Why is he pathetic? I agree that he shouldn’t have recoupled with her if he was in any major doubt, but he isn’t the first person to recouple to just stay in, and you can’t force yourself to fancy someone. And it’s not like he’s humped her and dumped her- far from it- he keeps saying she’s moving way too fast for him and it’s putting him off. Not everybody wants to shag on TV.
Surely it would have been worse if he’d kept persevering/pretending at making it work?