When we return, Dan, April, Jerry, Keesha, Memphis, Renny, and Ollie are all sitting in chairs and ready to play "Diary Room Confessions," where they'll have to guess which of the first four evictees said each quote that Julie's about to read off. When she reads the first question, nobody wants to buzz in and risk elimination, so she has to read it again. Finally Renny buzzes in and gets it right, and she chooses to eliminate April. April looks so pissed that the studio audience gives a spooked little whoop as she goes to sit next to Michelle. Dan easily aces a question about Brian, and gets to eliminate Jerry. Ollie buzzes in before Julie even finishes reading the third question, gets it wrong, and drops out. He missed April that much? Memphis does the same, when if he'd listened to the whole quote, I think it would have been clear it was Jessie from its incoherence. That leaves Dan, Keesha, and Renny. On the fifth question, Dan remembers to throw the competition while he still has time, so it's between Keesha and Renny, the latter of whom answers the final question like she's on Jeopardy. Lady clearly watches too many other game shows. The other players congratulate Renny with varying degrees of sincerity.
The announcer tells us about this week's "America's Vote," in which we get to vote on an extra food item for the house this week. I'm trying to imagine a more transparent ploy to get people to rack up texting fees, but I'm coming up empty. Text me a few suggestions, won't you? Julie does her usual end-of-show pitches, and then we get to "eavesdrop," which this week appears to consist of watching Renny sit alone on her bed, while the others hang out in the kitchen and talk about the vagaries of air conditioning. Thrilling. As always.
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