The Power of Veto Ceremony is coming up this afternoon in the Big Brother 17 house and so far everything is going to plan. Well, Becky’s plan. Definitely not Vanessa’s plan.

Big Brother 17 - Becky readies her Backdoor plan

Big Brother 17 – Becky readies her Backdoor plan – Source: CBS All Access

Since Thursday night Becky began to plan how to evict Vanessa Rousso from Big Brother and today will move us one step closer to her achieving that goal. But don’t tell Vanessa. It’s going to be a surprise.

Sure, Vanessa expects something could be up, but thanks to a convincing talk with Becky on Saturday night Vanessa actually believes that Johnny Mac will be the renom. Here’s what’s going on.

Last week “the deal” was crafted to with 8 Houseguests, including Vanessa, to target the remaining half of Chelli. That player would go up on the Block against JMac and everyone would agree to vote out the Chelli member. Well of course Vanessa had no intention of sticking to that and neither does Becky.

Becky nominated Shelli and Steve then Steve went on to win the Veto on Saturday. When Vanessa interrogated Becky over the idea of her renom’ing her friend and ally John Becky explained she was okay with doing that because John wasn’t actually in any danger and would be safe with at least four votes.

Flashback to last night at 3:20 AM BBT 8/10 Cams 3/4 as Becky explains that once Vanessa learned that she went to try and shore up Steve’s 5th vote to go along with Van’s and the Austwins’. Those five votes together would vote out JMac over Shelli. Vanessa won’t get that chance as she expects.

Becky confirms to Steve that yes, she’s still going to renom Vanessa and yes, Vanessa will be voted out. Just four votes will send the decision to Becky for a tie-breaker, but a fifth would put it over the top and Vanessa out the door.

To avoid a repeat of two weeks ago with Jason’s renom, Becky plans to warn the other HGs just before the meeting. She tells Steve (3:31AM BBT) that she wants to blindside Vanessa, but not the rest of the house.

But wait, what if Steve doesn’t use the Veto today at the meeting? Flashback to 5:21AM BBT 8/10 as Steve discusses this scenario. He admits that by not using the Veto he could avoid all these problems. Oh good grief. He entertains that idea for a few seconds before saying his mom would kill him. As we all would.

So there we go. Steve will use the Veto and force a choice by Becky. Becky will name Vanessa as the renom leaving us with Shelli and Vanessa as this week’s final nominations. There will be eight votes this week with the possibility of a tie-breaker as we head toward deciding the first Jury member.

Expect some fantastic fireworks this afternoon when the Feeds return from the Veto meeting. Vanessa is going to work in overdrive to save herself and send Shelli to Jury. We should get some cutthroat maneuvers from Vanessa and I can’t wait to see what she’ll do and if she can pull it off. I sure wouldn’t want to be on the Block against her!

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