Veto competition. Gosh, I wish some part of this held some interest. What we have here is...well, it's like an oversized mini-golf hole that ends in the pool. And instead of hitting a golf ball with a club, you have to hit a big inflated ball with a big toy mallet. And it's technically croquet, in that you don't actually hit the ball you want to hit, you hit another ball into it. Each ball has the picture of a houseguest, and the point is to knock out the ball representing the person you don't want to get the veto. Last ball not knocked into the water gets the veto -- and you can't hit your own ball into the water. Ah, they're catching on to the veto-avoidance thing. Amy voices over that she really hopes Josh will win, because she just knows he will veto her out. Which he won't, as we know. There's a lot of pointless whacking (now there's an episode theme if ever there was one), and in the end, the power of veto goes to Eric. Who Roddy calls "E-Man," because...well, actually, I don't know why. Roddy diary-rooms that he hopes Eric won't use the veto, because having to put up a third person just adds to your list of enemies, and it's very unpleasant having to nominate another person anyway.
In the HoH room, Eric and Roddy chat, and Roddy comments that if he didn't successfully send Amy home, it would -- among other things -- hand more power to Josh. Blue-and-white Josh strolls across the yard in his doof-rag. Roddy and Eric discuss how stupid and annoying Josh is, and Roddy specifically contends that he "can't stop playing the game." Of course, I don't think Roddy ever stops playing the game either, but I think Roddy is talking more about Josh not being able to stop talking about playing the game. "I will have no qualms about axing him," Eric says simply. So I think that makes it official: the Goobers are no more. Adios, Goobers!
In a little chronological scramble, to the strains of the Soft Saxophones of Intoxicated Rambling, Roddy comes out to the hot tub after Amy and Marcellas's date, and finds a boozed-up Amy sitting on the edge. He hands her a cigar. She -- in that sad, drunk-girl way -- starts in about how she's really not a horrible person, and he insists he didn't ever think she was a horrible person. She then gives this very bizarre explanation of her inherent and persistent selfishness, which is that she was born premature and almost died, and her grandmother and her pediatrician therefore believed she was some kind of miracle baby, and she's basically gone through life expecting everyone to fall at her feet just because she's breathing on her own. Or something. It's exceedingly strange. Also...her pediatrician? Mmm, okay. "And then as I grew up, I was completely oblivious to the fact that I had no friends," she says. Oh, man. She next claims that she's "a hard person to get to know." I hate that line. That line is almost exclusively used by insensitive people when they don't want to come right out and say that they're going to act however the hell they want, and they'd really appreciate it if you wouldn't count it against them, because you simply can't understand the depths to which they go. She swears she was "the ugliest child ever," so of course, Roddy does what she's begging for and reassures her that she's pretty. Oh, make it stop. Finally, Amy just says that Roddy hurt her feelings by nominating her, which is just about the first thing she's said that makes a lick of sense. Roddy basically tells her he wishes he could take it back now that they've had this talk, but he can't. (I would point out that according to live-feed-watchers, Eric actually talked to Roddy about using the veto, and Roddy asked him not to, after this happened. This would suggest that Roddy may have overplayed his feelings of regret, but also that Roddy really didn't want to have to nominate a third person. So he might still have been sincere that if he could go back and start nominations over, he might not nominate her -- or he might be so full of it that you can smell him from Scotland.)