Julie tells us that now Sheila and Adam will face off in the second round, and later, there's going to be another eviction to determine the final two. Yeah, I think I might have head something about that earlier.
Time for round two of the HoH competition. They have to play one at a time. Adam goes first, and reads the instructions for the cameras. Out in the back yard, there's a big human-sized exercise wheel with a giant maze installed vertically inside it. Inside the maze is a collection of balls, representing past HoHs. What the players have to do is turn the wheel in such a way as to roll the balls out of the maze. And then they have to arrange the HoHs in the correct order on a nearby wall. As the editors cut back and forth between the two players, Adam talks about the challenge this represents, while Sheila complains about how she doesn't like things with spinning or motion or indeed any kind of competition or challenge at all. Seriously, has there been any competition that she thought played to her strengths except the one with the wine bottles? And of course we know how that turned out.
At the end of the competition, Ryan reveals Sheila's time: thirty-three minutes, twenty-six seconds. Which, compared to Adam's 14:55, is pretty pathetic. I would go so far as to call it Sheila-pathetic. I'm not actively pulling for her to win, but I'm getting pretty frustrated with her for her consistently crappy performances in competitions. At least try to make this interesting for me. But with the HoH now a tossup between Adam and Ryan, it's not looking good for Sheila right now.
Later, in the kitchen, Sheila leans on Adam to win the final stage tomorrow so he can take Sheila to the end. Adam gives his usual reassurances. Ryan arrives and Sheila leaves, and Ryan congratulates Adam on proving his loyalty and carrying out their plan so perfectly. But then Adam, who just told Sheila he never counts his chickens before they hatch, talks about how he's about to win $500,000, which makes Ryan wonder in the DR if Sheila might not be a better final rival. Of course he does. You're not faking me out again, Ryan. I'm done listening to you telling me you're thinking about zigging when we all know you're not even going to zag. As for Adam, he figures he's in good shape: either Ryan will win and take him to the final, or he'll win and be HoH. But who will he evict in that event? Even he doesn't know. Or so he claims.
Julie talks to the final three on viewscreen. Sheila says she feels helpless, and can only hope that the guys will keep her. Well, that strategy has served her well in the game up to now. Julie asks her how Adam looks to her now, and of course Sheila is all about Adam right now. Quite a departure from last night's bitching about being shackled to him.