Big Brother 17: Pre-Veto Backdoor Plans In Week 5

The Big Brother 17 Power of Veto competition is underway as the HGs prepare yet another Backdoor plan and this one might not be a surprise for much longer.

Austin Matelson wonders if he's next on Big Brother 17
Austin Matelson wonders if he’s next on Big Brother 17 – Source: CBS All Access

Over the past few days the House has been shifting against Austin and with the Veto results just hours away his fate may be sealed by today’s PoV spoilers.

Yes, Austin is this week’s Backdoor target and with Vanessa retaining her HoH throne she’ll be able to see this one through to the finish. Unless she gets distracted by another shiny object, of course, and with a long time until Thursday night that’s entirely possible.

Veto players were picked with Shelli, Liz, and John set to join Vanessa (HoH) along with Becky and Clay (noms). Vanessa picked Shelli as her HG Choice while the other two were drawn. Vanessa’s choice set off fears with Becky because she knew Shelli would be playing against her to save Clay. Offsetting that is John who openly said he’d play to win and save Becky.

Of course having Liz play wasn’t Vanessa’s best case scenario. Austin isn’t up on the Block so it’s not like she could have saved him, but in a way she could. If Liz hears about the BD Austin plan and doesn’t like it then she could refuse to use the Veto which would have created a vacancy for Austin.

Right now Liz and Austin think the plan is to BD Steve, but now even Steve knows that’s not true. Earlier Steve spoke with John and they’re on to the Austin plans this week. That’s got John frustrated since he was kept in the dark, as he was explaining to Becky just before the Veto comp began at 1:55PM BBT. I wouldn’t expect the Feeds back in under two hours.

So with Liz in the mix there was a choice to be made for panic-stricken Vanessa. Yes, Vanessa is freaking out again. Flashback to 12:05 PM BBT. She feels confident in her choice to target Austin but is worried that Liz might not agree and then she’ll make an enemy out of her with this move.

Vanessa wanted to pull Liz in and tell her the truth about her Backdoor plans and why she was doing this. Jackie strongly voted against that idea saying it’d be better to wait and see how Veto goes because they might not have to convince Liz of anything if it’s not up to her.

Shelli arrives, Flashback to 12:20PM BBT 7/25, and supports Jackie’s suggestion. Shelli says that Liz would most definitely run that information back to Austin even if it was just to tell him how mad she was about what he said. At that point the conversation was derailed by Have-Nots arriving (Clay, Shelli, & Steve so far this week).

The Power of Veto comp is now underway and the odds are very good that one of the noms, Clay & Becky, will be saved. A Clay or Shelli win means Clay comes down. Becky or John winning would result in Becky coming down. Vanessa has said she doesn’t want to win it unless she sees Liz winning.

Should Liz win it then there are more variables, but if she doesn’t learn any other details then she’d also use it on Clay per her discussion with Austin earlier. What happens next will be decided by Monday, but right now things look very bad for Austin. Spoilers coming up soon and we’ll keep you posted.

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