Julie has the HoH interview with James and Chelsia, asking him why he went back on his word about not nominating Matt and Natalie. James explains that he only said that before he won HoH, which is not the impression I got at all. I could be wrong, of course, but if I am, it's the show's fault. Not that Julie questions James's claim in any way. Instead, she gives Chelsia a chance to air her doubts about James's plan, but Chelsia is standing by her man here. Or, more accurately, her arbitrarily-assigned partner in a game show. Julie asks James how he's adapting to being stuck in a house with people instead of on the road by himself. James says that he hates most of the people there, because of their materialism. They're only in it for the money, man. Julie actually impresses me (it doesn't take much, where Julie is concerned) by asking James why he wants the money, and he says that he wants it to inspire people to bike around the world and work for peace. Well, that should work. After all, when Eddie won Season 1, the very first thing I did was go out and have my leg amputated.
Diary Room Vote Discussion #3: Ryan and Allison: Ryan thinks Amanda and Alex have it in for them, but Allison says that Matt and Natalie have never done anything for them, so she can't respect them. Well, why should she? I know I judge my fellow human beings primarily by what they've done for Allison.
Julie gives the nominated couples a chance to make their cases to stay. Amanda apologizes to everyone and asks for another chance for her, and especially for Alex. Who uses his turn to tout his own truthiness. When Natalie and Matt stand, Natalie says that she doesn't want to go back to "the Beaver State," which is about the fifth time I've heard her make that "joke" about her Oregon home just on the air. God knows how many times she's trotted it out beyond that. Matt does the best thing he could do, admitting that everyone has to make a "wicked hahd decision" And who would want to kick out a guy who says things like "wicked hahd," after all?