DeAnna refuses to get it. Flicking tears away from her lower lashes in that weird banjo-picky way she has, she grunts that nothing makes sense, and asks what exactly he thought about every day, then -- did he just feel bad for hurting her feelings? I…it's painful to watch, because she is desperate to avoid hearing the truth, and the truth isn't even her fault (except that she went on the show), or really anyone's, and I have had many horrid weepy versions of this conversation, steeped in red wine and self-loathing, and it just sucks. I want to shake her, but I feel for her. She's wailing about how she knew it was right between them, she's never been so sure of anything, she came there hoping he wouldn't let her slip away a second time…oh, DeAnna. Brad sees it's not going anywhere good, and tells her he can't apologize for not falling in love, and DeAnna's response is to say again that it just doesn't make sense to her. She struggles not to start sobbing outright, and the shot of her fighting her tears lasts about five years before she wheezes reproachfully that the one person she trusted broke her heart. Brad wisely says nothing for a minute, because…what can he say. The show requires him to play the women; she isn't getting that. He doesn't love her; she isn't getting that either. After a pause, he says it's his instinct to pull her close, but he knows he can't; he can't comfort her; he swears he thought he "was taking the high road." "You made a mistake, whether you know it or not," she bitches, and says she thought he would get that. Chris finally ends the vicious cycle by telling her gently, "I don't know if you're ever going to get the answer that you're looking for." "Apparently not," DeAnna sniffles. Well, as long as it's "apparent." Sigh. As we head into the last break, Brad and DeAnna hug goodbye; he whispers that he misses her "more than [she'll] ever know," and she tells him please not to say that to her right now, and -- for real. WTF? Come on, Brad. If you aren't in love with her, you need to let her stop being in love with you; shit like that just fucks with her head. Unless you're just an idiot. Either way: no.
Episode Report CardSars: C | 918 USERS: C+
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