The next morning, it's veto competition time. Basically, all their gnomes are hung from strings in a row, and if you want to eliminate someone, you answer a question about him or her. If you answer it right, you cut the string that holds his or her gnome, the gnome breaks, and the person is eliminated. The short version of this is that if you can answer a question about someone of your choice, you can eliminate him or her from having the veto, but that's the gnomeless explanation, and a gnomeless world would be rather sad, don't you think? Anyway, Marcellas is rather horrified that his gnome, whose name is "Boo," is at risk of being broken into a million pieces. But as it turns out, Roddy and Marcellas have more in common than self-obsession -- when their gnomes drop, the gnomes survive the fall. Despite Marcellas's dramatic declarations that "Boo was in peril," when Danielle drops him, Boo just bounces on the ground. Ah, the resilience of garden gnomes. I'm sure it's a metaphor for something. It's a classic theme in literature, you know. In other news, Gerry met his wife at a nude beach. And thanks for that image, everyone. In the end, the POV goes to Jason, so presumably he can spend another day or two agonizing over whether to break the bonds of love and guilt tying him to Roddy and Danielle respectively.
We now get a funny bit with Marcellas and his gnome. As funny as it is (and I admit that it is), it goes on far, far too long. Marcellas thinks his gnome looks like himself at seventy. He thinks Boo was saved by "divine intervention." He doesn't think he'll let Boo hang around with Roddy's gnome, because Roddy's gnome is evil. Well, at least Roddy's gnome is ugly, which is the same thing in Marcellas's mind. For some reason, there are mug shots here of Roddy's gnome, which are very, very funny. This show is stupid as all hell, but there are some pretty witty people doing some of the behind-the-scenes work, I have to say. Roddy and Marcellas provide extensive backstory in the DR about how their gnomes were once best friends, but have grown apart because Roddy's gnome turned to the dark side. It's kind of cute, actually. It's like a Lifetime movie, only with garden gnomes. ["And it's when you hear stuff like the complete life histories of their ceramic gnomes that you get an inkling of just how bored and understimulated these people must be." -- Wing Chun]