You may recall that HoH Ian nominated Frank and Jenn on Sunday. You may even care. Now we're back in Day 56, and Frank Diary Rooms that Ian must still be mad at him over Britney's exit, even though Ian was the only one who voted to keep her (and Dan was the one who engineered her exit, if you come right down to it). Jenn's just thrilled to still be remotely relevant so she can boast in the DR about what a fighter she is. Even Dan can't believe how well things are going for him. And Ian himself assures us that his nominations are almost completely strategic rather than personal. Which doesn't really explain why Jenn is on the block. At all.
Jenn has a whispered conversation with Danielle, who reveals after several guesses that she "thinks" Frank is the target. Jenn's nervous, but doesn't say why. Danielle assures Jenn that she'll be safe if the nominations don't change, but Jenn isn't fully assured. She thinks it's because of the historical tendency of the pawn to go home, but in fact it's the sound coming from behind her, which is Dan sharpening his knives.
Later, Frank comes out of the bathroom and tells Jenn they'll be fine as long as one of the two of them is saved and Joe is nominated in their place. Because Frank thinks he's still in a secret alliance with Dan and Danielle. You'd think Jenn might mention that Danielle just told her Frank's the target. But of course Jenn doesn't know about Danielle's restored secret alliance with Ian. Or with Dan. I think Dan may be the only person who knows what's actually going on in this house. He may even know more than we do.
The least relevant person in all of this, Joe, pays Ian a visit and offers to not use the Veto in the event he wins it this week. Why not also offer to tackle any mobsters who seem poised to abduct Ian from the backyard, which seems much more likely? Ian informs Joe that if either Frank or Jenn is saved by the Veto, Joe would be the replacement nominee. Which Ian can afford to share, because who gives a fuck about Joe? Also, Ian remembers his HoH deal with Shane to keep both him and Danielle safe this week, so Joe is his only other option. As if Dan doesn't exist. Joe leaves, probably not feeling much better than when he came in.
Dan, keeping up the pretense of his final-two alliance with Frank, has a quiet chat with him in the storage room. The poor hairy naïf DRs that he's worried about Jenn getting saved and being nominated with Dan, which would mess up their final-two deal but good. Frank even goes so far as to say the best-case scenario would be for the nominations to stay the same. Dan DRs that he might even be able to convince Frank to throw him the PoV competition this week. Oh, come on, is anyone that stupid?