Episode begins with Neal still struggling over whether or not to tell his mom about his dads affair. He can't seem to make up his mind and makes an effort to ignore the task by practicing with his new ventriloquist doll. Sam and Bill are both bothered by the new doll, and aren't thrilled about being seen in public with it.
Meanwhile,Lindsay is given a detention after trying to help out a girl being made fun of. She is shocked when she learns she can't do her homework, and receives another detention because of it.
Kim is shown breaking up with Daniel after deciding he's unreliable. In hopes of attracting a girl and ignoring his problems, Daniel gets into punk rock.
Neal's brother Barry, leaves college to come home for the weekend. Neal attempts to talk to Barry about the situation, only to find out he already knows, while Neal wrestles with the idea of telling their mom, Barry is against it. During a dinner party at Neal's house, Neal and his ventriloquist dummy perform, only to use it as an opportunity to make fun of his dad. Neal tells his mom about the affair only to find out that she too already knows.
Lindsay escapes Neal's parents party with Barry. They talk about college and high school. The two begin kissing, and Neal sees them.
Meanwhile, after going to a punk club and being beaten up and not getting the girl he wanted, Daniel shows up at Kim's door.