Liztin is over, says Liz Nolan in a Twitter announcement to her fans revealing the once fauxmance turned showmance turned real world relationship between Big. "I wasn't even willing to consider dating before Big Brother. . This couple provided one of Big Brother's ugliest splits off camera with threats of legal action and cryptic "Unfortunately, yes, Austin and I ended the relationship. There were a select few Big Brother fans who believed that Liz ruined Austin's relationship with his then girlfriend, and used him to further.
Battle of the Block "Splashy Headlines": The pairs threw paint around a room to reveal letters that spelled the names of three Big Brother 16 HouseGuests. The first pair to correctly identify the three names earned safety for the week, and they, plus the surviving Head of Household, won a private Outback Steakhouse dinner. The plan to backdoor Austin was put in jeopardy when Liz was able to win the Battle of the Block all by herself, securing immunity for the week for herself and James and all but ensuring Julia's entry into the game after the upcoming eviction.
Austin's attraction to Liz developed; though she enjoyed her time with him, she privately admitted that she didn't return his affections, though he was unaware and kissed her anyway. Power of Veto "Get Nutty": The competitors rolled a plastic acorn back and forth on a ramp; the first competitor to roll it times in a row without dropping it won the Power of Veto. Clay won the Power of Veto, setting the plan to backdoor Austin in motion.
Vanessa first told Liz about it and then decided to confront Austin about what he had said to Jason. When Austin relayed his heated conversation with Vanessa to Clay and Shelli, they realized that they needed to keep him in the game as, despite his volatility, he was loyal to them. Clay and Shelli attempted to convince Vanessa to change the plan, and Vanessa proposed getting rid of Jason, the smartest player outside of the Sixth Sense.
Though Clay and Shelli remained adamant about not knowing about Jason's nomination, Jason realized that they had known, and their refusal to own up to it worried Vanessa, who had to shoulder the entire blame for the plan. The alliance of Jackie, James, Jason, and Meg campaigned for Jason's safety, but it wasn't enough as he became the fifth HouseGuest to be evicted from the house after only James and Meg voted to keep him.
Having survived five evictions, Liz and Julia earned the right to compete as individuals, and Julia officially entered the game as a HouseGuest. Julie Chen then announced that the Battle of the Block twist was officially finished. Head of Household "On the Edge": The HouseGuests stood on a perch against a movable wall; the last HouseGuest remaining became the first solo Head of Household. Shelli, not wanting to be Head of Household for a third time, proposed a deal to John and James for her and Clay's safety for the week.
James agreed to keep them and John safe, and John and Shelli dropped off to make James the sole Head of Household, taking the Sixth Sense out of power for the first time since Week 1.
Now in the house together, Julia and Liz discussed Austin telling Jason that he would target Julia; though Liz believed that Austin was trustworthy and that Jason had been lying, Julia was firmly against Austin. Finally in control, Jackie, James, and Meg decided to target Clay and Shelli for betraying them the previous week and debated putting them both up directly or backdooring Shelli. They discussed it with Becky who, unbeknownst to them, relayed James's plan back to Clay and Shelli.
Clay and Shelli tried to convince James to honor their deal and target Austin instead. Vanessa, knowing full well that she was responsible for sending two of James's closest allies home in Jeff and Jason in Week 3 and Week 5, respectively, offered James and one other person of his choice safety until the final seven, provided he didn't nominate her. James took Vanessa up on her deal and avenged Jason's blindside by nominating Clay and Shelli, breaking his deal with them that he had made earlier.
Shelli called James out for betraying them and continued to claim that they had nothing to do with Jason's nomination, which further alienated Vanessa. Clay yelled at James for breaking their deal and told Shelli that he was ready to sacrifice himself to keep her, the bigger threat to win, in the game.
Vanessa, upset that Clay and Shelli were refusing to own up to their roles in Jason's nomination, broke down, and James told her that it was that refusal that caused him to target them for eviction and not Vanessa.
When picking players for the Power of Veto competition, Jackie, Vanessa, and Becky were chosen to compete. Power of Veto "Game of Throws": In each round, the competitors launched a dart onto a board that was divided into sections with assigned point values.
The player who scored the fewest points in each round was eliminated. Upon elimination, each HouseGuest uncovered a prize that could be good or bad; they could then choose to keep their prize or trade it for another eliminated HouseGuest's prize. Shelli initially won the Veto, but after the fifth round, James took the Veto for himself. Jackie had to wear a unitard shaped like a suit of armor, and Vanessa was forced to shine Jackie's armor for 24 hours.
Shelli had to perform a regimen with a sword 2, times in 24 hours; if she failed, then she would be ineligible to compete in the next Veto competition.
After completing her punishment, Shelli attempted to get James to use the Power of Veto on her and to nominate Austin for being deceptive, but James chose not to use it, ensuring that Clay and Shelli would be separated. James and his alliance targeted Shelli, but Vanessa campaigned to keep her. James told Austin that Clay and Shelli had campaigned against him but didn't reveal what they had told him. Vanessa, knowing the Sixth Sense was crumbling, affirmed with Austin, Shelli, and the twins that they needed to stay together.
Knowing that their time together was running out, Clay and Shelli finally kissed. When discussing whom to eliminate, Vanessa campaigned hard for Shelli, alarming James and Jackie as to Vanessa's true motives.
During the live eviction, Clay asked the voters to evict him; they respected his wish, and he became the sixth HouseGuest to be evicted from the house and the first to be evicted by a unanimous vote. After Clay's eviction, Julie informed the HouseGuests that the next nine evicted HouseGuests would make up the game-deciding Jury and that they may not be out of the game upon eviction.
Head of Household "Midway Mayhem": The HouseGuests skated down an icy path while transporting liquid in a funnel to a container, which contained three labeled balls: The first HouseGuest to retrieve each ball would receive the corresponding prize.
Any HouseGuest could retrieve all three of their balls, but the game would end when a Head of Household ball was retrieved. Clay, in an attempt to patch things up, told Vanessa that James told John that Vanessa was targeting him, which resulted in a confrontation between Clay and James in which Clay threatened violence.
Vanessa then publicly discussed the situation with Clay; though John admitted that James had nothing to do with it and it was all his thoughts, Vanessa didn't believe him.
Clay, John and Shelli compared notes and realized that it was a whole misunderstanding. They realized that Vanessa's emotional outbursts were routinely used to send her targets home, and pledged to retaliate so that it wouldn't happen to them next. Becky had such a large lead in the HoH competition that she was able to win all three prizes. Though Becky had worked with both James' alliance and the Sixth Sense, many were unsure as to who she would target. Becky teamed up with Jackie, James and Meg to nominate Shelli and Steve under the guise of targeting Shelli as per the agreement of evicting her and Clay consecutively, but actually backdoor Vanessa, having eavesdropped on the confrontations between Clay, James and Vanessa earlier that day.
Becky told Shelli about her plan and told her to act as if she didn't know to stop Vanessa from thinking something was up, though Vanessa became suspicious after Becky told her that John was the backdoor target and then refused to make a deal. At the nomination ceremony, Becky followed through with nominating Shelli and Steve, with Vanessa as the backdoor target.
John later told Shelli to pick him to play, but she was hesitant about clueing Vanessa into the plan. John told Steve about the plan to backdoor Vanessa and also asked him to pick him for the Veto competition as well, but John said he wouldn't use the Veto to save him, only to save Shelli and ensure Vanessa's nomination, as he believed that no one would ever vote to evict Steve.
Liz began developing romantic feelings for Austin, much to Julia's disapproval. When picking players for the Veto competition, Austin, Meg and Vanessa were chosen to compete.
Power of Veto "BB Comics": The competitors ziplined past a display of 17 comic books designed after the HouseGuests. One at a time, they had to replicate the display in order, but were given two copies of each cover with minor differences between them.
The competitor to correctly assemble the display in the fastest time won the Power of Veto. Steve won the competition. A paranoid Vanessa interrogated James about Becky's plans and he told her to talk to Becky about it; during the conversation, Becky assured Vanessa that she wasn't going up.
At the Veto ceremony, after Steve used the Veto on himself, Becky revealed her deception and nominated Vanessa in his place. Vanessa campaigned for votes; while she thought she could count on Steve's vote, he was hesitant and she felt betrayed.
Vanessa told James that Becky was the one who fed information from his alliance to Shelli and Clay. James' alliance decided to betray Becky and vote against Shelli; Shelli became the seventh HouseGuest evicted from the house, the second unanimously, becoming the first Jury member in the process, blindsiding Becky and her allies.
The HouseGuests were told that the night would be a double eviction, with a week's worth of competitions occurring that night, culminating in a second eviction. Head of Household "Getting Loopy": The night before the challenge, HouseGuests were shown looping video clips of 16 events from earlier that summer. The HouseGuests were given true or false statements based on the clips; incorrect HouseGuests were eliminated and the last one remaining became the new Head of Household.
Steve won the competition; minutes later, he nominated Jackie and Meg for eviction. When picking players for the upcoming Veto competition, Vanessa, John, and James were selected by random draw to join them. Power of Veto "Slippery Slope": The six competitors rolled balls down a platform with three holes.
The first HouseGuest to get a ball in each of the three holes in order won the Veto; competitors were eliminated if they sunk balls out of order. John won the Veto for a third time and chose not to use it, putting the plan to backdoor Becky in jeopardy and Jackie became the eighth HouseGuest evicted from the house after everyone except Becky voted against her, becoming the second Jury member, after which she stated in an interview with Julie that Steve nominated her after a rumor was spread that she was going to backdoor him, though her actual backdoor target was Austin.
Head of Household "Mixed Emojis": HouseGuests competed in a tournament-style bracket. In each round, HouseGuests were asked a question. They then had to find the correct emoji that answered the question. The first HouseGuest to hit the correct button moved on and eliminated their opponent.
An incorrect answer resulted in their own elimination. The last HouseGuest standing became the new Head of Household. Liz became the new Head of Household and put her alliance back in power for the first time since Week 5. Liz debated either targeting Becky or Vanessa. However, at the nomination ceremony, Liz nominated Becky and John, with Becky as the target and Vanessa as a backdoor option.
HouseGuests played musical-chairs style. The last HouseGuest to bring back the correct answer would be eliminated.
The last HouseGuest remaining will win the Power of Veto. Liz defeated Austin in the final round to win the Power of Veto. Even though Liz deeply considered putting Vanessa up, at the Veto Meeting, she decided not to use it, keeping her nominations intact. However, at the live eviction, Austin and the twins decided it was not the right time, and Vanessa also chose not to keep Becky and Becky was unanimously evicted from the house, becoming the third Jury member.
Becky told Julie that should she return, she would work with Vanessa and go after Austin and the twins. Head of Household "Ready, Set, Whoa": HouseGuests stood at the end of their own lane and held down three buttons with their hands and one foot. In each round, they had to hold down their buttons until the screens at the end of the lane went through the words "ready," "set" and "go. The last HouseGuest to hit their button in each round was also eliminated.
The last HouseGuest standing will be the new Head of Household. At the end of the live show, the first round was played, in which Meg was eliminated. Austin and the twins also thought about keeping Becky and using her to go after Vanessa. In the Head of Household competition, even though he considered throwing it, Austin beat James in the final round to become the new Head of Household. Austin was furious to be the new Head of Household due to having multiple deals with everyone in the game.
At the nomination ceremony, he gave a confusing speech and nominated John and Steve, with Vanessa again as a backdoor option. However, his plans were at risk after Meg, Liz and Vanessa were chosen to compete. Zingbot arrived to heckle the HouseGuests and host the upcoming Veto competition. Power of Veto "Newly Zingle": HouseGuests competed one at a time. Competitors looked at six of Zingbot's potential lovers on the new "Zinder" app.
For each face, HouseGuests had to identify which three HouseGuests composed the face. The HouseGuest who identifies all six faces in the fastest amount of time will win the Power of Veto. Vanessa finished in the fastest time and won the Power of Veto, foiling Austin's plan of backdooring her. Steve told Vanessa he was very excited about her Veto win. However, Vanessa knew he was fine with Austin's plan to backdoor her, so at the Veto meeting, Vanessa called Steve out on his bluff and decided to not use the Power of Veto, keeping Austin's nominations intact.
John hoped to gain James, Meg and Vanessa's votes. However, Vanessa told John she would be voting with the twins, which caused John to work for Liz and Julia's votes instead.
Ultimately, John's campaigning was unsuccessful and he became the tenth HouseGuest evicted from the house, becoming the fourth Jury member. Shortly after, John, along with Shelli, Jackie and Becky, re-entered the House to join the rest of the HouseGuests to have a chance to re-enter the game and possibly become the new Head of Household. The eligible HouseGuests and jurors each stood on a small disc suspended by a hanging rope. As the competition continued, they were spun into hand-shaped punching bags, which caused them to spin more.
The last juror standing on their rope re-entered the game, while the last HouseGuest remaining overall became the new Head of Household. Julia, Steve and Meg quickly fell off before the conclusion of the live show. After Shelli fell off, John became a HouseGuest again; Vanessa attempted to make a deal with him, but he declined.
Moments later, he fell, making the Vanessa HoH for a third time. Vanessa, with conflicting deals with everyone, knew she had to break a promise at the upcoming nomination ceremony.
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Hoping to gain information from Meg and James to give her reason to nominate Austin and the twins and not them, she asked them why she should keep them safe and got no information, so at the nomination ceremony, Vanessa nominated Meg and James, with James as the target.
When picking players for the Power of Veto competition, Austin, Julia and Liz were selected, with John and Steve as co-hosts of the competition. Power of Veto "Hide and Go Veto": Individually, HouseGuests entered the House to hide a locked Veto box with their name inside. After everyone hid their boxes, HouseGuests had two minutes to individually search the House for a Veto box.
The competition continued until five Veto boxes had been found. James hid his Veto box under the living room rug and won the Power of Veto. Now desperately needing a replacement nominee and not wanting to break her secret alliance with John and Steve, Vanessa asked Julia if she would be fine with going up in James' place as a pawn to ensure Meg's eviction and weaken James.
Austin and the twins urged Vanessa to nominate and evict John, unaware of her secret alliance with him. Steve and John became conflicted, recognizing the valuable opportunity to break up Austin and the twins, but at the time, also wanting to appease Vanessa. At the live eviction ceremony, Steve and John ultimately decided to keep Julia and Meg was evicted by a vote ofwith James voting to evict Julia. The HouseGuests were presented with two images depicting the six pre-jury members on a tour around the world.
They were then asked questions about the shown images and had to respond with either 'True' or 'False. The last HouseGuest remaining is the new Head of Household. The final round came down to the twins, with Liz outlasting Julia and becoming a two-time HoH. Immediately after, Liz nominated James and John for eviction, citing that she had previous loyalties in the house to others. In the random draw for veto players, all of the HouseGuests competed except Vanessa were chosen to compete.
Power of Veto "Boomerang": The HouseGuests rolled two balls onto a boomerang-shaped block, with slots on the other side of the block that are designated with specific point values. The HouseGuest whose balls roll into slots that produce the greatest sum is awarded the Power of Veto. Julia won the Power of Veto and chose not to use it, keeping her sister's nominations intact.
At the live second eviction ceremony, James was evicted by a unanimous vote, becoming the 5th member of the Jury. In order to do so, it was imperative for one of them to win the upcoming Head of Household competition. Head of Household "Starting Lineup": In each round, HouseGuests were shown a rapid series of 16 baseball cards depicting the HouseGuests.
Once they figured out which HouseGuest was excluded from the lineup, they had to take their puzzle pieces, build their face, and hit their button. The last HouseGuest to assemble their puzzle in each round was eliminated. The last HouseGuest standing will be the new Head of Household with a guaranteed spot in the final five.
Steve defeated John in the final round to become a two-time HoH after John threw the competition.
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