Okay, moving right along. Nicole moans about the "banner that crushed [her] world," and then continues her Spiral Into Complete Mental Instability, crying and sobbing and pulling her hair out and rubbing her scalp and walking around all dead-eyed and crazy. Hardly nervously suggests that she "talk to someone." She sobs that she needs to know that her husband is okay, and then stumbles around the house some more. Apparently, her Descent Into Madness kicks off with an inability to remember to wear pants. Because she's not wearing any.
Nomination Time! Although It'sOnica claims to be nervous, she seems quite calm. As she looks at the memory wall, It'sOnica comments that these nominations are for the underdogs. While It'sOnica is doing the Box of Fate thing in the HoH room, Nicole sits at the kitchen table and grips her skull. At long last, It'sOnica comes out with the box and does her thing. She announces that she likes what Hardly always says -- that this is a game, and not personal -- and she just wants to reiterate that. Well, she doesn't use the word "reiterate." Then she reaches in the box, pulls out Will's key, and hands it to him; Hardly's and Nicole's world crumbles around them! Crumbles! It'sOnica tells Nicole that when she broke up It'sOnica's relationship with Krusta, she wasn't breaking up a power, she was breaking up a friendship. I think. As for Hardly, It'sOnica is all, "I'm gonna make a long story short," except it's too late for that, and then tells him that he's a threat to win the game. She reminds them that they haven't made their alliance a secret. "You kinda threw it up in our faces, but it's a game, don't take it personally, you are a power, and that's why I nominated you guys," she finishes. Everyone nods.
Will: "I have a new best friend in the house. Hello! It's [It'sOnica]!"
Nicole: "Sob bitch sob sob."
Hardly: "I should have been more intelligent with my decisions. I screwed up." Can't disagree with that.
Will: "The power is not up for grabs this week! I have the power!" Okay, He-Man.
Finally, Julie pops up. Wow, I didn't expect that at all. She introduces the audience to the four Survivors who are going to be paying the houseguests a little visit -- Sue, Gervase, Jeff, and Alicia. The five of them kibitz about the show as a whole for a bit, and the Survivors express views similar to the ones expressed on our forums every day: Hardly is a bully, Nicole is miserable, Will brings the funny. Also, there's a great deal of posturing and claiming that Survivor is the harder and/or superior show. Anyway. More of them tomorrow.