Buzz flies Patrick to Anchorage. Talk of the children Patrick may never know he fathered turns to talk of Buzz's estranged son, George. Buzz didn't man up, George grew up, and the window closed on any possibility of their having a relationship. OR DID IT?!
Idaho. Stuart finds Marin in the lobby, where she shows off the cute little ski outfit she's assembled. She warns him that she'll probably fall and turn into a giant cartoon snowball, but Stuart promises he'll catch her. With his face.
Sperm bank. Patrick learns that his sample was rejected due to low motility. Where else will he and Annie ever find a potential donor in Elmo?
Idaho. Post-ski, Marin and Stuart drink some kind of chocolatey-looking concoction as he tries to impress her with news of a reservation he made at some fancy restaurant. As she shifts awkwardly in her seat, he thinks she's trying to get a look at some hot guy behind him, but she's trying to see the score on a TV in the bar -- Rangers/Penguins, which Marin says is a big game. Stuart confesses that he's been trying to hear the play-by-play the whole time they've been talking, and says he didn't know Marin followed hockey. Marin says she never used to, but that moving to Elmo, hockey's hard to ignore. Stuart tells her that this new facet of her personality makes her insanely sexy to him, and she suggests that they blow off the fancy restaurant and, instead, go to her room to watch the game and eat room service. And it's on.
Something good happens on the TV, and Stuart and Marin high-five on it. Stuart then pulls her in for a quick kiss, and she kind of giggles and lets it sink in, and then they both realize that was hot and start making out for reals. Stuart fairly quickly breaks it off, seriously telling Marin that he wants to be honest with her. She guesses that he's about to tell her he's married, but nay: because his life is too crazy for a complicated relationship, he sees a bunch of ladies. He doesn't say it's as many as a passel, but makes it seem like it could be. He asks if Marin's okay with having a no-strings hookup, and Marin shrugs, "Who needs strings?" The Dude abides.