"I did not fight my way back in just to be evicted again," Brendon told his fiancé, who, in turn, made his nomination all about her.
"It's my fault for not winning the HoH," she whined. "I don't want to lose you."
Eventually the tears stopped long enough for the couple to put their noses to the grindstone to try and get Shelly evicted instead.
"I heard Shelly said that if she won HoH she was putting you on the block," Rachel told Porsche – one of the swing votes for the week.
Next, Brenchel tag-teamed Adam – the other swing vote – trying to convince him that keeping Brendon would be beneficial. "Now you made my head hurt and my stomach hurt," Adam said, leaving the conversation without any clear answer for the couple.
And the scramble continued when even their supposedly certain votes, Jeff and Jordan, seemed to be jumping ship.
"You can't be mad at us. We have to play the game too," Jeff told Brenchel of voting with the house. "If you get the votes then we will vote for you."
But in private, Jeff was more honest about his conflicted feelings about having to vote for one of two allies – Brendon, who would be a good competitor at his side or Shelly, someone he feels is trustworthy.
"I am always going to look back to this week and this moment [in my game]," he said in the diary room.
Elsewhere in the house, "Sketchy" Shelly decided she was safe and did not have to "come out swinging like Rocky."
And Shelly was right. When the votes came in Rachel was the only one to vote to keep her man in the house.
"I'm sorry you have to go again," she told Brendon as she hugged him goodbye.
But before he left, Brendon took the opportunity of his eviction to try and further his "career as a medical professional" by shouting out to UCLA' s medical program and profess his dedication to cancer research.
Big Brother's Brendon Villegas, Nobel prize winner?