Tuesday's episode begins with Nicole, who sits in the Big Blue Chair of Possibly Evicted Chicks With Tattooed Eyebrows and tells the camera that the upcoming week will be hell. "I feel like I'm going to die," she says. Sheryl says that as soon as the nominees were announced, pretty much everyone came up to her and assured her there was no way she'd be voted out of the house. This revelation is accompanied by a shot of Mike walking up to Sheryl, right in front of Nicole, patting Sheryl on the back, and saying, "There's no way." In the Big Blue Chair of Nominees Who Are Not Named Sheryl, Nicole cries some more, and sniffs that she refuses to "whore [herself]" in order to stay in the house. Her plan is to lure people over to her side, one by one.
Nicole lolls on Hardy's bed and thanks him for talking to her, because it's making her feel better. Hardy tells her there's nothing to thank him for; he's choosing to hang out with her. He advises her to act as though absolutely nothing is wrong. Nicole sniffles something to the effect that friends are really important to her, and that it's really hard for her not to have any in the house. Hardy nods sympathetically. From all accounts (including the live feeds), Hardy seems like a genuinely nice guy. Obsessed with protein bars and grams of carbs, but nice.
Outside, Bunky whispers to Nicole that he and Autumn are voting for Sheryl, in order to "nip it in the bud" -- "it" being the so-called "Chill Town" alliance of Justin, Mike, Will and Shannon. Nicole tells Bunky and Autumn that if, say, Bunky were to get HoH next week, he could nominate Will and Mike. And, according to the rules of the game, one of them would have to go. "Probably Will," Nicole says, rolling her eyes.