In the past few weeks we’ve seen Steve start to align with Johnny Mac while separating from Vanessa, moves that have caught the attention of the Austwins. Steve has been catching on to them too though and he called Austin out on his shifting.
Last night on the Feeds, Flashback to 7:21 PM BBT 8/21, Steve talks to Feedsters in the Lounge saying there may be a real deal alliance between Austwins, Vanessa, James, and Meg. We know there is with the five of Austwins & Goblins, but Vanessa also believes she’s part of a 6-HG deal with them.
Steve’s biggest fear is that this group would leave out just him and John. This leads Steve to believe John is the target this week and he could follow him out the door next week. Time to investiage.
Austin and Liz had just been camtalking their own plans when Steve arrives to talk. Flashback to 7:25PM BBT to hear the full talk or jump ahead a bit more for the meaty core.
As soon as Steve arrived Austin starts telling him how Vanessa is back on their side and all is good. That probably wasn’t what Steve wanted to hear and will just reinforce his worries from minutes ago downstairs.
Move ahead to 7:34 PM BBT as Austin continues to discuss scenarios for this week that don’t convincingly include Vanessa. Austin has been telling Steve the targets are either James or Vanessa when they are actually Johnny Mac or maybe now also Steve as an option. As we just heard between Austin and Liz, they’re getting more nervous about Steve, but back to last night.
Steve asks Austin if he trusts Vanessa then says she must have really “worked her magic” on his just before the Nominations Ceremony. Austin deflects saying it’s still 50-50 between her and James as the renom. Steve denies that response and says it sounds more like 100-0 in favor of keeping Vanessa.
Now downstairs we know that Steve is suspicious of Austin so while he tells Austin he doesn’t think the target is Vanessa but rather James what he’s really saying is the target is probably JMac.
As the talk with Austin and Steve continued we did hear one more zinger from Steve. He tells Austin that it doesn’t sound like Vanessa is a target anymore. Steve says Vanessa did a “brilliant job” on him. Ouch! Steve did a really good job here of holding his ground and talking tough without letting it get rough. He needs to play like that more often.
Move ahead to Saturday as I waited to see if when Steve would warn John. After so much time I thought maybe Steve was keeping this info to himself so John didn’t try as hard in the Veto comp and let Steve have a better chance. Finally at 3:42 PM BBT they talk in private.
Steve warns John about the Austwins, Vanessa, Meg, and James alliance fears. He tells John they need to get that Veto for themselves at this competition to hopefully force a James or Vanessa renom.
The Power of Veto competition is now underway as of about 6:30PM BBT. Vanessa, Julia, and Meg join Austin, John, and Steve. John could be in serious trouble if he doesn’t get the Veto win in this. Stick with us for the spoilers and results soon.