Big Brother Twin Twist: Liz & Julia Nolan Secure Spots On Big Brother 17

Liz Nolan and her sister Julia were fighting to survive through five evictions earning them the right to play side by side in the Big Brother 17 house. As of last night they’ve achieved their goal.

Julie Chen with Big Brother twins Liz & Julia
Julie Chen with Big Brother twins Liz & Julia – Source: CBS

Thanks to a failed attempt by Clay to finally win a single competition, yes Clay is the lone comp loser as of now, he helped guarantee the Big Brother Twin Twist succeed in its mission as the sisters are now a lock for entering the house together on Thursday night.

Vanessa’s master plan had been for Clay and Becky to win the Battle of the Block to leave Liz and James on the Block, but thanks to their ham handed game play James was unable to keep Liz from winning. With a Liz victory in the BotB she was able to come down from the Block and be immune from renoms later this week. Now there’s nothing in the sisters’ way of surviving the 5th eviction.

I saw Twitter discussions pointing out Big Brother should just let them enter now and create some extra chaos for what already looks to have potential as a messy week. That’d be great fun especially to keep Austin distracted as his allies plot his demise, but I don’t think it’ll happen.

I’d have to go back and see how BB5 revealed this same Twin Twist, but I imagine CBS would want to capitalize on it by making it part of the live show. Unfortunately not a single person will be surprised. Everyone inside and and out of the house knows about the twins and they even know Julia’s name.

I am interested to see how the memory wall is modified to make room for a 17th HG along with what this extra person does to the potential for a returning Juror or even a Reset week. One of those two will be probably need to be wiped out, but you never know.

What do you think of the Nolan twins making it on to Big Brother 17 together? Did the other HGs miss their chance to evict her or was it a smarter plan to let them both play the game? We’ll soon see who made the mistake, but either way get ready to welcome Julia Nolan to BB17 as an official Houseguest.


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  1. I don’t think letting the twins in the game is a bad strategic thing, who ever is in danger can just throw the twins under the bus, I don’t think anyone is foolish enough to make a final 3 or 4 deal with them. Well except for maybe Austin.

  2. I’d rather have the two of them than to have two Austins(Judas is too much), two Vanessa’s(I couldn’t imagine the convos), two Shelli’s(only one emotional cougar, please)or two Clay’s( one boytoy per cougar).

  3. I think we might get a reset week like last season. I don’t think they would want to bring back another HG for the third year in a row.

  4. I say good for them. BB set this up. They didn’t. They did what they had to do. Best of luck to them both. I’d rather see them stick around than a few of the others.

  5. Just a bigger target walking in the door. I wonder how far they will get after she walks in on Thursday night.

  6. The key thing to remember is that they must survive 5 evictions. We’ve yet to complete the 5th eviction. If BB decides to do a rewind this week, circumstances could change, although unlikely.

  7. Keep Austin get some of the ones out that have done nothing Steve and Becky are boring

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