So then there is dog training, mostly focused on getting the dogs to walk on the treadmill. Cesar does his whispering thing and sure enough, Pom Pom (Chance? I kind of forgot which one was which) is walking on the treadmill, calm as can be. Kathy's totally impressed, you can tell, though she completely goes back on her promise to give him the Emmy. You can pry it out of her cold, dead hand, she says.
Kathy and Team Griffin are off to San Francisco for the Bear Convention (sigh), where she is met by the head Bear (it would seem), who introduces Kathy to "[his] cub" (siiiiigh). Kathy, of course, brings Woz, both because he looks like the dictionary definition of a Bear, and because she hopes it will make him uncomfortable. She doesn't say that second one, but come on. Anyway, if you've seen one big, fat, hairy dude, you've seen them all, so I'm not going to describe everyone Kathy encounters. She poses for photos while Jessica flirts with the guys. She wants to be a Cub but settles for "Goldilocks" status, which I think means she's a Bear hag. Kathy pulls Woz -- who is being a hell of a good sport about this -- into a photo.
Of course, since Kathy hasn't fulfilled her goal of freaking Woz out yet, she decides to take him to the "Bear Maul" (because it's a... mall? Siiiiiiiiiiigh) which, you will be shocked to learn, is a Turkish bazaar of Bear-related sex paraphernalia. Woz is still unfazed. Thwarted again, Griffin!
After the break, Kathy's in her limo preparing to host the Bear convention. She's brought Patrick along to help her flesh out (pun not intended) her Bear material, while Tom earns his paycheck by rifling through Kathy's bag of sex toys. Patrick and Woz will be along to help Team Griffin sell merch. Kathy asks what the plan is if Woz gets his ass grabbed. Tom: "Well, we've got bear traps." Okay that earned him his paycheck. Even a mumbling psycho is funny twice a day -- isn't that how that old saying goes?
So it's on to the Bear Convention, where, as you would expect with any event designed to boost the self-esteem for a marginalized community, there is a mascot in a plush bear costume. I feel prouder already! Woz and Jess bicker a bit because she thinks he's planning on giving away a whole bunch of merch. As a means of cutting the tension, Team Griffin gets the bear mascot to dance for them. I'm kind of impressed with the depth of the mascot's dance knowledge -- from the Tootsie Roll to the Cabbage Patch and back again. That thing was one Lindy Hop away from being my new plush boyfriend.