Big Brother 17 Recap: Episode 19 — Shelli And Clay Fight A Losing Battle

King James continued to reign over Big Brother 17 during Wednesday night’s episode as he held all the power over Shelli and Clay.

James Huling at BB17 Pov Comp
James Huling at Big Brother 17 Pov Comp – Source: CBS

And even though Shelli called Clay her Knight in Shining Armor during the episode, there were no white horses or any other cliches that I can’t think of right now to save this damsel in distress.

The episode picked up right after James broke his word to Shelli and nominated Shelli and Clay for eviction. James tells us in the Diary Room that he’s ready to deal with any fallout from this bold decision. He knows they need to be broken up and he’s happy to be the one to do it.

Meanwhile, Shelli’s tears have started. She tells us that she doesn’t know how she could move on in this game without her ride or die (reminder: they’ve known each other since June). Speaking of her ride or die, he’s blowing up at James, and therefore blowing up their game even more. Shelli comes out to stop him because she is at least using her head. Or is she?

She didn’t use her head when she ignored Vanessa’s attempt to hug her following the ceremony. And Vanessa, has always been in Shelli’s corner, is not very happy over Shelli’s reaction.

And since Vanessa is Vanessa, she goes to check on what that was all about. Vanessa asks why she refused to hug her and a Clelli vs. Vanessa battle breaks out. Clay tells Vanessa that her decision to backdoor Jason last week has ended their game. and Vanessa explodes because Shelli and Clay are still refusing to admit their part in backdooring Jason.

Vanessa is so mad that she takes her anger outside to everyone and lets them know that Clelli are still acting like they had no part in Jason’s backdoor plan and Vanessa is not letting them keep hiding behind her on that.

Shelli isn’t worried about Vanessa just yet. She and Clay want to find out from James why he went back on their deal. Clay tells him that they would have had his back more than anyone in the house (Um, nope), and Shelli says they’d never betray him (ha). James knows that’s all bull and he basically just lets them talk at him.

Now it’s time for Vanessa damage control. Shelli explains to Vanessa that her reaction was just pure emotion and that she’s not going to let anything come between their relationship or their alliance. After some tears and a hug, Vanessa seems to still be on Shelli’s side.

At the veto player draw, Jackie, Becky and Vanessa are picked to join James, Clay and Shelli in the veto competition. And since Shelli knows that it’s only up to her and Clay to win, they aren’t much concerned with draw.


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