Sandy enters the pool house as Ryan packs. He explains the timeline for the wedding pending Kirsten's readiness, and then cracks, "It is a mystery to me what goes on in that bathroom." Ryan asks if they'll be done by 6, since he told Theresa to pick him up then. Sandy takes this in without a reaction, so we know he knows that Ryan is leaving. Sandy announces that, as Ryan's guardian, he can stop him. Ryan knows that, but counters that Sandy won't, because if he taught Ryan anything, it's to do what it takes to protect his family. I thought that was Jimmy's MO? These writers need to get their stories straight. And while Sandy is an excellent father, I would think he would have also taught Ryan kindness and patience and open-mindedness in equal measure, but I guess none of those went with this particular plotline. Ryan announces that Theresa is his family now, but Sandy insists that the Cohens are his family, too. He announces that Theresa and Ryan can both stay with the Cohens, and that they'll make it work "as a family." Aw. Aw! Ryan can't ask them to do that, though, because the Cohens have already done more than Ryan could have asked of anyone. Sandy grins that he told him once already that he could have done worse. Indeed. Kids do worse with their biological parents every day. Ryan huskily points out that when Sandy took him in, Ryan had no family and no hope, and that he doesn't want his kid to grow up the same way. Sandy earnestly declares, "Well, just 'cause you're leavin'...doesn't mean I'm lettin' you go." While watching this scene, I determine that Ben McKenzie plucks his eyebrows; as we all well know, Peter Gallagher does not. Sandy lightens the mood by hurrying Ryan to dress so that they might witness the "most unholy of all unions."
We hear the chimes of the wedding march, and red-attired bridesmaids file down the aisle. Lady Heather appears in a poofy strapless ballgown; alas, the costumers missed a major opportunity to have Lady Heather's dress designed by Juicy Couture. We suddenly see the aisle and altar via LadyHeatherCam, and she zooms in on Caleb. I expect him to turn into a dollar sign, much like one cartoon character turns into a giant turkey leg in front of another. Her stride slows a bit, and I think something is about to go down, but it's not -- as much as a lot happens in this episode, the pace is very even and there aren't any big shockers or dramatic revelations. It's all very matter-of-fact, which I think helps make the episode more successful. We see members of the wedding party exchanging looks, including a particularly skeptical one between Sandy and Kirsten. We also see that while the Atwood last name didn't make the union, Ryan did score a place in the wedding party. We also see that Jimmy continues his campaign of impropriety by assuming a place in the front row. Oh, and I see Cyndi! I don't see Caitlyn, but apparently she's there somewhere. They probably wheeled in her trunk so that she could bear witness to the occasion.