What was the most irritating part for Frank -- being lied to or being on the block every week? Ian also gets that one right and Dan wrong. They also disagree on whether Jenn thought the most awkward moment in the house was Willie's fight with Frank outside or the first double eviction night. Ian gets that one right as well, and with an insurmountable three-point lead, it's all over: Ian's the final HoH, and he gets to decide all by his lonesome whether to evict Dan or Danielle. Can't wait to see what Dan's contingency plan is for this.
After the ads, Dan and Danielle are sitting in the nominee chairs for the first time. Julie gets on the living room viewscreen and reminds Ian, as if he doesn't know, that he's a certainty for at least the fifty-thousand-dollar second prize. Ian stands up and says he hates to evict a fellow Quack Packer (a superfan should know that alliances end at the finale), but tells Danielle that he has to honor his commitment to Dan and evict her. She looks pretty bitter as she hugs Ian and Dan goodbye and walks out, but manages to paste a Joker-smile on her face as she enters the studio and greets Julie. Inside, Dan and Ian do the Renegades handshake and talk about the third round, in which Ian admits that he was guessing most of the time. See, how can you even throw a competition when it's all random anyway?
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.