Denise has a very difficult time deciding which college to attend. With deadlines rapidly approaching, Denise realizes she must make her final decision. She promises to announce her choice at a family dinner the next night. Vanessa hopes that Denise will choose an out-of-state school so that she can take her room, while Rudy is saddened by the prospect of having another sister leave. Russell prods Denise into admitting that Hillman is one of the two remaining schools under consideration. He tries to influence her decision by talking about the feeling of family at the school. Denise decides to go to Hillman, and everyone makes speeches about how proud they are.