Seven years later, they’re living together. Randall puts on “Let’s Get Married” by Jagged Edge and does a little dance for Beth. As the lyrics “Let’s get married” play, he asks Beth to marry him. But it quickly becomes clear this isn’t the first time he’s proposed. She answers, “Not yet,” which is progress.
And just as they’re about to celebrate their progress toward a “yes” with a little romp, Randall suddenly remembers it’s time to go to their regular Sunday dinner at Rebecca’s (Mandy Moore) house. Beth is agitated and suggests they go mini-golfing instead (alone). Randall assumes it’s an invitation for a family outing, so off they go.
There, Rebecca subtly makes a dig at the fact that Beth keeps turning Randall down and it’s the last straw. Right then and there, Beth tells them that she’s not ready to get married yet because she doesn’t want her life to be consumed by her husband’s. Randall is so hurt he tells her he won’t ask again.
They all take some space, but Rebecca soon finds Beth to smooth things over. She tells Beth Randall won’t consume her because she’s his everything. Rebecca tells Beth about a time when Randall was 11 years old and cried because he was unsure of his place in the universe. “Seven years ago, after he met you, he no longer had that fear,” she explains.
This shifts something in Beth, so she finds Randall, tells him to hop in the car and they drive to a deli where she orders nachos and a ginger beer. He’s extremely confused until she tells him, “This is my favorite meal, you’re my favorite person, this is how I want it,” and invites him to propose. So he pulls out the ring and pops the question. Her only request? That they don’t “Lose ourselves in each other. We’re gonna be full people. Equals. We’re a team.”