Big Brother 17: Nomination Anticipation In Week 12

What a mess of a night in the Big Brother 17 house as the new HoH went on a nine-hour streak of running laps through her head and the house desperately searching for her latest “reason!” before sending two Houseguests to the Block.

Vanessa assumes the Victim role on Big Brother 17
Vanessa assumes the Victim role on Big Brother 17 – Source: CBS All Access

How do you break down nine hours of circular logic? Well I won’t because I think we’d both go mad, but I’ll give you the latest on the plans for today’s nominations which are coming up rapidly thanks to the fast forward week on its way to the house.

When Feeds returned last night Vanessa wasted no time going in to overdrive. She visited with all four remaining Houseguests and interrogated all of them in less than thirty minutes of the HoH comp ending and Feeds resuming. Vanessa was on the hunt for her much needed “reason!”

Vanessa went to Austin and asked what he thought other HGs were going to do if they had won HoH. She poses the same question to Liz, then to Steve, and then to John. Everyone says the other side said they’d target someone else. Vanessa excitedly proclaims each instance as support to her cause of generating valid claims for nominees.

Here’s the problem with her circular logic. Five HGs remain including two pairs, more or less, and one third wheel (Vanessa) on each. If, for example, Austin talked to Steve he’d say he’d target John and Vanessa then John would have to tell Austin he’d target Liz and Vanessa. You can’t say you’re going to target your own ally or the person you’re talking to. It’s all been bull passed around, but Vanessa would like to use it as legitimate conspiring. Come on now.

Initially we heard Vanessa tell Steve that Austin was her target and she told Austin that Liz was her target for making a deal with Steve to break a tie in Steve’s favor. Again, that was a bogus discussion where Liz was trapped in to agreeing with Steve so he’d vote how she wanted.

Eventually Vanessa talks to Austin long enough to get to the point of explaining why he should fear Liz being there before circling around to making John and Steve the noms if Austin and Liz promise to throw round one of the final HoH to her. Seriously? Of course Austin agrees and later so does Liz.

Oh, Vanessa also got Austin to promise to throw this Veto and said she might test that promise with her noms, implying that Liz would go up. Vanessa was getting Austin to agree to every possible scenario so she could do whatever she wanted. It was absolutely exhausting listening to her spastic conversations.


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