When we finally cut to the studio, Julie remarks to Shane about his record-time exit. Shane is shocked, shocked at how Dan went back on his word, and doesn't even know what Dan whispered to him on his way out because he was doing his best to ignore him. Julie asks him why he agreed to be nominated in Dan's place. Shane claims he didn't really have a choice, and trusted Danielle. Who was trusting Dan, again, even though she should have known better. Shane explains to Julie that he just expects other people to be as honest as he claims to be, and concludes, "Dan's just a dirty player." After the highly fraught moments we just saw, Julie has to bring up the main thing on everyone's mind: his showmance with Danielle. Shane says he isn't ruling anything out, promising to "forgive her" for what just happened. Think Dan will officiate at their wedding?
No HoH contest tonight, so Julie plugs Sunday's show and Wednesday's finale (yay!), and then we eavesdrop on the final three. Which mainly consists of Ian still pacing the house like Shane died in his arms, while Dan continues trying to justify himself to Danielle in the arcade room, claiming it was all for her. For once, she doesn't seem to be buying his crap, and is even beginning to poke holes in his story. If she has any self-respect at all, she won't let him off the hook so quickly this time. I'm hoping for at least a half hour.
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