Koror, Day 17. Everyone sits around bored, because there's nothing left to do. In the absence of activities, they predictably fall back on bitching about each other, like it's a rainy day at summer camp. As donky-donk music plays, Coby says that Gregg and Anonymous Jen sometimes talk about how Gregg is the "makeout bandit" (smooth!), and how they trade little smooches -- one of which the camera manages to catch -- so, as he says, "I guess they think they're dating." And then he adds, "I don't really care," despite the fact that he totally does, because he wouldn't be gossiping if he didn't. That's how you demonstrate "I don't care" -- by not caring. To illustrate this not-very-interesting-anyway set of quasi-romantic developments, we watch Gregg and Anonymous Jen prepare to go and fetch water together. "Should I put on my date clothes?" he asks, and she giggles that truly wretched giggle. Gregg tells us that the two of them have "a strong alliance," but he frets over how other people might interpret their conversations, as far as strategy and such. Kissing on this show is so not strategic.
When they go and look for water, Gregg asks Anonymous Jen whether she thinks their relationship is significant in the game. Or, he asks her, is it "a non-issue? We're just like a pair?" I think it's an issue exactly because you're a pair, dummy. This entire interaction is about as sparky as a wet towel. Anonymous Jen declares it a "non-issue." But really, she wants to talk Relationship Issues, because she immediately says, "And you're still very standoffish." He asks her whether that bothers her. "Sometimes," she says all quasi-casually. Gregg interviews that it's hard to play the game and also "be a good date." A good date? Wouldn't you just want to be an awesome person to hang out with? Wouldn't that be a start? Sigh. He also says that he has a way of getting all tied up with chicks, so he's "making a conscious effort to play things cool there." Yeah, it's working like a charm, dude. He and Anonymous Jen have a little Flirtatious Clash of the Dullards over whether she will or won't provide him with an example of how he is occasionally "standoffish." I just could not care less, people, seriously. Gregg repeats in an interview that the game is his priority, something she claims to understand. But she interviews that he's "intensely focused on this game. It's all he can think about." She thinks that, some days, he's "off." She talks more here than she probably ever has all at once, but it's all blather, unfortunately. "We'll just see if he can loosen up a bit," she says, hoping that her guy will change, as you do, until you turn twenty.