Finally, Julie tells Jordan and Natalie that there are only six jurors, so the seventh juror is America, and voting has going on for days. They don't react. Fuck! This show never lets me have any fun! I'm dropping a letter grade just for that. Julie herself inserts America's key and... throws us to ads, teasing us with appearances by the non-jurors, now that there's nothing anyone can do about the votes they've already cast.
Oh, and another sign of how they're filling two hours? Normally I do this in near-real time, pausing a few times during the show and catching up by zapping the ads. But tonight, when the ads come, I'm already caught up. Which does make for easier recapping. I think I'll raise the episode a letter grade for that.
There's a long montage reminding us who early evictees Braden, Laura, Casey, and Ronnie are, and they're revealed to the audience in the studio. Ronnie is of course wearing a t-shirt with the square root symbol over the words "all evil." Julie starts off with him, asking what surprised him the most watching at home. Before answering, Ronnie congratulates Natalie, and says that all the lies he was accused of paled in comparison to Natalie's. Ronnie tells Jordan, "Natalie has lied to you more than anybody ever could." He tells her that Natalie's 18, and Jordan's like, "Shut up!" Kevin's blown away, while Natalie just laughs at how awesome she is. Ronnie's pretty pissed at Natalie for any number of things, but Julie says they should move on, adding that Natalie's probably lucky that Ronnie isn't a juror. We'll see how much good that does her. Julie asks Casey what the biggest mistake in the game was, and Casey tells Jeff he shouldn't have believed Kevin and Natalie's lie about Russell coming after him. Kevin looks busted, while Natalie is again pretty shameless. Julie plays them all a whole series of clips of Kevin and Natalie (and to a lesser extent Lydia) plotting to deceive Jeff, complete with Kevin calling Jeff an idiot for buying it. After that little package is over, Julie asks for Jeff's reaction, and Jeff makes the point that I made at the time, which is that it was true anyway, per Michele. Well, that was kind of a bust. Julie asks Braden what his biggest surprise was, and Braden says it was Jessie's way with the ladies. Thanks for your insight, Braden. And that's it from the early evictees. Sorry, Laura, looks like you got screwed over again.