Since Thursday night’s conclusion of the HoH comp the real discussion has focused on the Power of Veto competition and that’s set to arrive later this afternoon as everyone seems to have a plan.
Update: Veto competition began at approximately 12:08PM BBT. We’ll have spoilers when it’s over.
The new Head of Household has not done much to keep her plans hidden for how to use the Veto, but so far it hasn’t gotten back to that target as most were waiting to see just how big of a mess this plan might become.
From the start Becky, our current HoH, wanted Vanessa out the door but per “the deal” this week she put up Shelli and Steve. That deal had been part of yet another 8-HG agreement that the remaining half of Chelli plus JMac would go up. Now obviously Becky only put up Shelli and then used Steve in place of JMac so that was a change of directions, but the target remained Vanessa.
Becky was open with Shelli telling her that if she won the Veto she would use it on Shelli to save her and make way for the Vanessa renom. Shelli was well aware that Vanessa was the plan and agreed to go along with it while keeping the truth from Vanessa. It didn’t take long for Vanessa to catch on with suspicions though.
With Vanessa on to the threat she campaigned to make sure she would be playing. Vanessa told both Steve and Shelli that if they picked her then she’d save the other. Great plan as long as those two don’t compare notes. Oops. They did.
Overnight John petitioned Steve and Shelli to pick him as well. His plan was to save Shelli and leave Steve on the Block. John didn’t hide that from Steve when he asked to be picked. Yikes. By the end of the night Steve decided he would use HG Choice for John and agree to stay on the Block until Thursday night.
Houseguests received an early wake up call and that gave Steve and Shelli a chance to talk (8:20AM BBT) and realize both had been offered the same deal by Vanessa. BUT in that same talk Steve says maybe he should still pick Vanessa to play for him expecting John to remain safe at the hand of Becky. Soon after Vanessa talked with Steve again (8:30AM BBT) and worked to convince him that she should be his pick if he got HG Choice.
So what happened? Veto players were picked just minutes ago and we have our roster. Austin, Meg, and Vanessa will join Becky (HoH) with Steve and Shelli (noms). Not good for John’s overnight plans. What’s worse is that Shelli chose Vanessa. Yep.
Flashback to 10:58 AM BBT 8/8 as Shelli apologizes to John for having used her HG Choice to get Vanessa in the game instead of him. Good grief. Shelli says she was afraid of what Vanessa might do if she hadn’t made that choice.
John says it was a gamble by Shelli but maybe it’ll pay off. He assures her he has a plan, but we’ll have to see what that is.
Now Vanessa will have a chance to keep herself safe by winning Veto and could even keep her ally Shelli safe. If that happens I’d expect an Austwins to go up and we’ll see Steve evicted. Well, there are lots of outs and plenty of other ways for Becky to ruin her big plans.
Shelli is worried that Austin might leave the noms the same if he won Veto and I think she’s right. Using it would risk the twins and Vanessa. He wouldn’t use it. Meg, however, would use it as she’s in on the plan to BD Vanessa. That means today’s comp is 4 vs 2 to get the Veto used and Vanessa out the door.