Big Brother 17 Recap: Episode 16 – Vanessa Finds a New Target

Despite a perfect chance to pin and take out Judas this week, Vanessa let Shelli and Clay takeover her Head of Household reign that left Austin safe and one innocent houseguest randomly targeted. Who who is Judas?

Jackie and Jason are upset following the veto ceremony – Source: CBS

The episode picks up right after Liz and James won Battle of the Block and foiled the backdoor Austin plan. Shelli is of course freaking out because Clay is still on the block and Vanessa is preparing herself for a “bloodbath.” She tells Jackie and Shelli that she’s sticking to the plan even though she did not want to be the one to do.

“How did that happen?” Vanessa asks. Cut to James who was supposed to throw the competition. James is ready to do damage control, even though Liz pretty much won the competition on her own. And Liz realizes that James wasn’t pulling his weight. So Austin and her are suspicious that something is about to go down. So they, of course, think there might be a plan against her since they all know about the twin twist.

Austin decides to go check things out with Vanessa. He tells her his concerns and and Vanessa tells him everyone is upset just because Clay and Becky are still on the block. She assures Austin that the plan is to backdoor Steve, which is what he thought all along.

But Austin wouldn’t know who was the target this week because he is distracted by his nominee with Liz. As we saw, he literally stole a kiss from her and she’s not into him. At all. And we could tell that even before she told us that in a diary room session.

It’s time to pick players for the veto competition. Joining Vanessa, Clay and Becky in the veto competition are Shelli, via Vanessa’s houseguest’s choice, John and Liz. So Austin was not picked, but Liz was. So Vanessa is now worried about how to move forward with this plan. She’s not sure if she should tell Liz or just wait until after veto. Basically, Vanessa is starting to doubt the plan as a whole because that is what Vanessa does in this game.

After a quick Steve segment that is proof he’s one of the most pointless houseguests this season, it’s time for the veto competition. And they all have to dress like squirrels, reminding us how embarrassing this show actually is — not only to be on, but to watch.

In the end, it’s Clay who comes out on top and wins the veto, securing his safety for the week. So it should be no problem for Vanessa to move forward with the plan to backdoor Austin. Well, one would think. But again, this is Vanessa we’re talking about. And it doesn’t take long for her wheels to start spinning out of control and all over the place.


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