Fay is annoying Roy by advocating for three owls who are in the way of Roy's planned hangar expansion. She enlists Joe's help to speak at an upcoming airport board meeting. Meanwhile, Brian scores tickets to a Knicks-Celtics game in Boston, and he, Joe and Helen make plans to go. On hearing this, Roy gets the airport board to change their meeting to the same night, in hopes that Joe will cancel his appearance at the meeting. But on Fay's earnest pleadings, Joe instead cancels his game plans, leaving Brian and Helen to go to Boston alone, which sparks Brian's romantic interest in Helen, and puts a nagging uncertainty in Joe's mind. When he does speak at the airport meeting, Joe finds it difficult to keep his focus on the owls.