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
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Episode 2.4 - July 12
We are down to 5 potential brides - and I can actually
say brides, because one of them will be Marty's wife by
the end of the series. We recap that little surprise -
and what else has been going on for the series, and we
start the action by replaying the last 5 minutes of the
last show - up to the local Justice of the Peace
promising a wedding. Marty - "It's not April Fool's, is
it?" The daughters quickly retire for the evening before
Marty has a chance to talk to them.
Why did the daughters retire for the night so quickly?
Because they have a camera in which they can spy on the
5 remaining women and see their reactions. They notice
that Melanie has already married in 3 weeks, and the
daughters are amazed that she is serious. They talk
about how wonderful Marty is and the women are impressed
that the girls like him - though they may have wanted to
mute the volume when they talk about being sexual. "I
guess we can all consider ourselves engaged." At least
the conversation is engaging...
The daughters come down and tell the women that the
Justice of the Peace was really a test - and that the
pressure to be married will be decided when they want to
do it - not when the daughters want to do it. Marty is
happy that all of the women are still there, but Suzanne
says, "I know it was just a test, but I was ready to do
In honor of the stunt, the women will be trying out
wedding dresses while Marty will be trying out tuxedos.
They will then all convene and have pictures taken to
see how they would all look like with Marty. At the
bridal gown store, Marilyn feels like a princess,
Melanie feels like a bride and Suzanne is hoping that
she will actually get to use the dress.
The women, who are all in dresses, are driving in a
stretch limo when they are pulled over by a cop. The cop
tells them all that there are too many people in the
limo, and the daughters have 15 minutes to make the car
one potential bride lighter. That's harsh. "I can't
imagine a worse nightmare," says Marilyn, "being
eliminated in your dream nightgown."
Unlike the last time, the daughters don't have an easy
decision - but if you remember, on the last episode, dad
did mention that he had no chemistry with Nicole. Will
the daughters remember this? As they line up the brides,
all of them say that they don't want to go home - and
they are confident that they are the ones going. The
daughters tell Marilyn... to get in the car. They say
the same to Suzanne and Stacy (who still hasn't kissed
Marty). They tell Nicole... that she has been
eliminated. Nicole and Melanie hug and cry in each
others arms. Nicole has no regrets, but she says that
love is out there somewhere for her.
That was an easy elimination to figure out - but it was
still hard on everyone. "I don't believe that we left
Nicole there in her wedding dress on the church steps.
That's just wrong." says Brooke. Want to know what's
really wrong? A taxi comes to pick her up, with cans
tied to the bumper and a sign saying "Just Eliminated".
That's wrong, but it was funny and even Nicole was
giggling as she got into the cab of consolation.
The 4 remaining women are told to head upstairs and
write their wedding vows and what they would do on their
wedding day. The woman with the best vows will be
spending a romantic dinner with Marty - and this could
be a huge competition. The women notice that this tone
is serious, and Stacy admits that the gloves are coming
Later on that day, Marty arrives in a black tux and a
light blue tie. The daughters relate to him the news of
the day and Marty seems excited. "The last time I was
waiting for a woman with a wedding gown to come in the
room was 27 years ago." reminisces Marty, as Suzanne
walks in. She says some very nice vows, and everyone
winds up tearing by the end. AwwwwBarf. The tears aside,
everyone can see why Suzanne is a threat. "Reading those
vows helped me see how she would be a part of the
Melanie is next. She is less emotional and more
philosophical, but she also breaks down in the middle of
her speech. Marilyn is third, and Marty is stunned by
her beauty. She is too terrified to talk, but when she
does, she invoked G-d to help her to try to find
someone, and he has and she is grateful, as she thanks
G-d and the universe. Brooke was surprised at how
heartfelt her vows was as she could move back into being
Finally, Stacy comes in the room, and Marty is also
stunned (is there any time that he isn't stunned?). She
wants him to take her hand as she wants to get to know
him better and she finally gets her first kiss. The
women were stunned and called it the most romantic
moment ever. When Stacy is done, Marty asks where the
Nicole is. Well, the daughters didn't tell him
Does the most romantic moment get the dinner? Suzanne
doesn't want to think so, as she says in a side
interview, "Hands off, ladies, daddy's mine." But the
answer to the first question is yes, it does, as Stacy
wins the dinner and Suzanne is stunned. She and the
other two ladies will be having dinner with the
daughters. The gloves may be coming off, and there may
be some adamantium claws hiding under the knuckles...
At the dinner, Stacy toasts to things worth waiting for.
They are served lobster, which they share - as well as
share another kiss. The other brides share oily sloppy
pizza as they are eating it while they are still in
their wedding dress. "This pizza sucks," says Suzanne,
as she resents that Marty and Stacy come out to share
They want to see a movie, but the fax machine interrupts
the musical mood. The fax comes in and tells them to
pick the two people least compatible with dad. They are
told to send them both there, as a soloist is playing
their song. We all know what that means, of course, as
the polygraph man is waiting for them.
The daughters are allowed to ask daddy for advice, which
of course they do. Marty is asked if he likes Melanie in
terms of relationship or in terms of friendship. He says
friendship and that pretty much dooms Melanie right
there. She gets picked to take the lie detector test,
and the person who joins her (which is probably
academic) is Marilyn.
Marilyn, who has to take off her veil (poor baby), goes
first on the machine. She says that she would not pay
off the daughter's debt (TRUE), she has not gone on more
than 10 dates on the last 2 months (LIE) that she meant
everything she said in her vows (TRUE) and that she
really wants to get married again (TRUE).
Melanie is next, and she has to be perfect. Even with
that perfection, I am not sure if that is going to be
enough. She says that she hasn't used her oven more than
5 times in the last month (TRUE), she says she promises
to stay with their dad (TRUE), she prefers to date
younger men (TRUE), and that she is falling in love with
their dad (TRUE).
Well, this time around, no one screwed up in the lie
detector test, and the women see that this time around,
they will have to break a woman's heart. It seems to go
back to Marty saying that he likes Melanie as a friend,
and according to the show's title, we aren't looking for
"Who Wants to Be My Daddy's Friend." I think Melanie is
toast, and the daughters.... agree with me. As much as
they don't want to do it, they send Melanie home.
Marty notices that Melanie acted quite elegantly, and
Brooke says that she had a stronger friend connection
with her than dad ad a stronger love connection with
her. They do get dad's approval, as he hugs the
daughters and says how much he loves them. The other 3
brides hug each other as Melanie talks to Marty. She
tells him that the daughters have his best interests,
though she doesn't know why - but she says that she will
go on. Marty, on the other hand, knows exactly why - he
We are down to three women as Marty wants to go to bed.
Marilyn says that she has to show what she really feels,
Suzanne thinks that she would be a wonderful wife and
stepmother and Stacy loves Marty and his girls. The
daughters don't know who is the right one as we end the
episode in a AwwwwBarf moment.
My guess? I think Suzanne wins, but I could easily see
Marilyn or Stacy sneaking it out. We'll find out next