Sue learns that there was a mix-up. The call informing her that she made the cheerleading squad was made in error. The two head cheerleaders say she has to step down. That's not gonna happen. Sue will not go quietly unless a few demands are met. She's allowed to keep the uniform and she gets to cheer at one game. The girl's a modern-day Rudy!
Brick is being bullied at school. He's been getting dumped head-first into a trashcan. Brick doesn't mind. He knows how to get himself out and he found a half of a banana in there to satisfy his appetite. Even though Brick doesn't mind the abuse, Mike does. He wants to teach his son to stand up for himself.
Brick believes most bullies walk away once they feel they've won. Mike's not buying it. He engages in a series of exercises to get his boy to fight back. Nothing works. Mike keeps pushing until Brick finally lashes out He wants his dad to stop forcing him to try to be tough. Mike is happy that Brick finally fought back. He walks away happy, which is just what Brick said would happen once a bully feels he's won. Mike realizes he's been played. On the bright side, he now knows that his youngest son is a genius.