Veto Day turned into Chaos Day on Big Brother 17 as the HoH suddenly found herself shifting from one target to another and another until the sun was coming up.
Paranoia and misinterpreted signals may have saved Austin from eviction this week after the side in control began to fear the whole house was out to get them and they were setting themselves up to lose a number. With that realization the power alliance scrambled to find a new target and Vanessa’s reason.
Big Brother 17 Live Feed Highlights – Saturday, July 25, 2015:
9:45 AM BBT – HGs getting their wake up call. It’s going to be a long day.
11:50 AM BBT – Players were picked. Liz, John, and Shelli are playing. Jason is hosting.
11:55 AM BBT – Steve and John discuss scenarios with the Veto. They know Austin is the target as word has spread.
12:05 PM BBT – Vanessa is in an absolute panic. She wants to tell Liz about the Austin problem before the Veto in case she has to shut out Liz. Jackie thinks that’s a bad idea to warn her.
12:15 PM BBT – Becky comes up and freaks out that Vanessa used HG Choice on Shelli instead of someone who would help Becky’s game.
12:55 PM BBT – Have-Not food revealed. Slopcorn. They get Slop and gourmet popcorn. Go figure. Shelli, Clay, and Steve.
1:30 PM BBT – Jason says he’d target Steve and then the Twins if he won HoH next week.
3:55 PM BBT – Feeds return and Veto comp is over. Clay won. John was in second place. It was the triangle ramp ball rolling game.
4:35 PM BBT – Vanessa tells Liz she has something huge and very important to tell her, but wants her to get dressed and do her makeup first. (HGs like to be camera ready before holding conversations they know will be used.)
5:00 PM BBT – Liz goes to have dinner with Austin instead of coming back up. She doesn’t seem terribly interested in having this very important conversation.
5:10 PM BBT – While they wait, Shelli and Vanessa start freaking out that there may be a 6-person alliance that was targeting Clay. Their proof? Becky was upset when Vanessa picked Shelli to play and others didn’t look ecstatic when Clay won Veto. Good grief.
5:25 PM BBT – Liz still hasn’t shown up, but Austin arrives. They inquisition him about Operation Jason (revealing the twins to Jason). Austin points out they’re close to losing their numbers advantage if someone from their side goes home this week.
5:35 PM BBT – Austin leaves. Vanessa tells Shelli that he was lying to them again about the vote to keep Audrey.
5:40 PM BBT – Austin tells Liz what’s going on. She tells him that Julia already told Vanessa that Austin had done the vote. Austin panics knowing that Vanessa knows he just lied to her and asks Liz to go upstairs and lie to cover for him.
5:45 PM BBT – Finally. Liz goes upstairs to talk to Vanessa and Shelli. This conversation lasts for 48 minutes. Liz tells them she has no interest in Austin and was grossed out by their kiss last night. Liz reveals that Austin asked her to lie to Vanessa, but she wouldn’t do it.
6:05 PM BBT – Even after discussing all the reasons they don’t trust Austin the talk circles back to sending Becky home and keeping Austin. Shelli thinks they should keep Austin another week.
6:35 PM BBT – Austin comes up stairs for a private apology tour performance with Vanessa. He’s spilling his guts on everything he did. Austin doesn’t know what Vanessa wants to hear so he just starts telling her anything bad he ever did.
7:00 PM BBT – Austin still groveling to Vanessa. He’s pleading for his Big Brother life and begging that she lets him stay. He says he needs to get to Jury to be there with Liz because he’s fallen in love with her. Vanessa doesn’t tell him that Liz isn’t at all interested in him.
7:18 PM BBT – James interrupts this high-stress meeting for an important question. Can he keep Vanessa’s squirrel costume if she doesn’t want it? She gives it to him and he scampers off.
7:40 PM BBT – Vanessa told Austin to go talk with Shelli & Clay and get their support. He’s got them in the Lounge right now begging forgiveness.
8:15 PM BBT – Clay worries if this is his best move to keep Austin. He and Shelli go upstairs to talk with Vanessa. Vanessa is a zombie at this point and Shelli rambles on endlessly.
8:20 PM BBT – Shelli says to evict Becky because she got worried about being on the Block and didn’t trust the plan. This said by the woman who got worried about Clay being on the Block and didn’t trust the plan.
8:35 PM BBT – Vanessa and Liz alone trying to figure out a plan. Vanessa suggests they could ask Clay not to use the Veto on himself. Oh please do. I’d love to see that conversation.
8:40 PM BBT – Liz throws out the idea of BD’ing Jackie. Hmm.
8:45 PM BBT – Downstairs, Meg and Jason tell Shelli she’s being paranoid about the Clay targeting. They explain they didn’t celebrate Clay’s win to protect Becky’s feelings and to cover the secret plan.
9:00 PM BBT – Vanessa now has Steve upstairs. She’s running through all the events and getting what he knows about the other side of the house.
9:30 PM BBT – Vanessa tells Jackie that Liz is okay with Backdooring Austin. Vanessa is hiding the truth. Jackie starts suggesting they need to target the twins right away.
10:20 PM BBT – Austin pleading with Jackie that he needs to get to Jury.
10:40 PM BBT – Austin reminding Clay and Shelli that he’s a number for them.
11:00 PM BBT – Jason and Meg realize things are shaky and want to shore up a fresh deal with Shelli and Clay to make sure they stay safe.
11:45 PM BBT – Austin is back upstairs with Vanessa. He’s pushing for Jason to be the target and warns Clay and Shelli may be trying to work with Jason and Meg but he doesn’t trust them.
12:00 AM BBT – Vanessa tells Austin she forgives him personally, but gamewise she’s got credibility to maintain. She tells Austin to work on a strategy because right now she feels like she has to put him up.
12:10 AM BBT – Vanessa and Liz circle back to thinking Austin needs to go this week.
12:25 AM BBT – Vanessa promises Jason she’s sticking to the plan of renom’ing Austin. They continue talking and Jason gets Vanessa paranoid that Austin could be a Saboteur in the game.
1:00 AM BBT – Austin tells Liz he only cares about surviving in the game so he can spend more time with her. Their talk continues for a long time. Austin trying to get Liz concerned about Vanessa and suggests she could turn around and do the same thing to Liz next.
2:00 AM BBT – Vanessa again encouraging Austin to come up with a plan to stay. She’s looking for any justification to keep him. Austin tells her the others aren’t honest with her, but she asks him to prove it.
2:20 AM BBT – Liz tells Vanessa she’s accepted that Austin may have to go. She’s still upset that he kissed her when she didn’t want to be since he has a girlfriend at home.
2:45 AM BBT – Clay and Shelli are getting frustrated with Vanessa for sending them around to drum up support for keeping Austin only to have her backtrack in conversations upstairs.
2:50 AM BBT – Chelli have both gone up stairs to work on Vanessa. Shelli thinks they made a big mistake to not trust Austin and they’re making another big mistake to risk losing a number.
3:05 AM BBT – Vanessa is considering a House Meeting to poll everyone on who should be the renom. Yikes. Clay says just to put Austin up on the Block, campaign to save him, and then work from whatever happens. Vanessa doesn’t think they should even give the other side a chance.
3:20 AM BBT – They have a new plan: Backdoor Jackie. Vanessa thinks Jackie will be mad at her anyway for going back on the BD Austin plan so might as well get her out now.
What a day, what a day. Had Jackie stayed HoH this wouldn’t be an issue. Had Becky won Veto this probably wouldn’t be an issue. But now here we are as Vanessa and her allies try to undo the bad plan they made to get out their own ally again after doing just that last week too. Veto Ceremony on Monday which means we’ll get 37 new plans on Sunday. Keep watching!
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