Valerie has reservations about the influence Michael's old Army buddy, Skip, has on the family when he comes for a visit. That concern is well founded when Willie starts using profanity around the house.
Willie learns a tough lesson about the difference between television and reality when he takes the family car for a joy ride, causes a hit-and-run accident and allows David to take the blame. When David tells Willie he is aware what's going on, Willie imagines a "happy ending in 30-minutes"-type resolution to his predicament. However, Valerie is outraged when Willie decides to finally come clean and grounds him from attending a party he was looking forward to.