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When Jimmy finds a childhood photo of himself with an older boy and a family he doesn't know, Burt reveals that he and Virginia gave him up for adoption for a short time when they were teen parents. Jimmy recruits Sabrina to forge a scheme to meet and bond with his would-have-been big brother Brad. Meanwhile, Virginia and Burt question their decision to take Jimmy back when the would-be adoptive parents turn out to be affluent and nurturing.
The episode begins with Hope sitting in a tire-swing inside the house. Burt and Virginia feel it’s too hot to take Hope to the park. Jimmy accuses his parents of being lazy. Burt though, is feeling too lazy, to even dispute that. Virginia feels “it’s smart parenting”. She then sights a few examples to make her point; like, making your child watch Kung fu movies to teach them martial arts, instead of driving them to a class or showing your child all the old stuff lying around in the house instead of taking them to the museum. Jimmy doesn’t feel those are examples of smart parenting, and therefore decides to take Hope to the park. ..Read the full recap