The competition starts, and at first, the only remotely interesting thing is Jordan using the phrase "balls in my mouth" in the DR after the competition. Adam admits that he has poor balance, and indeed he's faltering a lot. Lucky for him he's supposed to suck at this anyway. But the first to fall off is Jordan. She's about to take two weeks of slop, but Jeff quickly tells her not to. "You're crabby enough," he explains." In the DR afterward, he says she had no chance at winning anyway, so it's not worth it. Jordan reluctantly agrees. In the DR, Rachel takes this as a sign that "Brendon and I need to take control back of this house." As anything ever not a sign of that to Rachel?
"If the HoH isn't playing then maybe we shouldn't be," Rachel says in front of everyone, in the middle of the competition. Jeff narrates that this pissed him off, but he was focused on winning. Rachel falls next, and immediately takes the slop, making a big deal out of it as always. And then she falls off again, so she's out, and on slop for nothing. Couldn't have happened to a nicer gal. With the four guys still in it and picking up the pace, the tension mounts. Brendon and Dominic are nearly tied, while Jeff is getting annoyed with Rachel's constant play-by-play and encouragement of Brendon. Brendon is determined to win: "The nominations cannot stay the same," he DRs, even if he's not entirely clear on why that is beyond the fact that it's what Rachel wants. In any case, it looks like they won't, because Dominic's the one who wins it. First competition won by a newbie all season! Dominic gloats loudly in the DR. Cassi, however, sees this as a good news-bad news situation, seeing a good chance that she and Shelly will be the replacement nominees. And it's not like anybody's after Shelly.