|Luck Be a Lady (Part 2)|
|Season 2, episode 22|
|Air date||May 5, 1989|
|Writer(s)||Story by: Rob Dames & Bob Fraser|
|Previous||Luck Be a Lady (Part 1)|
In lieu of a teaser, we see Michelle in her hotel bedroom, saying "Last Week" as shown on screen, followed by a recap, which ends with Michelle saying, "What will happen? Even I don't know!"
Jesse and Becky plan to get married. To make sure that neither one will change their mind, Jesse insists upon being married within the hour, without telling anyone about it beforehand, but what they do not know is that a suspicious D.J. and Stephanie have decided to figure out what Jesse and Becky are up to.
At the same time, Joey spends the day in the casino in hopes that he will hit the jackpot once again, this time, with a regular three-reel slot machine (a quarter one, in fact), and the $32 that he did get to keep last time. However, he doesn't fare any better over there (uttering "Oh, Fruit Cocktail!", instead of an F-bomb), and he bumps into a woman named Shirley, who has played every machine in the row he's in, from right to left, and is about to play that last one as soon as he leaves. She tells him she heard about him being the "jackpot jerk" (short-lived, of course). He then takes another spin at that machine, and loses again, allowing Shirley to play it, and she takes only one spin, and loses also. Just when he's down and out, Joey discovers he's still got a quarter in his bucket, so he plays that last quarter, lines up three grapes, and wins $5, which provides him enough consolation from not getting to keep the $100,000 he "won" the last time. As he reminds her (and us), "The key to responsible gambling is knowing when to walk away." But that's nothing compared to what happens next, as Shirley takes a second spin at the machine, lines up three oranges, and wins $25.
Danny and Joey try to persuade Jesse to think things over before jumping head-first into the sea of matrimony, but Jesse will not listen. During the ceremony, before they can be pronounced husband and wife, Becky gets cold feet and leaves Jesse at the altar, devastating him. Later, after Jesse tells Becky how much she hurt him by leaving him at the altar, she apologizes and explains that there are a lot of things to think about and talk about before they can plan a wedding.
Shirley, the woman Joey bumps into at the casino, is played by Helen Martin, best known for portraying Pearl Shay on the NBC sitcom 227 (1985–1990).