Potes was so devastated by the loss of Nicole last week that she had to take this week off, so I'm here instead. Hello! And we open with some drama, as Michael feels personally betrayed by the fact that Filipe, Sione and Helen dared to vote for Ron tonight. I'm sure Nicole felt personally betrayed, too, Michael. Stop thinking you're special. Meanwhile, Kristin says it's a whole new game for the bajillionth time this season. Everyone heads back to the kitchen, where Ron passive-aggressively thanks everyone who didn't vote for him and then aggressively hopes everyone who did vote for him "get[s] struck down and die[s]." Helen is awesome, so she just laughs. Filipe and Sione suck, so they make sulky sad faces. Helen just says Ron knows why they wanted to "vote [his] ass out." She says this to Ron's face, while Sione talks about it behind Ron's back in an interview. To Ron's face, he says he decided to start playing this game for himself and thinks everyone else should, too. Ron interviews some more about "the protection of the pack," which, what pack is that, exactly? Him, Michael, and Kristin? That's hardly a majority. Ron is most angry at Filipe for "lying" to him when he said Ron would be fine, only to vote him out. Filipe tries to claim that he didn't mean to lie to Ron, which is just as true as Ron saying "no hard feelings." Filipe claims in an interview that he didn't say much to Ron because if he had, he would have lost his cool and things might have gotten violent. Or he would have screamed and run off crying like when he was mad at Jillian. Whatever.
Michael and Ron return to their room, where Michael still can't believe that other people dared to vote his father out. Michael and Ron decide that the attempt to vote Ron out was a total failure, since he didn't actually leave the game. Back in the kitchen, no one is fooled by Ron, not even Kristin. She interviews that Ron is "one of the most competitive, cutthroat, manipulative players in this game" while we see a slow-motion shot of Ron looking especially competitive, cutthroat and manipulative. Meanwhile, Tara is absolutely thrilled to see that Filipe and Sione have bigger targets on their back than she does, for once. Michael tells Ron he's going to do everything possible to make sure both Sione and Filipe go home this week, which will be impressive, considering that only one person goes home -- unless it's yet another week with a stupid twist. Ron tells Michael to calm down and play smart. Smart like openly hoping for your opponents to die. Ron interviews that he believes in karma, and it's coming back to kick Filipe and Sione in the ass. But not him, somehow. With that, we get a low-angle shot of Ron as Godfather-y music plays. There's a montage of him looking especially powerful around the house, which is pretty funny. Especially the shot of him sitting in an armchair in a bathrobe with his hands folded over his chest. Ron says that if Filipe and Sione won't "follow the rules," then they can go home. What rules? The Ron Rules? Is he serious? Apparently so, as he now thinks that God himself will judge Sione and Filipe for their treachery and pack-protection-leaving.