As Josh's packing continues, he gets a visit from Roddy, who wants to know what's up with the voluntary exit. Josh tells him that the vote has already been settled, and he's not going to sit around and try to get people to vote against Roddy instead, so he's leaving. Roddy gets him to stop packing for a second and sit down. He tells Josh that if he walks out on his own, he'll always regret it. He asks Josh to stay and spend the week in the house, and the two of them won't talk about the game, won't talk about voting, won't work other people over, and will just sorta hang out. Josh has an almost freakishly happy reaction to this, and Roddy goes over and gives him a hug. That scene was...weird. ["I think a rather large chunk of it was cut, because the transition from bitter, packing Josh to weepy, maudlin Josh was very abrupt." -- Wing Chun] Normally, I don't really go in for the everything-is-secretly-homoerotic approach, but...yeah, Josh acts a bit smitten, I will agree. Josh unpacks.
Gerry farts in the kitchen. (It appears to be early morning, and there's nobody around, so...whatever.) Gerry coughs. Gerry belches. Gerry picks his ears. Chiara talks about how everything Gerry says is so boring that they call him "The Portable So-What." She, of course, speaks as a person who is far more able to make interesting conversation, as long as you want to discuss her favorite sexual positions. Marcellas talks in the diary room about how tiresome Gerry is, and again, I would point out that Marcellas is not exactly the most sparkling conversationalist in the history of mankind. He reports that the houseguests hand Gerry off like an unwanted child they have to babysit. Has anybody ever brought this up with Gerry? Hard to say. It's so much easier to just talk about people behind their backs, isn't it? Roddy compares Gerry to Forrest Gump, which is a pot-kettle setup if ever there was one. Lisa's beef is a bit more sensible, because she's not happy that he coughs over food without covering his mouth, and I have to go along with that one. Furthermore, I am also with Danielle's disgust when she says incredulously in the Big Bed Room that Gerry washes his underwear in the kitchen sink. This sends Marcellas, germophobe that he is, into a somewhat justified fit. Then they discuss the fact that they also think Gerry eats too fast or something, and now we're back on seventh-grade crap, because that's certainly not hurting anyone. How can people who smear peanut butter on themselves complain that someone else's chewing gives them the squicks? I mean, honestly. Chiara goes on about how he stores food in his teeth like squirrels do in their cheeks, and coming from someone else, I might be able to laugh, but coming from her? No. But I will totally agree with Lisa when she says it's nasty that, after he works out, he takes his sweaty shirt and throws it into the dryer with the clean laundry. Ew. This entire avalanche of gripes is the weirdest combination of a bum rap and valid complaints I've seen in quite some time. Speaking of which, now Marcellas starts bitching about what Gerry looks like without his shirt on, and shut up, Marcellas. Lisa was happy to see Gerry showering. Amen to that.