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Shelli evicted 8-0
Steve won the first HOH
He nominated Meg, Jackie
John won veto - didn't use
Jackie evicted 6-1

Liz is Head of Household
Becky, Johnny are nominated
Vanessa, Johnny, Steve are Have-not
Their supplement is pork chops


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Day 58 - Friday 8/14

Pork chops and beefcakes

Two beefcakes and two cupcakes were caught on feeds stocking the pantry with the weekly grocery order from Ralph's.. it was a funny leak, as hamsters had gone to the pantry door to check on their food, and feedmasters switched to the interior like they normally would - oops.. Vanessa, Johnny, Steve were next in the Have-not rotation, and their supplement was Pork Slops (chops), not bad

Revelations about Vanessa's doings continued in HOH, and the plan to pawn both Becky and Johnny with Vanessa as backdoor target grew firmer.. their new knowledge gave them three new bargaining chips: Liz was supposed to throw that BOB, Meg and James were part of last week's backdoor Vanessa plan, and Becky made a safe deal with Johnny before nominations last week

Liz nominated Becky and Johnny as planned.. just before noms, Vanessa cornered Johnny in the parlor but he laid into her (in his low key, relaxed way of course) about how she'd yelled at him about Clay and that she'd been "bullying," using her own word against her.. needless to say, she didn't like that much and she walked out of the room

Man of the hour

Liz and Julia celebrated noms being over with some day-drinking, splitting a bottle of Liz's HOH wine.. being safe (for now), Vanessa went up to HOH to run her loops, like she does.. she focused on Johnny and told twins and Austin how he'd "exploded" at her (see pic above for said explosion).. she embellished by saying he was threatening, she was afraid for her safety, he called her a bully when she was the victim, and he likes death metal - I know, you couldn't make up if you tried

When she left, AusTwins made it clear they weren't buying what Vanessa's selling anymore, and then Johnny came in - Flashback 8/14 5.26pm.. he spilled all the dirt about all the Vanessa lies and double-dipping, and they spilled in return.. Johnny's facial expressions ranged from mildly amused to thoroughly delighted when he heard about what Vanessa had been saying all along, and especially today's supposed threats of violence he supposedly made, and a very good time was had by all.. Johnny also acknowledged no hard feelings because Liz didn't have much choice for her noms, and he agreed it wouldn't benefit AusTwins to get rid of Vanessa this week.. he did add that "whoever gets her eviction is like, a god"

Later, Johnny ate a cookie by mistake but the BB interwebs did not explode or call for petitions.. Steve hid all the Irish Spring from Austin, and told Liz about it, but the prank took a left turn when Steve lost it prematurely, spewing the milk he was drinking out his nose and all over the floor.. he and Liz busted up completely and it was hilarious - Flashback 8/14 6.22pm.. Austin had no idea why they were laughing so hard, but he eventually discovered his favorite sponsor product was "gone" and they all came clean

It was a quiet evening after all that.. they came up with a new game, Pot Ball - like beer pong without the beer.. Vanessa remained fairly quiet and isolated, not having been openly told how they're pretty much all unified against her now, but her intuition's very good about that stuff

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Day 57 - Thursday 8/13

Double down

Vanessa's wheels were turning as they waited for their big night to get underway.. I had hopes she'd give us another Thursday matinee show and she did start up a bit - she got Austin heated about whether something was in a right or left hand in one of their quiz videos, and going back to say James was behind getting rid of Jace and Clay.. he stormed out of the room and later commiserated with Liz, saying "but it's too late now" - they were still planning on voting out Shelli

And that came to pass: Shelli was evicted unanimously and got the "love" question from Julie like Clay did.. their HOH comp was true/false about the quickie videos they saw yesterday, and Steve won that.. he nominated Meg and Jackie, surprising most


John, James, and Vanessa were drawn to play for veto, which was a rolly-ball board with a ski/snow theme (I thought everything was beachy this year?).. Johnny won that, and Steve was heard saying his was stuck or broken - maybe he'd been planning/hoping to win and put Becky up and out.. Johnny may have thought the same, and he didn't use his veto.. Jackie was evicted 6-1, with Becky dissenting

Here we go again

Feeds came back to Steve wigging out, saying he was too upset to talk yet, but eventually he apologized to James, Meg, Becky saying he wasn't expecting to win, but he had no relationship with Jackie despite trying to talk with her many times.. then they went off to their next HOH comp, which Liz won

She met with Julia, Austin, Steve, Vanessa and they more or less agreed Johnny as pawn and Becky as target would be best, with James as renom option if Becky should win veto.. all kinds of "reasons," cover stories, and fake alliance pitches were discussed, since it's that kind of season.. after Steve left, the twins, Vanessa, and Austin named themselves Austin's Angels, and posed accordingly.. incidentally, Austin's Angels trended on Twitter for a good long time


Double evictions and several comps mean long Diary sessions, but they finally got around to getting Steve's basket to him and Liz's room came along later.. his letter was from his mom with news of his baby nephew and his sister's engagement, and Liz's was from big sister Angela

The real/fake alliance pitches began to take place, mostly thanks to Vanessa's choreography.. Austin, twins, James, Meg will be Brass Tacks, plus or minus Vanessa.. the HOH group made their pitch to James and Meg, while Becky cried downstairs to Steve that she was sure she'll go home because she stuck her neck out to boot Vanessa but they rebelled and left her "out in the cold"

When Becky went to HOH she began with her same loops as last week to Liz, Julia, Austin.. Austin cross-examined her a bit, and then Becky cracked open the cereal to lay out Vanessa diagrams going back to Jackie/Vanessa HOH week, the whole backdoor Austin plan, and that Vanessa was the one who put the bug in Steve's ear to send out Jackie.. all that definitely got their attention, but time will tell if it comes to anything.. Vanessa went up to run damage control after Becky left but she didn't stay long, and Freaks and Geeks renamed themselves Scamper Squad, complete with a little paws-up dance signal.. Austin casually told the twins that Vanessa has probably made millions gambling because when someone does that for a living, big money's involved

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Johnny re Clay blowup: It's only coming up because you're bringing it up
Johnny: I don't like when you cry and yell at people..
Vanessa: Okay
Johnny: ..And that was me
Vanessa: Sorry you feel that way

Johnny about Vanessa's game: It's a little more clean version of Audrey

Johnny to Julie, sitting down to vote: What do you want?

Julie re jurors: Just because you're out of the house doesn't necessarily mean you're out of the game

Meg: I'm always crying mess girl at these things

Liz: I'm not the sharpest tool in the crayon box

Becky: The votes were very heavily swung

Steve: I've never heard anything about Austin coming after me.. he's just an ass and that's it

John: I tried to be funny in my veto speech but I think I came off as an asshole - they started crying as soon as I said no

Becky re Vanessa: She did 24 hours in her room, three hours after she came out my team had changed - she's a dangerous social player


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Ratings - TBA edition

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VTE = Voted to evict

Won: Outback dinner (guest)
#1 VTE Shelli
#2 VTE Jackie

Won: $10,000; Never Not pass; Outback dinner (guest)
#1 No vote (HOH)
#2 VTE Meg

Won: Outback dinner
#1 VTE Shelli
#2 VTE Jackie

Won: 1 week Wackstreet
#1 VTE Shelli
#2 Won veto/did not use
#2 VTE Jackie

Won: ½ week Wackstreet
#1 VTE Shelli
#2 VTE Jackie

Won: ½ week Wackstreet, Outback dinner
#1 VTE Shelli
#2 VTE Jackie

Won: Gronk party cruise
#1 VTE Shelli
#2 Nominated
#2 No vote (nominee)

#1 VTE Shelli
#2 Head of Household
#2 No vote (HOH)

Won: Outback dinner; 24 hours polishing Jackie
#1 No vote (nominee)
#2 VTE Jackie

Won: 1 week 6 days knight; 24 hours Vanessa polish
#1 VTE Shelli
#2 Nominated
#2 EVICTED 6-1

Won: 2,400 battles
#1 EVICTED 8-0

Won: Ireland trip; Outback dinner (guest)
He started badly, calling himself a 'superfan' after being recruited at a basketball game and marathoning a few seasons. He said BB is about making new friends and memories, and he had a problem with lies and backstabs except when he was doing it. He spent most of his time stapled to Shelli and they got a lot of mother/son jokes, but I saw them more as creepy Lannisters, especially when she went on about how like her brother he is. He provided loads of unintentional comedy, weird mouth things and mumbling translations, he peed in HOH shower, and he got out just in time.

Won: 1 week Wackstreet
Another superfan who found out it's easier to play BB from home, he fell into Vanessa's disastrous Renom Roulette wheel and went out earlier than many hoped. He got mouthy about many of them and popped some good funnies, but he laid around most of the time until it was too late. He gave us some of the best reaction faces of all time, especially the night they played squicky truth or dare - he even had a dedicated cam for much of it. He mentioned this site often, usually saying it's 'hard to navigate' so he'll probably never see this.

Won: Nothing
She was erratic and unpredictable, and the random ways she kept them stirred up made for some of the best feeds in ages. And as a bonus, she featured in all the fights, many because the others didn't believe her telling truths. They did buy most of the fibs, and without 'empirical evidence,' but they fell for her wacky gameplay more than twice. She marooned herself in a bed and a dental chair, with some laughs in between, and she got the 2nd ever penalty vote. I enjoyed watching her, and will miss her.

Won: Nothing
I haven't given many empty wheels before their time, and I don't think any of those got them as early as he did. But we've never had such a misogynistic, inappropriate, and unfunny pig before. CBS let him get away clean and that's what it is - I'm just glad to see the back of him.

Won: Power to nullify 3 votes
She wasn't afraid to confront people nor to keep fighting to stay, which was good for us, but didn't help her much. She figured out the twins early but didn't leverage that to her advantage soon or well enough. Her 'game on' fight with Audrey and pantry rant to us were memorable, especially her catch-phrase 'get your life!' She was smart, funny, and volatile. She didn't let us take full advantage of #DaVonneHasADaughter, a hashtag that was too good to be true.

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.

They erroneously said last year that BB16 would have 'the most houseguests ever' but this year they really did, with 17 total after the twins split into separate entities. Now my symmetry for this section is out of whack and I don't know what to put here.


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

BOB wins in order
Becky/John; Steve/Jason; Meg/Jason; James/Jackie; James/Lizia

Veto wins in order
Steve; John; John; Vanessa; Clay; James; Steve; John

Evictions in order
Jace 12-1; Da'Vonne 7-2; Jeff 7-4; Audrey 10-1 (9+1 penalty vote); Jason 7-2; Clay 9-0; Shelli 8-0; Jackie 6-1

Evictee Twitters
@NikolaPoe; @DayDaVonne_; @JeffWeldon21; @OddreyM; @TheJayRoy; @C_Honey25


Late arrivals: 3
Jeff, Jackie, Julia

Twist delivery guests: 3
Phil Keoghan
Kathy Griffin
Rob Gronkowski

Fights: 8
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
Audrey vs Clay plus Vanessa
 3 rounds starting 7/19 12.54pm
Shelli vs Clay 7/27 2.51am
Vanessa vs James, Clay, Johnny
 plus James vs Clay 8/6 2.20pm

Pinkyswears: 2
Becky with Austin, and with Liz 7/27 2.29am

Makeout pairings: 2
Clay and Shelli
Austin and Liz

House meetings: 1
7/19 8.43pm

Twin switches: 14
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
7/11 11.07am - Julia in
7/13 6.24pm - Liz in
7/17 2.05pm - Julia in
7/20 6.12pm - Liz in
7/22 6.26pm - Julia in
7/24 3.27pm - Liz in
7/30 show - both 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

'The Soup' mentions: 1
7/31 Johnny's dental school cadaver

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
18 Staff person's reflection seen
19 They erased Jeff for CBS show
20 Misspelled 'receives'
21 Mixed up Christine and Candice
22 Wonky fishies cam plus workers' feet
23 Shelli's last name again plus ordinal error
24 'Official snack' brand mixup per 7/25 slopcorn delivery of Skinny Pop and other brands
25 Misspelled Jackie
26 Julie said 'a twist every week' + BOB 'all season'
27 The Wall was HOH comp, not BOB
28 Omitted Julia from post-twins poll
29 Beauty to beast photobooth feeds vote task was given to them before vote was posted
30 '12 Craftiest BB Alliances' double screw-up
31 Same poll as #28 - no results on August 6
32 Showed Steve with veto on noms show
33 Misspelled regimen
34 Majorly misnamed feeds highlight
35 Wrong show time on Snapchat promo
36 Misspelled Derrick
37 #32 scene reused pointlessly, with veto erased
38 Misspelled argument
39 Called Steve's third comp win his first
40 Misspelled two and pyramid
41 Your/you're error on the CBS show
42 Pantry stocking staff on feeds
43 Winner does not get $1 million
44 Jeff/Jackie were not the only pre-existing pair

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(Final ratings, adjusted due to regional football)
Thursday's double eviction show won the hour with 1.9 rating, 7 share, 6.08 million viewers, ahead of Dateline rerun on NBC with 0.9/3/4.67, Mistresses on ABC with 0.7/3/2.98, and Bones rerun on FOX with 0.5/2/2.18.

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Rating = % of all TV households
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Liz and Julia had to survive five evictions in order to play separately as individuals, which they did, with Julia officially entering the game on Day 43. They switched places every few days. They had a limited time in Diary to change clothes, adjust their appearance, and exchange info. The non-playing twin was sequestered in a 'house,' possibly the jury house.

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. Recruits or those with established pre-season fan bases might get more.

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