Lo and behold Kevin is in a bar, but thankfully he’s just drinking soda water. He overhears a man behind him bragging about punching a football player and Kevin antagonizes him until he, too, gets punched in the face. He leaves the bar and Cassidy and Nicky find him. Kevin has clearly forgotten about Nicky’s hearing and he’ll hardly be a good character witness with a black eye and busted lip. He apologizes to Cassidy and she offers to put some makeup on him. She also reassures him that her marriage was broken long before he showed up. Oh, she also mentions that she signed the divorce papers. Just then, Nicky walks in and says he’s ready for his hearing.
When the judge hears his trial, Uncle Nicky admits he was sick when he threw that chair through the window of the V.A. But, he has let people into his life who have helped him and now he’s on the mend. The judge agrees to let it slide as long as he remains in treatment.
Later, Kevin drives Cassidy to the diner where her soon to be ex-husband and son eat dinner on Wednesdays. He and Uncle Nicky give her a pep talk because she’s going to try and see if they’ll let her join them. Before she goes, Nicky tells her not to wait 40 years to find happiness like he did. She thanks Kevin for his friendship and tells him that she hopes he finds his happy ending. (So they’re not running off together?!)
Afterward, Kevin asks Nicky if he’d like to come to Philadelphia with him for Thanksgiving and he surprisingly says yes. Now, that’s progress.