So Kitty and Robert do end up getting married, after a dumb fakeout that lasts about three seconds, and despite the fact that Robert still doesn't want kids and doesn't even seem conflicted about keeping that from Kitty. Whatever. And if it seems that I'm even more sour on Robert than usual this week, it's because he acts like a complete asshole to Kevin at the wedding, re: the breakup with Jason.
The momentary three-second fakeout has to do with that pilot Kitty blackmailed last season, who was attempting to Swiftboat Robert. He's going to the press anyway, and Isaac has caught wind of it, which gives Kitty enough advance notice to confess the whole thing to Robert. It's built up like this is going to be the reason the wedding gets called off, but it's so much of a non-issue that it gets dispatched off-camera. It's still supposedly a potential catastrophe for the campaign, but that's probably a fakeout too.
Elsewhere, Justin brings Lena to the wedding, which causes Tommy to act like an asshole 24/7, despite Kevin and Saul begging him to stay cool. Rebecca figures out from talking to Lena that Tommy was her married man, and she tells Justin, who confronts Tommy. Their ensuing scuffle has to be broken up by the Secret Service, who toss them into a secret wedding detention camp, along with Kevin (who told Rebecca he wanted to murder Robert, thus threatening the life of a presidential candidate), and Stan Harris (who smoked a bowl and wrote some anti-establishment comments in the guest book).
So: Nora and Stan break up, Nora and Isaac get closer, Kevin and Scotty argue over whether Kevin's really over Jason, Holly and Saul have a talk where she unwittingly tells him to be the best damn homosexual he can be, and Ida gets stranded at an airport in Denver, to the relief of her family but the consternation of many a viewer.
Previously, Lena was doing Tommy, then doing Justin. Kevin and Saul both knew about the former and were keepers of Tommy's secret. Nora looked up her old boyfriend Stan The Hippie and they went out on a date, and it was nice, and she invited him to Kitty's wedding. Scotty and Kevin got back together after Kevin told Jason to keep his Jesus and his Malaysian converts and his lack of phone calls and save them for someone who doesn't have Scotty as a backup plan. And also, remember how last season there was that Air Force sergeant who knew that Robert's military heroism wasn't quite so heroic? We're reminded that Kitty and Kevin ended up blackmailing him in order to keep him quiet. I'd play it coy, all "Wonder if that'll come up this week?" but I have more respect for you all than that.
Robert and Kitty are on separate phone calls in their bedroom, trying to wrangle their respective families with regard to tomorrow's wedding arrangements. Robert's telling whomever that the dinner is not potluck, Kitty's calming her mother down about something or other. Once they're off the phone, Robert asks her if she really needs to spend the night at Nora's house, and Kitty says it's definitely bad luck to "make mad, passionate love to the groom on the night before the wedding." Has that really been borne out in reality, though? I mean, it's definitely bad luck if the Best Man makes mad, passionate love to the groom on the night before the wedding, but...never mind. Kitty's a traditionalist. Rob jokes that after tomorrow, it all goes downhill -- nothing but wrinkles and housecoats and peeing with the bathroom door open. Kitty tries to steer away from that kind of talk and prepares to take her leave of Robert for the night. She takes his hands and starts to tell him how much she loves him, but he stops her and says she should save this for their vows. Kitty says they already went over this: they're doing the traditional recitation of the vows that God wrote for them. Robert, never one to allow the fact that he and Kitty want vastly different things out of their marriage to stop him, is like, "Right, but how about we do it my way anyway?" Kitty realizes that Rob's already written his vows and says it's awfully last-minute for her to have to write vows for tomorrow. Robert plays the "but you're a communications director" card, to which Kitty doesn't have a defense, so she just starts making out with him to get inspired.
Lena and Justin are post-coitally snuggling as he talks about dreading entering the Walker family madhouse later on today. He explains how family parties often get, including the tale of Holly and Nora's food fight at the winery opening ("Walker Landing"? Is that what it's called? Huh), and how William was "the only one who could ever keep us in line." Even Justin thinks he's weirdly romanticizing his wayward dad, but Lena tells him it's not so strange: "Weddings make you think about people that you miss." I...guess so? Weddings mostly make me think about how "The Hokey-Pokey" is infinitely inferior to "The Chicken Dance" as far as gimmicky opportunities for familial embarrassment go. Justin says that regardless, William cheated on his mom, and on his entire family, really. "What kind of man does that?" Lena, understandably, doesn't think the kind of guy who does that is all that bad. Somehow, they both end up tying Justin's dad issues with Lena's feelings about her breakup with the mysterious "married guy," like they're at all similar. But Lena's like, "Yeah, he just up and said it was over," and anyone can see that she's not over him. But not Justin! In fact, he takes this opportunity to invite her to the wedding. She manages to restrain herself from yelping, "Will Tommy be there??" But just barely.