14 Things We Learned From James' Live Chat

Jeff Schroeder sits down with James Huling for a post-eviction interview.

Jeff Schroeder sits down with James Huling for a post-eviction interview.

James, the latest evicted Houseguest, talks about last night's surprising Double Eviction, who he sees as the "parents" and "kids" of the house, and who he wants to see sitting pretty as the Final 2 this year.

In case you missed it, here are some the most revealing moments from Jeff's chat with James.
1. James was surprised by the Double Eviction, but for the reason you think.

1. James was surprised by the Double Eviction, but for the reason you think.

As a former military man, James already had his bags packed and was prepared for the worst prior to his send-off last night. 

"I just knew I was a sitting taker in a big pond with hunters pointing right at me," James told Jeff. "So once Meg left, I knew it was a Double Eviction." 
2. He might give Meg her space in the Jury House. Maybe.

2. He might give Meg her space in the Jury House. Maybe.

After chasing his crush, Meg, around the BB17 house for 75 days, James wants to see what happens when they reunite on the Jury.

That said, how does #CaptainCamo feel about Meg's final words—"I better not see you later"— as she left the house?

"I love Meg to death, but I was gonna let her get away from me for a bit," James admitted to Jeff. "I aggravated her all summer long!"
3. He had big plans if he had won HoH.

3. He had big plans if he had won HoH.

If James had won HoH, he would have nominated Austin and Vanessa, two people he calls the house's "brains" and "parents," respectively. What does that make the remaining Houseguests? The kids, of course.

"So, if you take the mom and dad away, the kids go chaotic," James said. 
8. He loved last week's PoV competition for one major reason.

8. He loved last week's PoV competition for one major reason.

He got to tear the house apart!

"When do you ever get to trash a house and be okay with it?" James asked Jeff. "The competition made no sense but it was super fun." 

James said that even though he helped Meg clean up their own things afterward, he enjoyed just sitting back and watching the rest of the Houseguests tidy up the place like busy bees.
 
7. He also thinks Judas is playing a great game.

7. He also thinks Judas is playing a great game.

"Austin's very close pulling another Derrick," James said of the pro-wrestler as an obvious physical threat.

With the twins on his side, James went on to say he wouldn't be surprised if Austin never touched the block. 
 
6. He has hopes for the Final 2.

6. He has hopes for the Final 2.

James is Team Johnny Mac and Vanessa all the way.

He's rooting for Mr. Mac because of all the adversity he's faced in the house and how he's always been so tight-lipped when it comes to game talk. He also wouldn't mind see Vanessa going all the way because, according to James, "she played the game pretty good."
5. James wants to see another lady in the Jury House next.

5. James wants to see another lady in the Jury House next.

His first choice? Liz, of course.

"She stole my fate. I’m salty about that," James explained.
4. He has a favorite prank from the summer.

4. He has a favorite prank from the summer.

James' all-time favorite BB17 prank was hiding in a trash bag and surprising Julia in the pantry room.

"I got her real good," he said of the smelly stunt. 
13. Looking back, he would've changed his game strategy.

13. Looking back, he would've changed his game strategy.

"I would have probably aligned myself with stronger people that were able to win comps," James said. 



 
12. He's handing it to Johnny Mac and Steve.

12. He's handing it to Johnny Mac and Steve.

James recalled a possible game-changing moment where Meg was upset and he left a guy chat to go console her in the Have Not room.

"I think Johnny Mac and Steve used that time as a chance to mend their relationship with the other Houseguests, and that's when it was decided that they'd all get Meg out this week and [me] the next," the recently evicted player expressed to Jeff. "I think that's when it happened. They went with the power house move, which was smart." 
11. Being put on the block with Meg threw him way off.

11. Being put on the block with Meg threw him way off.

"I was very surprised," James said of being on the block next to Meg. "I didn't see it coming," 

He knew that the house's decision of sending her home was more of a personal thing because Meg was not as much of a game threat, physically speaking. 
 
10. He might be changing his name.

10. He might be changing his name.

Sorry, Captain Camo fans, but joining an all-female Jury House means that this guy just might need to adopt a new, more masculine name.

Potential option: "Rico Suave." 
9. The Double Eviction night PoV brought on serious nerves.

9. The Double Eviction night PoV brought on serious nerves.

James admitted to feeling super nervous during the live "Boomerang" PoV competition.

"My arm was shaking like a leaf in the wind," said the visor-wearing player, who was fighting to come down off the block. "I was really trying to get a big number, and felt the odds were in my favor because the highest number was 17." 
14. Who has James missed the most while being on Big Brother?

14. Who has James missed the most while being on Big Brother?

"My daughter, Baleigh," James said. "She has my heart and I've been playing for her so she could have a better life." 

He added, "I'm hard on myself, but seventh place, I'll take that any day—just like the great Jeff Schroeder!" 

Watch the entire video of James' live chat with Jeff Schroeder.