Jane's retired dad pays her a surprise visit and, just like the old days, he embarrasses her in front of her friends with his hapless puttering and botched inventions. Susan suggests that Jane establish a grown up relationship with her father; and the first step is to start calling him "Dave". In their first grown-up conversation, Dave confides to Jane that retirement has left him feeling useless; Jane suggests that Dave cultivate some new interests - some that don't involve mom. Jane thinks their talk went well, but the next day Dave shows up at Spirits and announces he's leaving mother and moving back to the "Big Smoke". Meanwhile, the puttering continues and finally Jane's resolve crumbles - along with her vacuum cleaner, and Walton's office chair. As much as she loves her dad, his inept puttering embarrasses her and messes up her life. But when she tells him so, Dave breaks down and rues his squandered life. He once had dreams of being an inventor; an entrepreneur. Instead he ...