|Season||Big Brother 19|
|Members|| Christmas Abbott |
|Defectors|| Cody Nickson |
|HOHs||4 (Weeks 1, 2, 4 & 5)|
|Times Nominated||15 (Day 1, Weeks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 & 7)|
|Veto Wins||5 (Weeks 2, 4, 5, 6 & 7)|
|Lowest Placing Member||Dominique Cooper (14/17)|
|Highest Placing Member||TBA (TBA/17)|
The Team was an alliance formed during the first week of Big Brother 19 initially consisting of the three blooming showmances, along with Paul Abrahamian, Christmas Abbott, and Dominique Cooper. The alliance was never officially named, however Cody always referred to it as "The Team."
Cody, the first HOH and alliance founder/"leader," decided to go after Paul, due to him being the only veteran in the game and just a general dislike for him. However his plan failed due to the Pendant of Protection that Paul got from the Den of Temptation. Cody was then forced to nominate someone else, and so he chose Christmas, Paul's closest ally. Because he targeted Paul, the rest of the alliance turned against Cody, except for Mark and Jessica. However, soon Mark flipped, and Cody was left with only Jessica by his side. The rest of the alliance sided with Paul, who took over the leadership role. Due to having the majority, the Team voted against Cody's wishes and chose to keep Christmas, officially removing him and Jessica from the alliance. The target of the house instantly became Cody, and by extension, Jessica as well. The next HOH competition was thrown to Paul, who then brought others into the extended group to help him backdoor Cody, which he did successfully.
Eventually, a series of events and a shift in targets led Dominique to danger due to her distrust in Paul, which caused her to be shunned by a majority of the house, and then get unanimously evicted, leaving the Team and their affiliates in the game along with Jessica and Ramses Soto, who was apart of the Team's plan to evict Cody, but never an actual member or affiliate. However, the Battle Back Competition threw a wrench in their plans. Cody had won the first two round, and Paul was chosen to try and beat him in a head-to-head competition, which he ended up losing, sending Cody back into the game. Jessica ended up winning HOH despite the odds being stacked against her, and set her sights on Josh. However, Mark and Elena's friendship with Jessica and Cody was slowly being rebuilt, so the Team decided to flip the votes and send out Jessica's pawn, Ramses (who had no longer had ties to anyone left in the game), instead of Josh, while turning on Mark and Elena, leaving them out of the loop.
The Team's targets became clear, it was them VS Jessica, Cody, Mark, and Elena. However, Mark and Elena appeared to be assimilating back into the group, while in reality, they were always seen as potential backdoor options, due to still being distrusted and left out of many plans. Paul won HOH yet again, but his week went to waste when Jessica used her own prize from the Den, the Halting Hex, to cancel the eviction. Josh won the next HOH, but he set his target on Elena, going against Paul's wishes, who wants to target Jessica and Cody as originally planned. It was at this point many people started to not want to continue to follow Paul's leadership, however they all still wanted him in the game nonetheless. Cody won immunity through the Temptation Competition while Jessica remained on the block. Mark and Elena ended up nominated by Josh, and when Mark won the POV, many of the group tried to get him to not use it, as either Jessica or Elena would be leaving, depending on whether the group listens to Paul or to Josh. However, Mark still chose to save himself, which angered many people in the group, and so Raven volunteered to go up as his replacement. Throughout the week, Paul has been trying to change Josh's target from Elena back to Jessica, to which he succeeds, seemingly agreeing to target Elena in the later weeks, although it could likely be a lie, as Paul originally wanted to keep Elena in because she trusted him. All chances of the vote being flipped on either Raven or Elena was lost when Jessica, Cody, and Josh got into a huge fight. Jessica was evicted near unanimously, only getting Cody's vote to stay, leaving just before The Jury phase began.
Alex ended up winning HOH, and so the target remained on Cody's back. Paul formed a plan for Alex, involving using Mark and Elena as pawns again, but Mark ended up winning the Temptation Competition, so Alex decided to nominate Jason alongside Elena. Matt had lost the Temptation Competition, so he was nominated as well; however it was apart of Paul's plan for him to throw it, ensuring that they have more players in the Veto, and lowering the chances of Cody playing or even winning. Alex ended up having to choose between Jason or Paul to join Elena as a pawn. Jason decided to sacrifice himself for Paul, so Alex decided to nominate Elena and Jason alongside Matthew. Cody's name wasn't drawn for the Veto competition, and as he was the only person in the house who was not working with the Team, his fate was essentially sealed. Matthew ended up winning the Veto and planned to use it on Jason instead of himself, as if he saves himself there will be no replacement, and so they couldn't backdoor Cody. Despite Cody's last minute pleas to try and sway Alex against Paul and get her to nominate Raven instead of him, her and Matthew stuck to the plan and so Jason was Vetoed, with Cody going up in his place, setting him up to be the first one evicted in the upcoming Double Eviction, and thus the first member of the Jury.
- This is one of the largest alliances in Big Brother history, even if the affiliates are not counted.
- Because a majority of the house was involved in this alliance at one point, the all members (including the defectors) and affiliates of this alliance made it to the Final 12 (and by extension, those who survived to Final 11 made it to jury), except for Dominique, who got 14th place.
- However, Cody had to return to the game via the Battle Back Competition in order to achieve this. He, Dominique, and Jessica are the only pre-jury casualties of the alliance, affiliates included.