Big Brother 17: Nomination Anticipation In Week 7

The new HoH for Big Brother 17 this week wasted little time going for her nomination plans and working with allies to put a surprise attack in place overnight.

Vanessa Rousso is stressing on Big Brother 17
Vanessa Rousso is stressing on Big Brother 17 – Source: CBS All Access

Yes, we may be in store for another Backdoor eviction this week on Big Brother as the players in control know an early warning shot would allow more time for big schemes and sneaky moves as they’ve come to expect from their target.

Flashback on your Live Feeds (get the Free Trial now) to 12:02AM BBT as Becky, our new Head of Household, sits down in the HoH room with Meg, Jackie, and James to run through the situation. There’s little debate and all are on board. Vanessa is the target.

Becky says Vanessa may be the target, but she won’t be one of the original noms. Instead they’re hoping to surprise Vanessa by pretending to go along with the previously negotiated plan from last week. The 8-HG agreement had been that the remaining half of Chelli would be put on the Block along with JMac, but they’re not going to follow that exactly.

Instead of putting Shelli up against John, Becky wants to use Steve as the pawn. Becky suggests John is a stronger player and therefore a better ally to keep on their good side. We also know she’s been loosely working with John in sort of a loners’ partnership, but she may be trying to keep that under wraps. Steve is more expendable to Becky in this situation.

What about a renom situation? Here’s part of Becky’s plan that makes me cringe. She speculates that if they get the Veto then maybe they’ll want to save Shelli and renom Vanessa. Sigh. Becky seems to think it’d be a good move to get in good with Shelli. Considering Vanessa fought to keep Shelli it seems risky to even allow another possible vote for Vanessa to stay when the margins are this narrow.

There are only going to be eight votes so Becky could break a tie and it could come to that. Jackie, Meg, and James would be the first three votes they’d need against Vanessa and after yesterday’s blow up between Vanessa and HGs where she targeted John there’s little doubt that he knows she’d need to go. That’s four votes and would be enough, but after James and company got burned this past week by the nomination match-up you’d like Becky would want a better set of options on the Block.

I’m getting ahead of myself with Veto talk since that comp isn’t until Saturday and the meeting is days away on Monday. So for now the takeaway is that Becky plans to nominate Shelli and Steve. Both have been warned and both know Vanessa is the real target.

As part of her “kiss the ring” talks we saw Vanessa offer Becky a deal but that was rejected while Becky suggested she wasn’t going to be making any deals. It was presented as a global decision, not personal to Vanessa, but you can bet that didn’t sit well with Vanessa. Later she told Austin she’s worried she may be a Backdoor plan this week. Yep. Now it’s time for us to sit back and watch how it all plays out.

The nominations ceremony will be held later today inside the Big Brother house and we’ll get the official spoiler results as soon as that happens. Join us on Facebook and Twitter to get those updates.

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