We get to meet Joe's father who is also an ass. He lies with a kind of fluidity that might take in the viewer. The weight of the screen for the notebook computer becomes and issue, but Gordon's father-in-law has connections with the Japanese who have advances in LED technology. A meeting is set up where Gordon has problems functioning (we've seen this before). Joe puts on his dog and pony show and walks around like a rooster in a hen house. Cameron returns from a vacation to find that Joe has hired an entire tech crew, including a humorless supervisor, and a bunch of stereotypical misfits (isn't there always a lovable, ugly fat guy and an Asian nerd?). Cameron spends a considerable amount of time with Joe's father (she has broken it off with Joe and meets Dad when she goes to Joe's apartment). Gordon's alcoholism is becoming an issue now and is going to be in the future. John is angry. Joe is angry. Gordon is falling into depression and self- doubt. Donna is starting see greener pastures which means Gordon's support system could be compromised. Look out!