Mike thinks Axl is skipping school when he catches him playing video games at a sub shop in the middle of the day. He’s way off base. Axl isn’t skipping school. He’s been suspended…for skipping school. Mike doesn’t want Axl sitting around the house all day watching TV. That’s cool. There’s nothing good on anyway. As part of his punishment, Axl must spend his days working with his dad.
Mike worries that Axl may be an idiot. Yeah, he knows that all the parenting books say you’re not supposed to call your kid that, but there it is. Axl’s incompetence in his office could stem from boredom. Mike attempts to rectify this by sending out to do some “real” work out in the quarry.
Axl ends up loving quarry life. The men make great money and party all the time. Axl even considers dropping out of high school. It’s then that Mike realizes that his son truly is an idiot. But that’s okay. He was the same way at Axl’s age. This just means is that Mike will be calling the shots for his boy until he graduates from his idiot phase or high school—whichever comes first.