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The gang is shocked when Penny rebounds from her breakup with Pete by having a torrid affair with the last man on earth they'd pick for her -- the Car Czar. To make matters worse, she's temporarily living with Brad and Jane, who end up acting like disapproving parents. Meanwhile the friends pressure Max to get a job so he'll stop sponging off them. He decides to enter the "Mr. Gay Gay Chicago" pageant, with Alex and Dave as his coaches.
The episode begins at the bar with the gang talking about Penny’s breakup. Penny is presently living with Brad and Jane for some moral support, and they all joke how they are like a mom and dad to Penny. Jane feels Penny should begin dating other guys, but Penny isn’t so sure. Jane isn’t ready to take no for an answer, and she plans a double-date at her house. During the conversation the check arrives, and Max, who is completely broke, says dinner is on him and runs to the door, after telling the rest of the gang to do the same. ..Read the full recap