It’s the last day before the taped eviction, which means that today’s feeds will be heavily focused on who everyone plans to vote out, as well as the plan for next week, though the houseguests don’t know that they have another eviction coming Wednesday night as well. We’ll also get to see more as to John being willing to turn on Steve or not. By the end of the day, we’ll have an idea as to who’s getting evicted tomorrow.
8:55 AM BBT: Vanessa tells Steve that he’s going to need to work on his relationship with John and make sure he can lock down John’s vote. Vanessa adds that John asked her about the two of them having a deal, which she had to deny because if John were to find out about that, he’d vote him out.
10:00 AM BBT: Austin asks Vanessa if there is anything new with Steve’s scampering. Vanessa tells him no, that he’s just nervous. Austin tells her that John told him last night that he has no issue with voting Steve out. Vanessa tells him that she has to be careful, that she can’t act eager about wanting that because if she acts eager, there is time for John to talk with Steve and get his mind changed. Vanessa adds that she’d rather John didn’t vote him out and then she’d just have to get the blood on her hands from evicting Steve. Austin tells Vanessa that John said last night that his final two with Steve is what has been screwing him and that John says he’s done with it. Austin and Vanessa agree that it’s weird that John would vote against Steve, but Vanessa tells Austin not to worry because if John does vote Austin out, she’ll break the tie in his favor.
Austin tells Vanessa that if John wins the HOH next week, he’s going to have to throw the veto so that she can go against Liz, not him. Vanessa tells Austin that their best case scnerio is Austin wins HOH. Austin tells her that he can do that. Vanessa asks for Austin’s word that if it was them two and John in the finals, she’d never scumbag her by taking John. Austin says that he’d absolutely not do that. Austin adds that they’re going to be trying to take John out next week and if it doesn’t work, it’ll be 2 vs 1 in the final three. Vanessa tells Austin that he needs to let Liz have some alone conversations with John so that John doesn’t see him as the lone strategist. Vanessa tells Austin that John might beat her in the finals. Austin tells her that she’d have Austwins votes and they’d work on James and Meg for her. Vanessa tells Austin that she’ll vote for John to win over Steve because Steve hasn’t done anything while John has had a better strategy. Austin agrees.
10:30 AM BBT: Austin tells John that based on their conversations, he feels like he can trust him. John tells him that it’s what makes sense. Austin tells him that he doesn’t want it to be a 1-1 vote even though Vanessa just told him that she’d keep him because it’s easy for Vanessa to just say that when she doesn’t actually plan to. Austin tells John that if he needs anything, let him know. John tells him that he just wants to increase the odds of him winning HOH next week because worst case scenario would be him being on the block with Vanessa because she’d be able to convince to keep her.
11:10 AM BBT: Steve tells Vanessa that he’s scared if he shows any bit of nervousness towards John, John would be less likely to vote for him. Vanessa tells Steve to tell John that it’s only a 50/50 chance that Austin and Liz would take him over Vanessa, but people would take him over Steve. Vanessa adds that with Steve in the game, John will always make final three. Steve asks if she thinks that. Vanessa says no, that’s just what he needs to convince John of. Vanessa adds that John needs to believe that he’ll get taken further since he is the weaker member of your duo.
12:00 PM BBT: The veto meeting was held. Find out what happened here.
12:10 PM BBT: Austin tells John that he wonders if Steve expected him to go up because the way Steve acted was if he was caught off guard. John tells him that Steve is just nervous because Vanessa said in her speech that it didn’t matter who goes up. Austin tells John that Steve should have expected this and that it’s good that he’s nervous because Steve should be.
12:30 PM BBT: Vanessa tells Liz that with Steve goes, she’s can win the veto, so she just needs her or Austin to win the HOH. Vanessa adds that since they’re both in final four, at least one of them is going to final three, though it’ll likely be the both of them. Liz tells Austin that Steve is for sure going to win the intellectual comps that Austin wouldn’t, which is why they just need to send Steve out this week. Liz tells Vanessa that Austin is a little nervous, but he’s handling it well. Vanessa tells Liz that Austin doesn’t need to be nervous because John will be voting for him to stay, so there isn’t even a tie to break.
12:35 PM BBT: Austin tells John that he’d be happy with him being HOH cause both girls would choose him, but that way they’d both be safe. Austin adds that he might throw the HOH to John if it comes down to the two of them.
12:55 PM BBT: Liz tells Austin that he has nothing to worry about because Vanessa wants Steve out too.
3:15 PM BBT: John tells Steve that he’s been telling Vanessa that he’ll vote against him. John tells Steve that he needs to make Vanessa tell John to keep Steve. Steve asks John if Vanessa bought what he was telling her. John says that he believes so. Steve asks if Vanessa thinks they’re willing to turn on each other. John tells Steve that on his end she does. Steve tells John that Austin and Liz are going to promise him everything just like they did to him (Steve) last week. Steve asks if Austin and Liz’s current promise is believable. John tells Steve that it is. Steve explains that Austin and Liz are always going to protect each other before they ever protect him. Steve tells John that Vanessa is obsessed with incentives, and John’s incentives are to keep Steve because it would make no sense to keep Austin. Steve tells John that if he votes him out, he’s going to be stuck with only Vanessa, but even then Vanessa has a stronger relationship with Austin and Liz.
John tells Steve about offering to throw the veto to Austin and Liz in exchange for them voting to keep him, and he says that he believes that Austin and Liz would have honored that deal. John tells Steve that if he stays, Liz is angry at Steve, Liz is angry at Vanessa, and she’s going to be angry with him for voting Austin out. Steve tells John that he’s starting to doubt if he has John’s vote or not, so Steve asks if he has it or not. John tells him that he’ll have his vote if Steve can get Vanessa to tell him to keep Steve. John explains to Steve that if he pushes for Steve to be saved, Vanessa will think they’re working together and won’t break the tie in Steve’s favor. Steve asks John who he wants in the final three. John tells him that he doesn’t care because he’s going to have to win out either way.
3:55 PM BBT: John tells Austin that Steve has no idea what to do, so he just told Steve to try and convince Vanessa into telling him (John) that he should keep Steve. Austin asks John if Steve has faith in him. John says yes, but it isn’t happening. John tells him that Steve is assuming he has his vote and that it’ll come down to Vanessa.
4:25 PM BBT: Steve asks John if he knows what Vanessa wants to do. John tells him that he doesn’t think that Vanessa knows what she wants to do. Steve asks if John thinks that Vanessa is open to voting Austin out. John confirms.
5:30 PM BBT: Steve tells Vanessa that John wants to know that if he makes the vote a tie, that she’s going to break it to evict Austin. Vanessa tells Steve that he needs to get John to come talk to him tomorrow at some point when everyone else is in bed.
5:40 PM BBT: John tells Vanessa that if they take Steve, one of them are likely going to win the veto, then they could get rid of Liz, but if they take Austin and Liz and then they win veto, they can get rid of Austin. Vanessa tells John that they could convince Austin not to fight for the veto if Liz isn’t HOH because Austin has to know that a final three without Liz is better for his game because with Liz in jury, it’s a lock that he’d win it. John tells Vanessa that he feels like she likes the option of keeping Austin and Liz better than keeping Steve. Vanessa tells him she doesn’t, that mathematically, they need to keep Steve. Vanessa tells John that she doesn’t mind leaving it up to him, that if he ties the vote, she’ll keep Steve with the tie-breaker. Vanessa adds that if they do get rid of Austin, she’s going to have to try and get Liz to understand why it’s better for her with Austin gone. Vanessa tells John that if they take Steve and Liz with them to final four and John wins veto. John interjects and tells her that he threw Steve under the bus this week and he’ll do it again next week. John tells her that both nominees think he’s going to keep them, so either way he’s going to be screwing someone over. Vanessa tells him that it’s the same for her.
Vanessa asks John if he’s starting to feel bad. John says that he’s hates everyone in the house, that they all need to go, and he doesn’t feel bad at all. Vanessa asks what they say, how do they break this to people. John tells her that this sounds more like her problem than his because he’s okay with ticking people off. John and Vanessa start discussing the chances of Steve winning final four veto over them, but John tells her that they can cut a deal with Steve in exchange for saving him.
6:00 PM BBT: John tells Austin that Vanessa is 50/50, that he’s going over it with her, but it doesn’t matter. John adds that the thing that is in Austin’s favor is that Vanessa is scared of Steve a little bit.
6:10 PM BBT: Steve tells Liz that he feels like it’s rude for him not to ask her for a vote, but he knows that it would also be rude for him to ask her to vote against Austin. Liz tells Steve that it’s not happening.
6:15 PM BBT: Vanessa tells Steve that she doesn’t know if John is feeling her out, but she doesn’t know what he wants to do. Vanessa adds that she thinks that John wants to keep Steve, but is afraid to tell that to her.
7:25 PM BBT: Steve tells John that there has been a lot of scampering today. John tells him that there has also been a lot of fear today coming from both Austin and Steve. Steve tells him that his fear isn’t about John’s vote. Steve asks John if Austin is making in progress on him. John confirms that he is.
8:35 PM BBT: Austin tells Vanessa that John wants him to throw the HOH to him, but Austin tells her that he obviously isn’t going to do that. Austin adds that he’ll let John think he’s going to throw it to him, but he actually won’t. Vanessa tells Austin that she can’t ask John to vote for him because if she does, John will tell Steve. Austin tells her that John wants to blindside Steve and that he’s already locked his vote on keeping Austin. Vanessa tells Austin that John’s vote is meaningless because even if John does tie the vote, she’s going to keep Austin, so Vanessa asks Austin not to promise John anything. Austin tells her that if he does promise John anything, he’s willing to break it because he has no loyalty to John.
10:15 PM BBT: Vanessa tells John that she wants to do something crazy, something that hasn’t been done this season, she wants to make a big move. Vanessa adds that Steve isn’t the big move, taking out Austin would be the big move. Vanessa tells him that not taking out Austin right now and taking a showmance into the final four would be stupid. Vanessa tells John that she’ll swear on something big that she’ll break the tie and send Austin out. John just keeps saying “yeah”. Vanessa tells him that Austin and Steve can’t know, that it needs to be a genuine blindside because they’d be dropping an emotional bomb going into an important competition. John tells Vanessa that they have to take Austin out, and that he’ll tell Austin that Vanessa’s head is all over the place, but it doesn’t matter since he’s going to be voting to keep Austin anyway.