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Will Jason Dent finally take a strong player out this week in “Big Brother” Season 19? CBS

“Big Brother” Season 19 introduced a new temptation on Sunday night called the “Tree of Temptation.”

Warning: This article contains spoilers from episodes of “Big Brother” Season 19 that have not yet aired. Read at your own risk!

The twist will give the houseguests that opportunity to either improve or worsen their game in the CBS reality show. A houseguest may choose to pick an apple every time the “Tree of Temptation” lights up, but they will not have any idea whether or not the particular apple has a punishment or a prize.

For the next three weeks, the houseguests can change the course of the game with the new temptation twist, but unlike the “Den of Temptation,” the prizes in the “Tree of Temptation” are not as tempting. However, the punishments are almost as challenging as those from the previous weeks.

Whoever picks an apple may get the second veto or may eliminate two eviction votes. There is also a note on one of the leaves that says bounty on the head, but this prize or punishment hasn’t been explained by host Julie Chen as of late. One houseguest may also be prevented from playing in the Head of Household (HOH) competition, which is one of the biggest risks for those who will participate.

On Sunday’s episode, it was revealed that Mark Jansen decided to pick an apple from the tree, and he got the Save a Friend prize, which did not really benefit his game. He decided to play on Paul Abrahamian’s good side by giving him the prize, which means Paul is safe for at least another week.

Mark is also in danger of being sent home on Thursday night. With Christmas Abbott as this week’s HOH, she vowed to stir the pot and surprise everyone with her bold game moves. But based on her recent conversations with Josh Martinez, Jason Dent and Alex Ow, she plans to backdoor Mark, but has a backup plan to split the tandems apart.

Matt Clines and Raven Walton are the only two showmances left, but Jason and Alex also belong to what they call a “nomance.” This means that the two obviously have each other’s backs, but they are not romantically linked to one another.

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