It was beginning to look like it would never happen, but Big Brother 17 has finally shifted out of Austwins’ favor. When none of them managed to win Head of Household, they weren’t even worried, but by the end of Sunday night’s episode they were all sweating.
We pick up right after the double eviction that sent Meg and James to jury. Liz likens the night to a category 5 hurricane and everyone else is feeling the same way. Vanessa lets us know that she couldn’t have scripted the night better herself. Meg and James are gone and she thinks she’s got smooth sailing from here on out. And she’s probably right.
Liz puts on some fake tears for the cameras until she realizes that she and Austin can take James’ bed. Well unless Austin wins the next HOH and they can get that HOH bed back.
Vanessa gets to work on Steve, John and Austin to make the strike against the twins. She talks to Austin about throwing the competition and pep talks Steve and John to get them moving in the direction she wants them to go in.
So let’s get to the HOH. Liz thinks she only has to worry if Johnny Mac wins HOH. Oops. This HOH is yet another dumb competition (with more HORRIBLE Photoshop work) that has nothing to do with memory because the twins weren’t in the game at all times. So I’m not even going to explain the stupid competition and just cut to the chase. Steve wins the competition and becomes the new Head of Household.
Vanessa is happy with those results so as she says, she can sit back and watch the fireworks as Steve gets all the blood on his hands. Equally happy is Liz, who does not realize that Steve has sworn to himself and the Live Feed watchers that he’s breaking up Austwins this week.
It doesn’t take long for Vanessa to break the news to Julia and Liz that she doesn’t think Steve will put up his buddy John. And the twins are shocked at that. Apparently they haven’t noticed that Steve and John have been together for a very long time.
Also on top of things is Austin, who goes to Steve to work on him to get him thinking he’s not actually at the bottom of the Scamper Squad (he is). And when Steve eludes that he might be making a move, Austin realizes that he can’t protect both twins, so he’s only going to focus on himself and Julia. Sorry, Julia. So he tries to make some promises and deals to Steve, but Steve isn’t buying it.