The Big Brother 17 houseguests have made it to the halfway point this season and got a feed-outage party, but either Clay or Shelli won’t see any of the second half of the season.


Clay and Shelli spend their last night together in the Big Brother 17 house – Source: CBS All Access

And Wednesday night was spent deciding who should stay and who should go. Vanessa is still pushing for Shelli to stay while a lot of the rest of the house would rather her go. It will all come down to the twins and Austin, though, who have expressed absolute confusion on what they should do.

Big Brother 17 Live Feed Highlights – Wednesday, August 5, 2015:

3:55 PM BBT – Austin and Liz joking around with pretend, choreographed fights.

4:30 PM BBT – Shelli and Clay making out.

6:05 PM BBT – Feeds cut for the halfway party for the Houseguests. Big accomplishment!

8:10 PM BBT – Feeds return.

8:15 PM BBT – Meg and Jackie talking nomination plans. They’d go with Steve and John then Backdoor Vanessa.

8:30 PM BBT – Shelli tells Clay she hopes for a reset in the game this week so they aren’t split up.

8:35 PM BBT – Shelli says there’s supposed to be a twist every week and last season Battle of the Block stopped right before jury (it was after) so she thinks it’s possible they’re at least at jury.

10:05 PM BBT – HGs are playing bowling with empty soda bottles.

11:38 PM BBT – Vanessa and Shelli are talking about why they haven’t done goodbye messages yet. They’re now convincing themselves that there won’t be an eviction tomorrow. John says he did a goodbye message already.

11:41 PM BBT – Vanessa is still pushing for Clay to go to Liz, Julia and Steve. It sounds like they’re again leaning toward keeping Shelli over Clay.

11:45 PM BBT – Vanessa now thinks that John and Shelli are related.

12:09 AM BBT – And now Austin is convincing the twins that it’s not a good idea to keep Shelli.

12:11 AM BBT – Austin tells Steve if he keeps Shelli then everyone will know they’re in an alliance together and will target Austin. Steve tells Austin that it doesn’t matter because it’s only three people. He encourages Austin to vote out Clay.

12:15 AM BBT – Steve has seemingly convinced Austin that Shelli should stay because she would be a bigger target. He says Jackie would definitely put Shelli up (even though Jackie has strong expressed she wants to target Vanessa).

12:20 AM BBT – Liz tells Austin that Clay has given up on staying. He wasn’t even interested in talking to her about why he should stay over Shelli.

12:30 AM BBT – They’ve decided to keep Shelli. But wait, Julia wants Shelli to go. She suggests waiting to see if it’s a double eviction before making their decision. Austin says they can’t wait though because they want to be able to tell James tomorrow that they aren’t going to keep Clay.

12:35 AM BBT – And they’re back to not know what to do. Liz is getting irritated and even pushes Austin off her. She doesn’t want the other side of the house mad at them.

12:46 AM BBT – Austin says if they do keep Shelli they just can’t blindside James. They said that will make them more mad.

12:47 AM BBT – Julia brings up the point that they promised they’d target which half of Clelli was left and she wouldn’t want to target Shelli but wouldn’t mind putting Clay up.

1:50 AM BBT – Vanessa tells John the votes are tied without his support. He acts like he thought it was already decided.

1:58 AM BBT – Clay asking Liz if she and Austin will vote him out so Shelli can stay.

2:25 AM BBT – Austin and the twins agree: evict Clay.

2:50 AM BBT – James is upset to learn that the house is campaigning to keep Shelli. He wants to go tell them he knows, but Meg holds him back saying that’d make sure they voted out Clay.

2:55 AM BBT – Meg, Jackie, and James trying to figure out why Vanessa needed an 8-person alliance again just to betray it again. They realize they should have vetoed Clay and renom’d Vanessa.

3:00 AM BBT – Steve and Clay talk in the Lounge. Steve promises Clay he’ll vote him out.

3:34 AM BBT – Steve says he used these very highlight reports to go back and watch Feeds. Gives BBN a shoutout.

4:10 AM BBT – Steve tells Shelli Becky was working on him to evict Shelli.

So it sounds like Shelli will most-likely stay because that’s what Vanessa wants, but if Austin does decide to go the other way, we’re going to be in for some wonderful moments on the Live Feeds. So let’s all hope for that.

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