According to Jim

Season 5 Episode 19

Daddy Dearest

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Mar 07, 2006 on ABC

Episode Recap

Gracie's and Ruby's classmate dad doesnt show after their lessons so Jim leaves his information and takes him to his house. The twist is that his dad is also Jim's dad who ran away 35 years ago. Cheryl invites them to the fair with them. Jim's dad trys to make up for being gone but Jim rejects it. Jim ends up sumo wrestling his dad and he wins to give up talking with him. Bill explanes himself and how hes a great dad for his new son and lies to try to win Jim over. Justin (Bill's new son) is supposed to be the difference in his life. Justin hears that his dad is Jim's dad and it ends badly. Jim talks to Cheryl about what happened the day his dad left him and was confused about why his dad was smiling. Cheryl gets Jim feeling gets much better and hes even able to joke around. Jim confronts his father and Justin again. Jim talks to Justin about how his dad has changed and told him to cut him a break and that he will never leave him and if he does Jim will beat him up. This cheers Justin right up. The episode ends in one of the most dramtic ways According to Jim has ever ended.