I hate these people so much.
James is the next to ask a question, and he asks Erika how her game was any different from Alison's, with "the floating technique" and "the hookup technique." Okay, whatever about floating, but "the hookup technique"? That is...disturbingly off-base, dude. Alison's "hookup technique" was to hook up with people she didn't actually like and try to get them more attached to her than she was to them. That's not what Erika did at all. Erika liked Mike, whether that's incredibly stupid or not. (It is.) The person who played like Alison is Mike, not Erika. Erika is an idiot, but she played nothing like Alison. It's just fascinating that James interprets all women with in-show romantic entanglements, whether sincere or insincere, as being equally blameworthy. A woman who sleeps with a guy because she likes him is using the same "technique" as a woman who sleeps with a guy to fool him. Because they're both women, and the issue, in case you have not noticed, is not ethics or how you "played." It is what Will said. It is that word: "disgusting." Erika hooked up in the house. Erika gave it up. Erika is, therefore, "disgusting," same as Alison, even though one of them liked the guy and the other one didn't. For James, it's not the kind of sex life you're having or how you feel about the guy you're having it with. It's just the fact that you're having it; that's enough. Erika says that there was no "hookup technique." She says, "I actually honestly just liked Mike." Hard thing to admit, I'm sure, especially now.
Danielle says that she has a question for Erika. "This is going to decide my vote," Danielle says. "Was it your decision, or was it Chill Town's decision, to get rid of me?" There is no way this question is deciding shit, because this question is written to be lose-lose. If Erika says that it was her decision, Danielle will say she's refusing to admit she was played, and will vote against her. If Erika says that it was Mike and Will's decision, then Danielle will most certainly vote against her for refusing to take responsibility for what she did. Erika says that while it's "of course" true that she "made [Will and Mike] believe that it was their idea," she ultimately took out Danielle because she couldn't beat her in a final two situation. This, of course, is both true and bullshit at the same time, because Erika is trying to avoid both halves of the obvious lose-lose. It's completely true that Erika ultimately made that call based on the fact that she couldn't beat Danielle in the final two. It's not true, though, that she only "made them believe" that it was their idea, because it was their idea. But it was ultimately Erika's decision, so she said it was ultimately her decision. Mike and Will get credit for pushing that and causing it to happen, but if Danielle is asking who made the ultimate choice, there's no arguing with the fact that it was Erika. Had Erika denied that, she would have been subjected to a huge firestorm of disdain for refusing to admit that she backstabbed Danielle and so forth. It's not going to affect Danielle's vote; it's just theater. Danielle asked it because she knows she can vote against Erika either way, and still claim to be playing based on "integrity" and "best player," even though she's actually just angry and bitter.