The episode begins on a rather chaotic night in the the Watterson household as Nicole struggles to provide dinner for her family. However, her family only shows impatience and irresponsibility which eventually leads to a disaster. Nicole finally loses her temper and is about to lash out on her family. However, she suddenly wonders how it all came to this situation before quickly realizing where it all started: the day she met Richard. Shortly after this realization, Nicole recalls back to her childhood, specifically the day that the two met.