Almost time for nominations. Everyone sits around, feeling tense. Marcellas goes through the nomination ritual, and America yawns. Finally, Marcellas goes and rounds everyone up and brings them into the dining room. "The moment is now," he announces. When they've all come to the table, he tells them that, for him, the game is about integrity, kindness, and honor. Oh, no, Marcellas, don't do that. You're nominating to win -- don't get noble on me, sweetheart. He just wants everyone to be "beautiful" in the way they play this inherently backstabbing game. Meh. Long story short, everybody lands a key from Marcellas except Josh and Tonya. Marcellas sums up the nominations by telling Josh that he can't stand him, and it's not a secret that he can't stand him, and so he wants him to get the hell out of the house. He tells Tonya that she's a "pawn," and that she's never been anything but kind to Marcellas, and he makes it perfectly clear that his goal is only the ousting of Josh, and that it's not personal toward her. He admits it's personal toward Josh. Heh. He also claims it has nothing to do with the alliance, which we know to be completely false. It's surprising how well he sells it -- Marcellas scares me a little bit. One other thing -- Josh sits there and waggles his head the entire time, because he's so angry and so indignant and feels so frustrated. I have seen that exact head-waggle before, although if you are not from the frozen tundra, it might not look familiar to you. It is exactly, and I am saying exactly, the waggle Jesse Ventura employs when he's angry and indignant and feels frustrated. I found that fascinating.
In the afterglow of the nominations, Danielle post-mortems that Josh knew he would be on the block, and it's his own fault for being much, much too aggressive in the game much, much too early. Her analysis is pretty much spot-on. Tonya is nervous about being a nominee, but I think she knows that Josh is the target, so she has to wait and see whether he's able to weasel out. Josh snots in the diary room that it doesn't matter anyway, because neither Marcellas nor Gerry (what does Gerry have to do with it?) will be "anywhere near" being a finalist. Well, I can only hope we can say the same for you, you miserable, petty little pipsqueak. He calls Gerry and Marcellas "two spineless bitches." And right there, you can see the fundamental ugliness and smallness of this brat. There is an anger in the kid that's really unnerving.