The Big Brother 17 houseguest spent the night presenting a cooking competition for the Live Feeds and talking in circles about what they should all be doing game-wise in the coming weeks.

James prepares a dish during "BB Chopped" - Source: CBS All Access

James prepares a dish during “BB Chopped” – Source: CBS All Access

It seems all but set that Johnny Mac will stay over Becky this week, so the big question is who, if anyone, will be taking out Vanessa next week. It’s starting to sound like Vanessa is here to stay (more on that here).

Big Brother 17 Live Feed Highlights – Monday, August 17, 2015:

4:45 PM BBT – HGs planning a cooking competition for fun tonight.

5:05 PM BBT – Julia tells James they should make crepes. James asks “what the hell are creeps?”

5:30 PM BBT – Austin working on Vanessa to make her feel like one of the group again. He’s trying to convince her that it’s a bad idea to win HoH on Thursday. Vanessa wants to offer John her vote in exchange for safety next week.

5:45 PM BBT – Twins talking upstairs alone. Julia says if either of them wins then they’re splitting the money. (That’s not allowed actually.) Liz tells Julia she hasn’t won a single comp and Meg has a better record than she does.

5:50 PM BBT – Julia campaigning to keep Vanessa next week. Austin says Steve agrees with that idea and wants to keep her past the returning Juror last week. Yes, this shift in VTE Vanessa talk seemed to be inevitable.

6:00 PM BT – Austin talking about Vanessa being well-off in the money department so she can take risks in poker (and this game, technically).

6:05 PM BBT – Vanessa says the classiest exits were Jackie and Jason. She says Shelli said some things she shouldn’t have and threw people under the bus before she was excited.

6:18 PM BBT – Austin tells James and Meg that Vanessa has said not to trust Meg.

6:55 PM BBT – Vanessa makes a bet with Meg that Meg makes final four. Meg says no.

7:06 PM BBT – Vanessa wonders if her girlfriend has fallen out of love (nice to know her paranoia isn’t just game-related).

7:12 PM BBT – Austin and Liz are doing questionable things with their hands under the covers.

7:26 PM BBT – Vanessa and Steve talk in the bathroom. He says they have to fight to win the next HOH. She says she plans on it.

7:52 PM BBT – HGs are presenting a good challenge. Meg is the host and judge along with the week’s nominees Becky and John.

8:30 PM BBT – “BB Chopped” is still going on.

9:10 PM BBT  – Steve and Johnny Mac are talking about what they should do next in the game. John wants Vanessa out next. He says they need to decide to go with with either Austin and the twins or Meg and James. Steve keeps subtly defending reasons Vanessa should stay. He thinks she is bad news but wonders if she’d make a good shield. John is like no, she will come after me.

9:15 PM BBT – John hopes Jackie or Becky (even though she hasn’t been evicted yet) comes back in with the returning juror competition because they’ll have vendettas.

9:19 PM BBT – John thinks Vanessa is all alone, but Steve is trying to talk him out of believing that. He asks about her and Austin. John says he thinks everyone is tired of Vanessa’s gameplay, including her allies.

9:25 PM BBT – John and Steve seem to think their best bet is making a final five with Austwins. Meg breaks up their talk so Johnny Mac can come judge BB Chopped.

9:30 PM BBT – HGs wasting everyone’s time with more of this food contest.

10:10 PM BBT – Vanessa goes to the hammock and is joined by Steve. Vanessa asks Steve who Johnny Mac will put up if he stays and wins HOH. He says “I think he’d stick to what we would want him to.” She asks “which is what?” Steve says sticking to what the alliance wants. And then she asks what if one of them come down. Steve says he doesn’t know. They’re having this weird conversation where they won’t say names to each other (it’s actually funny and obvious how little trust there is among them right now).

10:14 PM BBT – Steve changes the subject and leaves the conversation with Vanessa.

10:29 PM BBT – Austin and Liz win the cooking competition.

10:40 PM BBT – HGs cleaning up after their food competition ended.

11:00 PM BBT – Booze delivery. HGs are excited to have some beer and wine again.

12:00 AM BBT – Austin hopes he and Liz are the next Brenchel.

12:10 AM BBT – Liz mentions moving to California to be near Austin and to get out of Miami.

1:35 AM BBT – Steve and John talking game. John wants to nom the Goblins and then BD Vanessa. Steve thinks they should include Vanessa to be part of a 6-HG alliance with the Austwins.

1:45 AM BBT – Steve and John go upstairs to HoH room. Twins tell John they’ll throw HoH to him so he can get Vanessa out. Steve questions this move.

2:10 AM BBT – Liz says she’s worried about Vanessa staying too much longer. Julia thinks they should wait until after the returning Juror twist.

2:20 AM BBT – Steve camtalks that he thinks it’s funny John might believe they have a F2. Steve wants to work on making nice with Becky before she leaves.

2:25 AM BBT – Austwins wonder if having Steve win HoH this week would be the best thing for their game.

4:00 AM BBT – Steve is still up and wandering around. He chats with Becky for a few before she goes back to bed.

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