Gong! Brian cockily reclines and asks, "Jan, you know where the vote's goin', correct?" Jan pauses, points out herself, and responds, "Me?" Brian reveals that it's actually Helen, and Jan is surprised because this is the first she's heard of it. Brian explains that it's strictly strategy, and that she should think about it. She shakes her head back and forth and assumes a "thinking" position as Brian panders, "It's not your turn." In an interview, he tells us that Jan is his "ace in the hole," and that he'll use her at the night's Tribal Council if everything goes as planned.
Brian and Jan have relocated to a blanket, and he's still working on getting her vote. He prattles on about how she can't get emotional over making decisions in this game. He understands if she's uncomfortable allying against Helen, but he'd still like her to think about it. He says he also mentioned the new voting order to Clay, who is suddenly standing above them. Clay adds that the move will help her "pocketbook," and Brian says, "And it's you or her." Really, it's not Jan or Helen, but for some reason, Jan and Helen are both too stupid and Brian-whipped to consider voting against his plans. Jan doesn't want Helen to be surprised at the Council, and asks that Clay and Brian discuss their plans with her. Brian insists that he's not playing games and says, "I'm gonna take her out in about an hour and talk to her." He tells Jan that she's going to be Number Three, and that's "quite a feat." He announces that the time has come to make a decision: "It's Helen's time." Jan requests a chance to "ponder what's goin' on," and Clay tries to force her decision: "We got a deal, Jan?" Jan won't be bullied -- not just yet, anyway -- and reiterates that she wants to take a nap and rest on it. But clearly she just wants the nap. As the men leave, Jan giggles that her "one cell is bein' very overworked." She then covers her eyes and moans that she's going to kill herself. She tells us in an interview that she was approached with a new game plan, and she's toying with the idea. She says that Helen, who cooks and sings at night to calm the others down, is a friend. Jan's in a quandary, and that makes her anxious.
Brian and Clay discuss Jan's wavering, and Clay says that if she changes her mind, they'll vote her out instead of Helen. Brian thinks she'll be okay if she relaxes. Brian sits down, eases himself backwards, crosses his legs, and grins. He smugly says that the only issue is what to tell Helen, and Clay responds that she'll get the message when her name pops up three times at Tribal Council. Hee.