Will tiptoes into the bathroom and asks Nicole whether there's any way she'd join an alliance with him and Mike. Nicole is non-committal. Will pleads that he really wants to keep Mike in the house. Nicole raises her brows. In the bedroom, Will tells Mike that Nicole is considering an alliance with the two of them. Mike doesn't think he can do that to Krusta. "Tell me why you can't do it," Will asks. "Because you don't want to look like an asshole on TV? Too late, man, you've already done it." Mike sort of chuckles. Truer words, friends, truer words.
Big Blue Chair of the Doomed. Mike says that if he somehow escapes eviction, he'll be "shocked and amazed." And North America will be horrified and appalled.
Over the next couple of days, Mike talks himself into believing that Krusta really wants to leave the house. He and Will play backgammon, and Will tells Mike that he's totally getting over Shannon's absence, and that there's no reason to believe that Mike won't recover from Krusta's departure. The Puppetmaster music begins tinkling in the background once again.
What with the Puppetmaster music and all, I totally thought this episode was over, but no such luck. Nicole still has to complain about all the cleaning she does in the house. Monica wisely points out that if Nicole wants other people to clean, she needs to give them a chance to do so. Every time anyone goes to clean something, Hardy agrees, Nicole has already done the work. Damn, people, just make a chore list and have done with it! If I wanted to listen to an argument about chores, I'd move back in with my parents.
Big Blue Chair of the Puppetmaster Lives! Will uses the word "Chilltonians." I stop listening. ["'Chilltonians.' Folks, this man is a medical doctor." -- Wing Chun]
Kent and Hardy confab by the pool. Kent tells Hardy that if he's not in TOP, he's a target. Hardy says something, but I think I can see....through his shorts...is that...? What? Oops, the scene is over. I have no idea what happened there, but I think Hardy said something about making sure the people he wants to win, do win. Those "people" he wants to win better not include Krusta.
Will:. "I don't want to hurt [Krusta], either, but I also don't want to hurt Will," he explains. Oh, Will's out for himself? I totally had no idea. Thank God we cleared that up!