Vanessa had barely been awake ten minutes before she broke in to her latest Big Brother plan on how to manipulate the house and be the hero of her side all over again.
Talking first with Austin, Vanessa explained the simple two-step process to today’s chaos, but please note that Vanessa won’t actually be participating in either of these.
Explaining to Austin, Vanessa named her new plan “Redirect & Minimize” and the first step is for Shelli & Clay to call out Becky. Vanessa heard James and Becky talking late in to the night which makes her realize that Becky was trying to work with both sides. Flashback to 10:20AM BBT 8/5 to hear the talk.
What has happened there is Becky had been running info to Clay and Shelli earlier this week but once she saw their ship was sinking she did jump to the other side. Becky has revealed a lot to James and company so they know she was previously working with the other side. As such, Vanessa’s plan to have Chelli call out Becky won’t reveal any surprise information and may only solidify support against Vanessa and Shelli which could impact tomorrow’s vote.
Part two of Vanessa’s plan: Fight! She wants Austin to stage a fight with Shelli. Remember how well that went with Austin, her, and Jeff? Vanessa’s plan there is to then have Shelli say “I am the only one who will go after Austin & the twins!” She believes that motivates the house to keep Shelli.
What I’m interested in hearing is how Vanessa plans to couch that fight with Clay since she continues to tell Clay that he has the votes to stay. Shouldn’t this make Clay ask why Vanessa wants to build Shelli’s value in staying?
Austin doesn’t seem thrilled with this plan, but he’s not protesting yet. He even raises the idea of what if they just go ahead and keep Clay. Austin is definitely still considering this option as he did overnight. Once Vanessa leaves the room Austin continues to float the idea of keeping Clay as he talks with Liz. I think we’re going to see more of this.
While Austin talks with Liz we see Vanessa pull Steve aside to tell him that Becky is the new devil. Of course we know how much this will delight Steve. He says her plan to call out Becky sounds risky. Vanessa assures him she wouldn’t do it, but will instead get someone whose back is against the wall to do it. (Clay & Shelli) “You’re evil,” says Steve with a big smile.