Jesse leaves and Melfi sits at his desk, answering a suddenly ringing phone. It's his "honey," who he tells he'll be "home in twenty minutes." Which he still will be, I'm sure, but not before he hangs up and has a hand come up behind him and take his head down on the desk. Holy bald spot, Dr. Melfi. Anyway, it's Michael, and as Michael holds him down, he stage-whispers (so Shakespearean, indeed!), "What kind of man listens to another person's secrets for a living?" Those with, um, professional degrees? From whence comes the sudden, healthy dislike for the mental health industry? Is this Mumford? Everyone calm down. Iago counsels Melfi to "drop Jesse Ramirez" and then he disappears back into the night. Melfi, shaken, picks up the phone again and dials the police, demanding all sheepishly, "I need the police. No, uh, make that the FBI." So then, good thing he called the police.
Cut to a restaurant in L.A. which I think is the exact same place where David on Six Feet Under goes on all of his blind dates. No wonder Jesse turns up there, finding Isabel waiting for him at a table. He thanks her for meeting him. She's glad he called. A waiter offers menus. Isabel returns a sweatshirt. It's the small gestures that mean. So. Much. Jesse proposes that the two of them leave Roswell forever, but his wha?-inducing proposal is quickly interrupted by the arrival of whatever Isabel's dad's name is. He happy to see them, but curious and concerned as well. "What are you doing clear across town?" They are a bit far west in L.A., aren't they? They must be on their way to come and visit me. Isabel effortlessly lies that they're there furniture shopping, which Jesse piggy-backs onto (no comment) with his agreement, "Yes, uh. Yes." Pipe down and let the liar girl lie. She knows what she's doing. And then -- again -- Mr. Evans waits until the final line in the scene before delivering the dialogue on which all future scenes will depend. Welcome to the "While You're Up" theory of script-writing format. And here it is now: "Did you hear Liz Parker dropped out of boarding school? She wasn't gone very long. You know anything about it? It must have been a very expensive two weeks for Geoff Parker. Okay, see you later." And he's gone. People. I shit you not. That's exactly how that went. Jesse tells Isabel that he wants to be married to her, "but [he] can't be married to this situation." He adds, "Look, you say you want to make this work. This is the only way I know how." And then the waiter from the first goes off in the third, coming back right in the middle of Jesse's ultimatum and says, "You need more time." Isabel answers them simultaneously: "I do." Wakka. Wakka. Wakka.