Big Brother 17: Returning Juror Pool Readies For Another Houseguest

This week another member of the Big Brother 17 Jury will be added when Houseguests head inside the Diary Room and cast their votes, but before too long one of them may be returning.

Big Brother 17 Week 8 nominees Becky Burgess & John McGuire
Big Brother 17 Week 8 nominees Becky Burgess & John McGuire – Source: CBS

All we’ve heard so far from Julie Chen is that just because a Houseguest is voted out doesn’t mean his or her game is over. Of course we’re all expecting that to mean the typical chance to get back in the game because as they’ve taught us when it comes to their twists: Expect The Expected.

So far Shelli and Jackie have started things off for the Jury House as the first two HGs to arrive from last week’s Double Eviction, now it looks like Becky is set to join them. As Becky noted, this is turning out to be one good looking Jury!

With Becky (the presumed next evictee), Jackie, and Shelli in the Jury we are expecting one more addition before the twist kicks off. Several Houseguests are expecting a similar count and this has been a point of debate in the Evict-Vanessa plan as possibly a reason to hold off on sending her until the twist is over. Of course that’s also in part driven by Steve who seems anxious for any excuse to delay her departure.

John countered the delay argument by saying if the competition is physical, like an endurance comp, then sending Vanessa now would be great as she’d face very strong competitors. That’s a good point. Vanessa has done well in comps, but her wins have been in thinking vs physical comps. Of course there’s also nothing to say it’ll be a physical competition to decide the outcome.

Remember back in BB13 there was a vote to pit one of the evicted HGs (not Jurors at that point) against the current week’s evictee. Of course that’s when Lawon asked to be evicted and was never seen again. With that in mind, we could actually end up in another voting scenario, but in recent seasons it’s been decided by a performance competition.

Should the twist involve the first four Jurors then things are still wide open for who it could be next week. There are a few options that send Vanessa out the door, but I think there may be more that cut Johnny Mac from the mix. It’s still early though to talk about next week’s eviction.

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What I’d really like to see is if they insist on doing this twist then make it so there’s no guarantee anyone gets to come back. Last year the comp was a multiple round challenge with points which meant eventually someone would have the most and return. But what if the players had to reach a certain threshold or in an endurance had to survive a certain amount of time. I think that’d be a lot more exciting and add pressure on the players. It’d be nice to make something unexpected in this expected twist.

How do you think a returning HG should be decided? Viewer vote? Endurance comp? Q&A comp? To get a preview of a viewer vote decision try voting in the poll below and share your thoughts.


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