Ed and Mike have a discussion at the bowling alley. Ed paces and says that things are starting to happen between Carol and Jackass. Mike suggests that Ed just grab Carol and kiss her. Yeah, Mike! Ed, listen to him! Ed worries that his moment with Carol has passed. Mike opines that moments return. Ed is more upset that Carol felt the need to lie to him. Big Pussy walks in and they all admire the drape of his suit. Ed isn't really on board with this plan, but goes along.
The three men enter the Smiling Goat. Big Pussy is a little overwhelmed, and says that he needs to "get [his] sea legs back." Mike enthusiastically suggests that Big Pussy pretend that Mike is a woman and role play a conversation. Big Pussy gets the best line of the night: "This ain't Sleepless in Seattle, Chachi. Now, step aside and let the starving man have at the buffet." Ed thinks this is wrong. Mike is impressed that Big Pussy said "boo-fay."
Big Pussy walks up to three ladies at the bar. The ladies are arguing over which is the funniest word: "pimento, lugubrious, or squid." Big Pussy picks "pimento," and the winner of the bet offers to buy him a drink. This is what passes for barroom conversation these days? It's been a long time for me. Thank God. Molly, Carol, and Nancy join Ed and Mike. The women can't believe that the deal is going through. Mike points out that Kay is the real hero in the story, and goes on and on about it until Nancy tells him that it's never going to happen. Mike claims that he wasn't talking about himself. Nancy assures him that for his two-hundredth birthday, he can "have a bicentennial grab-ass." Heh. Carol asks Ed what's going on. Ed doesn't really want to talk to her, so he makes the excuse that he needs to keep tabs on Big Pussy, and leaves. Carol notices the tension.
Back at the bar, Big Pussy is still going on about why "pimento" is a funny word. Big Pussy introduces Ed to the ladies at the bar. One of them says that they have to go meet up with some friends. Big Pussy tries to convince them to stay, but Ed is fine with them leaving. The women leave, promising to be back the next Thursday night. Ed thinks that maybe they should call it a night, but Big Pussy is just warming up. Carol walks up and asks to talk to Ed privately.