Mike's impressed with Katherine going all out for MJ's sleepover, though he thinks the sugar and whistles might not be the smartest combination. He says he'll make them goodie bags filled with earplugs and vodka. She says MJ's funny, and that was so hilarious when he asked about them getting married. Mike's glad she thought it was funny, because he was "tap-dancing my ass off." She tells him he was great, but someday he'll have to answer the question. Mike says he's sure MJ's forgotten by now. She says, yeah, kids are like that, but grownups? Not so much. He realizes she's the one asking and goes for honesty: She makes him happy, but he's been married before and doesn't see himself getting married again. She says okay. He says that's not what she wanted to hear, but she tells him she wanted the truth, and it's not his fault the truth sucks. Then she asks for the streamers from the car. He goes to get them, but turns to tell her he does love her. She smiles until he's gone and then looks sad.
Susan and Jackson, post-dinner, are talking about her job. She tells him he seems awfully far away for a guy who just had to see her. He tells her he's a little nervous, because he has something to ask her. He says it's going to come out of nowhere, but he wants her to marry him. He starts to explain how he came to this. She gets frantic and says she has to go upstairs. He's like, "Now?" He follows her and knocks on the bathroom, which she's locked herself into. He asks if she's okay. She says she didn't want him to see her cry. He calls her "honey," and says she didn't let him finish. She apologizes, but still doesn't let him, and instead rambles and cries about how lonely she's been and that she's been trying to tell herself she didn't care about him. She says she tells herself she likes being strong and single, but she thinks about him all the time. She wanted to call, but thought he'd gotten over her, but now to know he still loves her makes her so happy. And she loves him too. He says nothing, so she says, "Jackson?" to make sure he's still on the other side of the door. He says, "Oh god, I really wish you'd let me finish." He tells her he needs to get married so immigration doesn't deport him back to Canada. He's here on a student visa that expired six years ago, and he got a call from the authorities. So, unless someone will marry him, he's in really big trouble. Or, you know, in Canada. Susan opens the door, all composed. He asks what she says, and she chases him out with the plunger. She tells him to get out or she'll kick his ass back to Canada.