Stockard and Jack pull into the driveway and find Maggie standing there. Jack tells Stockard to hit her. Jack's first words on exiting the car are "I'm not talking to you." But Stockard swoops in and invites Maggie into the house.
Maggie and Jack are on the back porch. She apologizes to him for overreacting in the cafeteria (although she holds fast to the "Max is a rodent" position). They share stories about how their fathers came out to them. Max also throws in a play-by-play on the flashback from the first act, complete with "are we going to the movies." Maggie walks down the steps and asks about the zendo. They walk into the zendo and sit down. Jack asks Maggie if she's "the poster child for the well-adjusted gay dad club?" Maggie: "It's not like I have a choice. So, are you going to your dad's house for dinner next week?" Max tells her he's not sure. Maggie: "I'll go if you go." Max's voice cracks three times as he says "Okay." Maggie invites Jack to go see a movie on Friday.
It's apparently Wednesday night. Stockard is asking Jack if he's going to change for dinner: "Don't you want to get dressed up for your father and Maggie?" Jack: "Maggie yes, my father no." What about meeting Bob? Stockard asks him. He reminds her that he's met the Bob, when they went bowling, and "once a long time ago." He tells her about the trip he took with Ron and Bob. You can see Stockard just freeze up inside, as she says, "Really, Bob was there? I thought they just met." Jack: "No, he's known him for a while. So, do I have to change?" Stockard, with a great deal of hurt in her voice, tells him that she doesn't care, and then she walks away.
Jack enters Ron and the Bob's swanky high-rise. It's like Eva Gabor exploded in this place. It's crammed full of tasteful art and tasteful knickknacks and tasteful furniture. I think I'm experiencing stereotype overload. Quick, somebody get me a Bud Light before I become too gay even for myself. The Bob comes out to say hello to Jack. Jack gives him the quick once-over before noticing his sequined satin slippers (with the hem of his perfectly creased pants hitting at exactly the Carson-approved spot). Jack: "Nice slippers." The Bob: "Oh thanks. I picked them up at an antique fair. I think they may have belonged to Greta Garbo. At least that's what the guy told me." Then he runs back to check on the oven. Well, I'm glad to see that Ron and the Bob have a traditional marriage. Jack and Ron go out onto the patio, which has an amazing view of whatever mystery city this is. I should probably be able to identify it from the bridge in the background, which is quite striking. If only Ken Jennings were here, I'm sure he could help me out. Ron asks Jack if it would be all right for him to come to the next basketball game. Jack: "Okay, where's Maggie?" I guess puberty must be kicking in -- the hormones are making him positively stupid with rudeness. Just then, Maggie arrives. Back in the apartment, everyone rushes to greet Maggie and her dad. Maggie's dad breaks Jack's heart when he tells everyone that they'll only be able to stay a minute. Bait and switch. Bait and switch!