Big Brother 17: Nomination Anticipation In Week 8| August 14, 2015 at 11:15 AM EDT
Talking with her allies, the new HoH was quick to identify who would be going up on the Block, but it’s the target debate that’s likely going to keep us entertained this week. Then there’s always the Veto wrench ready to be thrown in too.
With Liz in power that automatically lets us know that Julia and Austin are both safe by extension. Liz is getting frustrated with Vanessa, but she’s not that annoyed so Vanessa is safe too. Then you’ve got Steve who is feeling good after his big DE win and survival. He’s a useful tagalong for them so Steve isn’t in any danger.
Looking at the Goblins, Austin has wanted to hold on to that so they actually worked out some deals with them, but this was after they had already decided on their safety. So they’re off the board.
That leaves us with the obvious situation: John and Becky. They’ll be the nominees. There’s just no avoiding it because as Liz said, she’s down to a baby pool size of options.
Earlier Vanessa had promised John and Steve they were safe this week, which of course isn’t her decision to make at the moment, but that’s what she told them together soon after the HoH comp. John might not be as safe as she thinks or hopes.
Vanessa wants Becky out, but the Austwins might have another idea: keep a mongoose to get out the snake.
After a very interesting talk with Becky, Flashback to 2:53AM BBT Cams 1/2, the Austwins are now thinking Becky might not be their best option to go to Jury. Becky revealed a lot of information about Vanessa, her deals and methods, and while they aren’t ready to go after Vanessa directly they would be okay with someone else taking her out.
To make that happen the target would have to shift from Becky to John. Austin says they can tell Vanessa this is what they want and that’s how it’s going to be. Bold words in private, huh?
One of the things Becky told the Austwins about was the plan Vanessa had with Jackie to let James throw the comp and keep him and Liz on the Block so Vanessa wouldn’t have to be HoH anymore. Guess how much they liked that info? Exactly. Austin says they can keep that card in their back pocket and then apply it at the right time to justify why Vanessa doesn’t get Becky out this week.
Just imagine if the Austwins do that and Vanessa sees Becky is desired to stay. She’ll quickly figure out what’s going on and we could get some serious action and campaigning by Vanessa. Fun times ahead!
Of course there is also the renom potential with Saturday’s Power of Veto comp. If either John or Becky come down then we can expect either of the Goblins to go up and it could be Meg to keep the target on John if he remains or if John comes down then they’ll have another debate on whether or not to let one of the Goblins go to keep their mongoose Becky.
Nominations Ceremony will be held later today in the afternoon so we’ll have the official Big Brother spoilers before too long, but I don’t see much wiggle room in these plans. As I said, the interesting stuff will be what happens next when noms are out of the way.