So they sit down to chat about Sean's supposed to refer to her father, who is a two-star general. I'm not clear on how the American military operates. Is he allowed to kill so many people in a given year as he sees fit? Because that would work out nicely tonight.
"Call him Mark," says Lindsay, who asks if he's sincerely worried. Sean says it's intimidating. "Do you think he'll ask me any hard questions?" Sean asks. To him, though, a hard question is, "Do you love my daughter?" Also, "Will you soon be asking other women to stay with you overnight in a hotel room?" Hard questions!
Then there's an annoying segment where Lindsay puts Sean in army clothes and pretends to be a drill sergeant that was supposed to be funny but I think it really just had everyone sighing and checking their watches.
We watch some army training going on too, and Sean is intimidated all over again, because he hopes Lindsay's dad looks at the lightweight pretty-boy drifter that is Sean Lowe and sees a man. We're all rooting for you, Sean. As we watch Sean and Lindsay arrive at her parents' house, Lindsay tells us if her father doesn't like Sean, then that would probably be a dealbreaker. So far we're zero for three in terms of whether anyone actually gives a shit about the mother's opinion.
Sean sits down with Lindsay's mother Lisa, and brings out the "I'm crazy about her" line but that's not quite enough, since Lisa asks if he's falling in love with her. "I'm not in a position to say that right now," says Sean, because he is a douche with a tin ear, but Lisa seems impressed with his honesty. You want some honesty, how about Sean saying Lisa would be a great mother-in-law because she'd help out with the grandkids!
And now it's time to get the approval for Gen. Lindsay's Dad, who wants Sean to put himself in his shoes and not wanting to see his daughter get hurt. Sean says he doesn't want to hurt her because she's so sweet. Well, that's a relief! Sean hems and haws about how he sees potential, and weasels out a question about how if they get to that stage, if he'll have the general's blessing. General Mark makes him spit out if he's asking for the blessing right now. Sean says he is. "I don't think I've ever been asked a tougher question in my life. I don't know that I've got an answer," says the general, and then he talks about being a paratrooper and managing risk and eventually gives his blessing, but I have to assume that he knows if things don't work out, it would be really easy for him to have Sean literally killed. Sean has an army boner anyway and says the opportunity to be part of Lindsay's family makes Lindsay more attractive to him, which is kinda gross.