After a morning and afternoon filled with sleeping, it was a crazy evening and night in the Big Brother 17 house as the power shift really went into high gear following Friday’s nominations.

James is feeling good being back in power and shaking up the house - Source: CBS All Access

James is feeling good being back in power and shaking up the house – Source: CBS All Access

Shelli and Clay found themselves in the line of fire and a lot of tears were shed and even more people were thrown under the bus. It was quite an exciting day and we have a load of highlight for you.

Big Brother 17 Live Feed Highlights – Friday, July 31, 2015:

9:06 AM BBT – HGs getting their first wake up call, “Circle of Life.”

11:05 AM BBT – Vanessa is up and looking worried.

12:15 PM BBT – Vanessa quizzing Clay over what he told James. She’s worried Clay “threw her under the bus.” Vanessa leaves and Clay tells Shelli that Vanessa was acting guilty.

1:10 PM BBT – Have-Not food revealed: Lolli Slop. HNs get lollipops with their Slop. Not terribly practical.

2:09 PM BBT – Clay and Shelli feel confident that James will stay good to the deal. They are however worried that he may BD them.

2:15 PM BBT – Vanessa tells Meg that she wouldn’t consider herself a “big move” to target.

2:24 PM BBT – John relaying information to Clay. Tells him what James told him about upcoming noms.

2:45 PM BBT – Meg and James say they’re ready to see Shelli and Clay sweat like they have.

3:54 PM BBT – Feeds return from Noms Ceremony. Clay and Shelli are on the Block. Shelli is crying in Clay’s arms. Clay calls James a P.O.S. Shelli yells at Clay to not lose his cool like that again (he apparently went off on James after the ceremony).

3:56 PM BBT – Vanessa mentions that Shelli didn’t even hug her when she attempted to do so after noms.

4:00 PM BBT – Shelli and Vanessa get into it. Shelli thinks Vanessa is putting Austin before her and Clay. Vanessa gets really pissed and starts yelling after Clay tells her this is her fault for what she did to Jason. She tells them to stop blaming that all on her because they had a part in it too. Shelli begging Vanessa to quiet down because others can hear her. Vanessa says no, if you want to fight we will fight. She then decides to just walk away. Vanessa storms outside. Clay gets pissy when BB asks him to put on his microphone. Shelli tells him to not be mad at production even though it was very convenient that they called James to the DR for the ceremony right when Clay was on his way to talk to James (kind of like they did when Jason was about to talk to Vanessa right before the veto meeting? Yeah like that).

4:05 PM BBT – Elsewhere, the HGs are talking about the events. James is telling them that he didn’t just do this for his game but he did it for the house. People are telling him they support his decision and will have his back next week when which ever one survives comes after him.

4:07 PM BBT – Vanessa joins the others outside. She again explains in detail why Jason had to go up. She runs down all of her other options weren’t available. She also says and if Shelli and Clay act like they were innocent in all of that they are lying.

4:10 PM BBT – Clay and Shelli say they need to calm down and try to get Austin backdoored. Clay says if he wins veto he will use it on Shelli. They go to find James.

4:12 PM BBT – Shelli walks outside and everyone shuts up. In a fantastic b*tch moment she glares at them and asks “WHAT ARE YOU ALL TALKING ABOUT?” There are a few mumbles back but she just grabs James to go into the hammock room. They tell James how upset they are about him breaking the promise he made to Shelli during the HOH competition. He told her that was a real deal until he started hearing things and then started thinking about how bad an idea it is to leave such a strong couple in the game. Shelli and Clay deny everything James mentions, like their deals with Jeff, Jason, Meg, and basically everyone else in the house. They tell him they would have been so loyal to him. James isn’t really buying much of what they’re saying.

4:30 PM BBT – Vanessa is still heated. She’s still talking smack on Clay and Shelli.

5:05 PM BBT – Jackie taking to John about how Shelli and Clay can’t be trusted. She tells him they told her they had her back and they have betrayed her. She’s working on trying to turn him against them.

5:10 PM BBT – James is telling Meg, Jackie and Becky (kick Becky out, James) about his conversation with Shelli and Clay. He says they have to win veto and not use it so they can choose which one they want to send home.

5:15 PM BBT – Shelli has met up with Vanessa, who is still visibly upset, in the bathroom. She’s crying to her and telling her she didn’t mean to throw her under the bus, but she needs Vanessa to keep her pulled back to earth when she gets that way. Shelli also asks Austin if he will have their backs since they risked everything saving him last week and now are the ones paying for it. Austin gets a little wishy-washy over it and Shelli gets angry. Austin tells her that James is threatening him. He says James will put him or Liz up if one of them come down and he suggests he couldn’t vote against Liz. Shelli seems to expect him to do just that since they saved him last week.

5:20 PM BBT – Vanessa tells Shelli this game isn’t designed for people to fall in love and make it all the way to the end. She mentions Brendon going home and Rachel sticking around and winning. Vanessa is implying that Shelli and Clay will get married after this so if one of them goes, the other one can still win the money. She also tells her that America loves her and Clay.

5:30 PM BBT – Shelli is now really regretting voting out Jason. She says that Becky is just floating by and that she should have voted out her.

5:56 PM BBT – Clay apologizes to Vanessa for implying he didn’t trust her. Vanessa is crying and acting victimized.

6:05 PM BBT – Jackie and Meg talking about Clay saying he’d use the veto on Shelli. Jackie says “we can’t let that happen.” They really want Shelli out over Clay.

6:22 PM BBT – John tells Becky that they cannot win this upcoming veto.

6:30 PM BBT – Meg is so upset that Shelli and Clay think them making jury together at least is so much more important that Jason, whose dream was to be on Big Brother, didn’t even get to make it to jury.

6:45 PM BBT – Steve tells Vanessa he’d rather Becky go home so the bigger targets would stay in the game (OK, Steve). Vanessa says it’s possible to get James to put her up (OK, Vanessa).

6:50 PM BBT – Vanessa tells Shelli and Clay she has a plan, but she needs to work it out first. She also tells Liz and Austin. She tells them it’s a good plan and could work.

7:00 PM BBT – Becky and John telling Clay that Vanessa isn’t on their side. Shelli comes after Clay leaves and John tells her that Vanessa was throwing her under the bus outside earlier.

7:55 PM BBT – Shelli thinks there’s a light side of the house and a dark side of the house and she doesn’t know why they went with the dark side because they aren’t those kind of people.

8:35 PM BBT – Shelli thinks James is on a power trip and she’s disgusted.

9:23 PM BBT – Clay comforts Shelli as she’s crying again.

9:43 PM BBT – Austin is talking to Liz about veto. He says it will be best for them if Shelli and Clay remain on the block. He says he won’t use the veto if he wins.

10:00 PM BBT – Jackie tells Austin that Shelli and Clay have sure been throwing him under the bus. He’s not surprised. He agrees that Shelli should go over Clay.

10:55 PM BBT – Clay doing some veto campaigning to Austin, Liz and Julia. He wants them to use the veto on Shelli and suggests they might be able to get Steve up as the replacement nominee.

11:20 PM BBT – Jackie, James and Meg are talking in the HOH room. They talk about this is all fallout from last week and that it’s not just revenge on Jason but actually smart game moves. They agree that Vanessa is just as bad as Shelli and Clay.

11:30 PM BBT – Vanessa is talking to Shelli and Clay again about ways to save them. She tells them to make sure they’re nice to the twins because they can be easily swayed. Vanessa decides to go talk to Austin before James has a chance to make a deal with him and the twins.

11:40 PM BBT – Vanessa finds Austin. He tells her that he told James he would do exactly what he wants him to do this week. Vanessa seems to think that was a smart idea. They both agree that Shelli should have won HOH this week. Vanessa seems less confident on any plans to save both Shelli and Clay now.

11:45 PM BBT – Vanessa goes to make a deal with James. She heads to the HOH room. Vanessa tells James and company that she’s very upset that Clay and Shelli threw her under the bus. She tells James she totally understands his move. No deals are able to be made at this time.

12:30 PM BBT – Vanessa asks James how he would feel about Shelli picking her as HG’s choice in the veto competition. She asks if she should throw it. He tells her to just do what she thinks is best for her own game.

1:39 PM BBT – Shelli tells Vanessa that she feels like there’s a divide in the alliance now and that they don’t have her and Clay’s backs. Vanessa gets really mad and tells her she’s done and can’t do it anymore. Feeds cut to fish.

1:42 PM BBT – Feeds return to Shelli trying to smooth things over with Vanessa. Shelli tells her she’s worried because James, Meg and Jackie are talking to people in the game that they’ve never talked to and she thinks that everyone is turning against them. Shell tells her she has to understand how it feels because they’re being shunned. She says she and Clay flipped last week to save Austin and doesn’t think they’d do the same. Vanessa says what they do doesn’t represent her. Vanessa tells Shelli they’re accusing her of things that aren’t real. Vanessa asks her how much she expects her to take. She suggests she’s reached her limit with Shelli and Clay after all the things they’ve pulled since Jason’s backdoor.

1:48 AM BBT – Vanessa denies that she’s been asked not to use the Veto though she basically made that agreement with James earlier.

1:55 AM BBT – Shelli asks Vanessa to not let this come between them but Vanessa says she has to also look out for herself.

2:45 AM BBT – Vanessa points out to Clay and Shelli that only two members of the other side can play in HoH comp next week. They’re sitting ducks. Vanessa asks what they’ll do with the Veto if one of them wins it. Clay says he’ll use it on Shelli. He thinks she has a better overall chance of winning so it’d make more sense.

3:15 AM BBT – James in HoH room with Jackie and Becky as they anticipate Veto competition on Saturday. James thinks Clay will pick Austin to play and so would he.

3:30 AM BBT – Houseguests are all asleep and getting ready for the big Veto Saturday.

What a wild and awesome day of Feeds and fun. The house is divided with the minority force holding incredible power over the other side. Clay and Shelli’s allies are anything but as they fear the Veto being used and one of them going up on the Block. The pressure is on to win it and lock it down. Should make for an exciting Saturday.

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