Danielle's HoH, and Dan jumps back into the water and lifts her off the boat, probably because she's unable to move at this point. Shane kisses her while she's still lying in the water. "Maybe I should start winning more often," Danielle DRs. Sure, why not?
Britney comes into the house, telling Frank and Mike that Danielle won it. Mike DRs that he'd almost be insulted if he weren't nominated, "But I'm certainly not sucking up to this girl that I just learned her name three days ago." Okay, good luck with that, then.
After the HoH competition, Dan is not happy to learn from Mike that he already spilled to Frank without giving Dan a chance to explain the whole story. Why wouldn't he, Dan? Shane, meanwhile, complains to Danielle in private that his HoH was pointless. Danielle's happy to be the first woman in the house to win HoH this season, and she's already gunning for Janelle.
Britney walks into a bedroom, where Mike and Frank tell her that apparently there was a plan to boot Frank this week. Britney plays dumb, but she wants to know who shot their mouth off. She goes and tells Shane that they need to get their stories straight with Danielle and Dan -- the latter of whom squealed on them in the first place. Britney goes back to Frank and Mike and says Shane knew nothing about it. Then she checks in with Dan and Danielle, and Dan admits that he screwed up telling Mike. Danielle and Britney have no idea what to say to him, because when someone in the Big Brother house admits to a mistake, it's a curveball on the order of the house's gravity no longer working.
Danielle invites everyone up to her HoH room, and of course Mike's a giant sourpuss the whole time, just as he promised to be. As Danielle opens the letter from home, we learn that she never told her parents she was doing this at all, figuring she didn't need their nagging. Lovely. Oddly, reading the supportive letter she got from her mom doesn't seem to make her feel shitty at all.