Amber tells this to Dustin, who agrees that it's disgusting on Eric's part, but they can deal with Eric later, once they've used him to get past D&D. So at least Dustin's thinking. Some indeterminate amount of time later, after Amber's had her hair braided, D&D work her over in the yard. Dick keeps harping on Eric's back-pocket secret, and tells Amber she should vote him out before he has a chance to reveal it. In other words, Dick is now threatening Amber with the secret every bit as much as Eric is (or was), albeit indirectly. "Better vote out Eric before he tells everyone how disgusting you are." That's essentially Dick's argument. Daniele reiterates her mission statement that "this week's for Nick," because, as I said on Sunday, she's playing for his ghost. It's a shrewd move, using this "in Nick's honor" tactic on the two people, Zach and Amber, who would be receptive to it, but it makes it all the more funny when Dick goes right back to railing against Eric for being "manipulative." Yeah, don't you hate manipulative people? Particularly in a game where manipulation is the whole point. D&D offer Amber and Dustin a week's clemency if they vote Eric off, and Amber says she wants to, except for that whole swearing on her kid's life. Dick thinks that's retarded, but at least he doesn't say so. At least, not using those words.
Amber brings this offer to Dustin, and we can see she's bought Dick's line that Eric is the one tearing the house apart. She says this deal will buy them a week's worth of safety and allow them to repair all the "damage" Eric did to their alliance with D&D. Oh, Amber. Dustin begs her to play with her brain and not her emotions. He says he wants Dick gone more than Eric. Amber says if Eric wins HoH, he'll either put up her and Dustin or D&D. Dude, Dick has her so twisted. She actually thinks Eric will nominate her and Dustin. She's not budging, she wants Eric gone. Dustin finally says he'll vote off Eric, then, so Amber won't have to kill her daughter to appease Jesus. Amber goes along with this, despite the flashing red "LIAR!" sign above Dustin's head.
So then later, with the entire house either on the couches or in the kitchen, Amber calls Eric out, telling him he's lucky she'd already swore on her kid's life (oh, Jesus), because otherwise she'd be voting him out. She starts yelling at him about telling Dick his intention to hold this secret over head, this shameful lie she told her boyfriend when she was on drugs, and how dare he intend to use that against her in the game. Eric doesn't say anything, doesn't interrupt her, doesn't roll his eyes. I can believe that maybe he never intended to go through with it and he was just posturing to Dick, but that's what you get when you attempt to make Dick think you're cool by sinking to his level. And you know, on the Amber Sliding Scale Of Ocular Wetness, she manages to get through way more of this whole speech without crying than I thought she would. She got more weepy about Dustin's greedy greed and dear departed Nick than she did about this. Speaking of the recently deceased, Amber kind of deep-sixes her own righteousness at the end there as she starts to rant about how Nick was a GOOD PERSON and Eric SCHEMED AND PLOTTED his demise and Nick SHOULD STILL BE HERE. Dustin lets a smirk out while she's doing this, because while her anger may be largely righteous, bitch still crazy. Julie Chen takes us to commercial before we get to hear Eric respond to this, if he in fact ever did.