Ever since Vanessa Rousso began to back off the House plans to target Austin Matelson she’s been in a mad scramble to find an alternative and more importantly, to her, a “reason!” Later today the Veto meeting arrives and overnight she fulfilled one of those requirements.
All day Sunday we watched as she started with a target and then reverse engineered an excuse out of it to get that person on the Block. After narrowing it down to Jackie, Jason, and Meg it seems Vanessa has made her choice.
Vanessa spent yesterday trying to convince Steve, John, and anyone else who would listen that it must have been Meg or Jason who won the Last Laugh power. John explained to her why it would have been Day or Audrey (it was Day), but Vanessa told him he was wrong. Now I don’t know if Vanessa actually believes her stories or if she just needs to convince others of it, but she’s a pretty terrible sleuth if it’s the former.
Jackie’s name was bounced around a few times, but Vanessa’s big concern her was she had made a “no Backdoors” deal with Jackie when they won HoH. Of course it’s worth noting that Vanessa also made an alliance deal with Jason as part of the 8-person “Dark Moon” group.
Things came together over night when Shelli, Clay, and Vanessa gathered in the Head of Household room. Flashback to 1:15 AM BBT 7/27 to watch. They’re discussing bringing Becky in and offering her a F4 deal so they can have her blessing to go against the BD Austin plan. How about this: tell Becky they won’t evict her if she goes along with the plan. Sheesh. Talks continue and Shelli expresses regret that they couldn’t be sending home James instead of Jason, but James isn’t an option due to BotB.
Jump forward to 1:45 AM BBT when Becky is brought up and the deal is offered. It’s during this talk that Becky tells Shelli, Clay, and Vanessa that thanks to James correcting Liz’s misspelling of Christine the pair won BotB. I’m sure Vanessa will use that against him another week.
After Vanessa gets Becky onboard with the plan to not BD Austin she brings up Austin who promises he’ll throw future comps and do whatever it takes to be their pawn. Becky agress with the plan and she’s ready to go.
Move forward again to 3:25 AM BBT as Vanessa and Liz discuss their plans to go after Jason. Vanessa has decided that she won’t talk to Jason even in search of a “reason!” and will instead just blindside him at the Veto meeting. Downstairs at the same time we’ve got Shelli telling Clay she doesn’t want Jason to be the target.
Yikes. Today is going to get ugly as the minority side of the House realizes what’s going on and the 8-HG deal has been broken when Jason goes up on the Block next to Becky.
Things may look very bad for Jason, but with Shelli expressing concerns about seeing Jason go then maybe she can get in HGs’ ears and save him. We’ve got some very interesting days ahead of us!
Update: Things got a late start this morning, but Vanessa is still pressing ahead with her plans to renom Jason. Vanessa talked with Jackie and tried to set things up as James had betrayed them in the BotB comp by not sufficiently throwing it.
Vanessa went and talked with James to get him to confirm he told Liz a word had been misspelled so they won after she fixed it. This of course has nothing to do with Jason, but Van wants to use it to underscore distrust among the alliance of 8 as a ruse for Jason’s renom. James is suspicious of Van’s line of questioning and knows she’s up to something.
Jackie spoke with Shelli and said there was no reason for them to betray the 8-person deal they made. Doing so would only make problems for everyone. Shelli was unable to convince Jackie of any problems worth breaking that deal
Veto Ceremony is underway and began around 11:45AM BBT. We should have spoilers by 1PM BBT.
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