The typical post-HOH talk lit up the Big Brother 17 Live Feeds for the first time in a week. As we know, there are always a lot of scenarios for them to run and a lot of wishful thinking, and that always makes for entertaining feeds.


Austin reads his HOH letter (not from his girlfriend) – Source: CBS All Access

Right now Vanessa is still on everyone’s radar, but Austin isn’t sure it’s time. Sounds familiar, yes? Austin has other things in mind for the week, but it could always go back to Vanessa as Austin is pretty fed up with her.

Big Brother 17 Live Feed Highlights – Thursday, August 20, 2015:

8:10 PM BBT – Feeds come back after Austin won HOH.

8:11 PM BBT – Liz and Austin talking about making deals this week. Liz thinks Steve will push for James and Meg to go up but that’s not what they want. He says he’ll tell Steve they made a deal with James and Meg not to put them up (sounds like Johnny Mac gets the short end of the stick this week).

8:14 PM BBT – Steve tells John that he thinks they are good this week (OK, Steve). John says he didn’t try that hard to win because he thought James and Austin were going to throw the competition to him.

8:15 PM BBT – Austin tells James he will do what he has to do this week and that it could get ugly. Austin tells James he and Meg are safe and that he will tell everyone he made a deal not to put them up this week.

8:17 PM BBT – Meg reassures Liz and Austin that if Jackie comes back into the game she won’t be coming for them.

8:25 PM BBT – Liz isn’t totally pleased that Austin won HOH. He says he was starting to doubt people so he couldn’t throw it to anyone and had to try to win himself. She says she doesn’t trust James enough for him to have thrown it to him anyway. Liz is nervous about what will go down this week. Austin says he might have to put Steve up as a pawn.

8:26 PM BBT – Liz says to Austin she hopes he doesn’t get a letter form “you know who” (his girlfriend). He says they wouldn’t do that to him. Liz says they might to cause drama.

8:35 PM BBT – HGs are anticipating Zingbot to stop by soon.

8:43 PM BBT – James and Meg think a Vanessa backdoor could still be an option this week, but think initial nominees will be Steve and Johnny Mac.

8:56 PM BBT – Steve is still saying they’re good this week and is happy they made a deal with Austin and the twins.

9:20 PM BBT – Liz is making some suspect chicken and some macaroni and cheese for everyone.

9:52 PM BBT – Vanessa tells Austin she has a very good idea about what he can do this week and she’ll tell him later.

9:56 PM BBT – Austin tells Liz he gets to be Judas this week. Liz tells him that’s a turn-on. Austin tells the twins that he is not putting up James and Meg and that it will have to be John and Steve or John and Vanessa.

10:02 PM BBT – Austwins discuss the idea that it might not be the best idea to send Vanessa out this week. Austin says they can just go for John instead.

10:09 PM BBT – Vanessa comes in the room to deliver her “brilliant” plan. She says Austin puts up Meg and Steve or Meg and James and then everyone throws the veto to one of the nominees so Johnny Mac can go home. She mentions asking even JMac to throw it. Austin is worried what Steve will think but Vanessa promises she’ll come up with something good that he can tell Steve (oh Vanessa and her amazing reasons). Vanessa also says she can’t be the pawn because she doesn’t trust Steve to vote to keep her.

10:15 PM BBT – Vanessa says this week guarantees them and Steve in the final five.

10:22 PM BBT – Now Vanessa for no good reason is saying if John makes it to the final two only Becky would vote for him.

10:55 PM BBT – Austin tells James and Meg that Vanessa wants them to go up this week.

10:58 PM BBT – Austin tells them that Vanessa revealed that John and Steve has a final two deal. They said she could be making it up but they could see those two having that deal.

11:10 PM BBT – Julia and Vanessa agree that they’d vote James out this week over Steve if that’s how the nominations end up. Julia doesn’t trust James and thinks he would target her and Liz.

11:14 PM BBT – Vanessa has already changed her tune. She says it’s better if Meg or James go this week in case Jackie returns to the game. She says it’s easier for them to work with Johnny Mac and get him to do what they want.

11:23 PM BBT – Austin gets his HOH room key. Everyone heads upstairs to check it out. His letter is from his parents (not his girlfriend as everyone had hoped).

11:52 PM BBT – Austin is annoyed that Vanessa is trying to get him to target Meg and James this week.

12:02 AM BBT – Now Austin is telling Meg and James that he has doubts about targeting Vanessa. He says it might be better for everyone to go for Johnny Mac. Meg is pushing for Vanessa to go and tells him that everyone would support him in that decision.

12:28 AM BBT – Julia is still on the James kick. She wants him backdoored this week. She thinks he was silent during their discussion because he was planning on coming after them this week.

12:50 AM BBT – Liz and Julia are pushing again for targeting James. Austin says John gone this week would be better.

1:30 AM BBT – Austin telling Steve about his “Judas” character.

1:45 AM BBT – Austin and Steve debating how to target Vanessa. Austin wants Steve to provide her lots of assurances that she’s just a pawn if she goes up.

2:10 AM BBT – Vanessa joins the HoH talk. She questions going up as a pawn against JMac with Steve aligning with him.

2:25 AM BBT – Austin wants to end the talk. Vanessa asks for 3 mins. Austin denies her the extension. (That’ll be a sticking point.)

2:40 AM BBT – Julia heard John yelling in the DR. They’re confused. She thinks he’s lying about being a dentist.

3:10 AM BBT – Austwins and Steve decided to bring John up but Austin was called to the DR so the others talk general game chatter.

4:00 AM BBT – Austin is finally back from DR. He’s wearing the top hat. They discuss Judas since Steve just found out and John hadn’t heard it before.

4:10 AM BBT – Austin running loops on who to nominate. John asks if this all means he’s going up on the Block. Austin skates it.

4:15 AM BBT – Steve suggests Van & Meg. Austin says no, Van & JMac then pauses and considers Meg before saying again he won’t put up a Goblin.

Austin has been going in loops all night long. He’s going to put this Houseguest up. No wait, this Houseguest. Or maybe he should put up that Houseguest. It’s pointless to listen to him right now, but he seems set on not putting up a Goblin which leaves him with 3 options: John, Steve, and Vaness.

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