On the patio, Nicole and It'sOnica discuss the ill-fated UT alliance. It'sOnica somehow manages to convince Nicole that UT was not a big deal, making Nicole think that Will lied to her about it, when, of course, in this case Will was actually telling her truth. Really. He was. Get out your flow charts, and check. "[It'sOnica] made it quite evident that I'm a dumb-ass," Nicole bitches. I find it hard to believe that It'sOnica could make anything "quite evident." Anyway, Nicole's all pissed, because she feels duped by Will. Frankly, I think Nicole is all pissed, all the time, and she's actually relieved when she finds a concrete excuse for it.
Luxury challenge, part deux. The prize? A helicopter tour of Los Angeles. Everyone is pretty stoked at the prospect of leaving the house, and sets to the challenge with enthusiasm. With the help of helium tanks, they make little hot air balloons for their dolls. The first two people to float their balloons over the backyard wall win. Bunky uses his "party planning experience" to come in a close second to Will, who won thanks to his own ample supply of hot air. Bah dum dum! Thanks folks, I'll be here all week. They're thrilled; the rest of the houseguests look crestfallen. "It'd be nice to know that a world outside of here exists," Hardly says in the Diary Room. "It's really a phenomenal, phenomenal award to win," he finishes. Note to Hardly: it's a helicopter ride, not the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Bunky and Will are blindfolded and led out to the parking lot, where the helicopter picks them up. On the way to the out-building where the blindfolded winners are passed off to the Big Brother producers, Hardly walks Bunky into a wall. Everyone giggles. In the Diary Room, Will says he considered donating his trip to Nicole, since she's been so down. "Just kidding!" he chirps, "I'm keeping this and there's no way I'm letting anyone else use it. I've always wanted to go in a helicopter and no one can take this from me!" Hardly admits that he's a bit jealous of Bunky and Will, but Nicole is outright furious, and gripes that, first, she wants that helicopter ride, and, second, she wants to kick the crap out of Will. That Nicole -- so gracious and such a good sport.