Later, Dan congratulates Ian in the HoH room, and Ian says he's gotten to where he can come back and coach. Like that's ever going to happen again. Dan is worried about the risk of seeing himself nominated this week, and suggests Ian nominate Jenn and Shane instead. Ian just isn't sure how he's going to sell that to the other houseguests, plus there's the chance that Dan could get nominated anyway. Dan plays the Renegades card: "Death Before Dishonor." Ian has no defense against the Renegades card, as Dan well knows.
Pandora's Box again. Ian gloats in the DR about being the first person to get two Pandora's Boxes. The temptation on the screen is a picture of his parents, with the words, "A message form someone who loves you." The second card reminds that there's a consequence for every temptation. Ian can't pass this up, because nobody ever passes up Pandora's Box, and even if Ian were inclined to quit while he's ahead, he's not about to blow off his parents on national television. Inside, he finds it set up like a little living room with a TV inside, and that same freeze-frame of his parents. Ian settles in for his message from home, and is ambushed instead by a video from none other than goddamn Rachel from BB12 and BB13 and TAR20, of all people, purposely being as obnoxious as possible and telling Ian how much she loves him. And she's there to give him advice on how to win! Which consists of thinking of Brendon! I assume there is nothing in this room Ian can use to deafen, blind, or kill himself.
Meanwhile, downstairs, the other four are talking about the dead sea-monkeys in the tank when suddenly familiar voices from their homes start ringing through the house. They rush into the living room, where messages from Dan's wife, Shane and Danielle's sisters, and Jenn's mom are playing for them. "Oh, he's getting something bad up there," Danielle realizes. Indeed, Ian is listening to Rachel telling Ian that he should try "straddle-gizing" like she did with Brendon, and demonstrating the wonderful laugh that makes everyone fall in love with her. And demonstrates it, and demonstrates it. Jenn gets a message from her mom, and Danielle from her sister (and her sister's eyebrows). Ian, meanwhile, is literally looking sick. I don't care what he's done in his life, or has yet to do; nobody deserves this. On the living room viewscreen, Chelsea tells an emotional Dan how much she misses him. There's not a dry eye in the living room after that. Especially Shane's.