Big Brother 12 episode 19 aired August 19, and the houseguests evicted someone new. The Big Brother 12 episode 19 eviction was a surprise to most of the houseguests, because heading into the night, they thought it would be either Lane or Matt going home. Those were the two nominees that HOH Brendon had put up on the block, but nobody other than Matt was aware that he was holding the Diamond Power of Veto. That power let him take himself off the block, and choose which nominee to put up in his place. During the eviction ceremony, Matt stood up to give a speech, going after Brendon, and basically saying it was a nice try at trying to evict Matt.
Matt then used the Diamond Power of Veto to take himself down, and put up Kathy as the new nominee. That meant that the houseguests now had to decide whether to vote for Kathy or Lane for eviction, and it was almost a given that they were going to vote out Kathy at this point. That is exactly what took place, and the vote was unanimous to evict Kathy as the sixth person to leave the Big Brother house. She almost seemed resigned to her fate, and maybe after 48 days in the house, she was just ready to go home. That is a long time for anyone to be away from their family, and probably made it easier that she didn’t have to stress about being on the block all week. It’s also possible that she was just in shock, and didn’t really know how to react to what had just taken place.
In other events during the episode, the Big Brother 12 saboteur came to an uneventful end, with Ragan pulling one more prank before he won his $20,000 Thursday night. He placed a note under the pillow of Enzo that read, “I know your secret”, but again it wasn’t something that had much of an impact on what was taking place in the house. This is a welcome ending to the saboteur wrinkle of this season, because it just got monotonous and never seemed to go anywhere. That brought us all the way to the latest Big Brother 12 HOH competition, a quiz at the end of the show that Brendon could not participate in. It was one of the true/false competitions, where the houseguests all answered questions about a ‘Simon Says’ game that had taken place in the house. It was a slow game, but the new HOH was revealed to be Britney. Britney is now the HOH for the first time, giving her the power to name two nominees for eviction.