Pete and Paul will soon be jetting off to Cali with Crab Colson to drum up some new business. SPACE BUSINESS. And though Don's the one orchestrating this little cross-country endeavor, he still tends to get all Chicken Little when rockets are the topic of conversation. Another thing he can't stomach is Paul's insufferable pomposity, which is why as soon as Kinsey speaks up, Don demands that Pete do all the talking out there. Pete says he'll try and wrangle an astronaut's autograph for Peggy's "nephews," and on a completely unrelated note, it's sweet when a father brings back a souvenir for his child.
At home, Pete tells Trudy she's not coming, and she's like, "is that why we can't make babies?" and he's like, "I meant you're not coming to California." He says she shouldn't be there because it'll make him look "less professional," but really it's so her presence won't hinder his plan to impregnate hundreds of homely-looking secretaries up and down the California coast. We learn that Trudy's been trying to sell Pete on the idea of adoption. He grimaces, even though the way she describes it sounds more like a visit to the Build-A-Bear Workshop. "It's not natural," he says. "We're not related by blood," she counters, "and you love me
" Pete's like, "sort of, but only because you promised me that my next short story would be featured in the Koala issue of Zoobooks. That's still happening, right?"