Zach calls Allison, looking like he's sitting in the dentist's chair. He gets her machine and hangs up. He then immediately calls what the editors are still calling his "crush" Crystal. Zach invites Crystal to a barbeque the next night. He calls her "babe" and hangs up. Then he rubs his face and calls Allison again. She answers. Allison doesn't recognize his voice, and then deadpans, "Oh, hi," when she realizes who he is. The conversation continues, and Zach camera-talks, telling us how much "pain" they each have about their failed relationship and it's bringing it all back up. He asks her why she called his folks and she said she was worried that she hadn't heard from him. He says that he should have a good time down there. Zach babbles more to us about how hard this is. They awkwardly hang up. Zach rubs his face. Poor tortured man. Take some poison or stab yourself in the heart; you feel everything this much. Sheesh. Commercials.
Back. Parasailing. Beautiful sunset. Canal. Water. Lantern. House. Night. Jose and Svet. Jose checks the Philly weather for Svet, and he tells her to go get ready for her flight tomorrow: "I don't know what your deal is, yo. You need to pack up shop." Svet goes to pack, telling us the trip isn't going to be "fun" and she can only imagine how sick Martin's dad is. She whines that there is nothing "exciting" about this trip and wah! Zach tells Svet to miss them. "Yeah, right," she says. Then she agrees that she will. Zach wonders whether she'll stay there instead of coming back. Svet says no; she hates both places, but she'd shoot herself in the mouth if she realized she liked home too much. Zach camera-talks about Svet and what a "new person" she is and how no one can help her and she has to make this "decision" herself. Ah, I get it now. B/M trying to manufacture a storyline and drama about Svet maybe leaving where there is none. Got it. Nice try.
Svet goes to bed. Moon. Her alarm goes off. She wakes up. Cab. She camera-talks about wishing for a miracle that Martin's dad will get better, but she has no idea what this trip will hold for her. Airport. Plane. Bye.
Day. Sailboats. Seagull. Sun going down. Now it's night. Motorcycles. House. People arrive for their nighttime barbeque. BBQ montage. Montage. Crystal arrives. Outside.
Zach and Crystal lie out on the windy deck and talk. We learn from the tiny narrators living in Zach's hair that Crystal is going home to see her college friends from Wisconsin. Okay...good for her? Zach tells Crystal, in a very weird, talky, nervous nonstop David Mamet speech (he asks himself questions and then answers them) about talking to his ex -- and he seriously doesn't take a breath for about a minute. Finally he does, and Crystal's tiny eyebrows bring it right back to herself and say how "weird" that is because her ex just called her too! "No way!" says Zach. (Oh shit, there's a skunk outside my window in my backyard right now. What does it want from me? I have no female cats for it to Frenchly hit-on/rape. Well, that's not true. Hey, Olive. You want to go meet someone?) Anyway, Zach asks Crystal whether she's going to see said ex when she goes home, and she stutters that she probably will. Zach makes a mental note to fuck Hawaiian Tropic chick immediately. They go back to see what the others are doing.