As Kevin and Scary Anthony exit out the back of the house, Godfather-esque music accompanies them. Heh. A nice, if rather obvious, touch from the music guys. Kevin compliments Scary Anthony on the rather barren yard, but Scary Anthony points out that although it looks nice in the summer, right now the place is "kinda shitty-lookin'." Inside, Jill tells her mom that she can see that Scary Anthony is starting to flip out, and she hopes Kevin doesn't take it personally. Again, she doesn't seem to see that she has any role in making her fiancé comfortable around her family, which is yet another reason for her to bug me. The pen with which I write those down is just about out of ink. Kevin interviews that he didn't expect Scary Anthony to like him right away anyway, which I have to say is a pretty good thing. Back outside, Scary Anthony asks Kevin how he intends to support Jill, and I can do no better than to repeat Kevin's response just as he gives it: "Yeah, I mean, you know, I, like I was like tellin' ya, you know, marketing-wise, the company that I'm gonna be with, the ideas that I have goin', uh..." Yeah, real solid answer, there, Kevin. That's going to put the guy's mind at ease. No answer to your potential father-in-law should include the word "marketing-wise." But Kevin says it again just seconds later. "Marketing-wise, I'll probably be gettin' paid by the different companies that I'll be marketing." You know, I think I've gotten that email, too. "MARKETING-WISE, GET PAID BY THE DIFFERENT COMPANIES THAT YOU'LL BE MARKETING!!!!"
Inside, Mama Nic asks Scary Anthony what he thinks of Kevin. Scary Anthony says that he can't bring himself to like Kevin yet, because Kevin has only known Jill ten days. Mama Nic points out that Jill seems to like Kevin, but this doesn't make Scary Anthony feel much better. Yet again, I face the conflict of whether I like people better if they voluntarily participate in this situation and then complain about it, or if they throw themselves into it wholeheartedly. Mama Nic is taking the "shrug" approach, whereas Scary Anthony is still fondling his feelings of horror.
Over at Paula's, Stephen and Denise are delicately asked about their sleeping arrangements, and they delicately say that they've been sleeping together for a week, so there's no need for Paula to go all It Happened One Night with the blanket hung up as a wall or anything. They don't mention the schoolgirl fantasy of last week, because that would probably put Paula's mind at ease about whether she's going to make them uncomfortable. I guess they could also just tell her that no matter how long they sleep in the same bed, nothing really exciting is likely to happen. After we watch this conversation take place, Stephen interviews precisely the information that was just conveyed to us when we actually saw it happen. I really hate that. I mean, thanks for the againterview, editors, but I do tend to pay attention. Stephen and Denise retire to their room and close the door. We are spared the inevitable moment ten minutes later when Stephen mutters, "Denise...."