Josh plays cards with Marcellas, and tries to score a few ego points by making Marcellas beg him for his vote. "Why should I keep you in over her?" Josh asks. Marcellas tells Josh he should vote out the person more likely to beat him later. This is a smart move bordering on brilliant, of course, because Marcellas gets exactly who Josh is, and knows that Josh is very nearly stupid enough to allow himself to be manipulated into not voting for Marcellas just to prove that he isn't afraid of losing to him. You'll recall that Marcellas just told Amy to "vote her heart." Knowing what to exploit in people is, of course, the only way to win this game, which is why it's interesting, as well as why it's sort of pathetic and depressing. Josh claims not to know what he's going to do about the vote. Marcellas tells Josh to "watch [his] back," and the editors provide two quick and grainy slam-close-ups of Josh, just in case the dramatic tension wasn't clear to you. Josh-JOOOSH! Is it clear to you now?
Jason and Danielle are playing cards, and he tells her how Josh slithered up to him to discuss strategy. She responds that no one has approached her about cooperation at all, and that it's beginning to make her nervous. Danielle also says in the diary room that she suspects that although Lisa is officially the head honcho, Josh is calling at least some of the shots. No flies on her. Her next step is to figure out just how big the Goober alliance really is, and she and Jason agree that it includes at least Roddy, Eric, and "the girls" -- Lisa and Chiara. In the diary room, Danielle vows to get Josh, and she ponders her next move.
Time for the food challenge. Like most of the food challenges, this one is brainless and bland, but the houseguests manage to act interested. I suppose it beats picking your teeth and playing with the lizard. This week, it's an egg toss -- first the men throw to the women, then the women throw to the men, and each egg represents one of the foods they asked for. If the egg survives the toss, they get the food. A close examination of the eggs in the baskets revealed that they requested, among other things, grits, pomegranates, Kona Coffee, half-and-half, mustard, pancake mix, and honey. Jason is excited about the prospect of getting vanilla extract. But Jason, does it go with cheese? Roddy says the men should throw the nonessentials, because the women won't catch anything. I narrow my eyes at him. We get underway at last. Eggs are dropped, eggs are caught, people yell. Among other things, this is our first opportunity to observe Eric calling Chiara "Kiki." That? Is very nauseating. They don't actually give us the totals as far as how many eggs the women caught and how many the men caught, but it does appear that the guys are better at the catching. I do like it when Roddy says that he declined to dive for an egg, determining that he "didn't think it was worth an injury for ground sage for the week." It's the way he says "ground sage." It makes me laugh, so now I narrow my eyes at him a little differently. As usual, they wind up with quite a motley collection of groceries. All the makings of a marvelous sardine and tartar sauce quesadilla, among other things. To Amy's delight, they pull down a veritable artery-load of cheese. Parmesan, Swiss, Cheddar -- it's a heart surgeon's paradise. All right, who requested corn dogs? That's just wrong.