In his office, Roger is informed that his "family" is there, and after he gives the okay, Mona and Margaret enter. Excuse me while I grab some popcorn and Raisinets. Margaret greets her dad awkwardly, while Mona merely settles into a chair and accepts an offer of sherry, despite the fact it's only 10:30, as Margaret is at pains to point out. Roger is partaking as well as Margaret informs him she asked her fiancé Brooks to come late to avoid embarrassment. Roger asks if the social discomfort has to do with the fact that he's paying for everything, but Mona, rather blithely, informs him that it's actually about Jane. She takes the relatively-good-cop role as she adds that she's suggested a compromise to Margaret in regard to the seating (this time, referring to Jane as "June," heh) but Margaret isn't so much on board with that: "I didn't want to go to her wedding, but I did. The least she can do is not come to mine." She adds that seeing Jane on her wedding day will ruin the whole thing. "She's young enough to be my sister. How does it look?" Well, it depends on your perspective. Or lack thereof, which is why asking Roger that question is probably futile. Brooks then arrives, not nearly late enough to avoid any embarrassment, and the way he warmly greets Mona as "Mom" before stiffly shaking Roger's hand is probably all you need to know about where his loyalties lie. They then segue into the invitations, and Roger gives his opinion on which one to choose before musing: "November 23rd. I'll tell Jane." Given what's going to happen on November 22nd, you might as well not bother. No church is going to be able to accommodate you, for sure and certain. Which reminds me of one of my favorite moments from last season, Joan warning Roger in the wake of Marilyn Monroe's death: "One day, you'll lose someone who's important to you. You'll see. It's very painful." I wonder if we know when that's going to be?
Episode Report CardCouch Baron: B | 1921 USERS: B
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