Love to Interrupt
The DiGeorge Files
One single father looking for
love among several attractive women. But he will not be making
Can his daughters choose the
right woman to be their prospective stepmother?
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Creator: Scott Satin
(based upon "Meet My Folks")
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Episode 2.2 - June 28
Last episode - we started with 13 contestants, and now
we are down to 10...er...9, since one of them is a spy
for daddy. The spy will be revealed...
...but not before we have the recap. Lets' go back to
last week's recap and see who I profiled ...
Reality Dating Contender #10 - Lola, short black hair.
Her strategy is to keep her eyes and ears open and
remember everything that she has learned. Note she
doesn't say anything about love. Could she be the
villainess of the show?
VIllainess? No. Spy? Maybe - especially since there was
nothing about her in the show except for that. That's my
guess. We'll see how accurate I am later...
...as for right now, the remaining women are making
dinner for the family. The women think that Marilyn,
Stacy and Suzanne are in the lead for Marty's heart.
Sharon has the hots for Marty, and she's hoping that
Marty has the hots for her - but Marty does not have the
hots for her aunt, who is hiding as one of the
The women aren't making mole either, but it is being
served up, as they find out that one of them is a spy
for dad. The women immediately go after Marilyn, who
admits that she is uncomfortable with that suggestion.
'I was caught like a deer in the headlights.' Sharon
thought it was scary and once again we have almost no
conversation during dinner. Marty? 'I must say that the
meal was the most uncomfortable meal that I have ever
Nicole reveals to everyone after dinner that the real
mole is going to stand up. Marilyn stands up - but
quickly sits down. We have some false starts of people
standing up, but the person who stands up is...
And I am 2 for 2 for guessing. Whoopie!
The women giggle as Lola explains that she is here to
make sure that Marty's heart isn't broken. She has taken
notes - and she said that neither Marty nor the kids
will be happy. She calls up Nicole and says that she
wouldn't marry someone because he was allergic to cats.
She did admit that and she refers to t he cats are like
her children. 'That cost her some points with me' says
Next up - Melanie - who refers to older men as 'old' and
who wouldn't date an older men. She denies that she said
it - but the video tape says that she did and Marty
wasn't happy about it.
Sharon is up next - and Lola says that Sharon wants kids
of her own - but Marty doesn't want kids. She says that
she would swear on her father's grave that she didn't
say it - but her dad must be watching the show, because
there's that tape flashback again, saying that she'd
want kids. The children don't think she is being honest
and that spells trouble.
Sarah says that some of the women were squirming pretty
damn hard - and it's her turn to squirm. Lola was
shocked at her potty mouth. Sarah said that she felt
comfortable with talking like that. I don't see anything
wrong with that - but her saying that her career was
more important than a guy. She does admit it, but she
said that she would drop everything for the right guy.
The girls aren't buying what she is selling, and Sarah,
who already is in trouble with the lie detector, may as
well pack her bags...
...and she may be packing in around 5 minutes, because
the women get a message that they have to eliminate one
of the women now. What's even worse for her is that Lola
doesn't have any more bad things to say and she says
that she thought that three of them women would be
The women decide that it boils down to two women who
they feel don't have a connection. One of them has to be
Sarah, while the other one is someone who we will
probably be finding about come Lie Detector time, since
Sarah will indeed be leaving. 'If Sarah thinks that men
are a waste of time, then obviously, she is not looking
for true love' says Nicole the daughter, while Sarah
didn't realize that there would be so much emotion
involved. Also leaving along with Sarah is Lola, who
Marty hugs. Sarah doesn't strangle Lola as they head off
in separate cars. 'Life is a game' says Sarah, 'and I
lost at this one'.
Marty gets to pick the nightcap - and he selects
Suzanne. The rest of the women head upstairs for the
evening, while Suzanne is talking about how she knows
the kids well. Meanwhile, the aforementioned kids get a
fax stating that they can watch Marty's little nightcap
on closed-circuit tv. They, of course, do, and they see
dad rubbing Suzanne's knee - and then planting a big
lip-to-lip kiss. They react like you would expect a
bunch in screaming teenagers to react - screaming. 'I
haven't seen dad kiss anyone besides my mom...I didn't
need to see that kind of visual.' says Nicole. Well, it
wasn't like anyone held a gun to your head and forced
you to turn on the tv set...
Marty tells the ladies at breakfast that since everyone
wants some privacy, he gives all the daughters money to
go to the movies. The kidlets leave while Marty tells
the women to put on their bathing suits. They will be
going swimming - and hanging out at the hot tub while
the girls are out.
Well, you don't expect the girls to be at the movies, do
you? Well, they are at the movies, but the film that are
watching is called 'Let's Spy on Daddy in the Hot Tub.'
The girls each parade for Marty in their bathing suits,
as they see Marilyn go after dad with an aggressive
kiss. 'Now I know how Hugh Heffner feels like' says
Marty, who invites each of them for one on one time by a
Suzanne thinks that Marty is perfect, but it's Melanie
who gets the first date. They share a smooch, which
disgusts the kids watching in the van. Melanie says to
the other women that they were too busy kissing to learn
anything more about Marty, and that gets a barrage of
pillows thrown at her.
Nicole (contender) for her date says that he has
wonderful kids, and that has them smiling. What has them
less than smiling was that she was promised a back
massage from Marty, and he proceeds to disrobe. 'How
many years of therapy are we going to need after
On a lighter note, Suzanne starts her date by throwing
dad in the pool, and the kids applaud. He said that he
had feeling about her, which had the kids wonder when
dad started to be a player. They wind up in a kiss and
the kids think that they are both on cloud 9.
Machel isn't going to be aggressive and try to make out
and kiss with Marty, but she does think that the
chemistry is there and the kids think she is
old-fashioned. That changes when she plants a kiss on
Marty, and the girls are stunned, bordering on ticked,
that she would be the actress. 'I'm surprised how the
feelings are coming strong with Marty.' says Machel.
Maybe not nearly as strong as the feeling of the kids
Tammy has her date - and it turns into one big talk
fest. She yaps about living in Phoenix, and being up at
6am, and going to bed at 10 pm, and she doesn't drink or
smoke, and.....zzzzzzzzz.......HI I'm awake. That
willpower may be all that kept Marty awake as well, but
he gets through with it and gives her a small peck on
the cheek. Chemistry? Zero.
Sharon comes in, and the psycho music is starting. 'I'm
going to make Marty fall in love with me by inserting
secret messages in our conversation.' said Sharon, and
sure enough she starts by saying 'you love me' to him.
She says this the first two times and it's cute - but
she says it for every sentence and Marty thinks that she
is a bit looney. Sharon thought that it worked perfectly
- but the girls thought that 'I thought Sharon's
strategy...failed miserably...was pretty good.'
Stacy is next, and she brings Marty to the fireplace.
They both find the other person intimidating, and each
of them let their guard down. The kids are happy - and
they are happier when she is indeed old-fashioned and
doesn't give him a kiss. 'I don't Marty tonight because
I would have been just like the others to him. I want
our first kiss to be special.'
The last date is Marilyn, who is tearing up as they
talk. There is some strong emotions, 'like two souls
falling in love again.' Marty drags the covers over
them, and that gets cries of bewilderment coming from
After the last date, here is the quick recap -
Favorites - Suzanne, Nicole, Marilyn
Contenders - Melanie, Stacy
Lie Detector Time? - Machel, Sharon, Tammy
Speaking of the Lie Detector, the girls have to select
two of the women and send them to 'The Laundry Room' to
get some clean towels. The girls make their decision and
come in to tell daddy - who is still in the hot tub with
the girls. That must have been some long movie. The
night will be even longer for the two people who are
selected to take the test, and they are...Machel and
Machel goes first, and she wants to make sure that she
shaved her pits before being hooked up tot he machine
(she did). She says that she is not good balancing a
checkbook (TRUE), that there is nothing about dad that
she doesn't like (LIE) and that the kids haven't been
boring her this week (LIE). She also says that she
hasn't been making fun of them behind their backs this
Sharon seems like a psycho - but she doesn't seem like a
liar. Of course that changes when she says that she
hasn't lied to them this week (LIE). She says that she
has borrows money from her significant other without
asking (TRUE) and that she hasn't cheated on a boyfriend
(LIE) and she tops if off by saying that she doesn't
want to marry a man who has children (TRUE).
The good news is that she is less of a liar - but the
bad news is that the truth is damning to her. That being
said, they are 'both busted', and whoever makes it this
time is probably gone on the first elimination
opportunity the next time around. I think Sharon telling
the truth will save her bacon for this episode and
Machel will be gone - though Sharon's stay probably
won't go past next episode.
The women start by saying that this time around, this
elimination would be easier because thy feel like they
have been lied to. 'Frankly, I would like to eliminate
both of you (OUCH!!!) but fortunately, one of you will
have the opportunity to redeem themselves tomorrow'. The
person who gets the chance at redemption is...Sharon, as
Machel gets the boot.
There is no hugging this time around. Machel was very
upset and she talks to the girls before she leaves. She
says that she hasn't lied to the women the week and she
does mask her feelings, but she has always been honest.
She ends it by telling the women that they would never
know what they would have had. With that, she leaves and
Marty stares at her leaving. 'I just like Marty too
much...he'll never know.' The girls realize that they
may have made a mistake, and even Marty says that under
the circumstances, there isn't going to be a night cap
Did the girls make the right choice? I think that the
answer is a blatant no. The lie detector did Machel in,
but Sharon's testimony has already said that she is the
wrong choice for Marty, so why keep her around? This may
have been a producer's suggestion (since Sharon has been
the more 'interesting' contestant) that may have royally
...but according to next week's promo, the bad decisions
have only begun, as the girls royally blow another one.
We'll see who it is next week.