Jessica's mother brings up the idea of law school, and Jessica quips that she's going to drop out of school "to start working at the local dance club." Her mother doesn't even vaguely smirk, utterly cognizant of the fact that, as the mother of a titty blond girl living in Southern California, her daughter is really never that far from a life on the pole. Her mother continues on, asking whether Jessica has any plans to change law schools, and she responds with a sheepish "Maybe." You mean from a "fake" law school to a "real" one? Because the transfer rate between those two institutions is not, how do you say, very high. Perhaps sensing this, Mary Lynn kicks it to a confessional, where she lets us know, "I absolutely would like Jessica to finish law school. She's very ambitious, and I think she just needs to do this before she makes a commitment to get married." That sentence was spelled with a silent "especially to this guy" tacked on at the end.
Back in the living room, Jesse turns the tables, asking how they felt when Jessica informed them that she would be going on The Bachelor. Mary Lynn cops to having been "surprised," noting, "She was happily in law school," which I have to admit is starting to sounds more like "I was happy she was in law school." Mr. Mary Lynn -- whose pants are worn by not him -- pipes up now that he was "not in favor" of Jessica's decision to appear on the show, at first. He continues on in a non-sequitur kind of way, speeching, "I had a four-page questionnaire about 'Why You Should Date My Daughter.'" Eh? Jesse guffaws, "I'd love to fill it out," before the editing spares him the undoubtedly yelped follow-up, "But spelling is for scientists and fruits." But alas, Jessica's father could not find the document, having neglected to check his computer under the file path, "C:/My Documents/Patriarchal Assertiveness/The Girl/Adolescent Maturity Stunting/noboysinourhouse.doc." So, as an alternative, he was forced to recreate just one question of it, which he removes from his lapel pocket and hands as a love note to Jesse. Jesse opens it up and sounds it out, using his context clues and only slipping over a few elephant words along the way, so clearly the cameras were turned off for a significant amount of time: "Question: Will you respect our daughter, sister, and granddaughter? Answer: Don't tell us. Show us." Jesse's eyes radiate with terror, worrying that he just might not have the physical means to care for three separate people like the note seems to demand, and, in a confessional, he feels the magnitude of Jessica's family and their love for her, as he explains, "I think it's very easy to, kinda, talk the talk. But you have to be able to walk the walk. And show people how you feel." Yes. I think we can all get behind Jesse Palmer and his Sports Idioms Novelty Mug guide to wife hunting. Jesse asks to keep the note so he has something to see to In Touch when his football contract runs out in approximately...now. Jessica's father beams. His handwriting is kinda girly.