Jillian goes out on the patio to chat with Steve, who asks her, "Is Michael's age a factor for you?" and Jillian babbles a whole lot of words that mean "Yes," and Steve says that when they were younger, they always figured they'd get married younger so they'd have time to spend with their wives before kids entered the picture. "Mike wants a wife, you know what I mean? We want to be, like, be good husbands, you know what I mean? Be good fathers." Jillian tells us, "Steve laid a lot of my fears to rest." Really? She says she's been concerned about Michael's age, but what if she's with someone who's thirty-six who doesn't make her laugh? Good point! Or, what if you're with someone who's forty-six who does nothing but work on his model train set? Is she trying to say that she really wants a thirty-six-year-old who does make her laugh?
So then everyone sits down for dinner, and we're introduced to the sweet family tradition of the family question, and Frank asks Jillian what are three things about her that she's most proud of. They are, in order: 1) That she can laugh at just about anything; 2) she loves to see good in everybody, and 3) her energy or work ethic. I guess I misunderstood the question, and Frank actually asked her for three completely inane pseudo-attributes.
And then, in case you were wondering why we were told about a family member who couldn't be there, it's because sister Jenna is actually home from Australia because it's so important for her to be there to see if her brother is Jillian's absolute most favoritest of her five current boyfriends.
And then the family is dancing in the living room, and for god's sake why is Michael not pulling out the square of cardboard to show off some breakdancing? "Am I nuts are does that girl just fit right into the Stag crew?" Michael asks us. You're nuts. You should have seen her making out with Reid at his family birthday party! Lynn notes that there was a lot of back-and-forth between Jillian and Michael, and it was nice to see him so happy. Jillian says she had a great time, and the Staglianos are very down to earth, and it's clear they all think Michael is ready for something like this, and Michael tells us that he hasn't met a girl and he never will, and he thinks that to the day he dies, there will be something that will hook him with Jillian. Well, I hope it works out, because that's going to be a hard soundbite to explain to whoever he eventually winds up with.