Blue-and-white Roddy wins HoH. He says that he was really happy to win, and it's a "freebie" for him this week. This is actually his first strategic misstep, in my opinion. I think Will was on to something in ducking HoH all last season. Any time you're HoH, you inevitably wind up with at least one person in the house when it's all over whom you nominated but didn't successfully evict. In fact, the way it is now, with the veto, you potentially have two such people. I'm not sure about putting yourself in the position of nominating three people of the nine that remain other than yourself.
Danielle diary-rooms that Roddy is a "huge threat." Said huge threat wanders into the HoH room to check out the goods. I'm distracted by what he's wearing, because it's sort of an unusual choice. He's got a black long-sleeved shirt on and these tan low-slung flares...I can't decide if I like it or hate it. It looks like the way your uncle who you secretly thought was kinda hot would have dressed in about 1972. As Roddy and Eric check out the room, Eric tells us that having Roddy as HoH is swell for him, because Roddy is his "#1 ally in this game." Hey, look! They've given Roddy a Beethoven CD in the HoH room, among other things. Tragically, it's not the Fifth, because if he had been able to do that idiot nomination ritual while blaring "DUM-DUM-DUM-DUUUUUM!" from his headphones, that would have brought the whole thing to new levels of synthetic drama. "I'm here this week," Roddy diary-rooms. "I have a pretty good idea who I want out, who I'm not afraid to offend, and who I need to solidify support from." Now, like him or hate him, that is how a strategist talks. He and Chiara sit on the hammock discussing how he feels "like a king," and then she tells us that she, too, was thrilled that it was Roddy who won. Counting Josh, who reacted with obvious excitement, that makes three people who think the idea of Roddy as HoH is the most bestest thing ever! Yay, Roddy is HoH! And he's going to make recess longer and make the teachers give less homework!