Following a talk between Steve and John where they discussed next steps and targets the two Houseguests sat down with the twins to discuss what do you do with a problem like Vanessa.
The twins are with Johnny when it comes to dealing with Vanessa and they’re ready to go to work, but Steve seems to be holding back on the big plan to take out their target.
John was hanging out alone in the backyard, Flashback to 1:31AM BBT 8/18, when Steve approached him to discuss more about alliance ideas. John says he likes the idea of working with the Austwins, but he doesn’t want anything to do with Vanessa. Steve pushes the idea that if they’re in a 5-HG alliance with the Austwins then they’re outnumbered and vulnerable. It’s not working on John too well.
Steve says that while John might not trust Vanessa they could still work with her. He goes on to re-explain John’s theory of how Vanessa only targets the players that are on to her. John points out that’s him. Not sure what Steve thought was a good part of bringing that up, but for whatever reason John now seems open to at least discussing a side 3-HG deal.
They decide it’s time to talk more with the Austwins, who we already know are tight with Steve but he’s done well to hide that from most of the house. Steve heads upstairs and talks to the twins before John comes up to join them. Flashback to 1:46AM BBT for the next part of the conversation with John.
Julia lays it out there that for John and says they’re keeping him and want him to take out Vanessa. She says her and Liz aren’t comfortable doing it themselves, but either he or Austin need to do it. John says he’s been waiting weeks for that opportunity.
But wait, guess who wonders if they shouldn’t do that right now. Yep, it’s Steve. Steve asks if next week really would be a good idea or not with the returning Juror in play. It’s not a bad concern and an obvious one I raised over the weekend as yet another potential excuse for kicking the VTE-Vanessa can. Well, not for John it isn’t.
John points out that shouldn’t delay their plan if things go with the typical 4-HG competition for a chance to return. He points out Vanessa versus Shelli, Jackie, and Becky would be a very competitive challenge for Vanessa especially if it’s part of an endurance competition. That’s a great point.
The talk rambles on for a bit about the returning player options before Austin walks in. Flashback 1:56AM BBT. “What’s this??” jokes Austin. Liz teases back that they just started a 4-HG alliance without him.
Austin asks for the update which renews the VTE-Vanessa debate. Steve again brings up that maybe it’s not the right time to target Vanessa. He says he’s not completely against it, but he wants them to be cautious. Soon Steve isn’t alone in these concerns though most agree that it’s all a gamble either way.
They all agree that no matter what, one of the four of them (5, but Liz can’t compete) needs to win HoH and then they’ll go from there. It’ll be interesting for us to see if they can pull it off and then how much of a difference it makes on who wins. I’d say Steve or Julia winning would mean another week for Vanessa. John or Austin would be more likely to take a swing at her. Either way, we should end up with more drama next week than this one turned out to be.