1:33 PM. Nick and Don. Nick interviews that being "the leader" of his team is "a big responsibility," and while you might be inclined to question calling yourself the leader of your grandfather, Don basically agrees that he feels pressure to "keep up" with Nick, a task that's clearly getting to him. As they get a taxi to the airport, Nick interviews that while his grandfather can't run all over the place like a kid in his twenties, he's doing a great job on the race anyway. Wow, Nick is really folded up in that cab, poor tall thing. In the cab, Don says that during his time in the service (between his careers in poster-hanging and brick-placing and that time he wrestled a hippo in Zambia), he wanted to go to Japan, so this is pretty cool for him. Nick is wearing his dad's promotional shirt again. Someone asked this week whether maybe Nick was Robbie Fulks's stepson, to which the inimitable Jane Wiedlin's Boyfriend offered, "That person has never seen a picture of Robbie Fulks. Because if Nick is his stepson, Nick's mom really has a type." Because Nick looks just like Nick's shirt, is the thing.
1:44 PM. Ron and Chris. Christina, it turns out, is mighty happy about heading to Japan, because she spent some time there and learned at least some getting-around Japanese that she hopes will be useful. Ron's slightly less considered position on Japan: "Land of sushi." Christina asks him if he'd like to head for the travel agency first, and he says he would. Ron repeats, for the millionth time, that he needs to change the dickhead behaviors that he displays toward his daughter, like, back it up, Hernia Joe. Put some muscle behind the mouth and maybe I'll start to take you seriously. Until then, you are Lucy, your daughter is Charlie Brown, and the football is not acting like a jerk. Get it?