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Austin is Head of Household
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Nobody is Have-not


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Day 67 - Sunday 8/23

Vanessa at work

Vanessa started up her rounds and loops again, this time arriving at conclusions like Meg's the mastermind of everything.. she also interrogated Steve for awhile, and confronted him about having given his word to her about not hearing any plans to backdoor her, when she knew he had.. it should be mentioned here that Vanessa seems to be using the term backdoor as a synonym for veto renom, which is ridiculous and pretty much an indication of where we're at on the You Gotta Be Kidding Me scale

She also followed through with one of her Bible swear threats by laying her hand on hers to tell Steve that Jackie was the one who said Johnny should have gone up against Shelli.. she also had sit-downs dredging up ancient history with Austin, Johnny, James, and Meg.. it's exhausting just to listen to it all, let alone try to keep up

Meanwhile, Austin and Liz had a dinner date for some reason.. Julia and James acted as servers, and Julia had also acted as Liz's advisor beforehand since Austin's agenda had already made the rounds.. when he formally asked Liz to be his girlfriend, she said he should formalize things with the other girlfriend first.. by the way, there is precedent for this type of thing: BB6 Janelle broke up with her boyfriend in the Diary Room when she fell for Michael, and BB12's Kristen's boyfriend's subtitle text was changed to Ex Boyfriend after she'd been making out with Hayden

As of now, I don't think Vanessa's going to use her veto, but it's a very fluid situation and I can't keep up with the many paranoid thought trains.. a late development came up when Vanessa got conflicting stories from Johnny and James about agreement(s) to throw this last HOH to Johnny.. James asked Johnny to "step outside" to sort it out, where Johnny repeated what he'd told Vanessa, that it was a loose agreement, and James didn't recall the conversation.. later Vanessa reported to Austin, and they agreed it all made Johnny seem shadier than ever

They got the latest feedster poll directions just before 1am and they set out to play a few rounds of hide 'n seek.. Johnny "won" when he hid under a dental chair and took the longest to find, but Vanessa and James had good perches for the last round, she atop the photobooth and he on the backyard porta-potty


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Day 66 - Saturday 8/22

Ding dong

Once again, they waited around anxiously for their veto comp to begin and more so for Zingbot's annual visit.. James took advantage of their impatience by tap-tapping on things and in a stroke of prankster genius, he rang the HOH doorbell.. that got them all going and most of us too, and then he did it again

Meg, Julia, Vanessa were picked to play with Austin, Johnny, Steve, and Jeffish finally took them away for their insults and comp around 6.30pm.. as always, we'll hear the zings when they retell them later, including the many that won't make the show

Feeds were down almost five hours and After Dark ran a rerun.. Vanessa won the veto which was a new combo of Zingbot and morph-o-matic.. they had shirts that said NEWLY ZINGLE, READY TO MINGLE so maybe our robotic pal has gotten divorced

They did individual timed heats, and Vanessa did it in two minutes, 50 seconds.. it sounded like Julia went first and did it in four minutes, 40 seconds, and later competitors only had that long to figure out the faces? I'm not sure, but some of them didn't see all the faces.. the non-competitors (and possibly those who had finished?) watched on a big screen in HOH with a ton of candy.. Vanessa had been studying the photo wall recently for this comp, so that may have helped

They didn't talk much about their zings but they didn't seem crazy about them, and definitely not as excited as they were when looking forward to them.. Meg was crying when feeds returned about her poor performance, which also sounded like what her zing was about.. Austin's was something about his (pre-season) girlfriend, Liz's was she's the "less attractive, less intelligent, less interesting twin - wait, that's Julia," Steve's was about missing his mom, James' was about being friend-zoned by Meg, Johnny's was about his laugh and back hair, and Vanessa's was about being masterful in the game but crying anyway

Vanessa went to work right away, making Steve give his word that he hadn't heard any backdoor Vanessa plans (she knew he had), and shortly after that, Johnny told Steve that James and Meg would "rat them out" for knowing there was talk about backdooring Vanessa, and Steve should get to Austin and warn him

But Vanessa got to Austin first and she went to work even harder, acknowledging to Austin that he's in a pickle now "partially" because she refused to be pawned this week.. that led to a new "revelation" that Meg was crying because she, James, Steve, Johnny have been working together, and Vanessa easily convinced Austin and twins of that, and that Steve was their leader.. Steve was booted out of HOH for those four to meet, and he told James he figured that meant he's probably going now

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James Diary: Austin needs to go to the puzzle factory

Vanessa to Steve and Johnny: About 40% of the things I say are true, and they use that to spin the other 60% into scary shit and stories

Vanessa to Austin: I know my intentions, so I know I can explain anything

Vanessa to twins about Steve: I bet he wishes he didn't throw me under the bus now


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Robyn says #NoRegrets when she tells people to audition, then the show airs things they'll regret three times a week! Dinnggggg!

Won: Outback dinner (guest)
Austin, you call your character a barbarian, when what you really need is a barber! Dinnggggg!
Bonus #2 ding: Every time you touch Liz, people vomit all over my Twitter mentions - I'm sending you the cleaning bill! Dinnggggg!

Won: Outback dinner
James, you think you're a ladies' man but you're doing it wrong - you're supposed to give chocolate to ladies as a gift, not pelt them with it! Dinnggggg!

Won: 1 week Wackstreet
Johnny Mac, you are not allowed to talk about your shouty Diary Room sessions but the rest of them do, and yours are going to cost you $500,000! Dinnggggg!

Won: ½ week Wackstreet
Julia, you forgot to keep telling your sister to stop doing the icky, and now you're going to go down with her! Dinnggggg!

Won: ½ week Wackstreet, Outback dinner
Liz, if you wanted doors to open for you after this, you're in the wrong showmance! Dinnggggg!

Won: Gronk party cruise
Meg, it's a good thing you lay down all the time because whenever you stand up, you fall over! Dinnggggg!

Steve, you've made playing a nerdy character the ultimate nerdy thing to do! Dinnggggg!

Won: Outback dinner; 24 hours polishing Jackie
Vanessa, you're an honorable person who never lies, except when your mouth is open! Dinnggggg!

Won: $10,000; Never Not pass; Outback dinner (guest)
She came in with that incredible train/tram story and a good attitude about it, and she called herself 'Basic Becky' which fit well when she talked about recipes, dogs, and her daily tasks and procedures at work. But she proved to be a comp beast and she lived up to her billing as Black Friday Boss when she openly targeted Vanessa. Unfortunately for her, everyone turned tail on that plan and Becky was demoted to the after-Christmas returns desk. She should have gone on a dating show but she gave us some fun with Becky Updates - even Olive Garden got in on that. She can laugh at herself and those ones are always appreciated.

Won: 1 week 6 days knight; 24 hours polishing by Vanessa
She came in as a stuntcast cross-promo opp with Jeff and she was easily the better of that duo, even if she was barely seen for weeks. She had a better grasp of this show and game than he did, and she talked some big talk but didn't get a chance for us to see if she'd put it in action or not. She did her costume week with a good attitude, and she was a good-natured participant in most of their non-game activities. She gave us some behind-the-scenes 'Amazing Race' info which was fun and different. Like Victoria last year, she doesn't need all that fake hair but at least hers stayed in pretty good shape most of the time.

Won: 2,400 battles
She's the type who had Star of the Season potential but she didn't quite make the cut. She was volatile, emotional, controlling, and prone to hissy fits, and she took most things personally. But she was also an unexpected comp beast, especially on the endurance wall, and she wasn't afraid to make 'big moves' even if Vanessa had a heavy hand in most of them. She did her 2,400 battles largely (and surprisingly) without complaint, and she gained some hard-earned respect with that. Her thing with Clay was odd and uncomfortable to watch, and she easily won Death Race 2015 with her curious and unflattering taped-in extensions.

Won: Ireland trip; Outback dinner (guest)
He started badly, calling himself a 'superfan' after being recruited at a basketball game and marathoning a few seasons. He said BB is about making new friends and memories, and he had a problem with lies and backstabs except when he was doing it. He spent most of his time stapled to Shelli and they got a lot of mother/son jokes, but I saw them more as creepy Lannisters, especially when she went on about how like her brother he is. He provided loads of unintentional comedy, weird mouth things and mumbling translations, he peed in HOH shower, and he got out just in time.

Won: 1 week Wackstreet
Another superfan who found out it's easier to play BB from home, he fell into Vanessa's disastrous Renom Roulette wheel and went out earlier than many hoped. He got mouthy about many of them and popped some good funnies, but he laid around most of the time until it was too late. He gave us some of the best reaction faces of all time, especially the night they played squicky truth or dare - he even had a dedicated cam for much of it. He mentioned this site often, usually saying it's 'hard to navigate' so he'll probably never see this.

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.

They erroneously said last year that BB16 would have 'the most houseguests ever' but this year they really did, with 17 total after the twins split into separate entities. Now my symmetry for this section is out of whack and I don't know what to put here.


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

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

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

Evictions in order
Jace 12-1; Da'Vonne 7-2; Jeff 7-4; Audrey 10-1 (9+1 penalty vote); Jason 7-2; Clay 9-0; Shelli 8-0; Jackie 6-1; Becky 6-0

Evictee Twitters
@NikolaPoe; @DayDaVonne_; @JeffWeldon21; @OddreyM; @TheJayRoy; @C_Honey25


Late arrivals: 3
Jeff, Jackie, Julia

Twist delivery guests: 3
Phil Keoghan
Kathy Griffin
Rob Gronkowski

Fights: 8
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
Vanessa vs James, Clay, Johnny
 plus James vs Clay 8/6 2.20pm

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

Makeout pairings: 2
Clay and Shelli
Austin and Liz

Sex events: 3
Austin and Liz 8/18 3.18am
Austin and Liz 8/18 6.30pm
Austin and Liz 8/21 6.59pm

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
7/30 show - both 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

'The Soup' mentions: 1
7/31 Johnny's dental school cadaver

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
26 Julie said 'a twist every week' + BOB 'all season'
27 The Wall was HOH comp, not BOB
28 Omitted Julia from post-twins poll
29 Beauty to beast photobooth feeds vote task was given to them before vote was posted
30 '12 Craftiest BB Alliances' double screw-up
31 Same poll as #28 - no results on August 6
32 Showed Steve with veto on noms show
33 Misspelled regimen
34 Majorly misnamed feeds highlight
35 Wrong show time on Snapchat promo
36 Misspelled Derrick
37 #32 scene reused pointlessly, with veto erased
38 Misspelled argument
39 Called Steve's third comp win his first
40 Misspelled two and pyramid
41 Your/you're error on the CBS show
42 Pantry stocking staff on feeds
43 Winner does not get $1 million
44 Jeff/Jackie were not the only pre-existing pair
45 Ian never veto'd Dan
46 8/4 news quiz earned 3 meals, they only got 2
47 Wrong twin: Julia's partner was James
48 Misspelled Jocasta
49 Wrong show time on Jeffish again/still
50 Wrong day for nominations reveal

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(Final ratings, adjusted due to regional football)
Sunday's show won the hour with 2.0 rating, 8 share, 6.15 million viewers, ahead of pre-season football on FOX with 1.7/6/5.41, Bachelor in Paradise on ABC with 1.3/4/4.21, and Hollywood Game Night rerun on NBC with 0.6/2/2.22

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Big Brother 17 FAQ
June 18 was Day 1 move-in. June 24 was CBS premiere, Day 7. Finale will be September 23, Day 98

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CBS shows are Sundays 8pm, Wednesdays 8pm, eviction Thursdays 9pm (Global in Canada).

Big Brother After Dark is on POP (formerly TVGN). It airs Monday, Tuesday 11pm-2am; Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday midnight-2am; Thursday 1am-3am. The aired blocks are recorded earlier on the same night.

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Liz and Julia had to survive five evictions in order to play separately as individuals, which they did, with Julia officially entering the game on Day 43. They switched places every few days. They had a limited time in Diary to change clothes, adjust their appearance, and exchange info. The non-playing twin was sequestered in a 'house,' possibly the jury house.

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.

The habitat has 80 HD cameras (up four) and over 100 microphones.

The recorded in-house announcements are the voice of producer Don Wollman.


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