Zach, of course, asks who wants to see his HoH room, and everybody tries to ignore him, because once again: graceless assholes. He eventually drags everybody up there, where he gets the food and the pictures. Eric gripes to the camera about how much he didn't care about seeing Zach's pictures, and then bored music plays as everyone conspicuously makes it clear that Zach is the new Jen ("We hate him together, which makes us awesome!"), and they gradually wander off like the extraordinarily poor sports they are. Well, they all wander off except Daniele.
Daniele stays behind to get after Zach. She tells him that her dad feels nervous, and Zach reminds her that Dick did threaten him and swear at him and scream at him and call him names. Daniele tells Zach that she hates her dad as well. Zach asks if she'll tell Dick everything she says, and she lies she won't, and Zach believes her, because she's so good at acting like she means it when she says she doesn't love the way her dad acts like a violent, bigoted bully on her behalf. Zach talks about how "embarrassing" he thinks Dick's behavior is, and he comes off quite like a level-headed adult. Daniele tells him that he'd better be really careful, and pretty much warns him that if he crosses her dad, her dad will come after him. In other words, "Yes, I agree with you that criminals are sooooo corrupt and bad, and I hate them, too -- especially that one guy who collects money for me. He's such a total jerk that if you don't give him five grand, he's totally going to have you killed. I just haaaaate him." Asked if he's planning to put Dick up, Zach says he doesn't know. He DRs that he really doesn't want to keep Dick. "Can you really trust a guy named Dick?" he asks. Hey, we were all thinking it.
After the break, Eric and Jessica are canoodling in bed. Jessica is dissing Zach and Dick, and she talks about "learning to trust people." On that point, she asks Eric whether he cast the weird-ass votes at the beginning of the game that got blamed on Nick, and he tells her frankly that he did. She barely believes it, and he explains to us that he really, really wants to tell her the truth because of his feelings for her, and that he wants to tell her he's America's Player, but he's "simply not allowed" to do that. "Nick really did take the fall," he chuckles to Jessica. Eric proceeds to give Jessica a series of untrue answers about the reasons behind the random votes, and he even winds up telling her that he put the mustard in Jen's bed. He claims this was "a straight-up joke," and that he then decided not to take the blame for it when he saw how upset everyone was. "You are good," Jessica says. I think she and I use language differently. She DRs that Eric's game is more complicated than she thought, but she says, "I trust Eric, still." And then she kind of looks around the DR like she's checking it for grasshoppers, which doesn't make it look like she entirely trusts Eric. She asks why he told her all this, and he says something about "what may be developing" and how he doesn't want there to be any surprises. She's all, "Oh, Eric," in this way that indicates that a little night-vision smooching is most likely all he's getting, and all he would ever get even if she weren't scheduled to start hating his guts in a few weeks.