Out in the backyard, Shelly and Jordan discuss Lawon sexual orientation with him, which I think is the first time it's has been specifically discussed on the air. He talks about coming out to his grandmother, who was supportive and the opposite of surprised. Jordan talks about how accepting she would be if she had a gay kid, like here's your medal, Red State, and Lawon waxes inspirational about playing this game for the gays.
Moment over. Next morning, Jeff and Jordan pay Daniele what looks like a serious visit. Jeff says Daniele never talked to him, so she didn't know where she was. Probably should have been a red flag right there, Jeff. Daniele says it wasn't personal, but Jeff is still taking it that way. Daniele tries to apologize, smoothing things over, offering to keep them safe this week if they'll do the same for her next week after she's out of the HoH room. Jeff leaves with word of appreciation for the offer. "Whether it happens, we'll see," he can't resist adding.
Speaking of shitty deals with untrustworthy people, here's a CBS special report about the debt ceiling deal. Don't get me started.
Adam is called into the DR and emerges for a lap through the house in his new elf costume. As Porsche says, he looks better in it than he would have in a unitard.
Jeff and Jordan try to have a serious conversation by the hot tub, which is repeatedly interrupted by Rachel and Porsche running laps past them and, in one case, face-plant right into Jeff's lap.
The Have-Not menu this week is seaweed and sardines. Can we just keep this moving, please?
Brendon and Rachel make their case to Daniele, with Brendon starting by apologizing for losing his temper and then saying he was hurt by what he sees (correctly) as Daniele's attempts to pit him and Rachel against Jeff and Jordan. Daniele denies it, and Rachel adds her own insincere apology, saying that the five of them could still work together. Brendon echoes that, and they promise not to backdoor Daniele if she keeps them this week. Daniele's willing to listen, but isn't ready to deal yet. Brendon and Rachel do some more sucking up before taking their leave. Brendon seems sincere in the DR about wanting her back, but we're not hearing from Daniele before the ads.