Big Brother 17: Austin Tries To Convince Liz To Stay

Despite the upcoming eviction being entirely out of the hands of the BB17 nominees we’ve seen a peculiar discussion between them over who should be the one to stay as though it’s their choice to make. Overnight we listened in as Austin tried to convince Liz that she should be the one to stay.

Liz Nolan and Austin Matelson on Big Brother
Liz Nolan and Austin Matelson on Big Brother – Source: CBS All Access

Having practically resigned herself to eviction there doesn’t seem to be much fight left in Liz as she’s even gone back to letting Austin smother her in bed, but they better get their time in now before Thursday.

With Veto Ceremony wrapped up from earlier today the final noms are set as Julia and Liz Nolan and there’s no escaping that one will be evicted, but who should it be? Neither sister wants to tell the other they want to be the one to stay which has left us with sniffle parties of insisting you should stay, no you should stay. Well someone’s gotta stay.

Liz told Austin last night, Flashback to 12:20 AM BBT 9/7, that if she stays she’ll remain the bigger target not only because of her competitive record but also for their showmance. She’s sure they can’t make it to the end, but Austin wants to “die trying.” Austin pushes back that if Julia stay she’s likely to be a big target next week since no one wants to let her slide through to F4 since she’ll be a hot pick to take along for an easy win. Liz disagrees and thinks Julia will last longer.

Complicating matters for Liz a little is her belief that Austin has a F2 deal with Vanessa. Get in line. Austin doesn’t deny that he has a deal with Vanessa but says that’s what everyone has been doing all Big Brother 17 season to help their games. Liz points out she hasn’t done that. Oh well.

Liz gets up and walks away leaving Austin confused and alone. He soon follows her inside as Liz curls up in their bed. She tells Austin she’s torn between throwing in the towel and staying to fight. He tells Liz he wants her to stay and that he loves her. Liz says she loves him too.

So is Liz willing to stay and fight alongside Austin? Well I’m still fully expecting Liz to get voted out no matter what control they think they have which makes today’s discussion better for the twins.

This afternoon the twins sat down by the pool and had another sniffle cry session. Just after 1:30 PM BBT 9/7 Liz reaffirmed to Julia that she wants Julia to stay. Liz tells her it’s Julia’s time to shine though Julia says Liz deserves to be there more because of all her wins. Well, sometimes that doesn’t help you stay and just makes you a bigger target.

Liz jokes that maybe she’ll win America’s Favorite Player which will make up for her not winning the big prize. Liz doesn’t actually think that’ll happen as she told Austin last night, but Austin suggested he does think Liz will win AFP. Nah. At least not according to our fan favorite polling.

We’re still a few days away from the next eviction and any crazy theories could come up to try and shift the vote, but as of now it looks like everyone is on board to evict Liz except Austin. We can expect him to vote to keep her on Thursday, but it’s more likely we’ll have Julia in the Big Brother 17 Final Five.

What do you think of the twin’s situation? If it was up to the twins who do you think should stay?


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