Jeff hands blue buffs to Jolanda's "Ulong" tribe, and brown buffs to Ian's "Koror" tribe. Ian sniffs his buff deeply and hilariously. I told you he was Djb. Jeff's next surprise is that while the tribes are now delineated, they are still -- for the moment -- living together on the same beach. They head home.
When we rejoin the group after a commercial, there is plenty of inter-team chatting going on, so the tribes apparently haven't yet chosen to isolate from each other. In an interview, a weepy Angie snorfles that she "felt horrible being picked last." This is how you can tell she is sad a lot, because if you're going to be out-there Tattoo Girl, you have to learn to sort of relish being picked last by a bunch of actor-model-bartenders, or you're going to have a very unhappy life. She would have killed this whole issue if she had been able to say to the camera, "I'm not sure tattoos go over really well with people whose idea of radical body modification is porcelain veneers." And then add the eye-roll, and you're done. Furthermore, she wasn't picked last! Wanda was picked last! Further-furthermore, who in the hell cares? They don't know you yet. It's so sad how by far the best thing she could have done in this situation was to forget all about it, and you can just tell she's not going to. Of course, she reserves some of her bitterness for Coby, because he didn't pick her -- his fellow "outcast." ["I'm saying. High school." -- Wing Chun] She was sure he was going to, because she willfully chose to misread their earlier conversation. She also insists that "there's no kindred feelings" with the tribe she wound up with. "I'm the odd man out!" she declares, bleeding with seventh-grade hurt that you just would like to be able to help her with but can't, because Band-Aids don't come in a size intended for abrasions on your soul. Jeff actually comes over to Angie and gives her a hug, telling her there was never anything against her, not that this will help. All she really wants is a Thing, and now this will be her Thing. She is Picked-Last Girl, and no one understands her. Which, let's be honest, is where she wanted to wind up anyway, because it keeps her from having to socialize with anyone. You always have to watch out for those situations in which you're allegedly being mercilessly screwed, but it turns out that it's actually really handy for you.
At a Koror team meeting, Gregg points out that they may have a higher average age than the other team, but they can still try to hold their own in physical stuff. A shirtless Ian -- who has no reason to fear shirtlessness, as he is a fine specimen of the thin, dolphin-trainer variety -- interviews that he wanted to wind up with a tribe of smarter people, so he's very happy with his group. He's got Caryn and Willard and Tom, so he's got the market pretty much cornered on the upper end of the scale. And they're facing "young bucks."