At the table, Bettina starts spinning her family's crappy behavior like a top, claiming that their only concern was whether Brad was into her, since she was "obviously, obviously falling in love" with him. Which is just not true, any of it -- and frankly, I'd have more respect for her family if I thought they'd sabotaged the hometown visit because they knew she obviously wasn't falling in love with him. Not much respect, because they were still rude, but more. But they…were just rude. Rude, creepy snobs who, according to our forum detectives, didn't get their fancy-pants professorships by passing spelling tests.
Bettina is nearly laughing during this recitation, probably because it's "the dog ate my homework"-level transparent in its falseness, and Brad is like, "Okay, no, because I spent the whole time trying to convey that I do feel that way, and they didn't want to hear it." I don't think he feels that way either in the first place, but let's move on -- to Brad asking Bettina how her family would feel if she moved to Austin, and how she herself would feel about it. She's waaaay too quick to say that it's no problem at all; Brad doesn't believe her, based on the lip-bitey body language he's got going on. Bettina saves it somewhat by saying that if they "leave here together, it's a no-brainer" to her, and Bradterview claims that it's just what he wanted her to say at that moment, but he still hopes that, "removed from a formal situation, she can be more herself." Brad…this is herself. She's a daddy-whipped head case and you shouldn't have let the producers tell you to ignore that fact last week. Still, he invites her awkwardly to the fantasy suite, and she accepts with awkwardly fake enthusiasm.
Suite. Bradterview: Once we got to the suite, things felt more relaxed and right. Valiant effort, but…pull the other one, Longhorn. To prove my point, we cut to Brad helping Bettina into the hot tub; Bettina looks like she's filming a PSA about bad touching. Bradterview: She's "taking my breath away." Yes, boredom can sometimes cause cessation of pulmonary funct-- oh, you mean because she's beautiful. Um…overruled. Pre-canoodle talk about how, the more they get to know each other, the more attracted they are too each other, and at this point I kind of feel sorry for them both: it's such a clear no-go, but now they kind of have to kiss, and I have to watch, and just no, no, a hundred times no.