After Max idolizes Angie's father, George concocts a false story about how wonderful his own father (Esai Morales) was. The reality is that George never knew his father--Benny always told him the man had died. But when George meets his estranged aunt in the supermarket, he learns that his father left the family shortly after George was born and is still alive somewhere. Benny reluctantly admits the truth but assures George that his father was an unfeeling man. However, George discovers an old photograph of his father cradling him gently and becomes determined to find him. Meanwhile, Angie pities a stray dog and brings him home. But she isn't prepared for all the care the sick animal requires.