Dean and Sal play games involving peeing in different urinals.
They get in a small tiff! Sal is ridiculously defensive about the fact that he’s five years older than Dean. Then Dean gets all puppy-dog hurt because Sal got mad.
This is important. Sal feels horribly guilty that he made Dean upset, but instead of apologizing he becomes more and more of a jerk, saying the most hurtful things possible. Dean says he was crying, and to hurt him, Sal won’t believe him.
Eventually Sal breaks down and apologizes.
They go to stay with a family that was Sal’s neighbor when he lived alone in Denver.
Sal has to warn Dean to stay away from the family’s little girl.
The mother of this family says that Dean, in his craziness, reminds her of the husband that ran off on them. Uh-oh.
Dean wants to help the mother (Frankie) buy a car so that he can borrow it to go pick up high school girls.
Dean gets so upset at Frankie’s hesitation to buy a car that he flips out and keeps saying – in italics, mind you – that she’s just like his father.
Dean finds out that his father may be in New England.
Dean’s all pumped up to see his cousin, Sam Brady, who apparently is to Dean what Dean is to Sal (hero that taught him about alcohol, drugs, and women).
Dean wants this cousin to help him remember his childhood.
Dean wants to find Marylou.
Dean finds a man who used to be tough, but is now harmless and permanently attached to the street corner.
Dean’s hero, Sam, has found religion and given up alcohol. Then he drops the bombshell: their family wants nothing to do with Dean’s father, or with Dean. Ouch.
Dean gets the hots for a short Mexican girl, and he and Sal follow her around without ever actually talking to her.
Sal again has to protect Frankie’s daughter, Janet, from a sex-crazed Dean.