Julie reminds her that Jeremy left last week, and asks what's next for them. All she says is she's going to Vegas and Jeremy can do what he wants. Sounds like she's over him already. In the farewell messages, Helen regretfully tells Kaitlin that Aaryn made them an offer they couldn't refuse, and that Kaitlin would have been "tough to beat at the end." Candice blames Kaitlin's exit on her falling for Jeremy, which is one of the less perceptive comments she's made. Judd says she's hot as hell and wishes they'd worked together sooner so he could have fought to keep her there, which is kind of amazing given his major role in her exit. But then maybe even he doesn't realize what a big part he played. Aaryn calls her the strongest competitor and a great friend. Julie asks Kaitlin's final thoughts, and she says she's looking forward to seeing everyone at finals. "This game turns some people into bad eggs," she says. As for the rest of them, they pretty much already are.
Julie turns to the audience to say that America gets to be the secret MVP again this week, causing Kaitlin to go, "Ooh!" from off-camera, having just learned this. Then about ten minutes of air time are burned off telling us how to vote for one of the remaining twelve players as the third nominee. Yes, there are still twelve people in the house. It's shaping up to be a looong summer.
For the live HoH competition, the back yard has been set up to look like a big casino. Players (not counting outgoing HoH Judd) will take turns rolling croquet balls down a bumpered ramp into a giant, slowly spinning roulette wheel, with the goal of getting their ball to land in the slot with the highest number. Andy takes a while preparing to roll, as if this isn't totally random, and gets a 23. McCrae rolls a 28 and takes Andy's place in the winner's circle. GinaMarie gets 3 and Candice gets a 27, so McCrae holds onto the lead. But then Spencer gets 34, so he steals the lead from McCrae. Aaryn also takes a while setting up her shot, but it turns out to be worth it, because her ball lands in the 36 slot, the highest number. Howard rolls a 17, Jessie a 2, Helen 28, Amanda 1 and Elissa 0. So Aaryn's HoH. See, this is why you don't keep horrible people in the house for being horrible, everyone. They win the next HoH every time.
For some reason, Julie has Jeff Schroeder in the studio. The audience cheers for him like he's not a homophobic prick, which to be fair they might not all know about. Julie asks him what he thinks the chances are that Aaryn will go back on the deal she made to stay in the house, like his opinion means anything. Jeff is doubtful, so Julie asks whether Aaryn should keep her word. Jeff ruefully says that he always did and look where it got him. Well, he keeps coming back, doesn't he? She asks him his thoughts on the BBMVP twist, which turn out to not be remotely coherent, and what he thinks about the effect it must be having on the players. Jeff says that people go crazy in the house, which we saw this week with the rampant theory that Elissa nominated herself. As for his relationship with Jordan, Jeff pretty much dodges the question by talking about their travel itineraries, but Julie wants to know if they're engaged yet. Jeff tries to run out the clock before saying, "Almost." He picks McCrae to win the season, and that's it for Jeff. Julie plugs the upcoming week as always and then we're back in the house in the aftermath of Aaryn's HoH win, not that we can hear anything they're saying. But I think it's said best by one of the Tweets on the bottom of the screen that I usually ignore: "We have to look at that clown again…. NOOOO" Right there with you, @IGOBYPUTT.