It’s time for Sean to talk to Catherine’s mom. Mom flat out says that she doesn’t know if this would work out between the two of them. Yay for a reasonable mom. She also says that no one should lead anyone on. Sean doesn’t get the marriage blessing because, well, Catherine’s mom isn’t stupid and knows that Catherine is still one of four woman that Sean could propose to. I like Catherine’s family. Can we hang out with them a little longer? Catherine tells us that she’s nervous because of the way her family reacted to meeting him.
Let’s go meet General Lindsay’s Dad! I always want to spell her name “Lindsey” because that is my cat’s name. Just for good measure, here is a picture of Lindsey because she’s way cuter than Lindsay:
She’d make an awesome Bachelorette!
Sean thinks that LindsAy has all the qualities he looks for in a wife…those qualities include her father being a general You know he’s got his panties in a bunch over that. Lindsay takes Sean to “the funniest antique shop.” She doesn’t really explain what makes it so funny. It’s really just a normal antique shop. It’s got a pretty sweet jukebox. Lindsay is excited to see what real life with Sean would be like. Oh, sweetie. Just because Sean is in your hometown does NOT mean this is anything like real life. You’re still both being filmed for national television. Maybe Lindsay is one of those people who thinks that someone is filming her at all times. After the antique shop, they go to the bar where Lindsay used to work. Then they go eat cupcakes at a bakery. Wow, this is the most boring date of all time. They spend a lot of time talking about what Sean should call Lindsay’s dad – Mr. Yenter or General Yenter. Any members of the military or family members of those in the military want to weigh in? Oh, shit. Then Lindsay gets Sean some workout clothes that say ARMY so she can role play as a Drill Sargent. It’s…creepy.
Did Lindsay learn this from her dad?
Lindsay tells Sean that Fort Leonard Wood is where people go through basic training as well as leadership courses after graduating from West Point. Her dad runs the whole thing. Then Sean says something that makes me want to punch him in the face. He says that Lindsay’s dad’s job is “making men.” I’m sure there are a lot of military women out there who would like to punch Sean in the face as well. Sean wants to prove that he is a man that could protect Lindsay. Shut up, Sean. I wonder if he realizes that there are women in the world that don’t need to be protected. What fucking century is this man living in? Well, it’s not all bad. As a result of Sean’s sexist remarks, this song is in my head:
They arrive at the house and there is lots of hugging. This is the first time that Lindsay’s family find out that she wore a wedding dress for her first impression. I hope Lindsay borrowed that wedding dress from a friend or something. That would be a lot of money to spend just as first impression on “The Bachelor.” Oh, who am I kidding? The producers probably planned the whole thing and bought her the wedding dress.
Sean and Lisa, Lindsay’s mom, go and talk in the other room. Her man seems sweet, but she sounds like Fran Drescher and she looks like she’s had more face lifts than Selma. Mom wants to know if Sean is in love with Lindsay. As usual, Sean dances around the subject. He explains that he’ll only tell the woman he chooses that he loves her. As much as that seems like he’s avoiding the question, it’s a really good answer. Like Lindsay’s mom says, it’s good that Sean isn’t just throwing “I love you” out there. Sean then asks for advice about meeting with The General. Why is he building this up so much? Yes, it’s cool that Lindsay’s dad is a general. However, he’s still just a man…
…who will watch you do this with his daughter on TV.
Sean is confident that he’s won over Lindsay’s mom. It’s time to talk to her dad. Sean tells General Dad that he sees a potential marriage with Lindsay and he wants her father’s blessing…because of course he does. I actually really like General Dad’s answer. He says that he gives Sean and Lindsay the “authority to make the decision.” I like Lindsay’s dad. I think he realizes that his daughter is an adult and can make her own decisions about her relationships. *High five to Lindsay’s dad.* Before Sean lives, they give him some ID tags (dog tags). That’s sweet. Can we just watch a show with Catherine’s grandma and Lindsay’s dad? I’d watch the hell out of that!