Hamsterwatch thinks they have it pinned down. The mentors play for it, and the winner gets to protect one person from nomination/veto replacement/possibly both. It's Immunity without being HoH. Malin won the first match and gave the shield to Ian. (No idea what the formal name is yet. Teacher's Pet would be nice.)
Ian is an early target. While JoJo and Ashley are vying for his affections/vote, Janelle wants the mental threat out of the cage and is spending a lot of time rallying people against him -- not impossible, as he apparently has a bit of an annoying little brother vibe. And how is she rallying the hamsters? By asking Britney to spread her nasty little jokes and focus them on Ian. And this is working. Talk about your deadly alliances... but this one has to break.
Joe has some comedy talent, but his cooking is still under review.
Janelle has a BFF relationship developing with Wil. Isn't it nice to have someone in the house who won't eventually turn against you? (That you know of...)
Britney openly feels (to Janelle) that Willie is a loyal sort. Britney had better be lying on camera, or she's officially gone backwards.
Ashley's back spasms have a menstrual cycle playing accompaniment. She's currently on Flexaril. It sounds like she's one of the Veto players (where the back problems are going to be a problem on nearly everything), and she & Danielle seem to be the only Have-nots.
Danielle has been sharing. A lot. Deep dark stuff about her family. Her Father The Drunk. Is she going for sympathy votes this early? Place your bets. Telling the truth? Next square over.
And Jenn is here to promote her band. Hey, she's getting paid for it!