Meg is crying. She’s on the block with James and you can tell the game has finally gotten to her. Vanessa offers to explain her nomination reasoning to James but he turns her down. I think he should win the game just for that. Meg cries some more. James remembers he’s playing a game so he allows Vanessa to explain herself to her nominees. I’m having a hard time following her. I think I’m just over Vanessa’s excuses. Meg gets a little heated and it actually chases Vanessa from the room. Meg saved us from another loooong circular speech from Vanessa. I think she should win the game just for that.
Vanessa calls everyone together to pick veto players. She pulls Julia. Steve smirks. He knows Julia is a terrible player. James gets Liz and Meg picks Austin. Things don’t look so great for James and Meg. Vanessa is happy that all of her AusTwins are represented. In the Have Not room, James is trying to keep Meg’s spirits up. He tells her he’s going to go to the veto comp dressed in sunglasses and a blanket a la Audrey. it works. He gets a smile. Now all he needs is the veto.
James tells the story of how he found out he was going to be a father. His baby mama didn’t realize James was the dad until an Asian baby popped out. James got home from the bar one night (drunk) to about 20 voicemails telling him to get to the hospital. Luckily, the story has a happy ending. James loves his baby girl Baleigh and is a very good dad.
It’s time to play High and Go Veto. John and Steve are hosting, dressed in tuxedo shirts like Vegas dealers. All the players will be isolated. One by one they enter the house and hide a personal veto card. In each round, players have 2 minutes to search for veto cards. Whoever’s veto card is found last, wins. Meg hides her card under a mattress. Austin hides his card inside a duvet. James hides his card under the rug under a couch (yeah, this competition was made for him). Julia hides her veto card inside a couch cushion. Liz hides her card inside a box of frozen pizza. Vanessa also hides her card in a couch cushion.
Then it’s time to search. In round one, Meg checks the couch Julia hid her card in but doesn’t find it. Austin makes a huge mess but doesn’t find a card. James looks in kitchen but doesn’t find a card either. Julia searches the couch where Vanessa hid hers but doesn’t find it. Liz doesn’t find a card either. Vanessa heads to the kitchen and finds Liz’s veto card. By round two, the house is a huge mess already. James is just throwing stuff around for fun. Julia realizes she should look in places similar to where she hid hers and she finds a veto card! Liz is too stressed by the mess to do a good search. Meg finds Julia’s card. In round four, Austin uses his time to hide the duvet he hid his card in some more. James has the same idea and covers his card more. While he’s doing that he finds the fourth veto card. There’s only one card left. Vanessa finds the last card but we don’t know whose it is.
Then they reveal who’s veto card is whose. First, Vanessa found Liz’s card. Second, Julia found Vanessa. Third, Meg found Julia. Fourth, James found Meg. The final is between James and Austin. Vanessa found Austin. James wins veto! There’s hope for the goblins! James calls out, “This is for you, Baleigh!” Awwww…
Vanessa is pissed that she has to come up with a replacement nominee now that James is going to take himself off the block. Meg isn’t crying and that’s a nice change. The twins assume that either Steve or John is going up. James isn’t hiding his anger at Vanessa anymore. He rants to Austin who immediately runs to Vanessa and squeals. Vanessa is already freaking out so this just kicks things into crazier mode. Feeling cornered, Vanessa asks Julia to be a pawn. The AusTwins want to get Johnny Mack nominated and sent home. Vanessa won’t agree to it because she has a secret alliance with him. Julia informs Vanessa that she can beat Meg in an intellectual competition. I don’t think Julia understands what intellectual means. James tries to work things out with Vanessa and save Meg. Instead, Vanessa turns everything around into James insulting her. “You’re telling me I’m playing too hard?” I just can’t with this girl. I mean, I think she deserves to win but her game is too emotionally manipulative.
At the veto meeting, James takes himself off the block. Vanessa congratulates James on his win. She explains how hard it was to choose a replacement and nominates Julia. Wow. If this was any other cast, this would be the time to make a huge move. Let’s see if anyone in this group has the guts to flip on the twins.
Tune in tomorrow for eviction night. Plus, it’s another double eviction. Hopefully things get popping!