Me: So, anyway. We can go to Therum and recruit Betty’s daughter, Liara, and-
Mom: So, are these people human?
Me: No, they’re more of those blue people. They’re called asari.
Mom: See, I’m not good with this. There’s too much shit in this game.
Me: It’s a whole galaxy of different planets and lifeforms!
Mom: Yeah, but I’m a racist. I only like humans.
Me: Well, then you’re going to like Mass Effect 2, because you work for a terrorist organization that hates aliens.
Mom: Good! Sounds like my kind of place.
Me: Anyway. Betty’s daughter is an expert on the Protheans, so she might be able to help you make more sense of your vision
Mom: Another girl? Blech, no way.
At this point in the cutscene, Kaidan also brings up Liara as a possible lead.
Me: See? Your boyfriend thinks getting Liara is a good idea.
Mom: Which is exactly why we can’t go there.
Me: Well, unfortunately, we’re going to have to eventually.
Mom glares at me.
Me: We can save her for the very end though, if you want to.
She continues to glare.
Me: Alright then, I guess we’re going to Noveria. We’ll save Liara for last.
Mom: Can’t we just leave her there forever?
Me: Sorry, but no.
Once the crew is done debriefing, we go to speak with Kaidan. He talks about his misgivings about our mission, and eventually starts delving into his personal history. Mom pays no attention to anything he’s saying but pretends like she’s very interested. I start to wonder if that’s what it was like when my parents went out on dates together.
Kaidan: We’re getting off-track here. This was supposed to be a casual debrief, not a bullsession about my past.
Mom: Tell him “I agree.”
Mama Shepard: I gave up on waiting for you to get to the good part halfway through.
Kaidan: Yeah, sorry about that.
Me: I don’t think that was the right thing to say if you’re trying to romance him.
Mom: It seemed like it was!