||"A Loss to the Stuffed Animal Kingdom"
Through the window he sees his mother and Ryan kissing on the couch. His mom is holding an empty wine glass behind Ryan's bald head.
It's nothing he hasn't seen before.
Doug ponders his mother's attraction to Ryan. He's never been able to grasp it. On one occasion, he even asks her: "Mom, do you think Ryan is handsome?" To which Maribeth sternly replies: "Compared to who? Compared to dad?"
"No, just in general," says Doug.
"Don't be fresh, Doug," she says.
"I wasn't being fresh."
"We'll see what your wife looks like, Mr. America."