When Charlie and Alan continue to embarrass Jake in public places, Jake decides that he is not going to stay at their house anymore. Jake has had it with the constant bickering. Charlie and Alan decide that they must attempt to work out their issues for the sake of Charlie. Alan suggests they get help from a couple's counseling book. The book allows them to make very little forward movement in reconciling their differences but nonetheless, they try to convince Jake to come back. At first Charlie and Jake attempt to demonstrate their ability to get along, but old habits die hard and they fall into their usual state of name-calling and arguing. Jake sees that they haven't changed and sticks with his decision to stay at his mother's house. Jake's plans are quickly thrown out the window when his mother tells him he must leave so she can have her personal time.