Back at Sanity Central, it's two days before the wedding and time for Angela's shower. Ysadora does in fact rock as much as Angela says, and has put together a really fun-looking party. She's cutting flowers, there's tons of food, and when the guests arrive it seems like a really nice group that I'd really like to hang out with. Angela seems completely touched and thrilled with her shower. She's less thrilled by her mom's sundress. But even this all seems good-natured, as she calls to harass her dad about how he let her mom go somewhere in a sundress during winter. Though she keeps saying, "What are you wearing?" her mom just laughs it off, and it seems much more like their usual rapport than anything aggravated or offensive. After the shower is over, Mindy tries to convince me that she's really mad about her mom's whole wardrobe and Angela tells her, "Show us your dresses, woman." Her mom brings down a handful of dresses that Angela says she vetoed months ago and we hear her reasons why (white, too summery, et cetera). This whole thing was so clearly and pathetically staged, since Angela's mom would have to bring all of these dresses over to Angela's house for this bit, and is just to build up to Angela bringing out the dress she picked for her mother to wear and telling her she'll also take care of the jewelry. I suspect her mother's fashion sense is a years-long debate between the two, what with the way each is smiling during the whole exchange. Angela looks exasperated, her mom just laughs. I can imagine that this scene has played out many times before and that the show was just trying whatever they could at this point to portray Angela as crazy. Ysadora also cracks up when Angela asks her mom, "Are you insane?" And if Ysadora knows it's funny, then everyone should, because Ysadora is fantastic and I trust her every judgment at this point.
Factzilla: In Greek culture, a sugar cube in a bride's glove will sweeten her marriage. But wouldn't it melt and get sticky during the ceremony? ["Maybe you can put it in a teeny little Ziploc?" -- Sars]