Big Mike is taking the Heck's old dishwasher to add to his collection. Brick picks up a tick on his neck during the pick-up. Mike takes exception to his dad's attitude about his own fathering. He basically tells Big Mike he has no room to criticize since he did such a lousy job as a dad. This leads to an awkward goodbye. As for Brick, he's still panicked about that tick in his neck. On the bright side, he did find a four-leaf clover which will hopefully improve his luck.
Brick's clover doesn't seem to be doing its job. He learns that the library is closing due to budget cuts. He believes the clover is cursed, yet he can't seem to get rid of it. Brick asks Frankie to give the librarian, who he calls Grandma Dot, a ride home. The woman has lots of free time on her hands now that the library has closed. Once Dot mentions she's a smoker, Frankie gets the bright idea to ask her to take care of Aunt Edie.
Mike tries his best to apologize to his dad, but the two men end up getting into another big fight. It culminates with the two of them challenging Brick to use some dangerous power tools. It's an absurd turn of events. It's so absurd that Brick realizes the clover may not be the source of his curse. It's more likely due to genetics.
Brick now wants to keep his lucky clover. Unfortunately, he loses it at Big Mike's place. His dad helps him look for it. Grandpa Big Mike also gets in on the action. It's nothing he would have ever done for his own son in the old days. That's cool. He's doing it for him now.