Well, Rachel”s latest reign as HOH is coming to an end, which means things are about to get sticky for the couple the hamsters love to hate. Rachel, of course, has her fingers crossed that her knight in a shining Speedo will save the day and win the HOH competition, but I wouldn”t bet on it. Brendon hasn”t exactly wowed anyone in the endurance competitions, which makes me think he might be a really crappy swim coach (“Okay, guys, backstroke! Unless you want to doggie paddle? Aw, heck, everyone get some pool noodles and relax!”) and not quite the big, strong he-man Rachel thought he was. But really, Rachel”s no prize, either, so really, they”re an ideal couple, if you ask me.
Meanwhile, Rachel is trying to strike a deal with Matt to keep herself off the block. Not only is this a pointless exercise, but she actually manages to make matters worse by creating a brand new enemy in Ragan. This is pretty impressive, as it seems almost impossible to make Ragan hate you short of ripping his hair out by the roots or telling him all the reasons “Sex and the City 2” didn”t work logistically despite that awesome Liza Minnelli number. In any case, Ragan is put off when Rachel infers that he and Matt are in an alliance. Instead of just taking a deep breath and apologizing, Rachel starts yelling, then Ragan starts yelling, and finally Brendon appears out of nowhere to defend his lady. Um, guys? Are you getting any clues as to why everyone hates you?
Matt feels it”s time to take out the trash. That would suggest he”s putting himself up, as he”s such a creepy little dirtbag, but no such luck.