At the newsroom, Mary takes three telephone messages from a man stating that he's Ted's father, who wants to see Ted while he's visiting from Gary, Indiana. It surprises Mary since Ted's never mentioned his father before. Ted doesn't take the news well, since he hasn't ever really seen the man since his father ran off when Ted was two. Ted doesn't want to see his father for a variety of reasons - primarily fear and anger - and does whatever he needs to hide out from him. But they do meet. In Ted's mind, the unknown was better than the man he meets. The worst part in Ted's mind is that the reason his father came to see Ted was to ask to borrow $2,000. Before his father leaves Minneapolis, Ted has to decide if blood truly is thicker than water. Written by
Did You Know?
According to this episode, Ted's frequently mentioned first job in Fresno, California, was followed by stints playing Uncle Fuzzy on a kids' show in Albany; doing band remotes in Altoona, PA; and playing classical music in Bennington, VT. See more
What if he doesn't like me?
Why shouldn't he like you? He doesn't know you.
Love Is All Around
Written and performed by Sonny Curtis See more