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?
Recaps by Gordon Pepper, GSNN
Creator: Scott Satin
(based upon "Meet My Folks")
EP: Bruce Nash, Scott Satin
Packager: NBC Universal Television Studio, Nash
Entertainment, Satin Productions
Airs: Mondays at 10:00pm ET on NBC
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Episode 2.3 - July 5
After the ending drama of last episode, we start off
this morning - and episode - with some skeet shooting.
Dad loves the sport, and he shows the women how to
shoot. Nicole misses while Tammy hurts her face on the
recoil. Marilyn busted her shoulder, so she gets a free
pass. Marty then shows all of the women his shooting
accuracy. He is a great shooter, but still fears the
women, as Marty says, "I better be on my best behavior -
these girls all have a deadly weapon in their hands."
It turns out that the producers have a deadly weapon,
too; the ladies have to hit a target, or instead of a
dog bringing back she skeet, the dog will bring back a
bad fact that will be revealed about them. As the women
were horrific shots the first time around, I would guess
that there will be a lot of bad facts revealed. I was
not disappointed, as the bad fact parade is about to
make a processional down the street.
Nicole starts off - and misses. She spent a night
outside of her boyfriend's house to see if her boyfriend
was cheating on her. She admits to it, which worries
Melanie is next. She is as bad as Marilyn, though her
secret is tame - she has been known to have nothing in
her fridge but ketchup - and she has been known to eat
only ketchup as a meal. Following her is Suzanne, who
was forced to put up a fence to keep her neighbors from
seeing her in her Jacuzzi - naked. "Three words - buy a
robe," replies Jennifer.
Sharon can't pull the trigger on the target, or when it
comes to marriage - she's been engaged twice. She admits
it twice, as she was 19 and 24. She was asked if she
would accept a proposal now from her ex-boyfriend, and
Sharon says that she would consider it, which gets the
girls wondering about if she is over her ex.
We continue the dog footage with Tammy, who says that
she will not change her last name, regardless. She says
that she won't, and she says that it's who she is. "Why
is it that women are expected to do that," and asks
Marty to change her name. That turns Marty off and the
women are taking notes. Stacy has been divorced three
times. She said that she married her second husband
twice. Jennifer doesn't know if she could handle a mom
who has been divorced three times.
Marilyn asks Marty to shoot for her - which he does. Of
course, he hits the mark, so Marilyn is saved. Because
Marty hits the target, we get a good note about her -
she donates her time to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Everyone is happy about her, as we say AwwwwwBarf.
We have lunch as the doorbell rings. Jennifer opens the
door and sees the dog back - with another message. This
time, it's time to eliminate another woman. They talk to
Marty about the choices, and Marty says that they can
eliminate Tammy or Nicole. They ask him about Sharon,
and he would prefer that they didn't eliminate her, but
that seems like that's the person that they want to get
rid of. In addition to that, Sharon really screwed up
last week's Lie Detector Test, so she is clearly on the
Will Marty's plea save Sharon? The girls comes back with
a decision, and the answer is... yes. Tammy is selected
to leave, and everyone once again bursts into tears.
Tammy makes everyone laugh - but they decide that she is
too stubborn for dad. We get more tears and she leaves -
but Marty tells the girls that he is proud of them, so
he is happy. As for Tammy, she is convinced that Marty's
woman is in the house - and she says that she will not
give up looking for love.
With that, Marty had to choose another women for a
nightcap. Since he can't pick the same woman twice, he
selects Melanie. The girls get to watch on TV and they
see that they are enjoying themselves. They get a little
grossed out when they watch her eating ketchup on a dare
from Marty, but a little disappointed when they don't
end it with a kiss. Too much ketchup breath? Or is it
something deep down?
Marty doesn't worry about that, since the next day is
his birthday! Happy birthday! Everyone celebrates with
drinks and a game, which features the women pretending
that they are Marty's new wife, which includes using the
Oklands' last name (take that, Tammy!). Most of the
answers are silly, and everyone seems to be having a
good time playing it, until the doorbell rings. "Oh my
god - it can't be bad news on my birthday," says Marty.
Sure it is - and it comes in the form of a new game.
This game is called 'Pointing Fingers', and each woman
writes on the finger the woman who they should eliminate
next, and then point the finger at the person who they
want gone. The girls explain that this game is there
because they want the women to know the pressure that
they have been feeling in terms of eliminating someone.
Sharon points the finger at Melanie. Marilyn points her
finger at Nicole, just because she doesn't know her that
well. Nicole points the finger to Sharon, due to lack of
chemistry, while Melanie points at Marilyn due to being
uncomfortable with him. Stacy also points the finger at
Marilyn, who says that she was being mean to some women,
and Suzanne also feels the same way - though we've never
seen any sort of footage to suggest that she has done
so. Marilyn feels like she was being ganged up on.
The girls go out to the kitchen to get coffee - and
there's that wacky fax machine again. They had a sense
of dread that another elimination was around the corner,
and they are right, as they are told to select two more
women to be eliminated and let them help the girls get
the birthday cake.
They ask dad for advice on who he likes. He wants to
keep Marilyn in hopes that she will open up more - and
he likes Sharon. Marty asks the women if there is a
reason to keep someone that he isn't attracted to. They
say no, and they tell them to get rid of Nicole. Well,
there's a surprise for the women, who really want to get
rid of Sharon.
The kids have to make a decision, and they decide...
that it's time to get the party going. They light up
noisemakers, and then they asked... Sharon and Marilyn
to get the birthday cake. It's a huge cake which is big
enough for a person to pop out of, and sure enough, out
pops a person. That person, instead of a showgirl, is
the Lie Detector man, and he tells Marilyn and Sharon
that it's polygraph time.
Marty was waiting to hear the name of Nicole, and
instead, he hears two names of women that he wants to
keep in the house. "I can't believe they chose Marilyn.
My own daughters went against me." Well, it looks like
they did, but it's actually a smart move by the girls
for a number of reasons. We'll get to those reasons
Sharon goes first - and she's getting upset with the
kids. She said that she would be mad at Marty if he
bought her an appliance for Valentine's Day (TRUE),
hasn't been making fun of them behind her their back
(LIE) that she would still marry dad even if he gained
50 pounds (TRUE) and that if her ex proposed, she
wouldn't say yes (LIE).
It's Marilyn's turn, and barring her saying that she
would wrap Marty's head with toilet paper and turn him
into a Q-Tip, she's pretty safe. She says that the kids
wouldn't be able to go on a honeymoon with them (TRUE),
that she wouldn't try to change her dad (LIE) and that
she wasn't rude to any of the women this week (TRUE).
She says that she is here to find true love (TRUE).
Marilyn, who really didn't believe that she was rude,
only had one lie and she really cleared herself well.
The lie was a minor one, and I think it's an easy slam
dunk to get rid of Sharon. The girls decide that they
have to change the dynamics of the household, and they
are glad that everyone realize how difficult it is to
get rid of someone. They decide that they have to get
rid of... Sharon.
"I thought that it was fate that brought me here... Fate
has let me down again," says Sharon, as she hugs the
women and leaves. She tells Marty that she will never
forget his birthday as they exchange farewells.
My take? I don't think that the girls had any intention
of getting rid of Marilyn. I think that they really
wanted to get rid of Sharon, and they knew that if they
put Nicole up against Sharon, and then got rid of
Sharon, that dad would be upset. The only way dad would
be remotely happy is to put Sharon up against someone
who he really liked, so that when they cut Sharon, Marty
would at least be relieved that the one he really wanted
was still around.
So Marty seems happy, and they look like they will end
the episode with a happy note - but there's one more
twist. They women bring Robert Ringer in to see Marty
and the remaining 5 women. Who is Robert? He is the
local Justice of the Peace. The daughters remind
everyone that the show is called "Who Wants to MARRY My
Dad", so there will be no engagement ring. The winner,
if she so chooses, will be MARRIED at the end of the
(Well, at least we know that this show will end in
marriage. We don't know how long the marriage will last,
but hey, you can't have everything, can you?).
We'll see more surprises next week.