Frankie makes a nice home-cooked meal. She tries to engage everyone in some dinner conversation. Axl's bored and Sue and Brick are busy speed-texting under the table. The fingers really start flying once Frankie reveals that Aunt Edie's recent phone bill has her thinking about putting her in a home. But when Frankie realizes Sue and Brick are behind the big phone bills, she makes them Aunt Edie's two new phoneless caregivers.
Frankie tries to engage Mike in some conversation. That doesn't fly either. Frankie is upset that her family didn't even notice that she brought her best tonight. They all pretty much stomped out her ember. She just wanted something more than the routine they're in now. Mike has a thought. They both like bowling, so that's what they'll do Thursday night. It's a date.
When Thursday rolls around, Frankie and Mike are camped out at home. They decide to ditch the bowling idea to stay put on the couch watching TV with the kids. Guess that's about right. After all, that's where they're all at their best.