The Residence. Wow, it's been a while since we've been up here. Jed, Abbey, Ellie, and Vic the Fruit Fly Guy are standing around a coffee table holding glasses of champagne. Abbey is ogling Ellie's engagement ring. Ellie wonders if it's not too big, and Abbey tells her, "Oh, there's no such thing, dear." They sit down on facing sofas. Vic is an übergeek -- receding hairline, curly hair, oversized glasses, weak chin, brown corduroy jacket. Abbey tells them she wants to hear "all about the proposal." He apparently popped the question while they were on a bike ride on Rock Creek Park: "We did it there. Er, I did it there." Abbey is clearly being polite when she says that it must have been romantic. Ellie: "Very. The two of us, and my Secret Service detail." Jed asks when they'd like to have the wedding, and Ellie tells him, "As soon as possible." Jed thinks they should wait until after the election, and suggests a White House wedding at Christmas. Abbey jumps right in and suggests that Ellie probably doesn't want to have the wedding at the White House, and she and Jed have a lovely little argument about what Ellie might want, all while Ellie watches them argue. They go on for a bit, and then Ellie interrupts them: "Where, at the moment, is the less pressing concern. There's another consideration that may need to take precedence. As far as scheduling goes. And why we might not want to wait." She starts off that little speech all cute and perky, and slowly trails off at the end. Abbey catches on to Ellie's meaning about ten seconds before Jed does. And just to be clear, are we watching a thirty-something doctor tell her parents that she has to get married because she's knocked up? Did I suddenly switch over to a rerun of American Dreams? What decade is it? You can tell that Jed just wants to smack Vic about the ears, but he just slowly says, "Well, we should probably get right on to scheduling that, then." Heh. At that moment, Not-Debbie (a.k.a. Nancy) interrupts. Abbey introduces Vic, calling him their "son-in-law-to-be." Nancy congratulates them, and Vic just looks mortified, but Ellie is just as excited as any newly engaged person would be. Nancy is there to tell Jed that Babish needs to speak with him. As Jed leaves, Abbey slowly reaches over to take Ellie's champagne away from her. Heh.
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