The Power of Veto competition is coming up later today as the Big Brother 17 Houseguests went into a late lockdown for what might be a more simple comp than the HGs have seen in recent weeks.

James Huling is playing it cool on Big Brother

James Huling is playing it cool on Big Brother – Source: CBS All Access

The new HoH named her nominees during Friday’s Nomination Ceremony before following that up with a verbal beat down that left them bewildered and scattered getting ready for their chance at safety.

Flashback to 10:42 PM BBT 8/28 to find James and Meg, this week’s newly minted nominees, discussing their best chances with this week’s Power of Veto. There seems to be a general concern that James might do something crazy like use the Veto on Meg if he were to win. Why do we think that? Because he’s said it a few times.

Meg admits that they have to realize that unless one of them wins the Veto then things aren’t going to change and they’re going to stay on the Block.

Both Meg and James agree that if they weren’t on the Block together then it’d be a no-brainer that they’d save the other, but this puts them in a tricky position. James wonders if it’d be better for them if he won the Veto and then gave it to Meg for her safety. Meg is adamant that James must not do that.

Meg says the two of them will have a better chance of both staying if James wins the Veto, saves himself, and then it’s Meg against either JMac or Steve. I’d agree. James is a much more tempting target. Remember Jackie vs Meg during the Double Eviction? There’s a reason Meg isn’t targeted.

James suggests she could be right as the HGs wouldn’t want to “waste an HoH on you.” Heh. Meg says no, that’s not it. (Yes it is.) She thinks the Austwins would prefer to see JMac go over her. I’d say both points are correct.

Again we hear James discuss using the Veto on Meg if he wins it, but she says he is absolutely “not allowed to pull a Clay.” I’m really hoping James is just talking things up and wouldn’t really consider using it on Meg if he gets the chance. Should he do that then just send him right on out the door because he’d deserve it.

So what are the other Houseguests thinking at this point? Well we’ve got the Austwins out there and I think it’s safe to say if they win it then none of those three would use the Veto and would most likely really prefer everyone on the Block to just stay exactly where they are. Vanessa and Steve are working on their own plans though.


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