It's another one of those increasingly sporadic food competitions. Natalie sends everyone to separate rooms to wait, and then they'll all have to go out to the yard one at a time to "play." Sharon goes out first, to find a barnyard theme, with "food" and "slop" tokens sitting on a podium. There are also six watermelons sitting on houseguest-specific posts with slots cut into them. The "game," such as it is, is kind of a combination between the prisoner's dilemma and the battle of wits from The Princess Bride. Everyone must put a "food" or "slop" token into their watermelon, but you don't necessarily get what you choose, depending on what the majority chooses. "How well do you know your houseguests?" is the hook. Sharon describes the rules to us twice, and it still doesn't make a lick of sense to me. Just know that she chooses slop. Adam doesn't seem to understand the instructions as well as she does, so he picks food. Sheila doesn't know what to do, and we don't see her choice. Joshuah also picks slop, partly because he knows that's what Sharon did. We don't see Ryan's vote, either, but he's figuring it'll go 3-3. James also chooses slop, figuring he'll get screwed somehow. Yes, the whole world is out to get James, who was evicted almost three weeks ago and is still here.
Time to reveal the votes, which is of course done by having the houseguests smash their watermelons. They suck at it; there's not a Gallagher among them. The slop choosers turn out to be James, Sharon, Joshuah, Ryan, and Sheila, so Adam and Natalie are the only ones on food. None of the slop people are looking forward to this week. I should mention that I'm not eating slop this week. I wish I could tell them what to do to avoid having to eat the stuff, if only I could think of what I'm doing differently from them.
James gets up in the middle of the night to play pool and chess and regrets with himself. "If I don't care about the money, why didn't I use the veto on Chelsia?" he muses. Asked and answered, dude.
Next day, Ryan and Adam run around in the pool to turn it into a whirlpool, and Adam tires himself out so much that he can't even get out. Fewer houseguests means more airtime spent on pointless activities!
At first it looks like Natalie's looking at the memory wall to choose her nominees, but she's really just communing with the black-and-white picture of Matt, staring at it and whispering to it and shit. Everyone out in the back yard peeks in and laughs at her, and Joshuah DRs that Matt should probably look into the witness protection program or a restraining order after the game is over. "It would not surprise me if I woke up and saw lipstick all over his picture," he says, to my total agreement.