It's nomination time. Blee blee blah, Hardy goes over the rules for the ritual for, like, the billionth time, and then, finally, we get down to action. Hardy makes the traditional "no hard feelings/this is a game" speech, which is such a giant crock of shit. There are so totally hard feelings. Surprising no one, Hardy nominates Shannon and Will, a.k.a Satan and her Pool Boy. Shannon has this incredibly creepy, scary, faux smile on her face throughout the entire ritual, and it's making my blood run cold. Cold! For his part, Will just looks sort of sad and tired. Hardy explains that he never really clicked with Shannon, and says that he nominated Will for pretty much the same reason. He hopes they understand this isn't personal, he says. Shannon seriously looks like she's about to burst into flames. Hardy sort of nods and starts to go. "Wow, that was about the cowardest [sic] thing I've ever seen in my entire life," Shannon announces to the table. Hardy comes loping back. "Is there an explanation for that, while I'm here, so I can hear it?" he asks. Shannon points out that she and Will are the "two closest people in the house." Hardy just stares at her "What does that have to do with me?" he asks. "Nothing. Just what I said. You can take it however you want," Shannon says, still smiling like Ted Bundy. "Okay, fine," Hardy shrugs and almost laughs and leaves. Everyone else looks exhausted, as Shannon rubs Bunky's back and carefully tells everyone she's so, so happy for them. Will winks at her. Remember how I said I felt bad for them? Yeah, screw that.
Hardy tells the camera that he thought he'd do anything to win the cash in this game, but that when he actually saw what "anything" entailed, it completely turned his stomach.
Will, on the other hand, is under the impression that Hardy is "a marked man," because "one of [Chill Town] is leaving, and [Hardy] is leaving next week." How is that going to work, again? Because if one of them is leaving, that leaves two Chill Towners. And if one of them gets HoH in order to nominate Hardy, that person cannot vote, correct? Which leaves one voting Chill Towner with an anti-Hardy vendetta. Yeah, I'm sure Hardy's quaking in his boots.