The houseguests wake up the next morning to find a message on the plasma screen that says, "EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED." Everyone is uneasy -- what does this mean? Rather hilariously, Kiki says she wondered whether someone had it in for her, which I suppose means that she feared that someone had broken into the Big Brother control rooms and put this message on the screen, and was now hiding behind one of the fake walls, just waiting for an opportunity to jump out and poke her with a fork or something. It's really not likely, dear. ["It's a beautiful notion, though." -- Wing Chun]
More peanut butter anguish. Apparently, Chiara's approach has been to distract herself from food all week by doing chores around the house, which means she's spending a whole lot of time cleaning. She washes up in the kitchen, she does the laundry, she sorts the towels, she cleans the bathroom...ah, Chiara, the messenger of cleanliness. Irony: You're Soaking In It.
Time for the food competition. It's one of those pull-things-out-of-a-stack games, sort of like Jenga, only with what look like giant paper towel tubes. Not only is this game not interesting in and of itself, but there is very little personal conflict. Josh bitches some, and Marcellas bitches some, but there's very little to it. They get a reasonable but not marvelous haul of food. I do think there's entirely too much excitement about the halibut. Have these people ever eaten halibut? From their reactions, I secretly suspect that they think it's a kind of steak.
Everyone is herded into the living room, where it is time to find out about this business with expecting the unexpected. The houseguests are surprised to see clips of Lori, Amy, and Tonya living it up in Mexico. They seem genuinely happy to see the evictees having a good time, and there is a particular burst of happy giggles at the sight of Amy sipping her margarita. The annoying Big Brother voice goes on to explain that the three Mexican revelers -- in addition to Eric -- have been sequestered and haven't seen the show. And now, one of them is coming back. There is an interesting mix of excitement and dismay -- Josh and Roddy are dismayed, Jason is excited...it's hard to gauge some of the reactions. "Scandalous!" Danielle yells. I am officially done with Danielle and "scandalous," as much as I love her these days. As the houseguests consider the implications of this development, they're all sort of tickled at the thought of someone they like potentially returning, but they also realize that their various strategies have taken a serious hit. Marcellas talks about how happy he was to see Amy's face, and Lisa tells us that she would be thrilled to see Eric -- but she's not sure that would be the best thing strategically. Hmm.