As the two of them approach a picnic blanket on a pier, Bettina 'etterviews that she falls more and more in love with Brad every time she sees him, but she was brought up to play hard to get. They clink glasses, and Bettina says the picnic is awesome, and Brad monotones another one of his lines, and she gives a speech about feeling more comfortable around him.
Back at the house, the group-date box arrives. It's a pool party for everyone but Bettina and Sheena. Kristy is bummed.
Brad asks if Bettina has dated at all since her divorce. Bettina takes longer than she should to answer ("a little bit"), then goes into a rambly self-justifying monologue about not wanting to settle, "off the charts" this, "completely in love" that. So, she gets to snot off to/about the others that they don't have the first idea what marriage entails, yet it's fine for her to spout a bunch of happily-ever-after pie-in-the-sky Disney nonsense about it. Duly noted. Brad tells her that sometimes he wants to hug her so that she's okay; she flinches. Brad babbles about how beautiful she is, and she smoothes her hair compulsively. Man, she is so weird.
House. The girls discuss Bettina and whether she's competition. Hillary says that if Brad picks Bettina, she'll wonder what he was thinking. Hey, even a broken clock is right twice a day, right?
Gondola ride. Brad has his arm around Bettina, who looks like she wants to swat it off. She's wound tighter than a spring, and she blames it on nerves, but she just isn't into him, really. I would bet money that her ex-husband cheated on her, so she went on the show to prove to herself that she could still attract a man, and could beat out other women at it -- but the specific man is completely beside the point for her. Exhibit A: her canned response to Brad talking about how he'll know when he's met the right woman. Exhibit B: the shtick she tries to put over in an 'etterview about letting her guard down, like she intends to do any such thing. Exhibit C: the super-stiff cheek kiss she gives him as they pass under a bridge, which he returns just as stiffly. Brad VO tells us that he could have kissed Bettina, but chose to listen instead, and be there for her. Translation: Mike Fleiss made me keep her so pass the champagne.