Thursday, August 6, 2015
Big Brother Season 17, Episode 20 Recap
Yet this episode could be so much more. There's so much to explore, especially given that the house will be going against their own self-interests in the person they're choosing to kick out. Only Vanessa is bound to benefit from what is going to happen.
Plus, there was some excitement on the feeds a few hours before tonight's show. Vanessa, who can't let a day go by without stirring up some unnecessary drama, created some more today. Her non-stop mouth led to a confrontation between Clay and James that saw Clay threatening to punch the diminuitive hillbilly. There were other confrontations, and now Vanessa is convinced that Clay is related to JohnnyMac. Or, as she said to the two of them, they're "gay lovers". You just can't make this up.
Outside, James says he's "confident" that his alliance will boot Shelli. Meanwhile, the sad piano music comes on as the lovebirds whine about how they only have four days left together. Oh boo hoo! Seriously, this is sickening. Vanessa is laying near them, and she says she feels terrible. Her preference is to keep Shelli, and Shelli also says she's going to do what is necessary to survive.
Meanwhile, James is informing Austin everything that Clay and Shelli told him earlier in the week. Austin says that he was never a target, denies the Sixth Sense alliance, and he's pissed that they sold him out. "This was a classless move." Austin then grabs Vanessa and informs her what James just told him. "They blew up our game", complains Vanessa.
Back in the house, Vanessa is sitll fuming. She talks to Shelli in the have-not room about what Austin just told her, and she denies it. All she told James was the silliness about wanting to nominate James. She also uses the moment to campaign to stay over Clay, and Vanessa promises to help.
After a bit of fun banter between the twins, Shelli comes storming out to fix the situation with Austin and the twins. She claims that James "totally backed me up against the wall" (lie). Julia isn't really buying it, and says that James "totally played me". Yeah, right. Austin is still not happy, but he's not going to "ruin the sixth sense alliance over something small". Vanessa agrees. "We're going to be even closer and stronger." The twins agree, and Shelli is a happy girl once again.
Meanwhile, the rest of the house is upstairs, and James wants to know how everybody is going to vote. He wants to evict Shelli, and Austin says they should talk about it. Vanessa says she "has to ensure her own survival", but Jackie shuts down all of her arguments. James then says some stupid things, and Vanessa complains that nobody should be pressured on how to vote. Funny thing, considering her rampages against rogue votes in previous weeks. Jackie is clearly thinking the same way.
The room is now emptied, and Jackie is telling James that she's not buying Vanessa's bullshit. She also noticed that Austin didn't seem fully on board. She doesn't trust either of them, and Shelli needs to go. Jackie promises a "war" if this doesn't go as planned.
The next morning, the twins wake up and start complaining about Clay. "It's just I have no relatonship with him", says Liz. Julia counters that this is a great opportunity to take out a strong player. At that moment, Vanessa walks in...followed by Austin. Vanessa starts working her magic by saying that she's worried that Clay would start working with the other side if he survives. Austin says he's torn, and could go either way.
Ugh, this is ALL we get from the last three days because it's Hitmen time. In other words, it's time for me to catch up on writing and grabbing photos. I won't endure Derrick and Cody ever again.
Voting then begins with Vanessa, who obviously votes to evict Clay, as does Meg, Austin, and Jackie before we head to commercials. Yes, we know what's going to happen here, despite CBS' attempt to make it look like it will be a tossup. When the show comes back, the rest of the cast votes the same. It's unanimous! Clay is history!
When Julie announces the verdict, Clay and Shelli hug. And hug. And hug. "I'm going to miss you so much", she says. Now get to stepping, son! They all clap as heads out the door to cheers. Why? You should not be cheering somebody who volunteers to be evicted!
Chen's questions are as banal as expected. I'm not even going to bother to recap all of the showmance bullshit. Thankfully, we quickly get to the goodbye messages. JohnnyMac says they were "adorable as a couple", Austin says they were buddies, Meg apologizes and says she'll "miss that beautiful, pretty face of yours and watching you do your hair for five hours a day". It concludes with more tears from Shelli. Oooh, Chen does add by asking about the tipsy Meg moment, but Clay says that she's "had her fair share of showmances with everybody else". Oooooh, that was actually funny!
This is a fun competition, so if you don't have the feeds get them now!!! We'll have the results on Saturday's Big Brother Gossip Show. In the meantime, throw some comments up here on what you thought about tonight's episode!