Time for the nominees to make their final pleas. Lydia and her terrifying eye makeup make a short, meaningless speech. Ronnie stands up and gins up an emotional speech of gratitude to all involved, with his weak fake tears and everything. He adds that his wife tells him to see the good in everyone, and that all of his fellow houseguests have so much good in them. "Except for you, Michele." Yikes! Is Ronnie really that unaccustomed to being told no? "You're the worst human being I've ever had the misfortune of meeting, and I feel sorry for you." Is that part of his sympathy-vote strategy? I don't see that swaying even Jordan.
Time for the votes. Kevin votes to evict Ronnie. Natalie votes against Lydia, as does Chima. After an ad break, Jessie casts the third vote to evict Lydia. Julie doesn't act like Michele's vote will be a big surprise, and Michele proves Ronnie wrong by simply saying, "I vote to evict Ronnie." Jeff votes the same way, so it's tied when Jordan sits down. Is she dumb enough to give Ronnie his "sympathy vote?" No, there are limits to even her dumbness. She votes out Ronnie, so he's done.
Julie gets on the viewscreen and tells everyone that Ronnie's been voted out 4-3. He hugs everyone but Michele, stopping at the door to say it's just a game and play it hard. Except when Michele pipes up to tell him she never had any ill will against him, he snaps, "Aaand be quiet! Scene!" What a dick.
It's pretty quiet and somber in the house as they wait for Ronnie's picture to go gray. "WTF?" Kevin asks quietly. It's like he's expecting him to walk back in at any moment, James-style. Welcome to Kevin's nightmare.
But it is not to be. Julie starts Ronnie's exit Chenterview by asking why he went off on Michele. Ronnie bitches about Michele's lack of loyalty to anyone in the house, and how she flipped on him. When Julie points out that his record isn't exactly untarnished either, Ronnie claims he's different from Michele, because he does have ultimate loyalty. Julie doesn't let him off the hook, pointing out that he tried to intimidate her. Ronnie says it was a last-ditch effort. So to sum up: Ronnie considers Michele the most horrible person ever, because Michele did not help Ronnie. I wish I lived in Ronnie's world, where this was the worst thing anybody ever did to anyone else.