Date. Another witty camera pan past a Day of the Dead figurine (I think; it's the skull in the top hat. God, I'm as bad as the sound designer! Sorry!) as DeAnna 'etterviews that, in a normal relationship, you wake up together and have breakfast together and "fall asleep cuddling" together, and she wants that in her life. In a normal relationship, of course, there is also snoring, arguing about money, arguing about raisins, bitchy exes, covers-hogging, and any number of other untelegenically prosaic issues from which The Bachelor politely averts its eyes, the better to pretend that marriage is all candles and cake and pinot greezh on the beach.
DeAnna begins to muse, quite stagily, that she knew from the minute she got there, she "just knew." It just felt right, she's never felt so much for anyone so quickly, blah blah, after the hometown visit she knows she's falling in love with him. DeAnna is a tough one to read; she sounds like she's reciting lines, the way she's rushing through them, and maybe it's nerves, but I don't buy it and I can't quite figure out her angle. Brad can't seem to either; he asks if she really means that, and after she confirms it, he takes a pretty long pause. She sort of bounces in to kiss him while a Bradterview explains that she put "a lot on the table," which left him speechless, because coming from "someone like DeAnna," it's significant. Yeah, but…she's probably banking on that, that she comes off pretty tough so dropping her guard would seem like a bigger deal. I don't think she's got venal motives or anything, but I do think she knows it's down to three women and she'll do what she needs to. She whispers to him that she's scared, which I think overplays the "I'm making myself vulnerable, pick me" hand somewhat; he reassures her that she's perfect and blah blah and gives her the fantasy-suite card, and now it's her turn to pause, and for a second I think she's going to say no, but she accepts.
BVO: I want to get physical, I've developed very real and strong feelings for DeAnna, blah. They hop in the private pool and make out as Bradterview tells us he doesn't see DeAnna as an object, but as a soulmate, which…huh? Who accused you of seeing her as an object? Is that code for "we had sex, but I respect her, I swear"? Weird choice of words. More making out. DeAnna VOs that he's perfect and makes her happy "every day," and it feels right "in her gut." Brad seems into DeAnna, and she's a damn sight better than Bettina, but her determination has a hardness to it that's…not love.