Every time Michael casually introduces AJ as his father, my heart grows about three sizes. And every time he obviously tries to play matchmaker between his father and Elizabeth, I get a little more giddy:
AJ: I was thinking to myself how much smarter you are than me because you found a smart and beautiful girl like Starr.
MICHAEL: Well, maybe it’s your turn to find somebody who’s smart and beautiful. […] I caught a glimpse of Elizabeth as she was heading off. She was definitely checking you out.
Aw, yeah. Michael ‘ships it too, guys.
AJ, for his part, is completely smitten. I mean, we’re talking twitterpated in the extreme, here. And it pretty much could not be more adorable. I know I’ve said that before. I know! But, I mean, just listen to him:
ELIZABETH: Maxie’s put together the ceremony and she drafted me to be the maid of honor and the best… person.
AJ: [smiling the dopiest smile possible] They–they got that last part right.
ULTRA ADORBS TO THE MAX! And then he asked her out on a date and was gobsmacked when she accepted, and both of them had the biggest grins on their faces, and he did a dorky little fist pump as she walked off in her smoking hot dress, and… yeah. It was good for me, okay?
Meanwhile, Frisco had the only correct response to learning Spinelli is the one who’s been schtupping his daughter:
FRISCO: That’s the father of my grandchild?
Word, Frisco. We’re all kind of upset about it, trust me.
Spinelli, by the way — former tech support for the mob — has a moral code the precludes stealing in any form. Even if it’s actually just returning stolen relish to its rightful owner. Shut up, Spinelli’s stupid moral code.
(But I do like him best when he’s focusing on professional rather than romantic business, and pulling both Ellie and Spinelli into the relish saga not only gives us the gift of Tracy/Spinelli interactions but gets Ellie finally integrated a little more with the rest of the cast. I approve of both of these things.)
Anyway, have a good weekend, y’all! I’ll leave you with this goodness:
(AJ’s face there? Seriously how my heart feels whenever they interact. It’s like I’m thirteen again, I swear.)