Next, we get to meet Nicole's and Sheryl's families. This is such filler. Nicole's hubby thinks that his wife is plotting something. "She's gone into battle. She's a fighter," he says. Sheryl's mother thinks that "Sheryl played the game from day one." Okay, so Sheryl's mother must be in her sixties, right? She looks barely older than Sheryl! Nice genes, ladies.
More voting: Hardy votes to evict Sheryl. Monica thinks that Nicole is a threat to Monica's chances of winning, so she votes to evict Nicole.
Puppetmaster music plays as Nicole confronts Mike in the bedroom. He tells her that it's not that he doesn't like her, but...he doesn't like her. She's all, "I know what's going on with Will, and probably with Shannon." Mike rolls his eyes. "We're not in an alliance, if that's what you're saying," he says. The editors snicker and toss in a Night Vision shot of Will, Shannon, and Mike sleeping in one bed and saying that Nicole "has got to go." Nicole tells Mike that he "pillaged" her in front of everyone. He retorts that being ethical and wanting to go home to her husband "doesn't fit in here, and [Nicole] know[s] that." Yes, Mike only wants trampy singles with no ethics in the house. We knew that.
In the HoH room, Mike crows that he's "virtually assured" Nicole's exit from the house.
Sheryl and Nicole talk in the kitchen. Sheryl tells Nicole she's furious with the Chill Town group.
Mike stupidly keeps telling the camera that his relationship with Sheryl just keeps getting better!
Sheryl tells Nicole that she's "ready to kill him," she's "mad as hell," and she wishes to God she had gotten HoH. "They used me, " Sheryl spits. Evil Puppetmaster music wails on the soundtrack, over black and white footage of Mike, Shannon, and Will in the hot tub.
Mike smiles and says that he doesn't see himself being evicted "or even nominated." Ever. Meanwhile, in the kitchen, Nicole and Sheryl make a pact that whoever stays in the house will take out Mike.