David wakes up with an anxiety attack, rushes to his daughter's bedroom and wakes her, certain there is a prowler outside. After she convinces him no one is there, what is really upsetting him surfaces. She is getting married in the morning and he thinks she's making a horrendous mistake. He goes through all the reasons why she should not marry Martin, reasons so outrageous that Nancy just sits there letting him have his tantrum. His love for his daughter and sense of loss at her impending marriage are the cause of his upset.