After receiving money from babysitting, Jeannette runs home to put her money into Oz, the piggy bank that Lori, Brian and Jeannette had been putting hard-earned money into for nine months to save up for Lori's trip to New York City. Jeannette notices that Oz is not in his usual spot, and instead he is shattered on the floor. She tells Lori and she is heartbroken. Instantly, they both assume that this was their father's doing as he loved to spend the family's money on booze for himself. Lori waits for their father, and after three days from not coming home, so confronts him but he denies it.