Marcellas comes to see Amy in the HoH room while she takes her braids out (thank God). She tells him that she's decided to act "on [her] own," and put up Jason instead of Roddy. She knows it's not what other people want, but it's her call. He promises to support her.
That night, Roddy invites Marcellas to sit for a while in the hot tub. Marcellas despairs over how difficult it is for him to have a conversation with Roddy while Roddy is all undressed and wet and stuff. In short, once they're in the tub, Roddy offers an extra-super-secret-double-dog alliance, and Marcellas accepts. Probably not so much because it's a great strategy as because Roddy calls him "Mr. Handsome Chicago Volunteer," which appears to make Marcellas ready to faint dead away. You know, Marcellas's defenses against this sort of thing really should be a lot higher. That's not exactly sparkling repartee. That's not even a bar-quality pickup line. Roddy promises to take the two of them through to the end. An enthralled and intoxicated Marcellas is in. He says he feels "exhilarated." And that's not even alliance-related.
Danielle goes to Amy and learns that Amy intends to put up Jason. Danielle presents Amy with the problem of what happens if Chiara is vetoed, presumably on a veto by Roddy. I'm not sure why the obvious answer isn't Gerry, but for whatever reason, it's not. Amy goes on to say that she's "offended" that Chiara is still in the house. Right. Because Chiara is bad and Amy is good, and have you bought your petticoats and corsets this season? They're saying 1862 is going to be the best fashion year ever! "I want to send her out," Amy snots, literally pouting her little lower lip. What Amy winds up doing is extracting a promise from Danielle that she won't vote for Roddy if Amy puts him up. Now, Amy, that was severely, seriously stupid. Why do you think Danielle wants Roddy up so very badly? If she's really ready to boot Kiki, why in hell would Danielle suggest that putting Kiki up against Jason leaves open the possibility of veto mischief, but putting Kiki up against Roddy is no sweat? The only reason Danielle would ever care this much about who goes up against Kiki is that she intends to boot him. Entering into this deal was very foolish on Amy's part.