Down to the Final Six Houseguests of Big Brother 17 leaves us with only three votes this week at the next live eviction show and not many possibilities to flip a vote or stage a surprise.
The final nominations for this week were set on Monday and now the two Houseguests on the Block await their fate to be announced by Julie Chen before heading off to join the Jury.
The three votes this week will come from Austin, John, and Vanessa. They’ll be picking between Julia and Liz Nolan and over the past few days we’ve heard plenty of discussions but no real changes.
Both sisters say they want the other to stay but fear regretting making a mistake on their choice. Realistically though this decision is not in their hands.
Austin will be voting to keep Liz and has tried to encourage Liz to want to stay, but despite being the stronger competitor of the sisters she has declined his encouragement.
John has mentioned wanting to get Liz out and keep the weaker twin, Julia. This makes sense for him given Liz’s strong HoH win history though Julia has performed well in the past few competitions.
That leaves us with Vanessa. She’s faked plenty of tears over this supposedly difficult choice, but it’s really no mystery what’s better for her. Liz and Austin are tightly knit and would be more difficult for her to get between as compared to Austin and Julia. Liz is tempting to keep for being a strong competitor in her corner, but we’re far enough along in the season that Vanessa has other options. Julia has her own benefits of being a great opponent in a F3 and F2 situation as an easy win.
When it comes down to the vote on Thursday I do think we’ll see Liz voted out 2-1 with Austin being the single vote to keep Liz. How do you think the vote will go? Might Vanessa shift to keeping Liz over Julia and change the eviction? Vote in our poll below and share your thoughts.
Right now there may be more going on behind the scenes of the twins’ trust in Vanessa. Last night Julia told Liz she was on to Vanessa’s methods and has shifted to trusting Austin more than Vanessa. Julia suspects Vanessa has a F3 with Steve and John so the chance of a Vanessa and Julia pair up might not be as likely as it once seemed. Of course the real question for Julia is whether John and Steve are bigger targets for her than Vanessa. I’m ready for Thursday to hurry up and get here so we can see what happens next.
Update: Hold that thought. The Austwins have called Vanessa’s bluff and told her they want to keep Liz after she worked so hard to convince them that keeping the stronger competitor was a bad idea. Heh. We could have a vote flip going on this week to evict Julia with her consent.