And then Jeff moves over to Gary for one more moment of Hogeboom-rrific awesomeness. Asked for his opinion, Gary says he likes Steph, but notes that some people in the group (Rafe, Judd, maybe Cindy) are "starstruck" by Steph. Boy, talk about the elephant in the room, eh? "That's not her fault," Gary says, "but they all can probably get her autograph after the show." Bobby Jon and Jamie over in the jury box particularly love this, to the point where they sort of fall on each other laughing. Steph grandly rolls her eyes, because the idea that she tries to push people around is so not true, you know?
Jeff asks Cindy if she's happy with her gameplay "ethically." Boooo! I hate talk of ethics. It just encourages moralizing. Cindy says she's happy. Asked the same question, Judd says that he, too, is entirely happy. Jeff asks Judd whether he approached the game with a "moral compass" or with an attitude that anything goes in the game. "To be honest with you," Judd says (although it sounds like "to be an ostrich," which would have been cooler), "I don't think I've lied yet. But I think I'm gonna start lying, though. Everybody here is lying about everything. I mean, for the last past couple days, there's been lies, man, over here, over there, over here, that's basically what's going on, man, I mean, everybody's sitting here like things are fine and dandy, but that ain't the case, man, seriously. So if I want to stick around in this game, I better start lying, and you know what? I'm a damn bad liar, so I might be in trouble, man." Judd really does need to be transcribed in full in order to be appreciated.
Jeff asks Judd what lies he's referring to, and Judd returns to his weird argument that Gary is a big liar because he told Judd and Steph that he would rather have Cindy and Lydia out of the game, and then he tried to make an alliance with them. Not lying, dude. Gary tries to explain this rather simple concept to Judd, saying, "That's playing the game. How is that a lie?" Judd continues to bluster, so Gary says (awesomely): "This is a lie: 'Hey, you guys. The idol is on the ground.'" HA! Nice. "That's a lie," Gary says emphatically. Judd, bus-ted, says "Okay," hoping it will go away. And also hoping that nobody will ask him to say any more words, because he doesn't know that many. But it doesn't go away. Jeff asks Gary to elaborate, and Gary explains how Judd told everyone his clue said the idol was on the ground, but that Gary followed Judd and saw him looking in the trees, which is where Gary eventually found it. What I love about that is that Gary didn't just say Judd told them it was on the ground and he found it in a tree -- he makes sure Judd gets to enjoy the fact that Gary followed him and busted him because he's too fucking stupid not to get himself caught. "Judd, you got caught," Jeff says. "You got outed tonight for lying." "Okay, all right, I lied about the damn idol, okay." And of course, it's not that he lied about the idol. It's that he's capable of going on a total moralistic rampage about something when he's completely and utterly full of shit. "I told you I'm a bad liar," he says, with what he hopes is a winning grin. No one looks won over, although Gary is wearing my absolute favorite Gary smirk. Basically, between Gary and Margaret, they've uncovered so much about Judd's hypocritical blustering bullshit that it's got to provide a little bit of satisfaction, at least.