Big Brother 17 Recap: Episode 10 – Austin Foils Vanessa’s Plan

It might have been party week in the Big Brother 17 house, but most of the houseguests had nothing to celebrate.


The house’s plan to get Audrey out was foiled. Vanessa’s plan to keep blood off her hands came crashing down. And Jeff’s comfort in the house has been flipped upside down.

Wednesday night’s episode picks up right after the foamy Battle of the Block competition. Meg and Jason are celebrating. Vanessa and Austin are happy. And James and Audrey are sweating. But wait, why is Audrey sweating? She’s not the target. But the house thinks she still is.

Vanessa, of course, isn’t going to put Audrey up and has to think of a reason to put Jeff up instead. But who is the target between James and Jeff? No one is sure. Vanessa says they are equal in reasons why they should go. But she doesn’t want things to get messy, so she decides to just keep nominations the same and go for James.

Meanwhile the Twin Twist is still a thing for the TV viewers. It’s time for another swap and Liz is telling Julia she needs to stop sucking so hard and being just like her twin sister. I’m not sure why it matters so much at this time since everyone but Audrey either knows or is pretty sure that Liz is a twin.

Vanessa and Austin let Audrey know that she doesn’t have to worry this week because she’s not going anywhere. They tell her that the best thing would be fore her to get picked for veto and win so Vanessa won’t even be expected to consider the option. Audrey gets yet another reprieve.

Oh look, here’s Jeff sealing his fate. He’s pretty clueless that he’s even a target, so he starts running his mouth about people in their alliance and how he’s pretty sure Liz is a twin. So Austin becomes set on making sure Jeff is the real target this week.

And Austin’s hope is looking better as Shelli, Austin and Clay are chosen to play in the Power of Veto completion along with Vanessa, James and John. Vanessa, Shelli and Austin let Audrey know they want her to win the veto and not use it. So they are planning on throwing the competition.

At the veto competition, Vanessa throws it to Audrey and is out. But then Audrey and John face off and he does not let her have it. James and Austin go head to head next and Austin takes out James. Shelli takes on Austin and lets him have the round. The final round is Austin and John and John takes the win and the veto.

Vanessa is not happy that Austin couldn’t beat John. She lets him have it and accuses him of throwing the competition, but he swears he did not mean to lose to John. Vanessa is not buying it. Now she is going to have to name a replacement nominee and is not happy. And of course Austin has just the person — Jeff. But Vanessa is so upset she threatens Austin that she won’t put Jeff up because he ruined the plan this week (keep in mind, though, that Vanessa threw the competition herself).

Austin lets us know in the Diary Room that he did throw it because he ultimately wants Jeff to go up and go home. But before we get any kind of dramatic result, we have to sit through this week’s horrible Takeover segment. And it’s not even worth talking about here other than to say this was such a pointless twist so let’s hope the rest of the takeovers are better than this one.

Cut to Jeff talking to Vanessa about who is going up this week. She tells him she doesn’t want to go for Audrey because she doesn’t want to be the one to get the transgender woman out. She tells Jeff that it would be an easy week to get James out, who is a threat to her game. Little does Jeff know that he’s actually the only other option.

So Jeff is going to be the replacement, but for some reason Vanessa can’t just put him up. She needs a solid reason, so Operation Frame Jeff is launched. I wish it was as exciting as it sounds, but really this whole thing has so many holes in it, it’s laughable. Basically there are a few forced confrontations that contained both truths and falsities and Vanessa is pleased with having a reason to put him up. And so it’s done.

At the veto ceremony, John uses the veto on himself and Jeff is put up in his place.

Oh, and Meg won a cruise this week. Because that’s something we should care about I guess.

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