Homer is in a taxi on his way home after a night of drinking and he spills his guts to the driver. Turns out Homer is feeling trapped in his life, his family, and his job. He gets depressed and one night he decides to leave. He visits the costume shop and starts a second life while his family starts looking for him. A few months later the bills start to pile up so Marge gets a job, the only job she can get. A hostess. The kids find out and Marge lies to them before she heads out for work.