P1: Uncle Gary has his hand cradled in small of Mom’s back. He hears someone in the crowd mention “Niagara Falls” and slowly it slips down, inch by inch, until he feels the top of the waistband. He is ready to make his Night Move. He knows that he is just a minute away from Paradise By The Dashboard Light. He already has the eight-track cued up and hopes that the machine won’t chew the tape up again. He’s down to his last copy from that carton he bought.
P2: “You don’t get it, Uncle Gary…wait, you have your glasses on, so you’re Uncle Gary and not Marty and you don’t smell like Thunderbird…winning, loosing, we’re still drinking a couple of cases of beer outside of the bus terminal. The result doesn’t matter when the ending is pre-ordained. Nostradamus said so. We studied him in Nap Class.”
P3: Mum and Nephew head out so Mum can buy the beer. She’s the team’s most accomodating MILF. Gary watches his Paradise fade into the parking lot lights, but he vows to carry on his rescue mission.
P4: Gary goes to Cunningham’s hardware store and buys duct tape, a length of lead pipe, and a burlap sack. Howard asks if he’s doing some repairs around the house and Gary replies that no, he just needs a roadside emergency kit for the car.