The next morning, Mike and Brian catch breakfast at the Liberty Diner. Mike wants to know why Justin's staying with Brian; Brian shrugs that Justin doesn't have any place else to go, and continues flipping through car brochures. It's actually kind of funny -- Brian says one car's "a fuck machine, but the guys that drive them usually aren't." Mike reminds Brian that Justin's dad beat the crap out of him. Brian ignores Mike, continuing, "The Boxster's sexy -- if you have a little dick." Mike's had enough: "If you don't care what I think about your Boy Wonder, why do you care what I think about your Batmobile? Get the Jeep for Monday, the Audi for Tuesday, and the Boxster for Wednesday, what do I care?" Brian's like, where the hell is this coming from? Mike snarls that his own family is in dire straits, and perhaps he doesn't have time to help Brian decide which luxury vehicle to purchase next. Oh, yeah -- someone else's problems. How odd of Brian to forget. Not. Brian recovers well, offering to lend Mike money if he needs it. And he says it nicely, too, so I don't know what the world's coming to. Mike turns him down, because Brian's always bailing him out, from schoolyard bullies, to helping him cheat at school, "to taking [Mike] to the hospital the first time [he] got gonorrhea." Um. The first time?! Geez, I don't know where to look after that one. Brian doesn't seem to know, either. Mike continues that, this time, it's his mother who's in trouble, and he needs to be able to take care of this himself. Mike kisses Brian on the cheek and leaves for work.
Daphne and Justin walk to school, and Justin relates the previous evening's excitement. He asks Daphne what she did last night. She did homework. Girl that cute should have a life. Justin's mom is parked across the street from the school. She calls out to him, and he hesitantly walks over. Jennifer has his school uniform and his books. She says she knows he has an essay today. He snaps that the essay's due tomorrow. Following Justin up the stairs, Jennifer says that she wants him to come home. Justin's like, no way, not after what Dad did, which is perfectly understandable. Jennifer says that Craig went crazy, but that they can all work this out, she promises. Justin tells her not to promise anything, because we all know she has a nasty way of not keeping them. When she asks if he needs anything, he says all he needs is for her to leave him alone. Rather odd that he's still going to school every day. A school his parents are paying for. Huh. I guess Craig hasn't gotten around to having him thrown out, yet. Bastard.