Roddy hugs Kiki in the kitchen as she bitches some more about not "stooping" to Josh's level. Darling, there is nowhere to go from where you are but up. Elsewhere, Josh vows to hurt Chiara on the Thursday live show just like she set out to hurt him: "I'm going to make her feel as worthless as she really is." Again, fair enough. Again, totally freaking scary. And that's Stage Seven of Josh's Descent Into Madness.
Thursday. Previously, Josh shaved.
Julie recaps recent events. She's back to pirate-lingerie mode, in slim black pants and a blue shirt with little laces all up the front. Julie, I'm begging you. Eat a cracker. And couldn't you wear a shirt with just...you know, buttons?
Blue-and-white Kiki nominates Josh yet again, and then blue-and-white Lisa doesn't use the veto. The opening theme of this episode is Josh's love for the lizards. He goes into a fairly elaborate diary room explanation of how much he loves the lizards, and "how much personality they have." He talks about how he uses the lizards as confidantes, because they're more trustworthy than his housemates. Also, he has more in common with them, although he doesn't quite say that.
Speaking of trustworthiness, Josh now begins his not-so-subtle campaign to get Roddy booted instead of himself. He explains in the diary room that this vote should be easy, and he goes on to elaborate on this point to Gerry in the Aquarium Room. Roddy, he explains, is easily the most dangerous player, and they're not going to get that many chances to boot him. "It's been discussed," Gerry allows. Gerry advises Josh to "lay low," which is exactly the right advice, which is exactly how you know it isn't what Josh will do. "Anybody who would vote me out over Roddy clearly has no concept of how to play this game," Josh tells us. He's still a dickhead, but he's also right. At Gerry's suggestion (which is a bit in conflict with the "lay low" advice), Josh goes around trolling for votes. He tells Jason to think about who he would and would not want to be with in the final two. He asks Danielle for mercy, flat-out.
We interrupt the proceedings for a pathetically overblown lizard metaphor, in which Josh says, "The big guy's a lot more chill than the little guy...the little guy, right now, he's looking for an escape route." Did you catch the symbolism? It's sitting on your head, so if you're looking for it, just roll your eyes to the heavens, and you can't miss it.
Danielle says in the diary room that Roddy is too good a player to leave in the game, and then she asks Lisa "what's worse -- a wolf, or a wolf in sheep's clothing?" (I'm just relieved that the captioners wrote "sheep's" and not "sheeps," given their well-known aversion to properly placed apostrophes.) Danielle suggests to Lisa that if they can successfully boot Roddy now, booting Chiara next will be a walk in the park. Elsewhere, Gerry agrees to approach Marcellas on Josh's behalf, at least enough to see whether it's possible that his vote could be dislodged. Danielle fills Marcellas in that indeed, the possibility of evicting Roddy is being talked about at Josh's behest. And to whom is this information carried by Marcellas? To Roddy. Oh, Marcellas, you foolish boy.