So Hardly says some stuff about having gained a clearer understanding of people in the house over the past week and that he's lost and gained respect for people, and that he can only nominate people he feels no longer belong in the house for whatever reason. Yawn. Hardly brings a whole bunch of people into the HoH room to discuss strategy. He and Nicole talk about Bunky for a while, saying that his neediness makes Hardly "sick to his freaking stomach." Hardly thinks that Bunky is "weak." Don't worry, I'm going to get to that later. Suffice it to say, blow me, Hardly. "I got some surprises up my sleeve that will drop the country's jaw," Hardly tells Nicole. I hope the "surprise" is that Hardly is, say, a woman. "Don't make me drop your jaw, okay?" Nicole mock-jokes. Hardly smiles.
Bunky scampers into the HoH room to reassure Hardly that he's still a team player, and that he's willing to vote however Hardly would like him to vote. Hardly's like, I know you're a team player, Bunky. Now leave, so I can think mean, self-righteous thoughts about you and fix my eyeliner.
Hardly talks some more about how great he is. I wonder if I have any sandwich fixings, so I amble into the kitchen. No bread, no meat, no cheese. I spread some mustard on a tomato and eat that. When I get back to the living room, Hardly's still saying how kind and good and trustworthy and honest he is, and I just start eating mustard out of the jar.
Hardly starts blathering about UT. "[Krusta] perceives [UT] as being Monica, me, and [Krusta]," Hardly explains, before admitting that he doesn't have as strong an alliance with Monica as he does with Krusta, probably because he has no idea what Monica's talking about three quarters of the time.