By: The Lady Cocotte (@theladycocotte)
Tonight on Big Brother, after the double eviction there are tears and congratulations. John thinks it’s now three vs three: the AusTwins vs John, Steve and Vanessa. Except Vanessa is in everyone’s final two. Austin considers throwing the Head of Household competition. He doesn’t want to have to put one of the twins up as a pawn. Vanessa reassures him that she can keep all three of the AusTwins safe. “That’s what I do. I make things happen.” Instead, Vanessa turns to John and Steve to take out the AusTwins. Steve can’t believe their luck that Austin is going to throw it. Things might actually get interesting this week.
The Head of Household competition is baseball themed. Julia is more interested in critiquing Liz’s outfit than winning. The players are shown a series of houseguest baseball cards. They have have to figure out which houseguest’s card is missing and then solve a puzzle of their face. Once they solve the puzzle, they hit a button. If they get a green light, their answer is correct and the player gets to compete in the next round. If they get a red light, the puzzle is wrong but the player can keep trying. Each round the last player to solve their puzzle is eliminated until only the winner survives.
In round one, Steve solves the Jason puzzle first. Julia is actually second. Vanessa is eliminated. Did she throw it? In round two, John rings in first with Dayvonne. Steve is struggling but Austin throws it and gets eliminated. Are the houseguest’s baseball cards cycling faster each round? It’s down to John, Steve and Julia. Pretty good odds for team Vanessa. In round three, Julia loses on the Jeff puzzle. Vanessa keeps a poker face but she’s overjoyed. In the final round, Steve and John are fighting to solve the Jace puzzle. John realizes it’s better for his game to win next week instead so he throws it to Steve. Steve wins Hoh! It looks like the AusTwins are going to get a taste of their own medicine this week.
Steve is reveling in his win. As is Vanessa. Vanessa immediately starts working on the twins. I don’t know what Steve is going to do, I’m out of the loop (ie: don’t blame me). Steve tells Austin that he knows he’s number five in the Scamper Squad. This lets Austin know that the AusTwins are in danger. Austin makes Steve a lot of promises but Steve doesn’t believe a word. Steve has been so thoroughly mindfucked by Vanessa that he thinks she is the only one he can trust. We get a lot of tough girl talk from the twins. Steve gets a photo of his nephew and a teddy bear in his Head of Household room. The twins are fawning all over him. In the diary room, John narrates our thoughts watching them kiss Steve’s ass. Vanessa decides that Liz and Austin need to go up. She informs Steve and the die is cast.
The twins think Sigmund and Freud are “the lion guys in Vegas.”
Steve runs Vanessa’s decision to nominate Austin and Liz by John for reassurance. John agrees but posits that Austin should be the one evicted. He thinks the twins will be easier to defeat and are less likely to steal Vanessa away from the Steve and John alliance. Steve thinks he owes Austin the honor of telling him before the nomination ceremony. He has to wait because Austin and Liz are fast asleep so he just sits next to them and waits. It’s another great example of Steve’s social awkwardness. Finally Austin wakes up and Steve explains that he can’t put the twins up against each other. In the diary room, Austin claims he’s going to fight for himself and that Liz will have to understand. Yeah, because she’s a very rational player. Good luck, Austin. You’re going to need it.
The twins still think they are going up against each other. At the nomination ceremony, Steve nominates Austin and Liz. He gives a sweet little speech that totally goes over the twins’ heads. Liz breaks down in heaving sobs. Austin feels pretty confident that he’ll win the veto so he’s a little calmer. Julia mirrors her sister’s tears. Bye bye, AusTwins. It was real knowing you.
Tune in on Wednesday for the veto competition. Will Austin and Liz remain on the block or will Steve have to renominate someone else?