Gerry's stock seems to have fallen all around, as a matter of fact. Josh complains about the damage Gerry did to the Goobers by revealing their evil plans to the rest of the houseguests. Eric adds that Gerry has been angling to show common ground with just about everyone in the house, and that it's becoming a bit much. He says that Gerry has, in just the last few days, discussed how much he relates to gay men, African-Americans, Jews, and virgins. Okay, when Eric said "virgins," it made me giggle a little, just because it was so unexpected, and because Eric -- probably accidentally -- puts a perfectly timed little "uh" in front of it. Apparently, Gerry was a virgin when he got married. As Marcellas and Amy play at basketball, he notices that Gerry is approaching "to try to be nice," and warns Amy. "Oh, God...again?" Amy whines. Hee. She comments that Gerry gets on her nerves, and tells us that she's sure he'll be booted if he's nominated, because he has "no support." More chatting among the bored knuckleheads to the effect that Gerry is persona non grata because he put his hands! In the salad! No, not really. It turns out that, actually, the issue is that the Goobers are all about honor, and Gerry, by changing the nominations and revealing their evil scheming to the non-Goobers, has failed to live up to their Camelot-like ideals. Eric comments that Gerry is "on life support," as night-vision-cam shows us Gerry, strapping on his breathing machine.
Gerry's breathing machine, you say? I'm so glad you asked. When we return from commercials, Gerry explains that he has sleep apnea, and he snores badly if he doesn't wear this thing that fits over his face and shoves air up his nose. (Wow, it's like sleeping in the same room with your twelve-year-old brother, forever.) It looks a bit like the mask you put on at the dentist's office if you get the happy gas. Everybody comments that the machine makes a little bit of noise, but honestly, it doesn't sound like anything too overwhelming in a house where we know there are camera and sound people wandering around at all hours. Unfortunately, it appears that for all of its aesthetic benefits in making Gerry look radiator-hot, the machine is not perfectly effective, in that they show night-vision Gerry, fully geared up and snoring away anyway. I hope Gerry didn't buy that thing from an infomercial. I don't trust infomercials ever since I noticed that you can buy both juicers and food dehydrators. One of those has to be a huge scam.