It was another night of back and forth on the Big Brother 17 Live Feeds as Austin, the twins and Vanessa couldn’t line up on who needs to go this week.


Johnny Mac is feeling down and out. And rightly so. Source: CBS All Access

Vanessa finally had it out with Steve over his “fake” and “shady” ways and while he didn’t quite own up to his actions as she wanted, things seemed at least momentarily smoothed over. So that means Johnny Mac is back in trouble. For now.

Big Brother 17 Live Feed Highlights – Monday, August 24, 2015:

3:45 PM BBT – Julia wants to talk to Steve about his “Fortress” comment. They’re still worried about that.

3:50 PM BBT – Austin thinks they can make a deal with John to get him to throw the next HoH comp if they agree to keep him. He points out that if they keep Steve then they’ll have to come up with an excuse later to get him on the Block again. Once he goes back up on the Block Steve will know again that they are against him.

4:35 PM BBT – James and Steve discuss The Bible while Liz and Austin are back at it under the covers.

4:57 PM BBT – Austin and Liz are now discussing Steve and John. Austin thinks they could use John next week as a pawn. Liz says John would come after them, however, while Steve would go after Vanessa.

5:08 PM BBT – Austin tells Liz that Steve feels really betrayed because he thinks they picked Meg and James over him. Liz says Steve should go then.

5:24 PM BBT – Julia is apologizing to Live Feed watchers for her and Liz being nasty about Johnny Mac today. She says she doesn’t want to be portrayed that way.

6:18 PM BBT – Steve asks Vanessa how she’s doing and she says she’s how you would expect her to be after what happened to her today. He says they should talk later and she says she didn’t say anything about wanting to talk to him. He says fair enough and leaves her alone.

6:20 PM BBT – Steve is inside talking to himself about how he doesn’t understand why Vanessa is so upset with him.

7:03 PM BBT – Steve talks to John about what’s going in. He tells Steve to just let things die down and not approach the situation.

8:53 PM BBT – Vanessa tells Austin that since numbers are dwindling, she will be able to win more competitions with Steve gone. And within minutes it’s back to why Steve should stay. Vanessa thinks if Shelli comes back she can get her back in with them but only if John is gone.

9:13 PM BBT – Austin says they will tell Steve they are only keeping him if he agrees to throw the HOH. Austin admits that’s a bully move.

9:42 PM BBT – It’s dinner time in the Big Brother house.

9:46 PM BBT – John is working hard on Vanessa. He tells her that if he stays, she will be his Number 1 and that he will do all the dirty work for her. Vanessa seems receptive especially when she adds that Shelli needs to come back so the three of them can work together.

10:00 PM BBT – Time for another game of Pot Ball.

11:05 PM BBT – Pot Ball switched over to Chocolate Wars. Meg got hit in the eye with chocolate and has a bruise.

11:56 PM BBT – Vanessa finally grants Steve a conversation. She starts verbally abusing Steve and he plays dumb. She gets more and more frustrated.

12:58 AM BBT – Vanessa to Steve: “You’re going to go home if you don’t come clean.” Vanessa tells Steve he is shady and at least Johnny Mac owns his stuff.

12:01 AM BBT – Vanessa starts crying and tells Steve that she is hurt by him. He tells her he will tell her what happened to the best of his ability. Steve tries to explain himself and Vanessa tells him that’s a nice story and all but it’s bulls**t. She starts crying again. She tells him she’s not mad but she’s hurt.

12:05 AM BBT – Vanessa tells Steve that she knows that he wanted to replace her with Johnny Mac and further his game at her expense. John comes in and she asks John to clarify about the five-person alliance in front of Steve and it conflicts what Steve had just said. Vanessa pulls out some more snark and ask Steve if he needs to go refresh his memory. Steve admits he’s wrong. John hints that he wants to go to bed so they offer to move their conversation.

12:07 AM BBT – Steve and Vanessa go outside and they walk by the Austin and the twins and she asks them when they formed the five-person group and their answer also conflicts with Steve. So Vanessa tells him he’s just telling her more lies.

12:09 AM BBT – Vanessa tells Steve she will give him ONE more chance to come clean and not feed her bulls**t. He agrees to be straight with her. They go to the hammock. She tells him she does not believe that he doesn’t remember when the five-person group formed. They start laying out their problems with each other. She explains why she’s upset and he isn’t really giving her anything back except for some “I accept that.”

12:13 AM BBT – Vanessa continues to talk down to Steve and is now giving him a “life lesson” about being fake and tells him that he can’t please everyone in life.

12:15 AM BBT – Steve tells Vanessa that he has lived his life being mortified of confrontation. He tells her that he just sweeps everything under the rug and that’s what he did with her. He says that he should have gone to her instead of avoiding it. She doesn’t seem as touched by that as I think he might have thought she’d be.

12:16 AM BBT – Vanessa tells him that he was douchey and played dirty this week. And she asks him if he has anything to say. He apologizes to her and says he hates hurting people and hurting her was never his intention. But that’s not enough for Vanessa because she’s not done with this conversation yet.

12:20 AM BBT – Vanessa asks Steve what he would have done had he won HOH. He said he would have nominated Meg and James. And she asks if he’d have backdoored her. He says not that he would have cleared things up with her before it came to that. She doesn’t seem convinced.

12:40 AM BBT – Austin and the twins come over and they all agree they want to keep Steve. Vanessa doesn’t still seem too happy, but she does say she wants to move on from this. Steve starts throwing JMac under the bus.

1:05 AM BBT – Steve cam talks and says selling out your best friend (Johnny Mac) is never fun, but when he said he was leaving his integrity at the front door of this house he meant it.

1:20 AM BBT – Twins laughing about the hinky vote back when Jeff was evicted. They think it’s funny that Austin thinks it couldn’t have possibly been them when it was.

1:25 AM BBT – Twins agree that sending John out this week is the right choice.

Vanessa continued to ride Steve about this 5-HG deal but only seems interested in blaming him. John remains in the hot seat, but Vanessa may not have giving up on pushing Steve as a target.

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