Big Brother 17: Becky Reveals “Vanessa The Chameleon” To Austwins

Just when I thought this week might rollover with little potential for drama thanks to the HoH results we went and got a pleasant surprise thanks to a late night talk between Becky and the Austwins.

Vanessa Rousso is always thinking on Big Brother 17
Vanessa Rousso is always thinking on Big Brother 17 – Source: CBS All Access

Going through the usual routine of pre-noms talks Becky made her way up to the HoH room and things were a lot different from what I expected as Becky broke open some cereal and big reveals.

Flashback to 2:35AM BBT as Becky arrives to make her case to Liz, the new HoH. Austin and Julia are there with Liz as Becky explains why it was she had to go after Vanessa last week. She sort of apologizes to them saying she had no idea they were with Vanessa and she wouldn’t have done that if she knew Vanessa was so well connected. Austin is quick to correct Becky saying that they’re not “with” Vanessa.

The talk continues on with some general fluff until things get more interesting. Jump ahead to 2:53AM BBT as Austin asks Becky to tell him if there was a plan to send him out the door back when Vanessa and Jackie were HoH. Becky doesn’t hold back.

Becky admits that yes, there was a plan to get him out and yes, Vanessa was in on the plan. Becky says that’s why Vanessa was willing to let Clay go up on the Block and why she (Becky) was willing to go up with him. Austin realizes he would have been gone that week if the plan had succeeded.

At 2:55AM BBT Becky breaks out the Fruity Pebbles and charts out Vanessa’s methods as a chameleon in the game. This demonstration method actually works pretty well because she can use the various colors and shift from color coded group to the next.

Becky sets up the various clumps of Houseguests like Austin and the twins, Clay and Shelli, etc. She then moves Vanessa’s pieces through the season week by week showing how she shifted to fit her needs. Becky points out to Austin that it wasn’t that he necessarily did anything wrong (well, that Julia reveal wasn’t great), but that he just didn’t serve his purpose to Vanessa anymore and so he was expendable to her as she shifted to the next group.

This continues on as Becky gets to that 8-HG meeting from the week before where she decided she had had enough of Vanessa with her round robin “promise me your word” gathering. Becky shows how Vanessa collected the HGs she needed to exclude the players she wanted targeted: Chelli. Becky points out how quickly and publicly Vanessa abandoned Chelli just as she had been willing to do with Austin once they no longer served her purpose.

Austin and Liz seem very intrigued. Liz declares that Vanessa really is a chameleon. So what does this mean for Vanessa and Becky? Becky may have actually saved her butt this week, though don’t expect Vanessa going anywhere just yet.

Becky finishes her talk and leaves giving the Austwins a few minutes before Vanessa shows up. Flashback to 3:17AM BBT as Becky has left and the Austwins discuss. This next stuff is interesting.


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