Probst gets all nosy as usual, asking Jeff whether he has any friendships or "flirting" going on. Jeff says that, to no one's surprise, he and Kim have gotten to know each other a bit. Probst asks Kim when she first became aware that she was attracted to Jeff. First she fans herself, claiming "it's hot in here all of a sudden." From that? From being asked when she was attracted to him? Amateur. Girl couldn't banter to save her life. Kim then gives up that, from day one, Jeff was staying up and she couldn't sleep, and the rest is history. And probably really boring history, too, so why even get into it? Probst asks Steph whether she's noticed what's going on between Jeff and Kim, and Steph's like, "Duh." But she covers it well by just saying diplomatically that "they hang out a lot" and "they cuddle." James puts in a more ominous "We've all noticed." Jeff then tries to make the claim that it's really a practical advantage to have someone sleeping with you when you're cold. Mm-hmm. You're one pragmatic young man, Jeff! Probst tells Jeff that that's all well and good, but points out that whether he and Kim are really becoming a couple or not, if they're perceived as one, that will be bad for him. Jeff claims that everyone knows there's no alliance between himself and Kim. Steph does not look like she knows. Nor does James, judging from his incredulous scrunchy-face. Kim repeats the absurd claim that this wouldn't change anything, but the problem is that if she wanted to sell that, it would be very important not to give the impression of resting on her laurels by, for instance, failing to move her ass in an immunity challenge. Probst asks her if it had ever occurred to her that anyone might interpret her thing with Jeff as threatening, and she giggles, "Not until now." So I guess she's never seen the show either.
Probst asks James what the basis will be for his vote. "Ah got ma mind made up," James says, not answering the question. He does add that it's a person who "can't hang with the rest of us." So, inability to hang, then, is about to seal someone's fate.