It looks like Shelli’s Head of Household reign is going just as she planned. During Wednesday night’s episode of Big Brother 17, everything Shelli (Clay) wanted to happen happened. Well, except for the absurd idea that the veto winner not use it on himself.

John McGuire celebrates after winning the Power of Veto competition - Source: CBS

John McGuire celebrates after winning the Power of Veto competition – Source: CBS

The episode picks up right after Jason and Steve won Battle of the Block and John successfully thew the competition to follow along with Clay and Shelli’s plan to evict Da’Vonne. Da’Vonne says is aware that John threw the competition and that the house is working together to get her out this week. Day is only partially right because most of the house, including Becky — the newly-dethroned HOH — thinks Shelli is going to do backdoor Audrey. Including Audrey.

Meanwhile, Twin Twist switch #6 goes down. Julia fills Liz in on all that’s been going on, they exchange hugs and trade places. That bit is short as it’s time to pick players for the veto competition. Joining Shelli, John and Da’Vonne in the veto competition will be Clay (via Shelli’s Houseguest choice), Meg and Steve.

Clay lets Audrey know that she’s not going home this week. Clay tells her that they’re giving her another chance. So it’s becoming more clear that Day is the target and Day knows that as well. She tells James that she knows the Power of Veto is her only shot at staying.

At the Power of Veto competition, John goes up against Da’Vonne. He wins the round and Da’Vonne is the first person knocked out. In round two, it’s Steve vs. Clay. Steve loses to Clay and is knocked out. Meg goes up against Shelli in round three and Shelli gets knocked out. It’s time for John and Meg to go head to head now. John wins the round and sends Meg out of the competition. The final pairing is John and Clay. And John beats Clay and wins the Power of Veto.

So now that John won the POV and will surely use it on himself, Shelli and Clay have to talk about what to do. Clay has the most ridiculous idea to ask John not to use the veto on himself and get others to make sure they vote out Da’Vonne. Shelli decides to tell Becky that she won’t be putting up Audrey as the replacement nominee. Becky isn’t exactly happy, but she says hey, you guys get that extra dirt on your hands by taking Day out.

It’s time for Clay and Shelli to make their pitch to John. Before you go as crazy as I did when I saw this go down on the Live Feeds, relax. John isn’t the idiot they seem to think he is. He does not agree to not use the veto. Sorry, Shelli, you wanted to win HOH so now you’ve got to make someone else made by naming a replacement nominee. So who will that lucky person be? Looks like it’s going to be Liz. Or not.

Austin decides he doesn’t like the idea of his main ally Liz going up on the block. So Austin goes to Vanessa and they decide to approach Shelli with the idea that Meg needs to go up next to Day because Meg could rally enough votes to flip the house and send Liz happen. This is of course a complete scheme of Austin’s and it completely works. Shelli buys it and quickly considers Meg as a renomination candidate.

But for some extra added drama, let’s throw in Audrey back up to no good and Clay deciding that maybe he and Shelli should get rid of her while they’re ahead. So Shelli now has three options: Liz, Meg or Audrey. It’s not every day Big Brother gets to throw in suspense like this.

At the veto ceremony, Johnny Mac uses the veto on himself and Austin’s plan is executed and Meg goes up as the replacement nominee. Shelli is still not ready to go after Audrey and is too focused on getting Da’Vonne out. So one of the two will be evicted Thursday night and with the Last Laugh Twist in play, who knows what will happen.

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