When his parents ask Greg to defend rich brat Brandon Gullicksen, he's angry once he finds the incorrigible scamp pulls pranks and gets caught regularly and wants to dump such a morally dubious client, while Pete just sees a 'gold mine'. Realizing Brandon is rebelling in order to get back at his absentee parents for dumping him in boarding school, Greg sympathizes from experience and acts as substitute dad. Taking notes for sick Donald in college, Dharma discovers Larry's history lessons were pure lunacy and considers going to college herself. Greg thinks she'll change her mind long before the four years that the course takes, and first she must get a real high-school degree. However, the divorced professor Charlie accepts to tutor her in exchange for yoga classes, so they become closer then Marcie considers appropriate.