Finally Danielle wins it, as is telegraphed by the PoV music ending right before she hits her button. HoH and PoV wins? It's been a good 24 hours for Danielle, no? Don't worry, that'll be ending soon. "Dan, Shane, and I are going to the final three," she celebrates in the DR. Shane seems to agree with that, happily, as does Ian, unhappily. And Dan isn't ruling out the possibility of convincing Danielle to use the Veto on him. I'd tell him not to push his luck, but his luck never seems to push back so why the hell shouldn't he? And indeed, back in the studio, Julie agrees, "With Dan in the house, anything is possible."
After the ads, Julie welcomes us back by asking who's really in control. We're back in the house, watching Ian fidget in front of the memory wall and DRing that it looks like either he or Dan is going home. "And neither of those situations is good for me." One's probably a little better than the other, though, Ian.
Dan pays a visit to Danielle in the HoH room. "My dad's gonna be so proud," Danielle tells him. Dan asks her what she's going to do. "What do you want me to do?" Dan: "Make your own decision." Danielle: "Shut up." I love how they're not even pretending any more. Danielle figures Dan is safe even if he stays nominated, but Dan assures her that any time he's nominated after the Veto he's going home. Which may or may not be true, but Danielle's job is to listen to him unquestioningly. Suddenly and belatedly, she realizes she's "in a baaad spot." Dan supplies her a cover story to justify her Vetoing him, but she'll agree only if he promises to save Shane. Which Dan does, even though he has no intention of doing anything of the kind. Danielle threatens to castrate him with a butter knife if she does this and doesn't get to the final two with him as a result. Get in line, sweetie.
Later, Danielle runs this scenario past Shane, telling him she's thinking of Vetoing Dan so he can get rid of Ian. Dan has apparently also convinced her that he's sick of Ian and wants him gone, and she passes this along to Shane, assuring him that she wouldn't do anything that might jeopardize his game. And then he agrees to let her do just that, and they make out, thinking they're going to be in the final three together.