Black and white images of JFK's coffin being carried on a carriage. JFK Jr. salutes his dad. The year is 1963. You could see a double picture show for a nickel. They had these candy apples down in Coney Island for a tenth of a bit, but no coneys. For a dime, you could get a blowjob from a district attorney. It was a different time, is what I'm trying to say. We see a woman pick up a phone, but don't see her entire face, just her lips. "Hello? Is this Christina Taylor?" a familiar voice says on the line. It's Nancy. Nancy tells Astrologer Christina that people are pressuring her husband to get into politics and switch parties. Nancy watches Ronnie out by their pool, glad-handing some politicos. She says he's an actor, and she's scared. She asks if they're on the right path. Christina asks if she wants a consultation by phone or in person. Nancy wants it by phone. Are those dudes by the pool really drinking milk with Ronnie?
Cut to a youngish guy, maybe twenty-two years old, unloading his bags in the Reagan living room. He asks if this is it -- if he's going to have to sleep on the sofa like a dog. Ron tells his son, Michael, that they don't have much room. Ron, Nancy, and their kids Patty and Ron Jr. are up. Ronnie tries to pretend they're glad Michael's there. Michael asks if Mom (Jane Wyman) didn't say he was coming. Ronnie says they didn't know it was tonight. His bed is on order to arrive in 1981. Michael asks if his dad knows he flunked out of "that stupid school." Ronnie isn't mad. He says he never got good grades in school himself. He says that Michael can try his luck at the public school, where getting your ass kicked builds character. Nancy suggests a tutor, one who specializes in ass-kickings. Nancy goes to get some linen and makes Ron go with her. Ron Jr. and Patty look at Michael like he's some interesting breed of alien flora. Nancy tells Ronnie that he has to talk to Patty. "She looks ashen," Nancy says. But does she look sallow? Ronnie is like, "Hey, fuck that shit, you do it." In his kind Ronnie way. Ronnie takes off while Nancy is left to come tell Patty and Ron Jr. what's up. "That guy is my brother?" Patty asks. She must be at least nine years old. She's never met the guy? Nancy says it's Patty's half-brother. Her brother from another. Nancy informs the kids that they also have a half-sister named Maureen. "I have a sister, too!?" Patty says in disbelief. And a molester half-uncle somewhere, probably. Every family's got one. Ron Jr. is given the sacred task of carrying the pink blankets to his half-brother. This will make everyone think he's gay for the next twenty years.