Previously on The Mole: Bill dropped the greasy gnome and got an exemption. Heather thought Bill did it on purpose. In the gladiator game, Al got taken out very quickly. Anderson offered Elavia $50,000 to leave the game immediately, and she took it. The other contestants were shocked, mainly because many of them thought that Elavia was the Mole.
In a series of interviews, Dorothy says that now that Elavia is gone, she's never forming another coalition. Katie says that for the first time in her life, she's at a loss for words. Bill calls the producers "diabolical." Bribs says that his mind has been blown. Al thinks that backstabbing will increase, and that every exemption will be like gold. He warns his kids watching at home that their dad may have to "do some things that aren't too nice." Like make fun of Katie because of her jelly phobia? Was that shrewd game play on his part? Oh, he was just being mean? Got it.
Anderson reminds us to look for the hidden clue to the identity of the Mole. That was a weird spot -- normally, that voice-over is inserted right after the credits. The contestants are still in Italy. Anderson voice-overs that the remaining seven players head to lunch, where they will find a valuable clue about their next game. Bribs sits down and picks up a piece of paper from the table. The paper has a picture of a bunch of people holding newspapers up in front of their faces, and says, "What is missing in this picture? With love, The Mole." In an interview, Dorothy describes the clue and says that they wondered why it closed "with love." The contestants scribble notes in their journals. Bribs notes that the people's faces are missing. Anderson voice-overs that if the players discover the meaning of the clue, it could help them with their next game.
Later, the players stand in a courtyard. Anderson tells them that a loved one has come to visit each of them. If they do well in the next game, they will earn the right to visit with their loved one that night. They will also earn $5,000 for each visit. If they are not successful in the game, that player will not get to see his or her loved one, and no money will be earned. Anderson asks Katie to follow him to begin the game.
Anderson and Katie head up to the second floor of a building. Anderson explains that Katie will choose another player to be her eyes. Katie will describe her loved one, and the "eyes" player will have two minutes to try to pick out Katie's loved one by looking out the second-story window into the crowded town square below. If the "eyes" player is not successful, Katie does not get to spend the night with her loved one and no money is earned for the pot. Katie chooses Heather to be her eyes. Heather is brought up to the room. In an interview, Heather says that she's trusted Heather since day one. Heather gets the game explanation from Anderson. Katie's loved one is her father, Ron. Katie has thirty seconds to describe her father. She says that he's sixty, balding, wears his hat crooked, is "pregnant belly fat," big smile, talks with his hands, and Katie looks like him. Heather looks out the window into the crowded square. Heather complains that she can't see well without her glasses. In an interview, Katie says that she knew Heather wore glasses, but she thought they were for reading. Katie didn't take Heather's vision into account when she chose her; it was all about trust. Heather voice-overs that things are much sharper with her glasses. Heather points out a few candidates for Katie's dad. Anderson says that time is up and asks Heather to turn away. Heather is crying and surprise! So is Katie. Heather points out her choice to Anderson. Katie and Anderson walk to the corner of the building outside to wait for Heather's choice to approach them. In an interview, Katie says that she hopes her father will walk around the corner. Heather's choice walks around the corner and Katie says that it's not her father. She starts crying, of course. In an interview, Katie says that she felt upset, and worried that she might have a coalition with The Mole. Anderson voice-overs that Katie doesn't get to see her dad, and no money is earned. The camera closes in on the guy who is actually Katie's father, who is wearing a straw hat. Maybe Katie should have specified what kind of hat her dad wears.