Now it’s time for Sean to have a chat with Pastor Bruce. Exactly as Sean feared, the first thing he is asked is if he loves AshLee. Sean dances around the issue and says he sees “love on the horizon.” The cliches are rubbing off on Sean too, it seems. Pastor Bruce tells Sean that AshLee has put a lot of her heart into this. Sean wants to know more about AshLee’s marriage at 17-years-old. He wants to know why Pastor Bruce would sign off on this marriage at that time? Pastor Bruce’s answer makes a lot of sense. He said that AshLee was only a few months away from turning 18. He was worried that if he didn’t let her get married, she’d make some bad choices as soon as she legally could. He says that he wouldn’t have signed off on the marriage if he had to do it again. Then Sean asks if it’s OK for him to propose to AshLee if he decides to. I also like Pastor Bruce’s answer to this as well. He says that if Sean decides that’s what he wants to do, then he’d be welcome into the family. I imagine this is how most fathers would act. I know if I wanted to get married, my dad would be thrilled as long as the man is someone who makes me happy. I like AshLee’s family.
Everyone gets back together at the table and we hear the story of AshLee’s adoption from her father’s perspective. From what Pastor Bruce said, it was love at first sight. Honestly, Deborah and Bruce seem like really good parents. They may talk in silly cliches, but this whole family seems like really good people. With that, it’s time for Sean and AshLee to say goodbye so he can go be crazy about some other girl in front of her family. Their goodbye is the most awkward ting ever:
And Sean is off to Seattle so he can meet Catherine’s family! Is Catherine wearing a leather jacket? I hope that’s faux leather. Remember, she’s a vegan who loves the meat! There is another set of “I missed him so much” and “I can’t wait for him to meet my family.” They sit on a metal pig for a while. Then Catherine takes Sean to Pike Place Fish Market. Again, this seems like a strange activity for a vegan. Granted, I’m not a vegan – or even a vegetarian – by any stretch of the imagination. I could be wrong about this being a strange activity. Also, I remember working at Dorney Park back in the day and having to watch a training video about this fish market: