Apparently Pete's dad was even more of a philandering spendthrift than Pete thought, as, with his brother Bud in his office, he's reading documents that show what a thorough job their dad did in burning through the family's money. Bud jokes that he wonders what would have happened if he'd lived, and Pete smiles that he'd be on his knees to them. Then, the most awesome thing happens, as Pete brings up all the money that Andrew gave to Lincoln Center. "Get that back!" The man who couldn't successfully talk a shop girl into anything more than store credit is now suggesting they retrieve a donation, given by someone else, to Lincoln Center. Peter Campbell, ladies and gentlemen! Bud's unhappy with the situation too, as he and his wife were about to buy a place in Millbrook, and Pete wonders how long their mother can afford to live on the money she's got left. Bud straight-facedly suggests they get rid of her that night, and Pete positively giggles: "Remember Rope?" Hee. The boys chuckle heartily, and it manages to be entertaining, true to life, and just the slightest bit oddly touching the way the two brothers lightly bond in discussing how ridiculous their parents are and were. Anyway, Bud says that all they have to do is go over there and get her signature (I suppose they're liquidating what few assets are left), pay lip service to the loss of their birthright, and move on. Pete tells Bud he hates going over there. "The smell." Bud raises a glass to the end of the line, which gives Pete the opening to ask if Bud's wife Judy wants kids. Bud says they have a five-year plan, but confesses that he thinks Judy secretly hopes "that we're that childless couple that people invite over." And surely wishes they were from time to time, like when their kid sticks a pea up her nose and has to go to the emergency room. (My sister does not read these recaps, I certainly hope.) Bud asks about Trudy, and Pete says they've tried, and are now considering adoption. Bud's face is neutral: "People do that." Pete, however, takes this as validation: "They do."
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