Jill and Kevin are finishing dinner when a big silver dome is delivered to their table. Jill acts like it was the funniest and most unexpected thing in the world when, instead of dessert, the dome was full of -- an invitation! Can you believe that? Stunning, the originality of having something other than food hidden under the silver dome brought to the dinner table. I've never seen that done anywhere except, you know, Bugs Bunny cartoons. The invitation tells the couples (we see BJ and Tony get theirs, too) that they are to be separated from now until the wedding -- the guys have to leave now so that there's no chance that they'll discuss what they're going to do at the wedding and ruin the surprise. In fact, I halfway suspect that they specifically ran the guys out of the house in response to their fear that Tony was about to do something crazy like taking BJ off the hook by telling her he wasn't going to marry her. BJ watches miserably as Tony packs. Oh, the humanity! Kevin says that it was very hard to say goodbye to Jill. "I don't like saying goodbye," he says. "Never have." Yeah. Even as a child, he always cried when his mom dropped him off. Probably through about eighth grade, I'm thinking. Tony takes about three hours to say that he and Billie Jeanne are used to having each other around, so being without her will seem "weird."
The SUVs take the men off into the night. Billie Jeanne stands at the door and sobs. Oh, for God's sake.
At 8:00 AM on Day 19 -- 31 hours before the wedding -- Billie Jeanne is feeding the horses. I'm sure it's a metaphor for something, but I'm really too tired to interpret it at this point. Unsurprisingly, she poses for various melodramatic camera angles in which the sun judgmentally glares over her shoulder, and she tells us that she misses Tony and can't wait to be with him again. She actually says that Tony will "grow to love her" if he can "let go." I swear, it's like she's reading from dysfunctional Mad Libs or something. Tony, meanwhile, looks at the ocean in an equally picturesque manner, and you know that he must be really emotionally wrung out, because he hasn't shaved. You have to learn to read between the oh-so-subtle lines, people. He tells us that his feelings for Billie Jeanne are "still evolving." Yeah. From "lust" to "wary affection" to "stark terror of the kind that causes one to sit bolt upright in bed, soaked in one's own sweat." He is also taking his deeply meaningful walk on the beach wearing sneakers and shorts, and I really think you can't suffer fully unless you're barefoot with your pantlegs rolled up. Just saying. Oh, and he throws the BJ-likers a bone by saying, "It's difficult to be away from her."