Earl ruined all his Christmas celebrations with Joy, so he, Randy and Catalina try to win a Dodge Neon in a contest wherein they had to keep their hands on said car, in an attempt to get Joy the car for a Christmas present. Earl loses the competition when he goes to shake hands with Randy, leaving Catalina and Randy to win the car. He also decides to correct his mistake of wrecking Dodges and Earl Jr.s Christmas one year in the meantime, thus finding out that Joy never told her parents about the divorce, saying that his absence was caused by his visit to Iraq. Joy explains that her father is a racist and would get mad when he finds out that she is married to Darnell. Joys mother is very sick, as she has been struck with rheumatoid arthritis and kidney failure, and needs dialysis. Earl later finds out that she is faking her illness and is gambling away the dialysis money at an Indian casino.