Big Brother 17: Overnight Debate Emerges To Keep Vanessa

After spending the afternoon celebrating in their win of getting Vanessa Rousso on the Block the Goblins alliance spent the late night figuring how to save her. Oh yes, that just happened.

James has a new plan for Vanessa
James has a new plan for Vanessa – Source: CBS All Access

Huddling together in the Have-Not room, Jackie, James, and Meg began to debate the threat levels of Shelli and Vanessa and their chances of getting either of them on the Block again. Someone grab me the Tums.

Flashback to 1:39AM BBT 8/11 Cams 1/3 as the Goblins alliance starts running through how much smarter it’d be for them to keep Vanessa over Shelli. They excitedly consider how if they kept Vanessa the entire house would be after her while she would only be after Becky. As for Shelli, they think she’d be after all four of them, making it easier to protect one (Becky) instead of all four of them.

At 1:43 AM BBT James brings up the sweater incident. Earlier in the day Shelli had gone through James’s clothing to find some of Clay’s clothes that he had left behind. She was upset that James had those things which leads James to believe Shelli is “still real salty about Clay.” He worries she’d be gunning for them hard if she stayed.

Perhaps the biggest mistaken view they have comes up next. James says that Shelli has more loyalty to her in the house than Vanessa does. Not at all. Vanessa has the Austwins and Steve. If Shelli stayed, she’d kinda have the Austwins but not really since they don’t trust her after trying to get the target on Austin last week. Shelli would be much more isolated even if she has flimsy working arrangements.

James wonders how they can go against Becky, but he points out the whole house went against him last week when he could have taken cash and prizes instead. Sounds like he might be the salty one.

Now they start to work on figuring out the votes. Here you think they might start to notice how much easier it’d be to get support to keep Vanessa over Shelli, but nope, it goes right past them. They point out Steve likes Vanessa and then they’d need to get the twins. Actually they aren’t so sure they can get the Austwins to keep Vanessa. Yeah, they’re really reading this all wrong, aren’t they?

Jackie asks wouldn’t Vanessa just go after them again? Meg replies, “It’s more of a question mark though.” Is it? Hmm. Maybe she’d go after JMac and Becky noms instead of two of the Goblins, but even if that happens then they’d still be the plan B.

The Goblins are very concerned about Shelli because “she’s already won two HoHs!” Yes, yes she has. You know who else has also won two HoHs? Ya knuckleheads. If Vanessa ends up getting saved through no actions of her own then that’s going to be even funnier to watch.

They’ve agreed that they need to get Becky on board with this plan and think she’d be okay with it. Heh. Let’s see how that goes. We’ll watch for more talk about this on Tuesday as they say they want to keep thinking it over until Wednesday before telling others.

I think this is a terrible plan for them, but neither is really a “good” situation for them as both are big threats. Vanessa is hands down the bigger threat though as she exercises far more control on other HGs than Shelli could do. Of course this flip is also good for us because Vanessa is a lot more drama than Shelli. Hey, it’s not my chance at $500K, so you three Goblins go right ahead.


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