Another week in the Big Brother house begins where Thursday's cliffhanger left us: the Head of Household competition. Everyone is slipping and sliding on a Crisco-covered lane to fill up a globe to retrieve the HOH ball. Two other balls are in the container, $5,000 and "Never Not" pass to avoid a summer of slop and dentist chair sleep. Since it's slippery, this allows the show to use the slide whistle sound drop for maximum effect. Becky is way ahead of everyone else so she has plenty of time to win the bonus prizes first, then secure herself the HOH victory.
What we do find out on this episode is that right before the big Clelli eviction the house blew up. Johnny Mac has been onto Vanessa being the epicenter of drama and wrongly told Clay, who informed Vanessa that James is talking smack on her. Vanessa confronts James about this accusation that Vanessa is "in Shelli's head" to which James swears on his daughter he didn't. This chain continues with Vanessa questioning Johnny Mac and James and Clay getting into an face-to-face altercation with lots of pointed fingers. Soon enough, all four are in a heated conversation with Vanessa over-reacting about everything like she always does. "He's lying," Vanessa says about Clay about fourteen times. Long story short: Johnny Mac sees through Vanessa and informs Clelli to watch their backs. Well just Shelli because Clay is gone.
The house wonders what Becky will do with her power since until this time she's been a bit of a floater. Speculation is Vanessa will be the target since everyone is onto her game, and that is accurate. Becky plans to nominate Shelli and Steve, which half-keeps the group's word from the prior week to target the remaining half of Clelli. But there's a big picture plan: backdoor Vanessa. To keep this plan top secret, Becky asks her allies James, Meg, and Jackie to not speak a word. But Becky does tell one more person to gain her trust: Shelli. Vanessa tries to make a deal with Becky, but she flat out slaps it down and says she's done with deals and alliances. BALLER! That's how to stand up to Vanessa. With Johnny Mac in the loop and agreed with the plan, Becky begins to put the plan in motion and nominates Shelli and Steve.
ranked the comics last year, and I ranked them again this year because OF COURSE. Some titles were pretty awesome and some were clunkers (but really anything Austin stinks). I just want a copy of "The Blanket" for my own collection. People compete, they mess up, they take forever - whatevs. Steve completes the challenge in just under 14 minutes and wins the veto, which secures his safety and helps the backdoor plan move along.