Rita (Nicole Sullivan) misses a big moment at Shannon's (Kelly Gould) karate class because of band practice. Rita and Jay (Richard Ruccolo) try to cover, but their teen daughter Hallie (Natalie Dreyfuss) discovers Rita missed it. While Rita explains to Hallie why it was appropriate to tell a white lie, Shannon overhears the conversation and is heartbroken. Riddled with guilt, Rita buys Shannon a dog. Meanwhile, Hallie's boyfriend Kip (Raviv Ullman) continues to play drums in Rita's band even though Hallie forbids him.