The plan to flip the Big Brother 17 house to keep Vanessa this week is pretty solid and Shelli, Becky and Johnny Mac are starting to get worried.


The weird energy in the house has Shelli worried – Source: CBS All Access

At this point it’s not even a house divided, it a house at war with basically everyone. Who even knows about who is truly with whom anymore. Read on and you’ll see what I mean.

Big Brother 17 Live Feed Highlights – Wednesday, August 12, 2015:

9:55 AM BBT – Feeds return from wake up call. Becky telling John what’s going on with what looks like a vote flip coming. He’s very worried.

10:05 AM BBT – Becky tells John the Goblins are still undecided. She’s mistaken.

10:30 AM BBT – Vanessa and Austin whispering. He wants to target JMac at DE. Vanessa just nods (she’s suggested she wants to target Becky).

11:35 AM BBT – Becky tells John that she won’t risk her game over Shelli since Shelli and Clay did this to themselves. She’s sounding resigned to losing the Vanessa eviction.

11:45 AM BBT – Vanessa tells John she has important information to share with him, but only after she stays on Thursday. John asks her to tell him now. She hesitates and says she’ll have to think what it is she wants to tell him.

12:00 PM BBT – Jackie and Becky talking upstairs. Jackie walking Becky through why they’re considering keeping Vanessa.

12:05 PM BBT – Becky says Shelli is isolated and just one person while “Vanessa can move groups.”

12:20 PM BBT – Becky hopes Steve wins HoH because he’d be a safe HoH for her. Oops.

1:05 PM BBT – Jackie reports back to other Goblins that Becky is coming around to their idea.

1:11 PM BBT – Julia teasing Liz about something and won’t tell her what it is. Then she points out to Liz that she has a hickey on the back of her neck. Cameras zoom in on it. Julia tells her she looks like a ho.

1:20 PM BBT – Julia and Liz now talking about everyone and making ridiculous speculations about other HGs.

1:33 PM BBT – Jackie joins Austin and the twins. Austin asks how she is with Vanessa. She admits that she would still put Vanessa up next to Johnny Mac with Steve as a replacement. Austin says they’d put up JMac and Steve with Vanessa as a replacement. He says they don’t trust Vanessa fully anymore. Jackie said that’s good because that will ease Becky’s concerns a bit. Austin says he won’t want to tell Becky he’s going for Johnny Mac but will just tell her she’s safe.

1:48 PM BBT – Shelli and John are talking. Shelli asks him what’s going on and why are people acting so weird. She says she can feel it in the air that something is going down and that Vanessa is campaigning against her. John tells Shelli that James can’t get over his issue with her. John suggests she could try to mend things with James or just let things happen.

1:58 PM BBT – Indoor lockdown is called.

2:04 PM BBT – Shelli decides to go talk to Meg and Jackie about this week. Shelli tells them she sees what’s going on and that Vanessa is working everyone over like she knew they would. Shelli says Vanessa will always have a strong support group with Austin and the twins. She tells Meg and Jackie if they vote to keep her she would give her allegiance to them. Jackie says they’re worried she would target James. Shelli won’t say she’s not targeting James but is willing to talk to him.

2:14 PM BBT – Shelli says Vanessa has control of Austin and the twins. Jackie says she thinks she does but she doesn’t (Oh Jackie).

2:20 PM BBT – Shelli says she doesn’t understand why anyone would vote her out when they could keep her to help go against Austin and the twins who are now getting a free ticket to get through the game unscathed.

2:27 PM BBT – Jackie reminds Shelli that the game didn’t have to end up like this. All they had to do was keep Jason. Shelli says that Shelli knew getting rid of Jason wasn’t a good idea, but Vanessa convinced her that it was a good idea just like she’s convincing everyone to keep her this week.

2:44 PM BBT – James decides to let Shelli talk. She assures him that she’s not scary and she wants to bury the hatchet with people. Shelli tells James that Vanessa has started everything that has happened in the house and then points to someone else and that person gets evicted.

2:50 PM BBT – Shelli and James are still talking. Shelli has sold Vanessa out as the puppet master/master manipulator/etc.

3:05 PM BBT – Shelli tells James that she and Clay went with the “dark side” and she clearly regrets it. She says she’s very angry at how she ended up where she is right now and that her anger is starting to be directed at Vanessa.

3:07 PM BBT – Shelli says if you guys vote to keep me it would be so dumb to go win HOH and put you guys up. “Do I even want to win this HOH?” she asks.

3:10 PM BBT – Austin is running a workout program in the living room.

3:23 PM BBT – James, Jackie and Meg talking about how they’re still a little bit of confusion on what to do. Shelli made a few points, but they really just want Shelli and Vanessa both out. Meg talks about pulling Johnny Mac into their side.

3:29 PM BBT – Austin joins the Goblins and they talk about how Johnny Mac is sad and telling people he just wants a team. Austin says he’s trying to manipulate people and make them feel bad for him.

3:36 PM BBT – John tells Becky that Vanessa is working hard and saying one thing to him and another thing to her. Becky gets nervous and decides to go downstairs.

3:40 PM BBT – Becky again telling the Goblins that she’s resigning from this whole thing but she thinks it’s a horrible idea for Vanessa to stay and that she will just regain control of the house. Meg and Jackie say no one is falling for Vanessa’ B.S. and that she’s going to go right after Shelli if she stays.

3:45 PM BBT – Vanessa comes into the room with Becky, Jackie and Meg. They stop talking while Vanessa seems to be packing.

3:47 PM BBT – Vanessa leaves and Becky says she just needs to be OK with Vanessa staying. She doesn’t want to be OK with it, but she just has to be. Becky says she’s just going to be hands off for the rest of the week and the house can decide what happens.

So it sounds like we shouldn’t expect a lot to change from now until tomorrow night. Vanessa, as of now, is staying and Shelli is going. So anything can and will happen in Thursday night’s double eviction. This is going to get crazy.

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