It was a cringe-worthy night of Big Brother 17 as Zingbot returned and let the houseguests have it and Vanessa waged a war against Steve, that left even some anti-Steve viewers feeling sorry for the nerdy musician.


Zingbot lets the Big Brother 17 gang have it – Source: CBS

The episode picks up right after Austin nominated Steve and John for eviction. He tells us that if someone comes down from the veto, he might have to still consider Vanessa going up.

Steve is disappointed that Austin went back on his word but knows that Austin talked to Vanessa right before the ceremony, so Steve starts worshipping her game play even though this could be the end of his game. John tells Steve that he knows no one else will use the veto so it’s up to them to win it.

Elsewhere, Vanessa is very thankful that she wasn’t nominated and she thinks this is the perfect shot to smooth things over with her alliance with Austwins. And that shouldn’t be hard even thought Austin likes to think that Judas is actually a thing and that he’d ever consider going against Vanessa (pssst, he or Judas never will).

When Vanessa leaves the room Austin says he has to put Vanessa up if someone comes off the block. He says it will be tough (translate that to OMG I’LL NEVER BE ABLE TO DO THIS BECAUSE I’M A SCARED BABY). Or at least that’s how I translated it.

At the veto draw, Vanessa furthers herself away from a backdoor option as she’s chosen to play the veto along with Meg, Julia, Austin and nominees Steve and John.

It’s Zinbot time! It’s time for a Big Brother 17 roasting. But fist, Zingbot tells them that he’s newly “zingle.” Let’s check out the zings.

James, I heard Meg is going to take you some place very, very special after the show: The friend zone. Out of your league. Zing

Liz, I’m confused. Suddenly you’re less attractive, less intelligent and less charming. Oh wait, that’s just Julia. Zing.

Steve, what’s less cool than a trombonist who cries for his mommy? Nothing. Zing.

Will someone please take out the trash. It stinks in here. Oh wait, that’s just Austin. Zing.

Meg, your New York attitude is very Sex and the City. Too bad your gameplay is more Sucks in the City.

Johh, five out of five dentists agree … the only thing less attractive than your laugh is your back hair. Zing.

Vanessa, you have been playing a masterful game, assuming that game is the crying game. Zing.

Liz, you’ve become such an important part of Austin’s life. Are you more excited to meet his mom, his dad or his girlfriend? Zing.

The zings lead to the Veto competition and it’s set at Zingbot’s bachelor pad. And the competition is a version of Morph.


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