Talking to @gutsybitsies about AUs but got to wondering if maybe Suzanne pulls us all up short by disapproving of Jack as a suitor for her baby boy.
Yes she loves Jack as a person and he’s already had a little piece of her because he looks just like her teenage crush. And of course Jack’s been the world’s best friend to Dicky and so supportive. So it isn’t that she doesn’t love him.
But she’s a small town Southern church mom. Fancy pants folks like the Zimmermann’s seem nice enough folks and produced a mighty fine, kind and respectful son. But lord who knows what they get up to in their own homes and at those big parties she’s always seen in People magazine. She’s since read about Jack’s overdose and though Dicky assures her it wasn’t anything like what the press said, she’s still wary.
Bitty’s worrying all this time about how his mom will react to him being gay and already already having a serious boyfriend, but what if she were absolutely fine with all of that… but she puts her size 5 Payless pump down hard when it comes to Bitty dating a millionaire ex-party boy whose on the road half the year doing heaven knows what? Whose handsome face and smooth ways (oh, Suzanne) won over her only baby and now Bitty’s gonna be living around all these rich folks thousands of miles away from her, going to these champagne parties and being stuck at home while Jack is traveling and doing God knows what! (Southern bobbed haircut mom spiralling)
So Bitty has to tell Jack that she took one part of the news just fine, but that now Jack’s gotta earn Mama Bittle’s approval. “But Bits, the last party I went to was the Easter egg hunt for the Falcs’ kids. I drank chocolate milk. I went to bed at 9pm. You were there, Bits. You’ve gotta tell her.”
And Coach takes pity on Jack and decides to give him a few tips on winning over a protective Georgia parent.
Also, I love Jewish Jack/Jewish Suzanne headcanons but I’m not Jewish or religious so I don’t know how that would play out here so if anyone wants to add any then please do.
(I don’t think this will actually happen in canon, just thinking about how funny/awkward it would be)