With only five HGs left on Big Brother 17, there’s a 40 percent chance that one of the nominees won the Power of Veto. So did that happen or will the nominations stay the same?

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Vanessa is the new HoH. She nominated John and Steve.    
John won the Power of Veto!

The Veto King is back! Despite offering to throw it to Austin or Liz in exchange for not evicting him, Johnny Mac pulled out the win anyway. Now he’s safe and, for her second HoH in a row, Vanessa is screwed because her target is staying.

It sounds like it was a puzzle and it’s connected to getting to watch a TV show (probably one of the new CBS dramas like Limitless).

Now comes the hard part. Vanessa will have to nominate Austin or Liz. Obviously John will vote to evict the replacement nominee while whichever half of Liztin is safe will evict Steve, forcing HoH Vanessa to be the tie-breaker. She has all of the power and gets to decide whether Steve, Austin or Liz will be evicted in fifth place. She’ll be getting even more blood on her hands.


-John is only the fifth person to ever win four PoVs in a single season. The others are season 6’s James Rhine, season 7’s Janelle Pierzina, season 8’s Daniele Donato and season 14’s Shane Meaney,

-John is only the second person to ever win three PoVs while he was a nominee. The other is Janelle on All-Stars, who did it four times.

-This is John’s 11th PoV competition of the season. The only other people to play in that many are season 5 winner Drew Daniel, season 14’s Shane Meaney and season 16’s Caleb Reynolds and Victoria Rafaeli.

-This is also John’s 25th HoH/PoV competition of the season. That’s second only two Victoria, who played in 27.

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