Croquet mallets? Way to convince Idaho you're gay, Hoyt. This is Idaho. If you don't have a brewski in your hand you might as well be wearing a dress. Anyway, the Kimmel family frolics around in the ample back yard while Nate looks on from some furniture bought on the final day of the Idaho summer season (which runs from June to July) with a nod of fatherly approval. Michaela runs over just then, asking, "Uncle Nate, did you ever give David Stiff?" Nate looks at her like he's seen...A GHOST! But alas, she's no kind of ghost at all, so he collects himself enough to retort, "Uh, what?" The master orator at work! What is wrong with people, that they can't even remember to do simple tasks like that? Selfish, selfish, selfish. He apologizes that he "completely spaced," and she tells him it's all right (because everybody else does), even going so far as to suggest, "You can read it too. It's very informative." I'm trying, Michaela. But unfortunately no one's bought it for me yet. She runs back to the join the rest of the family and Nate immediately forget she exists, but his quiet time is once again compromised by the appearance of Barb, who observes, "You look tired." Now this is a conversation about which Nate can feel on firm footing. One entirely about him. He tells her that he is, and Barb suggests that Nate go back to the inn and they'll bring Maya back later. This is quite a cry from when Barb told Nate that he needed some serious mental help, which I think is the last time they even spoke. But I get that they have to show Nate as being perfectly at peace with his dead wife's family and his lunatic girlfriend before the fates come to smack him down once more. I'm with you, show. Don't worry about us. Barb again insists that he leave and go get some "alone time," and Nate tells her, "Just give me a call when you pull up outside." So he can zip up his fly and end his time alone.
Connect Four? CONNECT FOUR? What's next? A round of Hungry Hungry Hippos and then a fight about Bill Buckner's fielding technique? Writers? It's 2004, not whatever year it was when you were a kid. So put down your game of Simon and your Commodore 64 joystick and talk to some actual children. Until then, Julio whups his father's ass at the game, which I'm betting Rico didn't let happen on purpose. Vanessa walks in the room at this moment, her hair sexily straightened, and lets Rico leeringly admire her for a moment. "Wow, look at you," he tells her, and she might actually be able to accomplish that if she notices she can see her own reflection in her ever-whitening teeth. An awkward moment is broken by the ringing of the Diaz doorbell, and when Rico asks who is coming over, Vanessa replies, "You remember Kenny Sims?" Do I! What a dick that guy was. Rico asks all put out, "From high school?" Vanessa pulls the door open to reveal a tall, strapping gentlemen with facial hair straight out of The Frylock Guide To Grooming. Oh, dude. That guy was Isabel's husband on Roswell! Stop it already just stop it stop it STOP IT. Rico bids him a bemused hello and Vanessa has done this all on purpose.