ICYMI Are New Alliances Forming Amongst The Remaining Houseguests?

Becky tries to talk her way out of eviction.

Becky tries to talk her way out of eviction.

When Liz won this week's POV competition, she decided not to use it on either nominee, which left super-tight bros Becky and Johnny on the chopping block—a place where they've been many times before.

Whereas Johnny Mac decided to take a #DeadFishStrategy—read: sit there and do nothing—to hopefully avoid eviction, Becky did the exact opposite by trying to rally Austin and the twins to keep her in the house. But would the Denver native's people skills be enough to keep her in the game?
Showmance or bromance?

Showmance or bromance?

The only thing James might like more than his kitty beanie might be a certain New York City server named Meg. In fact, the country boy announced during the episode that he and his Goblin gal are getting engaged!

No one's set up a bridal registry just yet, though. While Meg openly acknowledges #CaptainCamo has been integral to her game—and her sanity—that doesn't necessarily mean she's ready to accept his romantic proposal.

Can't blame a man for trying, right?
That's a wrap, everyone.

That's a wrap, everyone.

As the weeks go by, James keeps upping his prank game, and the target of his latest shenanigans was none other than the house's resident engineer student. 

Yes, #CaptainCamo took a break from spooking Julia to wrap all of Steve's belongings to a dentist chair in the Have Not room. Most of the Houseguests thought the gag was hilarious, but Steve seemed less than amused, especially when he worked up such a sweat removing the cellophane, he had no choice but to take off his shirt. 

Bom chicka wah wah. 
Steve goes from zero to hometown hero.

Steve goes from zero to hometown hero.

This week, fans took a trip to Steve's hometown of Gouverneur, New York, where we met his adorable mom, cuter-than-cute dad, and what looked like the entire population of the engineering student's teeny-tiny town. In other words, Steve has tons of people rooting for him, including his junior-prom date and a bunch of babies wearing "We Believe In Steve" onesies.

When the BB superfan was in high school, he focused more on education and extracurriculars, which admittedly had an impact on his social life. But t
hat's why it's been such a joy for the Moses family to see their son come out of his shell in the Big Brother house.

Not only has Steve proved himself to be a great player, but he's also turning into a role model for lots of young people back in the 315. 

 
Becky takes a hike.

Becky takes a hike.

And then there were eight.

Despite a heartfelt plea to stay in the house, Becky was unanimously evicted by her fellow HGs. During her post-eviction chat with Julie Chen, she said the final tally didn't come as a big surprise. Though, if she could've done things over again, when she was HoH, she would've stuck to her plan to backdoor Vanessa instead of switching gears and agreeing to evict Shelli instead. 

 
Next week is gonna be amaze-Zing!

Next week is gonna be amaze-Zing!

While we're still kvelling over the butta brilliance of OTEV The Rockin' Roll, Julie Chen made yet another announcement tonight that almost pushed us over the edge. Not only will the sassy robot make his seasonal return in an upcoming episode of BB17, but he's also started his very own Twitter account.

We can't wait to hear how Zingbot targets the latest crop of Houseguests, but, until then, follow all his latest zings at @ZingbotOfficial

 
Run, Houseguests, run!

Run, Houseguests, run!

At the end of the episode, the remaining Houseguests were called into the backyard to compete in the "Ready, Set, Whoa!" HoH competition, which required the HGs to hold a running position before being prompted to sprint across the finish line. The last person to ring their buzzer in each leg of six rounds would be eliminated.  

With this being an endurance challenge, viewers didn't see who won the comp; however, they were able to watch long enough for Meg to get knocked out.

Poor Grandma!
Jackie reunites with Shelli in the Jury House.

Jackie reunites with Shelli in the Jury House.

Jackie's grand entrance into the Big Brother Jury House was met with mixed emotions by fellow evictee Shelli. The friends were definitely stoked to be reunited, but the dancer's recent exit appeared to solidify the pair's mutual distrust of Vanessa and her suspect gameplay. 

Next week, the girls will get a chance to rejoin their fellow Houseguests and continue competing for $500,000. If one of them succeeds in getting back in the game, a certain beanie-wearing HG might want to watch her back—assuming she makes it through next week's eviction!

How will Johnny Mac cope now that his bro Becky is out of the house? What hairdo will Austin try next? Can Meg make it through another week without falling?

Find out on the next episode of Big Brother, which airs Sunday, Aug. 23 at 8/7c.