Scout rides his bike up to the pump and says, "I guess you're just what I needed." Bella stares for a second. "What?" she asks again. "Just what I needed! The song! The Cars!" This is so stupid, seriously. They aren't even making it sound plausible. Really. "Hey, pamie," Saint Clare II shouts from the television. "What?" "Relax. Don't do it." Saint Clare I pipes up: "I hate everything about you." I love those girls. Bella says she'd be impressed with Scout's lyrical stylings if it didn't take him "five hours to figure it out." So much happens in five hours on this show. Scout says he's been thinking (uh-oh), and he thinks it's crazy that Bella doesn't want to meet the Senator. "My dad, our dad, is the most amazing, supportive, intelligent guy [that ever screwed both of our moms] that I've ever known, so yes, I think it's crazy that you don't want to meet him." He says that since the Senator is in town, "in the flesh," they should tell him. "I have a dad," Bella reminds him. Big and strong. I stop with the Jane's Addiction song because Bella kicks off the first of many father monologues this episode: "The guy who didn't sleep for four days straight when I had a concussion. The guy who taught me how to tune up a car so I could be self-sufficient. The guy who didn't run when my mother did. Maybe you should stop thinking about yourself and realize this is my decision." I didn't know I just needed to know how to tune-up a car to be self-sufficient! Dammit! Why didn't they tell me that in college? Jobs. Who needs 'em? Scout smiles, because he thinks she's such a pretty, dumb blonde. "Don't tell me you haven't thought about it at least once, meeting him face-to-face." Bella comments that he thinks he knows her so well. Scout tells her that it's not such a bad family to belong to. I'm not so sure of that. She asks him if he's ever thought "just for a second" that the Senator might not want to meet her. She walks off as Scout mouth-breathes so hard that the lens fogs up.
Commercial. Gracias, Saint Clares.
I call all of my friends to tell them that if they want to continue being my friends, then they won't tell me if they go out and see Autumn in New York. Jeff tells me that I have no choice and that he's going to send me a recap of the film. He taxes me so, that Jeff.
Sprite commercial. Pretty sneaky, sis.
Scout and Will are standing on the edge of a pier. Why do I always have to write sentences like that? Someone forgot to put the platform shoes on Scout. Scout's asking what happened to Liv Tynot. Will says that they are taking things slowly and that he doesn't want to "push it." "Yeah, I think I made that same mistake with Bella," Scout whines. No, see, honey, you can't have her. You can't have her. She's your sister. Your mistake was kissing her. Scout's whites aren't as white as Will's. Scout knows that Bella just needs to meet his dad and then they'll be okay. He sure knows what's best for everyone, doesn't he? There are "jokes" about "800-pound gorillas" and "the whole zoo," but you know how it goes -- Scout feels this pressure and Will reminds Scout that he's the one with real problems. Scout says that Bella's worried that his dad won't like her. She didn't say that. Will reminds Scout solemnly that "[i]t's one thing to be liked. It's another thing to be accepted." They leave to "get something to eat." What's with the pier in that scene? They were the only ones out there just standing with their arms crossed on the edge. They weren't even facing the water. It's like they kept trying to do the scene somewhere else but it kept raining, so they just threw it up at the edge of the pier.