In Grand Rapids, Minnesota (wooooooo!), we meet Janelle's mother Ann, who tells us Janelle was "average." And shows us that she was not blonde. Her mother remembers the part where she "blossomed," which, according to the pictures, was the part where she started putting her makeup on with a spatula. Of course, her mother tells us that she didn't get along with other girls, because they were jealous of her. Yawn. "They're all just jealous, baby! Nothing to do with your attitude!" How may girls have been ruined by that? Mom explains that this is why Janelle is "very selective" about women friends (read: doesn't have any). I love the idea of your mom going on television and saying you can't be friends with women because they're all jealous of you. You're supposed to make the Kool-Aid, Janelle's Mom. Not drink it.
In Vacaville, California, we meet Danielle's mom, who is gorgeous and tells us that Danielle was a "go-getter." I can believe that. As her mom explains, Danielle got pregnant when she was fifteen. "She stepped up to her responsibility," her mother says, "and I was so proud of her." Her mom also says Danielle is "very analytical," and that Janelle is more emotional. Very true, that. Janelle's mother says that she thinks Danielle knows Janelle is smarter than she looks. Which, of course, would not be difficult. And which, sadly, is a theory that's harder to adopt now that we know she has never heard of several common phrases. Danielle's mom says that Danielle is a "leader." Danielle's mom sort of admires the way the two have been going back and forth, one thinking she's rid of the other one, only to be thwarted at the last minute. Janelle's mother thinks that the two women have many "simularities" [sic]. She thinks they should have teamed up. But how could that happen, when Danielle is just jealous? Danielle's mom just thinks it's all fun to watch. Verdict: Danielle's mom would be more fun to have dinner with.
After another set of commercials, it's time to interview Janelle in the HoH room. As always, this discussion is completely pointless. Julie asks about how Janelle started to question James after the veto competition, not that she didn't question James from the very beginning. Janelle says she still would like to think she can trust James, but she sure thought it looked like he threw that veto competition to Danielle. She says she doesn't know, which is sort of a running theme. Julie asks about how things are with Marcellas. Janelle says they're trying to "mend [their] friendship," and unbelievably goes on to bitch about how last week, they were fighting because Marcellas was hanging around with Danielle and wasn't paying enough attention to her. So she wants us to believe it was lack of fawning that pissed her off? No, wait -- never mind. Actually, I do believe that, especially now that she says it. Julie asks about the supposed alliance between Janelle and Marcellas, but Janelle repudiates it and says that she doesn't think she can trust Marcellas that much anymore. "I want to go to the end with Season 6, obviously," she says. Well, obviously. Better to lose than to change your game plan.