As we approach another eviction night, emotions are running wild in the Big Brother house as numbers dwindle and some alliance members are feeling the sharp stab of a knife deep into their backs. But first …
Zingbot made his annual appearance to throw some shade at the Houseguests. I have to say some of his jokes fell a bit flat this time, but he did get a couple of good ones in. He got James for his unrequited love for Meg who, Zingbot said, is going to take him somewhere after the show — to the Friend Zone. Poor Johnny Mac took some heat for his back hair, Steve got it for being a trombone-playing mama’s boy, but the sharpest dig went to Austin for pursuing Liz while he has a girlfriend back home (whom he swears have been broken up for almost two years). Liz knows the story, but it still made her put a wall up and had Austin worried that it would distract him from the Veto competition. Apparently it didn’t, because everything was back to normal after the commercial break.
The Veto Competition was the faces mash-up with the premise that they were fembots on the Zinder dating app as possible matches for Zingbot. It’s usually pretty easy to tell what three faces have been morphed together, but with this group done up in different colors and looking like robots, it was a little harder to figure them all out. Julia started out things with a respectable 4:45 while Austin, Steve and John stumbled, Vanessa solved the puzzles in nearly half of Julia’s time, and then Meg got hung up on her own nose. Vanessa won the Power of Veto … and then proceeded to lose her mind.
With Steve and John as the nominees, Vanessa suggested to Austin that they should backdoor Meg, not knowing he has a deal in place with Meg and James to not put them on the block (of course, he had an alliance with Steve and John too, so his loyalty to Meg and James is puzzling). Chatting with John, Vanessa was told of the five person alliance that was formed to get her out. Vanessa confronted Liz (or maybe it was Julia) which she tried to deny, but decided to come clean about it and pin it all on Steve.
Steve has been fairly close with Vanessa during the season, so hearing this news really made her lose her cool. So much so that even though she had a calm chat with John, and a calm confrontation with Liz/Julia, she had no self-control with Steve. First she advised him to leave her alone while she did her hair, and then she dragged him into the Have Not room to lay into him but not give him a chance to respond. In her mind, Steve orchestrated everything in order to evict her and that was that. She was so furious that she decided to not use the Veto, leaving Steve and Johnny Mac on the block. With John the original target, will Vanessa’s wild emotional swings ultimately send Steve to jury?
And while we ponder that question, let’s also look at this one — if John is such a threat, why risk evicting him this week and giving him a chance to come back into the house? Who do you think he’ll target if he gets back in? Steve? James? Meg? No, Austin, you big dummy, YOU! And the twins! If Johnny Mac comes back, you have to know Vanessa will latch on to him, especially if he wins HoH, to keep herself safe. She’ll have no qualms about helping him send any of those three to jury. The best best to evict this week is Steve. Jackie would work hard to beat him, Shelli would probably target James, and Becky would go after Vanessa. Sending Steve out this week is a win-win for Austin and the twins. So we’ll see if they make a boneheaded move which they will regret Thursday night. As of now, it’s still 50-50 as to who will be evicted.
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