Howie exits the house and comes over to Julie. Inside the house, Janelle stands off by herself. We return to the conversation with Julie, who wants to know about the flipping out. Howie tells her that he doesn't mind losing at a sport like "badminton" (...badminton?), but he thinks that even in a game, you shouldn't lie, or he takes it personally. Fortunately, there's no lying in badminton. I'm thinking this is maybe not the game for him any more than it was the game for Kaysar, if that's the case. Howie looks sweaty and nervous. Julie asks about George, and about the fact that he put Howie up. Howie says that he likes George, but that George felt "threatened" by Mike. That seems like overkill to me. I think George was certainly pressured, but I don't see how it's any different from any other time that people try to coerce the outcome they want by saying bad things will happen if something else is done. I mean, Mike only "threatened" to vote George out, and that doesn't really qualify as a "threat" in my book. Unlike, for instance, what Howie just did with Mike.
When we come back, it's time for the HoH competition. In the backyard, we have more "gnomes," only these are actually little people in costume. Now I'm not going to make calls about what's appropriate and what's not, and I don't mean to be a killjoy, but it seems to me that this is not the most respectful way I've ever seen little people treated. I'm not sure that, for instance, the whole Munchkinland thing is considered a high point in cultural sensitivity. Like I said, I'm not in charge of "okay" and "not okay," but this somehow...well. Whatever. At any rate, the houseguests all have to put their heads through a hole in a board, and then answer true/false questions. If you think it's true, you put your head through one hole. If you think it's false, you put your head through the other hole. If you're wrong, a gnome will hit you in the face with a pie. That does not add to the dignity factor. On the other hand, one of the gnomes is African-American, so maybe they're trying to be ethnically diverse and sensitive, like on Survivor.
First question: PoV has been used four times. That's false. Danielle, Erika, and James go out. The gnomes all high-five. Total frames of memorabilia in the house equals nine. That's also false. Will goes out. So, we are down to Mike and Janelle. Third question: The third key on move-in day was for Diane. That would be false. Mike gets it right, and Janelle goes out. So now, we have Mike as HoH, and he is immediately mobbed by an extremely relieved Danielle and Erika. Will dabs pie off of Janelle's face. Julie tells us to return on Tuesday, and we are out. Danielle is having herself a fine time dancing with the gnomes, that's for sure.