Peter on the Couch?
Although Robert initially tries to be civil with his houseguest, he finally loses it when Peter confronts him in front of Ray and Debra about why Robert is treating him so poorly. When Ray reluctantly agrees to drive Peter home to Pennsylvania, they arrive to discover Peter's parents packing up his things and turning his room into a Bible study. Meanwhile, Robert overhears a conversation that hits close to home when the Barones and Amy talk about the difficulties of having a 40-year-old man living under the same roof with his mother and father.
?After Debra’s mother, Lois, suggests throwing Debra an "old-fashioned English Tea Party," Ray reluctantly agrees after she promises to do all the work. Later, Debra realizes Ray is planning something for her birthday and suggests he change the theme to a Chinese banquet. Unfortunately, Lois has already started planning the tea party and now Ray must find a way to convince her to change her plans.
?Feeling guilty about a childhood mistake, Ray brings Frank a bag of CDs of all his jazz records, but they wind up in the basement with a stack of electronic gifts that Frank and Marie never use. Steamed that his gifts have been discarded, Ray is further dejected when Robert presents Frank with vintage jazz albums and Frank reveals that he prefers the records to the digital recordings. Aggravated by this obvious display of one-upmanship, Ray winds up back in the driver’s seat when he discovers he may not be responsible for ruining Frank’s record collection after all.
After mistakenly leaving Michael and Geoffrey home alone, Debra and Ray race home and discover that Ally stepped in to take care of the boys. After seeing how well Ally handled the situation, Ray suggests she may be ready to help out around the house, and Debra embraces the idea. Later, Marie arrives and is shocked to learn Ally is babysitting, doing laundry and making sandwiches for everyone and accuses them of turning Ally into a slave.
?When Debra assures Ray she‘ll be on time for an important awards dinner, Ray hopes for the best and waits for her. But when she misses their 6:30 PM departure deadline, Ray decides to teach her a lesson in lateness she won’t forget.