After the floaters dived out of the endurance competition so quickly as to get smacked in the face by the closing credits and Dan continued his plan of throw, throw, throw the thing down, it came down to Shane and Ian. Jock vs. engineer. Moron vs. working brain. Person with no cause for vengeance because he's not capable of caring about other people vs. 'VENGEANCE!'
You know the theme. You know who won.
So Ian's HoH at the moment he arguably needed it most, and is he going to use his one and only power to try and get Dan out the door? Wrong. Ian isn't even allowed to discuss his intended nominations with the other hamsters: the Voice Of The House blasted him for being open with Joe, when every other HoH has been doing it all season. Because Grodner officially loves Frank the most and will settle for Shane, but Ian? Just isn't her type. So Ian must be punished for winning, for applying, for getting on the show, and especially because he's going to nominate Frank. And not against Dan. Against Jenn. With Joe on veto standby.
Why would he nominate Dan? Dan reformed the Quack Pack. Dan is totally forgiven. The fact that Britney's gone and it's Dan's fault? Doesn't matter. Because by the end of the week, her departure will be Ian's fault. Possibly by noon today. Dan's a hardcore politician and you get things done by convincing the populace that no matter what happened before, it was bad, totally not your responsibility, and you must throw out the current power so everything can be made still worse. Campaign ho! And besides, if he does nominate Dan, Grodner will throw him out of the cage for having dared to discuss nominations. There's just too many hamsters left anyway, right?
So all Ian accomplishes this week is to sleep in a halfway-decent bed for a change while having the others pretend to svck up -- which he cut short by tossing them out after his letter reading. (They slimed their way back up. They always do.) And now the rats plan a way for Dan to win veto, remove Frank, and get forgiven for that next week. Frank must remove Dan. This is the storyline, and all logic to the contrary does not exist.
In fact, no logic exists at all. It's easier to write that way.
It sure doesn't make it easier to watch.