Fast forward a little while to Sandy's cutlets being almost done, at which point she looks up to see Kelly and Kevin return from the Boardroom. "You all right?" Jen says to Kevin, pretending to care. "I'm sure it was tough." Sandy interviews that the final four is the time to "start sprinting." Well, of course. They don't call the show The Casual Ambler, now, do they? As Jen does something or other on the computer -- maybe she's looking up a recipe for ice cream sundaes for dessert -- Kelly and Sandy have a conversation about ten feet away from her that they somehow seem to think she's not going to hear. Sandy is, among other things, bitching about Jen's reticence to be PM on the last task. "Jen constantly shirks responsibility," Kelly quite rightly observes in an interview, managing to come off like a complete prick, even while being substantively correct. As Sandy says to Kelly that if Jen had wanted to be PM, it would have happened, Jen pipes up with, "Sandy, that's not true." Jen goes on to protest that she did not either step back from being PM. But the point is, I think, that ultimately, Jen wound up not the PM...again. I, frankly, think the entire PM debate is a little beside the point, because it's not so much whether you're the PM in name as it is whether you freaking do anything. Last year's heavy hitters -- Bill, Troy, and Amy, especially -- would come up with something to add to their team's performance on a task, whether they were PM or not. Jen's problem isn't how many times she's PM as much as it is that when she isn't PM, she takes absolutely zero interest in winning the task, and especially in coming up with anything that might help the team win. She's a shirker because she doesn't seem to take losing personally, and if I were Trump, I would want somebody who took losing personally, and took it hard, you know?
Of course, Jen pulls out the old saw about how the guy who's critical of her when she's not in the room must be "a coward," as opposed to "a gossip," which is what Kelly was actually being in that particular moment. It's not as if Kelly is shit-talking her behind her back because he's afraid of her wrath. He's shit-talking her because that's what people do. Jen needs to hang out with Tyra Banks, who will teach her that everybody talks about everybody. And does Jen throw out "be a man"? Oh, yes. She does. Sometimes, I can see how guys decide we're all f'd-up weirdos. Even though we're not, I swear. Anyway, back in the suite, Jen insists to Kelly and Sandy that she wasn't waffling about being PM. And again? Not really the point.