Mike Heck remains imperturbable, whether another Orson, Indiana quarry employee is hurt in an explosion or his family goes trough even more drama. Firstborn son Axl is just in an arrogant self-contained phase, barely prepared to put on more then his boxers, let alone join. Lastborn Brick is weirder already and his class's favorite target, as his teacher warns the defensive parents. Sister Sue is just an utter screwup, her only success, admission to the school's lame show choir, turning into the worst, public humiliation. She's most like mother Frankie, who despite utterly neglecting the household is near dismissal for never selling a single car at the dealership, and nearly succeeding proves even worse.