9:51 PM. Rob and Kimberly, still Pointy as ever. She says they've been together for a little more than two years, and she says they're at the point where you either take another step or you bail out. I'm always interested in that analysis, because it makes everything sound so timetable-y. It's like there's an expectation that you do this, and then you do that, and... I'm not saying that if you want to get married, you don't eventually want to ask whether the other person intends to never get married, but it's two years, you know? It's not like it's, you know, twelve years. I've never not regretted treating situations that way, like they're supposed to progress in a logical, step-like fashion, because all it does is create artificial pressure and make everyone act weird, and then you shoot yourself in the foot anyway. Not to overanalyze the Pointies, but... relax, kids. They are the last to sign up for the midnight bus.
9:56 PM. Kellie and Jamie. Their interview is very generic, talking about how they "motivate each other to do better." They're not unlikable, for cheerleaders, but they're not particularly relatable, either. There's not much personality emerging just yet, except for "Yay!" Which isn't personality, so much as a disorder. They are the first to sign up for the 2:00 AM bus, which the A(AM!)s slag them about a little bit. It's nice that guys who have been through rough times still know how to rub it in when somebody else finds misfortune.
10:02 PM. Erwin and Godwin. Okay, actually, the caption says "7:02 PM," but it's safe to say that unless their assorted graduate degrees have enabled them to bend time, it means "10:02 PM." The *wins (tm EEFP spacecitymarc, brutally not credited in last week's recap) give a little interview about how it's a game, but it's also about building relationships. Ack, are they taking the Survivor alliance-building approach? That only leads to trouble. They are second on the 2:00 AM bus.