The two HOHs plotted to backdoor Audrey in Big Brother 17 Episode 6. But Clay had other plans, convincing Shelli to try to get rid of Da’Vonne instead, nominating her alongside John to throw the battle of the block against Becky’s pawns Jason and Steve.
Becky’s completely satisfied with being dethroned. Now Shelli can do her dirty work. Little does she know Shelli has no such plan.
Da’Vonne is positive that John threw the competition. Though he planned to do that, he didn’t have to. All he had to do was follow her stupid strategy of turning on every single monitor at the same time.
Audrey has alienated herself by playing too hard and being obvious about it, so now her last resort is to eavesdrop as much as she can.
Shelli chooses Clay for the veto competition (houseguest’s choice). John picks Meg at random. Da’Vonne picks Steve. This seems to be the best case scenario for Shelli and Clay.
Audrey has now found a new friend. Clay. He wants her to know he’s saving her, or at least he’s trying to get rid of Da’Vonne instead.
The veto competition is to listen to a list of items and then find the missing item to bring to Kathy Griffin’s voice. John challenges Da’Vonne and wins. He nominates Steve to play, and Steve challenges Clay. Clay narrowly wins and picks Meg, who challenges Shelli. Shelli is first to ring in but she is incorrect, and Meg wins without even trying. Meg nominates John, who challenges her and then beats her. In the final round, John is again up against Clay. John wins the power of veto.
Now Shelli is in a position she did not anticipate. She’s going to have to pick a replacement nominee.
Shelli finally reveals to Becky her plan. It’s a little late for that. Really terrible planning. Propose this strategy beforehand, even if just as a possible option. Don’t only tell it when you have no other choice.
Oh, and they want John to not use the power of veto. Now that’s just stupid.
The plan remains to nominate a pawn alongside Da’Vonne. In theory, this should work. But this is Big Brother 101 here. If you are going to nominate people, make sure it’s someone you are willing to lose. Put Audrey up against Da’Vonne, and you win either way, even if one is less preferable.
The proposed pawn is Liz. Austin doesn’t want to lose her, so he convinces Vanessa to get Meg nominated instead. His claim is that Da’Vonne is turning the house against them, but really Da’Vonne seems lost. Shelli likes this plan. Who’s going to vote out sweet Meg? How about anybody who wants to break up the couple that just snuck around behind their backs with a plan that differed from what the entire house wants?
Then somewhere along the way, Clay has this new thought. Maybe they should nominate Audrey.
John uses the power of veto on himself because the plan not to was dumb. In his place, Shelli nominates Meg.
Logically, Da’Vonne should be gone because she’s too volatile, but this could easily backfire.
Of course, there’s still one last stupid twist to play out this week that may influence the outcome. Da’Vonne needs 7 votes to stay. That drops down to 5 if someone on her side “wins” the advantage.
Stay tuned to dingoRUE for another live recap of Big Brother 17 Episode 8, which airs Thursday at 9/8c on CBS.