Saying her brother Philip is trying detox at her place, maid Berta gets Alan's permission to stay at the Harper brothers' beach-house, and immediately commandeers his room, so dad has to bunk with Jake. Charlie who wasn't consulted at all is even less amused then by his hang-over, so he points out to presumptuous Alan he doesn't charge any rent only to remain sole master in his home, which hits the permanent guest since two years as a cold shower. Having overheard their fraternal row, Berta immediately starts stirring on purpose, telling Alan he deserves a warmer welcome and a better life while encouraging Charlie to demand more respect, hoping to become his live-in house keeper. When Alan threatens to move out, Jake wants to stay as he isn't persona non grata while mother Evelyn, not invited by Charlie either, points out as real estate professional his budget after alimony can barely afford a camping site. Charlie reassures depressed Jake he won't have to move out. Alan bluffs till ... Written by
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You know what the pecking order is in this house? Charlie - Women Charlie sleeps with - Charlie's bookie - Woman Charlie hopes to sleep with - termites - *me*!