Gretchen helps Jimmy process a tragedy. Lindsay decides she wants to be a good mom.
Gretchen is worried when Jimmy still shows no sadness after finding out about his father. She tries to speed along his grieving, hoping to get it over with before they take their planned cruise together. She gets Jimmy to try different techniques to dredge up any feelings for his father, but nothing seems to work.
Meanwhile, Lindsay realizes she doesn't want her child to hate her like Jimmy hates his father. She and Paul join Becca and Vernon at a parenting class, where Lindsay discovers she actually has good motherly instincts. Later, an expectant father is opening up to Lindsay about his own experience with second chances. Lindsay misinterprets the "second chances" comment and tries to kiss the guy, but he does not respond kindly.
Back in his bedroom, Jimmy lays out a bunch of his father's things on his bed. Gretchen catches him still smiling, and Jimmy explains he finally knows what he feels...it's freedom.