John is on the block and on everyone’s radar. Vanessa gives him a big hug after nominations. Since he knows Vanessa got him nominated, he makes a face. Unfortunately, Austin decides John was making a face at HIM and gets all bent out of shape. “I want to hit him.” While Austin storms up to the Head of Household room to rant to the twins, Vanessa follows John into the Have Not room. All he wants to do is take a nap but Vanessa wants to talk game. Vanessa always wants to talk game. John lets her talk but he’s over it. Vanessa is his number one target.
The Austwins have serious HoHitis. They think they’re running the show. Even though they totally bought Vanessa’s lies about John (and nominated exactly who she wanted), they decide to be magnanimous and talk to John. John informs them of a pretty obvious Vanessa lie and just like that they’re against Vanessa again. It’s pretty embarrassing how easily they’re swayed. John leaves them with a final thought: “Whoever gets her evicted is, like, a god.” Hmmm, nicely played, Dr McGuire.
Head of Household Liz calls everyone into the livingroom to pick veto players. She gets houseguest’s choice so she chooses Austin. John pulls Meg (again) and Becky pulls Steve. Julia is annoyed she never gets picked to play veto. Whine, whine, whine. She’s mad at Liz for picking Austin instead of her. Maybe if Julia started winning things… John tells Austin he will throw the veto to the Austwins but secretly tells Becky he’ll throw it to her. Sneaky sneaky.
The backyard has been turned into a huge picnic. There are chips and dips, pizza, nachos and pies all over the place. At the top of a picnic blanket mountain sits Otev, the Rocking Roll. As a bread, Otev is obsessed with butter but he also wants to be a rock god. He’s going to sing a song about a houseguest. Players have to slide down the picnic blanket into a pool of butter. Then they can search through food items to find the butter pat with the correct houseguest’s name on it. There is one less butter pat than player each round so someone is always eliminated. It’s a pretty standard Otev game with extra butter.
In round one, Otev sings about Jason. Vanessa, Steve and Meg are the first up the hill with the appropriate butter. John goes ahead with his plans to throw the game and just makes a big mess. Becky and Austin finally find the Jason butter and race up to Otev. John is eliminated. Then Otev sings about Shelli. Becky finds her butter pat and makes an olympic quality leap over the butter pool. Meg gets part way up and falls on her face, hard. Oh, Grandma! Instead of returning the non-Shelli butters to the jam pot, Steve makes a pile of butter for easy grabbing next round. Except he loses so there is no next round for Steve. When Otev sings about Clay, Meg is first back up the hill. Austin goes straight to Steve’s butter pile to search for Clay. Becky notices what Austin is doing and grabs Clay right out of his hands. Unfortunately, she grabbed Becky instead of Clay and, oopsie, she’s out. Now it’s down to Liz, Austin and Meg. Otev sings about Dayvonne. Austin finds her in his Steve pile. Liz also finds her so Meg is out. Will Austin throw the final round to Liz? She promises to kiss him if he wins so Austin is all fired up. When Otev asks for Jace, Austin can’t find him in Steve’s pile. Liz finds the only Jace and wins veto! Liz awkwardly kisses Austin anyway and the houseguests cheer.
Liz gets a hickey and Julia freaks out. Just wait until Julia finds out what else Austin and Liz have been doing on the feeds…
Vanessa is seriously bugging the Austwins. Her obsessive game play reminds them of Audrey and that’s not something you ever want to do in BB17. Vanessa can tell something is up so she throws another pity party for herself. Loudly. For attention. The Austwins realize that they need to do a better job of keeping her pacified until someone has the balls to evict her.
And it’s time for the veto meeting. Liz won veto so she’ll probably keep her nominations the same. Vanessa is worrying about it anyway because, Vanessa. Becky reminds Liz that she kept the Austwins safe last week when she was HoH. Lots of raised eyebrows. John explains that the black chairs (for nominees) are comfortable but he prefers the blue couches (for the safe houseguests). Everyone laughs. Liz doesn’t use veto so tomorrow either Becky or John will be going home. Vanessa lives to play another week.
Tune in tomorrow for the live eviction!