They ship off the card, and as they walk out, Nathan says he was all happy until he realized that it "ain't gonna be there on Saturday," which must be Valentine's Day. Janet says it'll get there on Monday, and it's the thought that counts. Actually, if he's going to send such a crappy gift in the first place (come on, how much thought goes into a Betty Boop card?), he could at least pay the extra few dollars for Saturday delivery. But then he would have to cut back on his Happy Hour beer consumption this week, and the boy has priorities. In an interview, Janet says that Nathan worries about Stephanie's perceptions of him, just like she worries about her parents' perceptions of her. That, in short, is the theme of this subplot. Janet tells Nathan that Valentine's Day "isn't about February fourteenth, it's about taking a day out to tell them how much you love them." Janet the philosopher.
In an interview, Janet says that she and her parents have a strange relationship, because they support her financially and she knows her parents will be there for her, but they were very against her coming to Seattle. We see a shot of Janet translating her card into Korean. Now she's on the phone with her father, who is speaking Korean. Janet asks if they can drop it, because it's not a problem, and she would like them to understand what she's going through, and it's killing her that they are so against it. So, let me get this straight: They support her financially, but she doesn't think they have any right to have a say in her life decisions? I don't get that. If she really wants to be independent, she needs to start supporting herself, or resign herself to listening to what her parents have to say. In an interview, Janet says that she doesn't think her dad wants to know what's going on in Seattle. On the phone, she tells her father that this is a very valid experience, and she can't explain it. Her father says he understands. Janet doesn't think he does. Well, now she's just being contrary. Her father says it's a new start for her. Janet says it's one thing for him to understand it, but it would be nice if he would accept it.