Last night, Jackie Ibarra and Vanessa Rousso became the Heads of Household. Both Big Brother 17 contestants knocked out their competition in head to head matches. Jackie wanted to become HoH to flip the Big Brother 2015 house. Vanessa wanted it to keep herself in the Big Brother 17 game. By the end of their first night, they wanted to cause a power shift.
Throughout Big Brother 17, Vanessa and her allies (Austin Matelson, Julia Nolan, Liz Nolan, Clay Honeycutt, and Shelli Poole) have held the power in the game. For the last three weeks, they have taken out their main enemies.
This has given them a strong position in the Big Brother 2015 house. Last week, Shelli began to question Austin’s loyalty to the Sixth Sense alliance. His behavior suggested otherwise. Feeling a bit paranoid, Austin decided to try to win an ally on the other side of the house: Jason Roy.
He told Jason details about the twin twist. Jason decided to use this information to gain trust and cause distrust of Austin. It worked. Yesterday, Vanessa gave Austin a chance to confess to telling Jason about the twins.
He did not do it. Now, Jackie and Vanessa plan to backdoor Austin. They needed a couple pawns. Clay and Becky Burgess agreed to be pawns that won the Battle of the Block. They then needed to get Jason, Meg Maley, or James Huling to agree to be a pawn who threw it.
Reluctantly, James agreed to it.
A few hours ago, Vanessa nominated Becky and Clay for eviction. Jackie nominated James and Liz Nolan. Later today they will compete in the Battle of the Block. If all goes as planned, Jackie will remain as HoH.