Big Brother” Season 19 recently saw this week’s Head of Household (HOH) putting his power to good use.

Warning: This article contains spoilers from an upcoming episode of “Big Brother.” Read at your own risk!

After Paul Abrahamian was named the second HOH, he set his eyes on Cody Nickson and Jessica Graf. But since he has already competed in Season 18, Paul knew all too well that if he wants one of the two houseguests out this week, a backdoor plan may work better than actually nominating Cody and Jessica. After consulting with his peers, Paul told Alex Ow and Jason Dent that he will put them up as pawns, but his real targets are Cody and Jessica. Alex and Jason agreed to work with Paul, at least for this week.

Read: Will Cody or Jessica be evicted fom the “Big Brother” Season 19 house this week?

It seems that everything will go according to plan, since Paul’s ally, Christmas Abbott, was voted this week into the Den of Temptation. The Ring of Replacement will give Christmas the chance to compete in the Power of Veto (POV) competition. If any one of Cody and Jessica’s allies are selected to compete in the game, Christmas could take their place to ensure that Paul’s backdoor plan will come into fruition.

However, Christmas accepting the Ring of Replacement also means that one of the other houseguests will be cursed next week. In the first Den on Temptation, Paul received the Power of Protection, which ensures his safety for the next three competitions. However, this temptation gave Ramses Soto the curse of being nominated for three weeks.

The professional cosplayer knows that Cody and Jessica are the targets this week, so he decided to put himself on the block. The risk of this curse is that Ramses could also be sent out the door if he puts himself up along two other nominees who are not big threats in the competition.

Meanwhile, Cody and Jessica already know that everyone in the house is gunning to get them out of the game. They distanced themselves from everyone instead of reaching out and making deals with them. But by the looks of it, those supporting the showmance could stay loyal to them and those who vowed to work with Paul may also blindside him.

“Big Brother” Season 19 will return to CBS on Sunday at 8 p.m. EDT.