Robbie considered Pete's school PTA a waste of time, but his fund raising idea is carried: he's put in charge of the talent auction (and freak show), assisted by the junior rascal, with a painful and an honorable twist. Owen is flat out but his assistant is absent, so Syd barely gets his attention during dinner. Documentarian Kevin Norris however, whom her Heimlich saved while choking at O'Neils, eagerly invites her to lunch and proves a fascinating, erudite and good listener. Owen strikes back at a tuxedo event. Jim accepting to join Georgia up-coast to a motorcycle show in Portland crosses Meredith, until he finds out and returns. Joanie stayed in rock history after all, and keeps dating her British professor, the ex Cronck band member Jackson Palmer.