Will and Bunky, the two nominees, are using different strategies to deal with their nominations, but share one thing in common: a healthy fear of the Nicole/Hardy tandem. Hardy yells at Bunky while exercising, but then offers to cook him breakfast, an offer that Bunky mocks when alone, calling Hardy a "closet case." Monica says that Nicole and Hardy are running the House, but that they're not her parents and don't have control of her. In the HoH room, Nicole tells Hardy that it's "our bedroom," meaning she has as much right to the HoH title as he does. Hardy disagrees, telling her "it's more my room"--but not everyone sees it that way. When Bunky makes his last-ditch appeal to stay in the House, he goes to Nicole first, indicating where he thinks the power really is. While setting up for the Monday meeting, Hardy tries to usher Monica into one of the red chairs, signifying that he thinks of her as a nominee. Bunky feels that this means Hardy believes Will is already evicted, since Will's chair is the one that was empty at the time. (Bunky makes his case )Monica also notes this curious exchange and is concerned that Hardy asked her three times to sit in the chair she didn't belong in. Will talks to Hardy and affirms that he intends to honor the deal they made to keep him in the House. Alone outside lying in the sun, Will refers to Hardy and Nicole as "suckers" for believing him and says, "Some village is missing an idiot if they think I won't stab them in the back."