In the backyard, Dan hosts the sushi party he won for the coaches, Shane, and Danielle, while Wil hosts his own birthday party while wearing a naval jacket, hat, and briefs. Eventually the parties merge, and there's a game of spin the bottle, which Ian hijacks to steal a peck from Ashley. Are these people in junior high? Shane gets a way bigger kiss from Danielle when he spins it and everyone pushes Danielle in front of the bottle. Which leaves her giddy, while Shane hopes for a second kiss some time. Oh, I think it might just happen. I can tell by how gross I feel right now.
Britney finds herself alone with Ian late at night, and while they do laundry, Britney wants to make sure his team isn't going to nominate Shane next week. Ian doesn't see any "foreseeable circumstance" for that happening. Not good enough for Britney, who was hoping for a straight no. Because people in the Big Brother house prefer a straightforward lie to a qualified truth. You'd think superfan Ian would understand that.
The next morning, Britney tells Shane about Ian's cagey comments, which makes them both think Ian is untrustworthy, which they think is because Mike's been in Ian's ear, which means he's probably been in Frank's ear too. Britney even mentions Shane's secret deal with Frank, so I guess she was brought in on that loop off-camera at some point. Either that, or she's finally figured out how to detect secret alliances, about two years after that skill would have come in really handy for her. Anyway, the point is that they're giving Mike credit for scheming he isn't even doing, and thus overthinking their way into backdooring Frank. Next thing you know, Shane and Britney are doing preemptive planning for damage control after Shane replacement-nominates Frank. Did you know that professional poker players hate playing against people who don't know how to play poker? That thought occurs to me a lot when I'm watching this show.
Later, Frank has a quiet update meeting with Shane to make sure everything's still cool. Shane tells Frank about the talk with Ian and Britney, and Frank assures Shane that they don't exactly keep Ian in their inner circle, but he doesn't think Ian's planning to vote to keep Joe. Britney busts in on this meeting and repeats her story, and Frank repeats that if Ian hasn't given a definitive answer, it's only because Mike hasn't told Ian what to do yet. "This freaking kid is possibly gonna mess up my game," Frank DRs. Shane says this is the biggest decision he's had to make in the game, which he says about all of his decisions.