At McPhee Manor, Jack, still in a tie, lies on his bed and bounces a rubber ball off the wall. Andie knocks and comes in, and apologizes for Mr. McPhee's behavior, but Jack says he doesn't "expect any less." Andie says that their father "hasn't had it easy," a point that Jack rightly scoffs at, and Andie then says that things won't get better for them unless their father comes back to live with them. Jack sits up, saying, "Andie, come on," but Andie reminds him that they can't keep looking after their mother and dealing with everything else by themselves: "We're too young for this kind of responsibility." Jack tells her to get used to it because Mr. McPhee isn't going to stay, "and you're a fool if you think he is." Andie thinks that if they can just make him see that they need to stick together, he'll stay, but Jack asks, "Why? Why do we need to?" Andie: "Because he's our father." Jack, irritated: "Andie, we lost him when Tim died, and then Mom got sick and he bailed. So what makes you think things are gonna be any different now?" Andie doesn't understand Jack's attitude: "How do you expect him to accept you if that's the way you feel about him? If you continue to resist loving him, how's he ever going to love you back?" Jack doesn't know, and frankly he doesn't care. He tells Andie that she can spend her life begging for "the few meager scraps of approval" their father will give her, but Jack himself can't do that. Andie takes this as a slight, and says through gritted teeth, "I don't think that there is anything wrong with wanting my father to be proud of me." Jack says, "No, no, there isn't. But did you ever stop to wonder if you're proud of him?" Andie doesn't have an answer to that. Well-acted scene by both.
Over at Grams's house, Jen helps Grams clear some plates. Grams "really like[s] that Ty boy"; Jen rolls her eyes and sits back down as Ty sucks up to Grams and makes a dumb joke about not drinking any more milk because he has to drive. Ty leans forward to Jen and asks, "Are you upset about something?" Jen sort of shrugs and says, "No," but then admits that yes, she is. Ty says, "Let me guess -- the quacking ducks," and Jen asks how he can think that it's wrong, and Ty corrects her -- he didn't say it was wrong, he said it was a choice. Jen, hopefully: "So then you think it's okay?" Ty, self-righteously: "No, I think it's wrong. It's in the Bible." Then Ty makes the mistake of calling over to Grams and asking her which Biblical verse condemns homosexuality, and Jen braces herself for an argument as Grams says, "I believe it's in the -- book of Leviticus," but before she can finish, Jen says that she won't let the two Bible scholars "gang up on" her, and with her hair bristling in its silly little headband, she rounds on Tyson: "How can you have such a narrow view of being gay?" Tyson asks, "How can your view be so narrowly liberal?" but Jen comes back with, "Ty, you're no saint, you know that," to which Ty responds, "I don't claim to be, but one day I'm gonna have to answer to the Big Man and so will Jack, and if he's ready to take responsibility for his actions then he can do whatever he wants. I just think that his kind is damaging to the world at large." Um, Ty? Does Reverend Falwell know you borrowed his rhetoric for the evening?