James and Meg have discussed not using the Veto if they win it to protect the other. Say James won Veto and saved John then Meg could be the renom and vice versa. So the Goblins won’t be helping out John or Steve this week.
While John thinks all is well Steve actually knows better. Steve sat down with Austin last night (7:25 PM BBT) to discuss the week’s targets. Austin immediately defends Vanessa which makes Steve ask if James is now the target with John as a plan B. Austin says he’s still split on James or Vanessa. Neither of these claims are true as we just heard in Austin’s camtalk. Steve calls Austin on his born-again Vanessa trust and knows things aren’t as they seem.
Steve might now strongly believe Vanessa is not the target, but if he thinks the James plan is a reality then he’ll also be caught off guard. Notice though that when John and Steve spoke in the bathroom Steve didn’t mention any concerns to John. Instead he actually said they were on a good course. My theory is Steve might not want to tip John off and have more competition at the PoV with them both in possible danger.
Later today, possibly this morning as we’ve seen before, the Zingbot will arrive and host the Power of Veto competition. Considering the dangers of having someone in that suit in the heat I think we’ll more likely see either an early or a late comp, but not mid-day.
John will need to win that Veto if he wants to survive the week but he probably won’t know the threat level around him. But if he throws two comps this week and volunteered to be up on the Block in the process then there’s little excuse for the situation.
Update: Players have been picked for this late in the day comp. Vanessa, Meg, and Julia were selected to join Austin, John, and Steve. Yes, John picked Meg again.
Steve finally talked to John alone about his worries that they may end up the targets this week. Steve warned John that the Austwins may have a deal with James & Meg. We know they do and it’s called “Brass Tacks.”
John has been warned that they can’t mess around in this comp and will need to win it themselves to change up the noms in hopes of getting Vanessa or James up on the Block.
From what we know, I wouldn’t expect either of those two to go up but instead we’ll probably see Meg up if there’s a renom and the remaining original nominee is likely to be evicted.
Veto competition has yet to be held so we’ll keep watching for tonight’s spoilers.
Update 2: Veto comp finally began at 6:30PM BBT. Spoilers in a few hours.