Jordan and Jeff are now using flashlights as darkness falls on the vineyard. "I feel like a yo-yo, don't you?" Jeff asks her, as if this is the first time for him, and not her default state. Their search continues well into darkness as Jeff wonders, "What are we doing this for, to teach kids to stay in school?" Hee. After an indeterminate amount of time, during which Jeff walks right past one, Jordan finds their teeny little flag. As they get in the car, this time with Jordan driving, Jeff wonders, "How pissed do you think Phil is?" "We're headed to the Pit Stop to talk to Phil," Jordan says nervously as though Jeff is being serious.
The mime looks downright mournful as Jordan and Jeff finally arrive. "You are the last team to arrive," Phil tells them. "What?" Jeff says in deadpan mock-surprise. This time they've been eliminated for real. Believe it or not, I'm kind of sorry to see them go; Jeff at least has turned out to have a self-deprecating sense of humor. "But maybe now you guys will get some time alone," Phil bright-sides. Jeff says, "To be together 24/7 in any relationship is a struggle. We've been through the worst, I feel like." The being together 24/7? How romantic. He interviews, "I got one million reasons to complain, but I can't. Doing this is priceless. I definitely got paid in a way that most people don't." And what does Jordan have to say? "I got to do fun stuff, I've never traveled before, it really was just the best." "That was beautiful, Jordan," Jeff teases, wiping away a tear. Well, he clearly isn't dating her for her eloquence.
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