Outside, Wil, Ashley, and Jenn sit around the hot tub talking about how Frank has a chance to make a big move, and if he doesn't, something's up. This meeting of the house's major minds then decides it needs to make a plan: approaching Frank and assuring him that they've got his back, whatever he decides to do. Wil and Ashley do just that, and Frank expresses his only concern to them, which is that he might swing and miss at "someone." But Wil runs the numbers and says he has their votes, and even if Ian defects and makes it a 4-4 vote, Frank will break the tie. All this cloak-and-dagger stuff kind of falls flat, however, when stupid Ashley is indiscreet enough to actually mention Dan's name. "I think I said too much," she says, after an awkward pause. Or did she?
Later that evening, Britney dispatches Ian to the HoH room to find out what just happened. Ian reminds us that he's also in the "Quack Pack" with Britney, Danielle, Shane, and Dan (yes, the other four are also in the Silent Six, unbeknownst to Ian. The Venn diagram of this season's alliances would look like a chainlink fence). Ian asks Frank if the plan is still in effect, and Frank cagily says that things could change, especially given certain people who have tried to get rid of him. Namely Dan. Ian does a double-facepalm and says it'll open a can of worms, but assures Frank that he'll vote the way Frank wants him to. Look who's finally learning how to play. Ian argues for keeping things calm this week. Don't overdo it, Ian, or the Quack Pack is going to spill its eggs.
Ian returns to the backyard to report back to Britney and Danielle that Frank may be gunning for Dan, despite Ian's best efforts to talk him out of it. Britney analyzes it in the DR thusly: "You cannot trust Frank. On one hand, he works with Mike Boogie, that's a big red flag. On the other hand, he wears his hair like that in public, therefore has no shame, therefore you can't believe anything that comes out of his mouth." I kind of hope that plague spares Britney. Back in the yard, Britney tells Danielle not to tell Dan about this, because he'll freak out and Ian's cover will be blown, as will be that of the whole Quack Pack. And we can't expose the Quack Pack. It's like the MI6 of the Big Brother house.
Next morning, Frank and Mike are the first ones up and out in the backyard. Frank tells Mike he still wants to go after Dan, but Mike maintains that it's still too early, plus there will be more opportunities in the future with fewer variables. He adds that they have lots of friends and no enemies, while Frank is still paranoid about Dan coming after him -- and, in turn, the more Mike argues in defense of Dan, what Mike's actual motivations may be. Mike insists that eight people will be after them if it goes wrong, with eight people coming after them. But on the other hand, it'll only be eight Big Brother players, not actual people.