Tommy runs over to his neighbor with the weed whacker and yells at him to stop it. The guy cuts the engine, but Tommy looks over to see Roger peeling out of Janet's driveway, and tells the guy to forget it. The guy introduces himself as Bob Shinsky ["hey! It's that guy!" -- Wing Chun], and says he knows Tommy is "the firefighter." Shinsky comments on the recent fire at Tommy's house, and then adds that it takes a lot of guts to be a firefighter. Tommy asks what Shinsky does, and he says that he's a psychotherapist. Tommy gets about ten times more interested in the conversation and asks Shinsky to take a look at the pills he got at the pharmacy. Shinsky looks and says they're all fine. Tommy asks if he should take them all at the same time. Shinsky says they would turn Tommy into "a real sleepy, happy guy with an erection." Tommy chuckles, embarrassed, and says that "the erection thing, that was a mistake." Shinsky says that he only prescribes medication as a last resort, and he thinks talking is more effective long-term. He advises Tommy to consider that before digging into his stash. Tommy thanks Shinsky, and they shake hands before Tommy walks over to his house. Shinsky chases Tommy down and says that he was admiring Tommy's deck because he was thinking about putting one on. Tommy says that he and the guys from his crew did it. Shinsky says he was thinking about spending $1000 or $1500 on it. Tommy wavers, and Shinsky says he could spend up to $2000. Tommy says he'll look into it, and they shake again.
In the firehouse, the guys can't believe Shinsky is willing to pay $2000, since they only got $600 for the last one they did. Tommy says they can get the lumber for about $300 and divide the rest of the money. Lou and Franco are in. Newbie wants in too, but Tommy says that on his first job, he won't get paid. Lou adds that Newbie will also do all the work while the other guys sit around and drink beer. Tommy adds that Newbie also has to buy the beer. Newbie says that he just remembered that he's busy, and Tommy says, "Yeah, you're busy helping us, queerbait." Hee! "Queerbait." I know that's offensive, but I just haven't heard that particular insult since about the fourth grade. Tommy asks Bill if he's in, and Bill says he's not. When Tommy asks why not, Bill gets up and leaves. The other guys wonder what his problem is, but before they can figure it out, they get a call.