Time for the HoH Chenterview, with Russell alone up in the HoH room. Julie asks Russell if his emotions got the best of him during the fight with Chima, because apparently she knows even less about what goes on outside of the episode storylines than I do. Talking too loud for his microphone, Russell admits as much, smirking away as he says he's apologized since then. Julie asks how he'll manage not being in power, and he gives a non-answer before puckering up and kissing Julie's yellow-clad ass. Julie thanks him and gets him back on subject, asking who Russell is actually loyal to: Jessie or Jeff? Russell claims both, and is hoping not to have to screw either one of them for as long as possible. We'll see how that goes.
Now it's time for Julie to announce the winner of the Coup D'état. We flash back to a pair of legs earlier this week, walking to the DR in brown-and-white board shorts. They're the board shorts that belong to Jeff, just in case there was still any suspense over whom America would pick. In the DR, he discovers an envelope addressed to him, which he opens and reads aloud, explaining the secret power he's just been given to replace one or both of the nominees at one of the next two evictions. Except a producer has to tell him how to pronounce "Coup D'état." Jeff's thrilled to have the power, even if he's not thrilled to have to say its name, and he thanks America for helping him out. Even though he probably isn't going to use it tonight. Yeah, he seems pretty happy with the nominations as is.
Julie gets all of the houseguests back on the viewscreen and reminds them about the mystery power she mentioned last week. She says that the power has been secretly bestowed on one of them, and says that if the person who has it wants to use it, stand up now. Nobody does, although Jeff is grinning at everyone. He's like James Bond over there.