Big Brother 17: Vanessa & John Work To Flip The Vote

What a strange day of campaigning in the Big Brother house after Vanessa continued her on again off again pursuit of flipping the vote to keep Johnny Mac and send Steve off to the Jury House.

Vanessa Rousso works on vote flip with the twins
Vanessa Rousso works on vote flip with the twins – Source: CBS All Access

John hasn’t given up on the vote and Vanessa has gone from collecting info to campaigning on his behalf, but then at times she seems to be doing exactly the opposite. Is it Thursday yet?

As we watched during the day it seemed more like Vanessa had resigned to letting John go but not before she drained him of all the info he had which John didn’t seem to mind giving freely. John kept advocating his benefits to her while pointing out the dangers she faced with the Austwins. Something in there was a turning point.

Flashback to 6:55 PM BBT 8/25 as John and Vanessa talk game. He’s suggesting his plan could still be to get the Goblins to flip and then she could be the 3rd and deciding vote. We know that Vanessa is highly unlikely to make that move without the Austwins’ blessing. Vanessa then suggests John should go talk with the twins first and then later the Goblins.

Something interesting from this talk was when Vanessa asked John about her chances of working with Becky if she came back. Vanessa wants to know if that could be salvaged. John says yes, it could absolutely be recovered. He suggests Becky would have other targets over her. So was Vanessa asking in case John went and Becky returned? I’m actually thinking she was considering if she kept John and Becky returned. Then she’d have a group of 3 to work with. Though I don’t think Becky would be too thrilled to work with Vanessa, but John said the right thing there.

So Vanessa tells John to talk with the twins, but before he can do that she goes in to have a chat with them. Flashback to 7:05 PM BBT. Vanessa is running through a lot of details here but the takeaway for the twins is that John is coming after them and they want him gone. They freak out.

It was at this point that I could no longer follow what Vanessa was trying to do. Seemed as though she was sabotaging John’s efforts after encouraging him to do something but before he could do it. Problem might have been Vanessa relied on the twins to make something happen.

The twins were soon upstairs freaking out about John and adamant, once again, that he had to go. Flashback to 7:34 PM BBT. Whatever Vanessa’s plan had been there it was resulting in solidifying the votes against John. Maybe her next move would work better.


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