It's Valentine's Day, and the song "We Got a Love Thing" takes me back to, well, 1997. The gang is working at the Westlake Center, where a DJ from the radio station is performing a mass wedding. Janet and Lindsay stand outside and piss and moan about the crappy weather and how Janet is in a bad mood. In an interview, Stephen says that he has been missing Natasha for a year (and he still hasn't told his mom they broke up?) but she'll always hold a piece of his heart. Stephen gives the girls flowers. Lindsay teases Janet about her bad mood. Lots of shots of people getting married. They don't show that Rebecca and Irene were one of the couples who got married though. That would have been a lot more interesting than Janet and Lindsay bitching about the rain.
It's night. There's Space Needle number twenty-nine. Will we make it to thirty before the end of this episode? Janet comes into the house, carrying her flowers (hey, weren't they supposed to arrive like three days ago when Rebecca took the call?). They're from her parents and grandparents. Lindsay says that Janet's family should give her family a lesson. Janet says that it's a big move on her parents' part. It's kind of sad, though. I remember in high school, the National Honor Society used to sell carnations for a dollar and then the members would deliver them to the various homerooms, and every year, I used to hope that I would have some sort of secret admirer or something. And every year, I would get one from my mom. I love my mom, and it was a nice gesture, but it was kind of anticlimactic. Oh, I think I have revealed too much about my past. I'll shut up now.
Janet calls her parents on the videophone, and thanks her "daddy" for the flowers. Her mom gets on and asks if she misses home, causing Janet to start crying. Janet tells her father that she's fine and she doesn't need anything, and her dad says he loves her. Janet hangs up, and Stephen comes out of nowhere and gives her a hug. Like, was he eavesdropping the whole time? Janet cries some more.
Oh, yes. It's Space Needle-shot number thirty. Nathan asks Stephen if he's ready to go out, and then we hear glass breaking. Stephen broke some bottle. As he cleans it up, the phone rings and the machine picks up. It's Natasha, and she leaves a message. In an interview, Stephen says he loves the girl, but only to a certain extent, and that her games are too much right now. Nathan helps him clean up the glass and tells him not to let the message get to him. Stephen wants to call her back, but Nathan tells him not to. Yeah, because Nathan is such a power player in his own relationship. If that was Stephanie, Nathan would be on the phone tout de suite.