Inside, the others discuss Bettina; Hillary angrily says she's sure Brad will see what's real. Then it's time for Brad and Hillary to chat poolside. I take a pillow, put a cat on it, put another cat on the first cat, and put the whole caboodle over my face because I can't watch. Bradterview says that, at the pool party, Hillary asked about his feelings, and he "had to be honest -- this girl is just a friend." He goes on that that's what he needs to communicate to her, "but how can I relay that to someone who won't listen to a word I'm saying?" Ouch. Alone with Hillary, Brad does several variations on an "I have to tell you the truth" theme, then says he loves the fact that it's friendly and comfortable with Hillary. Hillary, nodding brightly, is not getting it. Brad: "We've had something a little different, and again, I'm shooting straight with you, that's what's so confusing. About this whole entire process." It does seem from the reaction shot here like Hillary is starting to catch the snap, even though Brad is wimping out big-time, and should just tell her in so many words since she's not getting hints. Brad asks if Hillary's "following" him, and she says yes, and he asks if she's okay, and she says she's fine -- she's probably feeling the same way he is. And we all wanted to believe that maybe she was switching to an "oh no no no, I don't have any deeper feelings either, no sirree not me" strategy, buuuuuut no: she's on about how she knows there's a chemistry between them, and she repeats the line about how he could be her best friend, her lover, her husband, and Brad is rubbing her arm, thinking she's just processing the letdown, but she keeps going, and as she does, it's clear that she didn't get the message. She lights up around him. She's so lucky. He makes her smile from ear to ear. The camera swoops down to show him holding her hand and rubbing it gently, which probably confused the issue further.
Episode Report CardSars: B+ | 630 USERS: C+
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