Bunky and It'sOnica are in the hot tub, talking about who they think they can beat in the finals. It'sOnica says she's been thinking about that for a while. "If it's you and me, I don't mind losing to you," Bunky says. It'sOnica returns the sentiment. Bunky keeps gently making the case to get rid of Hardly, pointing out that he'd be harder to beat in the finals than Nicole would be. Now, that might be true, but as I said, it's my opinion that Hardly can't win this game anymore, because Chill Town, plus Bunky and Kent, all totally hate him. He simply doesn't have the votes.
HoH time, part the first. Big Brother gives each of the houseguests remote-controlled cars. There's much orchestrated squealing and rehearsed gleeful screaming. Everyone runs outside with their cars and drives them all around the back yard. Will muses to the camera that he really needs to win HoH this week. After a few hours of practice, everyone's remote-controlled car-driving skills are improving, especially Bunky's. "You got it, Bunky," Will says, adding, "I'm not even sure you're gay anymore." Bunky giggles.
Cars, cars, cars, cars, cars. After seemingly endless footage of Will crashing his car into anything (poles, other cars, Nicole), Big Brother gives the houseguests "study aids" for the second part of the competition. These "aids" consist of maps of the United States and what looks like a mini-atlas. They're all cramming, quizzing each other on state capitals, and staring at the maps while brushing their teeth. It reminds me of finals week, when I was in college. Except the last time I had to cram for a state capitals test was fifth grade.
Part one of the HoH competition. There's a large map of the United States set up in the back yard, with poles sticking out of the center of each state. Each of the houseguests perches in a lifeguard chair with his or her remote. Each of them is wearing a t-shirt with his or her first initial on it. They're very cute. Anyway, the contest consists of a series of questions relating to the states and their former roommates, such as "In which state does Autumn now reside?" or "Kent's hero is Ronald Reagan, who was governor of what state?" The houseguests need to race their car over the pole in the middle of the correct state, and call out the name of said state. Blah blah Texas, blah blah Maine, blah blah California, blah blah blah blah blah. After twenty minutes of my life I'll never get back, Hardly and Bunky win this stage of the competition.