Jack, on crutches, hobbles over to Michael in the garage to ask him about the zendo. This is a pointless scene, so we'll skip it.
Jack and Maggie leave a movie theater. According to the marquee, they just saw The African Queen. As they walk (or, in Jack's case, limp) along the sidewalk, they slowly start to hold hands.
Jack and Maggie sit in a diner, eating sundaes. All he wants to talk about is "gay dad" this and "gay dad" that. I'm no expert on girls, but I don't think that's really the way to win her affection. He asks her whether it's harder for girls with gay dads or boys with gay dads. She thinks it's harder for boys, because it's threatening to them. Jack tells her that when Ron first came out to him, all he could think about was whether he himself might be gay. Maggie: "And now?" Jack: "Now I'm sure I'm not gay." Sly dog. They talk about Maggie's mother, who apparently took off when Maggie was six. Maggie tells him that she used to think it was her fault. Jack: "Yeah, I used to think it was because I was too boring." No, that's the reason this recap took me two weeks to write; it's not the reason Ron left. Michael taps on the window of the diner, and the two kids finish off their ice cream and head out.
Jack is heading off for a trip with the Berkas. As they all ride in the car, Mr. Berka suddenly veers down an exit ramp. In response to the exclamations from his passengers, he tells Mrs. Berka, "If someone would read the signs we'd know where to get off." Mrs. Berka tells him that it's not her fault, since he's the one who's driving. Mr. B.: "That's what you say." I know this guy's supposed to be an asshole, but what does that even mean?
The car (a station wagon, natch) pulls up in front of a cabin. Mrs. Berka reminds everyone that they have dinner scheduled with some relatives that evening. Mr. Berka complains that every time they go to dinner with these relatives, he ends up picking up the tab.
At the dinner, Mr. Berka continues to ass it up. He calls the waitress "honey" and drinks too much. When the check comes, there's a little chatter about it, and after a too-long pause, Mr. Berka offers to pay it. And then he calls the waitress "sweetie."
Max and Jack are talking in their bunk beds with the lights out. Mrs. Berka comes in to wish them pleasant dreams, and as she says goodnight to Jack, he says "I love you." As soon as Mrs. Berka leaves the room, Max starts ragging on Jack. Jack: "I don't know, it just slipped out." Y'all, there are just so many jokes -- but this whole situation skeeves me out too much. You can make the jokes for yourselves. (But if you do, you're going to hell.) In the background, we hear Mr. and Mrs. Berka arguing. Jack turns on a fan to block out the noise. Max says that the arguments are a regular event, but he seems quite embarrassed for Jack to be there. After a few minutes, Max yells out "we can hear you!" Jack V.O.s that even with the fan on, he could still hear them. To ignore the voices, he closed his eyes and tried to think of something else. We go to Jack's jaundice-cam again, and see silent (but yellowish) footage of Stockard and Ron at a cookout, talking and laughing and kissing. All during this flashback, you can hear the faint sounds of the Berkas fighting in the background.