Last I wrote, Austin and Vanessa had both been crowned the new HOHs for the week. I feel like with this whole Battle of the Block business, every episode is always some big event rather than just focusing on the drama of the house. Whether that's good or bad, I'm not sure, as I've only seen one season each with and without it.
Anyway, Austin and Vanessa have been in an alliance since the beginning, so working together as the HOHs was pretty much an easy decision. And they seemed to be on pretty much the same page - instead of targeting Audrey like the house wanted, they were going to go after either James or Jeff. To be honest, this was mostly Vanessa's plan over Austin's. They decided to put up James and John for Vanessa and Jason and Meg for Austin. And again John was asked to throw his BoB competition in order to keep James up on the block.
As has become something of a tradition for John, James pretty much threw the competition for himself, by just sucking completely at it. Jason and Meg kicked their butts and got themselves off the block. Which then led to the Veto competition on the next episode, which John won again to ensure he was safe. Honestly, even though everyone always tells him he's safe every time they come to him to be a pawn, it's best for him to win those things because he is definitely super likable and could get pretty far because of it.
So! That meant Vanessa, as the reigning HOH, had to nominate another person. She wasn't sure what to do at first because she didn't want to piss off the house and do the whole "blood on the hands" thing they love to say over and over, but then Jeff kind of kept putting his foot in his mouth and made her decision pretty easy. So, her two initial targets were up on the block. Alas, Jeff couldn't dig himself back out from his hole, and ended up going home in a vote of 7-4.
Okay, that's a whole lot of crap that happened in the last week. What exactly led Jeff to being evicted? He kept talking about the whole Liz being a twin thing, and to Austin, no less, which was a bad idea considering Austin is close to Liz and clearly would never tell him if he knew or not. Then Jeff basically said that Clay was getting distracted by Shelli and he didn't trust her, which came to a head, and was one of the main reasons Jeff went up on the block. Not to mention that Austin has a big ole crush on Liz and couldn't handle it when she would flirt with Jeff, even though she was doing it for her game, and it's kind of clear she's not super in to Austin, romantically.
After all of that, it was time for another HOH competition at the end of the episode, which was some goofy thing where a group came out and did some '90s inspired dance, and then everyone had to answer true/false questions about it. In the end, Liz and Shelli became the two new HOHs, which is probably very good news for Liz/Julia, as they only have to survive a couple more evictions until they can both be in the house at the same time.
That's about it for this week. As far as personal favorites in the house go, I guess Johnny Mac is consistently hilarious so I have to choose him. His voice is always so unpredictable. I'm not sure what to think about Austin. Sometimes he comes off a little wacky. Some others have been basically floating so far, particularly Jackie, Steve and Becky. Of course, it could just be how the show is edited.
Anywho, that's all for now! Until next week!