Jeff does ask Russell about the rumor he had heard that Russell was going to target him and Jordan next week. Russell says that "they" (Kevin, Lydia and Natalie) are grasping at straws and he has no reason to go after Jeff because he has no alliance with the 'other side.'
Jeff then grills Russell about his voting to evict Natalie instead of Jesse last week. Russell sticks to the argument that he was just keeping his word.
After this convo ends Jeff wishes they had confronted Russ with the fact that Michele has actually been a source of some of the rumors - they decide to go for it.
Jordan confronts Russel about the fact Michele has told him he said he was going after Jeff - Michele comes out and gets all wishy washy when Russel confronts her - Jeff brings out Natalie and Kevin who re-affirm Micheles story (even though they are lying). Natalie goes as far to pretend she is mad at Russel for telling Jeff (which makes Jeff believe it even more. Natalie and Kevin go inside and dance for joy thinking their lie is working - Natalie is amazed Michele, claiming not to remember everything clearly, confirmed their lie.
Just when it all looks like it is falling apart. Jeff manages to salvage the alliance. Pointing out Michele's vagueness and Russel's explanations. They agree Russel said he would go after Jeff IN the final four and somehow it was twisted to next week. They hug and swear they are in a final four alliance. Lydia is their target.
So draining to watch I tell ya!