Ari strikes out when he tries to get Alan Gray to green light Vince as the second lead in "Smokejumpers", so Ari urges Vince to seriously consider Steve Parles 'Benji' offer. Vince needs to do some soul searching so Drama Suggest they all head out to the place they go for real answers: Joshua Tree. Dragging Ari along, they head over to Eric Roberts to pick up some shrooms for the "trip". Robert insists on comng along much to Ari's dismay and they head out in E.R.'s Winnebego.
Ari calls Lloyd and orders him to dogsit since Mrs. Ari and the kids are at a family birthday party in Santa Barbara. But it's game night for Lloyd, and Tom insists they move the festivities to Ari's house rather than cancel. When Ari is peer-pressured into taking shrooms, he wanders off to take a call from Mrs. Ari, gets lost and starts to freak out. In a panic, he calls Lloyd, who has to talk him down. Meanwhile Vince and the guys list the signs they are seeing so Vince can make a decision about 'Benji.' Vince decides he's meant to do the film, but then on the way home, passing a group of firefighters, he changes his mind: He's certain 'Smokejumpers' is his fate.