Later, Baze persists in playing the teacher by telling Lux how to handle accidents. It's just another excuse to shill for State Farm. Next! The family assembles to get the news from the mechanic. It's not good. He tells them Baze's radiator is punctured and that he can't fix it until tomorrow. What's worse, all the hotel rooms are booked on account of the local toddler pageant that night. He points them to a bed and breakfast that might have one room left. Baze says they can't possibly all sleep in the same room. The mechanic, God bless him and his folksy common sense, points out that it's better than their only other alternative, the truck.
That night, the tripping trio has managed to secure a room -- with two beds, no less. But Lux is a kicker, so Cate decides to bunk with Baze. He offers to sleep on the floor, but she puts a couple pillows between them and calls it a day. She tells him that she actually had fun today (aside from the chicken debacle) and confesses that she wants so badly to reconcile with her own father in part because of the relationship Baze has formed with Lux. Baze, who has his back turned, is secretly touched by this admission. Then Cate admits that she sees Baze differently now. Baze freaks out and decides it's time to start fake snoring. Cate doesn't mind and gently places his blanket over his legs so he won't get cold.
The next morning, Baze wakes up with a start to find that Cate has snuggled up to him. She wakes up shortly after and is likewise freaked. Baze decides that's enough weirdness for one road trip and offers to take the bus home while Cate and Lux visit Cate's dad. Lux knows that Baze's early arrival home will sink Bug, so she begins shrieking excuses about family and whatnot.
Later that morning, the gang arrives at Grant's house. Cate gets cold feet, but it's too late. Cate's dad tromps around from the back, instantly recognizing Cate. They head inside to catch up, where Cate starts from the beginning. Literally. "I quit piano... in third grade. And I had braces..." Baze urges her to move along, so she tells her dad about being high school valedictorian, having Lux, the family reunion, and now getting married. Lux and Baze mention Cate's celebrity status. Grant recalls she was always an overachiever, and he's obviously proud. Cate tells her dad that she just recently found the birthday cards her mother hid, saying it changes everything. She invites him to have dinner that night. He says he can do one better and invites them to eat at his house -- "that way I can get a chance to know your fiancé [Baze]." Cate and Lux quickly put that misconception to bed, and Baze promises to explain everything while the girls go shopping for dinner fixins.