Sunday, August 23, 2015
Big Brother 17: HoH Outcome, Nominations Show Blog Party - August 23
Good evening! Ready for a blog party? While many of us already know the results of the PoV comp, tonight's television episode will focus on the HoH comp outcome from Thursday evening, as well as the nominations.
I'll update this entry with the major happenings as it airs here on the East Coast. Refresh the page to get the latest. As always, the real party is in the comments area. I hope to see you there!
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The recap ends with Meg out first on the HOH comp and James scaring Julia. Let's get on with the show!
Round Two ... ready, set, crow! Austin tells us it would be in his interest NOT to win as he doesn't want to be responsible for sending Vanessa home. Julia accidentally moved her hand off the buzzer and is out.
Round Three ... Ready, set, flow! Vanessa out with a false start.
Round Four ... Ready, Set, No! Johnny Mac was last to finish, out.
Round Five ... Now Austin wants to win. Steve, false start, out.
Round Six ... it's James and Austin. It's a footrace and James is short. (Heehee) Austin is the new HOH! He gives us some scripted (?) Judas lines about being Judas and betraying someone. Yeah, right.
Liz is worried about getting "more blood on our hands." Too bad, so sad. Steve thinks it's win-win for him. Well, he might have another think coming before long.
Austin tells us he's aligned with everyone in the house. Not so good when you're HOH and have to put someone on the block. He tells James he's going to tell everyone he has a deal with Meg and James so he can't put them up. He can only target Vanessa, Steve or Johnny Mac. Johnny Mac (and everyone else) thinks he's safe.
Austin tells us that Vanessa is not running his HOH. We'll see about that. He tells the twins he's thinking about putting Steve and Johnny Mac on the block. Then Vanessa comes in to run his HOH for him.
In a talk with Meg and James, we're led to believe that Austin might seriously consider taking out Vanessa.
Meeting with Austin, Vanessa, Steve and twins. He tells them he can't put Meg or James up and the target is Johnny Mac. "The pawn has to come from this room." Vanessa says Steve would be best and pretty much volunteers him for the pawn position. He's reluctant.
Steve talks to Austin alone. Steve throws Vanessa under the bus and brings up her throwing Austin under the bus and so on and so forth. The others return and Vanessa goes off on Steve and claims he's not loyal to the alliance because he doesn't want to be a pawn. I don't see her volunteering.
Again, we're led to think Austin might go after Vanessa.
Liz tells us she didn't like Austin at first, but now she does ... 93%. A gag-inducing Liz/Austin hammock segment ensues.
Austin tells Steve that he's considering a backdoor for Vanessa. He has to put someone up next to Johnny Mac. Steve SO doesn't want to go up with Johnny Mac. He says he'd rather go up against Vanessa. Austin agrees that it won't be him next to John. Yeah, right.
Julia runs to Vanessa and tells her Steve doesn't want to be a pawn next to Johnny Mac. Of course, SHE can't be a pawn, so she goes to work her mojo on Austin and the twins.
It's time for the nominations ceremony. Austin wears his Judas hat. @@
He nominates Johnny Mac and Steve. He says he's conflicted. He goes off on a whacko speech about life and knowledge. Thinking about Liz, too. Victims are we all.
Steve tells us he's in awe of Vanessa's gameplay.