Out in the studio, Julie asks Danielle why she committed so fully to Dan. She explains that she wouldn't have been able to make a deal with Ian without exposing herself. As for why Danielle thinks Ian evicted her, Danielle flatly says, "He told me to my face he couldn't win against me. And he said he could win against Dan." Which she may or may not believe, but considers cowardly either way. And she's still not even sure whether Dan just threw that last competition to Ian, thinking he could count on her jury vote no matter what. She's also not especially moved by Ian's eviction speech, or by Julie's consolation prize that she's about to be reunited with the rest of the jury. And who could blame her?
But first, the jury has to return to the studio. In come Ashley, Britney, Frank, Joe, Jenn, and Shane, taking their uncomfortable high chairs at stage left. Julie greets them into a momentarily dead mic, and then invites them to guess who their seventh member is going to be. Britney's hoping for Danielle, saying Ian and Dan are the most deserving and horrifying Frank, who's hoping against hope that it's Dan. Britney's right, as usual, and when Danielle comes out, Shane gets up and gives her a long hug before they return to their seats on either side of Jenn. Julie updates them that Ian won HoH and booted Danielle, then tells them they'll get a chance to ask the final two some questions before casting their votes. That should be enlightening.
So Ian and Dan are hailed on the living room viewscreen so they can submit to their grilling. Ashley starts it out, asking Ian whether he made his own decisions or followed the group. Ian boldly claims he took his destiny into his own hands. "I would totally disagree with that, but you didn't ask me the question," Dan cuts in. As always, Julie forces the ritual back onto the rails before this can get too interesting.
Frank asks Dan whether he can justify swearing on the Bible and his wedding ring. Dan admits that there are a lot of things he's ashamed of, but being up to his elbows in blood, he had to play ruthlessly to get to this point. "I gotta go to confession anyways, man." Jenn's question to Ian is more of an accusation: "Why should I award you five hundred thousand dollars when you were playing Boogie, Frank, and me while in the Quack Pack?" Ian admits he had to go against his original alliance (leaving out the part about how they totally cut him loose after the reset), but repeats his "fate in my own hands" buzzphrase and tries to sweeten it up.