In the limo, the dog sprawls across her lap. Her sister starts dispensing some Dr. Philian advice. It doesn't take a psychic to know that at 33, Bella's clock is a ticking, and that Bella ditched Elliot (hot ab guy) because he was a commitment-phobe. Her sister's advice is interrupted by a brief verse of "Fantastic Voyage" sung by all the drunk bridesmaids. Daphne the bride-to-be says the psychic was a total sham because she predicted that Daph would be the proud mother of two girls. But like Daph just knows she's having a boy. [Is this a shotgun wedding? - Zach] She also knows that she's going to puke her guts out in the back of the limo and all over the poor dog, but not until it's too late.
This event triggers something for Bella. She turns to her three friends the next day who are sitting in one of these teeny plastic kiddie pools. They don't really seem to buy the fact that, just because the sister puked sushi on the dog, the psychic was right about the whole seaweed thing. And even if she was, that doesn't mean she's right about Bella's man problem. At least the poor pooch is getting bathed. One of the male friends is unemployed. The blonde in the middle wearing a bikini starts reminiscing about Bella's fireman boyfriend. But buff dude with good hair tells Bella that fireman guy had too many bumper stickers. Bella thinks people can change. Buff guy says there must have been something wrong with the guys if they aren't around any more. Bella insists that she didn't dump them all; sometimes they dumped her. (Which one would think would be a good indication that they don't want you around, but not for Bella.) Blonde girl thinks it's romantic. Buff guy says blonde girl has only known Bella for three years, and since he's known Bella since college, he doesn't want to deal with the same guys again just because Bella's on a quest. Bella assures him that she's not taking the whole backwards dating thing seriously.
At the flower shop that Bella Bloom (yes, that's her name and she is a florist) owns, she sees her dad puttering around. (He's the dad from Boy Meets World!) She starts asking about a family that was at the lakehouse with them back in the day. He says she was the one that made out with the son all summer, she should know. So much for not taking that whole old boyfriend thing seriously. Speaking of which, dad's handy helper? It's Elliot, a.k.a. co-dog owner/commitmentphobe ex. They are taking down a big chalkboard that Bella doesn't want any more. Dad starts lecturing Bella about getting her sister wasted the night before and somehow ties in the info that Bella's mom had walked out on him at some point. Nice subtle exposition there.