George sits with Will and Mike and laughs hysterically, so unable is he to comprehend how they manage to stay around week after week and never get nominated. Mike DRs that George "idolizes" them, and that he was probably the only person who respected what they were capable of. "We are very deadly," Mike says. Eh. Will is deadly. You're just riding in the sidecar in your pointy little hat. "George is the one person who's sort of on to us," Mike adds. Back at the chat in the kitchen, George disbelievingly says, "They don't even mess with the doctor! The baddest player in reality-show history. 'Let's not mess with him, though.'" Of course, George didn't mess with him either. "How the Chill Town [sic] made it this far, I have no idea," George tells us again in the DR. "They're not even nominated!"
Janelle and Will chat in the bathroom, and Will tells her that she needs to go upstairs and tell Erika it's all right, and "give her a hug." "Go do that," he pushes. "Go do your job." Janelle, of course, does what she's told and goes upstairs to see Erika. They do not hug at first. Janelle does, however, tell Erika she's "not mad" at her. She also says that if she wins veto and stays in the house, she won't come after Erika next week -- she'll come after "the people that took out [her] friends." Meaning, presumably, Will and Mike, even though they didn't entirely do that. Janelle says that she'd like to work with Erika if she stays. "I'm going to go after Chill Town," she says, telling Erika that she's unhappy about the way the boys have been "basically playing everyone." And by "everyone," she means "me." In the DR, Janelle talks about how this was "a little fib." Of course, had someone told it to her, it would be a huge lie. "I think she might believe me," Janelle says happily. Erika DRs that she was happy about this, and happy to take a deal with Janelle where Janelle wouldn't be out to get her. "I think I'll take that deal!" she says happily. Now they hug, so finally, Janelle can leave the flower-sopped HoH room. It's amazing how both of these women would be really pissed and personally wounded if they found out that they were being played by Mike and Will, but it doesn't bother either of them that the other is being played by Mike and Will. Janelle, in particular, seems no more upset about Mike convincing Erika that he really cares about her than Will is, which makes them both sort of complicit in that whole thing. Very uncomfortable.
Will, Danielle, and Mike are playing cards outside when Will casually asks whether there is any possible upside to keeping Janelle instead of George. "Have you lost your mind, Will?" Danielle asks, suddenly suspicious. She just says, "No." There is a silence, and then Danielle wants to know why he would even be thinking about that. Will immediately says that she's not thinking about it. He tells us in the DR that things with Danielle are tense, because she doesn't trust him, and he doesn't trust her. The fact that James left has really cranked up the whole thing. Danielle asks if they're still taking Janelle out, and Mike and Will say that they are. Danielle DRs that the whole thing is making her jumpy. It seems like Janelle is working with Will and Mike, and then Erika is refusing to nominate either of them. "There's something wrong with this picture," she says.