Nick goes upstairs to talk to Army Dad, while Lindsay eavesdrops from the basement. Army Dad is talking to Nick about their "deal," which sounds like Nick needs to keep up a C+ average or else go into the Army. Nick says he's not cut out for the military, and Army Dad says, in the most condescending manner possible, "C+ -- not too much to ask for, Nick." Man, if I had this prick for a father, I'd probably want to stay stoned 24-7, just like Nick does. Nick tries once more to appeal to his father, saying that he thinks he has a shot at making it as drummer. Army Dad smiles nastily and says, "Nick, I really thought that I could walk on the moon. But you just don't see any moon rocks around here, do you?"
Nick heads back downstairs, and Lindsay pretends she's just been staring at some home-canned vegetables instead of eavesdropping. She starts making small talk about the vegetables, but Nick just grabs a towel from on top of the dryer and uses it to muffle the sound as he screams. Lindsay admits to eavesdropping and gives Nick a really sweet pep talk about holding onto his dream of being a famous drummer. "You can do whatever you want if you believe in yourself, "she says. Nick is touched. He thanks her, and says, "Lindsay, you're like the only person who's ever gotten what I'm about." Inspired by her success, Lindsay goes on to compliment the way Nick looks in his shorts, and if I wasn't afraid of sounding like a lecherous old woman, I'd have to say that Nick looks just fine no matter what he's wearing.