Everyone is under Vanessa’s spell. She got Austin to nominate Steve and John. And even though Austin keeps talking about putting her up if the veto gets used, it won’t happen. She won’t let it happen. Steve feels betrayed by Vanessa but can’t help but recognize her strong game play. John is totally over it. He’s been onto Vanessa’s game for weeks now and he’s ready to be done with her, one way or the other. Don’t give up now, Johnny Mack! She’s not invincible. Or is she?
Austin calls everyone together to choose veto competitors. Austin pulls Vanessa. John wants Julia or Meg because they’re both terrible players. As he has every other time he’s picked a veto player, John gets Meg. Steve gets Julia and she’s overjoyed! Just last week she was bitching about never being picked. So basically, the veto competition will be between Austin, Steve, John and Vanessa.
Zingbot just walked thru the door! Houseguests are jumping around and squealing. They’re always excited until he starts zing-ing them. “James, guess what? I heard Meg is going to take you someplace very, very special after the show. The friendzone. Out of your league. Zing!” “Lizzzzz, I’m confused. Suddenly you’re less attractive, less intelligent and less charming. Oh, wait. That’s just Julia. Zing!” “Steve, what’s less cool than a trombonist who cries for his mommy? Nothing. Zing!” “Will someone please take out the trash? It stinks in here. Oh, wait. That’s just Austin. Tuna beard. Zing!” “Meg, your New York attitude is very Sex in the City. Too bad your game is more Sucks in the City. Zing!” “Johhhhn. Five out of five dentists agree: the only thing less attractive than your laugh is your back hair. Zing!” “Vanessa, you have been playing a masterful game. Assuming that game is the crying game. Zing!” “Lizzzzz, you’ve become such an important part of Austin’s life. Are you more excited to meet his mom, his dad or his girlfriend? Zing!” Zingbot gets Liz all riled up about Austin’s girlfriend. He’s pissed that he has to deal with this right before he has to play for veto. Luckily, she gets over it pretty quickly. “You stink and I’m hooking up with a guy that has a girlfriend. Whatever.”
Zingbot is “Newly Zingle” and has been spending a lot of time on Zinder. He wants the veto players to tell him which three houseguests his various dates look like. It’s the standard Face morph game with a sci-fi/dating twist. Liz and James are waiting in a room full of treats and get to watch the players. Julia enters Zingbot’s bachelor pad first. She is doing really good until the third face. She can’t recognize Meg’s nose. Steve is next and he see Julia’s time. He feels secure he can beat her. His plan is slow but steady. Never a great idea. Julia is having fun watching Steve struggle. He gets stuck on Becky’s mouth. Finally he gets it but his time is running out. And he’s out. The houseguests in the waiting room celebrate. Steve joins them and Austin enters. Austin admits he didn’t know Liz and Julia were two separate people for weeks so he’s nervous. And he’s doing terribly. The waiting room is shouting “we hate you!” as he joins them in defeat. Vanessa is ready to take this veto home. She is seriously cruising. She’s at the last face and is only halfway to Julia’s time. She struggles a little but wins two minutes faster than Julia. John knows he really needs the veto this week but he’s kind of spazzing out. Tick tock and John is out. The verto King has been slayed! Vanessa is feeling pretty good. Meg wants to prove everyone wrong and win the veto. She makes it through the first two faces easily. And then she gets stuck on her own nose. “That’s a boy’s nose.” No it’s not, Meg. And she’s out. Vanessa wins veto! Meg is pissed. She’s pacing around fuming while everyone else celebrates. Vanessa throws her some side eye. Watch your back, Meg! You won’t like Vanessa when she’s mad…
Vanessa tries once again to make an alliance with John. He’s so worn down that he’s finally ready to play with her. He knows everyone wants to keep Steve and thinks Vanessa is his only chance. He calls her the devil he knows… I love it! Vanessa claims she’s going to try and get Austin’s approval to use the veto on John. Vanessa suggest to Austin that they go after Meg/James. Austin wants to work with them so he talks Vanessa out of using the veto. When Vanessa tells John she can’t use it, he tells her about the five person alliance made last week to get her out. Even though she’s the most paranoid person in the house, Vanessa is gobsmacked. She asks Liz about it and she Liz lies, lies, lies. Then Liz changes her tune and blames it all on Steve. For some reason,Vanessa believes her. She confronts Steve but he claims he didn’t orchestrate the alliance. She’s so angry she can’t see the truth and really tears into him. Steve gets flustered because it wasn’t his idea but she has decided he’s guilty. Bon voyage, Steve.
Vanessa calls everyone for the veto meeting. Steve’s speech basically congratulates Vanessa for winning and asks her use it on him if she wants. John gives a weird, confusing speech about a gazelle asking a tiger to not eat them. Vanessa goes in hard on Steve. Everyone is kind of shocked. She chooses to not use the veto so either Steve or John is going home.
Tune in tonight for the live eviction!
(Apologies to Lady Cocotte for the late publish on this post. I have some really whacky sleep patterns these days and missed the whole thing.)