Mike mentions that he was a regional speed skating champion in 1986. "Holla! None of you were born yet." Which is exactly why Mike shouldn't be saying "Holla" to them. Joe was, of course, but he's way ahead of Mike on that. Shane and Mike each take a hard fall, and then so does Dan, a breath after making an inspirational coach's speech. Mike fishes his cork out of his $10,000 jug, bringing his total for the year to $16,000 and leaving Frank less than thrilled about the increased likelihood that he'll be nominated again this week. Dan is for once putting his all into winning HoH, passing Ian and closing in on Danielle and Shane, who is slowing down. It's rather amazing to see; usually Dan's trying to lose on purpose. Or at least that's what he tells us in the DR.
After the ads, the rankings for the HoH race are Shane, Danielle, and Dan. Joe seems to be taking the lead in falling, though. Dan's doing cartoon-runs back up to the top of his lane every time, refusing to admit defeat. But Shane's lead is too great, and he wins HoH for the week. Almost everyone seems happy about this: Shane for obvious reasons, Frank because he figures the Silent Six will keep him safe for another week, Ian because the Quack Pack will do the same for him, and Britney because it may be time to ditch the Silent Six. Jenn says something in the DR about it being a bad day for her, but nobody cares.
Later, Shane invites everyone to come up and see his HoH room, assuring everyone that he won't be disappointed if anyone gives it a miss. Frank and Jenn are asleep, so I hope for their sake he means that. Shane's biggest perks are a picture of his dog and a letter from home, which is not far from Mike's spawning-place in New England. "It's like Shane and I are family. At least while he's HoH," Mike smirks in the DR. Jenn with her sore ass makes a belated ascent to the HoH room, but is kindly excused by Shane. Jenn DRs about the problems she's dealing with right now, chief among them being that she has no idea what's going on. Yes, Jenn, we've noticed that about you.