On that note, we get a nice cut to Jeremy, and not just because he's stripped down to his boxers. He's apparently slammed a few drinks since we last saw him, and he's got a mike and is speaking to the crowd as he hops up on a railing, causing the crowd to gasp intermittently over his safety. We're to believe that there's no security and no physical barrier that would prevent all these drunkards from climbing over and falling into oncoming traffic. But hey, with a huge sum like one million bucks, you can easily cover the costs of any potential lawsuits, right? I mean, give me a fucking break here. If not cops or security, the insurance adjusters would be pulling him down. ["Once you suspend your disbelief re: Homeland Security permitting any of this nonsense to begin with, the fine print is kind of irrelevant, no?" -- Sars] Anyway, enough time has passed so that Juliet is there to hear Jeremy somewhat brokenly talk about how having all this money means he never knows if people really care about him. He then tells the DJ, whom he calls "Pillowhead," to hit it, and then starts singing "All By Myself." It is as awesome as you might expect, and while Seth Gabel could use some voice lessons, he is committing to it, at least for the couple lines he gets out before the cops show up. Jeremy: "Oh, here come the peace officers!" Hee. I'm just sorry we don't get to see the Marie Antoinette look-alike asking some Noo Yawk cop if she can ride in the car with her brother.
Letitia happily shows Brian and Brian Jr. into Brian's old bedroom, saying that other than having had a dusting and a sheet change, it's exactly as Brian left it. Hee -- he's got a bunk bed wedged into an indentation in the wall. Brian Jr. asks about it, and Letitia says it was so Brian could have friends sleep over. Brian: "That really worked out." Oh, so he wasn't kidding about having had no friends. Well, as sad as that may sound, it made him the person he is today. The bitter, angry, and hilarious person he is today. I do wonder about Brian sleeping in that bunk bed until he left for college or whatever, particularly since it doesn't look like he's going to fit in it now, but maybe he's always been something of a masochist. Giving some credence to that theory is his refusal to stay in another room, saying that if Mei Ling Hwa comes to visit, she'll want to see that he's truly been suffering. "This'll do just fine." Heh. As Brian Jr. climbs up to the top bunk, Letitia says that it's interesting to have all the kids home again -- it's like the whole family is getting another chance. She makes a backgammon comparison that's more than a little odd, the point of which being that just because he's had a setback doesn't mean his life is over, and then fondly tells her newfound grandson that she's happy he's there before withdrawing. Father and son look at each other, and then Brian sits on the bottom bunk. Brian Jr. apologizes for getting Brian in trouble, but Brian says he did the right thing. Brian Jr.: "Nice room." Brian, smiling: "Thanks." Aw.