A bee buzzes around some flowers. Okay, we've now had cyclones and killer bees...bring on the locust references.
Billie Jeanne and Paige hold hands and take a walk. They discuss the scenery, but then they sit down for a minute, and Paige, like the rest of the killjoy friends and relatives, says she feels like it's her responsibility to tell BJ about some of her concerns about this whole thing. Paige talks about how this is marriage, and it's the rest of Billie Jeanne's life and so forth. Billie Jeanne, not really responding to Paige's precise set of concerns, assures Paige that if Tony weren't going to go through with it, he would have warned her, because he wouldn't dump her in the middle of the whole wedding thing. Billie Jeanne interviews about how it just keeps hitting her that she's about to get married. I think it's safe to say that when it comes to getting "hit," Billie Jeanne hasn't seen anything yet.
Nineteen hours before the wedding, Tony sits around with his boys. He tells them that he's very secure about BJ as a person, and about her feelings for him. He then interviews that he's been very close and bonded with several women, but it's never been as good as it is with Billie Jeanne. Whom he's already told us he doesn't love. Goodness, where is the boy going with this? And will it be over soon?
Back at BJ's house, Duane and Paige return, this time with Billie Jeanne's sister and nieces in tow. Wow, nothing like introducing a couple of little kids into this equation to make everyone feel a little viler. She tells us that holding her nieces made it all so much more real, knowing that in the future, she will have kids of her own. She and her friends and family share a toast. Fortunately, it doesn't look like the children are drinking -- not that I think anyone at Fox would object if they were. BJ says that she used to feel like she had no family, but now she realizes that all these peeps are her family. "I've got a family, and I've got a man, and I've got the world," she says, and everyone drinks. Including me. I tell you, there's barely enough tequila in the world to get me through this thing. And keep in mind, there's a lot of tequila in the world.
Tony goes off to take a walk, and one of Tony's friends asks his dad and Bender how they're feeling about Tony's situation. One of Tony's friends says something about "whether or not Billie Jeanne's a good enough woman to marry..." Bender endears himself to me by saying in a quiet "shut up, asshole" fashion, without taking his eyes off the food he's cutting, "I think she's a good enough woman." He goes on to tell the gathered peeps that he thinks Tony will say yes. Another of the friends opines that he can "see it in [Tony's] eyes" that he's going to say no, but Bender continues to have faith. "I actually believe," he says, as he goes back to his food, "that she is as good of a match for Tony as he's ever had in his life." Weirdly, there's a sense in which I agree with him, although I think Billie Jeanne isn't going to be much of a match for anyone unless she lets go of a few more of her neuroses.