I am usually charmed by arsonists, but even in comparison there's just something about the way he speaks that I really enjoy. "It'll burn nicely!" I just love that. Later, they've got Debbie up a ladder staring in at him watching him flick the lighter on and off, wondering what to do, and Veronica refuses to call the cops because that's what they're like on this show, and she wails about how he's always been like this, center of attention stuff: "This is what he did at Granddaddy's funeral. Gutted out half the hospice!" Burning hospices are not funny, Jacob. Stop laughing, Jacob. Anyway, what to do? Mourn the public healthcare in our country, I suppose. (Stop!)
"All I wanted was to own my own home, and maybe some small kitchen appliances." Aww. Marty's still barricaded and they're just sitting around being sad and wondering what to do. V admits that, though she hates other people's kids (obviously the Gallaghers are not in that category) she was looking forward maybe to kids. "A little Tomorrow Person!" Kev says. "That's what I call little mixed-race babies: Tomorrow People. Little People Of Tomorrow!"
Which, something about the term "mixed-race" always makes my left eyelid twitch a little bit -- Like, can you believe that used to be this huge thing? Can you believe there were entire centuries of people that existed before Sidney Poitier was even alive? -- but he only clipped that mailbox coming into the driveway of somewhere amazing and sweet, so... Fine. And you can actually see Veronica make the exact same call: Is it worth explaining why that is offensive, and then not offensive, and then offensive again, but then you end up at okay? No. No it's not worth it, and no he wouldn't get it anyway: Tomorrow People it is.
Mandy's not entirely happy with the surprise of Ian taking off another afternoon to be with Kash, considering he did the same thing yesterday, and Ian tries to explain: "I mean, I always knew he had a wife, and a life, and everything, but seeing it? And smelling it? I mean his life actually has an odor." There are boys around the corner but I don't think that's entirely why Mandy kisses him at that moment. "Just felt like kissing my boyfriend," she grins, and takes off. "Have fun fucking Kash!" Mandy Milkovich, you make my heart sing.
V hangs outside the bathroom and gives a long, sweet speech about how she always let Marty tag along with her because she was the big little sister and wanted to make sure he was okay, and that by the same token it wouldn't be a real wedding without her little big brother there, so can he give her away at the wedding? He finally comes out, and it's super sweet and a little sad because he's suspicious... And then very sad, because he had every reason to be, and Fiona jams a hypo in his thigh and then he's down for the count, spitting swears all the way. They handcuff his hands around the toilet, which for some reason made me feel claustrophobic, and they're off.