United States of Tara Premiere
ballet shoes. Got it?
Max comes home with a bunch of roses and asks Marshall where Mom is. Marshall snivels that he's not sure who it is, but one of the alters is upstairs. Max sighs that T's back and Marshall's like, no I think it's Buck. At that opportune moment, "Buck," ie, Tara but with a trucker hat and a cigarette dangling from her lip enters and drawls in an inexplicable hillbilly accent, "Right again, peach fuzz." Max nervously greets Buck and asks him not to smoke in the house. Buck says he only smokes when he parties and goes to the fridge to crack open a Bud -- see, because he's blue collar, get it? Max says that this isn't a party. Buck makes a crack about the muffins, grabbing some and stuffing it into "his" mouth, then spitting it out and saying it tastes "homo-made."
Max laughs it off and says they're for Katie's dance recital, which he hopes Buck's coming to. Buck declines, saying he can't even though he's dying to see what Katie's friends look like in tights -- ew and ew and ew -- because he's going shooting. Max says that he can't go shooting without him and Marshall because that's their guy thing to do together. Pan to requisite shot of all three of them at the gun range, Buck and Max shooting, while Marshall perches in his stall reading Valley Of The Dolls. In case you haven't pieced together by now that he's a big old queer.
Max threatens to call Dr. Ocean and complain about Buck, but Marshall reminds him that she's at a self-mutilation conference in Tampa. Max pleads with Buck and Marshall pipes up that he shouldn't appeal to Buck. Buck gets wise and realizes that Marshall doesn't want him to come to Kate's recital, which we're given to understand means that he's definitely going to go just to spite the little homo-gay.
Sure enough, the next scene sees Marshall in a suit and tie reading a program in the school gym. Max sits down next to him and asks where Buck is and Max replies that he went to the men's room. Max admonishes that he asked Marshall to watch Buck, to which he responds that he did, he watched him leave. Just then Buck saunters back into the gym, cigarette dangling and takes his seat next to Max. A better-than-average-for-high school dance performance that's not worth describing ensues. At the end Buck gets up and applauds, and when the lights go up, Katie sees Buck in the audience and her face falls.