Clair plans a retirement dinner for her old college philosophy professor, Professor Capel, with a few of her college friends. They remember Professor Capel as a woman who was stimulating and extremely challenging, but also had extremely high expectations for all of her students. The women remember Professor Capel convincing them to take part and stick it out in a protest against a lunch counter that would not serve to blacks, but then she told the substitute teacher to fail them for missing class that day. Meanwhile, Olivia and Winnie convince Cliff that he needs to get a touch-up at their imaginary salon while they are having a sleepover. Also, Cliff doesn't like the exchange student that Vanessa brings home that can barely speak English because he is still trying to forget Dabnis.