The Banks get tickets to the Peoples Choice Awards except Geoffrey. After much grumbling, Philip gets Geoffrey a ticket.
Will is obsessed with a girl named Kathleen at the time and she is supposed to go to the show with them. They all start out in different cars when Philip has to go back to the office to pick up the tickets.
Will and Kathleen are left behind to get there on their own. Will decides to go to the basement to get a lucky charm from his past.
While Will and Kathleen are in the basement and Philip and Vivian are in his office, and earthquake hits and they all get trapped where they are.
During the time Will is trapped in the basement with Kathleen, Will finds out a lot about her. Most of her outer self can be bought at a store from her fake hair to her fake lashes. After finding out who she really is, Will decides not to move so fast with Kathleen.