Is Jim really getting emotional here or is this just roleplaying?
I know he was slightly emotional about Annie earlier, but I'm not sure why he'd be getting choked up now (pun not intended)?
"And yet, will we ever come to an end of discussion and talk if we think we must always reply to replies? For replies come from those who either cannot understand what is said to them, or are so stubborn and contentious that they refuse to give in even if they do understand." - St. Augustine