Good evening! Ready for a blog party? Tonight we'll get down to the Final Three to head into the three-part HoH comp for the win. Tonight's show will expose the nominees and the PoV winner (although we already know those from the live feeds), plus a Brenchal segment ... so it should be busy!
Before we get going, here's the latest update on the blog pool:
Shelli - Delee, Sharon N, chrob
Jackie - No pool people due to being announced late in cast
Becky - Glenn, Jackie, Indiana Jane, Brian
Meg - Sharon S, Merrilee, MikesGirl
James - uncartie, Marlo, Jackie~juju, ML
Julia - No pool people due to being announced late in cast
Austin - Petals, Tammy, marthalight, Dr_Celine
Jeff - No pool people due to being announced late in cast
Audrey - David, Chase, Orkmommy, Nicole K
Jason - Witt, Sharon, WolfpackRed
Clay - FairieGoddess0714, QuixoticElf, DonnaNY, JonMD1267
As the show airs here on the East Coast, I'll update this entry with the major happenings. Refresh the page to get the latest. As always, the real party is in the comments area. I hope to see you there!
The recap, then a promise of Caleb BB16 hosting a judo veto comp gets us started. Into Vanessa doing damage control with Liz. Vanessa cries some more. Liz cries. Steve cries. Johnny Mac doesn't cry. All is about Vanessa. Liz is in shock.
Steve wins HoH (as we know) and wants to throw up. Liz is ticked. Vanessa reminds us the PoV winner has the power this week as the sole vote. Vanessa talks to Liz. Liz cries more. Liz doesn't like Steve nor Johnny Mac, so she feels she has to work with Vanessa.
Vanessa makes final two deals with both Liz and Johnny Mac.
Nominations -- Steve nominates Johnny Mac and Vanessa. He says it's purely strategic, nothing personal. Steve doesn't want Vanessa to win veto. He doesn't think he can beat her at the end.
Jury segment ... Julia shows. Meg was expecting Liz instead. They hold no animosity towards Steve. Then Austin arrives. Austin thinks he's going to affect the vote and get them all against her. Shelli talks about how good Vanessa's game is and Austin remains childishly bitter and a sore loser. No surprises.
Brenchal time. Yeah, she's pregnant.
PoV time! Asian theme, judo outfits. And, Caleb rolls on in. Big Brother Dojo. Martial Smarts. Several matches, reads an event that happened, guess what day, punch or kick counter.
Liz has one strike against her for finishing last. You get two strikes, then out. Whoops, second strike in the second round and now Liz is out. Steve now has a strike. Second strike for Steve. He's out.
JM gets his first strike. Second strike and Vanessa wins the final veto of the summer!
Vanessa tells us she has a tough decision to make. Liz thinks Vanessa will take her to the final three, but is worried. Johnny Mac is just plain worried.
Live veto meeting and eviction time. Vanessa saves herself, Liz is up with Johnny Mac.
John -- Awesome summer, fun, doesn't beg.
Liz -- Challenging and intense game, made friends, always have your back, Vanessa.
Vanessa votes to evict Johnny Mac because of his relationship with Steve -- either with him or breaking his alliance with him.
They end the show with Liz, Vanessa and Steve toasting their success (and Julie Chen) with champagne. Steve doesn't drink.