Big Brother 17: Operation Save Jason Goes Into Effect| July 29, 2015 at 11:15 AM EDT
Jason and his allies see a similar path to safety as I wrote about yesterday. They need to flip Shelli and Clay’s votes by making them paranoid about Becky and feeling the pressure to keep a falsely loyal player this week. Will it work?
Flashback on your Live Feeds (Free Trial) to 1:17AM BBT 7/29 Cams 1/2. The Houseguests are preparing for an early morning lockdown which makes them think it could be an endurance comp. Jason tells Meg and Jackie that he wants to use that potential as a reason to keep him since he’ll win the comp. Now I’m not sure why he thinks that’s enticing to the people who formulated his eviction, but it’s a keystone of the operation here.
Their first step is to send Meg in to work on Clay and Shelli. Once they’ve got a foothold with them then Jason go in to seal the deal. Listen again at 1:35 AM BBT as Jason details the plan: “Scare the s**t out of Clay and Shelli.” If that doesn’t work then they’ll try to scare Steve and John, but they know that’s even more of a long shot. Everyone agrees that Austin and Liz will never, ever flip for Jason as the “hate” him.
Through these talks they also feel certain that Steve is one of the flip flopping votes for Jeff (yep) and Liz was the other (yep) because she owed him for some previous event. Funny how they can figure this out but Vanessa can’t perhaps because Steve and Liz are on her “side” and she’s refusing to consider that someone close could betray her.
Jason points out another thing he could try is using what Becky has told him about her potential targets. She confided in Jason that she’d target Austin and Steve if she were to stay this week. Jason worries that having Steve and Austin in two separate couplings (Austin+Liz vs Steve+John) makes that too difficult to efficiently use against her to get the 2 votes.
To watch this plan in action jump ahead to 4:00 AM BBT Cams 3/4 as Meg work son Clay. Clay says he can’t go back on his word to Becky that she’d be safe as a pawn. Meg doesn’t let that stop her as she spends the next half hour getting in his ear about “what scares her.” Meg suggests Becky is a loose cannon that no one can predict what she’d do unlike a player like Jason who is a known quantity and a loyal one at that.
Move again to 4:30 AM BBT as Clay goes to wake up Shelli so they can discuss this with Meg. Shelli seems shocked that Meg wants to talk directly with Shelli which shows this was a smart move. Earlier Jason had said they need to go through Shelli and make it spread from her.