Kathy gets an opportunity to perform at the famous Walter Reed Memorial Hospital for returned U.S. soldiers that have been wounded in combat. She becomes extremely nervous, and seeks the help of Joan Rivers as well as her mother so that she can get advice on how to cheer the soldiers.
Once there, Kathy and Team Griffin tour the hospital and Kathy meets the wife of one of the wounded men; she even gets to leave a dirty note on his mirror! Kathy finds the men to have rather twisted senses of humor, and develops a little crush on a guy named Nick, who has a tattoo that says, "Fuck me; I'm Irish."
However, the quiet sadness of the environment overwhelms Kathy, and she disappears into a back room where she can cry away from the soldiers. Later that night, she gets a few giggles from the guys - although a hearty dose of laughter happens when she calls them out individually. She says that for once, she wasn't thinking about her performance, but more about all that she had learned. Kathy reflects on what an amazing time she's had this year, and wonders what next year will bring.