Fade up on a New York building. Irv tells us, "Dreams are a world turned upside down -- gravity, logic, time rendered meaningless. The world of dreams is not our world, although in the dead of night it tempts and deceives, daring us to know the difference. This is what makes dreams so dangerous." A beardless Treat walks into a restaurant and heads to his "usual table." Delia, Ephram, and Sue Ellen Mishkie are all there, laughing it up. They look over at Treat, and he wakes up.
Treat gets up and finds Ephram burning CDs for his "Summer of Freedom Mix 2004." Allison, in whose house I am recapping, and who is very mad about it, and who is sitting next to me, would like to say that the people of Everwood are ripping off her Summer of Fun idea, and they will not be receiving any prizes for this. Treat tells Ephram he had a weird dream. Ephram says when he used to have bad dreams, Sue Ellen would fix him an ice cream sundae. Treat says he doesn't remember that. Ephram gives his dad a look. Treat: "I know. Go figure." Treat says he's going to try to go back to bed. Ephram stops his dad, and tells him, "Hey, Dad? They're just dreams. That's what Mom used to say." Sigh. Do these dreams go on when he closes his eyes? Treat goes back to bed. Ephram goes back to burning. Credits.
Dinner at the Abbott House. Patch walks in with a grocery bag, and launches into a story about Moisha Rodriguez, who created a bagel empire from nothing, because he had a dream. Bright tells Amy to quit hogging the potatoes. Patch's family does not care about Moisha's dream. Patch doesn't care that they don't care; he keeps on talking about bagels and empires. Rose asks him what this is all about. Patch says, "Do you know far I had to drive to get this particular bagel? Fifty-two miles." Amy tells her dad that they can get frozen bagels at the grocery store. Patch tells Amy that that is the point, and makes her taste the bagel. She's all, "Eh. Good." Patch is all, "See? SEE?! You can't get quality like that in the frozen foods section!" He then continues, "Of course, mine will be better." Patch tells his family that he has just purchased an old donut shop in downtown Everwood, which he is going to turn into the best bagel shop EVER. Rose's head explodes. Bright grabs a bagel from his dad and tells him it's a bold move, and he likes it. Rose grows another head, only to have this one explode as well. She asks Patch what the hell gave him the idea he could run a successful bagel shop. Patch says he's done much careful research, and it's going to be AWESOME. Bright says bagels look so much like donuts that half the people in Everwood won't even know the difference. Patch tells Rose he would think she'd support him more, since opening a bagel shop has always been his dream. Rose: "Since WHEN?" Patch says the bagels are going to help him become a multimillionaire before the age of sixty. Patch runs into the kitchen, yelling, "You'll see! We have any cream cheese?" Bright says, "Dad has gone mad-crazy, dude. I like it." Amy giggles and agrees. Rose sits down, with no head.