Jimmy attempts to take Gretchen on a date.
After a faux pas involving Gretchen's period, Jimmy tries to make it up to her by taking her out to an expensive restaurant. The date starts awkwardly, then Becca and Vernon show up, causing Gretchen to flee before they see can her with Jimmy.
They abandon the restaurant and take Chinese food to a showing of Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Jimmy attempts to bring more attention to his book at a local bookstore, irritating the manager (played by Stephanie Courtney), and accidentally abandoning his adolescent neighbor Killian there in the process. Edgar has to find Killian and return him home. Gretchen steals the bookstore's cat, named "Kerouac".