Later, Janelle grabs Howie in the kitchen. She instructs him that they don't want Erika or Diane to win the veto. Howie is confused, but she tells him to trust her. Howie says in the DR that he was under the impression that they were after Will and Mike, and he's a bit lost over Janelle's apparent desire to let Will or Mike get the veto. She is starting to stretch herself very, very thin, you can tell.
That night at 12:30 AM, a siren-like noise goes off, and then a guy's voice says "WAKE UP, WAKE UP," and it's very annoying. Good job, America! Wakeup calls continue. Marcellas threatens to throw himself off the balcony when they all realize the calls will be fifteen minutes apart. My favorite wakeup call is the lady who says, "They're talking about you! They're in the kitchen talking about you!" It's so stupid, but/so it's very much in the spirit of the show, after all. Most of the houseguests seem to just stay up rather than trying to go to bed and sleep for fifteen minutes at a time. "Two grown people actually did that," Marcellas snots about one of the wakeup calls, because who would believe grown people would do something that was a waste of time, right? Certainly not Marcellas, who is very busy. Too busy, certainly, to...I don't know, Google himself in the middle of the night and tell everyone who has said mean things about him on the internet that they need to search their souls and consider why they throw so much hate into the universe.
Mike tells America he did not find our little prank very funny. He doesn't realize that it isn't a prank -- it's outright hostility. Sometimes, teasing is teasing, and sometimes, it's the hating of your guts. There's a trace of Michael Scott in this comment, you know? When whatever it was got left on the floor by Todd Packer? Do you watch The Office at all? Sigh. Erika says that she was worried that she wouldn't do well in the veto competition as a result of the lack of sleep, although everyone will be in the same boat, so, whatever. Speaking of the veto competition, a crazy robot voice comes on at 5:00 AM and announces that it's time for the competition. ["Creepiest. Voice. Ever." -- Mr. Kwan] Everyone bolts out of bed as best they can, because that is a seriously creepy robot voice. I'm not sure what the technology is, but it's very disquieting. (Don't email me, robot nerds! Well, okay, maybe email me. I like nerds.) Will promises us that a minute to get outside isn't as much time as you think when you've been up all night and a robot is yelling.