George (John Ralston) attends Thompson High's parent/teacher night, where he learns that Derek (Michael Seater) is failing Spanish. When Derek's mother, Abby (Jennifer Wigmore), shows up, George shares the bad news with her and the two conspire to do something about the situation. After several failed attempts to get Derek to concentrate on his Spanish studies, George and Abby ultimately decide that Derek will live in Spain with Abby for six months while she does a research fellowship. Derek is initially psyched about the idea, until he realizes it won't just be a six month vacation and that his mother will inevitably expect some work out of him. He's also thrown that everyone except Marti (Ariel Waller) seems happy he's going. Edwin (Daniel Magder) organizes a roast to make Derek feel appreciated and Derek discovers surprising reason to stay: he'd miss his family even Casey (Ashley Leggat) if he left. Written by
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Stinky Feet, a haiku by Casey McDonald: My feet are stinky. Foot spray deodorizes. Foul odour remains...