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Currently Liz is the 'active' twin

Da'Vonne nullified Becky, Jeff, Jackie votes
Da'Vonne evicted 7-2

Austin won HOH #1
He nominated Meg, Jason - they won BOB

Vanessa is HOH
James, John are nominated
Nobody is Have-not


Saturday: Veto comp

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Day 23 - Friday 7/10

Block party down

Austin nominated Meg and Jason, and Vanessa nominated James and John.. the noms were all a big ruse to get Jeff out through the back door, but the HOHs weren't letting on to most of their roomies that that's their real plan, which only added to the confusion both inside and outside the habitat

Most of them were told the target is Audrey, and Audrey either got wind of that or figured it out and was crying to Vanessa when the feeds came back from noms.. Vanessa once again tried to calm her down and get her to chill (and most importantly, to not meddle).. Johnny was asked again and agreed again to throw the BOB if possible, and was guaranteed safety by Austin and Vanessa should things go wrong - Johnny was also told Audrey's the target

Jason and Meg took to their bed after the noms, looking like they were done-done and griping all the way - understandably.. Austin told Vanessa that he thought Jason might respect this move when he finds out about it, but I'm thinking that might take some time, and of course everything depends on BOB and veto working out as hoped

The other ruse carried on as well: switching twins pretending to be one and everyone knowing it but pretending not to is one of the funniest ongoing sub-plots we've had in ages.. Audrey's the only one who isn't openly aware of the twin situation, which doesn't necessarily mean she doesn't know or suspect.. some now think or suspect Clay is also a switching twin

Meg and Jason won the BOB, perking them up considerably.. Steve said it was hard (and hard to throw) - James just said it was hard.. it sounded like a new one: finding the right girl and pulling her through a maze where it was hard to breathe.. railings, foam, and bubbles were involved, and some of them got champagne

Meg and Jeff had another off-feeds fight, but Clay retold it later - Flashback 7/10 10.23pm.. meetings raged on and on about already-decided renoms, pointless twins subterfuge, who to select for Houseguest Choice veto chips, and other minutiae.. Steve was brought into the Austin/Vanessa/Lizia fold, and confidences were shared as a show of trust

Most of them napped most of the evening, but Vanessa kept up a constant stream of chatter with whoever happened to be hanging out and/or shmoozing her in her room

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Day 22 - Thursday 7/9


Vanessa picked up her info rounds this morning, telling Austin about Lizia (Julia) admitting to being twins - Flashback 7/9 9.31am.. she repeated the 100 mph information package she gave to Shelli & Clay last night about the four (five) of them really having to stick together now, and without Jeff, and how Da'Vonne & Audrey's latest fight was staged.. I don't think it was: their agreement to work together came later, but this morning Clay said he wanted to redo his Da'Vonne farewell to say he didn't like her staging fights - that would have been fun

Call me cynical and/or naive, but I don't think Austin showed the kind of shock and awe about his protegeé being twins that he would have if it was truly news to him.. I'm still unsure if I'm giving him too much credit in this game or not

Between the Jeffish and primping, Da'Vonne told Meg that she's "1000% sure" she (Day) is a goner, and to watch out for Jason, and they had a friendly and sincere blockmates hug.. and so it came to pass: Da'Vonne cancelled votes from Becky, Jeff, Jackie with her KathyPhone power, but she walked the plank anyway on a 7-2 vote.. the 2 were from her bestie Jason of course, and Audrey who kept her vote promise, but delivered a salty farewell message


A new week

The HOH comp was introduced by football guy Rob Gronkowski - he didn't deliver any twists though, just "party week" and no Have-nots (and the feedster vote, should they play charades or truth or dare).. the HOH comp was what they practiced yesterday: launching a ball off the rolly-ball chute into numbered cups.. Austin won with the highest number, and Vanessa won the three-way tiebreaker for the second spot upstairs


The two HOHs discussed preliminary nom ideas, agreeing Vanessa could/would keep the office if possible, that Steve and John should remain safe, and that Jeff was a worthy mutual target, with James as alternate.. then came the hollering about the room, a brief lockout interlude, and the showing of the pics, sharing of the goodies, and reading of the letters.. Austin's was from his family, and Vanessa's from girlfriend Mel

Along the way, a major incident took place.. Jeff was in bed next to Lizia (Julia) and started bouncing the covers in his crotch area.. he then reached over and said it looked like she had a stain on her back, something "sticky" and "I know what that could be" - Flashback 7/9 8.21pm.. there was a spot on her top before he touched it, and he had that "joking" Jeff tone, but whether there was any DNA involved or not, this was no joke for most watching

Jeff's been a misogynistic pig all along, which is what it is, but this crossed the line from words to actions.. whether or not BB will eject or otherwise discipline him is their choice obviously, and dependent on contracts and etc, but as for me, he's now on permanent ignore, and I've installed his empty wheel for the duration

A couple hours after that, Liz rotated back into the habitat.. she was clearly relieved to talk openly with Austin and Vanessa about her and Julia being separate people, and they later formed yet another new alliance, Sixth Sense, comprised of Austin, Vanessa, Shelli, Clay, and Liz/Julia.. Liz also told Austin that Julia had said Jeff did something weird to her back in bed earlier, so the incident was enough to earn a spot in Julia's information exchange before they switched

The new HOH crowd fluttered around making plans to disguise birthmarks and weight differences, while the downstairs hamsters continued to exchange notes about differences, including Johnny telling them how one has a dental crown and the other doesn't (and that he'd noticed that in the first days).. once again, they do not need to remain undetected as BB5's twins did, they only have to survive five evictions.. as hilarious as that BB5 reveal was, this is also turning out to be super comical since everybody knows but they're all pretending otherwise

Pre-nomination meetings carried on into the wee hours

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Austin: You guys need to mark each other up before you leave the DR
Liz: [Julia] needs to not talk to anyone when she's here

Austin to Vanessa: This Clay right now has three freckles

Steve to Austin: You keep berating me the way you are

Austin to Liz: Jeff's so easy to manipulate, all you have to go is start talking bro with him

CBS Thursday
Da'Vonne: In this house are strong people and a pack of cowards, cowards are currently controlling the house

Julie: How the heck did you end up sitting here with me and not Audrey?
Da'Vonne: Because they're cowards

Da'Vonne seeing twins farewell: That's Thickums!

Jason: Day 22, Jason massacres ants

Austin to Vanessa: Fuckin Audrey needs to stop! She's making it so hard for us

Austin: I kinda want to eat the [aquarium] fish
Lizia and Jason: Protein!!

Austin to Liz, re Jeff: Next time he touches you, slap him away and say he's sexually harassing you


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Still no new ratings - sorry. Free neutrals for now
VTE = Voted to evict


VTE Da'Vonne

No vote (nullified)

VTE Da'Vonne

No vote (nullified)

VTE Da'Vonne
NOMINATED by Vanessa

Nominated by Austin - WON BOB

No vote (nullified)
He's on ignore. I'm done.

VTE Da'Vonne
NOMINATED by Vanessa

VTE Da'Vonne

No vote (nominee)
Nominated by Austin - WON BOB

No vote (HOH)

VTE Da'Vonne

VTE Da'Vonne

Won: Power to nullify 3 votes

Won: Nothing
He was like a parody of all the former surf boys we've had, with all the worst qualities of asshat hamsters past rolled into one. He verbally beat up on Steve a few times but the primetime version earned him viewer loathing, even if his actoring was lousy. He ranted, streaked, flipped us off, and mostly talked about himself, but he promised to save us all someday through music.



HOHs in order *denotes surviving HOH for BOB weeks
James*/Jason; Becky/Shelli*; Austin/Vanessa*

BOB wins in order
Becky/John; Steve/Jason; Meg/Jason

Veto wins in order
Steve, John

Evictions in order
Jace 12-1; Da'Vonne 7-2

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@NikolaPoe; @DayDaVonne_bb17



Late arrivals: 3
Jeff, Jackie, Julia

Twist delivery guests: 3
Phil Keoghan
Kathy Griffin
Rob Gronkowski

Fights: 5
Audrey vs Jace 6/28 8.21pm
Audrey vs Jace 6/30 3.25am
Audrey vs Da'Vonne 6/30 1.38pm
Audrey vs Da'Vonne 7/8 1.52pm
Audrey vs Meg 7/11 1.10pm

Twin switches: 8
4 on 7/2 show recap
1 at 7/2 vote - Julia in
7/3 11.58am - Liz in
7/6 3.07pm - Julia in
7/9 10.34pm - Liz in

Incredible backstories: 1
6/25 9:35pm Becky and the train

Uncanny coincidences: 3
7/1 4.53pm Meg & John say 'weird situation' in different rooms at the exact same time
7/8 3.47am Jason & Clay say 'hey Arnold' in different rooms at almost the same time
7/11 12.15am Jeff & James say 'beefcakes' in different rooms at almost the same time

Scandals beyond BB world: 1
Jeff/Julia 'sticky spot' incident

Self-service: 3


 1 Mixed up BB10 Steven with Memphis Bob
 2 Renamed Rachel 'Linda Donahue'
 3 Got Boogie's seasons wrong
 4 They probably meant #exasperated
 5 6/25 show: Julie omitted Alison Irwin in her & Phil Keoghan's BB-to-TAR rollcall
 6 Dental x-ray graphics upside-down
 7 Misspelled Dan Gheesling's name
 8 Closed captions symbol, for a minute
 9 PROMO instead of PROM
10 Wrong show time on Jeffish loop
11 7/2 show: Dead air + Julie audio leak
12 Veto comp workers on feeds
13 HOH prep workers on feeds
14 Misspelled Shelli's last name
15 Goof #10 still not fixed a week later
16 Julie got special guest's name wrong
17 Wrong show days on Youtube


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Thursday's eviction show won the hour with 1.9 rating, 7 share, and 5.90 million viewers, ahead of Wayward Pines on FOX with 1.0/4/3.30, Mistresses on ABC with 0.8/3/3.28, and Aquarius on NBC with 0.5/2/2.47.

Rating & share = adults 18-49
Rating = % of all TV households
Share = % of households watching TV


Big Brother 17 FAQ
June 18 was Day 1 move-in. June 24 was CBS premiere, Day 7. Finale will be September 23, Day 98

Feeds are streamed by CBS, and accessible via All Access subscription. Call 888-274-5343 for account help, including cancellation.

CBS shows are Sundays 8pm, Wednesdays 8pm, eviction Thursdays 9pm (Global in Canada).

Big Brother After Dark is on POP (formerly TVGN). It airs Monday, Tuesday 11pm-2am; Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday midnight-2am; Thursday 1am-3am. The aired blocks are recorded earlier on the same night.

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Liz and Julia have to survive five evictions in order to play separately as individuals. They switch places every few days. They have a limited time in Diary to change clothes, adjust their appearance, and exchange info. The non-playing twin probably stays in hotel sequester.

BB17 prizes are the same: $500k for the winner and $50k for 2nd place. Stipend for the others is $1,000 per week again, including pre-show hotel and jury sequester. Those with established pre-season fan bases might get more.

The habitat has 80 HD cameras (up four) and over 100 microphones.

The recorded in-house announcements are the voice of producer Don Wollman.


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