"We need a marriage as a message to everyone about the new laws," said Elizabeth.
"Why us?" groaned John.
"Why not?" muttered Rodney. "Just another way to derail our lives." He glared.
"But this is arranged," said Teyla. "You have arranged marriages on earth?"
"Sometimes," said Elizabeth. "In some cultures. So it's agreed. John, you need to propose to Rodney for the video we'll be disseminating."
John, down on one knee, said, "Rodney, will you marry me?"
"What?" said Rodney. "What do I do?"
"Say 'yes'," prompted Elizabeth firmly, but it was John's pleading echo, 'say yes', that convinced him.