Brendon runs for school president, but trouble starts when Shannon endorses his candidacy. When Shannon uses his prediction of Brendon's win to join the inner circle, Brendon must decide how to handle things.
Brendon's class is sent out to collect money for a walkathon to benefit the homeless. Meanwhile, Coach McGuirk asks Brendon along to the morgue to identify McGuirk's dead uncle and pick up his inheritance. Along the way, they manage to spend all of the money Brendon collected for the walkathon.
Brendon, Melissa, and Jason decide to go on hiatus after an unfortunate movie in which they battle with jazz. In the mean time, Brendon gets a crush while at Duane's, and Coach McGuirk and Mr. Lynch decide to travel south of the border together to save money, and Lynch tries to teach McGuirk Spanish.
Brendan, suffering from writer's block, becomes increasingly anxious as the school Writer's Fair nears. Meanwhile, his mother works on her own work - a romance novel - and Coach McGuirk, suffering from insomnia, checks himself into a sleep center as a study subject.