After Homer eats tainted meat from the Kwik-E-Mart, Apu finds himself out of a job. As an apology to Homer, Apu moves in with the Simpsons and becomes their personal chef and valet. Meanwhile, actor James Woods becomes the new clerk at the Kwik-E-Mart. Apu begins to realize that he is not happy without his store, so he decides to go on a trek to the world's first Kwik-E-Mart, high up in the hills of India. Homer comes along for the ride, but foils Apu's chance at Kwik-E-Enlightenment and Apu returns to Springfield more depressed than ever. The only thing that lightens his spirits--and gets him his job back--is saving James Woods' life during a failed robbery at the Kwik-E-Mart.