We’ve watched Houseguests crumble under the rambling onslaughts of Vanessa Rousso, but last night Becky Burgess put the rest to shame with a confident smile, plenty of nods, and a handful of lies.

Becky gives Vanessa's game a thumbs down

Becky gives Vanessa’s game a thumbs down – Source: CBS All Access

With the Power of Veto competition behind them Vanessa wasn’t feeling any better about her chances and now probably knew she was in even worse of a spot against the House. A quick trip to visit Becky may have calmed those fears, but she won’t feel comfortable for long.

Flashback to 11:54PM BBT 8/9 as Vanessa heads for the HoH room where she confronts Becky after a talk with James had her more worried than before. It’s a long talk that runs until 12:26AM BBT when Becky finally gets Vanessa out by leaving the room herself.

During their talk Vanessa is clearly concerned about going up as the renom. She starts off asking about Becky’s plans since she knows Becky is close with JMac, the proposed renom per the 8-HG deal last week. No worries, says Becky. She tells Vanessa that yes, JMac will go up on the Block and she’s not worried about it because she has the three votes of James, Jackie, and Meg. From there she’d need just one more to make sure John stays and Vanessa goes. Vanessa says she’ll even have her vote.

Becky doesn’t skip a beat as Vanessa continues to question her plan with the obvious concern that she’s going up. She’s all smiles and assurances to Vanessa. Nothing to worry about. Nothing at all, Vanessa! You just go along and enjoy your Sunday (because after that it’s gonna be a rough week).

Vanessa points out that if Becky did do something like put her up then she doesn’t know if Shelli would still be a sure thing to evict. Vanessa suggests that there could be a vote flip and suddenly HGs will want to keep Shelli when you consider things like the twins being sorority sisters with Shelli. Becky again uses that to agree and say she wouldn’t think of it.

Downstairs Vanessa goes to Austin, Jackie, James, and Meg to tell them that yes, she is going to vote with the house and send Shelli home. Flashback to 12:43 AM BBT. Vanessa has been convinced by Becky in their talk upstairs that she’s not the target and things are going to her expected plan.

Becky comes in to the room and Vanessa leaves. Becky tells them about the talk and how she sold the story to Vanessa. Flashback to 12:50 AM BBT for that one. Becky laughs as she explains “oh of course you have my word” and then flashes a thumbs down. Everyone laughs and is relieved.

Sunday will be interesting as we wait to see what Vanessa starts to think next as her paranoia will most likely return. She’s high strung and for good reason so we might get more fun out of those situations today. If not Sunday then get ready for one hell of a Monday afternoon with the Veto Ceremony that will put Vanessa and Shelli on the Block against each other.


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