There are only four minutes left by the time the first drops of gravy hit the "meat and fish" beaker, but it fills quickly. "Desserts" come next, because why should their culinary age exceed their emotional age? Natalie's having trouble on her side, prompting Sheila to become frustrated and start ladling gravy downhill before she's ready. Ryan comes over to hijack James's stream, redirecting it from "bread and pastas" to "outdoor toys," much to James's annoyance. "Dairy & eggs" fills up next. "Bread & pasta" gets filled up (so chill, James), and Ryan decides to go for the barbecue grill. They run out of time and have to stop, but since gravy's still dripping down, Big Brother gives it to them. The only items they failed to get were "fruits & veggies," "soda & beer," or a "gourmet feast." The spud-covered morons all hug each other happily.
With nominations day here, James decides to approach Adam to point out to him that he hasn't done anything to him, personally, specifically. But then he drops the subject in mid-sentence when Ryan enters. Awkward, transparent silence reigns until Ryan leaves the room without having give any indication that he heard anything. But Ryan goes to report to Natalie, and vows to straighten out Adam toot de suite.
Up in the HoH room, that's what Ryan does, as Adam tells him he's thinking of nominating Sheila and Sharon. Ryan calls Natalie up, and the two of them gang up on Adam while he lies on his bed and grins gormlessly up at them.
After they're done with him, James goes back to Adam and asks, "Why'd you vote me back into the game if you didn't want to work with me?" And Natalie for that matter. Having heard her name, Natalie decides to go break it up. When she storms in, James truthfully tells her that he only said that she was one of the ones who voted him back in. The three of them talk all over each other, and James, seeing he's going to get nowhere with Adam as long as Natalie's there, is getting more and more upset until he finally breaks down about being isolated. Natalie relents, give him a hug and kiss, and leaves the boys to have their little cry together. Tearing up himself, Adam says he doesn't have a choice. James says he understands, but it hurts. And Adam makes him an offer: will James refrain from using the PoV if Adam doesn't put him up? James agrees, and they have a deal: James isn't getting nominated.