You’d almost forget the double dose of opportunities presented to the Big Brother 17 Houseguests this week to take a swing at splitting up the Austwins as Vanessa and John are busy debating the best ways to take them out down the road.

John McGuire deep in thought and Fun Dip

John McGuire deep in thought and Fun Dip – Source: CBS All Access

Vanessa will be the outgoing HoH this week which gives her the perfect reason for why she won’t be able to get a twin out in the next round. As for this week, she’s sticking to the threat of them going up against a pawn like Meg for why it couldn’t happen yet. Now Vanessa is looking to John and maybe even Steve to cut the twins, but Steve is making Vanessa a little nervous.

Over the past two days we’ve watched Vanessa discuss with John some ideas of the best ways to get out the twins and whether or not their third ally, Steve, will be up to the task. Flashback first to 2:45 PM BBT on Monday (8/31) as John and Vanessa talk alone in the HoH room.

Along with confirming to one another they’re each other’s F2 deal (I think Vanessa will be the first to collect them all!) Vanessa is pushing for the best way to get Liz out. John says with Liz gone they can try a 3-point plan of each pairing up with another player. Vanessa can go to Julia, Steve can get Austin, and he’ll work with James.

John throws out a scenario where Julia could end up going home if Liz or Austin wins the Veto and saves the other. Vanessa doesn’t care for that much and redirects John toward the idea of putting up Liz and James as James is a strong competitor for the Veto which would reduce Liz’s chances of escaping the Block.

Here we also get a brief mention of how Vanessa is questioning whether or not Steve will be willing to pull the trigger on this plan. Vanessa says that if something happens during the Double Eviction, which they think is another week out, then she’s willing to do it herself and deal with the consequences later. Unfortunately we won’t get a chance to see if that’s true or not.


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