OK, he's gone when we get back from the ads. I guess she was just showing off her power. Anyway, it's time for the HoH competition. It's got a thoroughly irrelevant "medieval" theme that I'm not even going to bother trying to understand, let alone explain. The way the game will work is that houseguests will have to go up against each other one-on-one to try and answer questions about things said by evicted houseguests in the DR room. But she assures them that the quotes will be totally innocuous and not give away any house secrets. Well, sure, we'd hate for anything interesting to happen here.
Joshuah and Chelsia go up against each other first as the result of a random drawing. Joshuah buzzes in on the first question, but gets it wrong, so Chelsia gets to pick the next pair to compete: Natalie and Sheila. The quote is an obvious reference to Allison and Sheila's faux-lesbian strategy of what seems like months ago, but Sheila just stands there like a moron and it's Natalie who gets it right. She is completely failing to have any kind of satisfactory breakdown here. Natalie picks Chelsia to go against Sharon. Sharon loses, and Chelsia pits Adam against Natalie. Adam buzzes in a half-second before Natalie, so she's out. The only remaining pair, Ryan and Chelsia, step up, and Chelsia wins the third round in a row. But in the final round Adam beats her, simply by buzzing in before the question is even finishes and making what looks like a wild guess. So Adam is HoH. So much for his low-profile strategy. We'll see how the hooded warrior fares when all eyes are on him.
When everyone's back in the living room, Julie asks Adam how he's feeling. Aside from not looking forward to making nominations, Adam is excited about getting pictures and a letter from home. I wonder if that letter will inform him that he's been fired from his day job. See if that makes him step up his game.