Vanessa and Steve battle to keep themselves off the block.
As the nomination ceremony grew closer, Austin was getting desperate for a plan. Who would sit next to Johnny Mac? The only options he could think of were Vanessa and Steve, neither of whom wanted to volunteer as a pawn.
Vanessa came up with a list of reasons why she shouldn't go up on the block, telling Austin that not only did she sacrifice her game for him once, but she also had dirt on Steve. According to her sources, the engineering student had a Final 2 plan with Johnny Mac. However, in a separate conversation, Steve assured Austin he didn't have a deal with the dentist, urging the HoH to avoid using him as a pawn.
Both Houseguests made compelling arguments, which put Austin in a tough position. Who would he ultimately choose?