Time to count the votes this week on Big Brother 17 as we march closer to the season finale despite having eight Houseguests remain in the game as one prepares for Jury where another is heading back.

Vanessa Rousso counts the votes on Big Brother 17

Vanessa Rousso counts the votes on Big Brother 17 – Source: CBS All Access

There are five votes this week which means no chance of a tie-breaker for Austin leaving him as a lame duck since Friday’s nominations. Now the rest of the house will have to decide what they’ll be doing.

Over the weekend we watched as Vanessa scrambled for a reason to get John off the Block and one of the Goblins targeted, but when that mission failed she found a new one to pursue. John revealed to Vanessa a 5-HG deal that was made to target her and since then Vanessa has been taking shots at Steve every chance she’s had.

Vanessa chewed Steve out and got rather nasty while promising him he had lost her vote. Unfortunately for Vanessa’s plans, the twins aren’t on board. Those two votes spent Monday confirming to one another that John had to be the one to go. They were upset at John for revealing to Vanessa what they had been plotting against her and were similarly spewing some really classy trash about him too.

Since the twins don’t seem interested in getting rid of Steve and Vanessa has agreed to vote with them then she’s either planning to convince them otherwise later this week or is doing all of this to guilt trip Steve in to submission. I’m starting to think it’s the latter at this point.

Vanessa’s verbal beatings continued late last night for Steve before turning to a group conversation with the Austwins. Steve revealed everything he could about John and their working together. The group then confirmed to Steve that they would vote to keep him.

Three votes from Vanessa, Liz, and Julia would be enough to send John off to Jury, or at least to the twist competition. James and Meg don’t seem to particularly concerned with who is going next and are just happy that it isn’t them. I’m expecting them to vote along with whatever decision the Austwins settle on and make it unanimous.

Speaking of the Goblins, I wonder if Meg had given an accurate retelling of Steve’s “very strong fortress” comments if that would have made its way back to Vanessa and given her enough ammo to keep John. Steve had told Meg & James that Austwins AND Vanessa were a strong fortress, but Meg only mentioned the Austwins in the retell.

If Vanessa really wanted Steve out then she might have been able to use a group wide threat as leverage, but as of now I’m not sure if Vanessa has even heard the Austwins part that was retold. Either way, I’m sure Vanessa’s inclusion has now been lost in Meg’s mind and it won’t see the light of day.

We’re still two days away from eviction so everything is subject to change, but if the twins stand strong on evicting John then Vanessa will continue to feel the pressure of proving she’s still a team player after that’s what she’s been fighting to show the Austwins. In that case, John stands to be the most likely eviction choice on Thursday.

What do you think will happen? Does Vanessa still want Steve out or has she let that go? Is there any scenario where Vanessa can shift the twins or would she jump to the Goblins to form a three-vote majority? Share your thoughts and vote now in the poll below.


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