Big Brother 17: Pre-Veto Comp Plans In Week 9 – Update: Players Picked & Steve Worries

Zingbot and the Power of Veto competition arrive today in the Big Brother 17 house and while everyone expects those two things only one of the nominees knows to expect something more.

John McGuire isn't too worried about the Veto
John McGuire isn’t too worried about the Veto – Source: CBS All Access

With a repeat of last week’s power there shouldn’t be much of a surprise on what’s going to end up happening this week if things stay on course, but today’s PoV comp is our last chance to see extra drama thanks to a shake-up if anything is going to happen.

Austin, the current HoH, talked a big game of how he’d go after Vanessa this week but that’s since fallen away as he’s openly admitted to taking the easier route and being too afraid of targeting Vanessa. She won’t be going home this week unless something major happens between now and Monday afternoon’s Veto Ceremony.

Steve and John are on the Block and both went there with the expectation that Vanessa would be the target. Not the case, explained Austin in a camtalk session last night. Flashback to 7:10PM BBT 8/21 as Austin and Liz let Feedsters know what’s going on.

Austin says that while Vanessa could be Backdoor’d this week, he doesn’t want to do that. This syncs with what he told Liz earlier in the day that it’d be dumb for them to send her home this week. Austin goes on to explain that he wants the noms to stay the same so they can evict Johnny Mac.

Should Steve win the Veto then Meg is a likely renom, according to Austin, but if John wins PoV then they’ve got major problems. A Meg vs John match-up would be dull for potential drama as there’s no chance Meg gets evicted. There’s just no reason for them to do that. But if John is down then Austin would have to decide if he wants to lose Steve, which he possibly would if Meg was renom’d.

Now as for the nominees themselves and what they think is going on, well Steve is much more aware than John. Remember that John admitted after the HoH comp that he didn’t try very hard because he thought everyone would throw it to him. That false hope may show up again in today’s comp.

Flashback to 11:19PM BBT 8/21 as John and Steve chat in the bathroom. John says he may pick Meg if he gets HG Choice since it doesn’t really matter. John doesn’t think it matters because he believes everyone is targeting Vanessa this week. Nope.


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