Now Marcellas talks in the diary room about his efforts to "be a little friendlier." A good idea, I think. He crawls into bed in the Big Bed Room, where Roddy, Chiara, and Lori are already tucked in. He tells them that he's had some tough moments, but that he decided he "can't be the black guy that cries." They all laugh, so he keeps going, complaining bitterly about Lisa putting him up against "the divorced mother." When this makes all of them laugh some more, he goes on: "And she totally picked the right one. Not, like, the one with the big tits. Pick the...like, you know, the real mother. Not the...the stripper masquerading as a mother." They're all in hysterics now, including Roddy, who has a nice, loud, goofy laugh, which makes it substantially more likely that I will indeed wind up snuggling up to him. Oddly, recalling this moment later brings Lori to tears.
The houseguests awaken to find a message on their TV screen that says, "What is the meaning of [international "no" symbol]? Find out tonight." They start talking, and several wonder if they've done something wrong. Later, Lisa pulls everyone to the living room for a chat. She explains that the big "twist" they keep hearing about is the "power of veto." What this means is that there will be a competition every week to win the power to change the nominations by "vetoing" one of the nominees and forcing the HoH to nominate someone else in that person's place. The limits: the HoH is not allowed to nominate the veto-er in the vetoed nominee's place. If one of the nominees wins the veto, he can choose to save the other nominee, but cannot un-nominate himself. This throws everyone for a loop. Of course, making toast also throws them for a loop.
The houseguests mill around for a while, not sure what to make of the veto. The Goobers are hoping this won't interfere with their plans too much. Josh -- with a newly shaved chest, which is less gross than his hairy chest was, but is still more gross than the spider I killed in the bathroom sink yesterday morning -- complains that the veto interferes with all his hard work. Well, if it accomplishes only that, it will be worthwhile.