Back at the house, Nicole catches up with the others and notes how happy they look. Tara thinks it's going to be a weird week, since there's someone new in the house who they never really got to know and who quite possibly is going to beat their asses. Tara seems a bit skeptical, and thinks that how Nicole behaves this week will reveal a lot. Helen takes Nicole on a tour of the house, and when she leaves Laura jokes that Helen's sizing up the competition. The others agree that this is a textbook instance of "funny 'cause it's true." Once upstairs, Helen talks to Nicole about gameplay and focus. Nicole admits that she's scared, because she's not just coming back to the ranch but into the game, and these bitches are all kind of intense.
It is 11:04 p.m. Nicole works out alone in the gym. She says that the day was overwhelming because everyone was talking to her. She has no idea what's going on, but does have a sense that whatever's going on is crazy, and she needs to watch her back.
The next day Nicole is up and jogging at 7:30 a.m. Woman is a machine. And lo, who does she meet? Tara! Nicole wants to enjoy the beautiful scenery on the ranch, but Tara immediately starts talking about the game and percentages and the like. Nicole can't even take it, and is not appreciative of Tara's manic energy. She says that Tara was all over the place, and those are the people you can't trust. Nicole is not into the tweaked-out vibe of all the head cases on campus. She should have stayed home where you can enjoy a nice cup of tea and watch an episode or two of Saved by the Bell after your morning jog.