Amber and Kail's "Chained Heat" segment is super boring and mostly features them having to negotiate the bathroom together. Oh, there is a cute "Red Rover" clip with Dustin that's made funny by...well, Dustin. Amber does tell us that it gave her the chance to hang out with Kail's friends in the house and vice versa, which certainly makes it seem like the house is divided into two camps and everyone knows it. Which is interesting. Kail, Mike, and Zach versus Amber, Daniele, Dustin, Jameka, Joe, and Dick, with Nick playing both sides and Eric and Jessica floating around God knows where? That about right?
Speaking of Eric, he sees Daniele's veto win -- and the looming need to find another nominee -- as another chance to cash in on his America's Player directive to get Jessica nominated. He cozies up to Jen in the hammock (the things we've made this poor boy do, I swear) and tries to push the Jessica agenda. But Jen? Is not having it. In the slightest. Every time he even mentions Jessica's name, Jen shoots him down with an immediate "no." Post-production adds a little buzzer sound just to reiterate how much Eric's getting shut down here. See, if Eric was playing this one smarter, he'd be playing both sides of this and instigating an argument between Jessica and Jen. Then again, it is really hard to get stupid people to do what you want them to, especially when you're using earth logic, so I can see where it would be like trying to play chess with helium balloons instead of chess pieces.
Zach and Nick conspire, with Zach obliquely accusing Nick of playing both sides, but Nick either being too dim to notice it or too savvy to respond to it. Much as I've grown to appreciate Nick, I'm betting against the latter. Zach pushes the idea of putting up Joe and voting him out, which Nick would be fine with. As would, I think, a lot of people. Zach once again really seems to think he's pulling far more strings in the house than he actually is. Though this week, it seems, he's pulling enough of them, as he bends Jen's ear and plants the seed of nominating Joe. Not that it takes much, because Jen doesn't like Joe anyway. Zach does get to use the phrase "golden opportunity to backdoor Joe," which should make its way onto many a clip reel. But then here's where Jen's narcissism, self-obsession, and anti-social tendencies come into play: she tells Mike, Kail, and Amber (still handcuffed) that the fact that everyone in the house seems to want Joe put up makes her not want to do it. Because why not thumb your nose into the faces of the people who will control your fate next week?