Gerry attempts to give Marcellas a strategy lecture using playing cards. It is the worst strategy lecture you have ever seen, even if you were personally there when the Bay of Pigs invasion was planned. Its entire purpose is to point out that Marcellas needs five votes in his favor to stay in the house. Thanks, Gerry. Gerry calls himself "Machiavellian." Oh, lordy. "Machiavellian"? Yeah, right. He was all about demonstrating strategy with playing cards.
As Gerry continues to explain how hard he is "working" all the "points of contact," we see him meet with Josh, Eric, and Amy and talk about strategy. Only Gerry could make Big Brother sound like Total Quality Management. Josh says that Lori is the "one person in the house who is working people." Eric takes a stab at defending Lori, and pointedly says that he trusts her more than [implied soundtrack: "Dun-dun-dunnnn..."] Danielle. More dented tubas. Gerry ferries this info directly to Dani, advising her to make some advances to Eric posthaste, or she's likely to find herself on the next one-way eviction train to Julieville. He promises to "watch her back," and seriously, I am exhausted from hearing these people discuss the having and watching of each other's backs. Enough already with the gangster loyalty speeches. ("They send one of yours to the diary room, you send one of theirs to the hot tub!") Gerry also tells Danielle that he's getting tired of "mentoring" Josh. Wow, the notion of Gerry mentoring Josh suggests to me such an utter black hole of strategic thinking that I have to grip the arms of my chair in order to feel secure that I will not be sucked forward into it. Gerry tells us that Danielle is a more "useful" ally than Josh. I think WorldCom is a more useful ally than Josh at this particular moment.