And now, we get a little Friars'-Club-Roast-style salute to Roddy, who would completely be my boyfriend if he weren't cozied up with Chiara. He and Marcellas talk, and he tells Marcellas that he did participate in the plan to get Marcellas out, but that he did it because Marcellas was totally miserable the first couple of days. He figured that made the first vote easy. In the diary room, Marcellas notes that Roddy is hot, smart, and likeable, which are great qualities for a friend, but not such great qualities for an opponent in a show like this. So Marcellas is looking at the possibility of getting Roddy out, because he's a threat. This is yet another reason why this show bugs me. Call me crazy, but if you're hot, smart, and likeable, I want to root for you, and not root for the other people I like to eliminate you. I would like it if the most appealing people were the last ones left -- that's a satisfying conclusion. I mean, Marcellas is right -- I think Roddy is a major threat to win. It's just that this whole dynamic leads to a collection of very irritating people being left at the end, which has been my impression of most of the history of Survivor. I mean, Richard, Susan, Kelly, and Rudy? Ugh.
Danielle tells Marcellas about the conversation with Josh in which he argued his innocence to her, and she implies that getting rid of Gerry might be the better way to go. He stands firm, telling her that the simple numbers dictate that they've got to boot a Goober, because if one of the non-Goobers goes, they'll be down six-four, and at that point, even if one of them wins HoH and puts up two Goobers, the voters will be four-three in the alliance's favor. He's right, of course -- when it comes to getting rid of a fairly sizeable alliance, you absolutely cannot wait even one week longer than necessary. Interestingly, as he lists the Goobers who are options to leave, he omits Roddy. I have to wonder whether he's holding out hope that Roddy will jump the Goober ship.