They polish off the cheesecake and drink some red wine. I love all of it, but just not with that particular combination. Also, I don't enjoy a side dish of Jesse's big, pink, fleshy tongue. "Is that supposed to make me not worry?" Tara asks when kissed. It sure calmed down his dad.
Jesse also wants to know more about Tara's previous engagement. Tara sounds like she's explained this fifty times as she tells Jesse that he was a "great guy" whom "everyone else liked." Oy, so he's a gay. But it helped her "grow a lot as a person," though it certainly didn't ingratiate her to Jesse, who speeches, "I want to be engaged once, and I want to be married once." Well, you know what, Moral Majority? Sometimes things just aren't that easy. Just because you were raised with a certain set of values, it...oh, my god. I'm giving that speech again. The one that I've written here sixty times. The one that I recite in my sleep. The one that often ends, "and that's why you can't vote for him, and I will judge you personally if you do, as hard as it is for me to say that." So Tara lays it all out there: "If you were to ask me, I would say yes to you." Well, why not? She's already said yes to everyone else. "I would say yes to you right now. I would say yes to you five years from now." I would say yes in a box. I would say yes with a fox. I do not like him in this house. I do not like him, he's a louse! I do not like him in L.A. The things I hate a vast array! I do not like this oily cad. I will not watch him kiss his dad! I do not like him (nor does Pam), I do not like him, Sam-I-Am.
Find all/replace all/Tara/Jessica. It's nighttime at Jesse's house, as Tara's limo pulls up triumphantly. They toast their -- are they drinking delicious mojitos? Oh, the crushed mint was destined for better than them! -- drinks and sit down for dinner. Jessica tells Jesse how stressed she's been, and he asks, "How ya doin'?" No wonder he doesn't know how they feel. He gives her the same speech about the engagement rings and the forever and the green eggs and the ham, and she shoots back her feeling that shopping for rings was "bittersweet" for her. Jesse puts way too fine a point on it, telling Jessica that she and Tara tried on the exact same rings, which points Jessica into a major shame spiral that bottoms out with Jesse's emotional torture climax, "I don't know what's gonna happen tomorrow...I don't have the answer right now. It's gonna come to me, but...." Jessica narrows her eyes with the proper amount of suspicion and says exactly what she should say ("I don't know how I feel about that") without doing exactly what she should do (leaving, spitting, cascading reams of epistolary fury). Jessica asks us in a confessional, "I don't understand how I can give of myself if he isn't sure." Yes. Yes! Great point. If the world thinks she's not emotionally mature enough to handle a relationship, said world is certainly going out of its way to harden her heart to the point where she can. But then becomes too bitter, and once again can't.