Bullocks is choppered to the top of a dam, where Stan informs him that cyber terrorists have hacked into the dam's computers and shut it down, causing statewide blackouts. Stan hands Bullock a faxed note, which is written in a language neither of them has seen before. The CIA's best codebreaker is flown in, but his chopper crashes into the dam and he dies.
Not sure what to do, the agents break for softball practice. At the practice, other agents start bragging about their strong and athletic sons. At home, Steve is playing Magick: The Gathering in the basement. Roger is about to serve the boys drinks when Hayley stops him. Roger is becoming desperate to socialize with humans, so Hayley promises to help him figure out a safe way to do so.
Stan takes Steve to the batting cages. Every pitch hits Steve in the face. Later, Stan offers to take Steve to a baseball game, but it's the same day as a sci-fi convention. Stan takes Steve and his three nerdy friends to the game. At the game, Steve and his friends take off their jackets to reveal Star Trek uniforms. Fearing his son is a geek, Stan runs away in horror. Running all the way home, Stan runs into Steve's bedroom, sees all of the geek toys and cries out in agony.
Meanwhile, Hayley has Roger out on the street wearing a giant juice cup and handing out flyers. This after she took him to the beach earlier wearing a burkha. At home the next morning, Stan tells Steve that the father/son softball game has been rained out. Then he heads off to the game with a black teenager, Darnelle, he found at the batting cages. At the same time, Steve goes outside and sees that his dad rigged a rain machine over Steve's window. Steve rushes over to the softball field just in time to see Stan call Darnelle son.
Out on the street, Roger is accosted by a man in a giant taco costume who accuses Roger of stealing his business. The taco begins pummeling Roger. Stan comes home from the game and finds Steve waiting for him in the dining room. Steve tells him off. Then he finds Francine waiting for in the kitchen. She does the same. Then he finds Roger waiting for him in the bathroom. Roger tells him he got beat up by a taco. Stan begins grinding his teeth, so hard that a tooth pops out.
The next day, the dentist tells Stan he needs braces. Over at Langley, the agents are mocking Stan's new braces and stress rash. They're treating him like a regular geek, they are! The agents then ditch Stan using the same rain trick he used on Steve. At home, Francine tells Stan that now he knows how he made Steve feel. Stan heads down to the basement to apologize to Steve. Steve doesn't want to hear it, and lays an elf curse card on Stan. Stan immediately recognizes the writing as being the same as the terrorist's note.
Stan begs Steve to help him translate the note and he agrees. The boys start pouring over the notes. Steve sees "From the desk of Steve Vevver." Recognizing Steve Vevver as a contributing editor to Wizards and Shut-Ins magazine, the group races over to the science fiction convention. As they go, Hayley realizes that would be the perfect place for Roger to meet people. At the convention, the guys look for Vevver. And Roger roams around, enjoying being out in the open. Which causes problems when a man named Kurt recognizes Roger as the alien who once kidnapped and probed him. Roger blows him off.
During a panel discussion on Star Wars vs. Lord of the Rings, Vevver is speaking when Stan barges in. Vevver tells the crowd that Stan is the man who convinced Lucas to not release the original, untouched version of Star Wars on DVD, and the crowd attacks, allowing Vevver to escape. Stan quickly fights them off and runs after Vevver, capturing him with Steve's help.
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Hayley and Steve go into business. SUN 9:30/8:30c
|10/6||Independent Movie (21:38)||
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|10/5||Kung Pao Turkey (21:28)||
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