Up in the HoH, Jordan tells Jeff not to be mad, but he's still worked up over Rachel's behavior. "It's not The Rachel Show, "he says erroneously. He asks why someone should take two weeks of slop. Jordan stutters that that's how competitors should be. Jeff snaps, "No, that's how idiots should be." Which is funny, but Jeff? Look around. Look at the house you're living in. Jordan DRs that Rachel's mouth will get her evicted, and Jeff agrees, "People didn't like [Rachel] last year because of [Rachel]. So stop doing that. Don't do that." Jordan says they have to work with them, but Jeff isn't much more down with that idea right now than Rachel is. Jeff DRs that they still need them, but it has occurred to him to backdoor Brendon and Rachel. And Jordan doesn't want to replacement-nom Cassi and Shelly. Hmmmm.
Rachel and Brendon are discussing the same thing: will Jeff and Jordan backdoor them? Brendon dismisses the idea out of hand, which is a clear sign that it's a definite possibility. Brendon gets her to admit that she needs to apologize to Jordan, and while Rachel pretends to agree, she can't even get the words out in front of Brendon without rolling her eyes. Then she brings up how they let Jordan win HoH, and Brendon has had enough. "No wonder America hates me," Rachel whines, getting into bed. Finally, she gets it.
Later, Rachel and Brendon come up to the HoH room, and Rachel says only slightly more convincingly, "Jordan, I'm sorry. I was out of line." Jordan says she's not mad. Jeff says Rachel should have bowed out rather than taking the slop, and Rachel claims she just got caught up in the competition. Jeff adds that Rachel's now on slop for no reason, and he's clearly not convinced by her apology. Brendon adds that they can't let people see that, but Jeff's not entirely cool with everything,. And since his partner's HoH, he doesn't really have to be. As soon as Brendon and Rachel leave, Jordan sums up the situation: "She's frickin' nuts!" Admirably pithy.
Jordan has Cassi and Shelly up to the HoH room to tell then that they're the last people she wants to nominate. Cassi comes right out and asks if Jordan ahs considered backdooring Brendon and Rachel. She advises Jordan to "think about the long haul and who's gonna turn on you later." Jordan is skeptical about flipping on the veterans' alliance, especially given the numbers, but Cassi is making a good case. Jordan is torn between what's best for her and what's best for her alliance, so what to do? The same thing she's done whenever she's torn: consult Jeff, of course.