Amy sits outside later and talks to Gerry and Eric. She says she feels bad, because Marcellas thinks she's being selfish, and she, in turn, doesn't understand why he won't consent to give up a vote so she isn't evicted unanimously. Unfortunately for Amy, Marcellas overhears this, stomps into the Big Bed Room with his robe billowing behind him, and tells Chiara and Danielle that Amy is outside claiming he doesn't want her to get a sympathy vote, which he says isn't true. To her credit, Danielle is up and out immediately to fetch Amy and bring her back into the room to "nip this in the butt [sic]." With Chiara and Marcellas observing, Danielle asks Amy whether she told people Marcellas didn't want her to have a vote. Amy claims she didn't, and I guess technically she didn't, but she certainly implied to Eric and Gerry that Marcellas was asking her not to try to get a vote, so I think her denial here is a bit hollow. Marcellas turns on her angrily, and tells her that if anybody in the house wants to vote for her, they can, so she should "stop playing martyr." And he's getting himself on a roll, and you can see it coming, but you can't do anything about it. Amy insists she's not playing martyr. (Oddly enough, the person playing martyr in this scene is clearly Marcellas, as you will soon see.) Marcellas hollers at Amy that he heard her outside saying he didn't want her to have a vote, and then he yells high-and-mightily that he has "bent over backwards to be [her] friend," even "to [his] own derision," which is not the word he wants (he wants "detriment"), but hey, what can I expect from these people at this point, once we've seen "orr" and "pitcher"? Marcellas outright blames Amy -- not just her specific behavior, but the very fact of his association with her -- for the fact that he's nominated, and he clearly wants it known that she should be apologizing to him for what an albatross she is, dammit. You know, when I first saw this argument, I actually sided with him. Watching it again, I think he's being unnecessarily nasty, not to mention incredibly self-righteous. Also, it doesn't slow him down when he starts to make her cry, and that's wrong. That should always slow you down, when it's your friend. He should at least have stopped standing over her and screaming. I think he really, really hurt her, and watching that scene again, it makes me kind of hate him.
And we're back to Julie, live. She goes to the houseguests in the living room, and she wants to know how everybody is doing. Specifically, of course, she wants to know whether Marcellas and Amy have made up. Happily, and I think somewhat overly easily, Marcellas says that they have. Amy happily refers to herself and Marcellas as "Suzanne and Anthony." Aww, just like the forums always say! Then Julie hands Josh a free shot at strutting his arrogant, self-satisfied stuff over the safe week he's enjoyed. Feh. She points out that apparently, his "fire insurance" line worked, and he says -- no foolin' -- "You don't mess with the Jew." The Anti-Defamation League prepares another award for Josh to recognize the leaps forward that are likely to result from his efforts to promote greater understanding among all people. Now Julie talks to Eric, which is apparently some kind of huge deal, because he feels that Julie neglects him. She asks him about the power of veto, and he says: "Let me tell you somethin' about Vito. Vito was not pullin' his weight here, he wasn't doing his share of the chores...Vito had to go." Heh. Okay, I thought that was funny. I'll award the point. It also cracks up the houseguests, especially Josh, who sprawls across the back of the couch and cackles like a loony. And then, in the very best Julie Chen moment of all time thus far (and, I am confident, of all time to come), she says, "Settle down, Beavis." JULIE! That was excellent, especially since I grade Julie on a curve. And again, this cracks up the houseguests. In other news, Julie cracks on Eric about talking in his sleep. The rest of this whole sequence is stultifyingly boring, but that was worth the entire hour.