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 2.5 - July 19
Sometimes in this business, we make oversights. For
example, I thought that the series ended with this
episode, because I didn't see another episode next week
- however, the series will actually end in 2 weeks, as
next week's finale will get bumped because of the
political convention coverage.
Here's another oversight - the three women who are left
go out with Marty to the horse races, as they believe
that they are having a fun day at Santa Anita racetrack
- the home of Seabiscuit. Suzanne is viewing her
opposition as oversights, as she 'knows' that she is
going to win. Suzanne doesn't remember that Seabiscuit
was a longshot, too...
And they're off! The horses, that is, but Stacy is
betting on her, while Marilyn thinks that she will cross
the Finish Line first. She cringes in dismay, though, as
both Stacy and Suzanne pick the winning horse.
Here's something that will make all of them cringe - the
ex-boyfriend stakes! This is a race the women better
win, because if they lose, their ex-boyfriends will
reveal a bad secret about them. The women first laugh -
and then are visibly concerned. Stacy picks #6 - Really
Suspect. Marilyn picks #11 - Memo House, and Suzanne
picks #7 - He's Gone. Marilyn's horse takes the lead -
but Houston Astro wins, which means that we get to hear
bad facts about ALL of the women.
Suzanne: "When I saw the winning jockey hold that
envelope, I knew we were dead meat." Suzanne's dead meat
comes in the form of their ex-boyfriends riding their
horses to them. Stacy: "Please somebody, shoot me now."
We can shoot Suzanne first, as her ex says that Suzanne
is way too talkative - and not listening to what you are
saying. The women aren't allowed to talk back, and her
ex adds that it's killing her.
Marilyn introduces them to Mike, who says that Marilyn
takes 90 minutes to get her hair done - and she dated
more than one person at the same time - on the same day.
Stacy introduces everyone to Stuart, who says that she
passes gas frequently. He also says that she will buy
win in the $200-$500 range - and expects you to pay for
it. Stacy interrupts and asks how many times that she
bought dinner for him, but Marty was already wondering
if Stacy lives beyond his means.
After that horsing around, Marty is allowed to spend a
full day alone with each of the women. He starts with
Suzanne as they take a lovely bicycle ride. Marty says
that she is fun to be with - and invites a violinist to
play some music as they kiss. That's cute - as long as
he doesn't replay it for the other two women.
The second date is with Stacy, They start out by
frolicking in the snow, and then romancing by the fire.
Stacy talks about a marriage happening soon, and they
also get some smooching on. There is no violinist in
Marilyn goes on a beach date as they massage each other
while looking at the waves. "I can see our wedding
taking place at the cliff", says Marilyn, adding that
she would love to run away with him. AwwwwBarf.
While one woman and Marty are having grown-up time, the
kids take one of the other women and have a play-date
with them. This could possibly be the more important of
the dates, since it's those three that need to make the
decision. They go with Marilyn to a honky-tonk bar - but
the date is far from friendly. There is a bucking bronco
competition, and whoever stays on the mechanical bull
for the longest will win an envelope. Inside the
envelope - another bad fact.
If I remember correctly, this is the same Marilyn who
couldn't do any shooting because the had a bum shoulder.
I don't expect her to stay that long on the bull,
either. She doesn't - only 6 seconds, while competitor
Brooke holds on for 12.6 seconds. Here is the secret -
Marilyn married and divorced someone in the same
weekend. That's impressive. She said that she was 26 and
she knew that she made a mistake the second that she did
it, adding that she can't undo what she did. "Shots,
Stacy gets to go to the track - this time, it's the auto
track. They invite Stacy to race around the track, but
it looked like she would be better off if they read 50
bad facts about her, so the girls didn't go racing. Sure
enough - her comes the bad fact race, and she still
looks like she'd rather have the bad fact read. Cut to
her in the car, looking like she wants to get out. As
expected he comes in last, or bad fact place. The bad
fact - in order to get out of a relationship, she tells
guys that she is a lesbian. Stacy does say that when she
is in a bar, and someone is hitting on her, one of her
friends will say to stop hitting on her girlfriend. That
would have been fine, but then she adds that her
girlfriend did kiss her on the lips and the antennae go
back up again. She says that she wouldn't be going
through all of this if she was a lesbian, and the
antennae go back down again - for now.
The girls give Suzanne a 'Mrs. Okland?' t-shirt, which
they thought was cute. Suzanne's reaction? "You got an
exclamation mark?" Competitive, aren't we? Well, it's
good to be competitive as they play a little
roller-hockey. After some playtime, a guy in a bad wig
drives a Zamboni towards the women, gives the girls a
folder of bad facts, and gives Suzanne a helmet. The
women will fire 60 shots at her. If she can stop 6 of
them, then Suzanne gets the envelope. The girls think
she is dead meat, but Suzanne stops all of the first set
of shots. The girls then realize that they have to play
dirty pool, as they suspect that Suzanne can't stop all
three shots - at the same time. They are right, and
Suzanne loses (though you'd figure that she would lose
anyway). The bad fact - Suzanne blew $6,000 on a
shopping spree and owns over 50 pairs of shoes. They ask
her how much she usually spends, and she says "not often
enough, which is why I had to make up some time on that
trip." I honestly think that it's not that bad, as long
as a) it's her money, and b) more importantly, it's
Marty's money. Suzanne wants to spend money next on... a
heating pad. Heh.
When they all get done dating, everyone goes out to do
some sunning and ice cream eating. The women get a fax
machine, which tells them to pick the 2 women least
compatible and clean off by the pool. The girls
automatically think that Stacy and Marilyn will be the
ones to go to the pool, but they are stunned when they
say that he wants Marilyn and... Suzanne to go to the
pool. Hmmmm.... Marty wants Stacy, and tells them that
he doesn't want to pick someone who he doesn't want to
marry, while the girls say that according to the show,
they all agreed that the kids pick who dad will go out
with. He says that they have to come up with 2 names,
while the girls correct him and say that they have to
come up with 2 names.
The girls are arguing between Suzanne and Stacy, and
it's obvious that the girls like Suzanne better.
Jennifer says that Suzanne is ready to make compromises,
while Nicole says that Suzanne is just looking for the
next guy. They feel like they don't know enough about
Stacy, and Jennifer suggests the lie detector test.
"Nicole is trying to protect Stacy, while Jennifer is
trying to protect Suzanne," and Brooke gets to make the
final call. She decides that the two women going to the
pool are Marilyn and.... Stacy. Suzanne is safe, and
once again, she displays a smug smile. But Stacy is
probably safe too, as we don't hear the word Marilyn
once during the conversation of who to save. Marty, once
again, feels slighted, as he says that the girls are
once again, going against him. Marty excuses himself and
says that he will go to his room - and that leaves
Suzanne alone, not liking where this is going and maybe
seeing the writing on the wall...
Marilyn and Stacy go to the pool - and they see Mr.
Polygraph sitting in the corner, wading in the shallow
end. Marilyn is there for the third time, and she's
getting aggravated. She says that she is not falling in
love with Pete the lie detector guy (TRUE, to laughter)
she says that she can see herself being married to Marty
for more than one weekend (TRUE), she says that she is a
better match than the other two women (LIE) and that she
will be faithful (TRUE).
Stacy is next, and she starts by saying "If they choose
Marilyn or Suzanne to be their mother, they have made a
big mistake" and she starts by thanking the girls for
giving her an opportunity to say her side of the story.
She says that this is a blessing and that she will be
truthful. She said that she would not make them dinner
every Sunday night (TRUE), she responds 'I Do' when
asked if she will stay with her dad (TRUE), she says she
likes Suzanne (LIE) and that she is falling in love with
The girls thank Brooke for putting Stacy on the block,
as they all make up (AwwwwBarf), with the realization
that one of the women who really loves Marty will have
to go. This decision, though shouldn't be hard, as even
Marilyn's Lie Detector test came up that she may not be
the best one for Marty.
The girls remind Marty that although they have his best
interests at heart, but they have relationships with the
women, too. She starts to blubber, and Marty interrupts
them and gives them all a big hug. Marty goes back to
his chair, and blubbering through her tears, Nichole
says that they are eliminating.... Marilyn.
Marilyn says that she's upset, but she trusts the girl's
judgment, while Nicole says that she wasn't the best
fit. Marilyn says that she will never forget Marty, and
she hugs the girls before going out and getting a final
conversation with him. Marty tells her to take care of
herself, and they share a goodbye hug. "I left my heart
in that house - and I'm never going to be the same."
Marty forgives the girls, while Stacy is appreciative
that she is still there, while Suzanne says that she
loves Marty, and she is going to marry him. That's the
parting words, and that ends the episode.
My take? Well, it's Brooke and Jennifer for Suzanne vs.
Nichole and Marty for Stacy. I will reverse gears and
say that Stacy will win this, though this one can flip
either way. Join us in 2 weeks as we see where the final