Big Brother 17: Clay Crafts A Plan To Backdoor Steve

Clay Honeycutt and Shelli Poole are in a bad spot on Big Brother 17 and there doesn’t seem to be much they can do about it. Or is there?

Clay Honeycutt on Big Brother 17
Clay Honeycutt on Big Brother 17 – Source: CBS All Access

Saturday evening Clay made his rounds telling Houseguests to vote him out over the woman he just met six weeks ago. Now he’s got another plan: Backdoor Steve.

After telling everyone to please vote him out Vanessa was sure to spread the word as this is exactly what her plan needs. Shelli is much more valuable to Vanessa’s game play and if Clay is willing to throw away a 1 in 11 chance at $500K then all the better for her.

Later Clay decided there might be an alternative if he could convince James, who holds the PoV this week, that Steve was the bigger target. Flashback to 10:53 PM BBT 8/1 as Clay fills Julia in on the plan. He asks that if James talks to her or her sister about renom options then she should suggest Steve. Clay says that the memory phase of the game’s comps are coming up and that’s going to be Steve’s chance to shine.

Julia takes this info to Austin and Liz (10:59PM BBT) but they don’t think it makes much sense. Liz points out that if James was okay with the noms changing then he would have taken the $5K instead of the Veto during the competition. Austin doesn’t think there’s much they can do, but he’s most concerned that Clay doesn’t go throwing their names around.

Clay took a turn talking with Liz who then went back to Julia to discuss the situation. Flashback to 4:40 AM BBT 8/2. It’s the same idea that they push that Steve is a threat to James and his allies and has named them as his targets. Liz says they shouldn’t get in the middle of this.

They reiterate voting out Clay and keeping Shelli, but are both worried about going against James’s request to evict Shelli. Liz and Julia agree that they’d both rather have Shelli there so they’re going to talk with Vanessa in the morning. Well, I think we all know how that talk is going to go.

Around 4:53 AM BBT Clay and Shelli take a turn talking with Becky for ideas on how to get Steve targeted as a renom this week. It’s more of the same ideas as earlier, but nothing ground breaking that could get James to change his mind.

Clay and Shelli have until mid day Monday to put together a better plan or they’re going to stay up on the Block together and Clay is likely the one to go. Apparently that’s okay with him.

What would you do to try and get either Clay or Shelli off the Block this week?


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