James's HoH room is full of pictures of himself and his friends demonstrating the truth of the adage, "Don't drink and photograph."
It's time for Natalie's massage from Matt at last, and they've barely started before Natalie advises Matt to claim that he voted for James to stay. It's worth noting that Matt goes right for the roller tool in order to minimize the amount of massage time he has to spend actually touching Natalie. Later, Matt sits and talks to Sharon and Joshuah as they wonder who cast the third vote to keep James out (with Ryan and Sheila already accounted for). Matt doesn't confess, and tries to divert suspicion to Adam. Joshuah is on the case, though, if only to protect himself from James's wrath. Which brings us to a scene with Joshuah, Matt, and Adam, which leads Adam to realize that James isn't clear on his return-of-James vote. So he goes right to James to say James got his vote. And then he snaps at an entering Josh not to question him, as Josh says that he's satisfied with knowing who voted for James to stay gone. Thanks for solving that mystery, Hercule Poir-no.
Time for another Joshuah-the-morning-person bit, as he wanders around the house in swim trunks and a bucket hat wielding a feather duster, which he then shakes out on people's beds.
You may recall that Joshuah won a letter from home in last week's PoV competition. He struggles through tears to read it to everyone around the hot tub, and DRs damp-faced about how this was better than any of the other prizes. People who have been wanting to see Joshuah cry may or may not agree.
Ryan visits James in the HoH room to try to resolve things. James lies in bed, crying like a rape survivor about the trauma of having to hear about his eviction and walk out the door and sit down and talk to Julie-- okay, he might have a point with that last item there. He asks Ryan what he was thinking, and whines about how everyone in the house but Chelsia screwed him. He DRs that obviously Ryan is getting nominated for revenge, so now he just needs to decide who else is going up along with him. "No hard feelings," he lies to Ryan.
Nominations. Ryan DRs that he fully expects to be nominated. Adam is "worried" that James might not believe that he voted for James to come back, but even with producers' prompting, he can't work up too much concern about it. Matt says he feels good about the deal Natalie struck with James to keep him safe, but he still says, "Never trust a kid with pink hair."