Britney and Danielle help Ian manscape for his date while Ashley watches. "In real life, beautiful women don't hold me down and rub things on my body very often," Ian DRs, quite convincingly. Britney ends up gagging while pulling the equivalent of a dead animal out from under each of Ian's armpits. Is any date worth this, let alone one with Ashley?
Ian ends up making Ashley a pizza in the kitchen, which they sit down to enjoy along with a side of long, awkward silence. And even more awkward conversation. Okay, that was painful. But Ashley at least figures out that she and Ian are going nowhere, while he's still hopeful that he might be a shoulder to cry on for Ashley if Frank leaves this week. And he's supposed to be the smart one?
Shane has a talk with Joe in the HoH room, because Shane is laying the groundwork for making a move against Frank and Mike this week, and he wants to make sure Joe is on his side as well. And of course we all know Shane can count on Joe's discretion. Joe even promises to leave the house before Shane does, because he deserves to win. I think that was a little more than Shane asked for, let alone totally believes.
Oat at the pool table one evening, Mike, Dan, and Ian speculate about the possibility of a second Big Brother All-Stars happening at some time in the future. Ian thinks there will be one, but they'll call it Good vs. Evil. Where are they going to find enough alumni for a Good team, though? Ian sees himself as being part of the evil team, which neither he nor Dan buys, let alone Mike. "If things go my way, Mike's not gonna know what hit him," Ian DRs. Yeah, still not evil.
The next morning, while people are heading inside from the backyard, Frank notices a trail of plastic balls on the floor (which Joe totally missed) leading to the arcade room. Inside the claw machine, amid the other plastic balls, is an empty, clear plastic box with a question mark on it. And that's it. Joe reports this to the people still lounging in the backyard, who come running in like the place is on fire. This is of course the most excitement they get most days. Everyone stands around contemplating this half-baked mystery, while Ian immediately concludes that it's a signal for the return of Pandora's Box. Britney decides she'd better haul Shane upstairs and make sure he's still going to stick to the plan, like a plastic box is going to turn the house upside down. Which, okay, it is, because they're letting it. Especially Shane, who's acting pretty paranoid and thinking he might be better off playing it safe. Or, you know, maybe the producers are just fucking with them. Or us. Either way.