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Currently Liz is the 'active' twin

Vanessa is Head of Household
Clay used veto on himself
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Day 42 - Wednesday 7/29

Go-to move

Jason said a sad farewell to the backyard before they were locked inside at dawn for building, making for a very quiet first part of the day.. Vanessa added Chess Tutor to her lengthy hamster resumé, inadvertently showing her strategy cards as she told them she has a go-to move she always uses, because it's very complicated and it lets her see how people play.. I don't know if any of the assembled company caught on to that or not.. later she told Steve something similar, adding that she's "not very good with pawns" - you gotta love chess analogies in the BB habitat

Vanessa also told Austin and Liz that no one had told her how "the house" had been going after Austin this week - ooookay.. and Vanessa asked Jackie "what if" Jason isn't really a grocery stockboy at all, but a millionaire clothing mogul - ooookay again.. meanwhile Liz promised Austin a kiss if he wins HOH tomorrow

They all did some bowling which was kind of fun - Vanessa even descended the stairs to socialize for that.. Meg and Jackie ran some interference here and there, but Jason laid around and laid low all day, coming out to socialize a bit but mostly waiting for his eleventh hour pitch to Shelli and Clay.. he finally got Shelli alone and Clay joined shortly after

Jason told them that "everyone" thought they were behind his nomination, that Becky said she'll go after them when the double comes, that Jackie was very hurt when the Dark Moon final eight alliance turned out to be a short-lived sham, and that he thinks Thursday will be endurance and he'd keep them safe if he stays and wins - Flashback 7/30 1.52am.. I didn't stick around for the fallout and retells but we'll know the outcome soon enough

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Day 41 - Tuesday 7/28


It was a very low key day, bringing complaints from some but relief for me and I would guess most of my fellow sites and updaters after these super chaotic first weeks.. the camera came out and Vanessa wrote another blog and tweets, and they spent most of the afternoon laying around the pool

Jason spent a lot of the day in bed, not campaigning.. he's alternately announced plans to rally for votes at the last minute and to go out quietly.. he seems defeated, and it seems like a given that he is, but I'm hoping he comes up with some kind of a fight rather than just laying down to die

Jason and the other "outsiders" had a few discussions about everything that got them here.. some of it they have right and some of it wrong, but at least they're starting to put the puzzle pieces together.. Becky did some double-agenting along the way, but not very well from what I could tell

Austin gave Liz some wrestling lessons, and they had quite a workout and show.. Jackie joined for a bit as well.. Liz got a lot of moves down pretty well in a short time, and they had the makings of a decent routine before long - they even got cheers from the patio group - Flashback 7/28 10.45pm.. Jason threw eye daggers at Shelli as she told an involved story about shooting her show intro segment.. James loaded a condom with a lotiony cucumber and left it in Meg's bed

They got a late booze delivery, which Jason had been begging for all day, saying he wanted to do a Britney Haynes and give a sippy snotty soliloquy before going out.. he didn't do that, but all 12 gathered at the hot tub for story time that had some funny moments

Jackie told Jason, Meg, James that Jason would be better for her to stay than Becky, and they hatched a plot to try to get Clay and Shelli (or Johnny and Steve, or Austin and Liz) to vote with them.. Jason said they "have to scare the shit" out of whichever pair they select, and make them think they're the next target(s) and/or convince them that Thursday's HOH comp will be endurance, which he has a good shot at winning, and he'll promise to keep them safe.. they'll have a 6am lockdown for comp building on Wednesday, which will help that story.. too bad Jason trusts Steve the least, since he's all about keeping bigger targets and secret hinky votes - Liz too, and Austin too, for that matter

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Day 40 - Monday 7/27


Clay used his veto on himself obviously, and Vanessa put up Jason in his place, as decided late last night on the final spin of renom roulette.. Jason hadn't been warned about that and neither had Meg.. Jason took it pretty well, clearly dumbfounded but he had no explosions or ranty rants

Meg however was crying up a storm and kicking herself for that at the same time, saying she didn't want to be the crying girl.. she kept saying it was the shock of the blindside that hurt, and what a short-lived lousy alliance Dark Moon turned out to be.. James kept pointing out how all of Meg's guys get the boot, which didn't help

Retell round robins carried on for a few hours, like they do.. the "outsiders" kept saying something was going on that they couldn't figure out, even while they were looking at Shelli and Clay.. Vanessa ran her loops for her various visitors, riddled with the same "integrity," "straight shooter," "solo dolo" and all the other buzzwords she runs into the ground.. she ran them again when Jason finally went up for his long-awaited meeting, which was sad to watch

Shelli was thrilled at "how sexy" Clay was using his veto.. eventually the "outsiders" did figure out that of course Shelli and Clay were part of it all, but other than Meg confronting Clay about lying to her and Clay apologizing on cue, not a lot has come from that side of it - yet

Most everything settled down to a dull roar once all the retells had been told.. naturally Vanessa, Shelli, and Clay kept at it because that's what they do amongst themselves and with others, and Jackie kept hovering around Vanessa because that's what she does, but for the most part it was a quiet evening

Elsewhere, in an attempt to be goofy, Steve threw an orange at Meg and hit her with it, and the twins' scheduled switch back to Julia didn't happen.. Steve and Austin had a fun late night convo about their favorite players from each season - they both had some surprising picks.. I don't think Jason will just lay down and die, and I don't think Becky will either should Jason make any leeway campaigning.. it's still a very long time til they vote on Thursday and despite appearances, I don't think anything's set in stone yet

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Vanessa's blog: My descent into an abyss of confusion...

Vanessa: I have a go-to, it's so complicated in chess, why not just do the same thing every time so you get used to how people play

Meg to Jason, re Shelli/Clay: She responds to paranoia, he responds to loyalty

Vanessa about chess: I'm not very good with pawns

James: So many people we need to get rid of, like..
Jackie: Everybody
James: Everybody

Jason to Shelli/Clay: I will go down with the ship! I had a final two with Day and went down with the ship, I will go down with your ship

Meg: I would rather lose this game than play it safe anymore

James: You know how turtles are always in the middle of the highway? Well, maybe not in LA...

Steve: Hamsterwatch uses the nastiest screenshots they can find from the feeds
Austin: Is there more than one? I go on a site with Dingo's Hamsterwatch, is that the same one?
Jason: I can never find what I'm looking for on Hamsterwatch

Jason: It's okay guys, I already won - I made it here

Shelli to Jason, Meg, Becky, Jackie: Vanessa's an honest player

Meg: I hate being Crying Girl!

Meg to Shelli: I just got lied to - like why didn't we have a heads up?

Jason to James: Not everything everyone says in this house is true

Jackie to Vanessa: As long as there's nothing going on behind my back, that's all that matters

Meg: It just doesn't make sense
Jason: That's why it's our fault, 'cause we bought it hook, line and sinker

Vanessa: We're gonna get pitted against each other now
Shelli: Me and you?

Jason to Vanessa: What's killing me is that Big Brother is my life and passion, and half of these motherfuckers were found on Tinder

Meg to Johnny: You had a fun filled day, sounds like summer camp you've been to

Clay about Jackie: She's not really fluent about her words - she doesn't say much

Clay: Do you let your dog lick your face?
Shelli: Yes, he can kiss me all over


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Ratings are Monday's for now, based on entertainment value

A few years ago, Chef Joe had to hula hoop whenever a signal sounded for 24 hours. This year, the feedster-voted hula hoop arrived without fanfare around 2am one night. Maybe it's the same hoop.

Won: Outback dinner (guest)
Say what you will (and you do!) he was a certain goner this week but his desperate pleading apologies to Vanessa earned him a miracle save. Plus she and her cronies believe him that he doesn't want to win the season, like All-Stars supposedly believed Dr Will wanted to get the boot before jury on BB7. As for the haters, he's played the bad guy character for a living.. he's going to love being successful at that on BB, and doing it without a wrestling mat.

Won: Outback dinner (guest)
I really thought this might be the first season in years (maybe ever) with no pinkyswears. No wonder so much lying and backstabbing keeps happening - they haven't been using the one currency that's proven to be valid in BB (sometimes). Leave it to Becky to be the one to introduce it this season, and with a double.

Won: Outback dinner (guest)
If they edit him as the manipulating superstar hero again, I might choke.

She's added two and two and come up with four a few times, but more often she comes up with zero, and after everyone else has turned their papers in. She probably has no idea how close she came to being this week's victim.

Won: Outback dinner
He could have taken Audrey's information about The Six another direction rather than to them and been sitting pretty now, but I'm not sure he's fully realized yet that she was right about that. He and a few of the others did discuss it for a minute, but James keeps having weird realizations about things he already knew (like twins), so maybe it'll come up again as a V-8 moment, or something.

Won: 1 week Wackstreet
Ups for taking his blindside nom as well as he did. He had a couple quiet meltdowns later but he tempered those with jokes and laughter. It's just a shame he got fingered for crimes he didn't commit, thanks to Vanessa convicting him via her paranoid delusions rather than empirical evidence. But let's face it: he's said more than once he only wanted to get on the Wikipedia BB page and that's a done deal, and he pretty much laid around for weeks while all this gaming was going on around him (and without him).
PS Is he going to ask Vanessa how she told him she couldn't put up Audrey two weeks ago because LGBT solidarity, but now it's okay to put him up?

Won: 1 week Wackstreet
He just keeps doing what he does - it's all good. He's the last BB superfan still in the closet about that, and he should probably keep it that way.

Won: 1 week Wackstreet, Outback dinner
She made an interesting comment that her 'mom was right, guys and girls can't be just friends.' (I beg to differ but that's irrelevant.) She admits flirting with Jace, Jeff, and Austin, and being 'friends' isn't about flirting - or at the very least, isn't wholly based on that. Meanwhile she's backed off from Austin a little and that's good for everyone, and the twins farce carries on, but even more out in the open now. I wonder if producers will make them all feign shocked surprise for the big reveal on Thursday.

Won: Gronk party cruise
#LeaningMeg was bolt upright for hours after the veto meeting - it really got her attention. The fact that she took Jason's nomination worse than he did says something, but I'm not sure what. She cried too much about it but to her credit, she also joked about it and said over and over she did not want to be known as Crying Girl. But I was reminded of her telling Jason 'Even if there were a six person alliance, I don't care!' on anti-Audrey Sunday.. maybe she should have at least given it some thought before it was too late.

I'm so over her smug and her bossy, and I'm waiting anxiously til she's not in or affiliated with HOH anymore. Many in there and out here think she's in charge but I think it's Vanessa all the way. Shelli does make a good lieutenant and dirty work do-er though. Her big fight with Clay about not wanting to talk game on camera without makeup was funny because cameras were on her anyway - I guess she doesn't know there are more than just the ones on the walls. But it was also sad, particularly when she retold later that she thinks she's 'ugly' and 'looks like trash' without makeup. That's not true, and it's really not a healthy way to think about herself.. makeup won't fix whatever issues that's about.

I think a lot of his awkward is put on but I don't know how much, making him an interesting study. His street cred is dropping by the day in there, and it makes no sense. I guess they're all just so over-aligned with each other, they don't have anyone else to pick on. The more they do pick on him, the more shocked (and jealous) they'll be when they all get out and find out how popular he is.. wait for it.

Won: Outback dinner
Downs because exhausting! and not in a fun way. This week will go down as one of the more disastrous HOHs we've seen. She could have overcome the whole BOB and 'foolproof' failure if she'd just picked a renom - any renom - and dropped the axe quickly and cleanly, but no. She had to talk everyone's ears off, talking herself up the whole time while illustrating how paranoid and delusional she really is. I think she and Shelli have both severely ruined their chances at jury votes should either of them go all the way, since they've both made such HUGE stinks about 'doing what the house wants.' It'll be awfully hard to try to turn that around and say they pulled strings and thus deserve the win.

Won: Nothing
She was erratic and unpredictable, and the random ways she kept them stirred up made for some of the best feeds in ages. And as a bonus, she featured in all the fights, many because the others didn't believe her telling truths. They did buy most of the fibs, and without 'empirical evidence,' but they fell for her wacky gameplay more than twice. She marooned herself in a bed and a dental chair, with some laughs in between, and she got the 2nd ever penalty vote. I enjoyed watching her, and will miss her.

Won: Nothing
I haven't given many empty wheels before their time, and I don't think any of those got them as early as he did. But we've never had such a misogynistic, inappropriate, and unfunny pig before. CBS let him get away clean and that's what it is - I'm just glad to see the back of him.

Won: Power to nullify 3 votes
She wasn't afraid to confront people nor to keep fighting to stay, which was good for us, but didn't help her much. She figured out the twins early but didn't leverage that to her advantage soon or well enough. Her 'game on' fight with Audrey and pantry rant to us were memorable, especially her catch-phrase 'get your life!' She was smart, funny, and volatile. She didn't let us take full advantage of #DaVonneHasADaughter, a hashtag that was too good to be true.

Won: Nothing
He was like a parody of all the former surf boys we've had, with all the worst qualities of asshat hamsters past rolled into one. He verbally beat up on Steve a few times but the primetime version earned him viewer loathing, even if his actoring was lousy. He ranted, streaked, flipped us off, and mostly talked about himself, but he promised to save us all someday through music.


HOHs in order *denotes surviving HOH for BOB weeks
James*/Jason; Becky/Shelli*; Austin/Vanessa*; Shelli*/Lizia; Jackie/Vanessa*

BOB wins in order
Becky/John; Steve/Jason; Meg/Jason; James/Jackie; James/Lizia

Veto wins in order
Steve; John; John; Vanessa; Clay

Evictions in order
Jace 12-1; Da'Vonne 7-2; Jeff 7-4; Audrey 10-1 (9+1 penalty vote)

Evictee Twitters
@OddreyM; @JeffWeldon21; @DayDaVonne_bb17; @NikolaPoe


Late arrivals: 3
Jeff, Jackie, Julia

Twist delivery guests: 3
Phil Keoghan
Kathy Griffin
Rob Gronkowski

Fights: 7
Audrey vs Jace 6/28 8.21pm
Audrey vs Jace 6/30 3.25am
Audrey vs Da'Vonne 6/30 1.38pm
Audrey vs Da'Vonne 7/8 1.52pm
Audrey vs Meg 7/11 1.10pm
Audrey vs Clay plus Vanessa
 3 rounds starting 7/19 12.54pm
Shelli vs Clay 7/27 2.51am

Pinkyswears: 2
Becky with Austin, and with Liz 7/27 2.29am

House meetings: 1
7/19 8.43pm

Twin switches: 14
4 on 7/2 show recap
1 at 7/2 vote - Julia in
7/3 11.58am - Liz in
7/6 3.07pm - Julia in
7/9 10.34pm - Liz in
7/11 11.07am - Julia in
7/13 6.24pm - Liz in
7/17 2.05pm - Julia in
7/20 6.12pm - Liz in
7/22 6.26pm - Julia in
7/24 3.27pm - Liz in

Incredible backstories: 1
6/25 9:35pm Becky and the train

Uncanny coincidences: 3
7/1 4.53pm Meg & John say 'weird situation' in different rooms at the exact same time
7/8 3.47am Jason & Clay say 'hey Arnold' in different rooms at almost the same time
7/11 12.15am Jeff & James say 'beefcakes' in different rooms at almost the same time

Scandals beyond BB world: 1
Jeff/Julia 'sticky spot' incident

Self-service: 3


 1 Mixed up BB10 Steven with Memphis Bob
 2 Renamed Rachel 'Linda Donahue'
 3 Got Boogie's seasons wrong
 4 They probably meant #exasperated
 5 6/25 show: Julie omitted Alison Irwin in her & Phil Keoghan's BB-to-TAR rollcall
 6 Dental x-ray graphics upside-down
 7 Misspelled Dan Gheesling's name
 8 Closed captions symbol, for a minute
 9 PROMO instead of PROM
10 Wrong show time on Jeffish loop
11 7/2 show: Dead air + Julie audio leak
12 Veto comp workers on feeds
13 HOH prep workers on feeds
14 Misspelled Shelli's last name
15 Goof #10 still not fixed a week later
16 Julie got special guest's name wrong
17 Wrong show days on Youtube
18 Staff person's reflection seen
19 They erased Jeff for CBS show
20 Misspelled 'receives'
21 Mixed up Christine and Candice
22 Wonky fishies cam plus workers' feet
23 Shelli's last name again plus ordinal error
24 'Official snack' brand mixup per 7/25 slopcorn delivery of Skinny Pop and other brands
25 Misspelled Jackie

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BB17 prizes are the same: $500k for the winner and $50k for 2nd place. Stipend for the others is $1,000 per week again, including pre-show hotel and jury sequester. Recruits or those with established pre-season fan bases might get more.

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