Pool party. Brad wants to get to know the remaining 'ettes in a more laid-back environment because that's how he rolls. Everyone is splashing around, playing chicken in the pool, and hurling themselves on the Slip 'N' Slide despite their tiny bikinis -- except Kristy, who refuses to touch the water in any way. DeAnna and Hillary 'etterview that Kristy's a stick in the mud.
Then it's time for Hillary to talk about seeing Brad with his shirt off, and how she'd let him "ravish" her, and how she wants him to [bleep bleep bleeeep bleep...bleep bleep], a catalog of sexual positions that goes on for a good thirty seconds and is not only bleeped but also gets her mouth blurred. Maybe a little overcompensation for lack of experience going on there. Brad and Hillary float on a raft, and Hillary tells him she gets "excited" every time she's around Brad (ack) and that she can't wait for him to meet her parents, because Brad reminds her of her dad in certain ways (aaaaack) and he's everything she's looking for (aaaaaaaaaaaaack). "Wow, thank you so much," a nonplussed Brad says. Hillary's next move is to ask him bluntly what he thinks of her "right now." He...just did, but not in the way she's trying to hear, so he pays her a string of compliments and says how fun she is, and a Bradterview interrupts to say that he's not sure the chemistry is there, and then Brad continues to Hillary that he wonders "if it's too good of friends. [pointed 'geddit?' nod] You know? It's tough." It may seem sort of ambiguous when it's written out like that, but if you see the footage, it's seriously almost impossible to interpret that as anything but what it is, to wit: he doesn't like her That Way. Almost impossible...but not quite. Women (and men, for that matter) have told themselves since God was in short pants that the sentence "I don't want to lose our friendship" means "I'm afraid of my feelings," when in fact it means "I'm afraid my feelings are above-the-waist only." I have done it myself, which is why it is so very painful to watch Hillary doing it here, gazing at him all gooby-smile "we've got a secret." She VOs that she can tell by looking into his eyes, and from the way he looks at her, that "he feels there's a chemistry between" them, whereas everyone else on earth "can tell" that he's just squinting against the sun. Oh, Hillary.