That '70s Show

Season 8 Episode 20

Leaving Home Ain't Easy

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 11, 2006 on FOX

Episode Recap

In Jackie and Fez's apartment, Hyde and Randy come in to find Fez standing by the bathroom door; he tells them that Jackie's been in there for hours crying because he turned her down when she told him that she liked him; he explains to them that she didn't really mean it when she said that she wanted him, she was just desperate; Hyde asks how bad the crying is, and Fez says that it's pretty bad and Jackie won't come out. Just then, the bathroom door opens and Jackie comes out, smiling. She tells them that she decided that revenge is better than being sad, and leaves. Hyde tells Fez that it's not so bad, and he shouldn't really worry.

[Opening credits.]

[Scene change: Red walks across the screen, Kitty sits behind him and dances.]

In the Forman kitchen, Bob comes in and tells Red and Kitty that he's back from his three-week Florida vacation; they hadn't noticed that he was gone. Bob tells them that he liked Florida so much that he's going to sell his house and move there to open up a bait shop. Red tells him that it's a stupid idea, so Bob leaves; Kitty tells Red to apologize to Bob.

In the Forman basement, Hyde and Fez are playing cards; Fez's shirt is not buttoned up. Hyde asks Fez if he's going to get back at Jackie for her flushing his toothbrush down the toilet, or for her putting his hand lotion in the microwave, but Fez just makes excuses for what she did. Hyde asks whether Fez is going to do anything about the fact that Jackie cut the buttons off his shirt, but Fez just says that it makes him look good. Hyde can't believe that Fez isn't going to do anything, but Fez explains that the worst of it is over and he's willing to let by-gones be by-gones. Hyde tells Fez that Jackie is Satan's child and will destroy everything just because she can, and that Fez should fight fire with fire.

In the Forman kitchen, Hyde and Fez come upstairs, still talking about Jackie; Fez is still saying that he's willing to talk to her and he's sure that everything will be fine. They walk out the kitchen door.

In the Forman driveway, Fez's car is parked there, and it's been vandalized. Jackie has written things on it in paint, saying, "Fez sucks, Love Jackie," "JERK," and "Fez has a tiny..." Fez follows that one around to the front of the car and shouts that he does ~not~ have a tiny one. Hyde laughs and comments that it's a good prank, because Fez doesn't have any insurance. Fez is upset and says that if Jackie wants war, he'll give her war.

[Scene change: Jackie jumps in the air, Fez lounges behind her.]

In the Pinciotti kitchen, Donna tells Bob that she doesn't want to move to Florida; he points out that she should have said something about that before he put the house on the market, but he supposes that he can always take it off. Donna is relieved and asks if he can really take it off the market, and Bob says no, he can't because it sold this morning. Donna leaves the room, upset; Red and Kitty come in and Red unwillingly apologizes for being rude to Bob earlier. Bob tells Red that he doesn't care, and he's taken crap from Red for years but he doesn't have to any more; he yells at Red, swearing at him and calling him a dumb-ass; Red and Kitty stand there silently, looking dumbfounded. When Bob finishes yelling, Red tells him that he's impressed, and that it's about time that Bob stood up for himself. Bob apologizes and hugs Red.

In the Forman basement, Randy comes in and tells Fez that he just read that Fez has a small... Fez tells him to shut up; Hyde warns Fez that Jackie is just getting started, so he has to do something to her to make her stop. Randy agrees, and says that a car defines who a man is; Fez suggests that he could break Jackie's TV, but then realizes that he wouldn't be able to watch it then either. Hyde tells him to hit Jackie where it hurts; her looks. Fez leaves to consider what he's going to do to Jackie; Donna comes in and tells the guys that Bob is going to move to Florida and now she has no place to live. Randy suggests that she could move in with him; Donna is shocked, but weighs the pros and cons, then decides, "sure, why not?"

[Scene change: Fez dances towards the camera; Randy and Hyde dance in the background.]

In Jackie and Fez's apartment, Fez and Hyde are waiting outside the bathroom door; Fez tells Hyde that he can't wait to see the results of his prank on Jackie. They hear her get out of the shower, then scream when she looks in the mirror; she comes out of the bathroom wrapped in a towel; her hair is green. She yells at Fez for doing this to her and they begin to argue; she tells him that he had no right to do this to her because he was the one that turned her down; he points out that she turned him down thousands of times and he never did anything to her the way she did to him by vandalizing his car. He also tells her that now he's glad that he turned her down, because she's just a mean and bitter person, and he's glad that he made her as ugly on the outside as she is on the inside. Jackie is shocked by this, and tells him that she'll pack her things and go.

[Scene change: Kitty waves up at the camera.]

In the Forman kitchen, Bob is showing the map of the condo development to Red and Kitty; they're impressed by the lay-out, and Red especially likes the fact that a person there could live their life without having to see their neighbors. Kitty likes the street names, saying it's like living in a bowl of fruit salad. Bob points out that there are docks on all the condos, but no bait shops for five miles, then suggests that Red and Kitty should move there too and Red could help him run the bait shop. Red says that they're not ready to move yet.

In Randy's apartment, Randy gives Donna the grand tour of the place; she looks uncomfortable but says that she's all right. She insists that although it's weird, it's still great. Randy gives her the key to the place and tells her that her name is already on the mailbox, so it's official: they're living together. A dog comes out of the bedroom, and Randy introduces Donna to Pickles, telling Pickles that Donna is his new mother. Donna panics and very suddenly leaves.

[Scene change: Fez dances towards the camera.]

In Jackie and Fez's apartment, Hyde tells Fez that he was mean and hurtful to Jackie; Fez says that he's glad she's gone and they toast this fact with beer. ...Later on, they're both sitting on the sofa, and Fez is upset that he let Jackie go. Hyde tells him that he shouldn't go after Jackie, and as Fez's friend, he's not going to let him do that. Fez runs out of the apartment, calling Jackie's name; Hyde just sits there, and comments that Fez called his bluff. He continues drinking beer.

In the Forman kitchen, Red and Kitty are having dinner; Red tells Kitty that they can't move, as they still have a lot to do in Point Place; Kitty agrees and says that they have ties to the town. Then, both at the same time say to each other, "Let's move to Florida!" Both are surprised that the other wants to go, and after checking that they're both serious, they decide that they're going to move to Florida. Kitty is excited about it and says that Florida will be an adventure because there's so much to do there, but Red just wants to sit inside until they die.

[Scene change: Donna dances on the screen.]

In the Forman driveway, Donna comes in through the Forman's garage and heads for her house; Randy is following her and wants to know why she left. She tells him that she isn't sure, then says that she's freaking out about her father moving to Florida, and realized that she was only moving in with Randy because she's afraid to get on with her life. He asks what she wants to do, and she tells him that she was accepted to Madison last year, and she wants to go to college. Randy points out that Madison isn't that far away and they can still make their relationship work; Donna tells him that that's not what she wants, and breaks up with him. Randy tells her that it sucks, and leaves. Bob comes over and shows Donna his new Speedo.

[Scene change: Jackie shakes her finger at the camera; Donna jumps in the air behind her.]

In the Forman basement, Jackie is sitting alone on the sofa, looking at her green hair. Fez comes running in and tells her that she's not ugly, she's beautiful, and even if she dumped him after one week, it would be the best week of his life. He tells her that he wants to be with her, but she says that he really hurt her, and she never thought that he'd say the things that he did; he's obviously not the man she thought he was, and she can never be with him. She leaves, and Fez sits alone on the sofa. Red starts to come down the stairs; Fez turns and tells him that he's just had his heart broken and really needs someone to talk to; Red turns and runs back upstairs.

[End credits: In the Forman kitchen, Red tells Bob that they can't name the bait shop "Jail Bait." Bob suggests "Hookers" because you put the bait on the hook, but Red says no. Bob asks if he has any better ideas, and Red suggests "Red and Bob's Bait Shop." Bob likes it; it's simple and to the point, and he thinks he might be able to fit it on his Speedo. Red tells Bob that he'll kill him if he puts his name on his crotch.]