DeAnna is actually crying now; her top lip is all slick with snot tears, which makes me kind of sad for her, and she whines that this is why she doesn't wear her heart on her sleeve. Meh. This show isn't a good basis for that decision. Brad seems genuinely horrified at this comment (aw) and tells her, "Please don't say that," and hugs her from the side awkwardly as she stares furiously into the middle distance. The Casio keyboard plonks its sympathy. "What happens when you regret your decision?" Brad won't, but just diplomatically says he doesn't know. Then he says he's obligated to walk her out now, because they'll get into all this in more depth on tomorrow's "Reunion 2: Electric Bore-aloo." Only not exactly in those words. The Casio auditions for a spot in Coldplay. Shot of the empty dais.
At the limo, Brad repeats how much he cares for DeAnna. She's not having it. Brad asks, "You're closing me out here, aren't you?" Well, that choice has consequences, Brad; come on. After another "hug" during which he's gawkily cradling her head while she holds herself away from him, she gets in the limo. He watches the car pull out; he's all red in the face and teary-looking. Inside the limo, DeAnna whimper-cries in the manner of a six-year-old who's just watched a scoop of double fudge bump its way down the front of her new white party dress. Sad guitar. DeAnna says it's harder to deal with knowing that he didn't pick either of them; I'd think it would be easier (or at least I would take it less personally, if I were in her position). She doesn't understand; she didn't think he'd break her heart; she wishes he'd never said all the nice stuff he did; she's "sick of being that person, that makes that guy perfect for the next one."
Sitting alone on The Dais Of Dumpage, Brad turns the engagement setting over and over in his meaty paw, probably wondering how he got himself into such a fine mess. Sad guitar plays us to the fade-out.
…Huh. Well, good for Brad; he handled that as well as he could have, short of not going on the show in the first place.
Next time: on yet another reunion show, which ABC is trying to fucking kill me by airing the very night after this one, Jenni and DeAnna are Not Happy, and Brad for some reason has agreed to let them share their feelings about that with him, at length. See you tonight!
Over the credits, we see DeAnna in the hallway of their hotel, shambling shoeless back to her room. It would have been awesome if she were sort of dragging herself along the wall like that scene with Sharon Stone at the end of Casino, but no -- she just goes into her room and slams the door.