It’s a surprise eviction on Big Brother tonight! Julie enters the house (via tv screen) to let the houseguests know. Everyone is visibly stunned. It seems like they were all expecting more time to scamper.
And we rewind to the nomination ceremony. Steve is disappointed that Vanessa chose to save Austin and Liz by putting him and Johnny Mack up. In usual Vanessa style, she starts crying and Steve turns into the one apologizing. She’s diabolical but effective. John goes to Austin and Liz to try and make an alliance to get him through this eviction. He offers to throw the veto competition if they promise to keep him. Austin and Liz immediately report this to Vanessa because it’s not like they’re playing a game for $500,000 or anything. Just give her the win already. Everyone else is.
This week everyone is playing in the veto competition. They get to watch a new CBS show, Life In Pieces. How they have time for an extra CBS ad in this episode is beyond me but here we are. The veto competition is based on the tv show. Players have to run across a balance beam to put together a puzzle of the cast. If they don’t return across the balance beam and hit their buzzer every 20 seconds, the puzzle demagnetizes and all the pieces fall. Liz is counting on herself and Vanessa to keep nominations the same since Austin notoriously does bad on puzzles. Houseguests are scrambling and running, scrambling and running. Well, all of them except Steve. Steve must slowly walk across his balance beam or he’ll fall. Austin misses his time and loses his puzzle. Liz is cruising. John realizes that he might have to pretend to throw it to Liz because she might win anyway. But then he speeds things up and wins the veto. Johnny Mack is safe for another week! And Vanessa has to get “more blood on her hands” when she nominates either Austin or Liz as the replacement nominee.
Vanessa is beside herself that John won the veto. Like tears mixing with snot running down her face upset. Austin turns the tables and starts sucking up to John. John says he still wants to work with Austin and Liz but who knows if he’s telling the truth. Steve is happy that Vanessa is in this uncomfortable position after turning her back on him and John. His gloating is actually quite adorable. At the veto ceremony, John uses the veto on himself. Vanessa nominates Austin as the replacement nominee since Liz was on the block last week. Austin claims to trust Vanessa but he also casts doubt on that trust. It’s obvious that Liz will vote to keep Austin. John’s vote is the only way to keep Vanessa from having to make the tie-breaker decision between her two closest alliance members, Austin and Steve. Now that she can no longer get Johnny Mack out, Vanessa tells him she wants to go to final three with him. At this point, everyone is lying to everyone else so it’s really hard to know who will actually be voted out tonight.
Now we’re caught up and it’s time for voting. Steve wasn’t prepared to give a speech (since the eviction came early) but he says nice things about being a huge Big Brother fan. Austin claims that CBS is “going to change the world with their new show Life in Pieces.” Ugh. Such a suck-up. He goes on to explain that he’s Judas and Steve is “the boy” (why no one has explained the racial connotations of that nickname to Austin is beyond me) so he deserves to stay. Liz votes to evict Steve. John votes to evict Austin. Vanessa must make the tie-breaker decision. She evicts Austin! Holy crap! Our first surprise eviction. Liz is absolutely stunned. Austin walks out of the house, shoeless. We get a short shot of Vanessa crying hysterically as she justifies her reasoning to Liz. Then Austin is talking to Julie. Austin kind of understands why Vanessa evicted him but thinks she could have won without the scumbag move. He went into the house seeing Big Brother as his second chance in the entertainment world after wrestling didn’t work out. Then met Liz and it all changed. He was there so long he even started to think he could win it. And now he’s on his way to the jury house.
The Head of Household competition is called What the Bleep? Players see footage from past episodes with a word or words bleeped out. Julie gives them a true/false question about what the bleeped out word or words were. Each correct answer is one point and the player with the most points wins. The first round is Julia whining about not getting picked to play veto. Everyone gets it right. Next is Becky introducing herself and everyone gets the bleeped word right. In round three, they see Jackie and Steve is the only one to get it right. The score is Steve 3, Liz and John 2. Next, Jace is talking about the plan to get him out. Everyone gets it right. then Meg gives her speech about seeing all of her friends evicted and only John get the bleeped word right. The score is John and Steve 4, Liz 3. James talks about being bored in the house and everyone gets it wrong. In the last clip, Vanessa reads her letter from Mel. Steve and John get it right so they are tied at 5 points each. Liz is out and the boys go to tie-breaker. “In seconds, how long was the Under the Rainbow competition from the start to when Vanessa hit the button to win?” Steve answers 601. John answers 3,600. John went over so Steve wins Head of Household. Then Steve realizes that he meant to answer 6,001 but forgot a zero. Sometimes a mistake is actually good luck…
Tune in tomorrow night for another live eviction. Who will be evicted? John, Liz or Vanessa?