Malcolm gets a tongue piercing. In a month, he'll be able to take off the piercing while he's at home; however, he has to wait that long. Unfortunately, he notices that he can't pronounce letter "S", making obvious that something is happening. Furthermore, his tongue becomes infected. Meanwhile, Ida announces that she'll marry a rich Chinese man that she met on a cruise, but Lois and Hal find out that she's drugging him.