This week on Big Brother 17 we’ll be faced with nine eviction votes again after last week saw Jason Roy exit and Julia enter. With no chance of a tie-breaker, the choice is up to the rest of the Houseguests.

Liz Nolan counts out the Big Brother votes

Liz Nolan counts out the Big Brother votes – Source: CBS All Access

James has made it known which way he wants the votes to go on Thursday night, but the Sixth Sense alliance, minus one half of Chelli, has another plan of their own.

Ever since the Nominations Ceremony it was clear that Vanessa was set on keeping Shelli and sending Clay home. We really could have stopped this conversation there on Friday, but let’s go through the steps all the same as we look for the necessary five votes to evict.

James has not held back in making it clear that he wants Shelli gone and from his perspective it makes sense. Shelli wins competitions and while she’s a good bit of a mess way too often, she still manages to come up with a plan and gets things done. Then there’s Clay. Isn’t he pretty?

If keeping Clay is good for James then what do you think the other side wants to happen? Of course they want to keep Shelli! Well, most of them do.

Liz and Austin agree that Shelli “did him dirty,” as Liz put it yesterday, and they’re not likely to forget it. When Austin first told Liz what Shelli did the other night she was furious and wanted Shelli gone. They’ve since calmed down and both agree that they’ll smile and nod at Shelli, but deep down don’t expect them to trust her for much.

Austin and the twins could have been the pivot votes this week and I think if it weren’t for Vanessa keeping them in line then they really might have gone for keeping Clay for all the previously mentioned reasons. Vanessa worked on them yesterday afternoon though and made sure they understood why it’s better to keep Shelli. I think her efforts will pay off.

Austin actually seems interested in working with James since he has to be nervous about Vanessa and Shelli after last week. He’s also expressed concern over deceiving James since last week Shelli and Clay did that to James and his allies about Jason and look at what happened. Maybe we’ll see someone tip their hand to James before the vote but even that could get messy.

James believes he has Meg, Becky, Jackie, Austin, Liz, and Julia. In reality he has Meg and Jackie for sure. Becky might, but it doesn’t matter. Austin, Liz, and Julia are actually with Vanessa and Steve. That gets us to the requisite five votes and Shelli stays.

John has also promised Clay to vote him out so put another one over the top at six. Yes, Clay campaigned against himself for a woman he met six weeks ago and will see again in six weeks no matter who was voted out. Go figure.

When the dust settles I expect Shelli to stay, Clay to be evicted, and the outnumbered underdogs to be caught off guard yet again this week. Fun times ahead on the Feeds.


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