Big Brother 17: Vanessa Commits To Targeting Austin

Things rarely go to plan on Big Brother and that’s been causing some heartburn for the already strung out Vanessa Rousso who now finds herself in a rough spot. Stick to the plan and be held responsible or ditch it and risk exposure?

Vanessa Rousso considers her options on Big Brother 17
Vanessa Rousso considers her options on Big Brother 17 – Source: CBS All Access

After discovering Austin Matelson had betrayed her trust Vanessa set her targets on sending home the lovelorn wrestler at the next opportunity. Lucky for her a window opened but nothing is that simple.

Having planned to let Jackie remain Head of Household and do the dirty work for her that plan was scuttled last night when Liz managed to win the Battle of the Block to keep Vanessa on the throne. So much for having Jackie take care of Vanessa’s Austin problem. Would she then stick to the plan or wait for another opportunity?

Vanessa sat quietly in her HoH bed for several minutes contemplating the situation before going to talk with Shelli. Flashback to 6:59 PM BBT 7/24. She tells Shelli she’s going to stick to her promise of going after Austin, but she can’t believe how things fell apart on them.

Jump forward to 7:25 PM BBT as Vanessa does her speed talking routine with Jackie. “Everything I said I would do I’m going to do,” Vanessa promises Jackie. She says they still have plenty of justification to go after Austin so she’ll just be ready. Of course she makes a huge deal of it saying she’s about to take a swan dive in to a huge pool of blood. Good grief, HGs. Own your moves and take credit for them so you can cash them in later.

Okay, so what does this mean for the rest of the week? Austin is the target and if he doesn’t get picked to play in the Veto then he’s as good as dead in the water. Now if he is drawn or picked to play (I don’t think anyone will use a HG Choice on him.) then he’d still have to win it which me may not be pressed to do with Liz no longer in danger.

Austin thinks the plan is to Backdoor Steve and that everyone is on board. The most interesting course of events for us could be Steve playing in the Veto comp, winning, and saving Clay, as he said last night he hopes to do. Either way, Austin has no idea he’s the BD target and he’ll be shocked.

If Austin does win the Veto then it’ll be used and Steve could end up going home, but Vanessa doesn’t want that to happen so I’d be surprised to find Steve going up as a renom. We would likely find some other scapegoat for Vanessa and it’d be the end of their run.

What do you hope to see happen today with the Veto competition? It should be held sometime on Saturday and we’ll have the spoilers and results as soon as it’s over. Want to watch along today with us? Jump on the Live Feeds or get the Free Trial going for a week of free access.


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