Evelyn invites Charlie, Alan and Jake over for dinner to announce that she has set aside enough money to pay for Jake's college education, and as motivation, enough to buy him a car as well. Shocked by her generosity, Charlie and Alan try and discover what kind of ulterior motive Evelyn had to do such a thing. Alan is more thrilled than anything else by this development and knowing that his main financial obligation has been relieved, he begins to slack off at work. Unfortunately, a sedentary lifestyle is unfulfilling to Alan, who comes to the revelation that Evelyn's ulterior motive was to squash his ambitions for her own amusement. Meanwhile, Jake is much more interested in what kind of a car he will be getting, and while trying to show off his cooking skills he inadvertently burns Evelyn's kitchen down.