Another week, another Backdoor on Big Brother 17. What used to be a special treat has become as ordinary and mundane as a scripted, shouting Diary Room session.

Vanessa counting the votes on Big Brother

Vanessa counting the votes on Big Brother – Source: CBS All Access

Monday’s Power of Veto Ceremony left little doubt over who was the real target this week and despite there being an opportunity to flip the vote, albeit a very small one, there may be little effort to remain in the game.

After Shelli freaked out and Vanessa capitalized on the opportunity to keep her ally Austin we saw Jason go up on the Block in a surprise move for him and his allies. Those allies make up a short list of Jackie, James, and Meg. With 9 votes out there this week you don’t want to only have 3 allies.

Jason will face off with Becky in a race to get 5 votes against the other to secure eviction. Unless Becky can join the Have-Not group late this week then eat a pizza, omelette, and an apple to earn herself a penalty vote then Jason is in trouble.

Voting against Jason will be Austin, Clay, John, Liz, Shelli, and Steve. Voting against Becky would be James and Meg as they’ve both promised Jason their support. That leaves Jackie in the middle and I’ve heard HGs speculate her vote could go either way.

Even if Jackie voted to keep Jason he’d end up evicted at 6-3 so he’ll need two more votes to flip so he could stay. That wouldn’t be easy.

Shelli expressed regret over Jason going up even before the Veto Ceremony and she even lied that she didn’t know about it after the meeting. But getting her vote flipped would mean she’d have to convince Vanessa as well since I don’t see her doing it without Van’s blessing. Moving on.

Liz and Austin will vote together and both are anxious to see Jason gone. They don’t like him. Austin has been staring Jason down since the ceremony in his overly dramatic ways just to drive that point home. Plus remember that Jason is up as the alternative to Austin getting the Backdoor so there’s no way Austin would mistreat this gift.

John and Steve are the non-pair votes left. John is doing whatever Vanessa tells him and Steve is basically in the same situation. Neither are going to flip.

Looping around I see one path to safety for Jason and that’s through Vanessa, Shelli, and Clay. He’d need to orchestrate some grand scheme that Becky is pissed about how things went this week and is seeking revenge. Alas, Jason has already said he doesn’t think any elaborate plans are worth his while and he won’t pursue them. He’s probably right, but I’d still enjoy watching him try something versus nothing.

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