Now the men are off golfing again, and Helen tells us that she did exactly as she promised Ted she would -- she felt out Jan's willingness to vote against Clay. We see Helen tell Jan, "I've got you in the #3, and possibly you and I in the 1 and 2." Jan whines that she hasn't won a single immunity challenge, and Helen insists, "It doesn't have to be! It doesn't have to be!" Helen says that if Jan wants into the plan, she needs to tell Helen, and Jan responds that they've been through so much together and she'd like to be upfront about her decision. Helen reminds Jan that no matter what, they need to vote in a block; she also warns Jan not to say anything about the conversation to Clay and Brian because in doing so, she'll slit her own throat as well as Helen's. We haven't heard a good throat-slitting comment in a while! Jan says that Brian has played a very good game, and Helen agrees because she luuuuuurves Brian. But Jan's not done and adds, "Why do you think he keeps Clay so close?" concluding that it's the whole keep your friends close/keep your enemies closer cliché.
The other members of the tribe push a boat bearing Brian and Helen off on a water run. Brian inquires about the spa day with Ted, and Helen exclaims, "He was making an idiot out of himself!" She tells Brian that it would otherwise have been very peaceful, and then Brian spits into the water. Ick. In a voice-over, Brian tells us that Helen could be playing him, but he knows she won't because she respects him completely and he's taken her a long way. He adds, "She owes me, and she knows it." Helen pleads with Brian to keep her from being alone with Ted, because she doesn't want to hear more of his plotting, but also because she's worried that it will give the others the wrong impression about her. She already thinks Clay is skeptical of her allegiance. When Brian insists that she has nothing to worry about, Helen responds, "I mean, I'm locked!" In an interview, she explains that she's playing both sides of the fence, but thinks everyone left in the game is doing the same thing while hoping not to get caught. We see Helen telling Brian that she listened to Ted's argument, "'yeah, yeah, yeah'ed him to death," and agreed with everything he said. She concludes her interview by saying that both groups think she's on their side, and "quite frankly," she doesn't even know where she stands at this point.