In the diary room, Chiara says that her friendship with Roddy is "established," but a romance is not. So they'll have to get together on the outside and pursue that part more. Ugh. To quote a particularly heart-wrenching scene from Party of Five (shut up), "Baby, he's already said no."
Julie returns to the living room to chat up the nominees. She asks how being nominated has affected their relationship, and Roddy says that it wasn't personal, it was strategy (NOT!), so it hasn't affected their relationship. Asked if she agrees, Chiara hems and haws for quite a while before saying that they feel that they "wouldn't be up if it wasn't for another reason," and I don't even know what the heck she's talking about, as usual. Amy hating her? Was that even the question? She makes no sense. Asked about his repeat nomination, Roddy compares himself to Susan Lucci. It seems a little early for that, but whatever. We'll go with it. It's better than any of Paula Abdul's jokes. (Except for her leopard-skin pimp hat. Now THAT was comedy.) Roddy also refers to Chiara as his "good buddy." You can actually almost see her heart tearing in two at the "good buddy" remark. There's a ripping sound. There are shreds flying. They share their final thoughts, which are highlighted by the usual efforts to pretend to be a good sport, as well as Roddy calling Kiki a "knucklehead." Wow. He is so weird. Among other things, he's the unsexiest hottie of all time, in terms of the way he talks to women. Shut up, you cheeseball.