The competition has barely been over for a minute when Jeff says to Rachel, "I didn't appreciate your comments during the race, by the way." He basically tells her to mind her own business, and Rachel, with her fragile ego, is crushed whenever anyone says anything mean to her, so she storms off, saying, "It's done," whatever that means. Brendon, who, didn't hear Rachel's earlier comment, follows her. And when Rachel tells him what she said earlier, even he is like, "You can't be saying shit like that!" He more or less tells her she fucked up, and then in the same breath adds, "I'm behind you 100 percent, okay?" Dealing with Rachel is a much more delicate balancing act than the one he just performed, that's for damn sure. He tells her to keep her head in the game and not get emotional like this. Even in the DR, he says she needs to use her head. Passing by, Jeff has more to say to Rachel. "You showed that you're better than Jordan. You showed it tenfold today." Rachel says that wasn't what she was trying to do (it totally and completely one hundred percent was), and goes off to cry in the bushes. Of course, Dominic and the other newbies are trying to pretend that a fracture of the veterans' alliance isn't the best thing they could have hoped for.
After the ads, Brendon is trying to coax Rachel out of the bushes. Kalia says of Rachel that she shouldn't be calling people out if she can't back it up. "Don't let your mouth write a check your butt can't cash." Brendon bucks her up, and Jeff DRs that Brendon realizes he has to do whatever it takes to help her get her shit together right now. Pretty much everyone else goes inside the house (Dominic and Daniele flirting in the doorway), while Brendon continues trying to talk Rachel out of her literal tree. Which isn't working, because Rachel's deciding she wants out of the alliance. Of course she is. Brendon tells her to keep her emotions under control. "That's why I'm hiding in the bushes," Rachel says, without irony. But eventually he gets her to come out and head straight to the back room with him. "I'm hungry, and I want some slop," she whines. They head through the silent house, and Cassi's happy to see it. Not that it's helping her much.
Dominic a little too pleased about everything, except I fully support his remark about how Rachel's screaming over not getting her way. And he doesn't even know that she is going to get her way and she's still screaming about it. He even chest-bumps Adam, who's also beyond happy with how things went; he did what he said he'd do, and Dominic's going to save them both. Big win for Adam, if you think about it.