Working so closely with Tracey shows Lou that she needs a life outside of school. Lou, seeing the signs, encourages something to make that outside life happen, the intention being there with or without Lou's intervention. Lou's action may build upon the already tense situation between the two of them. The Mazzuchellis are also planning a trip to Pittsburgh to visit Gail's sister Carol and her family, and to watch Carol's seven year old daughter Bailey perform in a ballet production of "Cats". Lou and Gail would normally allow Gordy to stay at home, but as his drinking issue is still unresolved, they force him to go along. Something that Gordy does may place his parents' trust of him on shakier ground. Meanwhile, Mr. and Mrs. Thorne will be hosting a party for Robbie and the football team to celebrate what should be the easy victory in their next game, where scouts will be in attendance to watch Jamal play, but where Mr. Thorne hopes they will also notice Robbie, despite he only being ...