Cut to the kitchen of ingrates, where Zoe and Jake are coming through the back door. Zoe's steaming through with the cake in her arms and a frown on her face. Grace groans about one of the food trays Jake's carrying, mistaking something on it for anchovies. Lily chirps, "Did you get a present?" Zoe sourly states, "No, because Daddy wouldn't spend any money." Jake exclaims at this. Lily points out that the shower is in a matter of minutes. Jake tries to explain that it was Zoe who refused to get a present. Zoe cries, "No, I didn't!" "That was supposed to be from the both of us. Now what am I supposed to do?" Grace demands. Judy says she can add their names to her gift. "I don't believe this!" Lily whines. "I asked you to do one thing!" Jake has finally reached the breaking point. "Are you kidding? You asked me to do ten things, and pay for all of it!" Lily rolls her eyes.
Soliloquy Jake shouts, "And for something that I don't even agree with!" He's still surrounded by all the ladies, who are yelling back at him. How has his head not exploded yet?
Back in the kitchen, Zoe stares at him with undisguised disgust. Jake passes off the food trays and snaps, "What else do you want me to do? Here I am! You want me to vacuum? You want me to serve drinks? Huh? Tell me! You want me to demonstrate the breast pump for the ladies? Because, hey, I know how to do that!" I'll bet. Grace interjects a weak "Daddy!" Jake's on a roll, though, and nothing's going to stop him: "What I don't know, Lily, what I have no freakin' idea about, is what you all want from me!"
Soliloquy Jake turns on the women as he screams this, confronting them for the first time. They just keep yelling.
"Okay?" Jake barks at Lily. Tiffany appears in the doorway and softly says, "Hey, Jake." He snaps, "Yes. What?" She asks whether he's staying for the shower. "No! No I am not staying for the shower!" he barks. Then he turns on his heel and slams out the back door. Tiffany hangs her head and mumbles a hurt "Fine," before heading back to the living room. Everyone else looks glumly around the kitchen.
After the break, Jake heads to the bookstore for some quiet. He finds Rick and Sam installing the big Booklovers sign over one of the shelves. He asks whether they need a hand, and picks up a basketball lying on one of the tables. They've just finished, though. Rick asks what Jake thinks of it. Jake thinks it looks pretty good. He asks whether they're "going to shoot some hoop" and tosses Sam the ball. Sam complains that they would if he could get Rick to stop working for one minute. Rick says, "Well, they've got that baby shower going on at the house..." "So you're hiding out," Jake says knowingly. "Pretty much," Rick admits. "They're probably doing something with doilies right about now," Sam says. "Expressing their feelings," Rick adds. Oh, the horror. "They only need us for sperm anyhow," Sam complains, as if he has a problem with that. (And, oh how prophetic that statement may prove to be, hmm?) Jake agrees. Sam tosses the ball to Jake and invites him to play with them. Rick adds, "Come on, we'll sprain something. It'll be fun." Jake manages to turn down the opportunity to injure himself. He tosses the ball back to Sam and heads for the office while Sam and Rick return to their old-married-couple routine.