Special guest star in this storyline: Thorn’s Issues.
Thorn: The last thing I want to do right now is find The One. Dating is fine. If I was the kind of person who enjoyed it, and I had time, I’d be doing it right now.
But trying to love someone — to promise them a serious commitment — while you’re active military? Never. That’s irresponsible. That’s cruel.
Juniper: It’s okay, Birch! Thorn is just airing out his personal issues, not condemning you for having a girlfriend and planning to propose.