Mike brings out the big nomination box. Will chooses to spend this ceremony eating some yogurt, which detracts from the drama a little bit, and which also looks unreasonably cocky -- just another way to unnecessarily piss off Erika. Once Mike is finished talking, the only key to come out of the box, to no one's surprise, is Will's. Mike's explanation is pretty much that he wouldn't have gotten so far without Will, so he felt like he couldn't nominate him. He turns to Erika. "You are far too special and have meant so much to me in the house to ever be some girl who kissed a guy on a reality show and got did wrong [sic]," Mike says, as he salivates over the prospect of doing her wrong.
Erika tells us that she hopes it's not "bros before hos." But they've tipped her off, I think -- she knows that there isn't much reason to nominate her unless they want to send her home. She knows that they're probably winking at each other behind her back. Janelle says that the other three are all after her, and now she's going to go after Will and Mike. Good timing, that. Wait until you're in a position of non-power, and then make your move. Mike tells us that he and Will are in the perfect position: "If one of us doesn't win All-Stars, it's going to be a crime." Will, for his part, is shocked that as a previous winner, he has a shot at winning again. "That's going to be pretty monumental," he tells us.
Julie Chen welcomes us, and her shirt is...wow. It's camouflage, sort of, but it's also clingy and...it's really weird. I'm not sure I know where you would wear that, unless it was to a casual Friday cocktail hour at the Army recruiting station.
We begin with the Jury House for the week, where Cabo San Lucas is directly in the path of Hurricane John, so as James explains, they have only been given a couple of hours to pack and move. When they get to the new place, it looks pretty good to me, too. Although it does have Howie in it.
We watch as James and Marcellas sit poolside and read, while Howie leaps into the pool. Not so much with the reading, I don't think. Marcellas declares that they now need more chlorine in the pool. Marcellas says something in the pool needs to die, and Howie is all, "Oh, yeah? I think your attitude needs to die," and the banter's not exactly Hepburn and Tracy. Howie complains that Marcellas is so negative all the time. I have to say, being around Howie would also make me negative, although it would make all of my bacterial cultures positive. When Marcellas says that he's only negative around Howie, Howie comes back with an accusation that Marcellas wasn't voted out because he was a good player; he was voted out because no one liked him. This is certainly a race to the bottom. I think it's going to be a squeaker! Marcellas says everyone hated Howie more than they hated him. Now there is a vote I wouldn't mind seeing. James smiles to himself while trying desperately to stare down at his book and possibly be dissolved into his deck chair. Some yelling happens, and Marcellas decides to insult Howie by calling him "fingerless," among other things, which...dude, you can't go to the physical deformity. You know better than that. In an interview, Howie breaks the news that he has nothing nice to say about Marcellas at all. "He's annoying, he's relentless, he's a baby...he's just probably the worst houseguest in Big Brother history." Marcellas and Howie yell at each other a while longer; Marcellas thinks that Howie isn't as good-looking as he thinks he is, and Howie thinks that he has Marcellas dominated in every way, and I would rather watch two ice cubes in a melting contest than sit through any more of this. James, who agrees with me, says that he'd love to see George or Erika show up, because Howie would pick on them for a while and get the hell off Marcellas's back. It's interesting that that's James's read of the situation.