Peggy takes Jason out onto the balcony to ask him some questions. She unfurls a comedically long list of questions to ask him, but he looks like he's doing a pretty good job answering them. Meanwhile, Jillian confides in her cousin that she has really developed real feelings for Jason. You know, I don't know if it's just because Jillian is my current favorite, but I think she has gotten prettier over the course of the season. I wasn't sold on her looks when she was first describing her hot dog theory, but now, I think she is gorgeous.
Later on, Jillian and her mom have a heart-to-heart about Jason, while Jillian's father, Glen, takes his turn grilling Jason. Glen tears up while talking about his daughter. I love Peggy and Glen.
While everyone hangs out (and Jillian tells her parents about how those Americans make fun of the way she talks), there is a surprise visitor at the door, and it's Marjorie, Jillian's grandmother. She is this crazy-funny old lady who brings a gift of Maple Leaf boxers that she puts on Jason's head like a toque. Ha! She kind of like swoons at Jason's beautiful appearance. She used to warn Jillian that she was going to marry her off to someone in northern Alberta. I kind of love everyone in Jillian's family, and not that I don't think that Jason is a stand-up guy or anything, but I think her family might be a little too cool for him.
Next, it's off to Grand Rapids, Michigan, to visit Molly and her family. Molly greets Jason at the country club, and they reunite like they have been separated for 20 years. Jason feels underdressed at the country club, so he changes into an outfit that Molly picked out and brought for him. (She's dressed in a cute skirt and argyle sweater.) They play a round of golf, or whatever the term is for a game of golf that one plays in an afternoon. They sit down for a picnic, with some requisite alcohol, and Jason asks what he can expect when he meets the 'rents. She warns him that her parents' opinion matters a lot to her.
They pull up to Molly's parents' house, which looks like the kind of McMansion-type house that seems to be prevalent in this part of the country. They all sit down in the living room and talk golf. (Jason says the kind of inane stuff that parents say about their kids – "Ty is the sportiest kid. He's probably the only three-year-old that knows who Michael Jordan is." Um, way to use a timely cultural reference there, Jason.) Molly's mother, Maryann, brings out these crazy hats from the hat box to entertain Jason with. I don't know what to make of this.
Maryann takes Jason downstairs and instructs him to draw a picture of Molly's face. He decides to draw her at a Rose Ceremony. It is a horrible picture, with a clown mouth (Molly calls it Joker-esque when she sees it) and a tulip for a rose. I bet Ty could do a better job drawing than his dear old dad. However, the picture has won over Maryann, which is good. (During this time, Molly's dad sits her down and, in typical stoic Midwestern male style, tells her to keep it cool if she happens to get eliminated. Don't cry in the limo! he says.) I think I really love Molly's family too, and I think that they are too goofy and funny for Jason, just like Jillian's family. For all his virtues, I don't see him as a really laugh-out-loud funny guy.
It's time for us to leave the Midwest and fly to Lake Elsinore, California, which is somewhere in Southern California where Naomi is from. Naomi is dressed in her cowgirl best, and greets him with a big hug. They waste no time before imbibing. Naomi continues the conversation that Jason had with her after last week's Rose Ceremony, regarding his concern about her willingness to commit. He interviews that he's glad she addressed those concerns, but basically, he'll believe it when he sees it.
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