Returns
Just because Big Brother season 19's third evicted player walked out the house doors Thursday, that doesn't mean he's gone for good.
That's right, host Julie Chen revealed that the "Battle Back" twist from season 18 is making a return in order to bring one of the four pre-juror evictees back into the game.
The most recent evicted house guest, Cody Nickson, appeared shocked when Chen filled him in on the news. He also was surprised about the live audience greeting him with applause when he exited the game. Although he may have villain qualities, he is a standout in the cast, and season 10 winner Dan Gheesling even pointed out that "You need players like Cody in the game to make the show interesting."
And fans are starting to share that sentiment. Viewers who may have hated Cody are now currently cheering him on and hoping he gets another shot at the $500,000 prize.
So how will the 32-year-old change up his game if he gets that second chance? Below, Cody tells The Hollywood Reporter who he plans on targeting, why Josh cries so much, how Paul is going to steamroll the game and more.
Julie let you know that you'll have a chance to get back in the game. Who will you target if you get back in, and how will you play the game differently?
Mark and his allies. Anyone close to Mark, I'm going after them. That pretty much goes off him saying something about trying to target Jess just to stab at me before I left. So if he wants to play that game, I'll take out everyone close to him. And I will let the people close to him know that's the reason why. You want to target me, that's fine. You want to target, then I'm going to do the same thing to you. I'm going to let everyone around you know that's the reason. As far as anything different, I'm not going to change anything. I'm going to continue to play with my heart. It's just what I do. I'm not going to be a dud.
Did you talk to Jessica at all about who she should target?
No, because seriously there's no advice I could give Jessica. Her intuition is way better than mine in this game, so I'm not even going to touch on that subject with her. I'm sure she'd slap the hell out of me if I tried to tell her what to do in this game.
Why does Josh cry so much?
Because he's a bitch.
Was there anything you did or said in the house that you regret the public seeing?
You guys are going to have to tell me. I don't know. I am who I am, it is what it is. Whatever they see, they see.
When you called Jessica "Alex" did she ever notice? What made you think about Alex in that moment?
And I hate that you guys noticed. She did not, unless someone said something to her, I don't think she noticed. She'll notice after the damn show now. Constantly, we were just talking about everyone in the house, so I'm sure Alex was the subject at some point, so yeah, it blurted out, but I recovered well from it. Pretty sure I did.
Who has the best shot at making it to the end of the game? Why?
Paul is going to steamroll everyone in the house, just because no one is going to go after [him] except me. Everyone thinks if they go after Paul that his army of followers on the outside will hate them, and they don't want to be hated. They think America will hate them for it. So therefore, Paul is going to come away squeaky clean through this entire process. Every single one of them is a Paul groupie and they will be on Paul's dick the entire time.
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