Vanessa sounds very open to making a shift, or at least to making it sound like she is. Unfortunately for this very interesting talk Liz arrives. Steve also had just passed through the room so we know they were sent by Austin. Julia shows up too and the talk ends. Vanessa scatters.
James wants to know more and gets John alone in the Storage room. John explains again the deal offered to him was to target James and Meg along with the returning Juror if they kept him. James asks if the twins named names when making that offer, but John says they only implied it. Well that wasn’t a slam dunk for James. Perhaps John should have exaggerated that one.
Upstairs there’s a panic at the disco. Flashback to 10:39 AM BBT as Austin instructs his twin minions (Twinions?) to go to the Goblins and lie that John was making a “save me” pitch to them today. They’re sounding desperate but they’ve gotta play the game.
About ten minutes later while James is again talking to John we find Vanessa heading upstairs to prep for the lockdown. She tells Steve that James and Meg are very nervous that he hasn’t campaigned to them, but to wait on going to talk. Vanessa then tells Austin she’s collecting info and will share it back to them. She reminds him that this is part of her building trust promise.
Feeds cut for the live show prep, but should be back in a few hours. There won’t be much time to talk with everyone locked in a room together, but we can wait and see what happens next.
Now with what was going on there with Vanessa at the end, it’s interesting. It seemed like she was working all week to flip the vote against Steve, but this would be much different than her previous attempts to flip the twins. If she makes this move then it’d put her at odds with the Austwins, but doesn’t she already suspect that’s happening with or without her?
If Vanessa doesn’t make a move soon she’ll be marching to the end with an unbreakable pair of twins and a showmance that’s far more likely to turn on her before each other. Vanessa might play messy, but she isn’t stupid. This could all depend on if she thinks this is the time to make that move.
What do you think will happen? I know a majority likely hope Vanessa will flip, but do we really think that’s what Vanessa will do? I’m thrilled to see things remain up in the air even in the final hours before eviction. What a great season of Big Brother!
Update: Feeds returned from lockdown and Meg decided she needed to go talk with Austin. James thinks they should wait and talk to Vanessa, but Meg presses on. Flashback to 1:18 PM BBT as Meg pulls Austin aside. She wants to know about the 5-HG deal that John claimed. What exactly did Meg possibly think was going to be said here? What a doofus.
Austin tells Meg that John is lying and there was no other deal. He says they want to work with her and James. Meg is excited and big smiles. Austin promises that he’ll fight to protect them if Steve wins HoH tonight. And just who does Meg think will go up if that happens? Again, what a doofus.
Vanessa later stopped by and talked with James. James told her he didn’t know what to do, but she says it’s too risky to flip. That’s the end of that.