In the HoH room, Lydia cries to Ronnie over what Russell did earlier, and proposes backdooring him. Ronnie sighs, like he can't even think about such a paradigm-busting option right now. But when Kevin joins the conversation, he pretends to start considering it.
In case you've been worried that you might just be assuming Jordan is dumb just because of the way she looks and acts, this scene should make you feel better: we learn that she can't tell time. Jeff tries to help her work through it, but ends up going down the rabbit hole with her. I mean, maybe she's not the only person in the English-speaking world who doesn't know that there are four quarters in an hour, but she's probably the only one who thinks the actual number is in the double digits. The scene ends with the sound of a literal muted trumpet, literally going, "wah, wah waaaah." Which is good, because if it hadn't I would have had to add it.
Casey and Chima head up to the HoH room for the viewing of The Ugly Truth that they "won." I have to say, the impressive selection of food and beverages laid out for them, including margaritas, would make up for a lot of bad movie for me. Just turn the sound down until my fifth 'grita and I can sit through anything short of the Star Wars Holiday Special, and even then I might stick it out if I don't have to watch with Ronnie. [I can only imagine that the Star Wars Holiday Special is hilarious when drunk. - Zach] They watch the movie, then carry as many snacks as they can hold out of there. Net positive, I guess.
Time to draw the names for the Power of Veto competition. Jeff and Laura are both motivated to win the Veto, as you might imagine. Ronnie draws Russell, who is smug about it. Laura draws Natalie, and Jeff draws Casey. Ronnie names Lydia as the host. Ronnie DRs that having Russell in the competition might make backdooring him problematic, and Russell in the DR is wise enough to realize that he'd better win to keep themselves safe. In related news, Russell has shaved his beard into a riverboat gambler mustache, in what I can only assume is a transparent effort to suck up to the "Offbeat" clique.
The houseguests head outside for the PoV competition. As host, Lydia explains the game. There are piles of different denominations of coins all over, and what everyone has to do for each round is grab bucketfuls of them in two minutes and pour them into a waiting CoinStar machine to get a pre-specified amount. In each round, the person who's the farthest off from that number gets eliminated, and the person who's closest gets to pick from three unmarked bags, one of which contains a $5,000 prize, one a slop pass, and the third nothing. If you pick a bag, you keep what's inside, but then you're out of the game. I sense Big Brother is not going to be unloading a lot of bags this time around.