At dinner one night, Stan notices that his son, Steve, used communist terminology. He talks to Sergei, who is originally from the Soviet Union and is helping Steve build a model rocket, about Steve's use of communist words and learns of Sergei's plan to "steal" his son. Stan visits Steve in his room and learns that he has become a communist.
Tied at 200-200 games, Stan and Roger prepare for the game that decides who will be the badminton champion. When their line judge is taken away, they try to get Hayley to fill in. The two try to accelerate Hayley through the five stages of grief so she can become a line judge for them.